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The Weekend Links

Allison Keene
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"The very idea of Australia conjures up images of red soil, vast empty spaces and sweltering heat. An inhospitable climate that requires something more than the average clad bungalow. To live in this land you need a house to stand up to the year round demands of the Outback; a proper Aussie home."
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When I was in school I occasionally checked to see if my professors were on Ratemyprofessor.com (mostly not). However, College Humor has obtained information on 7 new fascinating professors to be added to the list that must be viewed by all ...
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From Rachel, "These images are from the 1975 JC Penney catalog and beg the question, what were people thinking in the 70's?!" I can assure you that I do not have the answer! I'm sure some current fashions will look bizarre in 30 years but ... really?
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Have you decided your Halloween costume yet? Here are some ideas ... to avoid: The Most Inappropriate Halloween Costumes Possible (warning: some costumes not safe for life ... although apparently they exist!)
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Even more fun with money.
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From the Annals of Too Much Time: Art in the Eye of the Needle - Willard Wigan's Micro-Sculptures. In truth I am very impressed by this work, because I can't even THREAD a needle!
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This pandect of arcane mots metagrobolizes me. In other words: a list of obscure but cool words. (My favorite: tintiddle: a witty retort you wish you had made but thought of too late)
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Peruse the wonders of nature with this slideshow of stunning photography.

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[Last Weekend's Links]

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