Tab Sweep 12

In which I post, with little or no comment, a variety of unrelated things that are cluttering up my browser and/or newsreader…

Just in time for 8/8/08, the folks at Baseball Reference have launched Olympics at Sports Reference. It’s perfect for settling that bet over who won the 1920 Men’s Tug-of-War. (via Kottke.)

I wish my camera had analog gauges!

I love these fish prints. They’re done using a Japanese technique called Gyotaku, which was traditionally used by fisherman to record their catches. (via Coudal Partners.)

Language Log dips its toe in this territory with Temporally Speaking, a gallery of signs in which “temporally” has been substituted for “temporarily.”

Starbucks has posted the full list of stores it plans to close. 7 in Seattle.

I just discovered the Seattle Municipal Archives’ photostream on flickr. Good stuff.

The largest compass rose in the world at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center. (via digg.)

(Great Britain won the gold)