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Weekend Links: Existential French Cat Doesn't Want Your Cheeseburgers

The greatest response to LOLcats ever: existential French cat doesn't want your cheeseburgers. Or anything else in the tedium of his pedestrian life. Oh the humanity! (or catmanity?)
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The New York Times' 32 Innovations That Will Change Your Tomorrow site is just a big tech playground with great presentation. Oh, and the ideas are cool, too!
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From the Department of Inspiration: Hector Picard, double-arm amputee, is riding his bike from Fort Lauderdale to New York.
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It's nothing, I just … I just have something in my eye after looking at 40 of the most powerful photographs ever taken.
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Remember concert tickets? Like hand-written letters, stationery and CDs, they seem to be mostly going the way of the dodo. Here's an infograph on the rise and fall of the concert ticket. Do any of you still save yours? (Or have an old shoebox full?)
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Hackney dash is a little game where you help a radio DJ float through the air with the greatest of ease (or not, if you're like me and terrible at it). And if you get caught playing this next week at work, you can always use the excuse "but it's the BBC!" (Thanks to Christopher for this one).
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Parrondo’s Paradox, or, how to win two games you're guaranteed to lose.
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From the Department of Procrastination - an awesome waste of time: snail art. (But is it really a waste? Seems pretty cool, if tedious to create!)
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Gold Miner is one of those games that you start to play casually and then may possibly spend way too much time thinking about.
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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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