The Week: October 25, 2013

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Oct 25, 2013

Do you ever have those mornings where you find yourself spray painting a fake ax guitar for your husband’s Halloween costume, and thinking that maybe, just maybe, you’ve outgrown this whole Halloween thing? That perhaps adulthood means that you don’t get dressed up in silly outfits and binge on two pounds of candy every October 31st?

No? Me, neither.

I’m off to finish my hubby’s costume. You enjoy these links.

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Rand has been ridiculing my pumpkin obsession all month – the ubiquity of pumpkin-flavored everything makes this one of my favorite times of year. Currently on my to-bake list: Pumpkin Salted Caramel Snickerdoodle Bars (seriously, there is no one part of that I don’t love).

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Did you know that you can change your Twitter username and display name as often as you like? Which means that as we approach Halloween, a bunch of savvy users are opting for some spooky handles.

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Check out the list of 27 famous actors who got a break guest-starring on Miami Vice. You won’t believe who was originally cast as Tubbs.

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In a claim that will make your politically-correct-self cringe just a little bit, The Washington Post writes that Spaniards are less productive and constantly tired because they are in the wrong time zone. I say that they invented tapas and churros, so they’ve accomplished enough.

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Quite possibly the best dog-dressed-as-an-ewok costume you will see all year.

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One man’s rant about the construction of his burrito is absolutely delightful.

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David Sedaris wrote of his sister Tiffany’s suicide in The New Yorker. It’s a little bit funny, and utterly heartbreaking.

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The philosophical wisdom of children. My favorite was one kid’s take on The Hulk: He’s “a big green monster and when he needs to get things done, he turns into a scientist.”

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If you are a fan of Archer (the raunchy, foul-mouthed animated show on FX), then you are going to squeal a little when you see the real-life models for the show’s characters.

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A Tumblr blog dedicated entirely to Benedict Cumberbatch, and cupcakes made in his likeness. (Via @yaya7383, who is responsible for me drooling at my screen right now.)

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