Back from a one-week hiatus, here’s the best of the week from across the Internets, the Friday Link Slurry:
- This week on mental_floss, a few American icons: the Indy 500, the Brooklyn Bridge, Mark Twain (well, his juicy memoirs), movies, and…laughing yourself to death?! Also, via the _floss, GQ‘s history of the National Enquirer, and how the Internet makes you smarter.
- The Mets’ sweep of the Phillies was not only awesome (as the New York Mets Journal blog shows), but historic (as the Elias Sports Bureau and ESPN show).
- From Gizmodo, creepy water towers (I mean, seriously, ones that would give the Animaniacs nightmares), the new king of eBooks apps, and oh, sweet, sweet irony. And via Giz‘s sister gaming blog Kotaku, seriously, China? You create an almost spot-on iPad forgery and you can’t give it a good name?
More fun after the jump!
- From Lifehacker, ‘pasotto’, Facebook privacy settings (yes, again), and charcoal. Via Lifehacker: food reviews!
- Continuing the Mets sweep theme, Ted Berg of TedQuarters is quite happy. Also: mugshots, creative advertising, heart-attacks-on-a-plate, and the Beck–bacon–Ubaldo day that is Awesomestock.
- And finally, on BoingBoing, Canada trying to be like the US (and not in a good way); a personal subway in Russia; Pulitzer-winning fan fiction; Space Jam; sushi on a stick; and swingin’ “Enter Sandman” (seriously).