The Weekend Links: Saturday Edition

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From long-time link contributor Larry (who has a great blog The Fire Wire), comes a strange and amusing website that creates musical tracks based on URL content. Try out all your favorites and see the differences (mentalfloss.com is the best I've heard yet, of course).
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Who doesn't enjoy a fail boat of, well ... good old fashion fail? The folks at Urlesque were happy enough to compile the "money shots" of videos chronicling The Top 10 Worst Attempts at Cutting Down a Tree (Video Compilation) so that you don't have to sit through the full thing (shucks).
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Terrifying Spiral Staircases.
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Even though rampant cuteness is destroying our culture, sometimes you just need a daily squee: so cute, so tiny, so squee!
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Squee with a purpose (er, sort of): Sushi Cat -- the strangely fun game that involves cute, animated sushi (Really)
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From the squee to the serious - Merinda sends in an interesting link to a commentary on "How The Newspaper Business Killed Itself." For anyone, like me, working in print media these days, it's a must-read.
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A thought-provoking sociological piece on the "Smurfette Principal," or, what's the deal with the token chicks in animated series? Very interesting, though I'll throw out a mild "language" flag on this one.
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Every so often Robert from Oddly Enough News does a post on "jobs to avoid," yet always manages to throw a dig in there about my chosen majors, Creative writing and film studies (harrumph) ... Any fellow majors past, present and future out there feeling the burn? It is tough! 
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Though we missed March 4th as National Grammar Day, here are some ways to celebrate (and, well, learn) excellent grammar all year long. (Thanks Jan!)
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Notion of the Day: Ripping Band-Aid off is less painful... proven scientifically!
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Still need more links or tools for procrastination? This site links off through various icons to other strange sites, whose effects can be manipulated and transformed with your mouse. And for even more links, check back here tomorrow for the Sunday Edition!

March 6, 2010 - 6:57am
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