The Week: September 9, 2011

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Sep 9, 2011

Oh, the things I did this week. I turned 31. I blogged. I ate cupcakes.

So, you know, it was mostly like any other week, except for the whole turning 31 bit. That was new. And wonderful. Thank you to everyone for all the fantastic birthday wishes. While I go contemplate eating even more cake, here are some links for you to peruse. Enjoy.

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Giggling like a madwoman at the incredibly weird, random, and crudely drawn “Sherbert” comic strip. This might be my favorite.

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If We Don’t, Remember Me is a haunting, strange, and utterly compelling collection of “living moving stills” from famous films. I couldn’t look away.

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A little boy singing the blues in a music store. Never have the blues made me giggle with delight before.

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An amazing account of 10 women – all mistresses to powerful men – who changed the course of history.

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Because it was my birthday this week, because I’ve loved him since middle school, and because he is glorious: Jeff Goldblum, or the guy who survived an effing T-Rex attack. (Sigh.)

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In 1988, George Lucas gave a rousing speech about the importance of preserving classic films, records, and books, and not subjecting them to countless revisions, edits, and alterations. Wow. I hope the irony isn’t lost on you, George.

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An incredibly rare Sand Kitten born in captivity. Squee-inducing for conversations and kitty-lovers alike (so, basically, everyone).

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While art historians and aficionados might cringe, I found Polyvore’s collection of outfits inspired by masterpieces to be nothing short of brilliant.

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Simple and clever, the artist known as Mr Whaite creates animated posters that resemble neon signs. This one for Superman made me swoon (I suspect it was the appearance of the spit-curl).

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Creative, political, and occasionally ghastly, Make Your Franklin is a community art project that implores folks to add their own take on the $100 bill.

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Kids today. Always wanting to be superheroes. (Personally, I blame the parents.)

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Two workers repairing an antenna … on the Empire State Building.

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Alrighty – that’s it for this 31-year-old this week. 🙂 I’m off. See you Monday!

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