The Weekend Links

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This is my favorite link of the week, and possibly of all time. Jim Henson created a set of unexpectedly violent coffee commercials in the late 50s for a DC company that featured early prototypes of Muppet characters. Who can get away with puppet murder in prime time anymore?
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What's cooking good looking? Bon Appétit has provided us with a Blog Envy Slideshow for holiday dishes that will have your mouth watering! (Thanks Jan!)
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Reuters' Oddly Enough News constantly provides us with a plethora of bizarre stories (such as this one), and definitely wins the awards for most exclamation marks consistently used in news headlines, but I digress. Here's a list of their weirdest and wackiest of 2008.
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Gift guides are everywhere, and some are actually helpful. But what if the person you're getting a gift for is the kind who would think Fundies or a knitted dissected frog were excellent stocking stuffers? Truly bizarre Christmas gifts at your service. Actually, I've always thought a hand window sign might be a good idea, but only to wave thanks.
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The art of decay

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Book spines sorted to make a sentence, a comment, or a joke! Library fun doesn't have to involve the stacks in that way ...
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The Straight Dope teaches us why we don't have crazy amounts of ancestors (more specifically ... if you go back and multiply generations - 2 parents, 4 grandparents, 8 great-grandparents - 30 generations back we would all have 1 billion ancestors, or in some cases greater than the world population at the time. That's clearly not the case so ... what gives?)

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All sorts of things are doing art these days: elephants, babies ... trees? The idea of tree art is intriguing, but I'm not altogether convinced at their talent. Yet.
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From the Annals of Inanity, Jingle Cats.
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Scott sent in this link, whose URL says it all ... Drag Queen Pugs. Scott says, "it's still under construction, I believe, but some good shots none the less." Ladies and gentlemen, the internet.
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One of my friends sent me a link that I just can't explain it properly. If I tell you it's of girls being mad and crying, that doesn't sound funny. But trust me, it's very, very funny. In all honesty, this is how I sometimes react to Falcons' losses in close games.
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More rarely seen cloud formations.

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Besides my 5th grade diary, 6 Insane Discoveries That Science Can't Explain.
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Strange, funny and bizarre signs. Some are jokes, but all are funny.
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From the Department of Why Not? Comes a Beard Appreciation Blog. The facial hair style guide were interesting, but where's the Tom Selleck?
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From the Wall Street Journal, a historic look at U.S. presidents' job-approval ratings, and precipitating events.

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Remember to give the gift of links to FlossyLink@gmail.com this holiday season!

December 20, 2008 - 6:22am
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