The Week: Feb. 3, 2012

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Feb 3, 2012

This week has had my head spinning a bit. The new blog design is almost ready to launch, and I suspect that the second it goes up, I will start sleeping again (that’s how these things work, right? RIGHT?)

While I make a concerted effort to RELAX this weekend, and attempt to distract myself with the SuperBowl (though, really, it hurts my heart in ways I can’t really articulate that the Packers are not in it. At least the Aaron Rodgers photobomb is alive and well), you enjoy these links …

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What’s that? You didn’t get enough of my crazed ramblings on the blog this week? Then check out my interview on Ms. Morphosis (Warning: gratuitous photos of me and Rand kissing can be found therein. But that’s par for the course).

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A concept that’s so self-referential, it made my head spin: minimalist movie posters about popular internet memes. (via @hopandjaunt)

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Andrew Rae’s “Back to Earth” comic is bizarrely sweet. Or perhaps it’s sweetly bizarre. Either way, I dig it.

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I’ve already confessed to being an absolute dork, right? So there’s no shame in telling you that I giggled out loud at this collection of the top ten Star Trek moments featuring everyone’s favorite android, Data. Though I have a few objections … like how did Data’s Sherlock not make the cut?

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And speaking of Sherlock, this gif of Benedict Cumberbatch removing a scarf might be the best neck porn since Cary Grant went horseback riding in Notorious. I’ve watched it … A LOT. (via Deanna of Traveling Monkeys, to whom I am seriously indebted).

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My friend Pete describes what happened when there was a bomb threat on the Washington State Ferry he was about to board (or, as he cleverly puts it, “How a Possible Stoner Made My Daughter Late for School”).

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Ben Heine’s Pencil vs. Photograph series is simple, surreal, and nothing short of brilliant.

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For my fellow marketing geeks: The challenge of rethinking Oreos for Chinese consumers (Green tea cream filling? Tubular Oreo straws? HAS THE WORLD GONE DELICIOUSLY MAD?)

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Food On My Dog is – wait for it – photos of food, delicately balanced on a dog’s head. I bet you didn’t see that one coming! And yet, it still manages to be delightful. (via Jodi of Legal Nomads)

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An abandoned leper colony in New York, just a stone’s throw from the Bronx, is now a bird sanctuary. It’s as creepy and as fascinating as it sounds.

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The shocking $4 million price tag has Slate asking whether SuperBowl ads are really worth the money.

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That’s it for this week, folks. Have a great SuperBowl weekend and … sigh … Go Giants, I guess.

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