Hyperlink Roundup No. 8
By Client Leadership Team
WITH THE SHORTENED WORKWEEK COMES AN ADMITTEDLY DELAYED ROUNDUP…
It was a great past weekend weather-wise here in Cincinnati, making for a beautiful Memorial Day weekend. I spent one of those days playing Spikeball. A game that’s new to me, but apparently has garnered quite the audience on the West Coast. It’s kind of a cross between volleyball and four square. Two teams of two square off against each other using an inflated ball and a trampoline and the basic rules are much like volleyball, the main difference being the trampoline acts as the net. It’s a quick sport, games typically last between 5 and 10 minutes as each team vies to reach 21 points.
This video gives a good idea of the pace of play. Spikeball may appear intimidating, but it’s actually fairly easy to pickup.
My friends and I squared off tournament style and played a few hours using 2 Spikeball “sets”. Despite the majority of us being Spikeball rookies, nearly every match was competitive. With its pick up and play portability, I see many more weekends of Spikeball in my future.
Click the picture above to catch some Spikeball action from our tiny tournament last weekend.
The story behind Spikeball is pretty interesting too, as it was revived from a premature toy store death in the 80’s by founder Chris Ruder.
- Who would have thought aerial photos of cruise ships could be so cool? (Photos by Jeffrey Milstein)
- Waffle House partners with Roadies, acts as a safe zone for anonymous internet exchanges.
- I’ve never understood why font management has to be so difficult. So, when I recently heard of Fontstand being described as the “Netflix for fonts”, I was intrigued.
- In case you missed it, our new friend Mark O’Donoghue stopped by from across the pond to check out the Hyperquake digs. Check out his blog post about the experience. Thanks again Mark!
- Every NBA team in Toon-Vision.
- I really like this conceptual redesign of GQ.com by Oliver Gareis.
- These “pneumatic installations” by Mateu Targa popped up in Barcelona. Not sure I get it, but they definitely look cool.
- Russian nesting dolls… with a twist. In short, I want to buy all of them.
SONG OF THE WEEK
A cameo-laden music video for Jenny Lewis’ “She’s Not Me”.