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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!

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A Hamilton-Themed Cookbook is Coming
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Fans of Broadway hit Hamilton will soon be able to dine like the Founding Fathers: As Eater reports, a new Alexander Hamilton-inspired cookbook is slated for release in fall 2017.

Cover art for Laura Kumin's forthcoming cookbook
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Called The Hamilton Cookbook: Cooking, Eating, and Entertaining in Hamilton’s World, the recipe collection by author Laura Kumin “takes you into Hamilton’s home and to his table, with historical information, recipes, and tips on how you can prepare food and serve the food that our founding fathers enjoyed in their day,” according to the Amazon description. It also recounts Hamilton’s favorite dishes, how he enjoyed them, and which ingredients were used.

Recipes included are cauliflower florets two ways, fried sausages and apples, gingerbread cake, and apple pie. (Cue the "young, scrappy, and hungry" references.) The cookbook’s official release is on November 21—but until then, you can stave off your appetite for all things Hamilton-related by downloading the musical’s new app.

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