Friday, April 3, 2009

Leonidas Sackboy amigurumi (link roundup)

Leonidas Sackboy amigurumi by Maggie Wang, who takes commissions.

And a few more links:

1. The Fast and Furious would be way more interesting if it was based on drift racing in Saudi Arabia. Here's a taste of Robert Worth's fascinating article:

Drifting, which tends to attract poorer, more marginal men, has also been an unlikely nexus between homosexuality, crime and jihadism since it emerged 30 years ago. Homoerotic desire is a constant theme in Saudi songs and poems about drifting, and accomplished drifters are said to have their pick of the prettiest boys among the spectators.

2. "60 Minutes was, and is, a competitive and combative place . . . . It’s a place where grudges are held for a long time. I remember Ed Bradley, not long before he died, talking about how Mike Wallace had screwed him over on a couple of stories." Read more.

3. Portland Trailblazer Channing Frye points out some weaknesses in the plot of Twilight. And here's another hilarious Twilight review.

4. NY Knick's coach Mike D'Antoni was Kobe Bryant's idol when he was a kid.

*Previously: Leonidas makes a dinner reservation.

*Buy plush vampires at eBay.