What we read while debating the plausibility of the Shroud of Turin…
- Ben Cohen, former (and possibly still?) Deadspin intern and friend of the blog solidified the latter status with his ardent yet in the end conciliatory defense of dear old Duke. Speaking of sympathetic portrayals of Duke basketball, Dana O’Neill chronicles Lance Thomas and Kyle Singler’s studies of art.
- Our favorite part of Easter (aside from Tim’s whole Jesus infatuation) has to be the Washington Post‘s “Peeps Show,” which combines our distaste for actually eating Peeps with our affection for dioramas and cultural allusions. Although, to be fair, we weren’t big fans of the winner’s source material. Speaking of films Josh didn’t like, The Millions considers Up in the Air from a literary perspective. And, speaking of Peeps, we also have a distaste for eating this Peeps creation.
- Josh likes attending a university where this bathroom graffiti is actually not that surprising. This university also puts a premium on economics and, speaking of which, Elinor Ostrom, this year’s Nobel Prize co-winner in Economics takes part in a very accessible and interesting interview.
- The best part of April Fools’ Day might be ThinkGeek’s fake-but-will-be-real-in-a-few-years products. Our fave this time around? The Dharma Initiative Alarm Clock: Perfect for 108-minute naps!
- You know, we’ve been waiting like five years for someone to finally try to prove Bill Simmons’ Ewing Theory by applying Braess’s Paradox to offensive possessions in basketball. About time.