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Weekend link dump for July 5

“This column looks back at Jaws and another shark attack movie that disappeared from U.S. theaters after lawyers sank their teeth into it.” Wait, Ann Coulter is still a thing? Who knew? And sadly, she’s just as horrible as always. Uber is now operating a water taxi service in Istanbul. Please dispose of unwanted goldfish […]

Weekend link dump for June 28

“The real test is whether Francis can convince conservative politicians of the reality, and urgency, of climate change. The reaction so far, at least in the United States, suggests he can’t. John Boehner, Paul Ryan, Jeb Bush, and Marco Rubio—all Catholic—have all dismissed Francis at some point.” Now this is a casting call. “Mainly, though, […]

Weekend link dump for June 21

“On another occasion, Mr. [redacted] told Ms. [redacted] not to dream of [redacted]’s Chief Financial Officer wearing a singlet wrestling his prom date while naked midgets are cheering for him on the sidelines using Siamese furry cats as pom poms!” “A 30-year-old computer that has run day and night for decades is what controls the […]

Weekend link dump for June 14

She’s a grand old flag, she’s a high-flying flag, and forever in peace may she wave… “Dog lovers in Japan have taken grooming to a whole new level of strange by styling their dogs into perfectly trimmed and symmetrical cubes.” I got nothing. The Patient Zero of music piracy, and the person who identified him. […]

Weekend link dump for June 7

“Duggary” is your new “santorum”. Women’s national soccer teams are in the game at long last. “For today, however, let’s just consider the one answer that really matters for us, the existential one that is very, very freaky indeed: The aliens aren’t here because they don’t exist. We are the only sentient, technological species that […]

Weekend link dump for May 31

In a few years, we should be able to settle once and for all the question of what happens when you raise the minimum wage to a level like $15. “Riots on the whole provoke a hostile right-wing response. They generate attention, all right, but the wrong kind.” “You never, ever heard that in World […]

Weekend link dump for May 24

I’m a white guy, but even if you count the ones I was required to read in school I’ve only ever owned eleven of these 79 books. Many of them I have zero interest in reading, and some of them I’d sooner undergo root canal than read. I am ashamed to admit I’ve never owned […]

Weekend link dump for May 17

You do not have the constitutional right to sing in a post office. Does Ted Cruz know about this? A whole bunch of African rhinos may get relocated to South Texas. “The bottom line is that Brown Recluse spiders are extremely common in some areas but hardly ever bite anyone, and totally absent from vast […]

Weekend link dump for May 10

Don’t buy me any peanuts or Cracker Jack, I’m allergic to them. “This is important, because even if you’re a hard-ass law-and-order type, you should understand that we no longer need urban police departments to act like occupying armies. The 90s are gone, and today’s teenagers are just ordinary teenagers.” Why you can cross giant […]

Weekend link dump for May 3

There’s still work to be done on Title IX. I had a friend in college named Dave. In our senior year, he lived off campus and wanted to have the phone number 520-DAVE. He managed to convince the person who had it at the time to let him have it instead. After reading this, all […]

Weekend link dump for April 26

The war on acronym overuse continues apace. “Universal Television, which developed the project and is producing it, always had been high on Emerald City, initially trying to shop it elsewhere and then taking a new stab at the premise, described as a modern and dark reimagining of the classic tale of Oz in the vein […]

Weekend link dump for April 19

Wait, The Rules is still a thing? We are doomed as a species. Also, what Amanda Marcotte says. The Rules was as sexist towards men as it was towards women. Three reasons to be optimistic about the fight to save the climate. Electric cars are getting more affordable all the time. Let’s do the Time […]

Weekend link dump for April 12

There are so many better ways to spend tax dollars than spending them on prisons. “Brand owners are now expected to pay a fee to register the .sucks of their domain, or else face a third-party potentially misusing the domain. Coupled with the pricey per year cost, it’s hard to see ICANN’s confirmation of a […]

Weekend link dump for April 5

Martin O’Malley is running the campaign for president that some folks have been begging Sen. Elizabeth Warren to run. A writer/producer for Lost explains in depth what was planned and what was made up as they went along. “LBJ did have some unique abilities that mattered at the margin. But the biggest factor in his […]

Weekend link dump for March 29

There’s no scientific proof that mosquito shield bands actually work. The $500 million art theft you’ve never heard of. Just another reminder that James O’Keefe is a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad person. Au pairs deserve better pay. No FEMA funds for you, climate-change-denying red-state Governor. How to draw a better sci-fi or fantasy […]

Weekend link dump for March 22

California > Texas when it comes to business. Don’t tell Greg Abbott, his head might explode. Buffy The Vampire Slayer is as revolutionary now as it was 18 years ago. “This is like watching bad cosplayers fight at the Comic-Con hotel bar, except a person has actually died here.” “We had a lot compared to […]

Weekend link dump for March 15

The Ides of Texas are upon you. Or something like that. “And, he says, if Oakland—with its bloody, costly history of police brutality—can change, any city can.” How Intuit failed at “know your customer” security. “Whenever possible, make gravity the coyote’s greatest enemy“. “March marks five years since the Affordable Care Act was passed … […]

Weekend link dump for March 8

“You’ll be seeing a lot more of the Kardashian family.” So you may as well just surrender now. Be nice to rats, and rats will be nice to you. Dear people 65 and older in America: You are receiving a government subsidy for health care, whether you believe it or not. And it’s a pretty […]

Weekend link dump for March 1

If this were next year, it would still be February. Everything you ever wanted to know about Alex Rodriguez. Unless you didn’t want to know anything about him, I guess. The prospect of Hillary Clinton running for President is helping Democratic recruitment efforts in some red states. Just a reminder, the Duggars of 19 Kids […]

Weekend link dump for February 22

On public shaming and its lasting effects. The war on yoga pants is proceeding apace. “Baseball used to be the sport where all you needed was a stick and a ball. It used to be a way out for poor kids. Now it’s a sport that increasingly freezes out kids whose parents don’t have the […]

Weekend link dump for February 15

The modesty rules young girls and adolescents are taught to follow are contradictory and harmful. By making this argument in the midst of a measles resurgence, both [Sen. Rand] Paul and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are trying to have it both ways: to emphasize that, no, they would never dispute the science behind vaccines, […]

Weekend link dump for February 8

Is it time to change the NBA playoff system to ensure the best teams qualify? The problem with (and promise of) word problems. “To put that another way: If you’re unvaccinated, you’re about 35,000 times more likely to die from measles than you are to win at PowerBall.” Great interview with Larry Wilmore, host of […]

Weekend link dump for February 1

Have you checked to make sure all your balls are properly inflated? For those of you who insist on letting ugly facts kill off beautifully constructed Internet hoaxes. Magic secrets revealed by Teller of “Penn and Teller” fame. So long, SkyMall. I never bought anything from you, but I’ll miss you. “Researchers drilling through a […]

Weekend link dump for January 25

“If Westerners can overcome their disgust of crickets—or any bug—as food, the environmental benefits could be significant.” “That’s why the new plan from House Democrats is so encouraging. It seems they are finally beginning to internalize the fact that American workers have been left behind for over a generation, and proposing the kind of brute-force […]

Weekend link dump for January 18

John Travolta will star as Robert Shapiro in the FX anthology American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson. This is a thing that will happen. “If we ever build a Moon base, I think we should absolutely build a big swimming pool there.” So what does the E in “Wile E. Coyote” stand for, […]

Weekend link dump for January 11

Just a reminder that commercial air travel really sucks. And there’s not much you can do about it without spending a lot of money. David Duke is now part of the mainstream in the Louisiana GOP. “It was bad enough when [Pope] Francis kept mentioning that Jesus scorned the rich in favor of the poor. […]

Weekend link dump for January 4

New year, same old linkdumps. “Microsoft and Google don’t agree on much, but they’ve presented a united front against the hotel industry, which is trying to convince government regulators to give them the option of blocking guests from using personal Wi-Fi hotspots.” Anyone who really wants to reduce the rate of teen pregnancy and abortion […]

Weekend link dump for December 28

It’s almost the year 2015, but where are the hoverboards? We were promised hoverboards! Mythbusters meets The Simpsons. “Researchers are unsure why whales have suddenly chosen to inhabit the city, though they posit it has something to do either with an increase in available food, or the high cost of rent forcing them from more […]

Weekend link dump for December 21

Happy winter solstice, y’all. Now let’s have some longer days, please. The pros and cons of science stories and their pedagogical value. Instant replay in baseball hasn’t prevented managers from getting ejected for arguing calls. It’s about time – way past time, really – that Democrats and progressives paid some attention to state issues. The […]

Weekend link dump for December 14

“Indeed, evidence continues to mount that [Obamacare] is working extremely, even shockingly, well.” “And that’s what I’m writing about here—parents who believe that they need to nurture, protect, and encourage their children, especially when they’re still impressionable and very, very young.” “If there’s intelligent life in the cosmos, it’s probably nowhere we can get to […]

Weekend link dump for December 7

Let’s not just make noise, let’s make a difference. If you’re just now coming out of your Thanksgiving coma, this is what put you there in the first place. This is what oligarchy looks like. Tim LaHaye has been wrong for a long time. How to correctly pluralize your surname for addressing holiday cards, and […]

Weekend link dump for November 30

So how many screens do you have going right now? Some alternatives to Uber that are hopefully available in your town. Please come to Houston, Sidecar. A review of the ways Major League Baseball is experimenting with to speed up the pace of the game. Beware, Sherlock fans: “Tragedy” is coming to the show. Learn […]

Weekend link dump for November 23

Fans of comic art should be sure to check this out. Duck Dynasty: The Musical. Not a joke, apparently. When corn mazes get out of control. Maybe this will help Ted Cruz understand what net neutrality is all about. Republicans don’t have to show they can govern. Anyone who tells you otherwise is at best […]

Weekend link dump for November 16

I was always sure that all six of these things were at the very least rude, but it’s good to write them down and make it clear. Beware Uber’s auto financing scheme. “Most people can think of someone who is a jerk or a pushover and largely clueless about how they’re seen. Sadly, our results […]