Friday Links!This is just a beautifully written, deeply felt article: The Lonely Death of George Bell. It's quite a phenomenal piece of writing.
From C. Lee, and I'll let him describe this: a video of Paulo Henrique Machado, 48, who has lived in a hospital ICU since he was two years old, due to polio. Passionate about games, he had a chance to visit Brasil Game Show 2015, a game event in Sao Paulo, and he even did cosplay himself. Here's the video: Paulo Henrique Machado at Brasil Game Show. Next, and this is an utterly fascinating study: The remarkable thing that happens to poor kids when you give their parents a little money. Next, Tokyo University of the Arts has put its student animation work online, and it's pretty fantastic: GEIDAI ANIMATION. One more, and it's an interview with Terry Gilliam, which is always good news: Actor/Director/Author Terry Gilliam.
From Steven Davis, and this is amazing: The fat city that declared war on obesity. In a similar vein, Charleston, S.C. has changed how and when children move, and it's a fascinating read: Youth Movement: In these Charleston, S.C., schools, children are seen, and heard, and always active.
From Jim, and it seems like more sousaphone is a good thing: Tocadores Estilo Primitivos Ccb Brasil.
From Steven Kreuch, a Twitch for devs, and it's entirely mesmerizing watching people code, believe it or not: Livecoding.tv.
From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and this is a great story: Don’t Be Nasty – Maxwell’s Soaps.
This is from Marc Klein, and it is a phenomenal read: Who killed Lorenzen Wright? Ex-NBA player's murder remains a mystery.
From Meg McReynolds, and this is quite amusing: The TIE Fighter Is The Worst Spacecraft In The Star Wars Universe.
From Wally Heaton, and this is a terrific read: Positively Medieval: Playing Jewish in the Society for Creative Anachronism.
From Eric Higgins-Freese, and this confirms what we probably have all suspected: The power of thank you: UGA research links gratitude to positive marital outcomes.