Sunday, October 28, 2012

Link roundup

1.  Gamesmanship at the World Angling Championship:

Unbeknown to the England team, Romania spent nearly five months using a particular recipe to feed the fish in Lake Corbu where the competition took place.

2.  If true, the Benghazi attack was incredibly cinematic:
A short distance from the American compound, two Americans were sleeping. They were in Libya as independent contractors working an assignment totally unrelated to our embassy. They also happened to be former Navy SEALs. When they heard the noise coming from the attack on our embassy, as you would expect from highly trained warriors, they ran to the fight. Apparently, they had no weapons, but seeing the Libyan guards dropping their guns in their haste in fleeing the scene, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty snatched up several of these discarded weapons and prepared to defend the American compound. 
Not knowing exactly what was taking place, the two SEALs set up a defensive perimeter. Unfortunately Ambassador Stevens was already gravely injured, and Foreign Service officer, Sean Smith, was dead. However, due to their quick action and suppressive fire, twenty administrative personnel in the embassy were able to escape to safety. Eventually, these two courageous men were overwhelmed by the sheer numbers brought against them, an enemy force numbering between 100 to 200 attackers which came in two waves. But the stunning part of the story is that Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty killed 60 of the attacking force. Once the compound was overrun, the attackers were incensed to discover that just two men had inflicted so much death and destruction.
Via.  Of course, this is another way of looking at it:
The world is a scary place – but it doesn’t seem to me that Obama (unlike, say, Bush) made it scarier.
3.  Tumblr devoted to the fashion disasters of Star Trek: The Next Generation.  Via.

4. The Coraline 10th Anniversary Edition is one of Amazon's Kindle deals of the day.  Also the Twin Peaks: The Complete Series is $36 (60% off).