Sunday Linkdump: August 17, 2008
“In 1976, Cosmonaut Nikolai Peckmann was sent alone to an orbiting space station for what would be called Mission Six– to study the radiation levels and strange circumstances that killed all four crewmen of the last research mission.”
That “Malwebolence” article: The original article; at least 1, 2, 3 seemingly authentic 4chan-member comments on a NYT blog post about the article; NYT’s blog-response-tracking page for the article; 1, 2 Gawker posts about the article; author Mattathias Schwartz’s response to some responses; and a final analysis on The NYT blog “The Medium.”
West Virginia speaks out about Obama: “I don’t like the ‘Hussein’ thing. I’ve had enough of ‘Hussein.’”
A day in brands. It looks like she has a pretty good life?
A modest proposal for something we might come to call “Cascading Style Sheets.”
The importance of smell.
Contemporary stars mimic classic Hitchcock moments.