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Mid-Week Reading?

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As promised, it’s time for some mid-week links:

  • In honor of tonight’s All-Star Game, as well as all the recent hoopla about San Francisco Giant Tim Lincecum (including a Sports Illustrated cover story that called him”The Freak”), you can check out video of his trés efficient pitching style right here.  (Link via Kottke)
  • I’m still getting myself ready for the Beijing Olympics (sadly, as a spectator and not as a team handball player), and part of my preparation involves reading about the tricky politics of being an athlete from Taiwan.  Oh, sorry, that’s Chinese Taipei.
  • Atheist and journalist Jeffrey W. Haws runs a very cool blog called The Atheocracy.  In this provocative post, he discusses what it would mean if science somehow proved that God existed.  Among the possibilities: God is uncaring, or incompetent, or even sadistic.  Whether you agree or not, it’s interesting reading.
  • According to a BBC News headline that, er, grabbed my attention: M&S [that’s department store Marks & Spencer, of course] “defends ‘tax on bigger bras.'” Really.  When I visited the site, it listed several “related” stories, too, including one about Shakira’s bra and another about a woman who tried to hide an iguana in one.  One has to keep informed, you know?
  • Stop, You’re Killing Me! is an exhaustive website for lovers (like me) of mystery novels.  The site lists over 2,500 authors with—and this is absolutely crucial when you’re starting a new series—chronological lists of their books.  Here, for instance, is the page for one of my favorites, comic mystery writer Joan Hess.  (Link via Citizen Geek)

Written by Jimmy

July 15th, 2008 at 11:17 pm

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