The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

"¢ From Jan, a list of the Craziest Shoes from Around the World. The dog ones are by far the creepiest, although they definitely have some competition in this collection.

Beer myths debunked, from Paul. Apparently untrue: my belief that drinking a pint of Guinness is equivalent to eating a loaf of bread. Although my stomach still kinda stands by that one.

"¢ As exam season approaches, consider this humble procrastination tool from Amanda, who sends us a great link to a site full of fun games with wonderfully soothing music.

"¢ A story about The Wind, and how he overcame his loneliness.

"¢ Reader Lexi has a blog full of interesting and provocative photography. To start, some beautiful pictures of people serenely floating. Being stuck in an office as summer approaches, these definitely make me wistful for the beach.

"¢ Rain is in the forecast for us this weekend. Here's a fun way to spend an afternoon indoors: how to dye yarn with Kool Aid.

"¢ From the AV Club, 15 things Kurt Vonnegut said better than anyone else. So it goes.

"¢ Ah, it's (finally) time for the NFL draft! As I spend 15 hours in front of the TV watching the drama unfold, read Tuesday Morning Quarterback's mocking of all the mock-drafts that lead up to this event. Still in the spirit? Read about the biggest draft busts here...

...then take our 'Name the Last 20 #1 Picks' quiz.

"¢ My friend Andrea sent this to me just as I was compiling this list, and I felt I should include it, mostly to ask you all ... can anyone tell me exactly what it is?

"¢ The 2008 Fortune 500 was announced this week. Think you can guess the top ten American corporations? Here's a little quiz.

"¢ New favorite person Angie has once again sent in a plethora of great links (and I encourage all of you to follow her example!) We'll start with this one: Where's Waldo on Google Earth? Everyone's favorite disappearing wanderer has a new home ... somewhere in Canada!

"¢ Recession? What recession? Pirates are finding business to be booming.

"¢ Fantastic array of staged photos that play on the "death by chocolate" concept, including death by oreoes, lifesavers, etc. May not be for the sensitive.

"¢ Speaking of fantastic color, here's a link to the beautiful and soothing Sony Bravia commercials that aired in the UK. I would love love love to be there for the next one they film. Anyone have any leads?

Kiwi animation video that will exploit the gambit of your emotions from contentment to sadness at seeing the little guy truly get what he wants.

"¢ Thanks to my friend Reena who, in response to last week's video on a similar subject, sends me this jewel of another talented youngster playing music in a fun way.

"¢ Peruse pictures from an earlier time, with a website devoted to vintage Sears, Wards, JC Penny and other retailers' Christmas catalogs, which, like all things old (except people), creeps me out just a little.

Thanks once again to everyone who sent in such great links this week ... I feel like the ball is definitely rolling on this. Don't stop! Clean out your bookmarks and send them my way:

[Last Weekend's Links]