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21 Inter-things for 10/16/2013

Congress stops hemorrhaging long enough to prevent us from discovering what the default button does–for now. A mega-star is about to explode, so some dude escapes from space by jumping to Earth. The Onion is batting .667 today. Homosexuals make an appearance or two (because they, we, love to make appearances, particularly on my blog).

W26, 3000 times the size of the Sun, is tearing itself up. A bad break-up, perhaps?

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/10/16/biggest-known-star-in-the-universe-is-ripping-itself-apart/

New comics, some around historical figures, some…not.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/53200/5-most-interesting-comics-week

If you love Broadway, and if you love gossip, then you just might love this book.

http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Tales-from-Hal-Prince-Barbra-Streisand-More-Included-in-THE-UNTOLD-STORIES-OF-BROADWAY-20131016

This didn’t quite strike home like most of The Onion’s articles do; yet, I enjoyed the premise.

http://www.theonion.com/articles/10-sandwiches-that-look-like-british-novelist-mart,34240/?ref=auto

There are a couple I disagree with here (“whole nother” is a colloquialism/dialect…ism, so I think it’s unfair to attack it), but otherwise WORD RAGE!

http://www.buzzfeed.com/adamellis/17-misused-and-made-up-words-that-make-you-rage?fb_action_ids=736236053057501&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map={%22736236053057501%22%3A640997642588435}&action_type_map={%22736236053057501%22%3A%22og.likes%22}&action_ref_map=[]

Uncommon photos of common folk from Victorian England.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2122864/Pictures-times-past-Photographs-discovered-abandoned-box-fascinating-insight-19th-Century-city-life-Britain.html

The truth, despite the present and temporary resolution.

http://www.theonion.com/articles/report-you-live-in-an-embarrassing-country,34238/?ref=auto

Meh.

http://boards.sportslogos.net/topic/75737-all-city-logos/

A touching, effective, compact short film about one of the pitfalls of being gay: love for straight men.

http://www.queerty.com/watch-the-language-of-love-20130423/

Give this sewer pipe that medal that civilians can get.

http://www.theonion.com/articles/heroic-broken-sewage-pipe-floods-congress-with-hum,34237/?ref=auto

And it actually went through. For now.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelzarrell/congress-has-made-a-deal-to-end-the-government-shutdown?bffb

The Taj Mahal of Florida, but perhaps a bit cooler because of the mystery of its construction.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/52440/strange-states-floridas-incredible-coral-castle

Je suis un “pocket gay.” Je suis joyeux.

http://instinctmagazine.com/post/pocket-gays-rejoice-peter-manning-designer-launched-fashion-line-just-you

The horror! I guess we can rest assured that young rapscallions will have to wait another day to…rapscalliate.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mattbellassai/absolutely-horrible-things-that-will-happen-if-the-govern

The first blog to follow this blog, so I’m returning the favor. Oh, and it’s a really good blog.

http://interestingliterature.wordpress.com/2013/09/29/guest-blog-10-examples-of-ekphrasis-in-contemporary-literature/

If you’ve been following the Virginia governor’s race, you will find this highly amusing; if not, then only amusing.

http://youtu.be/XV3OqZnIyls

While this video may be old news, it’s the first time I’ve seen it. The earth gets less curvy as the time goes by.

http://rt.com/news/baumgartner-jump-space-record-264/

“QI” Series ‘K’ Episode 6: Killers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fjsA66rHkI

I love Stephen Fry; I love classical music; ergo, hoc amo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCFhHKgzzhk

Composers are, after all, people, and they have their opinions.

http://www.classicfm.com/discover/music/composer-insults

Still not the most bat-shit crazy thing said on the House floor.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/10/16/this-is-not-one-nation-under-god-house-stenographer-taken-from-the-floor-after-bizarre-outburst/

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