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25 Nov, 2006

Vintage Sesame Street

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Links and other procrastination

I have just spent an awful long time on YouTube thanks mostly to KarrieW whose post inspired me to go looking. :) I’ve had this fuzzy memory of an opera-singing orange on Sesame Street … I looked, and it was there! OMG. It’s been at least 25 years since I’ve seen it. Anyone else remember it?  This one really stands out […]

22 Nov, 2006

Too funny

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Links and other procrastination

A psych class of 700 students is asked to draw a turkey on the last page of their midterm. Here are the results. Worthy of note: 9 folks drew a cooked Butterball turkey 5 had their turkey saying “eat me!” … but 6 had the turkey protest “don’t eat me!” 17 turkeys were gobble, gobble-ing 21 […]

16 Nov, 2006

Only Six More Weeks?!

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Links and other procrastination|Oh! Things!

Ask Metafilter is a great website at the best of times. Got an hour to kill? Just start at the top and work your way down. But sometimes it’s truly the best of the best. Here is a list of online shopping resources and “suggestions for artsy, funky, silly, weird, and/or childish stuff for an […]

20 Oct, 2006

reliving the preteen years

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Links and other procrastination

YouTube is a great diversion if you are a busy procrastinator. Mark and I found a whole bunch of old music videos the other night, including this one. I was 10 when this song came out. Check it out, and then come back with a YouTube link to a music video to share with the rest of […]

24 Aug, 2006

Love this…

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Links and other procrastination

Comic by Hathor the Cow Goddess. Yep. That about sums it up for me. :) Share the post “Love this…” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit


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  • andrea tomkins: Thanks Lynn! I will keep doing it as long as I enjoy doing it. :)
  • Lynn: just chiming in to say how much I still enjoy these weekly reading lists. That Google food one was fascinating!
  • Nick: In February, only one thing is good - this is the last month of winter and spring will come soon and it will be warm)
  • Tannia: I someone today who said he played polkaroo.
  • Tannia: What was the actor's name who played polkaroo?
  • Lynn: Oh man, I can see this as my future in just a few short years. Between you and Allison (who's oldest is off in America for university), I can hardly r
  • Amy: Although what your daughter says makes sense and I'd follow her advice when you can, keep in mind that ride-sharing apps are a very recent way to trav

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