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1. Linked Up: Oslo, Somalia, sinkholes

Tweet BREAKING: The first videos from today’s explosion in Oslo The UN has officially declared a state of famine in Somalia, 10 million affected by drought What is the heat index, exactly? It was developed in 1978 by George Winterling and was originally called “humiture.” This man is the world’s foremost gnome collector COLOR pictures of WWII London How the [...]

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2. Linked Up: Coffee, Legos, Betty White

Apparently this is what happens when a small branch falls on a power line.

Interesting information about coffee and caffeine

Infographic: income levels of America’s major religious groups

This was surely an expensive Inception wedding reception.

The new FDA anti-smoking warnings are graphic.

Lego my car.

This woman is reading the entire Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act–ALOUD.

This is Betty White holding a giant snake with Slash.

How McDonalds cuts 9 million pounds of fries a day

First film footage of the “new” Amazon tribe.

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3. Linked Up: Epic photos, koalas, Richard Dreyfuss

I was writing a short introduction about how summer has finally come to New York, and how lovely it’s been, but I went to a meeting and by the time I came back to this post, it was raining. At least I have my links.

Is this the best job title ever? You decide.

This Indian village has been renamed “snapdeal.com.” Yes, really.

Quora users try to answer the question, What’s the most epic photo ever taken? (Warning: some images are graphic in nature.)

Open Culture shares some “cultural goodies” from their Twitter stream.

Time reports some upsetting news about koalas.

This is a 2-year-old recounting Jack & the Beanstalk.

This is Richard Dreyfuss reading the iTunes end user license agreement.

Is it wrong to use a dictionary in the courtroom?

“A House Made from Bookshelves Is So Much Better Than a House Made from E-Books”

New Yorkers and tourists can rest easy, they’ve finally fixed the Metronome clock in Union Square

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4. Linked Up: Possible end of the world edition

It was the best of times…it was the end of times.


Perhaps you haven’t heard, but the world will end tomorrow. That is, according to Harold Camping and the “Family Radio” network, who have been warning us that the rapture will take place at 6 p.m. on May 21st. (I am still unsure…is this for Eastern Daylight Time? Or will it just begin in New Zealand and sweep west?)

I wouldn’t want you all to just be sitting around, bored and waiting, so I’ve come up with a few things you can do in the meantime.

Google ‘rapture’ and watch the realtime results counter. (Is there a rapture countdown widget? I haven’t been able to find one.)

Play World of Warcraft. Go ahead. Here’s why your gaming skills will help you survive.

Try to figure out what the heck Blondie’s singing about in “Rapture.”

Read New York City’s Mayor Bloomberg shares 5 reasons the world can’t end. Yet.

Jump for joy, because if the world ends, so does alternate-side parking.

Get to know your apocalypse.

Remember that the real doomsday is coming: the end of the Oprah Winfrey Show.

Figure out the difference between the rapture and the second coming of Christ.

Catch up with this last-minute rapture reading list. (To which I would like to add Apocalyptic AI.)

Prepare a Rapture Party.

Get your groove on to the Eclectic Method’s “Apocamix.”

Buy the large popcorn at the movies (with EXTRA butter) and don’t even bother flossing.

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5. Linked Up: Egypt, Dancers, Advertising



Nick Baumann is keeping us updated on what’s happening in Egypt [Mother Jones]

This Washington Post photo made me laugh [Buzzfeed]

It’s a dance dance revolution! [Jordan Matter]

A very interesting roundtable with Oscar-nominated actors [THR Network]

People + Words. What more could you want? [NPR]

It’s not like you ‘get’ most New Yorker cartoons anyway [The Monkeys you Ordered]

Some people are very serious about reading [Julian Smith]

I mean, I love messy, fake Mexican food, but… [Food Beast]

Philadelphia Man Shoots Friend for Eating His Cake [AOL News]

Things real people don’t say about advertising

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6. Linked Up: the Trenta, Pirate Talk, Kobe Bryant

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve written a Linked Up, but with releasing a new episode of The Oxford Comment, working “frak” into my daily vocabulary, and trying to keep up on developments in Egypt, I’ve not found the time! Hopefully, today’s will make up for it. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

P.S. I promised our Twitter followers that if they came up with at least 5 good questions about insects I would have an entomologist answer them, so send in yours!

Apparently Kobe Bryant told Pau Gasol he needed to be more “black swan” on the court. [NYMag]

I was shocked by this: “Vodafone Forced to Send Pro-Government Text Messages in Egypt” [RWW]

There is a wonderful new Paula-Deen-as-hipster meme [Clabwag]

I have a lot of colleagues in the UK, so this “everything you ever wanted to know about the UK/GB/England in five minutes” was very helpful. My favorite (favourite?) part: “BFFs 4EVA USA?” [CGPGrey]

And since we’re on the topic of geography, I might as well present this from XKDC:

Yes, it’s been around for a while, but I think it’s important to remind everyone that you can talk like a pirate on Facebook. [NextWeb]

You got a few minutes to make some fleeting art? Then try this.

If you didn’t see the update to our article “Why the Trenta?” I’m sure you’ll be delighted to learn that Starbucks’ newest size can hold an entire bottle of wine. [Cockeyed]

Oh Apple, you’re so sneaky. [Atlantic]

Protesters are awesome: Egyptian volunteers clean the streets [Good]

And now,  an enormous infographic:

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7. Linked Up: Arcade Fire, Las Vegas, James Cameron

All week, Beliebers have raged on about Arcade Fire, a band they’ve apparently never heard of. I’d like to introduce them to you. If you don’t have time to take a listen now, don’t worry, they’re going to make a record in the month of May. (That’s a little joke.) [Myspace]

And speaking of Justin Bieber, the young pop star’s remarks in an interview are the subject of widespread anger and controversy. [Rolling Stone]

Mr. Graham discovers the extreme fear of conducting a professional orchestra. [Morning News]

Looking for a totally normal cabinet? Then look elsewhere. [Like Cool]

So what do you do when you’re stuck in a Las Vegas room with nothing to do… [Awesome Robo]

And I thought apartments in New York were small! [GOOD]

Just makes you wanna make a big mess, huh? [Laughing Squid]

I think Finland may have a coffee drinking problem. [Charts Bin]

Some people think Lady Gaga’s new song sounds a lot like Madonna, but at least we got this out of it! [Omar Afuni]

Julian Smith interviews James Cameron in the most awkward way ever. [Crack in the Universe]

And lastly, do you want to see the best picture on the internet?

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8. Linked Up: Inspirational women, NSEW, Spaderman

For the 100th International Women’s Day this week, The Guardian chose their Top 100 inspirational women living today from a range of backgrounds and subjects. This is possibly the only time you’ll see Lady Gaga and Margaret Thatcher in the same list. [The Guardian]

A football (soccer) player was sent off the pitch this week after tackling a pitch intruder wearing a mankini. There’s video.  [BBC News]

Bootlegged toys: yes, you too can own ‘Spaderman’. [Cracked.com]

One man’s experience of being a giver on World Book Night. [The Bookseller]

Two-thirds of lawyers said Facebook was the ‘primary source’ of evidence in divorce proceedings. [Shiny Shiny]

British book blogger extraordinaire Dovegreyreader celebrated the fifth birthday of her blog. [Dovegreyreader Scribbles]

If you can’t get to SXSW, perhaps you might be interested in NSEW. [Londonist]

Leona Lewis is London’s most influential woman? Really? [The First Post]

A guide to T A office hours. [PHD Comics]

‘If membership is restricted to men, the lose will be ours.’ [Letters of Note]

And finally… Daniel Craig in a dress for International Women’s Day:

Click here to view the embedded video.

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9. Linked Up: Subway Cars, Poetry, Rebecca Black

Dearest readers,

I think this might be the best collection of links I’ve ever gathered. So, you’re welcome. Have a wonderful weekend!

Next Stop Atlantic: a photo series documenting the hurling of MTA subway cars into the Atlantic Ocean to create artificial reefs for sea creatures. [My Modern Met]

“He doesn’t like George Michael! Boo!” This saxaphone player is committed. (I dare you not to laugh.) [Viddler]

There’s a reason you didn’t get an A+ on your creative writing homework. (Dare you not to laugh at this one, either.) [losteyeball]

Your head could look like a book. [Gizfactory]

Have you been reading The Morning News’s ‘Lunch Poems‘ series? [The Morning News]

The Word Guy gets PENsive. [Etyman]

Path of Protest: an interactive timeline of recent Middle East events [Guardian]

Nick Pitera does it again: a one-man Disney soundtrack. [YouTube]

Hilarious, ‘hardcore’, but fake Smithsonian ads [BostInnovation]

I know everyone has probably heard enough about ‘Friday’/Rebecca Black, but I have to offer up this if-you-laugh-you-lose challenge. [Johnny]

And finally, the award for Tweet of the Week goes to the Oxford Dictionaries team. [OxfordWords]

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10. Linked Up: April Foolery, Escaped Cobra, Peanuts

DISCLAIMER: None of these links are in the spirit of April Fools, so worry not. You’re not going to click anything that will cause a startling pop-up or download something you don’t want on your computer. We wouldn’t do that to you. (Or would we?) (No, we would not.)     -Lauren & Kirsty

This machine is running on magic. [Urlesque]

I’m not much of a cats-on-the-internet person, but you have to see this. [Next Web]

10 stories that could be April Fools Pranks, but aren’t. [BBC]

Here’s a breakdown of April Fools jokes you might fall for today. [TechCrunch]

Have a lot of reading to do? Then learn to speed read. [Column 5]

The escaped Bronx Zoo cobra’s twitter? It was great while it lasted. [City Room]

When pop-ups attack: Muppets edition [YouTube]

Who says twins don’t have a secret language? [YouTube]

Time Magazine has a new photo feature, LightBox. [Time]

This kid can pop-and-lock like…someone who is very talented at it. [Daily What]

The existential despair of Peanuts cartoons when you excise the last panel. [3eanuts]

Take a mental vacation to the Sistine Chapel. [Vatican]

This is terrifying, but also incredible. [Sebmontaz]

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11. Linked Up: Best of the Blogs

In the name of giving credit where it’s due, I’d like to do something a little different today and highlight some quality content on other university press blogs. Long live academic publishing!

From Columbia University Press: Judith Butler – Implicated and Enraged

From Harvard University Press: Killing for Coal, in Prime-Time

From MIT Press: And it’s root, root, root for the vector!

From New York University Press: Finding Faith on the Internet

From Princeton University Press: Birding in the City

From University of North Carolina Press: Hummus and Bugles

From Yale University Press: Cartooning is an Art

From University of California Press: How Climate Change Damages Our Health

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12. Linked Up: MoMA, Oprah, marshmallows



I went to the MoMA and…”saw a coat closet trash and two water fouintains I’m very disapointed I did not see  a dinosaur you call your self a museum![MoMA]

Cute alert: Goose looks after blind dog [Metro]

Apparently, James Frey will be a guest on the final Oprah [NYPost]

Most Americans can’t name a GOP presidential candidate [CBS]

Notes from Chris

CHART: Gay marriage opponents now in minority [FiveThirtyEight]

Curious what $110 of Lucky Charms marshmallows looks like? [Reddit]

Some fascinating facts about Mr. Rogers [Tumblr]

This is a video of little boys with incredible dance skills [YouTube]

Last Friday, I challenged all of our readers to write a sestina. I expect many of you discovered just how difficult this form can be. I’d like to highlight the poem I received from Paul Gallear of Wolverhampton, UK. Paul is one of the voices behind the Artsy Does It blog and you can follow him @paulgallear.

I’m a dirty-shirted mess.
My eyes are heavy and thick
With fatigue; I’ve not slept for days
And I’ve never been so tired.
All I need to do is sleep,
Long and deep and numb.

My thoughts are thoughtless, numb;
My skin, greasy; my hair, a mess.
Things change without sleep:
I’ve become listless, thick
And stupid – I’m idiot tired,
Living in a stunned daze.

Time moves from hours to days
And perspective becomes numb.
Beyond tired.
My mind begins to mess
Around. There’s a kind of thick
Which only comes from lack of sleep.

I daydream of sleep.
Waiting – the hours the days
Crawl as though caught in thick
Honey, drowsy, lethargic and numb.
While they are mired in that mess,
I grow more weary, more tired.

One day, I won’t be tired.
The time will come for sleep.
When I am enough of a mess,
And my dignity went days
Ago, I won’t care. I’ll be numb
And sleep will be long and thick.

I hope the night is black and thick
And that even the moon and the stars are tired.
They can make their lights numb
And pale to help me sleep.
The sun will shorten the days
To help me out of this mess

If the night is thick, I’ll sleep.
I’m so tired, it’ll be for days.
Until then, I’m one numb mess.

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13. Linked Up: Gary Vaynerchuk, Stonehenge, Sad Keith Gessen

Looking at what I’m choosing to share this week, one might call this the brand-placement edition of Linked Up. But it’s actually the accidental-brand-placement edition. Lucky them. (P.S. I think Lucky Brand Jeans is having a sale.)

Gary Vaynerchuk on wine: “It’s like smelling Batman.”

Facebook, not that popular after all.

Does Coca-Cola own happiness? They do in this case. (Yes, I know this happened months ago, but it is sooo worth re-watching.)

There’s a second (???!!!???What!?!?!?!?) Stonehenge.

A group of researchers mapped our emotions via Twitter, and it looks like blow-paint art.

PBR, not so low-brow in China.

The Old Spice spoof that almost makes me want to go back to school…

Woman’s Day encourages you to get your “literary buzz” on.

Finally. Jelloware.

McNally Jackson is so over Sad Keanu. Now is the time for Sad Keith Gessen.

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14. Linked Up: William Carlos Williams, Goats, NASA

Yesterday, I tried to start a #mathbattle on Twitter, but it proved too geeky to take. (Go figure.) I was having a nostalgic moment, remembering back in middle school when we had to write date equations. Everyday. Because each day, my friends, is different. A new day, full of new possibilities, opportunities, and numbers. Today is 7/30/2010. That means two things:

1) It will be August very, very soon.
2) We have the numbers 7, 3, 0, 2, 0, 1, 0 to work with. (Or, you can leave out a 2 and a 0. That is the cheater’s way.)

LET’S DO IT! —>     7 – ((3+0)(2 + 0)) = (1 + 0)

Yessssss. Math is awesome. Got a better equation? Prove it. Until then, here are some interesting things.

William Carlos Williams is not a very considerate roommate.

The Bookavore has created an “E-books article drinking game.” (Finally.) (Thank you.)

Ben Zimmer refudiates fake words.

And the best goat calendar of 2011 goes to…

I am sooooo over air quotes.

This baby must be a deep sleeper.

Get your vocab fix here.

This is an awesome new Twitter tool.

These should keep you busy for a while.

And to clarify, I am not a whiner. NASA agrees with me. So there.

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15. Linked Up: James Franco, Willy Wonka, NPR

By the time you read this, I will be at Comic Con. Don’t be sad. I’ll take photos. Lots and lots of photos. Lots.

James Franco gets a trans-formation. [Suicide Blonde]

In a mash-up between AC/DC and Ghostbusters, who wins? (Everyone.) [Best Roof Talk Ever]

Kermit the Frog lip-syncing to David Bowie’s “Under Pressure.” [The Daily What]

First adorable Halloween photo of the year. [World War Mike]

The real Willy Wonka: Scientists say three-course meal in a single stick of chewing gum is now a possibility. [Premiere]

French women protest burka ban in niqab and hot pants. [Telegraph]

Jonathan’s Franzen’s glasses were stolen! OMG! Don’t worry. He got them back. [New York Times]

In more blog to book to TV news… [GalleyCat]

There’s now an incredible LED light garden in Jerusalem. [Obvious]

NPR just got themselves a Tumblr. [NPR.tumblr]

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16. Linked Up: Amazing Aidan, Lite-Brites, Cannabis U

I have set a new record! Latest-in-the-day Linked Up ever!

(I think I need some new personal goals…so if anyone has recommendations…)

5-year-old Aidan is amazing. But he has leukemia and is selling his art to help pay for treatment. Buy his art on Etsy. [tip from SirMitchell]

Are any of you fans of “The Room?” If so, you’re welcome. [The Daily What]

I wish there was a way to make drinking coffee even easier OH WAIT THERE IS! [Yanko]

This cartoon is just…amazing. [New Yorker]

I love stop-motion film. I love Lite-Brites. So. This. [Flavorwire]

Will Smith’s daughter has a recommendation for you. Careful, this will be stuck in your head for days. [Willow]

Snakes on a plane? How ’bout a crocodile? [News AU]

Shameless self-promotional plug of the week…

Dear friends from middle-school, I will probably be buying these shoes and you can’t stop me. [hypebeast]

I just discovered that there is a University dedicated to providing “the highest quality training for the cannabis industry.” So, more on that Monday… [Oaksterdam]

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17. Linked Up: Book Dominoes, Vegans, Ghosts

[Insert witticism here.]

Book Dominoes FTW! [Urlesque]

This week in unnecessarily large versions of unhealthy foods… [Good]

Esquire thinks we can balance the federal budget in 3 days. Good luck with that one, guys. [Esquire]

Type in your own handwriting! [Pilot via GalleyCat]

If you didn’t already know, being vegan is hard. [Gizmodo]

A new blog of short essays. [BOTA]

Former OUPblogger “Johnny” in his Halloween costume… [Bravo TV]

Are you ready to be Super Duper/Epic on Foursquare??? [Mashable]

IKEA gets into the cookbook biz. [Trendland]

“51% of Americans would live with a ghost as long as rent were free, while 27% would share space with a spectre for a 50% reduction in rent.” [USA Today via The Awl]

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18. Linked Up: Intern edition!!!

You know what the best thing about having interns is? You can get them to do your work for you have the privilege of teaching them what you know, and watching them grow professionally. This week, we bring you a special Linked Up, written by publicity interns extraordinaire, Alexandra McGinn and Hanna Oldsman. Be sure to check back next week for my (awesome/hilarious) Q & A with them.

I think I may want to move to Japan and make pizza. [Reuters]

The Good News: Thanksgiving isn’t a reason to break up. The Bad News: Christmas comes shortly after Thanksgiving. [Popfi]

I’m more of a Garamond type of girl myself. [Not Cot]

If you’re still in a candy coma from Halloween it’s time to let the goods go.

The Shining’s not so scary in Lego form. [Flickr]

Obama the Grinch Steals Christmas In Tea Party Picture Book [Gawker]

Commute via holograph? Yes please! [Wired]

C the difference? [Virtual Linguist]

Van Gogh would have bought an iPad. [BBC]

Which literary character is a Facebook addict? [Salon]

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19. Linked Up: Billy Collins, Time Lapse Construction, Cat Island

This week I decided not to make the interns do my work. Here’s a Linked Up with lots of videos and pictures. (Yippee!)

This is a video of a 3-year-old reciting Billy Collins’ “Litany” from memory and no I’m not kidding. [YouTube]

If bio class made you squeamish… [Make]

Ta-dah: the 10 most followed people on Twitter who aren’t celebrities. [Business Insider]

This is some groundbreaking video work. [Guggenheim]

Wanna see a 150-story hotel built in 2:12 minutes? Of course you do! [Gizmodo]

25 Pictures Of Cats And Dogs Photobombing Each Other [Buzzfeed]

Sigh. City living “can affect the brain’s ability to focus…manage self-control.” [Harvard Med]

A Korean artist is making children’s drawings a reality. [Dumage]

Let’s do the flamingo! [Animal NY]

Cat. Island. [Tofugu]

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20. Linked Up: Margaret Atwood, Curious Penguin, Cupcakes

This week I had the pleasure of visiting the OUP UK office and spending face time with my wonderful counterpart, Kirsty. [*Waves*] In honor of this, we have done a team Linked Up. (Go team!) Enjoy!

Happy Birthday Margaret Atwood! [For Books' Sake]

What better way to commemorate the forthcoming royal nuptials than with some china? [The Guardian]

This genuinely made me LOL. [Hyperbole and a Half]

With only 37 shopping days left until Christmas (I know, I know) here are some gift ideas for the bookworms in your life. [Reading Matters]

The Costa Book Awards shortlists are out. [Costa]

Um…baby dolphin + curious penguin? What’s not to love? [Daily Mail]

Cookie gif! [Simple Life in Tokyo]

Participating in No Shave November? Well keep that beard! Here’s a festive idea. [Dainty Squid]

Windshield rainbow: all the way. [Helmut Smits]

Anyone need cupcakes for their Harry Potter party? [The Love We Deserve]

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21. Linked Up: Flooding, Caves, Basketball

I just wanted to extend a hello to our new readers, many of whom I had the pleasure of meeting at ALA in San Diego earlier this week. As always, if you have suggestions, questions, ideas about/for OUPblog, I more than welcome them. You can email me at blog[at]oup[dot]com. And now, I present the Friday links…

Incredible footage of the flooding in Australia [White Light Bringer] – Related: You can donate to Queensland flood relief here.

LOOK AT THESE CAVE PHOTOS! [National Geographic]

Baby learns to just say ‘no’ [via]

Orchestra fail [YouTube audio only]

This child dances better than we ever will [YouTube]

Falling books bookshelf [via]

Some amazing basketball skillz [Dunking Devils]

An interesting question about the death penalty [GOOD]

And from The Next Web, the answer to the question you’ve all been asking…

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