Weekend Links: Sorkinisms

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Whether you loved or loathed Aaron Sorkin's new HBO show Newsroom, there is no denying that the art of the Sorkinism is alive and well. Check out this supercut to see how he reuses dialogue throughout his various projects (though to be fair, it's pretty great dialogue).
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A very cool project - graphing the history of philosophy. I like how it creates a kind of tree, with the big guns in the center. It's also a great way to discover some lesser known thinkers whose writing may jibe with some of your favorites.
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When cats look at pictures of cats, do they know they're looking at pictures of cats?
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Somehow I found a link that sneaks you directly into Level 3 of this Europe map game. I'm not sure I would have qualified for it otherwise. How far did you get?
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If your cats need some special space that won't look horrid with the rest of your decor, this magnificent Modular Cat Climbing Wall might be a cool place to start.
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Ever heard of Shavarsh Karapetyan? You should - he's an amazing athlete and more importantly, a class human being and true hero.
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Brush up on your knowledge of string theory by watching The Elegant Universe with Brian Greene online via PBS.org.  
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Need more to watch online? Mashable describes how to watch 3,500 hours of online NBC coverage for the 2012 Olympics.  
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Many things are said about Proust but … that he's funny? An unusual take on the novelist. Also, that first excerpt reads to me like an eloquent version of what you'll find some fangirls saying on Tumblr about their celeb crushes …! Words change, sentiment doesn't.
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For fact lovers, these Quick Facts provided by the US Census page are a great reference.
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Stay tuned - more links tomorrow! And from inside the dreaded heat dome over Georgia and much the U.S., I hope everyone is staying cool this weekend if you can. While you're inside, browse online and send me what you find - FlossyLinks@gmail.com

June 30, 2012 - 3:44am
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