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Weekend link dump for October 27

Two words: Cockroach farming. Yeah, me too.

When great dramas go badly wrong.

“Next time you’re lying in bed, unable to fall asleep thanks to the vague anxiety of half-rotten corpses munching on you in the dark, remember this: if there was ever a zombie uprising, wildlife would kick its ass.”

“Fact is, people are interested in sex, they take more pictures of themselves than ever, and they share hundreds of thousands of photos online every second—at some point, it’ll be hard to come up with a pool of teachers who haven’t got racy photos out there somewhere.”

If you don’t set your DVR to record the 90-minute Lady Gaga & The Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular, I’m not sure I want to know you.

If I were to present you with a link to an article entitled Regardless of bladder size, all mammals pee for approximately 21 seconds (with video goodness), you would feel compelled to click on it. Right?

The US may lose what control it has over the Internet in the coming years.

From the Couldn’t Have Happened To A Nicer Guy department.

Ted Cruz says he’s speaking for The People. Polls show The People overwhelmingly want Obamacare to be implemented not repealed. So who is Ted Cruz really speaking for?

Baby Cthulhu doesn’t wait for dreaming. He’s bright-eyed, curly-tentacled, and ready for your squeeing worship.”

You keep using that word. I don’t think it means what you think it means.

“So, before anyone gets married, they have to double-check that all of their sex parts are working properly? Hands up for anyone who wants that gig!”

“I mean, what’s more likely—a Galaxy Far Far Away full of psychic alien super-bees, or one in which you can cross thirty solar systems and run into three women with speaking parts?”

Have we reached a tipping point on public opinion about pot?

Rooftop solar panels: Not just for the wealthy anymore.

The era of “nightmare bacteria” is apparently on us.

Want to know if a company you do business with leans liberal or conservative in its politics? There’s an app for that.

What the contraception mandate will really mean for women.

“If your biggest complaint in life is that your doorman is silently judging you for shopping at J.Crew, don’t ever talk about that. Seriously.

The five kinds of people that are complaining about the Healthcare.Gov website.

The trains have ears.

Behold, the majesty of the free market.

“But let’s not miss the big picture here: Conservatives are beginning to reverse their usual pattern, and are complaining about other people not having sex instead of other people having it. It’s kind of a breakthrough!”

In case you want to dress as your favorite physicist this Halloween.

“The 79-year-old senator is apparently unaware that millions of people his age are using government-run healthcare systems called Medicare and the Veterans Administration; doctors have so far withheld that information as he is still recovering from heart surgery.”

RIP, Lou Reed, without whom rock and roll is a more boring world.

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2 Comments

  1. mollusk says:

    Re #4…we had a teacher at my junior high who’d appeared in Playboy. That was in 1969.

    I sure get tired of the Politics of Prudery.

  2. Michael says:

    The ‘values’ of the Family Values crowd always seem to come down to controlling other people’s sex lives.

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