Here’s some fun stuff culled from my favorite sites in the last week, the Friday Link Slurry:
- As usual, mental_floss fails to disappoint, discussing how to find fresh fish (http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/51583#more-51583), how to get on a postage stamp (hint: you’ve got to be famous and die – http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/51638#more-51638), and how 14 car companies (http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/51389#more-51389) and the 30 MLB teams (http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/51678#more-51678) got their names.
- Via mental_floss, a cool L.A. Times article on the greatest deal in NBA history – and it wasn’t the Laker’s Kobe-for-Vlade Divac trade (http://articles.latimes.com/2006/jul/31/sports/sp-aba31).
More fun after the jump!
- On TedQuarters, finally video of Ted Berg’s trip to Citi Field’s Media Food Day (http://www.tedquarters.net/2010/04/01/me-eating-lots-of-food/), a discussion of the cultural effect of “The Situation” (http://www.tedquarters.net/2010/03/30/culture-jammin-the-situation/), and his adventures in salty, pork-based products (http://www.tedquarters.net/2010/03/28/now-i-am-become-death-the-destroyer-of-worlds/) Also, the greatest photo, ever (http://www.tedquarters.net/2010/04/02/perhaps-the-greatest-picture-ever-taken/).
- I’m not going to comment on whether Daniel Murphy will never be seen again (okay, I will – he’ll be back, but not for long, especially with Ike Davis coming down the pike) or about Jose Reyes being sent to the DL (okay, I will – that’s not good), but I WILL say (as if I haven’t said anything yet) that the Mets Hall of Fame and Museum at Citi Field (http://www.metsblog.com/2010/04/02/notes-on-citi-field-mcfaddens-the-apple-and-musuem/) and other changes to the ballpark (http://www.metsblog.com/2010/04/01/news-additional-changes-to-citi-field-in-2010/) are, as Matt Cerrone of Metsblog and Craig Swann (a great guy who set up the Shea Stadium Fan Farewell in December 2008) will tell you, pretty freakin’ awesome.
- I want to give a shout-out to the folks at Jeopardy! for creating, in some effect, The Imaginarium of Alex Trebek for yesterday’s April Fool’s episode, which you can read about on the Jeopardy! message boards (http://boards.sonypictures.com/boards/showthread.php?t=45544).
- Cute, Google. Cute. (http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/04/different-kind-of-company-name.html)
- In the “well, the iPad’s kinda cool” department, one part of BoingBoing likes it (http://www.boingboing.net/2010/03/31/a-first-look-at-ipad.html), one part don’t (http://www.boingboing.net/2010/04/02/why-i-wont-buy-an-ipad-and-think-you-shouldnt-either.html). Also, bad news: no free TV on the iPad (http://gizmodo.com/5508290/nbc-wants-you-to-pay-for-ipad-tv-dammit-they-wont-be-the-only-ones). Good news: cool apps (some free – http://gizmodo.com/5507569/gizmodos-essential-ipad-apps). As for me, I’m not buying one, but I’m sure as hell am checking one out at the Apple Store over the next three or four months.
- Finally, via BoingBoing, watch out, torrenters.
(I finally got the text-link thing to work! Awesome!)
Join me next week as we plumb the depths of the Interwebs (with text-links, this time!) in the Friday Link Slurry, and stay tuned tomorrow for my write-up on the Chris Nolan Batman films in the Saturday Night Stuff I Like.