Friday, June 17, 2011

Friday Links: July 17

Epic beer commercial.

Help The Cheerleader. She was kicked off the cheerleading team because she refused to cheer for the guy who raped her. She sued. The Supreme Court refused the case and now she owes the school for their court fees. [link]

David Simon to Eric Holder: we'll make a 6th season of "The Wire" if you rethink the United States drug policies. [link]

America has crazy low taxes both in comparison to other nations and in comparison to itself. [link]

And in other news, Republican governors are outraged that they won't be able to slash aid to the poor and sick. [link]

Monkeys in masks, the things of nightmares. [link]

Game: Laser Cannon 2 - use the laser to kill the pirate tribble things. [link]

I'm trying to learn the 3D modeling program Blender. This open source movie was made in Blender. [link]
I haven't watched it, yet. Could be crap.

Highlights from Richard Dreyfuss reading the iTunes EULA. [link]

Ricky Gervais, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, and Louis CK cracking each other up - part 1 of 4.

People of historical note in unexpected locations. [link]

Drive or fly? Relative expense calculator. [link]

NASA believes they understand now what the Voyager probes have been sensing at the edge of the Solar System. Magnetic bubbles caused by the bunching and twisting of the sun's magnetic field. You might want to mute the audio and read the text for this. The reader sounds like she's talking to very small children. [link]
Oh, and only OUR star system gets to be called the Solar System. The sun is named Sol. It's Sol's planetary system. It's the "Sol"ar System. Yes, I do have a bug up my ass about this.

A nice article on the Backfire Effect. [link]

A bunch of really early posters. Some before the title is set. [link]

Sir Terry Pratchett has started the process to end his life. [link]
Sir Terry,
I love ya, man, and support your desire to end your life before you're too far gone. I don't know how far along you are. I doubt (and regret) that you'll be making another signing tour of the US. That talk where you had Baldrick read your speech for you was lovely and showed what facilities you've already lost. Even if you can't write or read anymore I hope you won't rush off just to make a point.

Even Sesame Street is mocking the SpiderMan musical.

I have a decent collection of old computers. But this.... I am not worthy. [link]

Parts 1 and 2 of a 4 part series. Everything is a Remix. It's not a criticism of people stealing stuff. It's pointing out how nothing is original.

Everything is a Remix Part 1 from Kirby Ferguson on Vimeo.


Everything is a Remix Part 2 from Kirby Ferguson on Vimeo.

Part 3 coming soon.

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