The Week: Sept. 7, 2012

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Sep 7, 2012

It’s Friday! And it’s September. I couldn’t be happier. This is the month of my birthday. And my wedding anniversary. As well as the month of the birthdays and anniversaries of dozens of people I know and love.

Seriously, it doesn’t get any better than September. And did I mention that the sun is shining? It is. Man, I love this month.

Here’s what I found interesting this week when I wasn’t running around enjoying the last bit of summer and hugging random strangers …

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This is just heartbreaking: a 14-year-old girl gets bullied for her appearance, so she gets (donated) plastic surgery to fix it. I know that teasing is tough, but can’t we teach the next generation to at least wait until they’ve grown into their features before lobbing them off?

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I’m not gonna lie: I have a little soft spot for Captain America (and even though I tend to prefer my coffee with a little more Manischewitz, Chris Evans made a positively ADORABLE Steve Rogers). That may be why I found this list of 8 embarrassing or bizarre dilemmas the Cap has dealt with over the years to be so darn entertaining.

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I seriously don’t think that this is necessary – parents with infants have every right to fly and don’t need to curry favor with their fellow passengers to do it. But nevertheless, bringing candy and treats for the entire plane? Awesome move.

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Bill Gates is challenging innovators to reinvent the toilet. Sounds like a trivial endeavor? Hardly. It could save hundreds of thousands of lives each year in developing nations.

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The Chicago Tribune recently digitized some old photos of Al Capone and his legal team. Keep an eye out for his spats – because, yes, he is wearing some.

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Wil Wheaton shares a young woman’s story, and explains why he’s a feminist.

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This post from my pal Philip, about temporarily losing sight of his daughter (fear not, she was not ACTUALLY lost) made the brittle little lump of coal that is my heart glow, just a weensy bit.

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Two words: Pug races. It’s pretty much as magical as it sounds (via fellow travel blogger Emily in Chile)

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The kids at Bad Lip Reading tackle Twilight. At some point, Edward and Bella start fighting over cake. It can only be described as art.

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That’s it for me this, kids! Have a wonderful weekend!

 

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