Weekend Links – 4/25/10

2010 April 25

Presented by a college baseball player doing his best Willie Mays Hays impression. And I’m starting to think that maybe these posts would make more sense on a Saturday morning…

The 120 Minutes Archive – Remember when MTV used to play music videos? Me neither. But here’s your time machine. YouTube can still be immensely useful, it seems.

The Art of Naming A Fantasy Team – I take pride that none of my three teams this year fall into one of those most popular categories. F-Core Future wins.

FSI Language Courses – This is pretty insane. Learning material in PDF and audio form for 41 languages. I’ve always wanted to learn Swahili.

What if I had bought Apple stock instead? – Makes me wish I bought Apple stock when I was 11 years old. What kind of dumb kid didn’t realize Steve Jobs was about to rescue his company from irrelevance?

Mike Pelfrey and His Soft Stuff – Some light, PitchFX-informed discussion about Mike Pelfrey’s early season success. I think any Mets fan should be interested. Summary: he isn’t throwing his fastball as much.

The Road by Cormac McCarthy – No, this is not the book, but a review of it. A review with which I agree wholeheartedly. So you should go read the book. ASAP.

Related posts:

  1. Weekend Links – 5/1/10
  2. Belated Weekend Links – 2/1/10
  3. Weekend Links – 4/11/10

  • lordoftherink

    Re: The Road
    I actually picked the book up when I first heard of Mortensen being in the movie. I don’t have as much time as I used to when it comes to reading, and as a result don’t really follow news on books, so unfortunately I sometimes don’t hear about some great reads until their movie adaptation is announced. Anyways, I picked up the book, and read it all in one sitting on a rainy night. Absolutely loved it. Never got to see the movie in theatres though, thanks to the goddamn Weinsteins’ idea of “distribution,” did you?

    • http://somewhatmanlynerd.com/blog CajoleJuice

      I didn’t get to see it, unfortunately. I’m pretty sure it never made it to a theater near me either.

      Glad to hear you loved the book, though. It’s really really fantastic and makes me want to go back and give Blood Meridian another shot.