The Week: October 26, 2012

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Oct 26, 2012

I did not bring my A-game this week. I mean, unless my A-game involves feeling sick and throwing up (for those of you who will inevitably wonder, no, I am not pregnant. I am just constitutionally weak). Hence the light blogging, which I promise to rectify come Monday (I’m already working on a DOOZY of a post).

Until then, here are some time-wasters for your Friday. Enjoy.

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Really digging Tim De Chant’s infographics about how the world lives. Difficult to describe, but fun to try to wrap your head around them. (via my pal Avinash)

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The New York Times takes a look at why haunted houses are such great fodder for horror movies. (Note: this is why I rent. I mean, that and our lousy credit.)

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Sometimes, my friend Angela bowls me over with her sheer awesomeness. This time around, she recaps three years of her daughter’s “Inspirational Women” Halloween costumes (starting with my childhood hero, Amelia Earhart), reveals this year’s incredible costume (OMG. OMG. OMG.), and provides a great instructional on how to make a no-sew costume wig.

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The set up of this Cyanide and Happiness cartoon is Just. SO. Amazing.

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I might have to buy this T-Rex shirt for Rand. And also every other single person I know. This should be mankind’s uniform.

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Absolutely hooked on the work of cartoonist Tom Gauld (via my pal Philip).

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I just learned that in my great country, we have a venue called the KFC Yum! Center. IT IS ACTUALLY CALLED THAT. I don’t know whether to be amused or horrified. I think I’m a little of both. Either way, I want to visit.

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Speaking of being amused and horrified … The New York Observer‘s review of Guy Fieri’s new restaurant in Time Square is nothing short of brilliant.

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Rand send me this delightful article about a Greek island where inhabitants live to be 150. (Okay, not quite, but almost. Pretty sure it’s the curative powers of hummus, people.)

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A very important question for those of us planning to time travel – Who would win in a fight: A Modern Human, or a Neanderthal?

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Aaaaand now, like any emotionally-mature 30-something, I’m off to work on my Halloween costume. See you Monday.

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  • I have “sheer awesomeness”? This from the master? I hope you feel better soon. And you better post a picture of that costume you’re working on.

  • Lauren

    In the same city that there is a KFC Yum! Center, there is also Papa Johns Stadium. We must really like our fast food around here. But the Yum! Center is because KFC is part of Yum! brands, that include KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. Ok, way more information than you needed to know about Yum! Love your blog, read every post!

  • Ethel

    A great Halloween costumes link for Facebook and a T-shirt link to send to my husband! Win!

  • The KFC Yum! Center sounds like a Chinese amusement park. They love them some KFC over here!

  • KFC Yum! Center. Too funny! YUM Foods bought KFC from Pepsico. Maybe back in the 00’s. I used to manage the int’l Baskin-Robbins brand back in the 90’s and those dang Pepsico guys kept getting all the retail space.

  • Diane in NC

    Your friend Angela’s Halloween costumes are indeed sheer awesomeness. All kinds of creative and geeky goodness.

    Feel better!

  • Liz

    Story about your friend’s daughter’s costumes reminded me of this story about a girl who also dresses as historic women. Only she’s done it daily for more than a year: http://www.omaha.com/article/20121016/NEWS/710169942/1707

  • val

    I hope you feel better soon.

  • Kristina

    Just found your site today through Time Magazine’s site (what an honor, congrats!). I’d love to travel more…since I can’t this will be a great way to get another world view besides the news. Thanks. Hope to see your costume here 🙂

  • That review of the new Guy Fieri restaurant is hilarious.
    I used to work at one of his “concepts” back in the day. I never saw him often enough to be able to say if he was a douche or not, but my managers definitely were.

  • Your sense of humor is slightly twisted and completely irreverent, which makes me love your site! Thank you for leaving me in stitches!

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