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Linkszomania for June 9, 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.
Many believe that Shrek Forever After’s underwhelming opening weekend box office performance was a direct result of astronomical 3D ticket prices. In fact, moviegoers seem to have gone out of their way to see the flick in the more affordable 2D. Hopefully, this leads to a movie ticketing price plateau and a moratorium on unnecessary gimmicky 3D.
If you want to have the coolest fireplace on Earth, you better own this carved wooden castle mantel or have something even more impressive (if that’s possible).
In terms of “Special Police Units I absolutely would not want to cross”, the Yamam (from Israel) may be at the top of the list.
Why do I get the feeling that when the Batman franchise is inevitably rebooted on film again, the Shadow Hawk armored vehicle will be involved in some fashion?
Eric Fischer’s maps of geotagged photographs compare where locals take pictures and where tourists take pictures in a certain city. They are not only full of useful information but actually quite appealing pieces of art, in themselves.
The moral of this story (aside from the overwhelmingly obvious “don’t kill a person” bit): after committing a crime, traipsing around in clothes drenched in unbelievably incriminating evidence is probably not the best idea.