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Junk Drawer Friday!

I’m not sure why, but the junk drawer this week is sorta full of testosterone.  Read it, crush some beer cans on your forehead, and then have a happy weekend, everyone! - AFTER THE JUMP: the 50 Shades of Grey lingerie line, Charlie Brown for the soul, man caves, and a museum for broken hearts!


Junk Drawer: Thanksgiving Style

Planes Trains Automobiles

Hi, All!  I’m so sorry for the delay on this post – been having some technical difficulties since last night, but we’re up and running again!  On another note, WHY AM I AT WORK?  There are only 4 of us here, and I just started singing Wrecking Ball to myself.  I don’t usually reach that level of despair until after lunch.  I’m ready for the holiday break!

I bet you are, too – so whether you’re stuffing birds, watching football, or stampeding stores at midnight for sales, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

When you come out of that food coma, here’s some fun Thanksgiving-ish themed link love for you:

These characters would have killed at Black Friday shopping.

Why the turkey is the helicopter of flying birds.

50 essential novels for foodies!

What happens when you ask a British person to label the 50 states on a map?  No wonder we seceded.

If you must talk politics at Thanksgiving, here’s how.

This site shows you all the roads and flight paths Americans are taking this Thanksgiving.  Makes me very thankful that my only flight path will be from the couch to the fridge.

The balloons in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 80 years ago were, how shall I put it, CREEPY.

American dialects – are you a soda, a pop, or a coke?  See how you measure up in this charming video!


Recommended reading for Thanksgivukkah.

Barbra Streisand! Barbra Streisand! Barbra Streisand! Christmas is coming early this Friday on PBS.

*Photo Source: Paramount Pictures*


Junk Drawer: Week of November 22nd, 2013


Happy Friday!  Hope you’ve all had a wonder-filled week!

Is it terrible that I want to see this movie this weekend?  I just can’t seem to give up on Vince Vaughn’s acting career.

For any of you who won’t be busy thawing a turkey this weekend, here’s a little reading to keep you entertained: …The craziest OK Cupid date ever, rent-a-naps, and Duke Ellington’s corset secret – AFTER THE JUMP!


Junk Drawer: Week of November 15th, 2013

Superman Photo Booth

Happy Friday, everyone!  I’m happy to see the weekend come after being laid up at home all week.  My empty DVR and ancient magazines have been taunting me.

I hope you have a SUPER weekend!  Here’s a little link love from around the web if you’re looking for something to read and your magazines are as old as mine. Find out why 4 men were traumatized by Florida’s nude beaches…AFTER THE JUMP!


Junk Drawer: Week of November 8th, 2013

Dance License

So I set this post to publish automatically last night. As you read this right now, I am probably on an operating table singing some kind of slurred lullaby as I slip under the anesthesia.

I’ll be spending most of the next few days consuming massive amounts of television and cereal while I take it easy and recover.  What are you up to this weekend?

Here’s this week’s link love for you!  If you find anything you think I’d enjoy during your own travels on the web, send it my way (contact info on the About Me page) – I’ll be desperate for reading material while I’m on bed rest! …After the jump, find out about one woman who raised 150 kids!


Junk Drawer: Week of November 1st, 2013

Press for Champagne

Happy Hair of the Dog!  Hope you all had a great Halloween night out (or in, if you’re like me).  Time to restart the clocks and wait for a celebrity to do something ridiculous for us to parody next year!

While you secretly binge-eat your kid’s candy this weekend, here’s a little light reading for ya! …Find out when Facebook will have more dead members than living – it’s sooner than you think – AFTER THE JUMP!


Junk Drawer: Week of October 25th, 2013

US National Archives

I have eaten about 10 pounds of candy this week with my nephews who are visiting, so I’m looking forward to a weekend detox.  What are you up to?

While I’m depriving myself of the carbohydrates I was meant to have, here’s a little link love from around the web! Want to know what happens when a grown woman wears Axe Body Spray for a week? YES YOU DO! …After the jump!


Junk Drawer: October 18th, 2013

Beatles Pillow Fight

Hi!  Hope you’re all cruising along toward the weekend!  I hear Prince is having a slumber party open to the public this weekend.  Seriously, if I lived in Minnesota, I’d be putting on an assless silk jumpsuit and going straight to his house right now.

But since most of us won’t be spending the night with R&B royalty, here’s a little Weird from Around the Web to keep you entertained this weekend: …AFTER THE JUMP!


Junk Drawer: Week of October 11th, 2013


It’s Friday, and I’m wearing a unicorn sweater!  Ain’t nothing gonna break my stride.

What’re you up to this weekend?  Here’s a little link love from around the world to help you kill time at the pumpkin patch!

Also, my Friday theme song at the bottom of the post for musical accompaniment! See what gave me the biggest laugh of the week…AFTER THE JUMP!


Junk Drawer: Week of October 4th, 2013

Open Hwy

Another notch on the bedpost!  Wait, that’s not right.  Another week under our belts?  Yeah, that’s probably it.

What’s on your docket for the weekend?

I’ve got a pretty chill weekend planned.  Probably gonna let my personal hygiene go entirely ’til Monday.

Tomorrow, I’m excited to be checking out the New Yorker Festival for a talk with Ethan Hawke and an evening with Billy Eichner from Funny or Die.  I look forward to reporting back!  Unless Ethan Hawke and I run away together, in which case, see ya later, suckas.

If you’re stuck in any waiting rooms this weekend, here’s a little link love to help you avoid the depressing stack of year-old magazines:

Why pick-up artists can’t get …READ MORE!