Friday Links!From C. Lee, and every state gets an insult: 50 Americans Summarize Their Home State In One Perfectly Sarcastic Sentence. Also, and this is a wonderful way-back link, it's The Roots of Sir-tech. Even better: Making Wizardry, and The Wizardry Phenomenon. One more, and it's an excellent read: A Partial History of Headphones.
A flurry of links from The Edwin Garcia Links Machine this week. First, Why You do Your Best Thinking in the Shower.. Next, and this is thought-provoking, it's Conventional Economics is a Form of Brain Damage. Next, and this is excellent, it's The City in Cinema: Mini-Documentaries Reveal the Los Angeles of Blade Runner, Her, Drive, Repo Man, and More. One more, and this is pretty fantastic: Astronomically Correct Twinkle Twinkle. Last one, and it's amazing: Scenes from The Wire: Then and Now
From Steven Davis, and the title says it all: incredible jenga move. Also, and this is tremendous, it's Animatronic Creature Mechanics.
From Rob Funk, and this is a fascinating read: The Real Story Behind the 1914 Christmas Truce in World War I.
From Chris Pencis, and this is some spectacular driving: GYMKHANA SEVEN: WILD IN THE STREETS OF LOS ANGELES.
Closing out the week, and these are just remarkable, it's Red Dot Awards: young designers imagine the future of everyday objects.