Linkblogging for 18/08/08

I seem to find all kinds of interesting things about brains. From Mind Hacks again, was Sherlock Holmes suffering from amphetamine psychosis? If so, he’s lucky enough to be able to function better than almost everybody else who’s experienced it.

Brad Hicks gives us a grand sweeping view of the current USian preoccupation with offshore oil-drilling.

As she follows Stark during a year of crisis, exclusively for Vanity Fair, Christine Everhart explores the many contradictions of the man behind the mask, uncovers tales of personal loyalty, patriotism gone awry and corporate betrayal, and asks whether Iron Man is the embodiment of an outdated American fantasy—a self-made, unilateral, technological solution to hopelessly complex problems—and whether he can survive the violent encounter with reality. …Okay, not really. But I think it’s a great piece of…is this what you call fanfiction?

And finally, from the Presurfer, here’s something that just makes me smile: The Ikea Job Interview. The link to “Google and Microsoft interviews” is worth a look too.

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