Friday Links!Lots of podcast and video links early on in the list today.
From Brian Pritchard, and this is a fascinating subject: The Sound of Sports (designing the soundstage for live sporting events, including--when necessary--the addition of fake sounds). Here's another, and it's the story of the undergraduate student who saved the 59-story Citicorp building from certain collapse): Structural Integrity.
Both of those links are from the 99% Invisible podcast, and it's outstanding in general.
From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and boy, this is eccentric: Inside the World of Longsword Fighting | The New York Times.
From Steven Davis, and this is fascinating: Clive Bowen 'Born, not made' - film about British slipware potter (the finest slipware potter in Britain).
From Dan Willhite, and this is quite amazing: A properly licensed gallery of Alex Wild’s amazing insect photography.
Here's a fascinating update about my very favorite bear (along with Paddington, obviously): Winnie the Pooh was based on a real bear that participated in WWI.
I still miss Phil Hartman, and here's both an excellent explanation of why he was so funny and (this is the best part) a 10-minute audition tape for Saturday Night Live: So Normal It Hurts: The Triumph And Tragedy Of Phil Hartman.
From Marc Klein, and somehow I'm not surprised: Larry Ellison Bought an Island in Hawaii. Now What?
From Craig Miller, and this is an incredible story: BILL WEAVER SR-71 Breakup.
Ending this week, two very haunting space stories. One, and this is just mesmerizing, it's Short film: The alleged story of the cosmonaut who burned in space. Two, and I've written about this before: Cosmonaut Crashed Into Earth 'Crying In Rage'. It's an incredible story, and a stunningly haunting recording.