Friday Links!Here's an in-depth interview with Solium Infernum creator Vic Davis over at Cyber Stratege.
From the Edwin Garcia Links Machine, it's The Coolest Butcher Shop In The World. Pristine, really. Also, a fascinating article about AT&Ts secret plan to dominate broadcasting-- in 1922.
From Nicholas Czekalski, a link to a story about the work of Michael Benson, who is responsible for for some of the most spectacular space images you've ever seen.
From Steve Davis, and this is absolutely breathtaking: the Bach Toccata & Fuge in D Minor. On accordion. It's performed on a Bayan accordion, and if you only click on one link this week, listen to this one.
From Matthew Teets, a video that he described as "unfettered awesomeness" (and he's right): Team Fortress 2: Law Abiding Engineer.
From Sirius, and I've never heard of this before: a poisonous bird. Also, and this is quite beautiful, a classic piece of animation from 1987: The Man Who Planted Trees.
From Steven Kreuch, some spectacular helmet cam videos.
From J. Simms, an absolutely fantastic story about flying the SR-71 Blackbird, the word's fastest jet.
From Matt Cantrell, an extreme unicycling video (it's sick).
From Geoff Engelstein, a link to a patent application that's quite amusing. Here's the best part:
The player remaining in possession of at least one card from the first round of play is subsequently required to be identified by wearing a hat. While no particular type of hat is required, it is desired within the scope of the present invention that the hat have at least a portion that resembles the human buttocks.
From Mark Bryant, a fascinating story from a photographer who recently toured Chernobyl.
From Sebastian Manikowski, a very clever short film titled Pixels, described as "New York's invasion by 8-bit creatures."