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Flirting with the Victorian, Living in the Future: Links You Need to See

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When people bemoan the impersonal, cowardly or even misrepresentative ways we flirt online — and how said flirting is now preferred to in-person flirting — they usually also recall the good old days when the pursuant would address the pursued with an extemporaneous witticism, and the two would share a drink at a candlelit counter, staring into one another’s actual eyes, speaking with their actual mouths. But said recollection just doesn’t speak to everyone’s past experiences. The same romantic cowardice we now hide behind was always present, as Hyperallergic points out, in their gallery of a selection of Victorian escort cards. These absurd cards were used by men who simply didn’t want to have to vocalize the fact that they’d like to flirt/bed/whatever someone. 
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The Dangers of Spilled Coffee and Sex on the Beach: Links You Need to See

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“Juxtaposition” is the word of the day. Take New Jersey and New York. Neighbors? Sure. But if you look closely, says Jon Stewart, they are really “two states, united in one spirit…and that spirit is corruption.” Wait, that’s antithetical to “juxtaposition.” Let’s try a better example: Take the United States and the the United Arab Emirates. A couple was caught having sex on a beach in each country. One couple was just sentenced to three months in jail, although the charges carry a maximum penalty of up to two years in prison “under the strict Muslim laws that govern [the country].” But in the other country — the good old U.S. — the man is facing 15 years, the woman’s fate is in the air, and both will have to register as sex offenders
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The Middle Finger Rises and McDonald’s Continues to Fall: Links You Need to See

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Now that the U.S. Treasury Department has issued licenses to two companies that plan to start a Havana-Miami ferry route, the time is more ripe than ever to read handy lists like how not to be a douchebag to Cuban-Americans (and by extension, Cubans living in Cuba). Just know before you go. And, if you’re thinking, “Nah, I don’t have a passport. I’m not going anywhere,” there’s also a handy list of how to be a human right at home
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Bands vs. Brands: The Trouble With SXSW’s Attempt to Please Everyone

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AUSTIN, TX: I’m sitting in a pew at Austin’s Central Presbyterian Church, weeping silently in the dark, as alt-country singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile belts out a cover of The Avett Brothers’ “Murder in the City,” unamplified, 20 feet in front of me. At some point during the 90-minute performance on Wednesday (March 18) as part of Carlile’s Pin Drop Tour — the highlight of my own SXSW this year — I burped and it tasted like McDonald’s. What a buzzkill.
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Robert Durst Is Not the Lead Singer of Limp Bizkit: Links You Need to See

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Everyone who’s been following The Jinx — or the controversy surrounding its recent revelation — now knows that Robert Durst (not to be confused with lead singer of Limp Bizkit) has not only been arrested by authorities, but is facing a charge of first degree murder after his sensational admission of guilt on television. Murder isn’t funny, but the way he got caught is ridiculous, and this parody of the confession shows us why. 
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Kangaroos Love Big Macs Too: Links You Need To See

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If you’re ever looked into the eyes of a dog, or a cat, or any critter that is near and dear to your heart, you’ll know that the existential differences between humans and animals aren’t all that vast. Our furry friends feel love, and pain, and joy, and excitement. They also, as it turns out, enjoy wearing PJs and eating the occasional Big Mac. A onesie-clad joey named Jimmy (I can’t even) recently tried to get his burger on at a McDonald’s in Wisconsin, but was promptly evicted from the premises because he’s a kangaroo. Fortunately, not all institutions exhibit such blatant anti-marsupialism: Jimmy’s human, Dina Moyer, told the Beaver Dam Daily Citizen that the kangaroo is her constant companion:
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Artist Credit: Newt Clements

Wickedly Inventive Happy Meal Tie-Ins for Cult Movies

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The movie tie-in McDonald’s Happy Meal is one of our most venerable cultural barometers, a big “get” for family movies hoping to market directly to their most vocal consumers. Starting with Star Trek: The Motion Picture back in 1979 (the same year the Happy Meal rolled out), Disney hits, superhero smashes, and other family favorites have used the cardboard panels of the Happy Meal and the toy inside to hawk their cinematic wares. But what if Happy Meals were used to market slightly more adult fare? This is the question asked by Pinterest artist Newt Clements, who’s made an extensive collection of imaginary Happy Meals that we really, really wish existed.
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