Weekend Links: The Worst Things For Sale

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

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TASCHEN
Everything You Need to Know About Food in One Book
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If you find yourself mixing up nigiri and sashimi at sushi restaurants or don’t know which fruits are in season, then this is the book for you. Food & Drink Infographics, published by TASCHEN, is a colorful and comprehensive guide to all things food and drink.

The book combines tips and tricks with historical context about the ways in which different civilizations illustrated and documented the foods they ate, as well as how humans went from hunter-gatherers to modern-day epicureans. As for the infographics, there’s a helpful graphic explaining the number of servings provided by different cake sizes, a heat index of various chilies, a chart of cheeses, and a guide to Italian cold cuts, among other delectable charts.

The 480-page coffee table book, which can be purchased on Amazon for $56, is written in three languages: English, French, and German. The infographics themselves come from various sources, and the text is provided by Simone Klabin, a New York City-based writer and lecturer on film, art, culture, and children’s media.

Keep scrolling to see a few of the infographics featured in the book.

An infographic about cheese
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An infographic about cakes
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An infographic about fruits in season
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