Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Glengarry dons a tux and speeds along the digital super-highway

- David Mamet, one of the great playwrights of the past thirty years, explains why he transformed from a brain-dead liberal to a real person.  Greg Gutfeld wonders if Mamet can professionally survive the blacklisting he will surely suffer from the Hollywood and east coast pseudo-intelligencia.  I think Mamet is so talented he will make it through this:
http://www.villagevoice.com/2008-03-11/news/why-i-am-no-longer-a-brain-dead-liberal/



- How many hours of practice does it take to become an expert at something?  People who have studied this claim it's around 10,000 hours.  One man puts it to the test, using golf as his subject:
http://www.tampabay.com/features/can-a-complete-novice-become-a-golf-pro-with-10000-hours-of-practice/1159357




- Mankind nears the end of the Age of Speed.  If you think about it, this is kind of depressing (and significant.)
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704587004576242450234233350.html




- An interactive map and timeline of every war from the past 500 years.  Uber-fun:
http://www.conflicthistory.com/#/period/1918-1922




-A history of every football helmet, from every team you can think of:
http://www.nationalchamps.net/Helmet_Project/




- You have probably seen the 30 second version of this commercial on TV.  Clever commercial and very catchy tune.  This cat's gotta be the son of The Most Interesting Man in the World.  A link to the full commercial and the song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we1c5uzYsTI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5h-LAvQDCQ



- Why humans are more related than you think.  Except for Michael Moore.  He has no genetic connection to anything carbon-based:
http://io9.com/#!5791530/why-humans-all-much-more-related-than-you-think



- What Monty Python taught me about the software industry:
http://www.softwarequalityconnection.com/2011/04/what-monty-python-taught-me-about-the-software-industry/



- Why blue-ray has failed to catch on.  Two words, "The Stream"
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/04/19/feeling-blue-blu-ray/




- Top 100 quotes from 30 Rock.  My favorite?  "It's after 6PM. What am I, a farmer?"  I want to go there.
http://www.buddytv.com/slideshows/30-rock/100-awesome-30-rock-quotes-58992.aspx

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