CLOSE
Original image

The Weekend Links

Original image

Every once in a while there's a commercial that, for whatever reason, installs itself into the public conscious. The Progressive commercials, and more specifically, the Progressive sales girl, have garnered a fan following that would make the Budweiser frogs jealous. For those of you who love Flo, here are 5 things about her may not know. (Thanks Sarah!)
*
Best news all day - turns out that playing Tetris may build up the old gray matter. Can this also apply to Bejeweled Blitz on Facebook, please?
*
There's something out there for everyone - and more than likely, there's also a magazine about it! Even in these tough times, it seems some very specific magazines are still able to hold court in their field because, well, who else is covering Crappie? Or the comings and goings of Cowboys and Indians? (so much wrong, not enough time to get into it)
*

Some very creative pillows. I think the stones are my favorite, although the Mac dock does make me smile.
*
So everyone in Geekdom and beyond knows now that Disney purchased Marvel comics. But will that mean Spider Mouse is to come? Here are some fun Disney-Marvel mashup ideas.
*
For those of you who missed this when I posted it to my Twitter (see what I did there?), a great, hilarious and true song making fun of bike racers and bike hipsters (Thanks to Jeff, my biking guru!)
*
Though this spoof video focuses on Arlington, VA, it will ring true to anyone familiar with big city suburbs. Also, it is incredibly funny.

*
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say this is probably the largest collection of photo bombing I've ever seen, for whatever that's worth. Some people have no shame! Are any of you Flossers photo bombers? Come on, fess up!
*
From the annals of the amazing - 11 Unique Outdoor Sculptures sure to amaze (or confound).
*
If this photo is true and, as we know, the internet is a dubious place, I'm pretty sure this scenario makes this guy the luckiest in the world.
*
For the lads - xkcd very seriously debates urinal protocol (now with math!). Though it's not quite the same with girls, some of the same basic sociological rules apply (if there's one person in a stall, you don't go to the one right next to them! If you can help it, that is).
*
So useless, yet so puntastic a foam banana phone.
*
Extra! Extra! Enlightened Chinese farmer branches out by growing pears shaped like baby Buddha.
*
For everyone who wants to know - how to tie a tie (in four varieties!)
*
My neighbor is a champion hula hooper, so this goes out to her: an article on why exercising with hula hoops is great for the body and soothing for the soul. I am a terrible hula hooper, for the record!
*
Sand at the beach? Not surprising. But what if it's floating on top of the water? Amazing photographs ensue!
*
Finally, your breathtaking space pic of the week.
***
A big thank you to everyone who sent in links! Always interesting and always appreciated ... so don't stop now! Keep sending your findings to FlossyLinks@gmail.com, and enjoy your long weekend.

[Last Weekend's Links]

Original image
arrow
pretty pictures
9 Exhilarating Close-Up Photos of Sharks
Original image

Dive into the world of Shark, a new book by award-winning photographer Brian Skerry.

Original image
Hamilton Broadway
arrow
Food
A Hamilton-Themed Cookbook is Coming
Original image
Hamilton Broadway

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
Amazon

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.

SECTIONS

arrow
LIVE SMARTER
More from mental floss studios