Here’s some stuff culled from the Internets over the past week, the Friday Link Slurry:
- Via Metsblog, Ralph Kiner talks to the New York Times about Spring Training in the ’40s – not exactly the good old days (http://bats.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/25/kiner-recalls-spring-training-in-the-40s/). I love when Kiner tells stories; he’s such an amazing guy, and he’s still at his job (albeit in semi-retirement).
He was also a part of one of the times when my father and I have the same reaction in different places – when, on Ralph Kiner Night, the keynote address was delivered by a drunk (or so it seemed, according to Pops and I).
- In a confluence of our earlier Thursday Trivia post on Jack Klugman and our recurring “Betty White for America” series, here’s the classic Odd Couple scene of Felix and Oscar on Password:
More fun after the jump!
- On TedQuarters, the wonderful Ted Berg discusses the birth (and conception) of Mets prospects (http://www.tedquarters.net/2010/03/26/probably-the-coolest-thing-about-jon-niese/) and his trip to the second annual Citi Field Concessions Day for media (otherwise known as “the food coma of epic proportions” – http://www.tedquarters.net/2010/03/24/oh-good-lord/).
- mental_floss has a crapload of great posts this week: the origins of the barber pole (http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/50965); truth in the National Enquirer (http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/50942); what you can and can’t sell on eBay (http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/50863); and a history of plagiarism in comedy (which is ironic, considering I did a rendition of George Carlin’s “A Modern Man” at a poetry reading today – http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/51080).
- BoingBoing has equally interesting posts – an amazing post on Internet censorship in schools (http://www.boingboing.net/2010/03/26/internet-censorship.html), a comic book reader for the iPad (http://www.boingboing.net/2010/03/26/photos-of-comic-zeal.html), and MoMA acquiring, “@” (that’s right, the symbol – http://www.boingboing.net/2010/03/26/museum-acquires-the.html).
- In other comic book news, there’s a Dr. Horrible comic book, both physically and for the iPhone (http://www.platformnation.com/2010/03/25/dr-horrible-review-iphone/).
- Finally, on Gizmodo, an exploration into what Best Buy would do with Radio Shack if they ever merged (Hopefully, make it less sucky – http://gizmodo.com/5502922/what-would-best-buy-do-with-radio-shack?skyline=true&s=i).
Join me next week as we plumb the depths of the Internet once more in the Friday Link Slurry, and stay tuned tomorrow as I discuss Field of Dreams in the Saturday Night Stuff I Dislike.