Friday, November 28, 2014

Friday Links!

Late and light, here are your links for a post-Thanksgiving Friday.

Here's a grim but fascinating look at ex-NFL player Priest Holmes and his life after football:
Real Life or Fantasy? Neither Pain Nor Memories are Fleeting for NFL Fantasy Legend Priest Holmes.

You know the answer to this question, but it's a terrific read: The Shazam Effect: Record companies are tracking download and search data to predict which new songs will be hits. This has been good for business—but is it bad for music?

From Jeff Fowler, and it's probably not why you think: Why People Keep Trying to Erase the Hollywood Sign From Google Maps.

From Silemess, and if you're stuck at work doing nothing today, this is a five-part series: Pixel Pioneers: A Brief History of Graphics, Part One.

From Steve Davis, and this is a wonderful idea: Dinotopia Podcast. Also, and if you're a craftsman, this is phenomenal: The Extraordinary Thomas Chippendale - Carved With Love.

From Eric Higgins-Freese, and this is fascinating: Selfish Inequality: The Long Wait For The Ladies' Room.

If you enjoy Ken Burns, you'll love this: Jimmy Kimmel's The First Black Friday Ken Burns Parody is Perfect.

Here's a seasonally appropriate disaster video: The five worst Thanksgiving turkey cooking disasters.

Closing out this week, if you're fascinated by Pripyat (I'm vigorously raising my hand), this is a haunting and stunning video: Chernobyl never looked more post-apocalypic than in this new drone film.

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