Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Link roundup

1. "How Skechers Beat Nike In The Boston Marathon"

2. "Where once leisure time was a mark of affluence, now it is a marker for poverty."

3.  Cracked on George Orwell:
In 1948, Britain decided to form a secret government organization called the Information Research Department (IRD), whose goal was to spread anti-communist propaganda. Orwell not only supported this organization, but agreed to work as an informer for them. A year before he died, Orwell provided the IRD with a list of the names of dozens of writers and researchers whom he thought might be "crypto-communist," basing his judgment on everything from opinions they might have held to whether they were homosexual or Jewish.
4. Drake using a lint roller courtside.