The Week: January 21, 2011

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Jan 21, 2011

I am still in my pajamas. This isn’t that heinous a sin, considering that I “work” from home, but the truth is, I’ve spent far, FAR too much of this week in my pajamas (also, is it still “work” if you make no money? Ponder that). When tossing on a pair of yoga pants counts as “getting dressed”, it might be time for an intervention. Or just time to set the alarm. Either way, I’m determined to wake up earlier, get dressed sooner, and accomplish more with my day. Really. I’m starting tomorrow.

No, scratch that – tomorrow’s Saturday. But I’m starting … eventually. In the meantime, enjoy The Week, in whatever state of undress or sloth you happen to find yourself presently in.

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Oh, no! I run the risk of actually getting stuff done today. Who will save me?

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Have too much time on your hands? Me neither. But in case you do, here’s a list of incredibly stupid/funny/interesting internet phenomena that you should have already seen. Warning: Kitten Surprise made me pee a little. I’m a terrible person.

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I kind of respect this. If you are going to crash and burn, make it visible from space.

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I’m still feeling a bit sore about the Seahawks’ (seemingly inevitable) loss to the Bears last week, but even I can admit: this photo of Chicago is mesmerizing.

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Gah! What’s the word again? The Matador Network has a fascinating article on 20 untranslatable words. My favorite is tartle – the Scottish word for the act of hesitating before introducing someone, because you’ve forgotten their name.

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Phil Jones unleashes random acts of design on the telephone poles of Minneapolis. Pure awesome ensues.

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OMG. OMG. PENGUINS IN SWEATERS.

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Artist Markus Hofko has a created a series of sculptures in which he breaks Disney characters down into basic geometric elements. Amazingly, they’re so iconic, you can still decipher who they are. (via @nerdseyeview)

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Jonathan Thomas, the blogger behind Anglotopia, just launched Aussietopia – a site focusing on (you guessed it) Australia.  While he loses points for not having an entire section dedicated to the Australian National Swim Team, it’s still a great resource for all things pectoral. I mean Australian. Australian.

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Sometimes the truth is a harsh diagnosis.

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I am so doing this next time I’m in a hotel.

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You get what you pay for. And when you’ve paid someone $0.02 to draw you a picture of a sheep, well …

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A group of writers unleash their wrath on the products they hate: “Go-Gurt: A cruel prank perpetrated by those asshats at General Mills who surely pioneered this abomination as a prank and must have been horrified when it actually sold …” (via @DeannaNMc, who kindly keeps me informed as to what is lame in the world, and what isn’t.)

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That’s it for me, folks. I’m off to go get dressed. Maybe.

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