The Week: Sept 28, 2012

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Sep 28, 2012

It’s Friday! And I’m finding a quiet peace in knowing that life is getting back to normal: it’s once again grey in Seattle (after days and days of sunshine, which, I won’t lie, was making me nervous), the regular NFL refs have gone back to work (after a seriously bungled call during last Monday’s game), and I’m back at home after a rather eventful trip to Ireland (I’ll tell you all about it next week).

While I sit back in my office and enjoy the grey and mist that’s hanging over my city (yes, I missed this weather. And yes, this makes me insane), you enjoy these links:

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Check out my interview on Lash World Tour. And a big thanks to Lash for featuring me on her site!

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Digging these photos of a scatterbrained dad and his little girl. (via my pal Pete)

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They’re the Norwegian equivalent of the Flight of the Conchords, and they’re boasting about the size of their alphabet. Yes, really.

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A somewhat sad revelation for children of the 80s: apparently blowing into Nintendo cartridges didn’t help. In fact, it may have actually damaged games in the long term.

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Google street view goes underwater! In short, I want to go to there.

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After the grace she showed while being mocked on reddit, and her beautiful, even-handed reply, Balpreet Kaur might just be my new hero.

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A TSA agent admits to stealing nearly a million dollars worth of items from passengers at Newark Airport.

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NASA’s Curiosity rover has sent back images suggesting that there was once water flowing on the red planet. It is impossible for me to read that article and not think of little Martians running around in bathing suits and water wings.

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Really digging IO9’s recap of great comic panels brought to life in movies. I have to agree about Watchmen – when the movie is that close to the comic book, you really expect there to be a giant squid.

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A fascinating look at commercial actors who become the face of a brand. They might be real people with feelings, but we tend to associate them with a product and nothing more.

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My friend Angela uncovered this amazing video of Peter Sellers and a fuzzy group of misfit Muppets singing “Cigarettes, Whiskey, and Wild, Wild Women.” Weren’t the 70s grand?

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Phew. That’s it for me this week. I’m in Milwaukee starting next Monday, and would LOVE your suggestions on what to do, see, and most importantly, eat. (P.S. – Wisconsinites: I think Green Bay got robbed on Monday. Please don’t heave rocks at us Seattlites, okay?)

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