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Things to do for September 15, 2011
The 5 Things You Need This Weekend
You look like you could use some ice-cold weekend.
Turntable.fm, Now on Phones
Your playlists are ready for the big leagues. The Turntable.fm big leagues—the cult music site’s new app lets you (and the virtual cartoon DJ that plays you in the app) share mixes and have them be judged on a scale of lame to awesome. It’s highly scientific.
Homer Simpson. Bugs Bunny. You.
People say you’re a character. Normally that’s because of your sparkling wit and because you inspired the last three Nic Cage movies. Today: because you’re about to be made into a hand-drawn cartoon. Email a photo to the Portrait Project, get a digital drawing. Move over, Elmer Fudd.
Wearing Tony Curtis’s Blazer
Tony Curtis: movie star. Artist. Dead. So, many of his things are up for grabs at this auction, including his paintings and a crested blazer he wore during a kissing scene with Marilyn Monroe in Some Like It Hot. And if that’s not a good-luck charm...
Charging Your iPod with Huck Finn
Books have a lot of uses: doorstop. Clandestine tobacco holder. Sometimes, even reading material. And now, charging your iPod. Welcome to the world of docks made of real vintage literature. Salinger would want it this way.
The Museum of Obsolete Objects
Some museums have priceless works of modern art. This one has robot voices and explains how things like Morse code and rotary phones became obsolete with fancy, design-driven videos. Someday, you’ll look back at your touchscreen and laugh.