Friday 5 | Click-worthy Links

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Here are 5 more places online worth checking out:

  1. Did you know that Chef Boyardee was a real person? In fact, he was a pretty awesome chef who catered to the rich and famous before canning his pasta for the poor and college-attending.
  2. Lexus made a hoverboard, and it works. Granted, it works over metallic surfaces only, but it works all the same. Take that, Back to the Future skeptics!
  3. We’ve all been around long enough to know that words change meanings over time. Gay? Different than it used to be, obviously. But did you know that “nice” didn’t used to be so nice?
  4. Are you looking for a breakdown of the best and worst Dr. Seuss books out there? This one is pretty accurate, in spite of the salty language used in the reviews.
  5. Sarcasm improves creative thought processes. That’s just great. But really, it is.

Enjoy!

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Friday 5 | Click-worthy Links

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Here are 5 more places online worth checking out:

  1. Deep Dark Fears meets Delightful Illustrations
  2. Dr. Seuss has a new book coming out. “But isn’t he dead?” you ask. Death doesn’t stop great writers.
  3. I don’t often talk about kitchen gadget reviews, but this is the funniest review of a kitchen gadget that I have ever read.
  4. It is a well-known fact that Victorian age people did not know how to have fun or smile, but maybe the fact is wrong.
  5. As my wife and I work on our house, I dream of doing something like this in the future. The secret door bookcase!

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Friday 5 | Click-worthy Links

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Here are 5 more places online worth checking out:

  1. The singularity approaches.
  2. A magic sword has been found! Well, maybe it isn’t exactly magic, but it a Viking sword with a curious tale to tell.
  3. If you personally know an author, should your review of your book be hidden from public consideration? Amazon thinks so, even if you may not know the author that well.
  4. In other book news, the Nook is dying internationally.
  5. Okay, one more book thing. There’s a healthy amount of actual science involved in the classic children’s book, Charlotte’s Web.

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Friday 5 | Click-worthy Links

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Here are 5 more places online worth checking out:

  1. Books are wonderful things to read, to hold, and to display. I really enjoyed this article about that feeling you get by looking at a nice bookshelf full of books.
  2. A friend at work brought me an article about how Heathens (the name for followers of the old Norse gods) are fighting for recognition as an organized religion in the military, and it linked to this guy’s site on Norse mythology. Anyway, I thought it was interesting so I’m adding it here so I can find it again later.
  3. Sometimes you read something that hits a little too close to home. After reading this article on Franz Kafka’s letter to his father, I’ve been giving a lot of thought on what it means to be a good father. Also, I’ve been thinking about how I fail semi-regularly. I love my kids. I don’t want to have them someday write a letter like this to me.
  4. Okay, this one is kind of long, but it is totally worth the read. When I was in my tumultuous teen years, I often wondered what would happen if I ran off to live a life on my own, possibly in the woods. But for a lot of good reasons, I didn’t. This guy did.
  5. I don’t know why I’m always surprised when sci-fi stuff happens in daily life, but I am. Introducing exoskeletons for airline employees in Japan!

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Friday 5 | Click-worthy Links

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Here are 5 more places online worth checking out:

  1. The Bechdel Test is an evaluation of movies based one thing: the film must contain a scene in which two or more named female characters have a conversation about anything at all besides men. Here are 10 surprising films that fail the Bechdel Test.
  2. We normally understand consciousness to be the part of us that makes decisions and has free will, but that may not be right. According to the “Passive Frame Theory,” consciousness is more like the internet in that it is a useful tool, but someone else is pushing the buttons.
  3. What if we didn’t own stuff? What if we just used it when it was convenient? And what if that was the future for everything?
  4. I don’t often wish that I had a bunch of lockers in my house, but this gives me thoughts.
  5. Racism is a large and unfortunate issue, but you think you’d be safe from computer programs being racist. You aren’t.

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Friday 5 | Click-worthy Links

Wireless Computer Mouse with Wheel

Here are 5 more places online worth checking out:

  1. I feel like the story of this art thief should be some kind of short film.
  2. I’m traveling next week, and I’m super glad that it is domestically. I’d hate to have to remember all of the international ways to offend people.
  3. In case you were thinking that the Vikings weren’t hardcore enough, here’s some evidence to the contrary.
  4. George Orwell’s book 1984 is one of my favorite books of all time. Here’s another thought provoking piece by Orwell, but this time on beggars. I’m not saying I agree with him, but it certainly makes me think.
  5. This one is a guilty pleasure. One of my jobs at work is stick verses onto inspirational backgrounds for use on social media. I can appreciate that the Bible has a lot of not-friendly bits in it. Maybe we SHOULD be putting those on mugs and on social media too. What do you think?

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