Weblinks: Vintage Graphics, Duck Dynasty, and North Korea

Vintage Graphics

I love vintage graphics. Not only do I like the way they look, but I also like the fact that they are often in the public domain which means you don't have to worry about copyright infringement when using them. Two of my favorite websites for free downloads of vintage images and graphics are Vintage Printables and The Graphics Fairy.

This week Vintage Printable highlighted their category pages "Animals Acting Human" here and here. Here are a few of my favorites:

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The Graphics Fairy posted "30 + Best Vintage Stock Easter Images". Here are a few of my favorites from that collection:

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Our family loves the television show Duck Dynasty. If your family watches t.v., I highly recommend you check it out. It is about as "real" as any reality t.v. show ever is (meaning, the situations are totally set-up), but the people are real and it is good enough that we don't care. This week a friend shared this interview with the patriarch of the Robertson family, Phil, telling his story about deciding to follow Jesus.

Curtis' Pick for the Week

A North Korean propaganda video translated into English showing what it is like to live in modern-day America. Birds will be eaten on Tuesday. Only one cup of hot snow per day. 

Apparently, the translation may not be entirely accurate, but it is still funny.

Weblinks: Harlem Shake, Thrift Shop, and Rednecks in Trucks

My husband, Curtis, is much more up-to-date with current happenings and trends than I am. He commented once that my web-links were not very "cutting edge". So I asked him to contribute. Here's what is trending and interesting, according to Curtis.

DISCLAIMER: I take absolutely no responsibility whatsoever for any of this content. Except for the cute dog at the end. That's all me.

The Harlem Shake

A week ago this video appeared on YouTube. (Please don't feel bad if you can't stand to watch the whole thing. I couldn't.)

Since then it has gotten over seven million views and has inspired people all over the world to video themselves doing the Harlem Shake, including the Norwegian army and Jeff Gordon. Curtis finds the progression of these viral videos very interesting, in a sort of anthropological sense. 

You can search YouTube for more videos, if you wish.

Thrift Shop

For the past couple of weeks Curtis has been obsessed with pop music. I think it is akin to being unable to stop yourself from staring at an accident scene on the highway. At least I hope it is nothing more than that. For the time being, it has made family car rides where Dad controls the radio much more interesting. (Pop music makes me annoyed and aggressive. Who knew?) The song that started Curtis' "pop" phase was Thrift Shop by Macklemore.

"Here, Honey, hold my beer while I try something."

Another of Curtis' picks for today's web-links is a video of a pickup truck going over a jump. It is going way too fast. It ends badly. Enjoy!

Swims with Dolphins

After that, I think we could use a little detox. How about a dog swimming with dolphins?

Ah.... that's better.

So, what do you think? Would you like to hear more of Curtis' picks for the latest and greatest on the interwebs?

It's okay. You can say, "yes". I know you still love me.

Weblinx: Cute Overload and Real Food


Come on!? A puppy in a cup!? And an incoming duck!? How can you not love that?

Cute related: we will definately be watching Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl IX on Sunday. I mean, Mike and I will... in the other room... on the small t.v..

I have enjoyed reading this series by Keeper of the Home on simple ways to put more real food in your diet and avoid processed food. She gives lots of great ideas, tips, information and links. Of particular interest to me was her link to a Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce.