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The Weekend Links: Kid History

Today is the 10-year anniversary of the attacks of 9-11 in the U.S., and the LIFE galleries are displaying some of the most powerful photos from that day, as well as a number of other related galleries up this week in memoriam.
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Stumbled across this interesting article on the Joys of Canning - I've never done it myself but I know plenty of people who do. How many of you guys do it? What kind of things do you can?
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Anyone who has kids or has been around little kids will find Kid History particularly funny (and true). Cribbing the style of "Drunk History," the kids narrate the tales which are acted out exactly according to their descriptions. Hilarity, of course, ensues. (Thanks Janel!)
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New gadgets are supposed to make our lives easier, but these 10 have found a way to make things more difficult (except I really want one of those retro handsets - I miss the comfort of an old phone!)
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From Johanna, the opening credits to Johnny Quest … now in stop motion!
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Use these squares to make some blippy bloops of songs to send to your friends (or jam to yourself).
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To end things for today, a lasting shot from 9-11: a photography student took a picture from an airplane of the Twin Towers rising just above the clouds five months before the terrorist attacks. It's a haunting photo because it does, as the article says, embody so many things about how we have come to feel about them. (Thanks to Holly for this link!)
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A big thanks to everyone who sent in links this week - keep it up! Send you submissions to FlossyLinks@gmail.com, and don't forget to follow me on Twitter, where this week I linked to what we're all really thinking during job interviews.

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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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