Weekend Links: A Crocheted Playground

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Positively brilliant - The Sound and the Fury as William Faulkner imagined, in color. (Thanks Frances for this link!)
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From Dekalb, an exceptionally in-depth consideration of Jay-Z's "99 Problems" (and yes it's a PDF but it should display in your browser).
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“One Steinway Place” is an exploration of the famed piano factory in Astoria, Queens, by the photographer Christopher Payne. With more than twelve thousand individual parts, including those made of Canadian maple, Bavarian spruce, and Swedish steel, each piano takes nearly a year to assemble before being subjected to a final hand inspection by Wally Boot, a fifty-year veteran of the factory. Payne was granted unfettered access to the factory, allowing him to document every step of the process. Here’s a selection of his work.
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This is fantastic for the gif alone, but the concept is so true - from Drew, "By Riker’s Beard!"
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Something to knit towards - an artist crochets fabulous playgrounds for children.
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I have a very short attention span for TED videos, so any under five minutes appeal. This one on the art of the imperfect struck a chord. It's dedicated to everyone suffering from writer's block right now.
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Even though the layout of this webpage for making science toys may give you a headache, the tips and projects they include are pretty cool, and definitely make for some good rainy-day activities with kids!
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So what exactly is the deal with pruney fingers? Why do they happen, and what do they mean?
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When faith in humanity falters, at least we have animals to rely on. Here are 14 incredible stories that reveal their hidden depths.
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A big thanks to everyone who sent in links this weekend - keep it up! Send your flossy finds and submissions to FlossyLinks@gmail.com, or you can Tweet me @keeneTV.

July 22, 2012 - 7:20am
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