The Week: Jan 13, 2011

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Jan 13, 2012

It’s Friday the 13th, and there’s been shockingly little hockey mask wearing and chainsaw wielding in our next of the woods. I am perfectly okay with this (hopefully, the same will be said of the next two Fridays the 13th that will occur this year). The sun is shining here in Seattle, there’s frost on the ground, and it’s about as idyllic as you can get for January. So while I bask in the peace and quiet of my hometown, you enjoy these links.

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I think I may have fallen in love with this red-headed siren and her cover of “Feel Good Inc” by Gorillaz.

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Like I needed another excuse to love Girl Scout cookies, a troop in Colorado recently let a transgendered 7-year-old join their organization. Pass the Samoas.

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Giggling over the whimsical and clever work of artist Brock Davis (plus, hello? He shares a first name with possibly the coolest cartoon bodyguard ever). My personal favorites: an exhibitionist coffee cup and Stonehenge (made from Rice Krispies).

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Photographer Mark Laita’s “Created Equal” series focuses on the differences and similarities that bind us all together. The result is haunting, beautiful, and a little shocking.

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A map of Europe, according to penis size (Before you totally freak out: the measurements are in centimeters. Also … well done, France.)

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Blog reader Lauren sent me this adorable infographic about the anatomy of a cupcake.

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The comics on Bird and Moon are nerdy, strange, and altogether delightful. From arrogant plants to birds anxious about climate change, it’s worth a gander.

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I’ve been to NYC tons of times, but I’ve yet to try the infamous frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity 3. Fortunately, I can now make my own.

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Presenting the 25 greatest unscripted scenes in movies. Bonus: a young Matt Damon makes several appearances.

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A look at the shame (and redemption) that ensues when you find out it was your cell phone that interrupted the show.

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Every now and then I like to visit my friend Pete’s website. His work is a humbling reminder that I know squat about photography. And it’s also quite beautiful, so there’s that.

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That’s it! Have an enjoyable weekend, folks. And should you encounter a Jason, may it be this one.

Leave a Comment

  • I…uh…hmm. So…who’s Hungary? *rimshot*

  • Melanie

    Oh.My.God. That cover is amazing.

    I just put in an order for my “caramel delites.” (They’re still samoas to me). That story totally made me tear up.

    I love your week in review posts. It makes me realize how behind I am in discovering stuff on the internet.

  • Colleen

    That map of Europe was quite informative. I’ve learned that those French guys I’ve seen in films aren’t using special cinematic angles. And that Irish guys…well, yeah.

  • Xenia

    I loved the “Created Equal” photos.
    As far as the map goes, I was puzzled that my country showed NO DATA! Would have embarrassed the French and the Hungarians 😉

  • Dave

    Frozen hot chocolate is great, even in January! I’m glad you finally got to that one. You’ll need to test your version against the original. Check out Dylan’s candy while you are waiting for your table. My kids loved me when I came through with these two.

  • Ak

    Now we know why it’s called HUNGary…

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