Thursday, May 28, 2009

Friday Diversion

A little something to pass the time as you contemplate exactly what Lebron James will do Saturday night... As always, here is some of the best stuff I've come across over the past few weeks.

Up On The Roof
By Verlyn Klinkenborg

National Geographic's look into the world of Green Roofing. This is a great primer for those looking to get the Coles Notes version of the benefits of vegetated roof assemblies.

The Break of the Curveball

Professor Art Shapiro shows us how the spin of the curveball acts as an optical illusion. What is not an optical illusion, however, is Barry Zito's 9 figure salary.

It's Made of 100% Cotton; It's Sales are 99% Ironic
By Mike Musgrove

A more thorough look into the magic behing the phenomenon of the Three Wolf Moon T-shirt...

Thanks to Llibs for the link

Asbury Park Club From Springsteen's Glory Days Set for Auction
By David M. Levitt

If I had any kind of money laying around, I'd be in Asbury Park June 18th... Why can't I just be independently wealthy?

Thanks to DJ Smitty for the Real Estate tip

Ava's Apartment
By Jonathan Lethem

For those who are into the work of Jonathan Lethem... Or for those who ever just wanted to leave it all behind... Or for those who are fascinated by 3-legged pitbulls...

The YouTube clip of the week comes courtesy of Allan Cross and The Ongoing History of New Music. I was driving home from softball (of the co-ed, non-competitive variety) Monday night and heard this track... My question is: how have I gone the duration of my life without ever having heard Steinski & The Mass Media's The Motorcade Sped On? This is one of the greatest mashups of all-time.

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