Friday, November 09, 2012

Friday Links!

The Edwin Garcia Links Machine dominates the links this week, but up front, here is a fascinating intersection of board game design, political philosophy, and history: Monopoly was stolen from socialist land-reformers and perverted. It's written by Christopher Ketcham, and it is an absolutely great read.

This is one of the oddest and most interesting articles I've read in a long time:
What It’s Like To Play A Round Of Golf At A Maximum Security Prison.

The Edwin Garcia Links Machine is dominant this week. First, and this is utterly fascinating (and tremendously poignant), it's abandoned suitcases reveal private lives of insane asylum patients. Next, and this is as incredible as you'd expect, it's This Is the First Picture Ever Taken From Space—and It Was Taken From a Nazi Rocket. The links tour continues with a terrific documentary: a six-part video about Czech-French artist Alphonse Mucha . You might recognize Mucha from his poster art, and you can read more about him here: Mucha Foundation. Next: WWII carrier pigeon message discovered in Surrey chimney.

From DQ Legal Advisor Lee Rawles, a remarkable discovery: 'Island of the Blue Dolphins' woman's cave believed found.

From Kai, and Eli 11.3 thought this was the best article ever, it's NHL lockout: Part-time goalies helping idled NHLers.

From Michael H., and I'm a week late on this, but it's still tremendous: Adam Savage builds Patton Oswalt's Halloween Costume.

From Donny Plumley, and I may have linked to this before, but it's so cool that I'll do it again: Meghalayas Living Bridge.

From Griffin Cheng, and this is stunning: Quantum Mystery of Light Revealed by New Experiment. Apparently, light can behave as both a particle and a wave simultaneously. Also, and I had absolutely no idea this ever happened, it's The Forgotten Battle: The Japanese Invasion of Alaska.

From Steven Davis, and this is a remarkable video, it's Totally Bizarre Experimental Video Explores Slit Scanning.

Gary Gorski is doing something interesting and different for Draft Day Sports: Pro Basketball 3. He's keeping a dynasty blog. It's a very clever idea, and you can read it here: Draft Day Sports : Dynasty Blog .

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