The week in travel: Nov. 5, 2010

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Nov 5, 2010

Happy Guy Fawkes Day, kids. In celebration of today, I strongly suggest you do not take it upon yourselves to overthrow any existing governments, because frankly, that sounds like a lot of work, and, well, it’s Friday. Even a Funemployed girl like myself understands the importance of a Friday.

Besides, if you’re like me (and HOLY CRAP – 71% of my county), you’ve already expressed your outrage/pleasure/resignation/indifference at your local government by voting in Tuesday’s election. So, civic duties done, and hostile overthrows not on the agenda, let’s just peruse some fun things I found on the internet? As usual, kudos to all of you who sent me links for the round-up this week. My blog would be slightly less awesome without you.

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It’s Maslow’s Hierarchy … of hats? Whatever, it’s brilliant. And we all need hats, don’t we? (via the lovely @twolittlesticks)

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I think I just might need this octopus-themed duvet. It will have me dreaming of cephalopods, and frankly, I can’t think of anything better (what? Don’t judge me).

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God, I love Tina Fey. Or should I say Dairy Queen Employee Tina Fey? Either way, she’s tops.

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The oft-mentioned and now somewhat notorious Philip (of A Lifetime of Worry fame) sent me this list of comic book/pop-art themed hotels. Imagine the Hilton meets Nickelodeon … on acid. Bring the kids!

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Apparently, all clownfish are born male, and can later change gender depending on necessity. Gah. Do NOT think about Finding Nemo. DO NOT.

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Jason (aka @raisingdad, and married to the lovely Christine) sent me a link to the blog of his friend JBC, who’s currently deployed in Iraq. Besides some eerily beautiful photos of Iraq at night, he’s also got some great stories, and, most importantly, warnings about how to take out zombies. The good news? Anti-zombie attacks are the same worldwide. The bad news? It’s apparently not a part of basic training.

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Two words: bacon soda.

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I never get tired of hearing @DeannaNMc‘s adventures. Her new post at Offbeat Mama – about how she and her husband are traveling the world with their toddler – is a great reminder that just because you become parents doesn’t mean you stop being true who you really are. And for Deanna, that’s being a traveler.

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This is a little too crazy to believe – a 20-something Asian man disguises himself as an octogenarian white guy and hops onto a flight. And he’d probably have gotten away with it, too, if it wasn’t for those meddling Canadian Border Service Agents.

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Remember – your life is just fine.

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A guy I met in Bulgaria shared this with me, and I can’t stop laughing about it. Check out when happens when you try to employ voice-activated technology in an elevator … in Scotland.

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