Weekend link dump for October 1

Sabrina, the Gritty Reboot, next on The CW.

“For the first time in over 60 years, Brigham Young University will sell caffeinated soft drinks on campus.”

“Artificial Colors are Back in Trix Because Nobody Liked Natural Ingredients”.

Equifax sends an email to people affected by their data breach with instructions for how to protect themselves, succeeds in making everyone think it’s a phishing scam. Good Lord, these people are idiots.


“In fact, the weaponization of betrayed military sacrifice is a common, almost universal feature of rightist political movements.”

There are many reasons why paying minor league baseball players a living wage is a good idea.

“After hours of careful consideration, and even a visit from Nate Boyer, a retired Green Beret and former N.F.L. player, we came to the conclusion that we should kneel, rather than sit, the next day during the anthem as a peaceful protest. We chose to kneel because it’s a respectful gesture. I remember thinking our posture was like a flag flown at half-mast to mark a tragedy.”

“It’s impossible not to be struck by Trump’s selective patriotism. It drives him to curse at black football players but leaves him struggling to create false equivalence between Nazis and anti-Fascists in Charlottesville. It inspires a barely containable contempt for Muslims and immigrants but leaves him mute in the face of Russian election intervention. He cannot tolerate the dissent against literal flag-waving but screams indignation at the thought of removing monuments to the Confederacy, which attempted to revoke the authority symbolized by that same flag.”

“If we wish to get partisan politics out of sports dominated by black athletes, perhaps we should try to make support for reversing racial inequities a nonpartisan issue.”

The “Six Million Dollar Man Christmas Album”. How did I not have this as a kid?

“So it’s time for Jubilee. Cancel [Puerto Rico’s] debt. Erase it from the books.”

“The engagement is announced between Kit, the younger son of David and Deborah Harington of Worcestershire, and Rose, middle child of Sebastian and Candy Leslie of Aberdeenshire.”

RIP, Hugh Hefner, who I’m sure you know. See here for many tweets by famous people about him, and this article from 2010 about why he is considered a civil rights icon.

“[Aaron] Judge is a brobdingnagian big boy from beneath the Earth’s crust, and when he plays the Astros, [Jose] Altuve is forced to orbit around him. It’s Hank Pym vs. Hank Pym, and the real winner is us.”

“Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson donated his first game check to three women who work in the NRG Stadium cafeteria and who were especially affected by the flooding from Hurricane Harvey.”

“9 ways Trump’s tax plan is a gift to the rich, including himself”.

Very best wishes to Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

RIP, Monty Hall, game show host and creator of Let’s Make A Deal.

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