The Weekend Links

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Flossy faithful Becca has sent in a rather crackerjack link this week - for fellow fans of Star Trek and Monty Python, you have indeed reached your Holy Grail of Geekdom: a mashup of the two.
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Best video of the week here, in my opinion: Little Kid Shows How to Parallel Park. 'Nuff said. This kid is awesome.
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Here in the South we often (and unfortunately) believe that just about anything can be fried and remain tasty (and usually we're right). I'd like to extend that maxim to chocolate as well - and here are 8 curious chocolate-covered creations to start off with!
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Photoshop (v.) - to make something or someone look better / more appealing. But what about when it results instead in an epic fail? This time I'm not talking about bad celebrity photoshopping, but just really horrendous "what were they thinking?" mistakes - 12 of them, in fact.
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11 Cassette and Film Tape Artworks. A local shout out - she's from Atlanta!
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For those of us who have been on Facebook since its inception (I know, it's not a boast, trust me), there's a tendency to acquire a lot of friend "clutter." So how do you deal with these bad exes, status addicts and other Facebook fiends in a stealthy way? Lemondrop has a few Facebook tips and tricks to share on the subject.
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And since I'm talking about social media, how about another? Twitter has gotten so popular that it's now fodder Valentine's Day candy ("Tweet Me" is now available on sweethearts)
Just how popular is Twitter? Here's what would happen if you printed it out.
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Speaking of Valentine's Day (which I'd rather not, in general), here's a look at how it's celebrated in other countries. (I particularly like Denmark's!)

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From Chelsea, a beautiful and poignant link, "I think this guy's photographs, and the little descriptions that go along with them, are breathtaking and heartbreaking." I would have to agree!
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The art of cutting leaves.
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Last week, we linked to one restaurant's odd attempt to entice customers. Now check out how one bank is luring people in.
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Flossy reader Bobby has found a new incarnation of the Google search comparison (such as "how do I?" versus the suggested results for "how does one?"). In this version, it deals with what the sexes search for in terms of boyfriend/girlfriend advice. (As Bobby notes - Warning! adult themes, language, etc).
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From the same site, that video about the guy who had glasses tattooed on his face. "Why?" doesn't even begin to cover it!!
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I became immersed in clicking through just about all of these "5 Things to Do With ..." lists, starting with chalk. I had no idea it (and bananas, flip flops, butter, baloons, and more) was so versatile!
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Companies love to use athletes to hawk their products (before anyone calls me out on "hock" versus "hawk" read this), because famous athletes are recognizable, disciplined and successful. Sometimes that success only translates ON the field though, and their acting chops are best left unexplored. Here are 10 examples of horribly awkward athlete endorsement ads.
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Mired in the winter doldrums? See just how many hours of light you're getting with this daylight hours explorer (google your city + latitude for a more precise reading).
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And finally, what's an aggregation of links without a cat video? I ask you! I therefore present: Cat Showing Disappointment After Missing Her Hunt.
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A big thank you as always to everyone who sent in links this week (especially the regulars - Jan and Sarah - I wouldn't know what to do without you!). Remember to send all your funny, fascinating or flummoxing finds to FlossyLinks@gmail.com. For more links (and random things) throughout the week, I am on Twitter. Have a great weekend!

[Last Weekend's Links]

January 23, 2010 - 7:10am
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