Friday Links!This is riveting but a very, very difficult read: Football 'literally killed' a 24-year-old Iowan. His family vows to make the sport safer.
This link is from the multi-talented Thom Moyles, and it's an absolutely fascinating read: Is This the Underground Everest?
This is a surprisingly poignant and touching read: Tommie Woodward yelled, “F--k that gator!” just before he was killed by one in Texas, and his death instantly became a national joke. For his family, grieving means having to rescue the person from the punchline.
It's a big link week for C. Lee, and here we go: We’re Living in a Copycat Culture. Next: Obituary: Arthur Manuel died on January 11th. A leader of Canada’s indigenous “First Nations” was 65. This is a very, very deep article on video formats and all kinds of other things, and it's a fascinating read: Why Deep Space Nine and Voyager May Never Get the HD Remaster They Deserve. This is quite interesting: The state of residential solar power. This is even more worthwhile to watch today: James Baldwin Debates William F. Buckley (1965). This is a terrific read: The Poison Squad: An Incredible History.
From Wally, and these are beautiful: Colorfully Decorative Storefronts Reveal the Story of Paris. Next, and this is entirely excellent, it's It Was The Best Of Fries, It Was The Worst Of Fries: Charles Dickens, Food Scribe.
From Steven Davis, and this is quite a story: King Gillette's Niagara Metropolis. This is mind-altering: Ouchi-Spillman Illusion. If you liked that last link, this is in a similar vein: Atlantropa.