The Week: September 14, 2012

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Sep 14, 2012

And we’re off!

Rand and I are going to be traveling for the next little week or so. We’ll be in Ireland for a wedding, and then we’ll be roaming around the country for a few days. My husband was originally going to take a week off, but instead he’s lined up, like, four speaking events. I’m going to drink whiskey and heckle him from the front row about how he needs a real vacation. It should be good fun for all.

Fear not, dear readers – I haven’t abandoned you: I’ve got loads of “entertaining” posts all lined up for next week. But in the meantime, enjoy these links.

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I just found out about the Berners Street Hoax (via reddit). The perpetrator, Theodore Hook, sounds like kind of a dick. A dick with a great sense of humor, but still a dick.

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I am ridiculously in love with Humans of New York. And judging by its popularity, I’m the last person to find out about it.

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Remember the “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” thing ? Where you tried to see how far removed you are from Kevin Bacon? (I think after meeting Oprah, I’m like, 2 degrees away). Well, good ol’ Google (try saying that five times fast) now let’s you search for the Bacon Number of famous celebrities.

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My friend Max describes his epic disappointment after receiving a product he helped fund on Kickstarter.

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The unexpected beauty of Earth’s fractals. (via @ShannonRTW)

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Oh, good heavens. This hits waaaay too close to home: Startup culture Vs. Hipster culture (via my pal John Doherty)

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A delightful reader sent me this photo, noting he thought it was me standing next to Ewan McGregor. Awww. Thank you, you nearsighted fool. That’s not me, but damn it, I wish I had that blouse.

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A bizarre, beautiful, and somewhat sad short story: The 10 Times I Met My Landlord.

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This was no surprise to me, but I imagine I’ll have a hard time convincing the hubby of this fact: Using a computer right before bedtime can disrupt your sleep.

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The National Media Museum in the UK just found the oldest movie filmed in color. It dates back to 1902 (take that, Gone with the Wind!) 

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That’s it for me this week!

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