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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 with Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Would this mean that all currently married couples in Oklahoma would need to get a divorce?

There’s no such thing as unanimous acclaim. Whatever it is, someone somewhere won’t like it.

“How Silicon Valley’s most celebrated CEOs conspired to drive down 100,000 tech engineers’ wages”.

Meet Ceres, the last frontier of our solar system.

RIP, Morrie Turner, creator of the Wee Pals comic strip and the first nationally syndicated African-American comic strip artist.

“See, the more black people a place has, the more divided it tends to be along racial and economic lines. The more divided it is, the more sprawl there is. And the more sprawl there is, the less higher-income people are willing to invest in things like public transit.”

Amazon’s production of a Harry Bosch TV show would be enough to get me to subscribe to their streaming service.

RIP, Luis Avalos, best known (by me, anyway) for his role on The Electric Company.

Greta Susteren thinks Erick Erickson is a jerk. Right-thinking people everywhere say “Duh!” Erickson then goes on the prove her point, as if we needed further evidence.

“You might think that a bar fight is most commonly started between two guys fighting over a woman. That’s not so, at least not in my experience. Ejection seems to be a more precipitating event.”

RIP, Pete Seeger, legendary folk singer.

Good move, MLB. Pitchers could use a little protection out there.

The folks at NOM don’t much like heterosexual marriage, either.

The bat shard that Roger Clemens threw at Mike Piazza during the 2000 World Series is now up for auction. In case you were looking a present for that special someone.

“It’s time to recognize that income inequality is a sustainability issue, too.”

“It’s like an episode of The Goldbergs, but with less Jeff Garlin screaming in his underwear and more references to technologies and hairstyles gone by.”

Maybe milk isn’t as good for you as the dairy industry would like you to believe.

“Allowing a woman’s boss to call the shots about her access to birth control should be inconceivable to all Americans in this day and age, and takes us back to a place in history when women had no voice or choice.”

Post offices could deliver [simple financial] services at a 90 percent discount, saving the average underserved household over $2,000 a year and still providing the USPS with $8.9 billion in new annual profits, significantly improving its troubled balance sheet.”

RIP, Don Luis Cruz, known in Houston as the “Violin Man”.

Darryl Strawberry is making sense.

Medicare Payments for Vacuum Erection Systems Are More Than Twice As Much As the Amounts Paid For the Same or Similar Devices By Non-Medicare Payers.” I dare you not to click on that.

The ten worst Super Bowl halftime shows. Hard to argue with any of them.

Maybe we should just create one Super Bowl city and be done with it.

It’s generally better to help one’s constituents than to use them as political props.

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One Comment

  1. Sorry, but Straw is NOT right.

    Jim Bouton himself said greenies were nothing like roiding.