Weekend Links: What's Your Blues Name?

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From our own Stacy Conradt, the sad but fascinating tale of a young boy killed in 1909 while trying to avoid birthday kisses.
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This "find your Blues name" chart was passed around Facebook this week, and I look forward to reading some new permutations - post yours! You can call me Fat Harp Smith from now on, by the way.
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The very classiest of ways to respond to some jerk who let their cell phone ring during a performance: violist Lukas Kmits incorporates the melody into his repertoire. And then hopefully the other patrons slap the offender. At events like this I fear the accidental ring so much I turn the whole thing off!
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It's been about a year since I posted this, and feel it's time for it to be revisited - check out this exhaustively satisfying look into the TV show "The Wire" … as a Victorian novel (the faux drawings and page excerpts slay me).
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BuzzFeed presents 11 Animals Who Think They're in Star Wars.
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From the Annals of Too Much Time: copycat videos that just seem to get better and better. Start with Video 3 (the original), then go to 1 followed by 2. That order will increase appreciation for the real star. (Thanks to Ben for this link!)

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In a somewhat similar vein (and I have to quote the exact title here, you'll see why): "this kitchen DJ will cerealsly bowl you over."
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Here's a nice little chart on how much certain animals sleep. I'm closer to a baboon than a human in my patterns, personally. Possibly a squirrel monkey.
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You know I can't turn away a time-lapse video! I love these things. This one, of Yosemite National Park, is particularly lovely.
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And let's end with one of fellow _flosser David Israel's recent Twaggies. For more great tweets illustrated, visit the Twaggies section of GoComics.
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Hope everyone had a great weekend! Don't forget to send your link submissions to FlossyLinks@Gmail.com, or you can always Tweet me.

January 29, 2012 - 6:32am
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