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Weekend Links: Literal Interpretations of Music Videos

From the Department of What If? Black and white photo mock-ups from 1899 that visually ponder, what if London was like Venice?
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You guys know I am on a time lapse kick right now, so here are few offerings for your viewing pleasure -- First up: an Australian time lapse medley.
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Next: "Appalachian nocturne" - a lovely time lapse video tour of the US east coast seen from space (Atlanta looks strangely far to the west of where I always think we are).
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Finally, a stunning time-lapse of Iceland’s nightless summer. Beautiful.
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From Lucy, "What the nanny saw: Housekeeper's stunning images of 1950s Chicago show working life in America in a new light" (despite the source having some totally incorrect captions, the pictures are still amazing!)
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I think I'm really late to this train, but now that I know about it I can't help post this everywhere. Literal translations of music videos, starting with "Take On Me" and "Total Eclipse Of the Heart," but there are tons more! (Thanks to my friend Chandler for showing me the light).
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Flossy reader James sent in these delightfully geeky hockey jerseys designed for "The Last Starfighter," "Battlestar Gallactica" and "Game of Thrones." I really want a Team Direwolves one!
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It's been a while since I've had a Robot Revolution update - all quiet on the robot front? Hardly! They've just been quietly building things like this highly mobile, semi-autonomous four-legged robot ...
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Much like tattoos, plastic surgery (minus the plastic part, which apparently came into being in the 1818s from the Greek word "plastikos," meaning to mold or give form) or body modification has been in practice since ancient times.
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"Syria continues to be in the news as its government persists in its use of violence to crack down on protests inspired by the Arab Spring. It is the latest of many upheavals the country has been through since its formation as a state. In the northwest of the country are reminders of past turmoil and upheaval. Over 700 abandoned settlements bear the collective name The Dead Cities of Syria."
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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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