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Links for November 3, 2011: Racists and breastfeeding

*Note: Please note that while these links and lines appear short, I believe they are as good as any ever here collected. (They’re just OK.)

*Images: This paper art from Nick Georgiou is gorgeous. [fubiz]

*Information: This site, Yo, is this racist?, is perhaps MORE USEFUL THAN GOOGLE?

*Blogs: Yelping with Cormac McCarthy. “We do not hear from the man who ate the taco until November of that year, when he returned to the town on the back of a mule.”

*Science: Who wants to read about 18th century breastfeeding? Hey now!

*Local: GWAR guitarist Cory Smoot was found dead today, after the band’s Minneapolis concert.

*Bands: The xx is now blogging.

*Recommended: The Walker’s Off Center blog is pretty good, too, really.

*Today’s links: F.

Video: My Drunk Kitchen Special: Burning Man

Video: Jian Sword Dancing

More from the anachronistic war department – sword dancing!

Local: Can you cross country ski 54 km while wearing chain mail?

First, can you cross country ski 56 kilometers while dressed in chain mail? If so, read on.

From (don’t ask) comes this plea:

“The Board of Directors for the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) is searching for two cross country skiers to dress as Birkebeiner warriors and a woman skier to represent Inga, the mother of baby Prince Haakon to ski the 54 kilometer journey from Cable to Hayward on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 re-enacting an historic event more than 800 years ago.”

There’s more information here, but the entry deadline is November 15.

And you must click through to see pictures of the Vikings garb the volunteers must wear. Any takers?