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Roundup March, 11 2011

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Beau Colburn rounds up Thursdays…

01.Taking a less-traveled road to Washington
“He could have taken Amtrak from Boston to Washington, D.C. He could have driven down I-95. Instead, in an improvised Tour de Northeast Corridor, three-time U.S. cyclocross champion and former road racer Tim Johnson led The Ride on Washington — an epic 475-mile, five-day commute to the National Bike Summit that begins Tuesday night. The riders raised money along the way to benefit a national advocacy group, Bikes Belong. They also did it to prove a point: “That riding a bike to get somewhere, not racing, is the purest form of biking,” Johnson said.” (espn)

02. Conan O’Brien Kinetic Typography (above)
“These custom crafted layouts reference a variety of eclectic type design. The combination of eclectic typography and modern 3D letter forms achieved in Cinema 4D provides a contrast between old and new. This contrast emphasizes time to create a sturdy and timeless object. This solidity and timelessness is the perfect representation of Conan O’Brien.” (vimeo)

03. Roger Ebert’s “Battle: Los Angeles” Review
“When I think of the elegant construction of something like “Gunfight at the OK Corral,” I want to rend the hair from my head and weep bitter tears of despair. Generations of filmmakers devoted their lives to perfecting techniques that a director like Jonathan Liebesman is either ignorant of, or indifferent to. Yet he is given millions of dollars to produce this assault on the attention span of a generation.” (rogerebert)

04. Yale Law School Library Lending Out Therapy Dog for Stressed-Out Students
“The law library intends to run a three day pilot program starting on March 28, 2011 during which students will be able to “check out” our certified library therapy dog, Monty for thirty minute periods. We hope that making a therapy dog available to our students will prove to be a positive addition to current services offered by the library. It is well documented that visits from therapy dogs have resulted in increased happiness, calmness, and overall emotional well-being.” (newyork)

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