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Okay, that title is a little misleading. There is probably something about traipsing through the Renaissance streets of Florence on your way to the Uffizi or grabbing a bite to eat in the City of Lights after a day at the Louvre that Google won't be able to duplicate perfectly. Therefore, it's likely that the museums of the world have nothing to worry about, in reality. In fact, Google's Art Project might have the opposite effect; it could lead more young people toward the world of art, inspiring trips to the world's great museums! 

Either way, it's an impressive undertaking and another step toward Google cataloguing all known information on Earth like the giant brains from Futurama. Hopefully, Phillip J. Fry is safely in his cryogenic tube so that he can save us from Google in 989 years. [Engadget]
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This is a pretty amazing photo. On top, you can see the town of Los Angeles in 1908; on bottom, you can see the megalopolis of Los Angeles in 2002. My, how far we've come. Luckily, this is a night shot, so it just looks impressive. If this were taken during the day, it would be a little depressing because the bottom picture would be covered in a brownish-gray haze that is LA's omnipresent smog layer.

Still, if you can look past that and you don't like public transpo, it's a hell of a city we've got here! Let's hope the Lakers can represent it well tonight! [Gizmodo]

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I’m not sure why this seems to make sense but it just does. I mean, maybe you could just choose any dog breed and any typeface and it would work; maybe it wouldn’t. I’m just a little bummed that there were no beagles included. That’s why I did my own! See below and let me know if you think it worked. [Neatorama]

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Full disclosure, this handsome lad is not my Bixby.

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Behold, the the Louis Monet Jurassic Tourbillon. Made with Jurassic Era dinosaur fossils.

Quick! Somebody loan me $200,000!

Wait, no; I'll never be able to pay that back. Okay, new plan: I need an acrobat, a locksmith, a demolitions expert and a conman. Meet me in Basel, Switzerland behind the Dompropstei tomorrow at midnight, local time. Be discreet. [Gizmodo]

Artist Stéphane Massa-Bidal has turned Google's penchant for, you know, finding out everything about everything and turned it into a brilliantly satirical set of posters. Because when the hyper-intelligent, endlessly wealthy, overwhelmingly invasive corporation that is Google finally does take over our souls, the things we'll wish we did more of was laugh! Thanks for cleverly showing us the light side of losing our identities to the Borg that is Google.

Seriously, though, we're all doomed. [Flickr via the Steel Closet via Digg]

This is one of the most impressive things I’ve ever seen. Here’s an excerpt of “Two Gentlemen of Lebowski”:

WALTER
I speak of aggression uncheck’d, as crowned heads of state once spoke of Arabia—

DONALD
Arabia! Then we have put a girdle round the earth. Of what does Sir Walter speak?

WALTER
Cast it from thy sievelike books of memory, Sir Donald; thou art out of thy element.

DONALD
Mine element?

[RunLeiaRun.com]