Link Dump

Perhaps I’ve been doing these a bit too often lately, but here are a few interesting links I’ve seen lately:

  • Art of the Steal: On the Trail of World’s Most Ingenious Thief: The title pretty much says it, but as near as I can tell, this guy is like a one man Ocean’s 11. I hope Hollywood is reading, because you could make a pretty good movie out of this stuff.

    …Blanchard slowly approached the display and removed the already loosened screws, carefully using a butter knife to hold in place the two long rods that would trigger the alarm system. The real trick was ensuring that the spring-loaded mechanism the star was sitting on didn’t register that the weight above it had changed. Of course, he had that covered, too: He reached into his pocket and deftly replaced Elisabeth’s bejeweled hairpin with the gift-store fake.

    It was two weeks before anyone realized that what was on display was actually a fake bought at the on-site gift-store. The article is great stuff. (via Galley Slaves, who also has some interesting comments about Wired magazine and editor Chris Anderson’s willingness to run stories like this…)

  • Google Search for Recursion: Get it?
  • Archer: Why was I not informed of this show?! It’s like The Venture Brothers, but for James Bond (rather than Johnny Quest). This show definitely owes a lot to the Venture Brothers, and it’s perhaps not quite as good, but it’s still quite funny.
  • Birdemic: Shock And Terror Official Theatrical Trailer: “A towering achievement in human creative expression.” – IMDB User Review (via CHUD, where Devin notes “every so often, ineptitude and fate converge on the event horizon of cinema’s black hole (read: anus) to produce an experience so bafflingly sucky and confusing it borders on the remarkable”)
  • ‘Battlefield Earth’ Screenwriter Is Sorry About That: More for the headline than the article itself, but the guy does seem to have a sense of humor about himself and his work.
  • 160 Greatest Arnold Schwarzenegger Quotes: Awesome.

That’s all for now.

2 thoughts on “Link Dump”

  1. The funny thing to me about the recursion search is that clicking the “did you mean” button shifts some of the results, for some reason. The Amazon title that’s showing up for me moved up a spot after that. Heh

    And Archer is hilarious.

  2. Yeah, I noticed that. It is strange. It doesn’t appear to happen for regular searches.

    And yeah, I burned through the Archer episodes on Hulu pretty quickly.

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