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.

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