Weekend Links: Books and Films Given the Dr. Seuss Touch

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From Flossy reader Cathy comes "a Christmas light show that is quite literally garbage. High-class department store Takashimaya has decided to deck out the southern terrace area surrounding their Shinjuku store with Christmas illuminations constructed entirely out of discarded PET bottles and LED lights. The results, which include a PET bottle Christmas tree, UFO and giant man, are actually quite impressive, transforming the space into a clear plastic paradise."
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In the spirit of gift giving, here's a clever holiday gift guide for 100 cultural icons that may give you some unique ideas for your own shopping list (speaking of, waiting until the last minute is not such a bad idea if you do it on Free Shipping Day).
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For another twist on the holidays, check out this advent calendar made from stunning satellite images. (Thanks Sarah!)
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And if that puts you in a pictorial mood, step right up to see the year in pictures.
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/Film and College Humor were of the same mind this week wondering what would happen if Dr Seuss wrote and drew Star Wars, and what if these children's books went Sci Fi? (Thanks Shilo!)
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Ok, definitely the most interesting and engaging online game in awhile - record tripping defies explanation but necessitates a play. I dominated three of the levels but kinda failed on the other two.
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I was up in Chicago last week, and it was beyond freezing cold! I don't know how you guys do it. Then this link popped up which I found to be perfect: finding warmth in cold places: Lofoten - Arctic Circle Anomaly. The archipelago of Lofoten in Norway is north of the Arctic Circle, yet throughout the year it has temperatures which belie its position.  
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Forget putting that "please don't print unless you have to" message in your email sig -- just create documents with a WWF file extension that actually can't be printed!
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Hope everyone has a warm weekend -- more links tomorrow! Remember to send in your submissions to FlossyLinks@gmail.com.

December 11, 2010 - 5:52am
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