The Week: June 15, 2012

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Jun 15, 2012

Rand and I have spent the last few days jumping around the coast – from Seattle to California to Colorado – and in the next few days, we’ll do the exact same thing in reverse – Colorado to California to Seattle.

It’s kind of like doing The Electric Slide, but on a very large scale. I think. (I don’t really know how to do The Electric Slide, but that site is AMAZING.)

While we’re off doing that, please enjoy these links.

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An interesting question I never even thought to ask: When did the thumbs-up become the signal for hitchhiking?

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Bizarre, a little creepy, and altogether fascinating: 1800s ghost mother photography.

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These public-transportation-token-necklaces are amazing – and really similar to one I got at that Brooklyn Flea Market (plus, you don’t need to haul your butt all the way to NYC for one).

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Through September, Burger King will be offering a bacon sundae. I am sufficiently horrified and intrigued.

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I’ve been singing this ditty about online haters (lyrics completely not suitable for work) all darn week. My favorite line: “You wished me cancer/And misspelled cancer.”

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Alfred Hitchcock, directing the MGM lion.

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A fascinating look at how Facebook complicates relationships between estranged family members.

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Positively swoon-worthy Community fan art.

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Ari Seth Cohen takes photos of well-dressed New Yorkers and posts them online. But, unlike most fashion bloggers, his subjects are 60+ years old. His site is proof that with age comes fantastic style.

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Why smarter people are more likely to make stupid errors.

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Oh, and one more thing: Rand and I will be attending the Travel Bloggers Exchange conference this weekend in Keystone. Please come say hello. Rand will be speaking, and I will be wandering around in search of unattended baked goods. I forgot to pack business cards, but I can offer you piece of gum with my email address hastily written on it.

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