Weekend Links: Internet Animal Orchestra

Flossy reader Margaret sent in this great link: "Have you ever seen a period film and thought, 'that costume looks familiar'? Well, you're not crazy, they do recycle them!" Recycled Movie Costumes is truly a labor of love, and if you adore period pieces then you will probably be familiar with quite a few of the featured frocks!
As if Reality TV couldn't get any more embarrassing, has managed to put together a list of 12 Cringeworthy Reality TV Show FAILs that will just make you feel even more uncomfortable than usual watching these shows!
We already know that reality show contestants will do a lot of things for money. But what about you? You may not actually have the option of shaving your eyebrows and never letting them grow back for $1 million, but you can vote whether you would do it or not and see how you compare with everyone else ('s levels of shame).
We've heard auto-tuning of the news, interviews, and all sorts of unusual things ... but are you prepared for auto-tuned animals? The Internet Animal Orchestra is a cacophony of critter voices, all enhanced to carry a rather catchy beat.

They may not be as controversial as a dress made out of meat, but these food-based fashion accessories are worth some attention.
In some cases, what's old is new again. But you just don't hear of little boys anymore with names like "Leslie" and "Walter." Matthew, Michael, Christopher, James have remained among the top ten most popular American names for baby boys a hundred years running, says the Social Security Administration, and they won't be going out of style any time soon. Here are some "forgotten names" and a few words from modern day men who sport them. Do any of you guys have old-fashioned names? Is it a blessing or a curse?
From the Department of Addicting Entertainment comes a ski game where you are the mountain.
What do emeralds, a snake and a suit or armor have in common? They are all some of the strangest items found in lost luggage.
From Flossy friend Jan, an interactive exploration of Monet's works, including a journey through his life. One of the most expertly executed websites I've seen in awhile. Afterwards, stay inspired by viewing some of these amazing human body flowers.
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10 Pats Born on St. Patrick's Day
A photo from the 1919 wedding of Princess Patricia of Connaught to the Hon. Alexander Ramsay.
A photo from the 1919 wedding of Princess Patricia of Connaught to the Hon. Alexander Ramsay.
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Need some St. Patrick's Day conversation fodder that doesn't involve leprechauns or four-leaf clovers? Ask your friends to name a "Pat" born on St. Patrick's Day. If they can't, they owe you a drink—then you can wow them with this list of 10.


Princess Patricia was the granddaughter of Queen Victoria, who gave up all of her royal titles when she married a commoner. She was born at Buckingham Palace on March 17, 1886.


The Dallas star was born on March 17, 1949. And here's a totally random fact about Duffy: His nephew is Barry Zito, former MLB pitcher for the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants.


Pattie Boyd
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Pattie Boyd is well-known to lovers of classic rock: She has been married three times, including once to George Harrison and once to Eric Clapton, who both wrote a couple of the most romantic songs in rock history in her honor (including The Beatles's "Something" and Clapton's "Wonderful Tonight"). Boyd was a model when she met Harrison on the set of A Hard Day's Night in 1964; the pair were married two years later. They divorced in 1977 and she married Clapton, Harrison's close friend, in 1979. She also had an affair with Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones toward the end of her marriage to The Quiet Beatle.


Belfast-born Pat Rice is a former footballer and coach who spent the bulk of his career with Arsenal F.C. (that's "football club," a.k.a. soccer to us Americans). He joined the Gunners in 1964 as a mere apprentice, turning pro a couple of years later. He became captain in 1977 and left the club for a few years in the early 1980s to go to Watford, but returned after he retired from playing in 1984. In 2012, after nearly 30 years with the organization, he announced his retirement.


Patty Maloney is an actress with dwarfism who stands just three feet, 11 inches tall. She has appeared in many movies and T.V. shows over the years, including operating the Crypt Keeper puppet in Tales from the Crypt. She also played Chewbacca's son Lumpy in The Star Wars Holiday Special.


Michael C. Hall and Mathew St. Patrick in 'Six Feet Under'

Ok, so Mathew St. Patrick is the stage name of the actor, but he was born Patrick Matthews in Philadelphia on March 17, 1968. You probably know him best as David's boyfriend Keith on Six Feet Under.


He may not be a household name, but the recording artists Patrick Adams writes for and helps produce certainly are. Adams has been involved in the careers of Salt-N-Pepa, Sister Sledge, Gladys Knight, Rick James, and Coolio, among others.


It's possible you look at Patrick McDonnell's work every day, depending on which comics your newspaper carries. McDonnell draws a strip called Mutts featuring a dog and a cat named Earl and Mooch, respectively. Charles Schulz called it one of the best comic strips of all time.


 Singer/Guitarist Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins performs onstage during Live Earth New York at Giants Stadium on July 7, 2007 in East Rutherford, New Jersey
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Yes, you know him better as just plain old Billy Corgan: he's the face of the Smashing Pumpkins, engages in public feuds with Courtney Love, and maybe once dated Jessica Simpson. He made his debut on March 17, 1967.


Patricia Ford is a retired model probably best known for her Playboy photoshoots in the 1990s.


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