12 Links

Some Thailand-related, some not:

  1. Mike Tyson Explores KierkegaardThe Wall Street Journal
  2. How Y’all, Youse and You Guys TalkNew York Times dialect map
  3. As New Services Track Habits, the E-Books Are Reading YouThe New York Times
  4. Professional soccer clubs are great entertainment—and terrible investments — Quartz
  5. Asia Foundation survey – Part 1: Who are the Thai protesters? — Bangkok Pundit
  6. The blog is dead, long live the blog — by Jason Kottke; more here
  7. Earth Wind Map — “a visualization of global weather conditions”
  8. Who has the hardest World Cup 2014 draw?The Guardian
  9. Things fitting perfectly into other things — http://thingsfittingperfectlyintothings.tumblr.com
  10. If Premier League Team Names Were Based On Their Logos — BuzzFeed
  11. A Family of Anchormen — Ron Burgundy at NewYorker.com
  12. Video embedded above and on YouTube here: “David Thibault – Elvis – Blue Christmas.”

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10 links

  1. Dogs Are People, TooThe New York Times
  2. List of common misconceptions — Wikipedia
  3. The Political Economy of Zombies — The Airship
  4. How to beat jet lag — Kottke.org
  5. How Brazil’s Richest Man Lost $34.5 Billion — BloombergBusinessweek
  6. 11 Pieces of Obamacare Conventional Wisdom That Shouldn’t Be So Conventional — Megan McArdle at Bloomberg.com
  7. Every Sci-Fi Starship Ever*, In One Mindblowing Comparison Chart — Kotaku
  8. I’m walking every street in New York City — ImJustWalkin.com
  9. Putting Time In Perspective — wait but why
  10. Video embedded above and on YouTube here: “Flying eagle point of view.”

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9 Links

Some Thailand-related, some not:

  1. Indian Miss America resonates as symbol of change — The AP
  2. The Five Cognitive Distortions of People Who Get Stuff Done — Kottke.org
  3. The Twitter of Tomorrow — NewYorker.com
  4. Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams Lays Out His Plan For The Future Of Media — TechCrunch
  5. Bribespot: Fighting Corruption in Thailand One Click at a Time — VOA
  6. A Most Dangerous Journey: The Full StoryWSJ/Southeast Asia Real Time
  7. Instapaper on the Kindle Paperwhite — David Smith
  8. How Alan Hansen and Match of the Day slipped from hip to horribleThe Guardian
  9. Video embedded above and on YouTube here: “Fantasista animation – Maradona vs England” (Via)

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10 Links

  1. The Lasting Power of Dr. King’s Dream SpeechThe New York Times
  2. JustDelete.Me — “A directory of direct links to delete your account from web services.”
  3. Michael Pollan and Amy Harmon ‘talk’ it outColumbia Journalism Review
  4. The Danger of Strategic Distraction — Center for a New American Security’s Shawn Brimley on Syria
  5. WhichFamousEconomistAreYouMostSimilarTo.com — Which famous economist are you most similar to? (Via Fergus Pitt)
  6. How to Make Perfect CoffeeThe Atlantic
  7. As Clear As Mud: CrossFit, Tough Mudders, and the rise of social-physical challenges — Grantland
  8. HowManyPeopleAreInSpaceRightNow.com — How Many People Are In Space Right Now?
  9. In Thailand, Rubber Price Plunge Has Political CostThe New York Times
  10. Video embedded above and on YouTube here: “Martin Luther King – I Have A Dream Speech – August 28, 1963″

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7 Links

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  1. Cambodia’s Sam Rainsy Returns to Cheers Before Vote — Bloomberg
  2. Thailand riveted by tale of jet-setting, millionaire monk accused of rape and fraud — AP
  3. Bangkok construction boom faces resistance — Al Jazeera
  4. Fan Runs Arsenal to Video Hit in VietnamWall Street Journal/Southeast Asia Real Time
  5. How Clothes Should Fit — HowClothesShouldFit.com
  6. J.K. Rowling and the Chamber of Literary Fame — Bloomberg
  7. Photo above, via Michael Beschloss on Twitter: “Here is Neil Armstrong back in lunar module after his moonwalk this day 1969…”

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8 Links

  1. Oklahoma Tornado Survivor Finds Missing Dog During Live Interview — Gawker
  2. Myanmar’s Mandela Moment — Bloomberg
  3. High-Intensity Circuit Training Using Body Weight: Maximum Results With Minimal InvestmentACSM’S Health & Fitness Journal
  4. Complete Broadcast Day: “WJSV Complete Broadcast Day On September 21, 1939…” — Archive.org
  5. Diaries, the original social media: How our obsession with documenting (and sharing) our own lives is nothing new — Nieman Journalism Lab
  6. North American English Dialects, Based on Pronunciation Patterns — Aschmann.net
  7. 60 thoughts about turning 60 — Ian Martin, The Guardian
  8. Video embedded above and on Vimeo here: “London in 1927″

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11 Links

  1. My Gucci AddictionGQ
  2. Is Giving the Secret to Getting Ahead?The New York Times Magazine
  3. Economists See No Crisis With U.S. Debt as Economy Gains — Bloomberg
  4. You’re Distracted. This Professor Can Help.The Chronicle of Higher Education
  5. Eight Reasons Business Travelers Shouldn’t Work on PlanesBloombergBusinessweek
  6. An Amazon Problem: The Book Is Dead, Long Live the Book — Spiegel Online
  7. The Lost Tribes of the AmazonSmithsonian
  8. Google Reader lived on borrowed time: creator Chris Wetherell reflects — Gigaom
  9. Castle, Sweet CastleThe Wall Street Journal
  10. Robbie Rogers: why coming out as gay meant I had to leave footballThe Guardian
  11. Video embedded above and on YouTube here: “Medieval helpdesk with English subtitles.”

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12 links

  1. The Professor, the Bikini Model and the Suitcase Full of TroubleThe New York Times Magazine
  2. Noma’s Co-Owner Thinks Bolivian Food Is the Next Big Thing — Bloomberg Markets
  3. In Public Eye, Shining Star of Myanmar Loses LusterThe New York Times
  4. A Friendly Conversation with a Banker — The Billfold
  5. The problem with online freelance journalism — Felix Salmon/Reuters
  6. Revenge of the sources — Ezra Klein/The Washington Post
  7. What Saved the Dow? Sensible Economic PoliciesJohn Cassidy/The New Yorker
  8. Thailand’s illegal immigrants: A deadly cocktailThe Economist
  9. Pad Thai — The Morning News
  10. Missing Nutella, Part 2: Columbia Puts Consumption Far Below ReportThe New York Times‘s City Room blog
  11. China’s ‘farmscrapers’ are highrises that will generate their own food — io9
  12. Video embedded above and on YouTube here: “Space Glider – FPV to Space and Back!”

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15 links

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  1. The Brain Is Not ComputableMIT Technology Review
  2. Can a President Use Drones Against Journalists?The New Yorker
  3. Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing UsTIME
  4. The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk FoodThe New York Times Magazine
  5. Fuling, China: Return to River TownNational Geographic
  6. Pad Thai — The Morning News
  7. With campaign, Mark Sanford goes from Appalachian Trail to comeback trailThe Washington Post
  8. Sriracha Hot Sauce Catches Fire, Yet ‘There’s Only One Rooster’ — Bloomberg Businessweek
  9. Cost of Dropping Citizenship Keeps U.S. Earners From Exit — Bloomberg
  10. Thailand’s stalemate and uneasy accommodationBangkok Post
  11. Soccer’s New Match-Fixing Scandal: How #*%!ed is the beautiful game? — Grantland
  12. What Are Dogs Saying When They Bark?Scientific American
  13. Myanmar’s SEA Games: Let’s play chinlone!The Economist
  14. Will Bernard Lagat Live Forever?The New Yorker
  15. Image above: From The Silent City: Digitally Assembled Futuristic Megalopolises by Yang Yongliang. Via the Galerie Paris-Beijing site (see here, here, and here).

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13 Links

Some Thailand-related, some not:

  1. Japan’s Role in Making Batteries for BoeingThe New York Times
  2. Why I Might Ditch My IPhone for an Android — BloombergBusinessweek
  3. Thailand to Avoid Currency War as Ghost of 1997 Crisis Looms — Bloomberg
  4. A Huge Pile of Gorgeous Old Thai Movie Posters — Asia Obscura (Via @wharman)
  5. A very different kind of TV dinner — CNNMoney/Fortune
  6. Two Decades On, Vusi Mahlasela Still Sings ‘To The People’ — NPR
  7. Glutton Abroad: Bangkok in NY — Bangkok Glutton
  8. Who ‘Owns’ Street Food?The Wall Street Journal/Scene Asia
  9. Bones of Contention: A Florida man’s curious trade in Mongolian dinosaursThe New Yorker
  10. With Tax Advantages Looking Shaky, Private Equity Seeks a New PathThe New York Times/DealBook
  11. C.W. Anderson: How journalists’ self-concepts hindered their adaptation to a digital world — Nieman Journalism Lab
  12. Will Gutenberg laugh last? — Rough Type
  13. Video embedded above and on YouTube here: “Animaniacs – Yakko’s World.”

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