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Weekend link dump for July 17

Who let the dog days out?

Good for the BlackBerry Playbook. I still can’t think of a reason why I need a tablet, though.

From the “couldn’t happen to a nicer guy” files.

The cost increase for summer camp far outstrips the rate of inflation.

Fake anti-virus software is the biggest and most profitable scam on the Internet. Click carefully, y’all.

As with the NFL, I stand with the players in the lockout, in large part because the owners are being dishonest about their financial position.

If I were going to spend the day in Fredericksburg, visiting the Wal-Mart would not be high on my to do list, but maybe that’s just me.

I have no idea why people think ventriloquists and their dummies are creepy. There’s nothing at all creepy about those pictures, no siree. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go scrub my brain with bleach.

If the “Archie” comics had more of this in them, they might be worth reading.

Free Brett Wallace!

A little taste of Turkey. The country, not the bird.

Album sales are slightly up for the first six months of the year. No one knows why.

How the Brazilian press covered the US-Brazil World Cup match: We may have lost, but at least their goalie was hot!

What not to say to a pop science author.

RIP, Sherwood Schwartz, creator of “Gilligan’s Island” and “The Brady Bunch”.

One of Rick Perry’s Prayerapalooza buddies hates the Statue of Liberty. Another thinks Oprah is the Anti-Christ. These people represent the “real” America?

Yes, let’s please have better children’s menus in our restaurants.

How to help your child pursue her dreams of being a writer.

I have always found North Dakota to be a little suspicious. I wonder what Grampa Simpson thinks.

You are forbidden to bring your gun to Rick Perry’s Prayerapalooza. That sound you just heard was my Irony-O-Meter exploding.

“How come you’re not watching Harry Potter?” Good question.

Replacing one dumb idea with an equally dumb idea is not, as I long thought, a neutral move.” That was in reference to the All Star Game, but I daresay it is true in general.

What Digby says.

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  1. Ross says:

    The deficit obsessed link goes to the food in Turkey blog, which was really confusing for a moment.

  2. Sadly, I have no idea where that link was supposed to go any more, so I’ve just removed it. Thanks for the catch.