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Reads tagged with “just weird”

Everyone’s Favorite Guessing Game: 7 Must-See <em>What’s My Line</em> Episodes
Everyone’s Favorite Guessing Game: 7 Must-See What’s My Line Episodes

What girdles have to do with civic activism.

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Bike Culture: A Roundup
Bike Culture: A Roundup

How to slam-dunk rubbish, or what abandoned bikes have to do with the economy of war.

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Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopedia
Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopedia

Prison storytelling, subcultural anthropology, and the allure of darkness.

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Mythical Beasts & Modern Monsters
Mythical Beasts & Modern Monsters

Beastly bullies, meek monsters, and why Donald Duck is finally proven totally useless.

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Digital Voyeurism: Question Suggestions
Digital Voyeurism: Question Suggestions

Cultural peep shows, modern fixations, and why everyone is looking for the appendix.

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These Are Their Stories: Art Based on Law & Order
These Are Their Stories: Art Based on Law & Order

What mustaches have to do with dead bullies and subway-riding bears.

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Subway Etiquette Posters: New York, Toronto, Tokyo
Subway Etiquette Posters: New York, Toronto, Tokyo

Sardines, anthropomorphic luggage, and what the beach has to do with train doors.

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Blog-Turned-Book Success Stories: Part Two
Blog-Turned-Book Success Stories: Part Two

Charting happiness, why you should tip your waiter, and how to tug at heartstrings right.

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The Red Book: When Carl Jung Lost and Found His Soul
The Red Book: When Carl Jung Lost and Found His Soul

Psychotherapy as theater, or interpreting the imagery of one of history’s most famous interpreters.

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Illustration Spotlight: Plan 9.001
Illustration Spotlight: Plan 9.001

The 1’s and 0’s of home, or what the Olsen twins have to do with John Locke and God.

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