I’m going to call this semi-regular post “Friday links” instead of “Weekly Wrap” because I don’t do it, you know, weekly. So here’s some random stuff I found amusing or interesting recently. Click at will.
A 35 year-old guy re-took the SAT and hilarity ensued. The New York Times jumped on the “Gee, that sure is a stupid kitchen gadget” bandwagon. MIT knows where your memories are stored. Evil hegemon Anheuser Busch wants stores to put craft beers in the wine section. If Hungry Professor isn’t already in your RSS feed, it should be. Forbes took a peak at the price of veggies. A photo essay from Penny De Los Santos (by way of Michael Ruhlman) offers an insightful look into food’s cultural underpinnings. Serious Eats posted a thoughtful examination on whether foie gras production is unethical (take-away: no, if done the right way) and Mark Bittman discussed an under-considered effect of meat production: the impact upon the humans doing the killing.
Finally, if you are not aware of the genius of Lionel Messi, you need to be. The Barcelona soccer star set that storied team’s all-time goal-scoring record this week and he may be the greatest player of all time. Oh, and he’s 24. If you have a few minutes, check out this compilation of all of his Barcelona goals – and set your DVR.