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Links van 19 juni 2011 tot 20 juni 2011

CONELRAD: DUCK AND COVER | The Citizen Kane of Civil Defense – Part I
Just how did the term "Duck and Cover" become universal shorthand for the paranoid excesses of the Cold War and for every geo-political panic attack since? How did the image of a pith-helmet-wearing cartoon turtle named Bert become as lasting a symbol of this dark era as the yellow and black fallout shelter signs that still adorn many buildings around the United States?

The World’s Worst Records
An arcade of audio atrocities, including such classics as Hamsters for Jesus, Christmas in the Stars (Star Wars Christmas Album), Homer the Happy Little Homo, Someone Walked over My Grave, and many more! Slightly NSFW.

Birds With Arms
Birds with arms is exactly what it sounds like. It's pictures of birds, with arms. What more do you want?

Palin’s Emails: What Her Remarkably Lucid Prose Says About The Art Of Teaching Writing | The New Republic
That’s right, Sarah “you betcha” Palin was, of all things, a bookworm, excited to learn to spell “different” and winning a poetry contest for a poem about Betsy Ross. And as such, it is predictable that her emails would evidence such casually solid command of the language—even if her oral rendition of it is a different matter entirely.

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  1. Birds With Arms. Ik dacht eigenlijk aan vogels met schietgeweren en zo.

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