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Weekend Links: The Triumph and Tragedy of Lisa Frank

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Jim Henson's Legacy: how the muppets were born out of 1960s counterculture.
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If at least one of you laughs out loud at even one of these expectations versus reality, my job here is done.
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Nostalgia meets hilarity: former Trapper Keeper owners (likely female, although …) will especially get a kick out of this faux artist biopic, "The Triumph and Tragedy of Lisa Frank."
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By the time this goes to post this picture will probably be old news, but it was so cool I had to share it anyway: a Nasa satellite photo of Hurricane Irene. I don't know about you guys but I rarely stop to ponder just how huge hurricanes really are ... stunning (and scary!)
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The beautiful, strange and quasi-natural: the rainbow rose.
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I will never tire of these: another jaw-dropping time lapse video.
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A transcript of Jon Stewart's advice to bookstores on how to not meet the same fate as Borders.
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Because I am now ever more under the assumption that researchers can get away with most anything, here are the Top 5 studies devoted to karaoke (so there are more than five out there?!)
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Cool retrospective of Ray Bradbury's work -slash- Happy Birthday Ray!
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Tossing one back to the Floss this week with an Oldie But Goodie piece from Stacy: "10 strangest pieces of unclaimed luggage."
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Stay tuned - more links tomorrow! In the meantime send your finds to FlossyLinks@gmail.com!

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Dive into the world of Shark, a new book by award-winning photographer Brian Skerry.

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A Hamilton-Themed Cookbook is Coming
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Fans of Broadway hit Hamilton will soon be able to dine like the Founding Fathers: As Eater reports, a new Alexander Hamilton-inspired cookbook is slated for release in fall 2017.

Cover art for Laura Kumin's forthcoming cookbook
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Called The Hamilton Cookbook: Cooking, Eating, and Entertaining in Hamilton’s World, the recipe collection by author Laura Kumin “takes you into Hamilton’s home and to his table, with historical information, recipes, and tips on how you can prepare food and serve the food that our founding fathers enjoyed in their day,” according to the Amazon description. It also recounts Hamilton’s favorite dishes, how he enjoyed them, and which ingredients were used.

Recipes included are cauliflower florets two ways, fried sausages and apples, gingerbread cake, and apple pie. (Cue the "young, scrappy, and hungry" references.) The cookbook’s official release is on November 21—but until then, you can stave off your appetite for all things Hamilton-related by downloading the musical’s new app.

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