What we read while hiding our golf clubs…
- Food is a big part of Thanksgiving. Which food that is, though, depends in part on what region of the country you’re from. Check out this “infographic” which shows where search queries for different Thanksgiving foods came from geographically.
- Excellent news on the horizon for Aziz Ansari fans: Judd Apatow’s production company has picked up three movies from him and Jason Woliner, including one based on the Randy character from Funny People.
- In honor of Tim and Pierre’s massive waste of a live blog of the Grey Cup, here’s some of Chuck Klosterman’s infamous hypotheticals. Don’t see the connection? Scroll down to No. 9. We’re pretty sure Tim’s crystal ball vision was reified on Sunday, November 29, 2009.
- John S offered his take on the most recent season of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Here are Alan Sepinwall’s thoughts on the season finale, as well as Jonathan Toomey’s of the TV Squad. But I don’t think you’ve heard the last from NPI on this….
- Ever wonder how those quote excerpts from reviews about movies are chosen and edited? Here’s a mildly satisfactory explanation.
- The Blind Side was just made into a movie and is getting pretty good reviews. Here is Michael Lewis’s original NYT Magazine article on Michael Oher. Michael Lewis’s seminal sports book, Moneyball, played a pretty big role in previous posts by Josh and John S.
- Speaking of baseball and sabermetrics, as free agency hits, here’s an older piece from Patrick Brown of The Millions about baseball and its relationship with the Internet, including an in-depth analysis of gamecasts and the polarizing nature of J.D. Drew.
- For people who like movies and graphs, it doesn’t get much better than xkcd’s breakdown of Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Jurassic Park in graphical terms. Or does it? Vodkaster put together a subway map of the 250 best movies of all time, with different genres represented as different lines. Excellent stuff.