Friday Links!Leading off this week, from Frank Regan, and this is just a spectacular piece of writing: The Hateful Life And Spiteful Death Of The Man Who Was Vigo The Carpathian.
From Nate Carpenter, and this is just stunning: Man Carves Out Beautiful Caves.
From C. Lee, and if you enjoy Japanese television, this is huge: NHK WORLD On Demand. And for a specific program, try this: Pure Himeji: Beautiful Castle City, Craftsman Culture. Next, and Star Trek Alert: Trekonomics Panel at New York Comic Con.
From Les, and this is tragic: Crime Lab Scandals Just Keep Getting Worse.
From Craig Miller, and this is an important read: Greenland Is Melting Away.
From Wally, and these are outstanding: Auto Mechanics Hilariously Recreate Renaissance Paintings. Here's an excellent read from the always interesting Popehat: The Heckler's Veto: Alive And Well. One more, and we have a Super Star Wars Nerd Alert: Galactic History, or Galactic Folk Tale?
From Steven Davis, and this is an interesting read: The Secret History of American Surveillance. Next, and this is terrific, it's How an episode of The Simpsons is made. One more, and it's quite fascinating: Russian Ships Near Data Cables Are Too Close for U.S. Comfort.
Closing out the week, and man, this is funny: Ken M Is The Most Epic Troll On The Internet.