Sunday, August 9, 2009
Today’s Smacksy Sunday Link is Badass of the Week. Like previous smacksy link fave The Memory Palace, this week’s link is a history lesson wrapped up in great storytelling. These are stories of courage, guts, and crazy, featuring profiles of supreme badasses and a few well chosen four letters words. There are some obvious varieties of badass (Bruce Lee, Darth Vader), and then the less obvious - but-then-when-you-think-about-it-are-so-obvious varieties of badass (Leonardo Da Vinci, Harriet Tubman) and they are all fascinating.
The blogsman behind Badass of the Week, Ben Thompson (aka Amazing Ben), describes himself as “a full-time corporate wage slave who spends most of his free time writing about things that he thinks are badass.” And that is sort of badass in itself.