Thursday, December 10, 2015

Link roundup

1. "The Magic Bullet Infomercial Is Actually About Swinging"

Listen to Mimi at the 5:40 mark. This is the key.


“I’ve got some grilled chicken here,” she says, voice thick with meaning and perhaps more than a little embarrassment, “from last night’s barbecue.” Her voice drops at least half an octave on “last night,” and she gives a rueful little chuckle on the tail end of “barbecue.” It’s easy to miss; it’s an almost imperceptible moment, but it’s also a dead giveaway.
2. "Miami Heat player Amar’e Stoudemire [wants to] connect the stars of sport with the art community"
“I went to a lot of fairs and I saw a lot of art,” Stoudemire says. “But that one was something that I wanted to add to the Melech Collection.”

That’s what he calls his personal art collection, after the Hebrew word for “King.”
3. "The researchers created 20 identical Airbnb profiles with 20 different names...They found that 'requests from guests with distinctively African-American names are roughly 16% less likely to be accepted than identical guests with distinctively White names.'"

4. Get 25% off a book at at Amazon with the code 25OFFBOOK. Here's the books I recommended earlier this month.