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Weekend link dump for September 2

First three-day weekend of the school year. Don’t get too used to it.

Brush your teeth. Your mother knew what she was talking about.

Being not so tall does have its advantages sometimes.

Gold standard advocacy is an example of those who never understood the lessons of the past working to be doomed by them in the future.

“The fact that Google’s algorithms make mistakes doesn’t bother me. The fact that it takes those of us outside Google so long and so much effort to get something like this fixed—and that the problem can then recur at random—should concern everyone.”

Glow in the dark cockroaches. You’re welcome.

“An invisible workforce has emerged to help scrub the festering filth [from the Internet], one that is often poorly paid, in entry-level positions with little support or job security.”

You can be legally defined as being pregnant before you have sex in Arizona.

Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford has proposed to his Argentinian girlfriend. You may now commence with the “Appalachian Trail” jokes.

How Hollywood encourages piracy by not making desired content sufficiently available. The Oatmeal has also discussed this.

More Nuns On The Bus, please.

Whatabuger knows how to deal with debt collectors who harass their employees.

The student loan crisis is even more pernicious than you think.

A nine-year-old chef writes about the Kids’ State Dinner at the White House.

“The point to be taken away from this near-miss is this: thieves are always on the lookout for unsuspecting people, even at a busy gas station during daylight hours. Never let your guard down; if a situation seems to be suspicious, trust your instinct.”

Latinos still vastly prefer Obama to Romney.

Facts are stupid things.

The FAA may allow you to keep personal electronic devices turned on during takeoff and landing. Still no cellphone usage during flights, however.

“Just as an aside, it is a particularly sick joke to see a bunch of grimy coal miners, who work hard and dangerous for little pay, being used as props by a man who made an emperor’s ransom largely through financial parasitism.”

Avoiding the appearance of yokelism in addition to the fact of it.

Why Hurricane Isaac thankfully was not like Hurricane Katrina.

The Clint Eastwood thing. Seriously?

Not that it matters, but Paul Ryan sure does lie a lot. As I recall from my days in Catholic school, I’m pretty sure that’s a sin.

I mean, seriously, marathan time? Who does he think he is, Rosie Ruiz?

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