Weekend Reading List: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Speedrunning, and More

The Viral Success of The Beatles, The Color Project, and More [Weekend Reading List]

We take the weekends off from posting to FullSailBlog.com, so in our absence, we’ve decided to start leaving you with a few other great reads to check out on Saturday and Sunday. Below are the picks we each came across this week. If you’ve got your own favorite story, feel free to share it in the comments section. We’ll be posting a new set of links here every Friday afternoon.

For the World’s Fastest Gamers, Failure is Just One Bad Jump Away
Speedrunning is the act of attempting to finish a video game in the fastest amount of time possible, and this story about how speedrunners are becoming Internet-famous for broadcasting their gameplay online is pretty fascinating. While it would probably take someone like me 400 hours to finish The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, it takes gamer Cosmo Wright only 4 hours, 27 minutes, and 53 seconds. –Amy

Standing on Weekdays Burns Calories Like Running 10 Marathons a Year
While many Full Sail grads have pretty active jobs (especially some people in Film and Show Production), others can anticipate long hours sitting at a computer or mixing board. Good news: even though sitting all day has been shown to be pretty bad for our health, we can make up for it by standing for a few hours a day, according to a new study. This is one more argument in favor of the trendy ‘standing desk.’ Maybe standing dining tables will be the next big thing. –Christine

Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, KISS Among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominations
The nominees for the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of fame were announced this week, with one of the more interesting lineups in recent memory. Most newsworthy is Nirvana being selected in their first year of eligibility, as well as noted Kurt Cobain influence The Replacements making the list. Other notable acts include Kiss, Chic, N.W.A., Hall and Oates, and Yes, among others. It’s a diverse lineup that makes the thought of the all-star jam that closes the ceremony all the more intriguing. I’m picturing Gene Simmons, Dr. Dre, John Oates, and Paul Westerberg belting out classic rock staples in unison. –James

Jerk Cats Love Stealing Dog Beds
Don’t worry, it all works out in the end. –Liz

Comments

  • Brice Morrison

    Great links, thanks for sharing! At the studio I work I was able to get myself a standing desk after reading more about how unhealthy it is to sit all day.

    Speed running is a really fun subculture – the tool-assisted ones are amazingly impressive. This is one of my favorites, someone beating both Megaman X and Megaman X2 at the same time WITH ONE CONTROLLER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ma6MbiaCur8