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Weekend link dump for May 18

So, what should HBO do when Game of Thrones catches up to the books?

And what does an old episode of The Simpsons have to do with the civil war in Syria?

“All the papers and history of singer-songwriter Willie Nelson won’t be on the road again, but have found a permanent home at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas.”

“Some places in the US already allow cyclists to treat stop signs as yields, and red lights as stop signs, and these rules are no more dangerous — and perhaps even a little safer — than the status quo.”

“A 50,000 year-old indigenous Native American tribe that has weathered the conquistadors, numerous wars with the Europeans, the American Revolution and the Civil War is now fighting to preserve its language and culture by embracing modern technology.”

On playing the Mom card.

As if we didn’t have enough to worry about, Godzilla keeps getting bigger and bigger.

Happy 89th birthday, Yogi Berra!

Forty years of Emacs versus Vi. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you’re not as big a geek as you think you are.

On Emily Letts and the reactions to her.

On Rand Paul and his newfound opposition to voter ID.

Sales of Michael Sam uniforms are sky high. Suck it, haters.

The number of uninsured people being admitted to hospitals declines dramatically in states that expanded Medicaid. Nobody could have seen that coming!

Reports of Rand Paul opposing voter ID were greatly exaggerated. Quelle surprise.

Don’t mess with Godzilla’s lawyer.

Ann Coulter’s hashtag fail.

“Five months into the biggest expansion of health coverage in 50 years — with about 13 million people enrolled in private insurance and Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act — there are few reports of patients facing major delays getting care, say officials from more than two dozen health centers and multi-group practices, as well as insurers and physician groups in nine big states.”

RIP, H.R. Giger, surrealist artists and “Alien” designer.

“Tales of someone doing something unbelievably stupid or selfish or irrational are often told because they can help someone else get rich or get elected.”

Quantifying the rage factor of intentional walks.

(One person’s opinion of) the ten most overrated cult films. FWIW, I remember seeing “Eraserhead” in college and thinking it was boring.

What do you give the person that has everything? Their own super PAC, apparently.

They are coming for your birth control. This cannot be said often enough.

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