The author of the online comic Toothpaste For Dinner has a new website, Worst Things For Sale. After reading this post, I noticed an Amazon review for the product that said “...it does come in handy while driving”. If I see someone using this thing on the highway I am gonna road rage them into a ditch.
Rock N Roller Jack White was profiled in New York Times Magazine. “This
generation is so dead,” he said at one point. “You ask a kid, ‘What are
you doing this Saturday?’ and they’ll be playing video games or
watching cable, instead of building model cars or airplanes or doing
something creative. Kids today never say, ‘Man, I’m really into
remote-controlled steamboats.’ They never say that.” Do toymakers manufacture remote-controlled steamboats? Do they run on steam?
Ever wonder how they manufacture the basketball courts used during the NCAA championship tournament? USA Today had a feature about it. It
definitely makes sense to build new courts with ugly NCAA logos and
insert them in huge stadiums too big for ticket demand, where players
find it harder to shoot. That’s definitely better than simply playing in
arenas built for basketball, where courts already exist.
Nick and I both read this New Yorker article that shows how unhelpful brainstorming can be. The evidence has been around for half a century, and I’m just now learning this?
I think Bobbo passed on this article on prisons, which
addresses the same general topic of that one I shared a month or two
ago. A few similar thoughts, but some new ideas, as well.
reading this Atlantic piece about a professional gambler’s huge
blackjack run in Atlantic City, I didn’t consider this probability
casinos sell laminated charts in their guest shops that reveal the
optimal strategy for any situation the game presents. But these odds are
calculated by simulating millions of hands, and as Johnson says, “I
will never see 400 million hands.”
Lindsey and I read all 5 of these AV Club articles where creator Paul Feig details every episode of Freaks and Geeks. That was a good show.
Bob Powers continues to write genius stories on an almost-daily basis. The Ice Couple Day is my recent favorite.