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Weekend Links: Smelly History

Life is too short to fold fitted sheets … unless you watch this short video and learn the astonishing way how. I am blown away! Do you guys bother to fold your fitted sheets?
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Like everyone else, the Secret Service used to dress in a more debonair fashion. Check out the Secret Service in Simpler Times (which of course were never very simple, really).
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The Weekend Links are not sponsored by Boston.com, but maybe we should be - another great article from these guys this week on the movement to make sure smell stays a part of our history (and maybe even experience what others have, historically, smelled). Smell-O-Rama, anyone? I think my reaction to most of the historical smells would be "yuck."
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Clearly, Skittles should sue this Rainbow Toad for copyright infringement of its product! (while writing this I just started humming "The Rainbow Connection" from the Muppets and couldn't figure out why ... duh alert!)
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Did you know that, literally, "literally" is literally the most overused word? Literally! (Full disclosure: I am a literally a criminal abuser of this word, along with "like" and "y'know?") Sue me! Not literally!
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If its steampunk, chances are I will love it and feature it here - oh look! Here's a great example: steampunk guitars (and a banjo). All look to be full function (minus the banjo) and look 100% pure awesome.
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It's not a Weekend Links without some kind of shout out to space: this week, some awe-inspiring images of our magnificent moon.
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A big thanks to everyone who sent in links this week, particularly Holly and Jan! Keep it up - send you submissions to FlossyLinks@gmail.com, and don't forget to follow me on Twitter, where I sometimes post silly (yet mind-blowing) pictures from the internet.

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Mister Rogers Is Now a Funko Pop! and It’s Such a Good Feeling, a Very Good Feeling
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It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood for fans of Mister Rogers, as Funko has announced that, just in time for the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the kindest soul to ever grace a television screen will be honored with a series of Funko toys, some of them limited-edition versions.

The news broke at the New York Toy Fair, where the pop culture-loving toy company revealed a new Pop Funko! in Fred Rogers’s likeness—he’ll be holding onto the Neighborhood Trolley—plus a Mister Rogers Pop! keychain and a SuperCute Plush.

In addition to the standard Pop! figurine, there will also be a Funko Shop exclusive version, in which everyone’s favorite neighbor will be wearing a special blue sweater. Barnes & Noble will also carry its own special edition, which will see Fred wearing a red cardigan and holding a King Friday puppet instead of the Neighborhood Trolley.

 

Barnes & Noble's special edition Mister Rogers Funko Pop!
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Mister Rogers’s seemingly endless supply of colored cardigans was an integral part of the show, and a sweet tribute to his mom (who knitted all of them). But don’t go running out to snatch up the whole collection just yet; Funko won’t release these sure-to-sell-out items until June 1, but you can pre-order your Pop! on Amazon right now.

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