Combing the Net – 6/9/2011

World Shin Kicking Competition Takes Place in England — One of the more bizarre competitions I’ve seen, but it looks like a lot of fun! As long as intense pain and exhaustion is your definition of fun.

A Deceased Soldier’s Letter to His Daughter — A British soldier killed in Afghanistan left letters to his wife and baby daughter to be read in the event of  his death. Very touching. (HT: Z)

Cardboard Bike Helmet Better Than Plastic — Wow! This new bike helmet absorbs 4 times more impact energy than the polystyrene equivalent, and survives longer. How creative!

Amazon May Soon Need to Collect Sales Tax — Hope this doesn’t happen… I do a lot of shopping on Amazon! The good news is you don’t have to pay sales tax right now, so why not use this link to go get something nice for your Dad, and support this blog in the process!

Men Are Dogs — Excellent thoughts responding to Maureen Dowd’s devastating NYT piece on Anthony Weiner.

This is excellent! A New York biker got a ticket for riding outside the bike lanes, so decided to make a PSA video about obstructions in the bike lanes. Slapstick: works every time! (HT: 22Words)

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