The Weekend Links

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Happy New Year! And let's ring it in with some always spectacular photos from Boston.com's "Welcoming in 2010" (via Lemondrop)

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Who need New Year resolutions when trophies exist for people who can sit watching TV for 48 hours? In 2010, try becoming The Ultimate Couch Potato!
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Extra! Extra! "Use Clothing to Keep Warm in Winter," "Death is Nation's Top Killer," "Report on Report Sees Too Many Reports," and other painfully obvious new stories. (Thanks Sarah!)
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From the Annals of Too Much Time: Every time I turn around I feel like someone else is doing something Lego-related. But this one might take the cake - it seems that someone has devised an actual, life-sized Lego House.
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While examining the shiny new electronics you received over the holidays, consider how far we've come with these key moments in consumer electronics history. Flossers, what are the oldest pieces of electronics you own? (Bonus points if they still work!) I have an ancient Mac desktop from the early 90s that has a whopping 4MG of RAM. Don't be jealous!
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As yet another season of the Bachelor revs up, and all of those Daisy's Money Charm School of Rock New York Love VH-1 shows continue to give most of us severe headaches, it seems impossible to think of worse ideas for dating shows existing. But wait, there's more! There are, in fact, several really, truly bad dating shows that never quite made it off the ground that will indeed blow your mind.

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Wordle makes words into art - see the creations of others or make your own (an easy way to start is putting in the text of a play or a collection of poems - pretty words and a pretty setting!) You can also manipulate the font, color, etc. (Thanks Jan!)
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There's been plenty of news this past year about airplane emergencies, but how would you really deal with it if you were involved? Like a badass, of course (as College Humor imagines it, anyway).
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AARP put together an uplifting video to start off your decade right - it seems depressing at first, but give it time!
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Da Vinci's "The Last Supper" was in fact the first of many. Many marketing campaigns, that is. "Lost" just released their version of the "Last Supper," and with it they carry on in a long tradition of strategically-placed meal time photos, most of which are head-scratchers.
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For the first time since I graduated from college, I was able to take almost a week off for Christmas. "Amazing!" I thought. Then I remembered the almost 6-weeks I was granted in the ole University days. What gives with those long breaks, anyway? Slate's Explainer has the scoop on why college students get such long winter vacations.
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The blog "That Will Buff Out" explores vehicular oddities of all kinds (the first picture threw me off as to what kind of blog it was, but apparently the driver of the car took the picture and no one was hurt so ... alrighty then!)
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Ok, indulge me ONE "top ten of the decade" list - you know I haven't overused my privilege! Time to look back in remembrance at all the -Gate scandals of 2009 ... and hope that particular suffix is now a thing of the past while you're at it!
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... and just one more! Ten Psychology Studies from 2009 Worth Knowing About.
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Put this in the category of "things that blow my mind and continue to do so even after this simple and informative map:" how a digital camera works.
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If you are uncertain about where you are headed in the job market, go old school with it: be inspired by some of this beautiful iron work by an actual smith. A smith!
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Finally, some Gothic jewelry if you are in a dark and wintry mood!
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It's good to be back! Hope everyone had a great holiday - just don't forget to keep sending in links to kick off 2010! Submissions go to FlossyLinks@gmail.com. Stay warm!

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January 9, 2010 - 7:23am
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