As I mentioned last Friday, I have a bunch of links saved up. Last week’s links were business-oriented. This week’s are for fun instead of profit:
- Degenerate, Inc.: The Paranoid and Obsessive Life of a Mid-Level Bookie by Doug Brown. A fascinating look inside the life of a sports bookie. (via Om Malik)
- I Was a Warehouse Wage Slave by Mac McClelland. Makes me think twice every time I buy anything online. I can’t help wondering if this is the future (present?) for those without college degrees? (via Om Malik)
- The Art of Presence by David Brooks. A few thoughts, beautifully written, about how to help when tragedy strikes.
- A Speck in the Sea by Paul Tough. The story of John Aldridge, who survived hours in the North Atlantic Ocean after falling overboard his fishing boat. (via Matt Hughes)
- The Steroid Hunt by Bryan Curtis. We know what owners, managers and players did during baseball’s steroid era, but what about writers? (via Matt Hughes)
- The Perfect Storm for Snow Rollers by Kim Hone-McMahan. For all of you snowed in the past two weeks, this is one of the coolest things I’ve ever heard. Never seen it, though.
- The New York Filming Locations of The Godfather, Then and Now by “Scout”. Just as the title says. (via Daring Fireball)
- Parenthetical Song Titles by Joe Posnanski. Posnanski explores the sketchy and legitimate uses of parentheticals in song titles — (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction — with hilarious results.