Time to catch up on all those links I've been saving
+ Matt has a nice revision of the new MasterCard logo to incorporate the One Ring.
+ Curzon has visual evidence for global warming based on the diminution of women's underwear ;-)
+ Mike Davis seems like a decent guy to me. I wish him well at U of Alabama-Birmingham.
+ The Six Most Feared but Least Likely Causes of Death
- First, what I'm really afraid of is pain, like torture or prolonged disease, not dying. Instant death = no problem.
- Second, it's funny that we're afraid of things that are so remote - airplace crashes, shark attacks, murder, falling to death, terrorist attacks, and natural disasters - while we embrace the things close to us - tobacco, food, the couch, alcohol, cars, guns, bad sex, and drugs - that normally kill us. Goes back to that chapter in Freakonomics about how we feel safer relative to comparatively dangerous things we can control a little v. statistically normally safe things we can't control at all.
+ Ken Jennings' last two trivially alusive titles are awesome! Can you name the reference? (Christine already identified the second on in a previous comment.
- Ten DVDs that have never been in my (Region 1) kitchen
- If I had ever learnt, I should have been a great proficient
- Future Kings of Spain
- New Duncan Imperials
- Cone of Silence