Four Olympic questions?
: Since when did men’s swimming become the plumbing of sports: all butt cracks?
: And why is the BBC worried about nipples?
: Where has women’s beach volleyball been my whole (adult) life?
: Did I really have to know that Misty May carries the ashes of her dear dead mother in a medicine bottle in her backpack and sprinkles them on the ashes of the volleyball sand?
: Quentin Tarantino started a blog. [via AdRants]
: Maciej Ceglowski has moved to Montreal and is trying to adjust to Quebecois French and so he put up a handy chart of difficult translations, which includes:
What it says: sous-marin de 12 pouces
What I hear: undersea boat of twelve thumbs
What it really means: 12-inch sub
You are what you wear
: TrendCentral says H&M will be putting out its own magazine in 22 countries this week.
Spirit of America: Drink beer and feel good (in more ways than one)
: Tonight, the Spirit of America — a great charity that is raising money to help make life better for Iraqis — is having a fundraiser with beer in New York. Details here. Sadly, I can’t make it; traveling. But you should go!
Location: Heartland Brewery
35 Union Square West, New York, NY
When: Tuesday, August 24, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Phone: (646) 366-0235
Cost: $40 for an open bar of wine+beer. Food will also be served.