Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday Links!

We're light on quantity this week, but extremely high on quality.

I'm leading off this week with a very serious link from Jim Bradley that some of you might find disturbing, so please be warned. Here's a description:
A video released online by the family of a man killed in a crash is gaining traction for what it’s doing for motorcycle safety awareness.

38-year-old David Holmes was killed in a crash in England. He was wearing a helmet cam when he crashed his bike into a car. He was going 97 mph hour at the time.

Holmes’s family has released the video in hopes to warn both bikers and motorists will be more attentive when driving.

Here's the link: Family’s emotional video shows shocking fatal crash; Goal is to raise awareness.

And now, because that was a disturbing video and very difficult to watch, I'm going to follow it up with the silliest link of the week, just to even things out: Lil Baby Bear Has Itself A Good-Ass Time On A Golf Course.

From Sirius, and this is a spectacular find: Dreadnoughtus: The Behemoth dinosaur that makes the Tyrannosaurus rex look puny.

From C. Lee, and this images are fantastic: 48 Unexpected Views Of Famous Historic Moments.

From Meg McReynolds, and this is fascinating: The 100 Books Facebook Users Love. Also, and these pictures are amazing, it's Striking Aerial Photos Show the Unfathomable Hugeness of Industry.

From Marc Klein, and this is a terrific read: The Simple Technology That Accidentally Ruined Baseball.

From Jonathan Arnold, and sadly, this is no surprise: Just Six Months After the Olympics, Sochi Looks Like a Ghost Town.

This is the longest title ever, but it's a great read, and the title explains it all: The Escape Artist: West Virginia frat boy, hippie expatriate, big-time drug dealer, prison escapee, millionaire mortgage broker—Jim Sargent was many things before he arrived in the idyllic Hawaiian town of Hawi and established himself as a civic leader. But it was only a matter of time before his troubled past would catch up with him.

Ending this week, from Steven Davis, and this is a long and utterly brilliant article: JEFF HENRY, VERRÜCKT, AND THE MEN WHO BUILT THE GREAT AMERICAN WATER PARK.

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