The Weekend Links

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There's a never ending supply of websites featuring pets doing silly, amazing, cute or preposterous things. Why? Because we obviously cannot get enough of them! (there's a thesis paper in there somewhere, I can sense it). In any case, here's another one, found by Whitney: Sad Pets in Costumes.
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Sleeping in your own bed after a long trip, being able to carry all the groceries from the car in one swoop, that miracle of science when the amount of toilet paper left on the toll is the exact amount you need - these are just some of the quietly awesome things in life, but here are a whole bunch more: 1000 awesome things.
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We can now officially say "there are plants who have more personality than you!" Apparently, plants have a social life, too
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A beautiful and haunting site: the Suitcase Exhibition: "When Willard Psychiatric Center in New York's Finger Lakes closed in 1995, workers discovered hundreds of suitcases in the attic of an abandoned building.  Many of them appeared untouched since their owners packed them decades earlier before entering the institution."
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Feeling fishy? Check out one of these 7 Over-the-Top Aquariums. I am chuffed to see my own Georgia Aquarium here in Atlanta is featured - and yes, those grouper really are that huge!
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When desiring to become an Evil Overlord, there are certain things you should remember: be sure your ventilation ducts are too small to crawl through; never utter the sentence "but before I kill you there's just one thing I want to know" to the hero; if you have usurped your brother's power and kingdom, dispose of him and don't just keep him locked up in a dingy cellar that anyone could access! Of course, these are only a few of the 100 Things any good genre savvy overlord would do.
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I don't know if anyone else remembers those commercials the NFL used to do toward the end of the season where they would feature fictional pre-season conversations about players who were "certain" to blow up (who turned out to be duds), or teams who were losers (but ended up going almost undefeated), but I loved them. In that same vein, Page 2 looks back at 12 of the least-prescient athletic predictions of the past half-century.

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Wanting to measure up to Hollywood's ideal of women is tough, but what about when the men get in on it, too? (and succeed!) Here are 10 Movie Men who look doggone fierce in drag
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big-treehouseWonderHowTo has the story (and plenty more pictures) of this insanely ginormous treehouse in Crossville, Tennessee.
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Here's what one well-known company's manual probably looks like.
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Zombies, vampires, ninjas, pirates ... Vikings! On a scale of awesomeness, Vikings still rank pretty high (any fans of True Blood? "Wherever I am ... there will be women" - Viking Eric, pre-vampire). Of those, here are 7 worthy Vikings of note.
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From the Annals of Too Much Time: Is there something going around? Everyone seems to be making incredible movie mashup videos lately. The newest find for me: 100 Best Movie Lines in 200 Seconds (*not a substitute for a minor in Film Studies but ... close).
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monitorsign9Even More! Very strange and funny signs.
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To be honest, going forward, here are 10 annoying phrases that serve no purpose. At the end of the day, whatever. It is what it is. (I could go on all day!)
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Is it late? Are you starving? Or is it daytime and you just want a quick nosh? Confused about where to go and when you can go there? This tongue-and-cheek chart of "which fast food should I eat?" is a handy guide.
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Do you want to type like Doogie Houser? Better question: who wouldn't? Dark Copy can turn your monitor screen into part typewriter, part DOS for those who miss the old days.
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Some people claim that the internet has ruined newspapers, TV, music, movies, Microsoft ... and probably a host of other things. But how did this happen? And has it really caused the destruction some have foretold? (Thanks to Sarah!)
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A shirt every alien visitor should have: the ingredients for being human.
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Finally, in the category of "Why Not?" - pregnant male sea horses (looks like they're just hanging around gossiping)
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I hope everyone has a great weekend - thanks for sending in such great links! Keep submitting your finds to FlossyLinks@gmail.com!

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November 21, 2009 - 7:18am
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