Monday, February 25, 2013

Great Reads Returns- Week of February 24

Royal Bodies- Long read but brillaint perspective of the monarchy.
Interesting use of animation for gun debate
Best Marriage Proposal
When you swallow a grenade-For the bio students...Awesome read from one of my favorite science writers
A dispatch from a Bullfight in Mexico City-
I was prepared for violent death when I arrived at Plaza México, and violent death was what I got. The first bull was small and puppy-like; he hardly seemed vicious. After a series of hypnotic dodges and maneuvers that were so elegant as to not even look dangerous, El Juli failed on the initial thrust of his sword. The steel blade clanked down to the dirt. Only on the third thrust was the sword (called an estocada) successfully inserted. The matador rolled his eyes, thinking finally, and went to retrieve his hat from where he had ceremoniously placed it in the center of the ring. The bull seemed suddenly aware that not only was he doomed, but that he had been duped, publicly humiliated. He bucked briefly and desperately, then he fell for a final time. The trumpets played a funereal dirge. I have never been to war, but bullfighting as an approximation for it only makes sense to me in that both activities are draped in flags and often based on antiquated ideas.
Solid Breakdown of our newest meme...
People are awesome-

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