Friday Links!I'll have the second part of "A New Era" up on Monday. Yesterday was so surreal and busy that I didn't have time to finish it.
Leading off today, eviltimmy let me know that Blizzard donated $1.1 Million to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. That is 1.1 million worth of TOTALLY AWESOME. Conundrum: what if one of the children's wishes is for Blizzard to make a new MMO? What do they do?
Matt Sakey has another Culture Clash installment, and it's a look at the inside of his brain, an idea I'd like to totally steal someday (I've been thinking about doing something similar, because my notes are so strange after a few weeks it's almost like someone else wrote them).
From Sirius, another entry into the world of science bizarre: Scientists freeze water with heat.
Sean sent me a fascinating link about the of green screen in all kinds of filmed entertainment, and it shows how selectively it can be used in a scene. It's hard to explain (obviously, since I butchered that last sentence), but I was blown away by how it was used in some of these scenes: Stargate Studios Virtual Backlot Reel 2009. I'm hoping that DQ Film Advisor And Nicest Guy In The World Ben Ormand will weigh in on this subject shortly.
From Joshua Buergel, and this link is the apex predator of nerdiness (in a good way), an economics rap song: Hayek vs. Keynes Rap Anthem.
From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, it's the best shuttle image ever.
From Kez, who saw the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle art link last week, it's Under The Influence: Masters Of The Universe Tribute Art Show.
From Steven Kreuch, and it's a classic, it's 20 Unholy Recipes: Dishes So Awful We Had to Make Them.
From Frank Regan, and you'd better be sitting down a mash-up song combining Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" and Metallica's "Enter Sandman." Your brain will cry like a child.
From Phil Honeywell, and this is entirely wonderful stop-animation (which is usually entirely wonderful anyway, as a rule): A Brief History Of Pretty Much Everything.
From slackerjoe, and this is a fascinating bit of baseball history detective work based on a single ancient photograph, it's Rabbit Maranville Is Not A Nazi.
From Brad Ruminer, an excellent blast from the wayback machine: a short documentary on the making of the 1983 HBO intro (which included a fantastic miniature city).
From Matthew Sbonik, if you're jonesing to see some Olympic crashes, this is absolutely your lucky day.
From Dib, another slice of Lego awesomeness: a Lego Segway.