The Week: Jan. 20, 2011

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Jan 20, 2012

I’m still at home, and my city is still covered in snow. Supposedly it will all melt today, and we’ll be left with puddles and sopping wet piles of mud, which is perhaps for the best, as that is what we are used to.

Having spent the last few days in pajamas, I’m looking forward to the sartorial challenge of dressing for 100% humidity and 4o degrees. While I look online for rainboots I can’t afford, you enjoy these links (and stay warm and dry, will you?)

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I am completely digging these Movie Posters from an Alternate Timeline. Bonus points to the artist for including the late, great Sal Mineo.

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Dear, lord. Kids today. Tweets from 25 angry kids who couldn’t do their homework because Wikipedia was blacked out. Really? You’re allowed to use WIKIPEDIA for homework nowadays? I … I need a cookie. (via Nomadic Matt)

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And speaking of … Rand and I have been eating these giant M&M cookies all week. I’d like to say that I made a small batch, but that would be a dirty lie.

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The Economist explains how Kodak went from creating one of the first digital cameras (in 1975) to being on the verge of bankruptcy. It’s truly fascinating and heartbreaking.

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About 1% of the population is asexual. The BBC takes a look at what it’s like for those who don’t fall into the (aroused) 99%.

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Hee hee. Absolutely loving the geekery of the comics on See Mike Draw. He dabbles in Quantum Physics, gaming, Star Trek and Star Wars. I might be in love.

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My pal Deanna talks about how she’s instilling a love of travel in her kids at an early age (and she’s got them to be adventurous eaters, to boot).

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I am somewhat alarmed at how much this resonated with me: 10 Things 90s Kids Will Have to Explain to Their Children.

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The truth is out: most of the “push to cross the street buttons” in NYC really don’t do a damn thing. And haven’t for years. (The New York Times)

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In 1904, the Jersey Shore was a very different place that the one we now know and scorn.

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I flippin’ LOVE this: A comic that explores things that may be sexier than we give them credit for.

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Alrighty, folks. That’s it for me this week! Next week will be chock-full of brand new adventures, photos, and desserts, and (GASP) possibly A NEW SITE DESIGN. I know. Stay tuned.

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  • >>The truth is out: most of the “push to cross the street buttons” in NYC really don’t do a damn thing. And haven’t for years. (The New York Times)

    This is kinda like the whole Santa Claus thing. I mean, I’ve had doubts for years, but . . . to know?? Another victory for predestination over free will. (Huge sigh.)

  • Dave

    Thanks for the Kodak link. I grew up in Rochester, and my dad worked for “The Great Yellow Father,” as we referred to Kodak before we realized, that’s pretty racist. Kinda ironic that Fuji brought them down, at least in part. Chapter 11 will be hard on Rochester.

  • Xenia

    Looking forward to the new design. I recently redisigned my blog, but some readers wrote that the design makes their head spin. Wasn’t quite my intention, but hey…

  • I very much enjoyed these links from snow-covered Toronto!

  • I have always suspected those push to cross buttons didn’t work.

  • catcat

    I personally know two professors who purposefully gave assignments knowing about the Wiki-blackout. They get tired of recognizing the same copy-paste reports.

  • Carly

    I so so so loved the 90’s kid link. I was a Lisa Frank/Tamagotchi/beanie baby fanatic who watched Power Rangers and secretly liked Backstreet Boys instead of N*SYNC…but was too embarrassed to tell my Timberlake-loving friends.

    I’m thankful for rainy, cold days that are stellar for finding entertainment gems like these!

  • I know, I know. What has this world come to. Calculators as a tool to be used in school! My own parents still don’t believe me when I say a calculator is on the school supply list for their grandkids. Well, back in my day~ I don’t even know if I owned a calculator. I will admit, the whole “Wiki off-line for a day” made me wonder. What if Wiki went away? How about Google? I’m not talking about for the sake of the kids but what would I do? Not have instant answers? Where’s my Prozac!

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