Weekend Links: The Real Downton Abbey

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For history buffs, lovers of costume dramas and really just anyone, "Downton Abbey" returns tonight on PBS! Before you tune in, check out this video on the real Downton Abbey, also known as Highclere Castle, and the family who lives there.
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I know that there is a Tumblr devoted to this as well, but there were a few photos of historical figures hanging out together unexpectedly on this site that I hadn't seen before.
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This is one reason I don't like swimming in the ocean, but I do love looking at them from the safety of my desk: jellyfish.
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If you think you know your cartoons, see if you recognize them just by their eyes ...
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Speaking of cartoons, the Peanuts comic strips will always be my very favorite. But 3eanuts changes up the formula a little bit, saying "Charles Schulz's Peanuts comics often conceal the existential despair of their world with a closing joke at the characters' expense. With the last panel omitted, despair pervades all" (and yes it riffs on the Garfield Minus Garfield idea).
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A lovely array of some of the most interesting libraries. You'd better try to visit one of them soon before they are all obsolete! (And call me a fuddy duddy, or if you're nice, a bibliophile, but personally I'd rather not imagine a world without books in the book form as we know it! Now get off my lawn!)
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Many may argue that Twitter is pretty pointless. I'm not one of those people. But here are a few completely pointless Twitter accounts that are still, in their own way, kind of funny. (Thanks Alexis for the link!)
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Need more ways to procrastinate? The Procatinator will give you a song and a cat … what more do you need? (Thanks Stephen for the link!)
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Thanks to everyone who sent in links this week - keep it up! Send all your submissions to FlossyLinks@gmail.com.

January 8, 2012 - 5:59am
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