Monday, December 12, 2011

I was not sympathetic to the assumption that criminals had radically different motivations from everyone else.


Rusty hinge on an old door. Quayle Street, Sandy Bay. December 2011.

The Internet is a wonderful place filled with the rich and varied treasures of the world holds (and photos of awkward families looking awkward). The following are some things that I've had a look at in the last week. I call this: a Compendium of Click-throughs for Monday Morning...

  • Reuters have compiled their best photos of the year 2011...

  • A fan of classical painting? You'll love Ugly Renaissance Babies then...

  • One for cricket buffs: Which was the most dominant Test side ever?

  • The decline and fall of the Kodak empire...

  • There is also this fantastic exploration of feminism in 2011 that explores the divides within the female sex. It's a long one, so set aside some time...

  • More heavy reading: a postmortem of the British riots...

  • On those riots, the Guardian has been running an extended series that has been quite interesting, this one in particular drew my eye: about the women who rioted, and how they differed from men.

  • Here's one to get the gamers up in arms: the Red Cross idea that the Geneva and Hague conventions should be applied to the fictional recreation of war in video games. I reckon that there is merit to at least consider how such laws can be bought to the attention to players.

  • The BBC's exploration as to just why the UK road sign is design classic...

  • ESPN's Grantland features some great writing and two pieces grabbed my attention this week: one on ice hockey's dangerous attitude to fighting; and another by Chuck Klosterman which is the best exploration of the Tebow phenomenon that I've read thus far.
  • 1 comment:

    smudgeon said...

    I was watching Fire In Babylon on the weekend, thinking that anyone who doubts whether the Windies side between 1976 & 1991 were the best of the bunch, needs a history lesson...

    ...also, how awesome is Gordon Greenidge's moustache?