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October 18, 2008

Linkage by Charlton

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

A selection of recent webfinds by champion websurfer Charlton Griffin:

* How stars are born.

* A followup to Donald's recent "ugly car" posting: The seven ugliest cars.

* Here's an ode to a genuine 20th century icon, the Citroen Deux Chevaux.

* Learn about the exoplanets.

* Baby star.

* More mischief from Penn and Teller.

* When empires go bad.

* More scorchingness from Pat Condell.

* Debussy in an unexpected venue.

* Witness the 172 foot dive.

* Spooky physics.

* Happy dog.

* Time to reconnect with the basics?

* Demographics gone wild.

* I don't think I want to know quite that much about what's going on inside my body.

* Obama has a jobs plan.

* New perspectives on well-known films.

* Another reason to be careful in your public behavior: Google Street View may be watching.

* Has celluloid cinema film finally met its match?

* In the Philosophers World Cup, it's Germany vs. Greece.

* Amazing panoramic (or something) photos of a yummy-looking and incredibly well-stocked restaurant in Peru. Be sure to zoom in on the buffet table.

* Health care goes global.

* Put this on in the background and you'll be calmer within minutes.

* Submit to the doodle master.

* Meet the one-armed guitar virtuoso.

Check out Charlton's audiobook offerings at Audible. Charlton is one of the very best producers and readers of audiobooks.



posted by Michael at October 18, 2008


The linked story about the Red One, ultra-super-duper resolution video camera reminds me of something David Denby wrote nearly 20 nyears ago. The technology of movies has never been better, the movies have never been worse.

Posted by: Peter L. Winkler on October 19, 2008 5:13 AM

The Doodle Master rules. At least until your brain melts.

Posted by: Friedrich von Blowhard on October 21, 2008 1:09 AM

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