Weekend Links: The Worst Things For Sale

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Very, very happy to be able to share this link and video this week -- I saw this short film at that Atlanta 48-hour Film Festival last year and was blown away by the emotion behind it. So well done, and I don't know if it just appeals to me as a writer, but I think everyone can get a little something from it: The Prince's Perfect Party.
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Need more good things to watch? Paste has a continuously-updated list of the 50 Best Movies streaming on Netflix Instant (also just 50 great movies in general).
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Another great list: books scarier than horror movies.
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A Tumblr for the worst things for sale. Self-explanatory! (and oh my heavens how right they are …)
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And speaking of The Worst things, is this the worst shot ever taken during a basketball halftime contest? I love how at the end the guy filming it says "this is the worst athletic display I've ever seen … in Spokane, Washington." Fair to say I think it goes beyond that. However, I feel for the poor guy because with such pressure I would probably fail like that, too!
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As an NFL fan, this story is an uncomfortably important one for me, but it should be for any sports fan: a look at how athletic culture still suppresses concussion research. Ignorance is not bliss.
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Related, friend/rival of Bob Costas, Robert Lipsyte, writes a piece on Costas' comments about traumatic head injuries and why that's important for sports journalism, to which Costas then replies.
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The Mighty F asks: "Who would you have in this Comic Face Off: FoxTrot or The Far Side?" See their reasoning for both and who is claimed the victor (do you agree?)
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Stay tuned - more links tomorrow! In the meantime send your Flossy submissions to FlossyLinks@gmail.com

December 8, 2012 - 4:27am
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