The Weekend Links

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This list was so popular it got submitted twice (Thanks Andi and Jan!) - 25 awesome foods you never knew could be deep fried! (From personal tailgating experience, pretty much anything can be tossed into that vat, although I'm not saying it's tasty OR particularly safe ... but those Oreoes sure look amazing!)

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From J Martin, a Verizon wireless customer gets surprised by his network ... in real life. I swear that looks like Piedmont Park in Atlanta, anyone know for sure?

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From Larry's blog, almost every condiment package the world has ever seen. File this in the annals of both "Odd Hobbies" and "Too Much Time."

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You guys know by now I'm easily impressed with origami, but here's a really cool video on how to make a paper toy transformer that I think I could actually achieve.

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If a picture is worth 1000 words, then DJ Gallo's Olympic photo round-up with hilarious captions is worth, by his own estimate, 1.115 million. (Incidentally, that caption is "Hurry! Michael Phelps is gaining on us!")

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School is starting for some and just around the corner for others, but to get you in the spirit, here's a list of strange and funny metaphors found in high school papers.

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Want to dig a hole to China? You'll most likely end up somewhere in the Pacific Ocean instead. This map can help you determine where your tunnel to the other side of the world would emerge.

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If you guys haven't hopped over to the sparkling New Yorker Cartoon Lounge blog, I strongly suggest you do so. Also, catch up on the rivalry between Zach Kanin and Achewood creator Chris Onstead.

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Edgar Allen Poe wrote a number of humorous tales, but he's most remembered, of course, for his super creepy works. Here's a list of the 10 weirdest and best.

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Speaking of Top 10 - another list, this time ranking the Top 10 Real Men of Genius Ads in all their ridiculous glory.

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An interesting, comprehensive site on the origin of words and names, some of which surprised me, such as the origin of the words "orange" and "chocolate," but also a sample of Shakespeare's 1600 created words: countless, critical, excellent, lonely, majestic, obscene. Now try to put them all in a sentence.

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A showcase of the weirdest inventions of all time. Rumors on the comments board say some are photoshopped, but the majority seem to be real. Either way I actually thought some could be pretty handy.

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Just for fun - play with shapes and colors.

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As you guys continue to send in your inspired PicassoHeads, I will continue to post them. This weeks' batch:

"between dark and light" by colinasso
"not really there" by Marta
"I am not amused" by amy
"the couple" also by amy
"Sparta!!!" by a very enthusiastic Tricia!!! (this one actually made me chuckle)

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Don't fall into the lazy August doldrums - keep sending in those links! Email me at FlossyLinks@gmail.com. Have a great weekend!

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August 16, 2008 - 6:20am
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