The Weekend Links

Flosser Merinda has sent in this educational and hilarious chart regarding heavy metal band names. It reminds me of a Ricky Gervais podcast where they attempted to come up with the Most Ultimate Metal Name ... Ever. Suggestions included "Brain Hammer" and "Tumor Fish," but the eventual winner was "Deathlehem," a band that would only play their concept albums on tour during Christmas. Brilliant.

Strange and bizarre images fill the portfolio of photographer Holger Pooten ... but we like it that way.

Dissatisfied with Hollywood casting choices? Cast and recast movies here with an online Storycasting (If you're playing a drinking game that's one beer for every time I typed "cast" - oops! there's another one).
You guys know I've never once, even under pressure, Rick Roll'd you. But, in time for the inauguration, I will Barack Roll you, and you will like it (Thanks Rebecca!)
Does anyone have the time?

Thanks goes out to Krystal for sending in a link to some sumptuously sarcastic stationary, for every cynical occasion.
Also from Krystal, feeling spooky? Ready to hear the stories of the Midnight Society? If you dare ... the complete set of Are You Afraid of the Dark? episodes online.
Extra! Extra! Police use Facebook to nab burgler.
New ideas for winter knitting: a braaaaaain!

From my friend Sarah, a cute-tastic video of odd animal friends - this time, between a dog and an elephant (and note the groan-worthy pun at the start)
Natural deodorant is great, but do they have to call it "Funk Butter?"
"I will go where the streets have ..." terrible names. Let us hope we never have to say "make a left on Booger Branch and go straight until you hit Diggleberry Road" to direct someone to our abode.
What a wonderful world!

Creepy abandoned amusement park does not evoke the connotations of the word "amusement."
2008 was a pretty good year for movies, but 2009 will be even better! Whet your appetite with this list of upcoming films (raise your hand if you are geeked over Watchmen ... me! me!)
Lori felt inspired by my amateur photo last week and sent in some jewels of her own!
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(1) Taken around 9 AM on a chilly winter morning in December on Lake Winnebago, WI
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(2) Taken on an excursion to Chittenango Falls State Park in central NY at the peak of leaf changing season

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[Last Weekend's Links]

Every New Movie, TV Series, and Special Coming to Netflix in May

Netflix is making way for loads of laughs in its library in May, with a handful of original comedy specials (Steve Martin, Martin Short, Carol Burnett, Tig Notaro, and John Mulvaney will all be there), plus the long-awaited return of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Here’s every new movie, TV series, and special making its way to Netflix in May.


27: Gone Too Soon

A Life of Its Own: The Truth About Medical Marijuana


Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures: Season 1

Beautiful Girls


God's Own Country

Hachi: A Dog's Tale

Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

High School Musical 3: Senior Year

John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous Live at Radio City

Mr. Woodcock

My Perfect Romance

Pocoyo & Cars

Pocoyo & The Space Circus

Queens of Comedy: Season 1

Reasonable Doubt

Red Dragon

Scream 2


Simon: Season 1

Sliding Doors


The Bourne Ultimatum

The Carter Effect

The Clapper

The Reaping

The Strange Name Movie

Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V: Season 2




A Little Help with Carol Burnett


Busted!: Season 1

Dear White People: Volume 2

End Game

Forgive Us Our Debts

Kong: King of the Apes: Season 2


My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Tina Fey

No Estoy Loca

The Rain: Season 1


Faces Places


The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale



Hari Kondabolu: Warn Your Relatives


Dirty Girl

MAY 11

Bill Nye Saves the World: Season 3

Evil Genius: the True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist

Spirit Riding Free: Season 5

The Kissing Booth

The Who Was? Show: Season 1

MAY 13

Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife

MAY 14

The Phantom of the Opera

MAY 15

Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce: Season 4

Grand Designs: Seasons 13 - 14

Only God Forgives

The Game 365: Seasons 15 - 16

MAY 16


Mamma Mia!

The 40-Year-Old Virgin

The Kingdom


MAY 18


Catching Feelings

Inspector Gadget: Season 4

MAY 19

Bridge to Terabithia

Disney’s Scandal: Season 7

Small Town Crime

MAY 20

Some Kind of Beautiful

MAY 21

Señora Acero: Season 4

MAY 22

Mob Psycho 100: Season 1

Shooter: Season 2

Terrace House: Opening New Doors: Part 2

Tig Notaro Happy To Be Here

MAY 23


MAY 24

Fauda: Season 2

Survivors Guide to Prison

MAY 25


Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life

The Toys That Made Us: Season 2

Trollhunters: Part 3

MAY 26

Sara's Notebook

MAY 27

The Break with Michelle Wolf

MAY 29

Disney·Pixar's Coco

MAY 30

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 4

MAY 31

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Howard Stern

The First-Ever Troop of Homeless Girl Scouts Just Crushed Their Cookie Sales Goal

Selling 32,500 boxes of cookies in a single week would be noteworthy for any team of Girl Scouts, but it's an especially sweet achievement for Troop 6000: The New York City-based chapter is the first-ever Girl Scout troop composed entirely of children living in homeless shelters.

According to NBC News, this season marked the first time the troop took part in the organization's annual cookie sale tradition. In early April, they received exclusive permission to set up shop inside the Kellogg's Café in Union Square. They kicked off their inaugural stand sale aiming to sell at least 6000 boxes of cookies: At the end of six days, they had sold more than 32,500.

Some customers waited in line an hour to purchase boxes from the history-making young women. Others gave their money directly to the troop, collectively donating over $15,000 to fund trips and activities. After purchasing their cookies, customers could also buy special Girl Scout cookie-inspired menu items from the Kellogg's store, with all proceeds going to Troop 6000.

The troop formed in 2016 as a collaboration between the Girl Scouts of Greater New York, Mayor de Blasio, and the city Department of Homeless Services. Meetings are held in shelters across the city, and many of the troop leaders, often mothers of the scouts, are homeless women themselves. About 40 percent of New York's homeless population are children, and Troop 6000 had to expand last summer to accommodate a flood of new recruits. Today, there are about 300 girls enrolled in the program.

[h/t NBC News]


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