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Weekend Links: Who Said It, James Joyce or Kool Keith?

From my friend Marcela, 12 things you probably didn't know about Home Alone. As Marcela added, "I love that this is where conspiracy theorists and fans of Home Alone converged."
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If all of the zombie-centric entertainment lately has you a little bit legitimately scared of attack, you can now plot your escape (and how helpful your neighborhood will be) with the Ultimate Zombie Survival Map. I actually live down the street from the CDC and several hospitals, so I'm not sure if I would just die right away or be saved instantly ... it's a crap shoot!
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Behold and beware, ye explorers of internet arcana - the Ten Internet Plagues!
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Extra! Extra! Read all about it - a deep facet of human nature revealed: even in the 1870s, humans were obsessed with ridiculous photos of cats.
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Who Said It: Irish novelist James Joyce or surrealist rapper Kool Keith? I got a 6/10 by clicking randomly (my friend Ted who found the link says it helps to say it out loud).
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Need some new inspiration for your doodles? Here's how to make an easy optical design (the shading would be the hardest part, but I think it would look cool whether you went all the way with it or just scratched it in lightly with pen).
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Occasionally there's a link that I come across that just makes me go "…ok?" yet I spend way too much time with it. This is one of those: you can be a spider! (you can also jump by clicking the mouse. Hold it down an extra second to jump higher).
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The Future is Now: From Kristen, "As pay phones are going the way of the dinosaurs, New York City has come up with a new use for their booths- they will now be "smart screen" booths that will have general information about the area where they are located. There will be a trial set of 32 around town starting next month, so mental_flossers in NYC should be on the lookout!" If you see one report back!
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The Origins of 36 Marvel Characters, Illustrated
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No matter what their powers, every super hero has an origin story, from Spider-Man’s radioactive bite to Iron Man’s life-threatening chest shrapnel. In their latest poster, the designers at Pop Chart Lab have taken their infographic savvy to the Marvel Universe, charting the heroic origins of 36 different Marvel characters through miniature, minimalist comics.

Without using any words, they’ve managed to illustrate Bucky Barnes's plane explosion and subsequent transformation into the Winter Soldier, Jessica Jones’s car crash, the death of the Punisher’s family, and other classic stories from the major Marvel canon while paying tribute to the comic book form.

Explore the poster below, and see a zoomable version on Pop Chart Lab’s website.

A poster featuring 36 minimalist illustrations of superhero origin stories.
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Keep your eyes open for future Marvel-Pop Chart crossovers. The Marvel Origins: A Sequential Compendium poster is “the first release of what we hope to be a marvelous partnership,” as Pop Chart Lab’s Galvin Chow puts it. Prints are available for pre-order starting at $37 and are scheduled to start shipping on March 8.

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