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Junk Drawer: Week of April 22nd, 2013

Photo Source: The Flower Fields in Carlsbad by Jeff Alberts

Photo Source: The Flower Fields in Carlsbad by Jeff Alberts

Happy Friday, Wonderists!  So much great stuff to surf on the web this week!  I’ve been sitting here flipping coins over which links to include in the round-up, but I keep cheating.

Here we go:

Want to know where greatness happens?  It happens right here.

Why “thaaaanks” is the new “thanks.“  (And if you’ve been saying just “thanks” all this time, sorry, but you’re being rude.)

I was kicked out of the country for being too good-looking, baby.”  Sounds like a bad pick-up line, but it turns out it’s true.

This may be a reflection of my extreme sleep deprivation this week, but I laugh-snort every time I watch this.

The last 2 speakers of an endangered language refuse to talk to one another because they just plain never “enjoyed each other’s company.”

I don’t have much of a brain for science, but this awesome video from the International Space Station this week made me a believer. Also I love the freeze-dried astronaut food they sell in museum shops.

Why didn’t anyone tell me there is such a thing as HAPPY plane crashes?  Somehow I find these photos of miraculous plane crashes in which everyone survived a comfort.

Are you as excited as I am about Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby” remake?  I am absolutely obsessed with this Gatsby-inspired fashion line and these simple steps for achieving your own 1920s pizazz!

Multi-purpose furniture that hangs on your wall and seats your guests?  I’ll take all three, please.

The United States starts measuring Gross National Happiness! That makes me happy.

And one more for the road…The Arrested Development character posters.   Only one more month!

What’s everyone up to this weekend?


Junk Drawer: Week of April 15, 2013

Photo Source: The WonderistLes Puces (Flea Market in Paris)

Photo Source: The Wonderist
Les Puces (Flea Market in Paris)

TGIF, Everyone!  Go ahead – call out sick, grab a Bartles and Jaymes, and pull up a seat for this week’s link love…

Blow-up dolls are so passé!  THIS is the next big thing!

Roger Sterling, you complete me.

Paint by Numbers for real grown-up art.  I am doing this!

Daffodils are just inherently cheerful, but this makes me love them even more!

Colbert on the Boston Marathon – couldn’t have said it better!

Don’t toy with me, Iran.  Have you invented time travel or not?!

Thoughtful, easy homemade gift for Mother’s Day!

This guy discovered his dog was insanely good at balancing on things, and amazingness ensued.  I’m terrified of dogs, and I’m in love with Maddie.

I don’t care if you’ve already seen this, watch it again and then dance.  This country needs a pep talk.  Thanks, Kid President!

You are more beautiful than you think.  I find this really, really powerful.

What do you have planned for the weekend?


Junk Drawer: Week of April 8th


Photo Source: Real Simple

If there is one truth that I hold to be self-evident, it’s that in every home, you will find a junk drawer.  You know, that place where you stash extra batteries, your toaster manual, orphaned coat buttons, and play tickets?  The junk drawer is a domestic treasure chest – home to some of your most coveted things (like your nephew’s drawings) – and yet also an archaeological dig of ancient artifacts (like that picture of you in a bikini from college).  And so I bring to you The Wonderist’s Friday feature: “The Junk Drawer.”  I’ll be sharing with you a mish-mash of link love from around the world wide interwebs – fun, important, off-the-wall stuff – just like the insides of your junk drawer.

Want to liven up your commute?  Try this!

It seems like just yesterday, Zach Morris was talking on one of these.  Happy 40th birthday, cellphone!

What do you think about this lingerie?

I need to get out more!

PopCrush recently released this list of Top 10 Songs about Brooklyn.  What are your favorite hometown songs?

Oh, man, I want this.  Real bad.

Molly Ringwald has a jazz album?!

Margaret Thatcher passed away this week at the tender age of 87, but this popular hashtag had many believing it was Cher!

I bet many of my friends with young children can relate to this playful tumblr about Reasons My Son is Crying.

Check out these photos from the Chuck Norris of photography – hard core!

Happy Weekend, Everyone!