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Links for 3.15.09: Moustaches, guerrilla preservation and lasagne

*Hair: The 2009 NYC Beard and Moustache Championships were recently held in Brooklyn. I shaved today with minimal blood loss. FYI.

*History: The Kingston Lounge is a blog dedicated to “guerrilla preservation and urban archaeology.” The images are whatever the combination of haunting and awesome is. [bad banana]

*Media: Clay Shirky thinks the unthinkable about newspapers.

*Blankets: Rob Walker makes his way to the Snuggie and the Slanket for the New York Times Magazine.

*Twitter: WeFollow is a user-generated index of Twitter users from Digg’s Kevin Rose. I considered registering myself under the category of lasagne, but to this point have abstained. Any suggestions welcomed. Regards.

*Eco: Your term to know: Bright Greens. As a colleague of mine pointed out, a run at using the Obama hope/effectiveness paradigm to frame the sustainability movement.

*Local: Here’s a video of Minneapolis band Hyder Ali playing at the Nomad World Pub. You may recognize the guy on the right as Chuckles.

*Periodic Tables of Things: How far away from a periodic table of periodic tables are we? HOW FAR?

*Grade for today’s links: Crying into my cupped hands.

Links for 1.19.09: Podcasts, smash shacks and eating paste

*Podcasts: Whether you adore or deplore Hipster Runoff’s schtick, you’ll be able to tell just by listening that their new podcast is lovingly crafted. To wit: “You might know Hype Machine as a place where people go to steal MP3s slash find them on blogs.” Please give it a chance.

*Instruments: Yo-Yo Ma will be playing a CARBON-FIBER cello tomorrow. WHAT YEAR IS THIS, 3080?!?!?

*Fashion: Run DC, a t-shirt in the style of Run-DMC. [It was on BB, but what the hell?]

*Stress: Over on the Twin Cities Business blog, WHICH RUNS A DISGUSTING IMAGE OF MY LOATHSOME FACE AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE, there’s an article we wrote about Sarah’s Smash Shack, a place that charges people to come in and smash things in order to relieve their stress. Discounts for senior citizens.

*Lists: Paste magazine tells us which albums we should consider getting excited about in 2009. Said list includes “Condo Fucks.” What? (Admission: I used to eat paste as a child.) [earfarm]

*Local: For the finest in music created by people this blogger works with, may I refer you to Hyder Ali? New music to download here.