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jan. 25

Links we love today: Hot toddy recipes, artisanal pencil sharpening, getting rid of resumes and more

Assistant Editor Samantha Pitchel reads everything so you don’t have to. Here are the links she (and we) loved today:

What’s your blues musician name?

The Hot Toddy Project tells you how to make seven tasty toddies.

The 10 craziest lines from the Miami New Times’ interview with Victoria Jackson; 25 designers you should be following on Instagram; six hit songs written unexpected people.

Beautiful lines lifted from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s journals; Sheila Heti interviews Joan Didion for The Believer; Rookie interviews Kiernan Shipka (aka Sally Draper). 

PBS launches Downton Abbey accessory line…and it’s immediately pulled from their site.

How the glock became America’s favorite weapon.

Four-year-old pulls out nine bags of weed in Connecticut kindergarten.

David Rees: Cartoonist, political satirist, author, artisanal pencil sharpener.

Now, more than ever, America needs a baller in chief.

Saddest how-to of the day: “How to Live Without Friends.”

This chocolate-themed phone looks a lot like my old choc-ulator.

Business Insider predicts that our social media accounts will soon replace our resumes:

A shocking 90 percent of big companies are using scanning systems to vet candidates, and others are disregarding resumes entirely.

Psst, the entire series of Extras is on sale at Amazon for under $20.

MIT invents a folding car; Take a look at the highest-resolution photo of Earth ever taken.

Here’s a thing you could be doing right now: watching a baby condor on a live webcam.

Or, listening to Ingrid Michaelson’s beautifully layered a capella cover of REM’s “Night Swimming.”

Amanda Knox plans to go back to Italy, which is maybe not a great idea.

The full trailer for Austin-developed iOS game God of Blades is online now!

NPR rounds up a bunch of awesome Maurice Sendak appearances after his epic appearance on Colbert last night.

Richard Simmons did…some stuff on Kathie Lee and Hoda this morning; Tina Fey says of the two ladies’ morning show, “it's just what live TV should be, which is people getting drunk and sitting there."

Wings of a Dragon,” performed by Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally:

Conan debuts his Callista Gingrich impression:

New video from Austin’s The Hustle Show on Funny or Die:

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