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Weekend Links: What If Recent Films Had Been Made Decades Earlier?

For those who need new ways of insulting the rapscallions in your life, here are 10 charming words for nasty people to pepper your insulting tirades with.
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Practically everything in print nowadays is Photoshopped, and it feels like this spoof "Fotoshop by Adobé" ad could almost be real, doesn't it?
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A "would if I could!" moment: Hunting trout in the haunting waters of New Zealand. Stunning. Any anglers out there? A friend of mine was mad at this story for naming the rivers. Thoughts?
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A very cool video about the oldest piano shop in Paris.
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From my friend Matt, “Movies from an Alternate Universe”: What If Recent Films Had Been Made Decades Earlier? Honestly I prefer some of these versions …!
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One cannot simply walk the streets without first being well-versed regarding their perils! Take heed then of this 1833 Parisian method of respectable navigation.
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Aw man, I can't make a SOPA joke now that's it's dead. Still, here's a lovely compilation of copyright violations: Everyone's Mixtape. Does anyone else miss the art of the mixtape? I tried to keep it alive for awhile with CDs but people often refuse to respect track order!
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Out of this world: planets captured within water drops by Markus Reugels. The best part of this to me is "a parquet-floor layer by day, Markus from Schweinfurt, Germany, creates his work in the evening." It can be hard to want to do anything creative when your main job is so laborious, which is why I love this.
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A little something to keep you warm on this wintry day: the most incredible volcano footage ever. Wowza! And of course I had to look further into the story behind it.
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Netflix's Most-Binged Shows of 2017, Ranked
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Netflix might know your TV habits better than you do. Recently, the entertainment company's normally tight-lipped number-crunchers looked at user data collected between November 1, 2016 and November 1, 2017 to see which series people were powering through and which ones they were digesting more slowly. By analyzing members’ average daily viewing habits, they were able to determine which programs were more likely to be “binged” (or watched for more than two hours per day) and which were more often “savored” (or watched for less than two hours per day) by viewers.

They found that the highest number of Netflix bingers glutted themselves on the true crime parody American Vandal, followed by the Brazilian sci-fi series 3%, and the drama-mystery 13 Reasons Why. Other shows that had viewers glued to the couch in 2017 included Anne with an E, the Canadian series based on L. M. Montgomery's 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables, and the live-action Archie comics-inspired Riverdale.

In contrast, TV shows that viewers enjoyed more slowly included the Emmy-winning drama The Crown, followed by Big Mouth, Neo Yokio, A Series of Unfortunate Events, GLOW, Friends from College, and Ozark.

There's a dark side to this data, though: While the company isn't around to judge your sweatpants and the chip crumbs stuck to your couch, Netflix is privy to even your most embarrassing viewing habits. The company recently used this info to publicly call out a small group of users who turned their binges into full-fledged benders:

Oh, and if you're the one person in Antarctica binging Shameless, the streaming giant just outed you, too.

Netflix broke down their full findings in the infographic below and, Big Brother vibes aside, the data is pretty fascinating. It even includes survey data on which shows prompted viewers to “Netflix cheat” on their significant others and which shows were enjoyed by the entire family.

Netflix infographic "The Year in Bingeing"
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