The Overheated, Oversexed Cult of Bikram Choudhury: Critical Eye : Details.

Countries: index. At time of posting Estonia is rocking The Smiths, Guam’s listening to Bright Eyes, Luxembourg’s all about Opeth(!), and the rest of the world is struggling to stay awake through Radiohead’s new album.

George Orwell: Why I Write.

The Bobby Fischer Defense by Garry Kasparov | The New York Review of Books.

Liam Neeson – Esquire Liam Neeson Interview – Esquire. (tp)

Flashboard Wars: The Age vs The Herald-Sun. (ls) Genius!

Locked in a Vegas Hotel Room with a Phantom Flex « Tom Guilmette. I read the article before watching the video and was all “whatever, slow-mo isn’t that cool”. Then I watched the video. That bit where the tap stops and you can see the stream break into individual droplets, which then start to join back up is particularly amazing.

Mind vs. Machine – Magazine – The Atlantic.

YouTube – Popin’ Cookin’ #3 – ?????????? (Sushi).

The Moral Crusade Against Foodies – Magazine – The Atlantic. “…no small perversion of language is needed to spin heroism out of an evening spent in a chair.”

YouTube – How To Irrigate Your Nasal Passages.

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows — hiybbprqag. This one is double-tricky. Hiybbprqag was one of the nonsensical words Google used in their efforts to catch Bing copying their search results (story here).

YouTube – Salomon Freeski TV S4 E16 Wave Skiing 2.0: JAWS.

For some reason the poles really crack me up.

Weight of the world: Change in the world’s BMI since 1980 | The Washington Post. What the hell, fat Australians? Oceania is a remorseless eating machine.

On the Street – The Morning News. Sartorialist eat your heart out.

Paul Haggis Vs. the Church of Scientology : The New Yorker. Long and interesting/sad. I wish comments were allowed on the article, it would be interesting to read some back and forth between supporters/detractors.

2 Reporters Saw Egypt Secret Police’s Methods –

When Irish Eyes Are Crying | Business | Vanity Fair.

How To Do a Graffiti Masterpiece on Vimeo

wronging rights: Ask a Tunisian.

Ian Bogost – Cowclickification. Great stuff.

ABC News – Brisbane floods: before and after.

The Toylet: Sega launches video games controlled by mens URINE in Tokyo | Mail Online. (ecs) “Dude, why are you drinking so much water?”

Why Twitter Was the Only Company to Challenge the Secret WikiLeaks Subpoena | Fast Company.

Francesca Thomas Janssen – Bespoke. Best dressed competition for 2011 already has its winner. So rad but she’s all “Looking awesome, no biggie, I always look awesome…”

A Nice Cup of Tea by George Orwell.

The Web Is a Customer Service Medium (

Citizen Kubrick | Film | The Guardian. (tp)

Feature: Allen Iverson: Fallen Star – Philadelphia Magazine –