- Bill Kirchen and Friends: Folsom Pinball Blues – YouTube
"Bill Kirchen and whole collection of talent at SoHo in Santa Barbara, CA doing a delicate combination of Folsom Prison Blues and Pinball Wizard."
- Takraw: Thai Soccer – Thailand – YouTube
This would be so much cooler to have on tv than baseball or preseason NFL games, it isn’t even funny.
- Backreaction: Was there really a man on the moon? Are you sure?
"There is arguably information about the real world that is not (yet?) to be found in any published sources. Think of something trivial like good places in your neighborhood to find blackberries (the fruit)1. More interesting, Prabhala offered the example of a children’s game played in some parts of India, and its Wikipedia article in the local language, Malayalam. Though the game is known by about 40 millions of people, there is no peer reviewed publication on it. So what would have constituted a valid reference for the English version of the website? What counts as a trusted source? Do videos count? Do the authors of the Wikipedia article have to random sample and analyze sources with the same care as a scientific publication would require? It seems then, the information age requires some rethinking of what constitutes a trusted source other than published works."
- The 6 Dumbest Things Schools Are Doing in the Name of Safety | Cracked.com
"We don’t envy public school teachers and administrators. They have trying jobs, and nobody seems to give them enough credit. Maybe it’s no wonder that schools sometimes go a little crazy and traumatize students.
But sometimes, the craziest things schools do are done in the name of keeping kids safe, all logic be damned. Things like …"