We’re back with an edition of I Wander, bringing you an eclectic mix for this mid-August week. Relax to a Marvin Gaye remix, marvel at the invisible bike helment, add to your small talk arsenal through the costs of prominent logos (Google, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, etc.) and shake your head at the win-at-all costs attitude of some pro-athletes, which is leading to many unnecessarily-short lives.
MAJESTIC REMIX: MARVIN GAYE
An upbeat remix to a Marvin Gaye classic…
INVISIBLE BIKE HELMET
“If we could do this, it would be revolutionary.” Those were the words uttered by two design students, Anna and Terese. Well, the concept has moved from their minds to the road. Take a look at this video and be amazed.
SWOOSH: THE COST OF LOGOS
How much did Nike’s “Swoosh” cost? What about British Petroleum’s face to the world? And what about the ubiquitous Google logo? Take a look at this Huh Magazine article, and you’ll be startled.
POLAMALU, DEADSPIN AND CONCUSSIONS
With increased research into neurobiology and a better understanding of the damage done to players’ brains through collisions in the NFL, the smack of a free safety nailing a receiver to the turf isn’t as glamorous as it was several years ago. In this Deadspin article, Sean Conboy goes to town on Pittsburgh Steelers player Troy Polamalu, considered to be one of the league’s most enlightened players. Polamalu, however, is portrayed as being just as bone-headed as many other NFL players, who cling to a “stay out there for my brothers” attitude, despite continuous hits to the helmet and the possibility of early deaths of brain trauma following retirement. This article is among the most shocking and trenchant pieces on sports concussions that we’ve seen published, on any sports website or magazine.