1. There is a World Bonsai Convention in Japan and the pictures are as soothing as the captions are enthusiastic. Check it out at BonsaiTree.

2. McSweeney’s has been killing it with their feminist takedowns lately: 8┬áMale Authors to Read Before You Die.

2. Was this everyone else’s favorite Sesame Street clip? I think it’s where I got my love of orange (and the idea that grown-up ladies wear smocks to work).