Saturday, October 24, 2015

End of Harvest Weekend Links

Well, it was a very dry and record-breaking quick harvest.  Here are some interesting stories to check out this weekend:

A Better Game? - Sprint Football at Princeton - SBNation

Cutting Competitions: A Century Long Texas Tradition - VICE Sports

The Big Comeback of Benjamin Hochman - St. Louis Magazine

Meet Baseball's Least Exciting Announcer - Wall Street Journal

State Fairs Give New Repertoire a Whirl - Wall Street Journal

A Global Chill in Commodity Demand Hits America's Heartland - New York Times.  I was predicting this for a while.  It looks like it is here.

Cattle rustling U.S.A., where 'Rawhide' meets 'Breaking Bad' - Reuters

To Feed Humankind, We Need the Farms of the Future Today - Newsweek

Tasting The Balvenie's $50,000 Compendium of Ultra-Rare Whiskies - Bloomberg.  $50,000?

Last Word with Farmer-Author Wendell Berry - Modern Farmer

Cows - The Atlantic

Who Becomes a Nun in 2015? - Pacific Standard

Y'all, Norwegians Use The Word "Texas" As Slang To Mean "Crazy" - Texas Monthly.  Makes sense to me.

What Became of the Boy Who Shot His Sister Dead - The Trace

An Engineering Theory of the Volkswagen Scandal - The New Yorker.  I definitely see pride as a motivating factor.  My experience is that engineers hate executives who are dumber than them criticizing them for not coming up with a solution for some insoluble problem, and are then more likely to go corner-cutting to get around the bullshit demands.  If an exec tells them they can't use the urea solution to meet the emission standards, I can see them coming up with the defeat device to bullshit the dumbass boss.

How an F Student Became America's Most Prolific Inventor - Bloomberg.  I would love to sit in on those brainstorming sessions.

John Locke's Road to Serfdom - Jacobin

The Navy's Sitting Ducks - Bloomberg

New Northeast snowfall map shows Tug Hill is a bulls-eye each winter -  240 inches of snow a year?  Wow.

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