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Weekend link dump for July 22

I don’t know about you, but I’m still full from National Junk Food Day yesterday.

When you absolutely, positively need a quote from an industry shill to make your story sound more genuine.

“I think all the people in the world know what tigers and lions look like, but only a few ever know about scyphozoan jellies – that they can grow up to 3 meters in diameter and have tentacles of 36 meters […] I’m trying to bring these hidden worlds to the masses and it’s much easier to do with the internet.”

Sqirls, all we really are is sqirls…

Any time you’re being compared to Bud Adams it’s not a good thing.

I don’t eat much fast food, and this makes me glad for it. I can’t quite bring myself to kick the Chick-Fil-A habit, though.

What do you think Mitt Romney is hiding?

Deregulating swipe fees should prove interesting.

RIP George Stoney, the godfather of public access cable TV.

You can innovate or crack down, but trying to do both at the same time is a bad idea.

Maybe a little blatantly dishonest marketing will make people stop using birth control.

There’s no big rush to use vouchers in Louisiana. Not yet, anyway.

The Mini-Golf Open. I love Improv Everywhere.

Fighting back against invasive species can be a dirty job.

Weed dating. Have I mentioned that I’m glad I’m not single?

RIP, Donald Sobol. I was a huge “Encyclopedia Brown” fan back in the day.

Personally, I think the heavy use of equations enhances communication, but I’m not a biologist.

Teens don’t tweet, apparently.

Yeah, I never bought the GOP’s alleged fealty to disclosure, either.

If there is such a thing as “having it all”, I’d say Marissa Mayer is doing a good job of achieving it.

“Why aren’t ‘pro-life’ groups backing legal protection for pregnant women? ” By asking the question one also answers it.

What Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton says.

The world’s most powerful laser. Oddly, there is no mention in the story of mad scientists, island lairs, or megalomaniac billionaires.

My zombie survival kit needs to be a bit friendlier to my budget.

That nude photo of Frida Kahlo was not genuine, though it was done artfully.

I get by with a little help from government contracts, preferential loans, and revenue bonds.

Foster medical care for the disabled elderly is an idea whose time has come.

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