The Weekend Links

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This is a fantastic link many of you have probably already seen, but it bears repeating! The New York Times takes a peek into Netflix queues. Basically, they are examining Netflix rental patterns, neighborhood by neighborhood, in a dozen cities. My friend Thomas, seeing the prevalence of Mad Men in our zip code said, "I wonder how much your preferences played into this?"
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From Emily, we have the strange and amazing Weird Book Room. "I was very amused by it," she wrote. "It's a collection of strangely titled books that really exist. I'm particularly fond of The English: Are They Human? and 50 Ways to Use Feminine Hygiene Products in a Manly Manner."
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From the Annals of Too Much Time, Part 1: 10 Top-Notch Toothpick Artworks. Very, very cool and positively astounding.
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Companies are pulling out all the stops to bring in customers. I'm not sure this gimmick will work.
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Bed tester? Chocolate taster? Check out some of the World's Coolest Jobs. You tend to not see these on Monster.com, unfortunately. Anyone out there have an amazing job like these? (Thanks Sarah!)
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From the Annals of Too Much Time, Part 2: A shot by shot remake of the "Perfect Strangers" intro ... but set in Seattle. (And the side by side comparison, for those who have forgotten this retro gem). Look, I don't know why or how it exists, but I AM glad that it does!
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For another blast from the past: a look at the original rules of basketball. Doesn't say anything about keeping guns in lockers, though. Hmm ...
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You know those celebrity confessions that really aren't confessions at all so much as just finally acknowledging what everyone else already knew? Esquire has put together a slideshow of these Captain Obvious-es for your viewing pleasure.
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Ohh the addiction of online games ... Bejeweled Blitz fiends, anyone? Here's a new one that's much tougher on the brain: Jelly Towers. It's a physics game with a healthy does of fun creatures and, well, jelly. WARNING: Patience very necessary to achieve high scores!

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Few memes on the internet have brought me so much joy as the ever-popular David Caruso comics (here's an example). And now ... David Caruso wants you to wear his sunglasses! Both of them. Seems that there's a new contest for the best Horatio impersonator ... I want a Flosser to win!
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Never say eunuchs don't have the balls to do something! They may not technically, but they do metaphorically! Here are several famous eunuchs who really made something of themselves.
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We've all seen AT&T and Verizon with their dueling maps for cell phone coverage, but take a moment to look outside the US - Telecom Reach in Africa: Who's Connected? "A look at mobile subscribers and internet users of the world's second most-populous continent."
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Dogs and cats may be stereotypically incompatible, but are their owners? According to this (yes, VERY GENERALIZED) study, there are definite personality differences between dog and cat owners. Does this ring true for you, Flossers? I'm a cat person all the way, though don't have a feline friend of my own at the moment.
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I know many of you don't live in big cities and so might not have the "joy" of street preaches and sidewalk prophets. To feed that need, should you so choose, you can follow this particular one online. Although if you have that much time, you may also consider building a toothpick tower ... (Thanks Jason!)
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Forget 7 degrees to Kevin Bacon - apparently everyone is Nicholas Cage! A scary thought. Addendum, from my friend Heather, "there's also a Men Who Look Like Kenny Rogers site ... and oldie but goodie!"
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Extra! Extra! Eyeball Tattoos Are the Latest in Prison Fashion. Yes, sign me up, please ... for the list of Things I Will Never Do.
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Just because I watch costume dramas on PBS and go to bed by 10 (late-night!) doesn't make me old ... right? Apparently we "children of cyberspace" are indeed in some ways becoming technological fogies, even in our 20s! But true story, I will never except a Kindle as a real book. I just can't!
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Finally, find beauty and inspiration every day with National Geographic's Daily Photograph. (Thanks Jan!)
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Amazing links this week, so much thanks to all who submitted - don't stop now! Send all your finds to FlossyLinks@gmail.com. And don't forget to spend your time perfecting that David Caruso voice this weekend!

[Last Weekend's Links]

January 16, 2010 - 6:55am
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