Friday Links!Leading off this week, a masterfully written story by Michael McKnight: The Split: Twenty-five years after Donnie Moore's death, it's time to dispel the myth that the pitcher killed himself because of a playoff home run. The truth is both darker and more relatable.
From Stephen Davis, and you must read this (DQ Film Advisor and Nicest Guy in the World Ben Ormand, this particularly means you): Bunville Weenies (the story of a toy line that should have been huge, but wasn't). Also, and this is terrific: Interactive Origami Sculpture. One more, and it's excellent: NYC's Steamy History.
From Jonathan Arnold, and this is fascinating: Rating Chili Peppers On A Scale Of 1 To Oh Dear God I’m On Fire. One more, and these are stunning: Beautiful Chemistry.
From Daniel Willhite, and these are both excellent: Can't do math? Dance it out, and SHINE for Girls: Every girl is good at math. Some don't realize it yet.
From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and this is mesmerizing: French soldier’s room unchanged 96 years after his death in first world war. Also, and this is fascinating: ‘Without his shoes, I couldn’t walk’: a cobbler with a mission.
From Chris Pencis, and wow wow wow: Drone racing is a thing, and the first-person video is spectacular.
From Aaron Ward, and drones are everywhere: Cirque de Soleil Deploys Drones for Art.
From Jesse Leimkuehler, and Doug Walsh will particularly appreciate this: One Man’s Photos from an Epic Road Trip Spanning 26 Years, 177 Countries, and 500,000 Miles.
I know I've said this before, but the competition is over. This is the best headline ever: Dwarf stripper gets bride pregnant on her hen night.
From Tim Lesnick, and this is epic: Hawk vs. Drone! (Hawk Attacks Quadcopter). I'm a big fan of hawks.
Ending up this week, and I know I've linked to it before, but man, it's so much fun: PULP-O-MIZER: the customizable pulp magazine cover generator.