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Weekend link dump for July 15

Everything’s bigger in Texas, including our dogs.

The best use for a Wal-Mart I’ve ever heard of.

Not having a car is a good way to avoid traffic.

The most amazing story about bowling you’ll read today.

Judge Richard Posner is not amused by the level of craziness in today’s GOP.

“So there you have it, ladies and gents: Science says that sex can kickstart your heart into something long-lasting and meaningful — if that’s what you’re going for, of course.”

There’s no such thing as a movie everybody likes.

Re-pour some sugar on me, in the name of sticking it to a recalcitrant record label.

Good on you, Google.

Mazel tov to the newly married Rep. Barney Frank and Jim Ready.

Scenes from the class struggle in the Hamptons at a Mitt Romney fundraiser.

RIP, Ernest Borgnine.

RIP, Uncle Lionel Batiste. May you have six crap shooters for your pallbearers, and a whole passel of chorus girls to sing you a song.

The anti-Medicaid jihad currently going on in Southern states should be viewed as a political opportunity by Democrats.

#OverheardAtRomneyFundraiser. “What do you mean you’re out of Romney-for-President monocles?”

How bad a workplace do you have to run to get Wal-Mart to investigation your employment practices?

And before you feel too good about Wal-Mart, here are the top ten ways they have contributed to the loss of manufacturing jobs in the US.

“A careful reading of official Major League Baseball Rule 6.08(b) suggests that in this situation, the batter would be considered “hit by pitch”, and would be eligible to advance to first base.”

Ever wonder why it hurts when you get a sunburn? Science has the answer.

Science also has the answer for why dogs love bones.

For all your sporting goods and private security contracting needs.

What “socialism” actually is, from someone who lived under it.

You too can be paid to like Rush Limbaugh or to pretend to be a caller to his show.

50.7 million is a really big number. One fact I’ll add: 50.7 million seconds adds up to a bit more than 586 days. If you wanted to count to 50.7 million, it would take you over a year and a half if you counted at a rate of one number per second, every second of every day.

“SMU got the death penalty for paying football players. Penn State’s actions are far, far worse than anything SMU did.”

Worst. Congress. Ever.

As a native New Yorker, I’m ashamed to admit I didn’t know about the Manhattanhenge phenomenon.

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