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Weekend link dump for July 20

“And that means that the Koch brothers, who spent an estimated $30 million on ads opposing Obamacare, might have actually had a hand in getting people signed up for insurance coverage.” Reading the polls is a little trickier than usual this year. As Neil Gaiman once said, George R.R. Martin is not your bitch. Financial […]

Weekend link dump for July 13

Same-sex marriage may soon be the law of the land, but you can still be fired for being gay, and you can still be discriminated against in a lot of other ways, too. Ted Cruz lies every time he opens his mouth. This is not a surprise. Want more Frozen? It’s on your teevee this […]

Weekend link dump for July 6

News flash: Spending a lot of time on your butt watching TV may be bad for your health. If you’re going to take money from the devil, you really need to do some serious good with it. “How did you know my name was Elsa?” “Well, aren’t most girls your age named Elsa?” What’s the […]

Weekend link dump for June 29

From the You Keep Using That Word – I Don’t Think It Means What You Think It Means department. These are the people you should sit next to if you don’t want to get bitten by mosquitoes. “If bad behavior—using the nation’s full faith and credit as a hostage to political demands, shutting down the […]

Weekend link dump for June 22

#OrangeIsTheNewPrisonReformHashtag. I guess that’s kind of long as hashtags go. The OJ Simpson saga cast of characters, 20 years later. “Hillary Clinton would start out as a favorite — albeit not a heavy one — over Jeb Bush or any other Republican due, in large part, to the built-in advantage Democrats currently enjoy in the […]

Weekend link dump for June 15

We really shouldn’t provide tax incentives to give CEOs even higher pay than they’re already getting. If nothing else, Seattle’s $15 minimum wage will provide some objective data on the effect of such increases on employment. It’s not enough to just exercise. You have to enjoy exercising, or it doesn’t count. On integrating transgender students […]

Weekend link dump for June 8

How not to get hired by the firm that brought you in as a summer intern. “It may be too soon to know if the Affordable Care Act is making Americans healthier. But there’s a smattering of data that suggests the law is making the health care industry healthier, at least.” Will the last country […]

Weekend link dump for June 1

Neil Gaiman visits a refugee camp in Jordan. You should read about it. On a completely not-coincidental note, there’s over $100 million lying idle in the campaign accounts of former members of Congress. You could feed a lot of refugees with that kind of money. I’m just saying. “Let’s be real though, I have no […]

Weekend link dump for May 25

“All of which is to say: There are many different ways to measure the same data. When I was putting together this list, I had Pedro Martinez and Warren Spahn coupled in my mind. One is the ultimate example of a brilliant shooting star career. One is the ultimate example of the sun rising every […]

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 […]

Weekend link dump for May 11

Happy 50th birthday, BASIC. I sure hope there will be a celebration we can all GOTO. /rimshot I’ve eaten crickets before, in Japan. I’d eat cricket chips as described in that post. 17 Lies We Need to Stop Teaching Girls About Sex. We should probably stop teaching them to boys, too. How have women fared […]

Weekend link dump for May 4

On Clyde Bruckman, one of the early pioneers of movie comedy. Animals Sitting On Capybaras. As Fred said, you didn’t know you wanted to see this until someone made it, and now you will realize the world needed it. “An international research team, including a George Washington University (GW) professor, has discovered and named the […]

Weekend link dump for April 27

The four levels of discrimination. Not quite the 16 Levels of Losing (see followup as well), but it’ll do. “The cities with the largest share of cyclists have the fewest cycling fatalities. And the same is true of pedestrians.” “In my research, successful professional women—lawyers, academics, executives, scientists—repeatedly said they’ve been expected to bring cupcakes […]

Weekend link dump for April 20

Personally, I think the way to deal with fans who run onto the field is to have more stadium security at the fences. Yeah, most of these guys are just drunken fools, but it only takes one evildoer to cause a possibly preventable tragedy. The mother of all binge-watching opportunities is coming this August. How […]

Weekend link dump for April 13

How to bake scientifically accurate cake planets. Because who wouldn’t want a Uranus cake for their birthday? It’s hard out here on a pregnant TV star whose character isn’t pregnant. All about Aereo in Houston. If Alfred E. Neuman were a real person, you’d never be able to un-see his face. It’s never too early […]

Weekend link dump for April 6

The national divorce rate is a more complicated question than you might think. Who wants to get hoaxed about marrying a prince? The best day of the week to buy groceries is Wednesday. “Put aside, for now, the shameless hypocrisy of these self-styled heroes of the free market secretly engaging in such grotesquely anti-competitive practices. […]

Weekend link dump for March 30

Time for Chief Wahoo to go away. The anti-social network has finally arrived. “Scientists have discovered a bizarre, bird-like dinosaur, named Anzu wyliei, that provides paleontologists with their first good look at a dinosaur group that has been shrouded in mystery for almost a century.” Micro-entrepreneurship ain’t what it’s cracked up to be. Someone please […]

Weekend link dump for March 23

I am Locutus of WalMart. You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile. If you think coverage of Hillary Clinton is bad now, just wait till she actually announces her candidacy for President. Oh, and you’d better get your Hillary Clinton-related domain while you still can. “Looks to me like the fast food workers would benefit […]

Weekend link dump for March 16

Spring break! For the kids, anyway. Blair and Tootie, together again. Wait, I thought drunk people placing ill-advised bets was Vegas’ entire business model? We really are making huge advances in the fight against HIV. Want to be a better boyfriend, or at least make your girlfriend think you’re a better boyfriend? There’s an app […]

Weekend link dump for March 9

“I don’t know about you, but the idea that every single person in America who has ever had an injection has been protected because we harvest the blood of a forgettable sea creature with a hidden chemical superpower makes me feel a little bit crazy.” Go ahead and post that picture to Dogshaming.com, but your […]

Weekend link dump for March 2

No, the Scooby Gang has nothing to do with the Five College Consortium. The credit card data theft will continue for the foreseeable future. The power of third parties compels you. Sometimes it’s better to help from a distance than up close. In other news, Tom DeLay is still an idiot. Girl Scout cookies and […]

Weekend link dump for February 23

Some Sharknade 2: The Second One news, for those of you (and you know who you are) that want it. I love Paris in the modern era, because in the old days it really stank. “Practically every big battle you see in the media arena is, one way or another, a battle between gigantic producers […]

Weekend link dump for February 16

So how do ants drink water, anyway? Among other things, gentrification is anti-gang. Law and Order and computers, documenting history by the screenshot. Ever wonder what judges wear underneath their robes? Don’t smoke, y’all. Mr. Spock says so. Forget Wal-Mart, Costco is the new battle line in the culture war. Come to San Antonio for […]

Weekend link dump for February 9

I keep trying to come up with a pithy summary for this and I keep failing. It’s just…I can’t even. From the “Brevity is the soul of wit” department. Sharknado 2: The Second One is a thing that is happening. “Your humble, obedient servant” has always worked for me. Cutting food stamps hurts businesses, too. […]

Weekend link dump for February 2

We’re not reading as much as we used to, but there are some promising signs. “So why aren’t these CEOs clamoring for economic policies that might actually address this?” I’ll give you three guesses. From the couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy department. On the reboot of the Carl Sagan TV show Cosmos, now […]

Weekend link dump for January 26

You can now use Bitcoins to buy basketball tickets. In Sacramento, anyway. Pot legalization is the gay marriage of 2016. It’s hard out here on an atheist. “Having somebody to watch your kid(s) during the day opens a lot of additional options– for a second source of income, further education, or just general parental sanity. […]

Weekend link dump for January 19

As The Slacktivist keeps saying, they are coming for your birth control. This is not about faith, it’s about politics. Now that we have a little distance from the Hall of Fame vote, let’s talk about ways to improve the process. Bill James advocated for enlarging the electorate years ago in The Politics of Glory. […]

Weekend link dump for January 12

First world problems are still problems worth solving. When Captain America wears a turban, it’s pretty cool. As The Slacktivist often says, they are coming for your birth control. Don’t be surprised by it. “As a result, Netflix can’t, any longer, aspire to be the service which allows you to watch the movies you want […]

Weekend link dump for January 5

Anyone know how to quit bringing auld acquaintance to mind? Anonymizing data is pretty much an oxymoron. We may yet have Anthony Weiner to kick around again. The Jon Swift Memorial Roundup for 2013. Would six Californias be better than one? Spoiler alert: Probably not. Spectacular photos of abandoned places around the world. Ah, Louie, […]

Weekend link dump for December 29

It’s the end of the year as we know it… Porn filters are ineffective, blocking things they shouldn’t, not blocking things they should, and generally annoying everyone. As someone who was alive and using the Internet in the 90s, I could have told you that. Death of blogging predicted. Film at 11. “Under the norm […]

Weekend link dump for December 22

A link dump for kids from one to ninety-two… A long but provocative read on smarm and snark. From the Is Our Children Learning? department. RIP, Peter O’Toole, and RIP, Joan Fontaine. Hollywood is a little less royal today. Sergio Aragones draws 60 years of MAD Magazine history in a single pullout poster. A full […]

Weekend link dump for December 15

“Sniffing a colleague can be considered sexual harassment according to a recent decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.” That may sound silly, but the description of what was actually happening doesn’t sound silly at all, it sounds nasty and threatening. If for some reason you’ve been wanting to download your […]

Weekend link dump for December 8

Some handy recipes for your next Thanksgiving. Meet your very early Presidential candidates for 2016. They all have a better chance of being elected than Rudy Giuliani did at this point in the 2008 cycle. Santa Claus, Bigfoot, and job creators. Can you guess what they have in common? Remember when “more Catholic than the […]

Weekend link dump for December 1

Just hear those sleigh bells jingling… You may have to wait a few more years for that self-driving car you’ve been lusting after. Do you want to see what a bunch of music stars who died young might look like today? If you do, there you go. The odds are pretty good that you are […]