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The Weekend Links

Allison Keene
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From Flossy Friend Dail, an intriguing article on how to "hack your brain" and create sensory illusions. Has anyone tried any of these or dares to start?
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Amazing satellite photos (especially #3) from the Inauguration that makes our Fellow Americans look like tiny ants, or maybe bees. Was anyone there? My friend is on the left in #17 wearing a black hat. Yeah, that's right, next to Waldo.
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From Merinda, a look at how so many pop songs seem to utilize those same four chords. Reminds me of that shirt Seth Cohen wore on The OC that had the chords for A, D and G and said "now go start a band."
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From the annals of Too Much Time ... the Inauguration in Lego (Thanks Larry!)
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For the tactile oriented, 10 more monuments people just HAVE to touch. Frankly, the bronze statue of Juliet looks too exposed ... I think I would feel a little bit like a molester rubbing up on that broad. (Thanks Andi!)
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Ok, so someone once complained that I had linked to something on Oh No They Didn't!, but I love that blog and for all its silliness, this post detailing the similarities between Christian Bale and Kermit the Frog is simply a classic.
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Flossy friend Robert over at Reuters has put up another amazing blog post superficially about Dancing Presidents ... but read more to find the real gem of the story.

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Speaking of both Lost and self-promotion, I've started a TV blog over at Creative Loafing. If you watch Lost or Friday Night Lights, tune in and comment! Have a blog of interest? Let me know about it!
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Can you name the most commonly used words in English in 12 minutes? Hint: think small and simple.
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20 objects swallowed by the jungle. Yummy.
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For ornithologists and bird enthusiasts everywhere: Ottawa boy's invisible invention warns birds about deadly windows.
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The Weekend Links come from many places, and this week two came from my friend Thomas' away status on Gmail Chat. Thanks Thomas for passively passing along these links - the first, from AMC, a list of famous movie nerds; and the second: 8 Most Awkward Berenstain Bears Books (some of these I owned and thought this even at a young age, not gonna lie).

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Thanks as always for the links, pictures and whatnot - keep it up! Send everything to FlossyLinks@gmail.com. Have a great weekend!

[Last Weekend's Links]

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