Here’s some stuff culled from the Internets over the past week – the Friday Link Slurry!
On TedQuarters, Ted Berg writes the funniest recap of a Spring Training game in the history of forever (http://www.tedquarters.net/2010/03/04/random-notes-on-todays-game-2/). In the game, Mets first base prospect Ike Davis clobbered a grand slam to make the score 17-11 Mets (seriously), which is on Metsblog (http://www.metsblog.com/2010/03/04/video-ike-davis-hr-from-todays-gamr/).
More fun after the jump!
On mental_floss, Stacy Conradt discusses actors nominated for Oscars for the same role in her Quick 10 (http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/49155#more-49155) and some really, really literal music videos (http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/47374#more-47374).
In other news, it’s just a week of celebration this week, as it’s National Procrastination Week, according to LifeHacker (http://lifehacker.com/5484884/its-national-procrastination-week-lets-celebrate-by-not-honoring-it) (I was going to honor it last week, but I put it off until now); the birthdays this week of Antonio Vivaldi (who was honored with his own “Four Seasons” themed Google Doodle) and Alexander Graham Bell (who was not, but had this excellent write-up in Neatorama – http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/04/sounds-like-the-life-of-brilliant-man-neat-facts-about-alexander-graham-bell/); and a wonderful timeline of the history of Sony was published on Gizmodo (it’s Yahoo!’s 15th anniversary, but I couldn’t find their timeline, so this must suffice – http://gizmodo.com/5485809/the-sony-timeline-birth-rise-and-decadence).
Finally, an old car on BoingBoing; nothing special, but kinda cool (http://www.boingboing.net/2010/03/04/now-thats-an-america.html).
I’ll be at the Museum of Modern Art tonight, hopefully to see the Tim Burton exhibit and a couple of films, so if I get there I’ll take some pictures of the topiary (can’t take any of the exhibit, natch) and do a little write-up tonight.
Also, join me tomorrow for this week’s installment of the Saturday Night Stuff I Like, when I review Jamie Cullum’s fantastic new album, The Pursuit.