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Links: Personal crap and miscellaneous bullshit

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*Captions: The above picture was snapped outside an excellent Chinese joint (Little Szechaun) near my house. It is not – TO MY KNOWLEDGE – a pornographic video store.

*Note: For the past 8+ years, I have had a box in my various basements with the words “Personal crap and miscellaneous bullshit” scrawled on it.

*I Made You a Beard: Explore this fantastical world of felt beards. It makes me feel all beardy! [mefi]

*Eating: The One Dollar Diet Project blog details the lives of two social justice teachers as they try to eat on a buck a day.

*Psych: Why we listen to Christmas songs. Basically, holiday songs are annoying because they’re boring. Plus a lot of scientific shit. You know who kind of rules? Josh Groban.

*Cybernetics: Watch this news segment of a man who lost an eye, then put a camera in his empty eye socket. [mefi]

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12.13.08: Brown M&M riders, Year in Ideas, Oasis on Mpls…

*Riders: The Smoking Gun has uncovered Van Halen’s famous “No Brown M&Ms” rider. [vulture]

*Ideas: The New York TimesYear in Ideas includes avian dancing, neo-neo soul, FiveThirtyEight.com and spray-on condoms. Oh, and some other, more important stuff, like having to do with the economy and science and shit like that.

*Movies: An orchestral version of the Star Wars saga – Star Wars: A Musical Journey – that has been condensed down to just two hours will play in London’s O2 arena.

*Economics: Hypebot tracks some of the big layoffs happening in the music business.

*Songs: The Indie Music Alphabet for this year includes Bon Iver, so I was contractually obligated to post it. [shorties]

*Television: The Benny Hillifier will add Yakety Sax to anything. [mefi]

*Video: I probably already should have linked to the Robocop Rap, so I shamefully do it here, buried. Where the readers are fewer. Whew. Feel better already. OOH! Watch this video! [waxy]

*Packaging: This is sort of off-topic for the blog, but packaging that upcycles (as in the case of this wine box that becomes a lamp) – or in the case of this knoend lamp, uncycles – itself is worth thinking about. Look, I try to stay somewhat on topic around here, but it’s hard.

*Local: Oasis on Minneapolis: “the middle of nowhere.” Weeeee.