Weekend link dump for June 16

The difference between “geek” and “nerd”, in a detailed discussion that is both geeky and nerdy.

The Longhorn Network really isn’t working out as planned, is it?

Putting your favorite MLB team’s draft picks in perspective.

You know, accurate sex education and access to birth control would be a far more effective strategy.

Ten fun facts about Judge Edith Jones.

Kangaroos are particularly prone to excited delirium. Unfortunately for this particular kangaroo, it didn’t end well for him.

Put a little Man In Black on your snail mail.

Another reason to like Costco – they promote from within, instead of hiring MBAs.

A feature film about the “Archie” comic books is apparently a thing that exists.

Now, if they could work zombies into it, we might have something.

Does anybody have a clear vision of the desirable financial system of the future? Sheila Bair does.

Baseball needs a Lifetime Achievement Award that is something other than Hall of Fame induction.

All things considered, an Insane Clown Posse TV show was probably inevitable.

“The House vote signals that congressional Republicans aren’t afraid to take votes that may jeopardize their standing with Latinos. Indeed, the vote last week was essentially a symbolic measure with no chance of passage in the Senate, but it still got the support of 221 out of 227 Republicans who voted. If they’re voting for that, why wouldn’t they also vote against a path to citizenship?”

Wait, how do mosquitoes avoid getting squashed by falling raindrops?

“Penelope Garcia is the personification of the NSA’s PRISM program.”

“As a lifelong career criminal, although I no longer enjoy the right to keep and bear arms, I’d like to take a moment to express my appreciation to the National Rifle Association for nonetheless protecting my ability to easily obtain them through its opposition to universal background checks.”

“Diamonds are not actually scarce, make a terrible investment, and are purely valuable as a status symbol. Diamonds, to put it delicately, are bullshit.”

From your lips to God’s ear, Chuckster.

I’m thinking that more than an apology may be needed here.

Why are there no real world examples of libertarian governance?

On being a distraction in sports.

“In the long run, women who want abortions but don’t get them adjust to their new lives. They aren’t unhappy at becoming mothers. But there’s not much question that their lives suffer, and as more and more states put more and more roadblocks in the way of abortion providers, that suffering will increase.”

I am not surprised by this. Disappointed and sad, sure, but not surprised.

A smatrphone kill switch could do a lot to deter their theft.

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