Weekend Links: The 37 Saddest Kickstarters

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With all of this political posturing left and right and swing votes and grizzly moms, we mustn't overlook … the Clown Vote!
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Speaking of clowns … here is the most insane juggling I've ever seen. As someone who cannot juggle at all, I am truly in awe.
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If you haven't followed the saga of the Sarah Phillips story that Deadspin broke earlier this week, settle down with a nice cup of something and read on. Start from the mysterious beginning, and follow through how ESPN accidentally hired a grifter to blog for them.
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This speaks for itself: the 37 Saddest Failed Kickstarters. I have so much second-hand embarrassment scrolling through these …
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From the Department of Patience: Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramee. 
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"Before I Die is a public art project that invites people to reflect on their lives and share their personal aspirations in public space. Painted with chalkboard paint and stenciled with the sentence “Before I die I want to _______”, the wall becomes an enlightening way to understand your neighbors and discover what matters most to the people around you. The responses have ranged from the funny and creative to the thoughtful and heartbreaking." Very, very cool.
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As FOX recently celebrated 25 years on the air with some of their greatest hits, the LA Times reminds us of some of their weirder missteps (canceling "Arrested Development" and "Firefly" is not on the list but should be!)
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Check out this Berkeley freshman's automated dorm room, also known as a tech geek's paradise (awesome).
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Need something to help you procrastinate all week? A Google A Day may be just what you're looking for.
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A big thanks to everyone who sent in links this week (especially Holly!) - keep it up! Send your submissions and finds to FlossyLinks@gmail.com.

May 6, 2012 - 7:16am
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