The Week: January 28, 2011

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Jan 28, 2011
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It’s been a good week. I can’t quite call it great, because there’s serious crap going on (see: Egypt), and I think I’d be remiss to go on and on about my personal successes in the wake of it. But I had a good week.

And in that spirit, here are a bunch of links that pertain to nothing substantial (because sadly, the substantial stuff this week wasn’t fun. Again, see: Egypt), but they will, I suspect, make you smile. That’s worth something, right?

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Check out these clips of adorable little kids re-enacting the five Best Picture nominees. It might be because I have a sweet spot for James Franco (he is numbers 1, 3, 4, and 5 on my list of Top 5 Celebrities With Whom I May Ignore My Marriage Vows), but the one for 127 Hours is head and shoulders (and arms) above the rest.

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Be an optimist … prime.

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Don’t even think about clicking this next link unless you had a fast computer and an even faster connection. Once you’ve got those down, check out Jeffrey Martin’s 80 Gigapixel 360-degree shot of London. It’s dizzying.

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I’m really digging Skelewags – an adorably creepy urban art project, in harmony with its environment (think Edward Gorey meets Banksy.)

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Can a photo be a mantra? Because this is mine for the day: Don’t be a kitty. Be a lion.

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Christopher Elliott talks to a hotel reservation agent, who reveals that getting the lowest rate on a room isn’t always as easy as it might sound.

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You had me at “cheesecake stuffed chocolate covered strawberries.” Hell, you had me at cheese.

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Created a brilliant work of art, but can’t figure out what to call it? Try the Random Title Generator. (And for the record, if anyone creates a book/movie/album called The Pirate’s Planet, I would buy the HELL out of it.)

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Dear Martha: there’s an easier way. It’s called NUTELLA. But for those of you who want the recipe in case you need to make a huge batch entirely for yourself for your friends and loved ones, now you have it.

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Moss graffiti: the green way to tag buildings.

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Cee-Lo Green’s F*ck You, in sign language. (Note: the girl ROCKS it.)

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I really, really want this poster of doodles of Bill Murray, in some of his greatest roles (by the brilliant Derek Eads.)

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In my house, we call that chutzpah.

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And that’s it for this week. See you Monday!

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