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Weekend link dump for August 21

“What’s really most important is that each of these people believe that the center of gravity in the GOP is pro-Trump and that their political futures would be damaged by turning against him. That is the big deal, far more important than this or that single person being admirable by bucking the tide.” Meet the […]

Weekend link dump for August 14

Derek Jeter celebrates Ichiro Suzuki and his pursuit of 3,000 hits. Easily my favorite Ichiro story is how he learned Spanish phrases so he could banter with/trash talk Latino players. There’s a new world record for mattress stacking, and it was set in Wichita Falls, Texas. You’re welcome. What Ibtihaj Muhammad says. A-Rod‘s playing career […]

Weekend link dump for August 7

“Fine. Here is a response to every stupid line in Bill O’Reilly’s slave worker fantasy.” HBO lays off Bob, Luis, and Gordon from Sesame Street, and another part of many people’s childhoods just died. “This is the question that left dissenters need to ask themselves about Hillary Clinton, if they haven’t already: is there anything […]

Weekend link dump for July 31

“There is also something between a non-trivial and a substantial amount of evidence suggesting Putin-backed financial support for Trump or a non-tacit alliance between the two men.” What Mark Cuban says. “[Elon] Musk assumes that transit is an engineering problem, about vehicle design and technology. In fact, providing cost-effective and liberating transportation in cities requires […]

Weekend link dump for July 24

“In the 17 states with a medical-marijuana law in place by 2013, prescriptions for painkillers and other classes of drugs fell sharply compared with states that did not have a medical-marijuana law. The drops were quite significant: In medical-marijuana states, the average doctor prescribed 265 fewer doses of antidepressants each year, 486 fewer doses of […]

Weekend link dump for July 17

You can now get your files back if they have been hijacked by ransomware. You’re going to have to wait a little longer for the final episodes of Game of Thrones. Gotta say, there’a a lot more to Emily Ratajkoski than I would have guessed. Good for her. Also, that link is somewhat NSFW. George […]

Weekend link dump for July 10

How much do some conservatives hate transgender people? Enough to make them abandon one of their core legal arguments about abortion in the service of discriminating against transgender people, that’s how much. There’s a good way to legalize marijuana, and a bad way to legalize marijuana. What Fred says. Don’t eat raw cookie dough. Want […]

Weekend link dump for July 3

“And so we meet again. I know I’ve said this before, but this time I mean it – this is easily, without question, the worst New York Times marriage announcement to date.” How not to get sued over your Star Trek movie. “Figuring out how to build ethical autonomous machines is one of the thorniest […]

Weekend link dump for June 26

From a few years ago, Penn Jillette on the bizarre experience of The Celebrity Apprentice. “Trump, by contrast, is constantly getting massive attention for being a deluded, ignorant, racist maniac. He combines an unprecedented facility to manipulate the modern media environment with gutter bigotry and a complete lack of policy knowledge. If elected, he would […]

Weekend link dump for June 19

The Republican Party can get even worse post-Trump. Speaking of which, The Oatmeal is on point. How reality show villains are made. “In other words, don’t worry, even if Trump is a dangerous sociopath, Republican lawmakers and voters will keep him in line. But by McConnell’s own admission, it remains to be seen whether Trump […]

Weekend link dump for June 12

Meet the family of Syrian refugees that freaked so many people out a few months ago. “After controlling for other factors known to affect health, especially tobacco use and socioeconomic status, marijuana use had no negative effect on any measure of health, except for dental health. People who smoked more weed had a higher incidence […]

Weekend link dump for June 5

An oral history of Cop Rock. Your guide to familiarizing yourself with all of the Clinton crap of the 90s. What A-Rod’s eight-year-old daughter thinks of him. “General principle: Whenever you hear anyone invoke Revelation 22:18-19 in this way, understand that you’re not going to learn anything about the meaning of the Bible from this […]

Weekend link dump for May 29

How to deal with “Your issue is trivial, you should spend more time on what I find most important” arguments. Can changing birth certificates change the bathroom access debate? Maybe get a second opinion before you decide whether or not to have surgery. “Three and a half billion years ago, a mega asteroid slammed into […]

Weekend link dump for May 22

Apparently, John Stewart doesn’t think much of the coverage of this Presidential campaign. “People who think that important legislation gets passed by presidents making opening bids far outside the expected negotiating space have no idea how presidential power works. (And, for that matter, have no idea how negotiating works. If the Mariners phone up the […]

Weekend link dump for May 15

“The 500-euro note, the bill of choice for many criminals looking to transfer large amounts of money without the authorities knowing, is being eliminated.” “Among all these classes of professionals, all these institutions, that whole superstructure of US politics built around two balanced sides, there will be a tidal pull to normalize this election, to […]

Weekend link dump for May 8

I for one welcome our robot monk overlords. “There’s a sickness here. We’re covered with ticks. We call them trolls, and they are, but that’s also a way to dismiss them — as if they’re just cantankerous outliers hiding under bridges.” Two words: Chewbacca weevils. You’re welcome. “Here, then, are several Things I Have Learned […]

Weekend link dump for May 1

Is Gwyneth Paltrow wrong about everything? Signs point to Yes. “The emergence of companies as social activists is complicating traditional attitudes on both the left and the right.” “Wall Street executives would have to wait at least four years to collect most of their bonus pay and could be forced to return money if their […]

Weekend link dump for April 24

At some point, you’d think they’d have to actually find a Bigfoot, right? It’s time for Animaniacs once again. Has Carroll Spinney passed the torch on playing Big Bird and Oscar? You want to claim your product is “all natural”, you’re going to have to prove it. “Today, throughout white evangelicalism and the rest of […]

Weekend link dump for April 17

That Amazon Galaxy Quest project will sadly not be happening in part due to the death of Alan Rickman. A richly deserved honor for Sonia Manzano. I do love a good Joel Kotkin takedown, yes I do. What’s at stake in Texas’ lawsuit against the Obama immigration order, which will be heard by the Supreme […]

Weekend link dump for April 10

Lots of corporations are getting nervous about being involved with the Republican national convention. As well they should. “Thus, in America’s increasingly polarized political climate, the LDS Church has managed to do the impossible: maintain credibility among their ideological brethren (religious conservatives) while also winning praise from their political opponents (American progressives).” The gas station […]

Weekend link dump for April 3

“Why has marriage declined in America? Here’s my dorm room bull theory: it’s because men are pigs.” You kids today don’t know how good you’ve got it. In my day, we didn’t have illustrations by XKCD artist Randall Munroe in our science textbooks. Honestly, the real crime was renting Freddie Got Fingered in the first […]

Weekend link dump for March 27

“The genetic roots of today’s Irish, in other words, existed in Ireland before the Celts arrived.” That so-called VA “scandal” was a load of bollocks stirred up by the usual suspects. “The GOP is divided between those people — variously called the Tea Party or the base or the insurgents — and the rest of […]

Weekend link dump for March 20

Oh, just another massive Web vulnerability you need to worry about. Fifty things about Game of Thrones season 1, if you’re into that sort of thing. “That’s the paradox of I Am Cait. Jenner might not be a perfect spokesperson or advocate for trans rights herself, but she is still responsible for increasing trans visibility […]

Weekend link dump for March 13

High School Musical 4: The Next Generation is a thing that will happen, though not quite under that title. Rob Gronkowski is your new Mister Rogers. Sort of. “We found that people who eat chocolate at least once a week tend to perform better cognitively.” “David Alan Grier has been cast as the first African […]

Weekend link dump for March 6

OJ Simpson thinks that show about his murder trial makes him look way too guilty. Poor baby. Should we kill the C-note in the name of fighting crime? What Chad Orzel says. It’s OK for dead Republicans to vote. A few more reactions that Facebook forgot to add. Three words: Giant prehistoric armadillos. You’re welcome. […]

Weekend link dump for February 28

Depending on your outlook, tomorrow is either a bonus day in February, or an “oh my God this month isn’t over YET?” day. Further evidence to bolster the more lead = more crime hypothesis. Prince’s passport photo is better than yours. “Instead, the reality may be another kind of simple numbers game: More time in […]

Weekend link dump for February 21

The Recommended English Names for Fungi 2014 also serves as an excellent band name generator. I’m claiming “Blushing Rosette” while I still can. (Hat tip.) “Around 50,000 years ago, anatomically modern humans shacked up with some Neanderthals—and the genetic consequences are still doing a walk of shame through our generations.” “In fact, nearly every female […]

Weekend link dump for February 14

What Marcia Clark thinks of The People v. OJ Simpson. How Game of Thrones could have gone horribly wrong. “In a stunning trend with broad implications, the U.S. economy has grown significantly since 2007, while electricity consumption has been flat, and total energy demand actually dropped.” “Ibtihaj Muhammad will be the first U.S. athlete to […]

Weekend link dump for February 7

What drives some people to collect dinosaur bones? The author of this piece was a high school classmate of mine. Oklahoma really wants to hate the gays. This guy hates The Big Bang Theory more than you do. (Warning: profanity) Turns out the measles vaccine has been an even greater boon for public health than […]

Weekend link dump for January 31

Evangelicals deserve Donald Trump. “Eventually, the two parties may come to agree on the challenges the country faces, and then have actual discussions — and disagreements and competition — over how to address them. That’s bipartisanship. And counterintuitive as it may seem, Obama’s executive actions may be necessary to produce bipartisanship down the road.” The […]

Weekend link dump for January 24

“This is such an ancient trope — crazy scientists doing outrageous experiments with money you could be investing in my uranium mine — that I wonder if anyone actually falls for it.” The next ice age may be a little delayed in arriving. “Would You Ditch ESPN To Shave $8/Month Off Your Cable Bill?” No, […]

Weekend link dump for January 17

“This is the job you dream of having; you can make such a big impact.” A close look at the Working Families Party and its electoral successes. We could use some of that here in Texas. “Drug epidemics—Oxy, meth, heroin, you name it—are devastating. It’s something to keep in mind when you consider both the […]

Weekend link dump for January 10

Good news: Really rich people are suddenly paying quite a bit more in taxes. Star Trek postage stamps are now available. RIP, Wayne Rogers, best known as Trapper John on M*A*S*H. RIP, “death panels”. And good riddance. All politicians lie, but some lies are starker than others. What to do with those idiots in Oregon. […]

Weekend link dump for January 3

“As relations between Cuba and the United States warm up, Major League Baseball is hoping to avoid human trafficking of potential players by dealing directly with the communist government.” Cassette tapes are making a comeback? Seriously? On average, 2015 was a pretty good year. “Muslims, Christians and Jews worship the same God, just in different […]