It’s Saturday, and that means it is time to clear out the accumulated links of a busy week. I’d say I’d make stew, but it is Pesach after all, so perhaps we’ll have observation charosis: a chopped of mix of a bunch of news articles, sweetened with a little wine and cinammon.
- Various Body Parts. Let’s get the risque out of the way first. Two articles related to some, ahem, interesting body parts. Here’s a headline certain to grab the eye: “Talking About Foreskin Facials“. You probably don’t think about what they do with the remains after the act, but one enterprising company has created the HydraFacial, a technology that uses the stem cells from an infants’ foreskin to regenerate aging and stressed skin. As the Lizards say, “Insert your own joke here”. More interested in breasts, perhaps. Here’s an article about something you likely don’t think about in your videogame: Breast Physics. Yup. How to make few females in videogames (who are all overendowed) move in a realistic fashion, no, scratch that, a fashion designed to entice male players.
- Podcasts of Interest. Two interesting podcast roundups. The first provides 8 theatre podcasts. Many of these I already listen to, but I did find two I liked: Theatre People (FB) and The Ensemblist (FB). The second is a list of 26 podcast recomendations from Vox. Some of these look interesting, but I’m so backed up now it is ridiculous (and they don’t even include the NPR podcasts).
- Changing the Look. Continuing our string of groupatwos: Coca-Cola is testing a new look for their products that unifies the packaging with common themes. It still won’t get me to drink sugar or chemical water. Second, in Los Angeles, they are trying out new simplified parking signs. A step in the right direction.
- Thinking About Los Angeles. Two Los Angeles items, connected by… nothing. The first looks at the fascinating history of Rancho Los Amigos — the original poor farm of Los Angeles — in Downey. The second looks at a proposal to re-designate LA rail lines by letter as opposed to the current colors.
- You’ve Got the Power. To close things out, a review of Powerline Adapters.