Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Big Batch O' Links

Lots of links to waste away your early afternoon. Some gaming, some not.

First, from DQ reader Glen Haag, yet another funny Top Gear video, this one of the absolute destruction of a 1980's Toyota pickup truck. They park it in the sea, run it into walls, use a wrecking ball, set it on fire--and it still runs. And there's even more (it gets progressively wilder and funnier as it goes). Wonderfully entertaining, and here it is:

From Kotaku, a well-written series of articles about the Nintendo Shigureden museum (which you can see here:http://www.shigureden.com/. The sparse prose style is oddly affecting, and it's a fascinating read. Here's the link:

Here's a link to a very interesting article about the RIM/NTP patent dispute, and it's probably not what you were expecting:

Here's a CNN article about fast food service technology. I hadn't heard about this, but McDonald's is apparently experimenting with outsourcing the taking of customer orders to centralized call centers, believe it or not. Here's the link:

From DQ reader Bruce Hardie, a link to a fun quiz utilizing Google Earth. Great fun and a complete productivity killer. Here you go: http://www.collectiveapathy.com/node/116.

Finally, from Jason Nachtrab, an absolutely stellar article in the Washington Post about the area's premier children's entertainer, otherwise known as The Great Zucchini. It's one of the most compelling articles I've read in months, because his brilliance with children is in stark contrast to his inability to function as an adult. Brilliant writing, and here's the link:

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