The Weekend Links

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Through the years Santa has taken on many forms, but a biker? A penguin? These are just a few of the more recent incarnations of the man we called Claus.
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Vanity thy name is ... all of these 7 incredibly vain historical figures!
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Airports are pretty crazy during the holidays, and delays are common. However, there are a few airports that are so cool and unique that you may wish you were Tom Hanks in the movie "Terminal" just to have the time to explore them all.
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9 Amazing Can Sculptures, including a caterpillar made out of 9,168 cans of tuna and Coney Island sculpture made out of over 6,000 cans of various vegetables!
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Have yourself a merry ... and terribly traumatic OMG shield the children's eyes! kind of holiday with this giant Santa statue on fire in Brazil.
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Like a flash fire or a flash flood, a flash mob can happen anywhere ... especially if there's dancing involved. Here are the Top 10 Flash Mobs of 2009.
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When I saw these "25 Worst Album Covers of the Decade" at first I thought, "oh great, another decade list." Then I thought ... "how can this possibly be real??" to "I have to post this immediately." Enjoy!
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Just for the "cool" of it: an animation xray of a mouth talking
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It's Tiger this and Tiger that all over the media - but just how well do you know your Hollywood mistresses? Take the quiz and judge your tabloid prowess.
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You guys know I always bring you the most up-to-date news on geeks inheriting the Earth, so here is the latest: They have usurped Christmas! The evidence? These 11 extremely geeky ornaments. (Thanks Jan!)
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Plenty of celebrities and politicians may wish there was no such thing as text messaging (as it has, y'know, lead to a downfall or two), but there are some cases where a well-placed text might have been just the thing, such as these (Imagined) Text Messages From Famous Trials.
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Speaking of scandal, this San Antonio blog quickly visualizes the mystery of why so many tabloid covers look the same ... (Answer: because they are!)
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This link goes out to all designers, especially for the web, and anyone who has spent time on strategic web committees: I give you (thunder clash) web design from hell.
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Snuggle up in the cold weather with some deeply ponderous movies - though by no means a definitive list, a good place to start are these 10 Movies that Make You Think.
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Some amazing 3D advertisements to catch your eye (or potentially put your eye out if you get too close)
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Don't you wish you had friends like these? One Facebook comment chain spirals out of control in a funny way. One more from CollegeHumor: what if the Internet named TV shows?
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Nature doing amazing things: silk frost.
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Finally, here's a Weekend Project for all you aspiring CIA ops: how to hollow out a book (with pictures, pictures, and more pictures. Plus some pretty good commentary)
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Thanks as always to everyone who sends in links, with a special shout-out to link faithfuls Jan and Sarah. Your efforts are much appreciated! It's the season of giving so ... give me some links! Send all submissions to FlossyLinks@gmail.com. Have a warm weekend!

[Last Weekend's Links]

December 12, 2009 - 7:30am
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