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Weekend link dump for March 3

In like a lion…

The way we measure how we watch TV is about to reflect how we actually do watch TV these days.

The same will be true for how we listen to music, too.

Some geeky origami to help celebrate Pi Day.

“Cruz is a very smart guy. There’s no question about that. But it’s also clear he has a real problem with lying. Or rather, a sort of situational ethics in which lying is acceptable because it advances a political cause.”

“To put it another way, while the mom space is crowded with players, the dad space has room for more. So there is big money to be made, both by companies looking at fathers as consumers and by daddy bloggers looking to ride a wave of brand sponsorship just as mommy bloggers have.”

How Alex Rodriguez slipped from being perhaps the greatest player on the planet to one of the most reviled and ridiculed athletes in sports history.

The Automatic Rexifier is the greatest thing to hit the Internet in at least a day.

Hackers are everywhere. The Internet is a scary place, y’all.

Having Seth MacFarlane host wasn’t the only controversial part of the Oscars.

RIP, C. Everett Koop, truly a giant among Surgeon Generals.

Erin Andrews meets 50 Cent in the pits at the Daytona 500. Hijinks ensues.

“Your intentions are not more important than the effect they have. Not meaning to cause harm is an explanation, not an excuse.”

“Republicans in Congress never actually wanted to raise revenue by tax reform. The temporary support for tax reform was just a hand-wavy way of deflecting Obama’s popular campaign plan to expire the Bush tax cuts for the rich. Conservative economists in academia may care about the distinction between marginal tax rates and effective tax rates. But Republicans in Congress just want rich people to pay less, period.”

The pundits are part of the problem. The pundits are part of the problem. The pundits are part of the problem. Repeat till it sinks in.

Never mind, there will be no Google stores coming to a mall near you.

In case you’ve ever wonder just how inane One Million Moms can be, now you have your answer.

If you and your spouse have ever harbored a desire to fly to Mars, you may get your chance soon enough.

What Nate Silver thinks about your relationship.

“You’re standing around and just rubbing this featureless piece of glass“. It’s not as dirty as it sounds.

“Ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman hung out Thursday with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un on the third day of his improbable journey with VICE to Pyongyang, watching the Harlem Globetrotters with the leader and later dining on sushi and drinking with him at his palace.” I got nothing, but Alyssa Rosenberg has it figured out.

“Tweeting about Bieber’s hat is like unlimited breadsticks at The Olive Garden. I should stop, but I can’t.”

The concept of falsifiability is one that everyone, especially certain scandal-mongers, would be well advised to know.

RIP, Bonnie Franklin.

It’s nice to know that being an admitted liar is no bar to working at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Also too, what Digby says.

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