links for 2009-06-08

  • Just An Everyday Dude From The Darkside
  • If you're a local business owner, it's likely that Google plays a role in helping customers find you. And we're not just talking about your website — thanks to Google Maps and Google Search, you may also be getting a lot of online traffic to your business listing. You've probably seen one of these listings before:
  • check out how different words look in all the popular fonts on your computer What is flipping typical? A way to explore the popular typefaces you have on your computer.
  • The fate of Neil and Kazumi Puttick, who committed suicide after the death of their disabled son, touched the nation. Cassandra Jardine meets a couple who lost two daughters but fought on
  • Nowadays, it seems like every celebrity under the sun has an action figure. Corey Feldman just got one, and Cary Elwes has one on the way, and if that isn’t a sign of the apocalypse, I don’t know what is. (Granted, it’s for the long overdue The Princess Bride, but still…Cary Elwes!) But what about the toys that unintentionally resemble celebrities? In its early years, the Star Wars line suffered from a lot of terrible likenesses, and while we couldn’t find any that looked like Cary Elwes (although there were too many who looked like Corey Feldman to count), we did find ten figures that were the spitting images of actors they were absolutely, positively not intended to resemble.
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