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Top Ten Bizarre Literary Deaths

I ran into this great post over at Alternative Reel today.

It profiles the ten most bizarre literary deaths, including Ambrose Bierce and Leo Tolstoy.

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From The Page:

Ambrose Bierce disappeared in Mexico while reporting on Pancho Villa’s rebellion. May have been murdered by bandits.

The list is great, but fails to mention Ernest Hemingway’s final act of cowardice, and Sylvia Plath’s quasi-successful attempt at head casserole.

Your cocktail party conversations just got way mo’ better.

-Frankl1n

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Web Comics Thursday

My insane completely rational plan to take over the internet is coming along nicely. Traffic is up, and the horrid LOLCAT regime is quaking in their adorable yet evil boots. And I owe it all to my fantastically awesome writing you, my awesome readers. So keep checking back, tell your friends, and a little link love wouldn’t kill you, for Pete’s Sake.

Here are some awesome web comics that I hope you like as much as I do.

We The Robots is on point – well drawn and colorful panels with punch-lines that hit more often than not.

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And Lucid TV is officially out of control. Like Rex Morgan merged with Kafka, this strip is stunning front to back.

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-Frankl1n

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Rock, Paper, Geek

The SF Paper Craft Gallery is officially off the chain.

For starters, the title bar is written in some squiggly language from the mysterious orient– so that’s bad-ass points right there.

Secondly, it has some of the most geeked out paper folding since Edward James Olmos went paper crazy in Blade Runner. The site is full of sweet, sweet candy and shows viewers how to turn this

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into this

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Tell me that is not ferociously awesome.

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Go on.

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Tell me.

-Frankl1n.

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It’s a Small World, After All

Ran into this intriguing photo set at the live design today. It’s called mini world, and these photos, as far as I can tell, are real images photoshopped to look like tiny models. It’s a great effect and you should really go check it out.

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This is one of my favorites.

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-Frankl1n

My Lazy (re) Post

Caught this amazing phot spread over at the DCist.

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It comes from a flickr user named musely and pretty much speaks for itself, but I think I’ll throw some gas on the fire and say that this is just more evidence that a secret Masonic Cult runs the World and has taken over the gold-standard along with the hollow-earth reptile-space-overlords.

Deal with that!

-Frankl1n.

300 Love Letters

Caught this great digital installation over at sleeptrip today.

It’s a collection of 300 Love Letters sent to strangers. Por Ejemplo:
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Beautiful letters presented beautifully. I’ll let the description rock it from here:

“I’m writing three hundred love letters and sending them to strangers. The letters are going to be glued to the outside of the envelopes, so that the mailman, and presumably whoever the recipient lives with, will be able to see and read them. The letters aren’t to the strangers, they’re to people I know.”

Pretty cool stuff, if you ask me.

-Frankl1n

Metroid Prime

You’re Welcome.

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-Frankl1n

Mr. T: Still Pitying Fools

Ran into this post by Paul Davidson at Words For My Enjoyment and just about crapped my own pants LOLing.

You should really go read the whole thing, but here are the highlights:

Mr. T still haunts Los Angeles and goes by a name that is not “Mr. T”

Mr. T enjoys double espressos and chocolate covered graham crackers, “for dipping”

Mr. T is most definitely still pitying fools.

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I once saw Sherman Helmsley at LAX and felt like I had discovered the true and secret name of God, so I can only imagine what meeting T at a coffee shop must have been like.

It probably felt a little like this.

-Frankl1n

UPDATE: Apparently, I’m not the only one with T on the brain.

Caught this on the top of Digg.

I think it is great when faded stars gain prominence again- albeit in an ironic, post-twentieth-century kind of way.

Bringing T back?! Oh irony, is there anything you can’t do?

Web Comics Thursday

Due to the binge drinking Holiday Weekend, I’m launching this feature on a Wednesday.

Time is relative, so you’re going to have to deal with this as best you can.

The Angriest Rice Cooker in the World is on my short list of best comics on the web.

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The static panels and dry, rapier wit remind me of Max Cannon’s Red Meat.

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Happy Genocide Day!

-Frankl1n

Surface Computing

Caught this over at Popular Mechanics and it blew my mind.

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Looks like this isn’t science fiction anymore.

-Frankl1n