Weekend link dump for February 22

On public shaming and its lasting effects.

The war on yoga pants is proceeding apace.

“Baseball used to be the sport where all you needed was a stick and a ball. It used to be a way out for poor kids. Now it’s a sport that increasingly freezes out kids whose parents don’t have the income to finance the travel baseball circuit.”

Thanks, feminism!

RIP, Michele Ferrero, creator of Nutella.

“But Dr Lecter’s choice of sides weren’t based on his taste predilections, he was making a medical joke.”

How fast are the Nerf darts fired by a Nerf gun actually going? Nothing like having a high-speed video camera to figure it out. If this were an episode of Mythbusters, the next questions would be “But how fast can we MAKE it go?”, and “Just how lethal would that be?”

Why does the United States have such an antiquated system of measurement? You can blame two of history’s all-time greatest villains: British colonialism and Congress.”

It’s time for Presidential candidates to take a position on our forthcoming subservience to robot overlords.

A Black Mississippi Judge’s Breathtaking Speech To 3 White Murderers.

New federal regulations might actually stimulate the creation of startups.

Kristen Bell is the anti-Jenny McCarthy.

“Utah has now become the first state to officially allow its citizens to sue themselves.”

“The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — otherwise known as Obamacare — is putting such a small dent in the profits of U.S. companies that many refer to its impact as “not material” or “not significant,” according to a Bloomberg review of conference-call transcripts and interviews with major U.S. employers.”

“How do we know that’s what Satan looks like? We learned it from Vincent Price — and from a thousand other pop-culture and folk-culture figures preceding him.”

Flamethrowers > microwaves when it comes to snow removal.

Yeah, it really is cold up north right now.

Rudy Giuliani is a huge jerk.

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