Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday Links!

Let's go!

From Matt Sakey, a link to a documentary in progress as the Chernobyl disaster nears it's 25th anniversary: The Long Shadow of Chernobyl.

We have several excellent links from last week's crazy weather. First, from Skip Key, a video: Snowpocalypse 2011 from space!. Also, from Keith Schleicher, one phenomal image: The blizzard as seen from outer space. Then Jonathan Arnold sent in a video that is quite remarkable: Chicago cars snowbound. One more, and it's from Robert McMillon: Frozen Bubbles.

From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, a spectacular mash-up: Carl Sagan Meets Halo. I have a theory that you could combine a voiceover from the Pale Blue Dot monologue with almost anything and it would be compelling.

This is a far more serious article than usually contained in these pages, but it's an absolutely great read: The Apostate: Paul Haggis vs. the Church of Scientology.

From Greg B, and this is fantastic: Found at Last: A Tape of the First Super Bowl. Believe it or not, even though I was only five and a half, I remember that game well. It was broadcast on both CBS and NBC, and I remember trying to decide which channel to watch. And I remember Fred "The Hammer" Williamson getting hammered himself.

I know, it's insane to remember sports-related details at that age.

From Mr. Fritz, a link that is totally spectacular: skiing on 40-foot waves. Seriously, this video will blow your mind.

From Loyd Case, a terrific send-up from 1946: The Turbo Encabulator.

Susan Arendt wrote an article for The Escapist titled My Favorite Mistake, in which she fondly recalls the insanely expensive 3DO. However, the 3DO wasn't a mistake, and I can prove that in just three words: Super Wing Commander.

From Francis Cermak, and these ads certainly deserve the title, it's 25 Horribly Sexist Vintage Ads.

Here's a terrific link from Brian Witte: Secrets of Antarctica's fossilised forests.

From Sirius, a fascinating article about oobleck: Dr. Seussian Mystery Fluid Could Have Saved Top Kill.

A quarterback for Connecticut released a football "trick shot" video, and it's pretty amazing.

From Glen Haag, the answer to one of life's great mysteries: Solved: The Mystery of Ferris Bueller’s Cubs Game.

From Tim Jones, a music video made entirely inside Little Big Planet 2 (and the video is damned good, too).

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