links for 03-10-07

I’m trying a few new things around here. Tell me: bulleted lists or paragraphs for the link posts?
Google’s Buses Help Its Workers Beat the Rush – Advantage: Google in my “Where would I rather work: Google or Yahoo?” debate.
The Bat Segundo Show #99: Tayari Jones – Jones on the racial divide in bookstores:

“No one ever believes my position on this. I think actually, as strange as it’s going to sound, the bookstores that tend to have the African-American section tend to carry more African-American titles than bookstores that don’t have these sections. For example, there’s a bookstore in DC, Kramer Books. You know, they pride themselves on shelving everything together. And they have hardly any books by people of color there. And with no section. There’s no way of keeping them honest.”

The House Next Door skewers the film ‘300’

“Zack Snyder’s 300, which depicts the battle of Thermopylae in 480 B.C. between a small company of Spartan soldiers and a couple hundred thousand invading Persians, is a twin fount of humorlessness and turgidity (the logical amalgam of these being humidity; wholly appropriate given the number of sweat-drenched soliders on display).”

Much love to them for acknowledging the misogyny of ‘Sin City’ – sometimes I felt like a lonely voice in the wilderness about that one.