The Weekend Links

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Candy Land and Monopoly are both board games that are, brilliantly, (read: such a bad idea) being made into movies. Where will it end? Minesweeper: The Movie? Minesweeper really frustrated me. I'd forgotten so many of the nuances they mention - "if there's just one in the corner, it's probably a mine!" "What happens when it gets to 999?"
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Do you get sick and tired of all those websites devoted to excruciatingly cute tiny creatures and animals? Then this blog is for you. Strong language warning, for those who don't care for it. Some of the title headings are pretty funny. Now is the time to get control and tell those little baby animals that they will no longer exert their powers of precious over you! (Thanks to Meg for that link)
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I am vehemently opposed to Daylight Saving Time, and whether your love it or hate it, check out some facts and figures. I'm pretty sure I'm not going to go on it next year and just operate, for all purposes, on central time despite being on the East Coast. On topic, I believe I've posted this piece on the art of napping before but I feel it apropos given all this DLS talk.
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How would some of our favorite sketches play out in the hands of a different director? Who's On First directed by Wes Anderson for instance? Or perhaps a scathing portrayal of the Department of Silly Walks documented by Michael Moore? See for yourself. (Merci Merinda!)
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Beautiful photos of a rain installation. In some ways better than the real thing!
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Protect yourself from incorrectly using these 32 Most Commonly Misused Words and Phrases with this helpful guide.
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A Google Search lesson on semantics (and the dangers of supplementing one's speech with numbers)
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If you missed it, the strange-but-true stories behind 5 Famous WTF Images.

From the fertile linkage ground that is my friend Thomas' away status .... 100 intriguing design book covers. (but of course they are - they're for design!)
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The kinda depressing but interesting Interactive Unemployment Map, from the New York Times. They should turn this into a support group / social networking site.
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Last week, we needed a picture of a pincushion. Not finding anything usable on the stock image sites we subscribe to, we turned to Etsy entrepreneur Dotty. If you're in a pincushion-buying mood, head over to her store, dottyral. Thanks, Dotty!
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From the Annals of Too Much Time, embroidered comic strips. I feel the danger here is that I would want new ones, and I would get tired of the one joke over and over again. Maybe not. (Thanks to Weekend Links Faithful Jan for that find)
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Why buy a new car when you can just use a little do-it-yourself knowhow to make your old car a hot model!
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A Lesson for a Dreary Economy: reacquaint yourself with the many uses and miracles of baking soda.
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Has this scholar identified a true portrait of the Bard as he hath appeared? He doesn't look quite so much like your beat artist uncle now, does he?
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Impress your friends with your knowledge by taking open Yale psych courses available free online.
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From "Weird Asia News": Swiss Watch Found in 400-Year Old Chinese Tomb
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In honor of the pink dolphin, a gallery of albino animals.

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March 14, 2009 - 8:42am
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