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Weekend link dump for January 6

Does joking about writing the wrong year on checks mark one as irredeemably old?

“A spider that builds elaborate, fake spiders and hangs them in its web has been discovered in the Peruvian Amazon.” Arachnophobes the world over shudder in horror at the thought.

Gingerbread Downton Abbey. You’re welcome.

Airline fees impede price comparisons.

The Jon Swift Memorial Roundup for 2012.

Hillary-hating season is about to begin again.

Mazel tov, gentlemen.

Tech trends from a fifteen-year-old perspective. Don’t laugh.

Restaurants could do with an upgrade of their technology.

So long, 75 watt incandescent light bulbs. You won’t be missed.

IPhone theft is a crime wave unto itself, in New York at least.

Harnessing the power of tornadoes sounds like the sort of thing a supervillain would think up.

“Is there anything more Canadian than a line of customers who kept paying forward an act of goodwill for three hours at a Tim Hortons in Winnipeg? Probably not.”

“Time is a feminist issue because we don’t actually want women to have to birth babies in cyborg wombs if they’re going to hold their own in society.

Avis has bought Zipcar. This will probably not end well for Zipcar.

Your home alarm probably has a duress code on it, which is set by default but not documented. If you have ADT, you should investigate this.

Happy Perihelion!

The thing about fanfiction is that it’s still writing, and the way to improve as a writer is to write. Or so I’ve been told.

Who needs the Violence Against Women Act, anyway?

I often wish President Obama could act like Captain Liberal, too, but that’s not realistic.

“A number of folks in the media seem to get that there’s something reckless about the Default Caucus of the GOP, but since they strive so hard for balance, they have to attack Obama for something too, and so they usually point to his lack of spending cuts.”

Kevin Drum’s article on the connection of lead exposure to crime is an absolute must-read.

How much did the 112th Congress suck? Think Progress counts the ways.

If the Tea Party wasn’t such an utter clown show, John Boehner might have actually had to worry about retaining his Speakership.

I for one welcome our heavy metal robot overlords. Rock on, uh, dudes.

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One Comment

  1. Ross says:

    Everything the VAWA did should be done at the state level. It’s not a Federal issue.