Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Today's Mrs. Links Brought to You By Bobby Brady

Welcome to The Mrs. Links. They're a bunch of "hey, check these out" links I send to my wife on a regular basis. Sometimes they're funny, sometimes they're informative... and they're usually mindless.

Here at Chez Musicule, we're gearing up for the London Olympics. What better way to kick things off than with a look back:, thanks to Grantland, some interesting choices in Olympic product tie-ins:
Really?!?! Would anyone believe Bobby Brady as an Olympic athlete? And the greater shame was that because he was wearing the Tiki necklace, the US pulled out of the Moscow Games. 
  • Very often with the Olympics, you hear about the economic impact a city receives. Mental Floss highlights a particular city that decided to say "eff yew" to the Olympics
  • This isn't particularly for the Missus, but I found the fact that footage from the US Basketball Dream Team practicing is seeing the light of day 20 years later fascinating.  
  • Continuing with the Olympic theme, TechCruch has a grumble about the Olympic wi-fi ban. Having attended golf's US Open here in the Bay Area a few weeks ago, where cell phones were banned, a personal wi-fi hotspot ban is a cakewalk by comparison.
  • Moving away from the Games, a special thanks to Will Moss, who Retweeted this article by Charlie Custer an American blogger/journalist leaving Beijing. I swear I read about three of these "Why I'm leaving China" articles every year, and each story is more compelling than the previous. Thankfully Will hasn't penned one of those yet. Take my advice, follow him on Twitter - he's an excellent (and funny) read.
  • Mental Floss posted an interesting piece about the "12 things you didn't know about the Dust Bowl". They could have expanded the list well beyond the 12 for me and I would have enjoyed reading it.
  • As a Mac user, today's a big day with the OS upgrade. Here and here are a couple of useful links. My one grumble? Pre-2011 Macbooks aren't able to AirPlay to Apple TV (grumble, grumble)
  • To end things on a musical note, did you ever wonder where Grandmaster Flash got their bass line for White Lines? Well, wonder no more:

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