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.”

Bea­t­les musi­col­o­gy.

West Vir­ginia speaks out about Oba­ma: “I don’t like the ‘Hus­sein’ thing. I’ve had enough of ‘Hus­sein.’”

Adbusters tries to be insight­ful about hip­sters; peo­ple respond.

A day in brands. It looks like she has a pret­ty good life?

Some­body at Com­e­dy Cen­tral reads Kate Beat­on?

USS — a port­fo­lio of prob­a­bil­i­ties. Inci­den­tal­ly used for the cov­er of a Dana­va album.

A mod­est pro­pos­al for some­thing we might come to call “Cas­cad­ing Style Sheets.”

Baby car logos.

The impor­tance of smell.

Con­tem­po­rary stars mim­ic clas­sic Hitch­cock moments.