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The Weekend Links

Allison Keene
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Flossy faithful Merinda sent in a plethora of great links this week, starting with this shocker: Did Google Earth find Atlantis? If anyone or anything could, I would believe it to be Google.
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Who was the first person to turn that frown upside down? Read the history of the smiley, but be wary of some Watchmen spoilers, if you haven't read the graphic novel already (and if you haven't ... shame on you! Read it now!)
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Absolutely frightening video of a dust storm in Australia. How can these people be so nonchalant?
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From Rebecca: If you thought "Pride, Prejudice and Zombies" was a stretch, what about Pride and Predator?
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Ever sat self righteously on your couch and thought "Hey, I could easily get a perfect score on that Wonderlic test." Well, go on - try it!
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Flossy friend Robert Basler has written some hilarious crocodile-related career advice for your consideration. Robert, thanks for the Creative Writing / Film major shout out. It makes me feel really good about my future as a croc-taper.
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For anyone currently unacquainted with Nick Thune and his "Instant Messenger Song" (that would be me before Friday), it brings you back to the days of plugging straight into the phone jack, 28K modem and cruising on AOL's free minutes you got through the mail. Seriously hilarious.
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I scream, you scream, we all scream for BIRDS STEALING ICE CREAM CONES!!
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From Kolja, replacing the world's landmarks with cheap souvenirs. Hey, it was only a matter of time.

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More art, from my friend Thomas - the stunning work of artist Peter Funch.
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The story of a celebrity impersonator gone right: If you guys haven't been keeping up with "The District," Newsweek's Hills-like web show staring Obama as "LC" ... you are in for a treat. (Thanks Alex!)
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The story of a celebrity impersonator gone horribly wrong: Andy Phillips And The Bizarre Porn Star Police Report. (Some language/content not for the feint of heart) Thanks Pat for this find!
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From my own flesh-and-blood cousin Stephen: How many angry monkeys could you take in a fight? My score was around 175. I find it beyond horrifying that I would ever face 175 angry anythings.
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Reevaluating my Francophilia based on this video. Advice to all: never poll the audience on a French "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" Show. It will only end in ruin for you and your people.

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Thanks for all those who came out in full force this week with links - it is, as always, incredibly appreciated. A girl can only find so much internet arcana on her own! Send all links, blogs, photos and whatnot to FlossyLinks@gmail.com. If you're looking for more links and oddities throughout the week, follow me on Twitter (FlossyAlli). Have a great week!

[Last Weekend's Links]

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