Weekend Links: What's Your Blues Name?
From our own Stacy Conradt, the sad but fascinating tale of a young boy killed in 1909 while trying to avoid birthday kisses.
This "find your Blues name" chart was passed around Facebook this week, and I look forward to reading some new permutations - post yours! You can call me Fat Harp Smith from now on, by the way.
The very classiest of ways to respond to some jerk who let their cell phone ring during a performance: violist Lukas Kmits incorporates the melody into his repertoire. And then hopefully the other patrons slap the offender. At events like this I fear the accidental ring so much I turn the whole thing off!
It's been about a year since I posted this, and feel it's time for it to be revisited - check out this exhaustively satisfying look into the TV show "The Wire" … as a Victorian novel (the faux drawings and page excerpts slay me).
BuzzFeed presents 11 Animals Who Think They're in Star Wars.
From the Annals of Too Much Time: copycat videos that just seem to get better and better. Start with Video 3 (the original), then go to 1 followed by 2. That order will increase appreciation for the real star. (Thanks to Ben for this link!)
In a somewhat similar vein (and I have to quote the
title here, you'll see why): "this
will cerealsly bowl you over."
Here's a nice little chart on how much certain
. I'm closer to a baboon than a human in my patterns, personally. Possibly a squirrel monkey.
You know I can't turn away a time-lapse video! I love these things. This one, of
, is particularly lovely.
And let's end with one of fellow _flosser David Israel's recent Twaggies. For more great tweets illustrated, visit the Twaggies section of GoComics.
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Hope everyone had a great weekend! Don't forget to send your link submissions to FlossyLinks@Gmail.com, or you can always Tweet me.