Link Love

It’s Friday, and it’s the end of the month! I am so behind on blog posts, I have a whole bunch of end-of-month posts that I had planned and then things got away from me, so they are going to be a bit late! For now, it’s time to share my favourite links from this week.

Ten stories that prove Bill Murray really is the most interesting man in the world.

I wanted to embed this video of every winner of the Best Visual Effects Oscar, since it was introduced in 1977. But WordPress doesn’t like Vimeo, so I had to link to it instead. You should definitely watch it, because it’s super cool.

If you’re a fan of The West Wing, the words ‘Big Block of Cheese Day’ will make perfect sense to you. A couple of days ago, the White House launched their very own Big Block of Cheese Day, where White House officials took to social media to answer people’s questions. This is pretty much the coolest thing ever. If only John Spencer had been around to be in the video.

Something I have long suspected to be the case: Everything we need to know, we learned from Disney movies.

Another great story; a 64 year-old Istanbul man painted a staircase in rainbow colours, and when city officials sent workers to repaint them in standard grey, Twitter mobilised and people came out to repaint them.

Instagram of the week: cintascotch. Javier Perez creates art around everyday objects.

Link Love

We’re at the end of another week! I’ve had a pretty good one; I saw some of my besties, and I’m getting to see them again tomorrow. That’s a pretty good deal. I also met up with my book group, and that’s always a giggle. On with the links!

How handy would this bottle cap tripod be? I think I need one.

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These shadow sculptures by Tim Noble and Sue Webster are incredible!

A heatmap showing the most photographed places in the world.

A good question to always ask yourself: What Would Lorelai Gilmore do?

Wild Cat Cake Stands at A Beautiful Mess. I love these, and the possibilities are endless!

Bob Mazzer’s London Underground Photographs: The Tube’s been around for 150 years, for 40 of them I have been photographing the people who use it.

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Toddlers playing Hide and Seek is pretty amazing.

Link Love

Friday is here, and with it comes another Link Love roundup. I hope you’ve all had a fabulous week and have happy plans for the weekend. I am going to see a band play with my sister tonight, and then to the pub with my friend Hannah tomorrow. On with the links!

This blog post by Nadine at Back East Blonde is genius. If days of the week were peopleTuesday is the middle-aged guy who sits 7 cubicles away from you. Sure, he’s there. You occasionally brush shoulders at the water cooler. But mostly you just pass him in the halls.

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A link my friend Hannah will adore; storm chaser Mike Hollingshead has captured some stunning shots of extreme weather.

I found this link last Saturday morning and I read the entire thing: The Definitive Ranking of All 131 Baby-Sitters Club Outfits. It’s probably only recommended for hard-core BSC fans.

My favourite Twitter account this week is Faces in Things.

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I love this – a miniature model of Monica’s (from Friends) apartment made from paper. The entire model is only 50x40cm and 14cm tall, and the artist Bruna Salvador Conforto spent two years on it. The level of detail is amazing!

I’d love to go to Somerset House and see photographer Andy Gotts’ exhibition, Behind the Mask. He photographed more than 100 actors who have won or been nominated for a Bafta.

As someone who is always, always, looking for the next book to read, this week’s Tumblr recommendation is Go Book Yourself. Book recommendations by humans, because algorithms are so 1984.

Buzzfeed told me that I should be living in Los Angeles. I don’t believe it for one minute. I’m an East Coast girl. What city should you actually live in?

That’s it for the links, but there’s just time to remind you that tomorrow I am completing my Photo an Hour for January. I love having lots of people joining in, so please feel free to join in on Twitter, Instagram or your blog. If you are taking part on social media, please tag your photos with #PhotoAnHour so I can be nosy and take a look! And if you blog about your day, please send me the link so I can share it when I do my post.

Link Love

I’ve decided to reinstate my Link Love post. I started sharing wonderful internet goodies way back in 2010, but I’ve never been particularly regular with the posts. But hopefully, for now, they are here to stay. I toyed with the idea of changing the name, but there are so many Friday Favourites out there that I thought I’d stick with Link Love. They should be a regular Friday occurrence though!

If you have twenty minutes to spare, a good way to spend them would be to watch the five short films that were shortlisted for the Wittertainment Well Done U prize. They are all around two minutes long, and all had to comply with the BBFC’s Universal Classification. They are so good, and well thought out, and the winner, Pong, is awesome. And if you watch Pong, and are interested in seeing how it was made, this video explains it all.

US Polar Vortex Niagara Park

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I’m sure we’ve all been reading about the polar vortex that hit North America this week, and the Guardian has shared some stunning photos of the results of the extreme weather.

My nephew is currently taking part in Dryathlon; he’s staying off alcohol for January to raise money for Cancer Research. This article from the BBC Magazine shows that the reputation that teenagers have for binge drinking might actually be unfounded.

Leah at Books Speak Volumes has launched Jazz Age January, a challenge to read at least one book in January that is either set in or about the Roaring Twenties. I won’t be joining in, but I have got some good recommendations for books!

I’m sure everyone already knows about this, but as it’s been updated this week, I thought I’d share it. If you’re a Sherlock fan, you should be reading John Watson’s blog.

I’ve never seen Reservoir Dogs, but maybe now I don’t need too – someone has tweeted the entire film, and to make life easier, has done it in reverse order so it can be read from the top of the page.

This Charming Charlie

My favourite Tumblr this week is This Charming Charlie, which takes The Smiths lyrics and uses them alongside Peanuts cartoons.

As I’m trying to read more non-fiction this year, I enjoyed this Buzzfeed article listing 13 recommended non-fiction titles from 2013.