Linkszomania for February 24, 2010

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…

  1. Do video games lack diversity? The answer seems to be “yes”.
  2. If you are in the market for some awesome unique New Era hats, check out The Clink Room’s One in One-Fifty, a collection of updated designs for classic minor league baseball hats.
  3. Well I guess now that we’ve conquered the science of pleasing movie audiences, next up is… I don’t know, painting? Is there a graph that will solve Impressionism?
  4. Mark Cuban is rich – I think we all know that. What you might not know is that he is offering up tips on how you can eventually reach the same point of financial autonomy.
  5. As someone who just procured a laptop shelf for his elliptical trainer, I can also confirm that combining two relatively boring activities usually results in a pleasant experience (in my case, working on the computer and exercising). However, it is not a universal truth – watching a bad television show while vacuuming, for example, does not increase the enjoyability of either.
  6. Say what you will about the city of Los Angeles but those in charge recently decided to fill 21 billboards with original art, thanks to the How Many Billboards? project, which mainly aims to displace advertisements with far more meaningful imagery and/or messages.
  7. Merchandise used to be reserved only for incredibly successful, established bands but Wired points out that with new media channels, the opportunity for a band to offer up t-shirts and the like is now readily available and this suddenly prevalent potential stream of revenue is now rather essential to the artist's success.
  8. Which airlines are actually the best at recycling the 881 million pounds of waste annually created by their passengers? You’ve probably never thought about it so I won’t say “the answers may surprise you” but… yeah, the answers may surprise you.
  9. Apparently, that chest bump or slap on the ass you give a teammate after a touchdown in the park says much more than words ever could.
  10. Coleman Collins has played professional basketball around America and Europe for years and recently offered up some of his copious travel knowledge as a part of BootsnAll Travel’s “How I Travel” series.
  11. The Tyrannosaurus garden statue means that the Toscano catalog might have to start making a stop between my mailbox and my recycling bin.
  12. How deep is the ocean? Pretty deep, as far as we know. No word or chart yet depicting how deep a person’s love is or can be.
  13. If the financial crisis (and all of its wrinkles) didn’t provide enough of a warning against dealing with big banks et al., you may also be interested to know that big banks actually do not lower costs and fees for their customers.

Have a week!

Justin Brown

Justin Brown is an artist and writer living in Virginia. He channels most of his enthusiasm into making things for his online art shop, Artness! by Justin Brown. You can keep up to date with him, his worldly adventures, and his dogs by following him on Instagram and on Facebook