Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Hot Links in the City, Runnin' Wild and Lookin' Pretty


Today is the first day of summer as well as the longest day of the year.  Here's everything you need to know about the summer solstice.  (Houston Chronicle)

One thing that article didn't mention is that today is also National Vanilla Milkshake Day.  Celebrate with this spiked vanilla milkshake recipe from Bobby Flay.  (Serious Eats)

And if you want to swim after celebrating?  You don't have to wait 30 minutes.  That summer myth and others are debunked here.  (Washington Post)

Gizmodo held a blacklight photography contest recently and posted the 10 best images they received.  I have to agree with their choice for the winner, but all the photos are pretty cool.  (flickr)

What can you do when you're being discriminated against and the cops are unable to help you?  Turn to social media, of course.  (Jezebel)

Not that the internet is always right.  Take Jeremy Scott's "Handcuffs" sneakers for Adidas.  The internet cried "Racist!" and the sneakers were scrapped.  But could his inspiration have been something a lot less racist and a lot more, um, "monstrous"?  (NY Observer)

Want an incredibly unique personalized necklace?  How about a waveform of your own voice?  (HuffPo)

If you have 15 minutes to spare, watch this impressive no-budget short film about an alien encounter.  The retro style soundtrack is perfection.  (io9)

In the wake of Shia LeBeouf's full-frontal appearance in the latest video from Sigur Ros, The Daily Beast has gathered a collection of male actors bearing all.  NSFW, obviously.  (Daily Beast)

I felt like going retro for today's videos, so here are two songs that always make me think of summertime.  The first is pretty obvious - Mungo Jerry's "In the Summertime."

And this one I'm willing to bet most of you will only recognize from "Sex and the City" - Nick Gilder's "Hot Child in the City."  Happy Summer Solstice!

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