The Week: December 7th, 2012

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Dec 7, 2012

I started typing the title to this post and thought, “No, it can’t be December already. It’s like, mid-October, at the latest.”

Sigh. For the record, I also think it’s 2005.

While I find a calendar and struggle to accept the cruel and relentless marching on of time, you enjoy these links.

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A flight attendant reveals the shocking list of things that passengers have requested. One guy inquired as to where he could pleasure himself. Ewww. I only hope he wiped out the lavatory basin as a courtesy to the next passenger.

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A fascinating look at how tall a LEGO tower can get before it starts to crush itself (the answer: very, very tall.)  Via my lovely friend Kristy.

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This XKCD comic made me cry.

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Little known fact: I enjoy watching football with my husband. I’m consistently arguing with non-fans that the game is far more complicated and interesting than most people give it credit for. And this New Yorker article about Jon Gruden supports that fact.

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This comic about the importance of challenging yourself (especially when no one seems to be challenging you) is delightful and inspiring.

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And for those of you needing a little more inspiration, here’s how to steal like an artist.

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I’m totally going to start using beatnik slang. Though I highly doubt I’ll be able to use the phrase “threw babies out of the balcony” without traumatizing someone.

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If you have a few spare minutes, and still haven’t seen this SNL sketch featuring Louis C.K. as Abraham Lincoln, watch it immediately. And when you have a little more time, go see Lincoln. It’s pretty darn incredible.

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Did you know that The Onion has a horoscope page? It’s exactly what you’d expect: funny, absurd, and a little bit dark. (And if that ain’t your speed, then The Geek Zodiac just might be.)

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Photographer Leon Borensztein’s new book of portraits (collected during the 70s and 80s) is an amazing – if awkward – look at our collective pasts.

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Aaaand, I’m out! See you Monday.

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