Link Tank: Absurdist TV Shows You Should Watch to Cope With Reality

Absurdist shows, the best shark movies of all time, comparing the MacBooks, plus more news in today's Link Tank!

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Real life isn’t too great right now. Here are some over-the-top shows on TV and streaming services to help you cope.

“Absurdism, as a philosophy and artistic movement, is about humanity’s inability to find meaning in our strange, chaotic universe. Instead, we seek to embrace the bizarre, finding comfort in the things that exist outside of our reality. Given the state of the world right now, is it any wonder we might need that?”

Read more at Gizmodo.

Twenty-four classic female authors, who previously published under male pseudonyms, will finally have their books published under their real names.

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“To celebrate the Women’s Prize for Fiction’s 25th anniversary, the Reclaim Her Name project is rereleasing a collection of books, publishing the titles with their author’s real name on the cover for the first time.”

Read more at The Mary Sue.

Here are the best shark movies of all time, according to Rotten Tomatoes ratings.

“To celebrate Shark Week this week, Rotten Tomatoes has compiled a list of the best shark movies of all time, ranked by aggregated critics’ score. Unsurprisingly topping the list is Steven Spielberg’s 1975 classic Jaws, which quite possibly ignited our societal fixation on great white sharks.”

Read more at Mental Floss.

From Bob’s Burger‘s Tina Belcher to Better Call Saul‘s Saul Goodman, here are the 100 best TV characters of the 21st century, according to Thrillist.

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“When this century began, ‘streaming’ was something that might refer to a river, not a way to watch TV shows and movies. The big four broadcast networks still reigned. People sat through commercials to get their nightly programming fix. Over the two decades that followed, the medium has gone through multiple Golden Ages, as Difficult Men dramas gave way to Complicated Women Sagas, and the rise of streaming services flooded our screens with Too Much TV.”

Read more at Thrillist.

Looking for a new Apple laptop in 2020? Here’s how the different MacBooks stack up against each other.

“With the powerful Apple MacBook Pro, available in multiple screen sizes, and the slim, efficient MacBook Air, there are only two broad Mac laptop families to chose between nowadays (unless you go looking at refurbished, used, or older-gen models like the MacBook). But they’re both excellent ones. With similar specs and exterior styling across both the Air and the Pro, deciding which one is best for you largely comes down to which size screen you need and how much processing power your typical computing tasks require.”

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As we keep up social distancing and mask-wearing in this pandemic, here are some tricks for how to communicate with other people when half of your face is hidden.

“although there was some initial confusion, one thing has become clear six months into the Covid-19 pandemic: wearing masks helps limit viral transmission. Surgical masks, face coverings, N95s, and bandanas — the mainstays of clinics or camping trips — are now cemented into our daily 2020 looks. But how, exactly, can you communicate when half your face is obscured?”