Saturday, June 18, 2011

Link roundup

1. Apparently no one knows how long lobsters can live, or how large they can get. Via.

2. From David Shoemaker's latest excellent article about the WWE:

The dynamic here is important: Orton looks like a champion, and has the potential to be this era's transcendent star, but hasn't put it all together. Christian looks like he should be cheering from the eighth row and so doesn't have the unequivocal support of the WWE front office that Orton enjoys, despite the fact that the audience loves him. Orton was imported to the Friday Night Smackdown brand to be its top star, so Christian, despite his incumbency, was turned heel to make room. The Internet, it should be said, hates Orton and loves Christian; live crowds have tended to be more appropriately disposed. It will probably be a great match, not least for Christian's entertaining crowd-baiting heel shtick (being so recently on the side of the angels, he has to work hard to get booed, and he works very, very hard), but also because both guys can absolutely go and have shown great chemistry in recent weeks.
3. "The little town of Juzcar in Spain has been painted blue for the Smurf movie." (It looks pretty good, actually.)

2 comments:

  1. There's an "urban" legend here in Maine that when the (now torn down) Singing Bridge of Sullivan, ME was being built, there was a diver who refused to go back in the water because he had encountered a lobster larger than himself. I heard this story from my wife, who heard it from her grandfather, who helped to build the bridge.

    A google of the bridge brought up this site (not mine, I promise... no self-promotion going on here) which does not mention this particular tall-tale.

    http://danielstratton.net/dangerous/dangerous_water/hsbridge.htm

    I'm in no way suggesting its true... but it would be awesome if it was.

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