Friday Links!From Scott Gould and this is stunning: On The Roofs: Hong Kong.
From C. Lee, and this is a tremendous story: Japanese baseball hopeful makes a pitch for glory. Also, and this is thought-provoking, it's 5 Reasons Conspiracy Theories Are Destroying the World.
From Chris Penn says, and this is an excellent way to spend part of an afternoon, watching these short films: James Brown Stars in "Beat the Devil", One of 8 Films in the Pioneering BMW Film Series, "The Hire" (2002).
From Sirius, and this is quite amazing: The Changyuraptor yangi: A 125-million-years-old flying dinosaur with four wings. Also, and this entirely baffles me: Blackest is the new black: Scientists develop a material so dark that you can't see it...
From Eric Higgins-Freese, and this is an ongoing release of videos:Weird Al's Latest Album, Mandatory Fun.
From Meg McReynolds, and this is a brilliant, brilliant essay: The 3 Scariest Words A Boy Can Hear. Also (and this link is from her husband), and this is a great bit of SEC history, it's Before the creation of SEC football media days, there were the Skywriters.
From Michael Gilbert, and everyone will want to read this: The world's most beloved loser: Globetrotters legend Red Klotz (of Margate) passes at 93.
from Jonathan Arnold, and this is a fascinating story: Busy NYC Restaurant Solves Major Mystery by Reviewing Old Surveillance.
From Craig Miller, and this is just crazy: Holy Carp! Watch These Planes Bomb Lakes With Live Fish.
From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and this guy qualifies for the Badass Hall of Fame: Robert Smalls.
From Michael M., and this is absolutely amazing: America’s Pink Tower of Oz: A Mysterious Marble Marvel.
From Tim Steffes, and this is a fantastic read: Where Online Services Go When They Die: Rebuilding Prodigy, one screen at a time.