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Balloon Animals: Takashi Murakami hits the big time, getting “Kaikai” and “Kiki” balloons into the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade. Expect it to be the most frightening parade yet. [Josh Spear]

The Bearded Man: Journalism at its finest: Julia Felsenthal tracks down a bearded gentleman from the J.Crew catalog. It turns out he does IT consulting and has feelings just like anyone else. [Browbeat]

The Rebirth of the Shoe: A pair of beaten-up loafers gets a new lease on life, thanks to Alden’s in-house restoration team. [Red Clay Soul]

You Can’t Be Right All the Time: A tech guru revisits his first take on “twttr” circa 2006. Not surprisingly, he didn’t think it would catch on. [TechCrunch]

—R.B.

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