Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Interesting Links

The Lazarus File. A 1986 murder was solved 23 years later as DNA technology caught up with an unlikely suspect. (via Metafilter)

The Art of Manliness offers an extensive tutorial in the art of negotiation, also known as haggling. As long as you are nice about it, you have nothing to lose by asking for a better deal.

The Hidden Message in Pixar’s Films. This article deconstructs the major Pixar films and compares them in ways you’ve never considered to find they have a common goal.

3 Heartbreaking Tales of “Freaks”. Besides being born different, these folks endured family, physical, legal, and financial troubles.

Beulah Land. Freed slaves settled in Oklahoma after the Civil War, but racism caught up with them eventually.

6 Classic Movies You Didn’t Know Were Remakes. I, being elderly, was well aware that five of these were remakes, but you might learn something new. Cracked, NSFW text.

Roseanna Barr talks about her groundbreaking sitcom, her struggle for control of it, and the dangers of success. (via Metafilter)

Is The Cockroach The Perfect Organism? They have a lot of creepy, disgusting things going for them.

5 Scorned Women Get Their Revenge. See what happens when you don’t take the time and care to let her down easy.

Many items belonging to Ted Kaczynski (The Unabomber) are up for auction. Proceeds go to his victims, but does this sort of sale just glamorize his crimes? (via Metafilter)

The secret world of child brides. Tradition trumps modern laws all over the world with the goal of controlling, protecting, and profiting from the family females.

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