Quick Links: Dec. 17, 2007

My 61 Memorable Games
A special updated edition of Bobby Fischer's book, "My 60 Memorable Games," is up for auction on eBay, and bidding has already reached $3,050. The New York Times Chess Blog wonders whether the book is real.

Giant Skeleton photo doing the rounds again
National Geographic has an article about the Giant Skeleton photo, which dates back to 2004. The article says it's now enjoying a revival. I'm even quoted, though I don't remember talking to National Geographic. However, it sounds like something I would say. It must have been a while ago that they talked to me. (Thanks, Joe)

BBC admits Lotto button is a fake
Viewers see a man press a red button to release the Lotto balls. But it turns out the button doesn't control anything at all. This was revealed when the guy hesitated before pressing the button, but the balls dropped into the spinning barrel anyway.

Private parking company issues fake tickets
"A private parking company will have to reimburse drivers who paid fake citations left on cars in free lots throughout the Bay Area... PCS employees left written notices that looked like government-issued tickets on cars that allegedly violated the posted parking rules or state laws." Wow. It's bad enough having real traffic cops issue tickets without a private company trying to get a piece of the action.

Law/Police/Crime Sports

Posted on Tue Dec 18, 2007


Didn't National Geographic send you a cease and desist letter over a photograph?

Maybe they talked to someone pretending to be you.
Posted by Mark  on  Tue Dec 18, 2007  at  04:28 PM
"Parking Control Service will have to refund drivers who paid the fake tickets over the last four and a half years. . ."

This went on for two and a half years before the two-year investigation of it started?
Posted by Accipiter  on  Tue Dec 18, 2007  at  09:59 PM
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