The Weekend Links: Sunday Edition

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Sometimes at the end of my Dietribes post I ask you guys if anyone uses the food-of-the-week in an offbeat recipe. I am chuffed to find a blog devoted to this very thing—Putting Weird Things in Coffee! (Thanks Jan as always for great links!)
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You may enjoy words like ballyhoo and balderdash, but from whence did they cometh? Indeed, many such words have stumped scholars and linguists ... so where DID these "nowhere" words originate?
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From the Annals of Too Much Time: 7 Magnificent M&M's Masterpieces.
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From the Annals of Too Much Time Part 2: 10 Amazing Sculptures Made of Playing Cards. And in the same vein, a man has managed to make a house out of beer coasters.
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It's Poetry Month at Mouse Traps and the Moon - a blog about children's lit that's rather well done. Any of you Flossers with kids might find it useful! (I remember from my nannying days there are a lot of nonsense kids books out there and it can be hard to find good ones!)
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We can't decide if this photo is real, but even if it isn't, have you ever seen that happen to someone? (Or have you done it yourself?)
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When the cereal box puzzle guy gets depressed, his work suffers.
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What will make your teeth hurt more than biting into something cold or eating too many sweets? A Pictorial History of Dentistry! But lo, how far we've come.
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Something to make Don Draper proud (if that's possible), or at least something to give Roger Sterling a laugh: the Sexiest and Strangest Vintage Ads From Decades Past.
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Who said water towers have to be boring? These artistic water towers are loud and proud! (do any of you guys have one in your town?)
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Thanks to everyone who submitted links! Send your finds to FlossyLinks@gmail.com. Have a great week!

April 18, 2010 - 7:23am
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