Monday, May 16, 2011

Link roundup

1. GQ has a lengthy excerpt from a new book about ESPN. The excerpt is all about what a talented jerk Keith Olbermann was:

Suzy Kolber
SportsNight co-anchor

The night before we went on the air, they were still making major, major changes. We were all in this giant room while they were doing it, and I vaguely remember Keith sitting on the floor in the corner. I just felt that Keith was an unhappy person. He made a lot of people unhappy around him. I'm sure he made me unhappy.
Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN is half off at Amazon.

2. From an interview with NBA Jam creator Mark Turmell:
Yeah. I was really a pyromaniac. My buddy Elmer and I would walk through autumn, and we had matches. We’d flick matches into the leaves and then walk away for a certain amount of time before we’d turn around. Then we’d have to run back and put it out. We’d do this in the middle of the night, and we were always starting fires.
3. How to make a Tardis Murphy bed. Relatedly, this video shows how CalTech students put a Tardis on a building at MIT.