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Weekend link dump for November 3

“YouTube is preparing a premium on-demand music service — akin to a Spotify, but with video — to launch later this year”.

We need a space tax. Though we should probably call it a “fee”.

From the “When I was a child, I reasoned as a child” department.

“So, for those churches [in Hawaii] that are against same-sex marriage, the choice will come down to bottom lines: their accountant’s vs.the Bible’s. In order to keep any cash flow from weddings, they must allow same-sex ceremonies in their institutions.” Of course, there’s really nothing in the Bible on this, but you get the idea.

“If you need to know stuff, you can go ask the other scientists. And if they don’t know, you can ask me, and I can figure it out.”

There’s cocaine in your money.

Dear West Virginia: Please feel free to stop taking my tax dollars any time. Thanks.

“California’s 17-year experience as the first state to legalize medical marijuana offers surprising lessons, experts say.”

Remember when MLB owners were found to have colluded to keep salaries down by agreeing not to sign free agents? They wound up losing a nine-figure judgment as a result of that. Apparently, some tech companies didn’t get the memo about that.

The Affordable Care Act could help reduce America’s appallingly high infant mortality rate. You would think that so-called “pro-life” groups would be in favor of that.

Modern headlines for 20th century events.

“Teen sex cannot be reduced to an equation, and should not be reduced to a crime.”

“A doping scandal rocked the hallowed sport of pigeon racing this week after six birds tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs. Yes, everything in that sentence was true.”

“If your newspaper is going to publish a weekly column by Karl Rove, you have already crossed whatever conceptual boundary might stop you from publishing Suzanne Somers.”

Your home is your impregnable fortress. Or at least, that guy’s home is.

If Politico had existed during the Civil War.

Ever wish you could run VisiCalc again? Well, now you can.

Nearly all libertarians are non-Hispanic whites (94%), more than two-thirds (68%) are men, and more than 6-in-10 (62%) are under the age of 50.”

“But the reality is that much of the conversation around debt and deficits is missing this basic fact: Deficits are, for now, falling fast. If anything, too fast.”

Fat shaming is not helpful.

“Please know this: Every time you serve a clementine with a celery hanging out of it, a baby werewolf loses his mom.”

“Republicans have now transcended the usual political debate over who should occupy the seats on this court and moved into the realm of blocking anyone nominated by a Democratic president, regardless of their merit or qualifications, from sitting on the court. It’s a scorched earth policy. If we can’t have it, you can’t have it either.”

“In 1971, as the Dallas Independent School District struggled to integrate its schools, parents began attempting to transfer their children into Catholic schools in hopes of avoiding integration. In response, Sister Caroleen [Hensgen] announced a freeze on admitting students transferring from public schools, declaring that Catholic schools would not be a safe haven for those seeking to flee integration. The freeze lasted seven years, was financially costly and drew widespread criticism, even from those within her own school system.” Rest in peace, Sister Caroleen.

Oh, Axe Body Spray. What would we do without you?

“Sixty-three years ago […] on Halloween in 1950, [Earl] Lloyd became the first African-American to suit up in the National Basketball Association.”

Here’s a photo of three pugs dressed up like characters from Game of Thrones. You’re welcome.

The Morris Internet Worm is now 25 years old.

Meet Jayson Carter. And remember his name.

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