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May 18, 2011

Blow My Mindsday: May 18, 2011

created at: 04/17/2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.

created at: 05/18/2011

Lexadecimal defines words made from hexadecimal color codes. I know, it's hard to explain, but just go there and check… read more

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May 17, 2011

The Cardigan Abides - The Dude's Sweater is Back

The Dude's Sweater

Remember the first time you saw The Big Lebowski, and all your friends hated it and thought it was boring, but you couldn't stop laughing? Remember how, two years later, in college, it was suddenly everyone's all-time favorite movie?

Yeah, me too. I also remember thinking, "Where can I get that sweater?" Well, now you can; the original was made by Pendelton Woolen Mills, and this year they're bringing it back:

Who is this dude?

Could they have chosen a less 'Dude'-like… read more

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May 17, 2011

Super Duper Sick

created at: 05/17/2011

Friends, I've worked my way through some serious sniffles, tummyaches, and flu bugs over the last few months, but today, the germs have gottent the best of me.

You don't want me writing anything today. Trust me.

Hopefully, I'll be back with you tomorrow. Enjoy your Tuesday!

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May 16, 2011

The 2011 World's Best Beards!

The 2011 World Beard Championships were held yesterday, and the winner was this one: Of course it features a Norweigan flag and a reindeer!

 Also, don't miss this other amazing beards,… read more

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May 13, 2011

Am I Wearing Pants?

created at: 05/13/2011

Okay...so, this is not necessarily for men. In fact, it's specifically not addressed to guys. But as passive observers of the crazy places that women's bottom-oriented clothing are going, it's a good 101 to learning about what in the world is going on.

And it's really… read more

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May 13, 2011

Depressing Tax Returns Become Beautiful Rolled Paper Art

Artist Nava Lubelski creates these organic, molecule-like rolled paper installations from tax return… read more

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May 12, 2011

Before and After: Casey's Masculine Loft Makeover

Casey recently bought a unit in the Minneapolis loft where he'd been renting, and gave it a very fine… read more

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May 12, 2011

Man Builds an Entire Home Gym from Car Parts

Perhaps you're there for the standard oil change. Maybe you need new tires, a timing belt replaced, or worse, major engine work. Whatever the reason you're visiting the auto body shop, you're stuck there for the time being. Those dudes in the blue jump suit are holding your car hostage, until they've had their fill of upcharging you and overpriced filter changes.

So, what to do when you're hanging out, hoping the parts and labor will still allow you to eat this month.

You… read more

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May 11, 2011

Blow My Mindsday: May 11, 2011

created at: 04/17/2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.

Dude crafts himself into aread more

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May 10, 2011

Rubbish Rainbows: Spectral Art Made Entirely from Garbage

created at: 05/10/2011

Austrailian artist Liz Jones is a crafter and collector of trash: beautiful, rainbow-colored trash that washes up on Melbourne's urban beaches. She says, "I wanted to show the slightly disturbing nature of human need for disposable plastic, and the fact that these everyday items tend to last for an indefinite time after they are disposed of. I am attracted to the variety of rainbow hues and the contrast of beauty and… read more

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May 10, 2011

Pomplamoose Cover the Angry Birds Theme Song

created at: 05/10/2011

Pomplamoose, the bf/gf pioneer's of the "video song," have turn their catapult's sights to the eerily catchy Angry Birds theme song. Their version comes out even more eerie and catchy, and shows the duo at their best.

Click play to watch the… read more

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May 09, 2011

Sci-Fi IKEA Manuals

The clever minds at College Humor have created some international reader friendly, wordless, slightly confusing manuals for some of their favorite, often-equally-hard-to-follow science-fiction… read more

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May 09, 2011

World's Largest Model Airport Took Seven Years to Build, Costs 5.16 Million Dollars

created at: 05/09/2011

I have started four models in my life. I have completed zero.

These cats, on the other hand, have completed the world's largest model airport, which features "40,000 lights, 15,000 figurines, 500 cars, 10,000 trees, 50 trains, 1000 wagons, 100 signals, 200 switches and 300 buildings." Many of the items move around by themselves, and it took seven years...

...and… read more

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May 06, 2011

Bizarre: Animal Species Named After Famous People

created at: 05/06/2011

Nope, it's not some crazy fan naming their cat after some reality show monstrosity, or the officious Sammy Davis Jr. Jr., but actual Latin-esque binomial names of animals named for famous… read more

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May 06, 2011

Retro Revival: Vintage Posters for Modern Movies

Brain Pickings has assembled a killer collection of vintage-styled movie posters for contemporary films. As Maria Popova remarks, they explore "Helvetica, Hitchcock and what Saul Bass can teach J.J. Abrams about mystery."

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