The Week In Review: September 24, 2010

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Sep 24, 2010

Last week was a bit of a whirlwind, and as a result, I missed posting the hodge podge of links that (I hope) you’ve come to know and love. I have lots of legitimate excuses (I was packing and flying for a good portion of Friday, I was home for a whopping 36 hours last week, I was dead at the time, I was on the moon … with Steve), but ultimately, I feel terrible for not recapping all the awesomeness I encountered. So I’m repurposing some stuff from last week, and tossing in some new stuff from the last few days.

Enjoy.

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My failure to post last week may have been due to some laziness on my part. But believe me: this is far higher up on the laziness spectrum.

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The folks over at the Daily Show once again have their fingers on the pulse of the nation. The Rally to Restore Sanity (which is taking place concurrently with the March to Keep Fear Alive) isn’t just funny – it’s political theater at its finest.

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The only thing I love more than travel is time-travel. While nothing is written in stone yet, apparently Keanu Reeves has been talking about a third installment of the Bill and Ted canon. I could easily utter a thousand words that would describe my joy about this development, but really, one works just as well: Excellent.

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Rand sent me this article about the Skyrider – a new type of seat designed to fit more passengers into an airplane. It looks absolutely heinous, and the design means that you’ll be stuck in a half-squat sort of position for the entirety of your flight. Fortunately, no airline has signed up for these seats … yet. I can only assume my husband wanted me to read it to remind me that flying coach ain’t all that bad.

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The only time I’ve ever been to Oktoberfest is with my parents. My long-divorced, how-were-they-ever-married parents. And did I mention that I’m not a big beer drinker? Still, these photos from this year’s celebration make me want to go back, immediately (even if I still have figured out why it’s called Oktoberfest but it’s in September).

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I can’t get over how darn sweet this story is – and shockingly, it starts with a home break-in.

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@RaisingDad is one of the few people out there just as concerned about the zombie apocalypse as I am. As such, I am very grateful to him for sending me information about purchasing decommissioned missile bases. (P.S. – dibs on the one in upstate NY).

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Whoo-hoo! The recession is over. I am sure that my constant travel and shopping is largely responsible. You’re welcome. Now let’s get cupcakes.

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This collection of color photos from the 1940s is more than a little haunting. Note: I’ve been to Cascade, Idaho (pic #26). And possibly to that bar.

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And speaking of cake, while I’ve never met a gateau, torte, or pastry that I didn’t love, this is absolutely horrifying. Regardless of how much you love your husband, his face should not be made into dessert. Understood?

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And because Tuesday was my brother’s birthday, and I can’t really think of anything he’d enjoy more, here’s a video of two mascots wailing on each other. Happy Birthday, bro.

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  • Hey, uh, @raisingdad has a habit of making friends with my friends and basically stealing them. I’ve lost many a good drinking buddy this way. Please promise you’ll stay friends with me.

    Love,

    Christine

  • That is due to my brutal awesomeness. That is all.

  • I barely like him at all, Christine. Even with all his awesomeness and cleverness and left-leaning ideas …

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