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Link Roundup: Jim Rockford’s Answering Machine Edition

8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. Call me maybe? You can now download Jim Rockford’s answering machine messages as MP3s.
  2. A German literary critic reviews the IKEA catalog – hilarity ensues.
  3. A novel use for Post-It Notes – Star Wars murals.
  4. Here are 7 Breakfast inventions that you need while eating your next bowl of cereal.
  5. Fun For A Girl And A Boy – A look at Slinky toy commercials across the decades.
  6. Waffle House says it has sold 1 billion waffles in 60 years.
  7. Break out your “Baseball Furies” costume and read about The Warriors: The Making of a Cult Classic.
  8. ‘Manimal’ is coming to DVD – faster than you can say Simon MacCorkindale!