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!

August 27, 2011 - 5:51am
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