Farewell to Pantera Co-Founder, Vinnie Paul

Co-founding Pantera at just 17 years old (along with his brother Dimebag Darrell and Terry Glaze), drummer Vinnie Paul has died aged 54 years old. There’s no doubt that Pantera (known for their heavy-meets-groove-meets-thrash metal) was wildly influential, and their fans wildly passionate. Texas-born Paul based his life and career on having a good time, responding years ago to a question about what music he …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Algorithms for bras, muscle car stamps, the unauthorized Kim Jong-il autobiography and more in our weekly look at the web

1. Oreo Separator Machine Taking an intellectual approach to advertising, Oreo’s mockumentary on Portland Physicist David Neevel’s Separator Machine is pure gold. Neevel’s perfectly boring disposition provides a clever tone throughout the cheeky video, and aside from finding it hilarious, we applaud Oreo for creating a viral video campaign that also speaks to the truth of their product—the cream is where it’s at! 2. Astronaut …