Every Wednesday, I’m going to take you on a whirlwind adventure of 13 links chronicling the news throughout the geek world I inhabit. Whether it’s movies, music, art, politics, gadgets, science, sports, grammar, or superheroes… nothing’s out of bounds and everything’s interesting.
Let it begin…
- Remember when President Obama challenged America to step up and match the clean energy markets of China? Yeah, there was a reason.
- Unhappy Hipsters is a blog that merely adds dry, funny captions to pictures of mostly young, hip people inhabiting contemporary-designed spaces from Dwell magazine. My words are not doing it any justice.
- Ever wonder how many satellites orbit the Earth and to whom those satellites belong? Michael Paukner mapped it out for all of us.
- Fusion power, here we come!
- Neill Blomkamp directed the Oscar-nominated District 9 and agreed to speak at the most recent TED gathering, in Vancouver. What did he talk about? Extraterrestrial life… but it’s really not what you would expect.
- Could the combination of owning a car and lacking access to public transportation serve as an effective predictor of mortgage foreclosure rates? It seems so.
- I have a gift for you: a periodic table of smells. Have you already figured out the pun-induced name? You’ll get it.
- Have you ever noticed that all news reports are set up in largely the same fashion? Charlie Brooker did.
- Two pretty shocking facts: a) the Monopoly board game is 75 years old this year and b) the board has been redesigned in honor of this anniversary.
- Whoever designed the “Cold Avenger” mask at Talus clearly was coming off a high of watching a marathon of superhero films and science-fiction epics.
- Just because the original cover art of a classic out-of-print book is difficult to find doesn’t mean you can’t wear it on your chest.
- Had I known about Evernote before last week’s Five for Friday, I would have surely included it on the list of Awesome Free Online Services. Now I don’t have to email ideas, links, and quotes to myself and I can access these marginally important bits of information from anywhere! Terrific.
- A few restaurateurs clearly decided that the best way to combat the lingering recession was to open new, lavish restaurants. Seems like a solid plan.