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Links for 1.26.09: 20 Tips for Better Abs

*Quote: “Do you ever wish you woke up in the hospital? All your loved ones would be there, and a doctor would look down at you with a serious expression and say, “You were in a very serious accident, and unfortunately we had to make several major amputations.” – I highly recommend reading on. “Hospital,” Edith Zimmerman [golden fiddle]

*Quote: “The person who wrote the advertisements is without doubt the most ignorant person now alive on the planet; also without doubt he is an idiot, an idiot of the 33rd degree, and scion of an ancestral procession of idiots stretching back to the Missing Link.” – Mark Twain, in an angry letter directed toward a patent medicine salesman.

*Science: Japanese scientists have invented “elastic water,” a combination of H20, clay and “organic matter.” It looks like a clearish gummy bear, but probably tastes better.

*Fashion: Junior Massive t-shirts incorporate the iconography of vinyl records. [notcot]

*Cinema: The BBC will be airing a film shot entirely by chimpanzees. “The apes created the movie using a specially designed chimp-proof camera given to them by primatologists.” Apparently, they also created their own language – Chimpanzese. Suck it, Cameron. [eyeteeth]

*Economy: The Washington Post has put together an interactive map of unemployment rates by county.

*Music: Bandcamp’s BCWax is a music “unlabel,” based on “dogfooding.” I prefer my made up words without quotes, but it sounds pretty interesting. [waxy]

*Posters: These concept movie posters have been floating around, but if you haven’t seen them, they are lovely. Especially Star Wars. (And I’m not really even much of a Star Wars fan.)

*Today’s links: F.

Video: Spoon’s “Beast and Dragon”

For the Current. In studio.