Monday, August 27, 2012

Who Doesn't Love a Guy in a Suit?


Good morning!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend, dear reader.  I spend a good portion of mine scrolling through this tumblr, Guys in Suits.  It is what is says it is, and it is GLORIOUS.  (Guys in Suits)

The world lost two pioneers over the weekend.  First, Jerry Nelson, who brought such Muppets as Count Von Count to life, passed away at the age of 78.  (Washington Post)

Then, on Saturday, Neil Armstrong, a true American hero who took a "giant leap for mankind" as the first man to walk on the moon, also passed away, at age 82.  What Nelson and Armstrong have in common was how their actions inspired millions, albeit in different ways.   (NY Times)

And on Sunday, Snooki gave birth to a baby boy.  MTV is calling baby Lorenzo the "world's youngest guido."  Oy.  I'd make a snarky comment about MTV being classy, but let's face it, Snooki herself is probably calling him a guido, too.  (People)  

If you're pregnant and trying to come up with a name for your little one, here's the latest list of baby names inspired by celebrities.  I like a lot of these suggestions, save Bristol, but Jenson's new to me.  (Mommyish)

Happy Anniversary to the 19th Amendment!   Ladies, let's honor the suffragettes who fought for our right to vote by turning out in November and making sure our voices are heard!  (HuffPo)

Time for some amazing water art.  Tim Tadder shot a series of photos of bald men as buckets of water were dumped onto their heads.  The resulting images give them the appearance of wearing "Water Wigs."  You should definitely check these out, but I have to share my favorite with you here.  (Behance h/t BoingBoing)

Fabulous, no?  Image by Tim Tadder

Like many other kids, I played with Legos when I was little, but I never created anything as incredible as these two sixteen year-old kids.  For this year's BrickFair Lego Convention, they built Rivendell from the "Lord of the Rings" series.  The amount of detail here is amazing.  (Flickr h/t Neatorama)

Apparently, used bourbon barrels are a hot commodity these days, with everyone from hot sauce manufacturers to cocktail mixologists snapping them up.  I think I need to track down the maple syrup company mentioned here.  (NPR)

I honestly cannot tell if the author of this next article is being serious or is pulling a huge prank on everyone with her "shameful hygiene secrets."  Some of these are too gross to be real... I hope... but if not, girl, you need help.  (The Frisky)

This talented gentleman took a popular xkcd comic, memorized it, and set it to the tune of the "Major-General's Song" from "the Pirates of Penzance."  Thank goodness for the subtitles, because dude just zips through the lyrics.  It's probably the most enjoyable 2 minutes you'll spend today. 

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