June 4, 2008

(more) Interesting shit

A few interesting articles I've found of late:

-Cubicles, in original theory, weren't meant to keep office life boring
-The greatest manhunt of WWII (heard on NPR)
-A history of British stereotypes about the French
-How sweatshop inspectors work
-The history of the Indians' ill-fated 10-cent beer night
-Why Americans only care about three sports

EDIT: Also, in light of my recent hockey-watching binge (Wings win, Osgood is sweet), I'm glad that this domain name exists:

http://www.playoffbeard.com/

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Blogger StewieChris said...

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June 5, 2008 at 11:54 PM 
Blogger StewieChris said...

Title of the June 5th article on www.playoffbeard.com:

"2008 Chuck Norris Trophy Winner"

June 5, 2008 at 11:56 PM 
Blogger Tony Gonzalez said...

That 10-cent Beer Night story is probably the funniest thing I've read in a month (and I get to read the paper copy of The Onion up here weekly). There are too many quotables to list here (damn the writer is superb!) but I'll repeat this one:

"Martin said, 'It seemed that he might be destroyed.'

For someone who had just escaped destruction, Burroughs kept his calm."

June 6, 2008 at 1:55 AM 

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