15 July 2012

This Week in Awesome (7/14/12)

I didn't even notice it was Friday the 13th. I guess that's how Friday the 13ths should be, right?

As a word nerd, I appreciated this argument for the reintroduction of some obscure old words. (Note that "loggerheads" is not among them.) (Thought Catalog via Kempt)

Of course there's a website with scanned archives of decades' worth of Radio Shack catalogs, silly—it's the internet. (The Truth About Cars)

Have you ever wondered why we wear pants? (The Atlantic)

Here's an interesting piece from PBS's OffBook web series about logo design. They post new videos every other week, so it's worth bookmarking this page and revisiting it. (The Daily What via The High Definite)

Have you seen this alternate version of the Dark Knight Rises trailer? That voice sounds awfully familiar... (Hulu via Videogum)

And finally this week, in anticipation of tonight's season five premiere of Breaking Bad, some reading to get you in the mood: first, a recap of the first four seasons in 10 minutes (SlateV); an analysis of the show's approach to storytelling (Grantland); and a wish list of hoped-for answers in the final season (Vulture).

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