Weekend Links: The Story of a Minor League Lifer

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Fascinating migration data within the United States -- you can see where people are coming from or moving to county by county. Anything surprise you?
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From Holly, a fantastic story on a minor league lifer who is 38 years old and has lasted 20 seasons. "The AP photo is a nice summation of his career in baseball: a man standing in, on the blurry margin, while the lens locks its gaze on someone much more famous."
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And while on the subject of baseball -- from James, "here's a POV video of a Navy SEAL jumping into Dodger Stadium." Very cool and definitely the closest I will ever get to actually skydiving …
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At a distance you might never guess that this massive sculptures are made from drinking straws.
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Speaking of: how our brains understand art (and why an emoticon looks like a face to us even though it doesn't look like an actual human).
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So there is your brain on art, and here is your brain on drugs doing art: "Saunders drew while under the influence of various substances ranging from cocaine, to marijuana, to DMT. Each portrait is an astonishing look into the mind of someone tweaked out on drugs, something that your eyes will surely appreciate." I found the collection interesting and disturbing (apparently and perhaps unsurprisingly he suffered some brain damage because of his experiment, which should be disclaimer enough!)
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Great piece about storytellers travelling across Georgia on the Unchained Tour in a 1972 Blue Bird school bus. (Thanks Tamara for the link!)
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Brain game: don't let the color blocks touch. Feel superior in the early levels, sure, but it gets much harder!
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September 29, 2012 - 4:30am
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