The Week: May 20, 2011

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May 20, 2011

It’s been weeks since I’ve posted a Friday round-up, and for that I am sorry. I am sure that a good number of you have seen a substantial rise in your productivity going into the weekend, and that is simply a travesty. Friday’s should be spent wasting time on the internet, taking two hour long lunches, and leaving shamefully early from the office. I haven’t had a regular job in three years, and even I know that. I’ve let you down. I’ve let you get work done. That is inexcusable.

So I’m back (and, incidentally, also back home) with a round-up. May it occupy several long hours of your day, until it’s time to sneak out at 2pm.

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An old pal of mine sent me this video tribute to “The Greatest Movie Sandwiches” with a note that said, “I thought you’d enjoy this.” My friends, it seems, cannot distinguish me from Liz Lemon. Also, she was right: I remembered a good deal of those sammiches.

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Kinda shocked that Detroit didn’t make the list (bad dah-dum!) of Gadling’s 10 creepiest abandoned cities in the world (also, apparently “creepy” is apparently a euphemism for “awesome”. Kids these days).

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Alex Noriega takes some rather brilliant snippets of advice and maxims about life, and illustrates them on his blog Stuff No One Told Me. Particularly poignant today (when I called to extend the limit of my credit card, and had to tell them my income) was this comic.

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According to … crap, I don’t know. I’m not even going to pretend to know. But according to somebody, the rapture is happening tomorrow. And this is the best pre-rapture advice I’ve seen. (My post-rapture advice? Let’s pass legislation to make gay marriage legal, de-criminalize marijuana, and fund NPR and Planned Parenthood! Hooray!)

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In some rather sad news, Randy “Macho Man” Savage died in a car accident today. And I bid adieu to, perhaps, the finest man to have ever snapped into a Slim Jim.

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I found this oddly beautiful, and quite romantic.

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While no fan of Trip Advisor (OYSTER, FTW!), I couldn’t help but laugh at the user reviews of some of the dirtiest hotels in the world. A sample: “Had to go buy socks so my feet wouldn’t touch the carpet.” Genius.

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Just a little reminder that the grass is always greener

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Summer movie season is just around the corner. I’m biding away the time between now and then with these rather amazing behind the scenes snapshots from landmark films (spoiler: the Stay-Puft Marshmallow man is tiny. Le sigh.)

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I cannot stop laughing at this: guy tweaks photos of his friend slightly, then uploads them to Facebook. God, I love evil.

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The six-year-old in this story has a great future ahead of her as … well, as me.

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Phew. That’s it for this week, folks. I hope you enjoyed having your time wasted as much as I enjoyed wasting it.

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