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Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

Every Friday I point you towards some recommended reading around the blogosphere: 1. I was delighted to discover the website Letters Of Note, which...

Every Friday I point you towards some recommended reading around the blogosphere:

1. I was delighted to discover the website Letters Of Note, which collects lost letters on just about everything. Check out the entry entitled Buttocks or Crotch and tell me if you aren’t hooked. (Hat Tip: The Happiness Project)

2. Via the ever-amazing Very Short List, I came across Welcome To Pinepoint, an Online scrap-book devoted to documenting someone’s home town that disappeared. Moving, entertaining and just plain Wow.

3. Math geeks, musicians and those of us somewhere in between will love this video featured over at Salon, in which musician Michael John Blake explains how he assigns numbers to notes and chords in order to play Pi up to 31 decimal places.

4. It’s hard to say exactly why the trailer for the French film Panique Au Village is so fantastic, but it is. Watch it.

5. And speaking of the French, a friend posted this Dinosaur Comic strip onto his Facebook Wall, which manages to be at once hilarious, profane *and* poke fun at the French.

6. Can’t wait to run out and buy some of the Royal Mail’s new stamp collection featuring famous wizards and enchanters, previewed here at the Guardian.

7. Oh God, how I miss Stephen Colbert! Here’s an excerpt of his show from Gawker, where he talks about becoming a Jew for Lent. Priceless!

Have a great weekend!

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  1. Susan March 15, 2011 at 2:42 pm #

    Why would you miss Stephen Colbert??? If you’re in Europe, you can watch the full episodes of the Colbert Report on the website:
    http://www.colbertnation.com/full-episodes/mon-march-14-2011-reza-aslan?fbid=8iR_-HsVnpI

    Personally, I prefer The Daily Show but to each her own.
    http://www.thedailyshow.com/full-episodes/thu-march-10-2011-trey-parker—matt-stone

    But I’m grateful to Comedy Central for making their content available to those of us elsewhere (not many TV stations do). The BBC apparently thinks you need to be on the island to appreciate its offerings. Grrmpf.

    • admin March 15, 2011 at 3:05 pm #

      Thx Susan. The DS website doesn’t let UK viewers watch (though the CR one does, so thanks for that!) Channel 4 used to show the Daily Show every night at 8:30 and again at 9:30 but now they only show the “global version” on Mondays and I’m not that interested. Colbert is also on but at like 3 a.m. Anyway, thanks for being a fellow traveller!

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