The Week: Jan. 27, 2011

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Jan 27, 2012

The sun is chasing away a few wisps of lingering fog this morning. There is frost on the rooftops that I can see from my office. Downstairs, my husband is still in bed, still recouping from yesterday’s 4:20 am wake-up time, and having to travel to San Francisco and back in a matter of 12 hours.

It is ridiculously quiet. I’m going to go have breakfast and see if my city – and my beloved – wake up in the next half hour. I’m guessing they won’t. While I do that, you enjoy these links:

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My friend Kurtis just started a blog. It’s called Kourteous. It’s absolutely insane … and therein may lie the brilliance.

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Ohio artist Amy Casey’s city scapes are delightfully odd. They’re what you’d expect if 9-year-olds were allowed to be civil engineers and gravity was no obstacle – which, for the record, would be AWESOME.

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An endless loop of drunk Ron Swanson dancing. It’s … endless (warning: clicking on the link automatically plays audio, which may not jive in your work environment).

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The Cosby Sweater project is an entire website full of art inspired by the sartorial genius of the Huxtable clan. Bonus: Sooooo many references to the time Denise got a D.

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“Bring me something to drink or I kill the dog,” and other useful French expressions that you won’t learn in class.

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A remarkably pointed and thoughtful analysis of the “Stuff People Say” Meme (according to the author, it allows us to air our cultural grievances, while opening up the field for debate and discussion).

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One year in 40 seconds. As my grandmother always said, gli anni passano per tutti.

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This post about fudge brownies has me thinking the blogatrix behind it might be my soul mate. Except for that nonsense about how all brownies require frosting. That’s just bonkers.

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This may be a little late for MLK day, but it’s still amazing: a mural of Martin Luther King, made from Rubix cubes.

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I’ll take The Coolest Thing I’ve Seen on The Internet All Week for $1000, Alex. Answer: This fan-created archive of Jeopardy! questions.

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Leave a Comment

  • Melanie

    I LOVE the Cosby Sweater Project. I seriously clap and scream whenever I see someone in a “Cosby” sweater.

    That Rubik’s cube MLK thing made my day. It never ceases to amaze me what artists can do.

  • Leah

    Yay! Something to do for the half-day I’m at work today before flying to Seattle for the weekend. Thanks! I didn’t want to do actual work. Instead, I’ll clearly be learning myself some new, useful French expressions.

  • Janet T

    Brownies do not require frosting, they are just better for it.

  • Xenia

    The MLK mural blew me away.

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