The Week: April 20, 2012

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Apr 20, 2012

Folks, it’s the 20th of March April. Yup. It’s 4-20. While I’m sure many of you are celebrating this Friday in completely wholesome, legitimate ways (like going to the movies and eating cupcakes), I suspect a few of you are going to spend it on slightly-less-legal endeavors (after which you will likely go to the movies and eat cupcakes).

In either case, I’ve comprised links that should be entertaining for all of you, regardless of your state of mind. Enjoy!

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I am giggling over David Armand’s miming of popular songs. His interpretation of “Eternal Flame” by the Bangles is delightfully absurd (via blog reader Angie).

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Pop heroes and villians added to turn-of-the-century photos. Huh. I never realized how Victorian a stormtrooper could look (via blog reader Will).

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My friend Nigel sent me this eye-opening infographic on the wastefulness of the TSA. Eeep.

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The “Interview with My Bully” series on Salon – where folks confront and interview their childhood tormentors – is powerful, heartbreaking, and occasionally uplifting.

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Blog reader Sarah sent me this link to 40 glorious routines from the 1988 aerobics championships (sponsored by Crystal Light!). Grab your spandex.

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This Quora thread about what it’s like to fly on Air Force One is absolutely fascinating.

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Maddie is a coonhound with exceptional balance and patience. Her owner is a photographer with a sense of whimsy. They combined their forces to bring you “Maddie On Things,” a blog so bizarre and beautiful, you won’t be able to get enough of it.

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This clip from a 1994 episode of NBC’s The Today Show features the host trying to decipher exactly what the new-fangled technology of the World Wide Web. My favorite one-liner from Katie Couric: “Allison, what is internet?” (via my friend Laura at How’s Your Pony?)

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My pal Chris created a new app for the iPhone that “adds pixelated junk to a photo with the touch of a finger.” I … just … wow. Check out the slightly-not-suitable-for-work results.

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Dick Clark passed away this week. The New York Times takes a rather insightful look at his career, and the part he played in making rock n’ roll safe for the masses.

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Peace out, and have a great weekend.

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