Keep your eyes open and don’t believe anything that happens today. It’s April Fools’ Day which means that you’re likely to see or be victim to a prank or bad joke or two. I’m working on something but I’m not holding out hope that it’ll go well. Call me a terrible person but I’m hoping that a coworker’s attempted prank doesn’t go well today if only because it’s terribly unoriginal and generic.
Anyway, today is Wednesday which means that it’s time for the links. Here’s Christina Hendricks.
Despite what Republicans in the Senate may want, two-thirds of Americans support the nuclear deal with Iran. (Washington Post)
You’ve probably never heard of feticide but it’s a relatively new law that reproductive rights activists are up in arms about. You would be too if you knew a woman in Indiana was sentenced to 20 years in prison for having a miscarriage. (NBC News)
There’s a time and place for certain things. Outside a building explosion is not the time or place for taking selfies. (New York Post)
I know that we usually do fails of the week on Mondays or Tuesdays but I thought we could do something WrestleMania themed today given that the biggest wrestling show of the year that isn’t NJPW’s annual Wrestle Kingdom was on Sunday. I probably should have done this last week but better late than never.
So from the archives of Maffew’s Botchamania, it’s the biggest botches in WrestleMania history.
After two weeks of voting, the 2015 Hottest Canadian bracket has gone from 32 competitors to the final four. While the 2012 Hottest Canadian bracket had four actresses in the final four, this time, we have one actress, one former pro wrestler and two models. After three upsets in four matchups in the elite eight, will we have any more in the second-to-last round?
Voting will continue through to late Thursday with the Hottest Canadian grand final starting on Friday night and voting on that continuing through Monday night.
During the press conference following the Australian Grand Prix, Nico Rosberg made a comment to the effect of that it would be great if Ferrari would catch up to Mercedes. After this weekend, I think Nico is regretting his words. Not only was Rosberg outqualified by a Ferrari, he was outraced by a Ferrari. In fact, Sebastian Vettel outraced the whole field as he took his first win as a driver for Scuderia Ferrari.
It’s the big day! WrestleMania: Play Button (because numbers make WrestleMania sound old) is today in Santa Clara with the pre-show starting at 5:00 PM EDT, matches starting at a rumoured 6:00 PM EDT and the show proper starting at 7:00 PM EDT. That’s some five hours of wrestling. Holy crap, that’s way too much.
Anyway, it’s time for the links. Since WrestleMania is today, I think it’s appropriate to lead this one off (or maybe we should say start the card) with Paige.
The Harper Government tried promoting Canadian energy in the US. It cost them $24 million in advertising. (CBC News)
The state of Indiana has passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Basically, it allows people to use freedom of religion as a defense in legal matters. Yes, this includes invoking your religion to discriminate against people you don’t like. (BuzzFeed)
You’ve heard of Alcoholics Anonymous but you haven’t heard the scientific criticisms. Many doctors question the efficacy of the faith-based program. (The Atlantic)
So this weekend marks the season finale of The Walking Dead! Millions of followers will be catching the show to see which character is next to bite the dust. Anyway, let’s kick off the ELO with Christian Serratos. Yes, it is refreshing to see her all glammed up because we’re so used to seeing her kick zombie-ass on TWD.
After the jump, first look at Deadpool doing a sexy pose, Transformers universe is building, an interesting alternate end to Red State, the time is meow, James Bond has a dark history and watch Tom Hanks re-enact his movies in seven minutes. Continue reading
From 32 to 16 to the Elite Eight. The 2015 edition of the Hottest Canadian showdown has reached the regional finals stages with two women left in each region. In the Sweet Sixteen, we had two #1 seeds go down including #1 overall seed Danielle Knudson and defending Hottest Canadian champion Kristin Kreuk. Of these remaining eight, one will be the new Hottest Canadian.
Who will make it to Hottest Canadian Final Four? Voting starts today and builds to the Final Four on Monday.