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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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Stay tuned - more links on the way tomorrow! In the meantime, send your submissions to FlossyLinks@gmail.com, or send me a Tweet.

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Don't Have Space For a Christmas Tree? Decorate a Pineapple Instead
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Christmas trees aren't for everyone. Some people can't fit a fir inside their cramped abodes, while others are turned off by the expense, or by the idea of bugs hitchhiking their way inside. Fake trees are always an option, but a new trend sweeping Instagram—pineapples as mini-Christmas "trees"—might convince you to forego the forest vibe for a more tropical aesthetic.

As Thrillist reports, the pineapple-as-Christmas-tree idea appears to have originated on Pinterest before it, uh, ripened into a social media sensation. Transforming a pineapple into a Halloween “pumpkin” requires carving and tea lights, but to make the fruit festive for Christmas all one needs are lights, ornaments, swaths of garland, and any other tiny tchotchkes that remind you of the holidays. The final result is a tabletop decoration that's equal parts Blue Hawaii and Miracle on 34th Street.

In need of some decorating inspiration? Check out a variety of “Christmas tree” pineapples below.

[h/t Thrillist]

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