The political climate of late has certainly been wild and wacky. As the midterm elections approach, Ranker.com takes a look at some of the craziest moments so far.
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Winsor McCay may have died in 1934, but his influence is still strongly felt in the cartoon and animation industry. Not only did his talent impress the likes of Walt Disney, the power and depth (and sometimes beauty) of his sociopolitical cartoons from 1929-1930 still resonate today!
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To quote an episode title from Lost, "Dead Isn't Dead" when it comes to superheroes. From bizarro worlds to wormholes to "no, really, he/she was just frozen in a block of ice for 100 years, don't worry about it," it seems bothering to have a superhero funeral is largely a waste of time!
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Whenever there's a photo dump of unusual photos, I can't help but speculate that a handful must be photoshopped. But in some ways I'm not sure I care - there are simply stunning no matter how some might have been "touched up"!
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What is the secret of long-lasting love? Getting a tattoo of your intended? (Ok we all know that initiates almost certain doom). Carving your initials on a tree? Or padlocking a love note to a metal bar? Yes it's true, in some places, the "padlock of love" is a popular tradition! (Thanks Jan!)
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From Flossy reader Janel, a very cool link for fans of both Star Wars and Beethoven. One very talented man finds a way to musically marry the two off the cuff.
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Most of us probably don't pay too much attention to those faded sides of buildings sporting old painted advertisements, but consider that those were done by hand by advertising artists. It's a dying art, so one photographer has made it a mission to catalogue all of them that he sees.
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Finally, Emily sent in a great link this week to a short film that finds a way, like Wall-E, to make a normally inanimate object seem rather heroic and endearing.
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Stay tuned - more links on the way tomorrow! And you can send in your submissions anytime to FlossyLinks@gmail.com.