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Afternoon Links: The Salton Sea

By / 05.16.11

Besides corgis, women who read books, animals in costume, and Cold War trivia, one of my biggest fascinations is the California desert. Living in the Mojave for more than three years cultivated my interest in everything from the Amboy crater to Joshua Tree to the Mojave phone booth to forgotten mining towns like Kelso and Cima. I found the the video above, about a trip to the abandoned settlement at the Salton Sea, both haunting and fascinating. [via BuzzFeed]

Infidel-ity. The best of Twitter’s #binladenporntitles hashtag. [Uproxx]

Look at this dog! I can’t get over how much I love this dog’s face. He must really love popsicles. [The Daily What via Reddit]

The 2011 World Beard Championships. Meet 2011 champ Elmar Weisser, plus all the best entries from this and previous years. [With Leather]

The ‘Star Trek’ porn parody, minus the porn. All the painfully bad acting with none of the sex and nudity. It’s like a CBS broadcast of “True Blood.” [Gamma Squad]

Thor wins weekend box office again. Bridesmaids, which I’m not seeing until tomorrow so SHHHH, came in second with a respectable $24 million. [FilmDrunk] (Related: Thorgi)

‘Simpsons’ correct spelling mistake with chalkboard gag. They misspelled guest star Kristen Schaal’s last name “Schall.” [The Comic's Comic]

Watch promos for all of NBC’s new shows. “Awake,” from the creator of “Lone Star,” looks promising. I can’t say the same for the laugh track-laden sitcoms. [Inside TV]


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