Wednesday Link-Off: Debate Fallout

minka-kelly-huntwatch16-02So the first US Presidential debate lived up to everything that it was promised to be. It was one steel chair or fight away from being an episode of Monday Night War or Jerry Springer. It might have been the most unique debate in democratic history. It makes the debate on Community between Magnitude and Leonard look like a battle of political heavyweights.

Anyway, it’s Wednesday which means that it’s time for us to do the links. Let’s kick things off with Minka Kelly.

When you set the bar too low, it’s easy for someone to claim victory in a debate. The Conservative Party of Canada infamously said that Justin Trudeau would succeed in the Canadian electoral debate if he wore pants to it. He’s now Prime Minister. The goal for Donald Trump was to appear somewhat Presidential. He was standard Trump. (The New Yorker)

The lie score from the first presidential debate is 34 to 4 in favour, if you want to call it that, of Donald Trump. (Toronto Star)

The score among voters is that Clinton won the debate by a score of 51% to 40%. The other 9% are still rooting for the asteroid. (Public Policy Polling)

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How to do Your Own European Driving Trip (Infographic)

We get sent a lot of infographics so not all make the cut and land on the blog. However, when your infographic gives us tips on how to recreate some of Top Gear’s great cinematic moments from the episode in which the boys searched for Europe’s greatest driving road, you’re likely to get featured on the blog. The folks over at Select Car Leasing put together a look at some great driving roads in France, Italy, Germany and Norway in a handy infographic.

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F1 Singapore Grand Prix: NyQuil

One of the ongoing questions about the Singapore GP from people new to F1 is how they stay awake running that late at night. Even with the drivers and teams using their European timetable, it’s a wonder anyone was left awake by the end of the race. It was a dull affair that livened up a bit at the end only to fizzle out as Nico Rosberg retook the championship lead with his third win in a row.

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Sunday Link-Off: Normalizing Stupid

heather-graham-amfar16-02Tomorrow is the first of three US Presidential debates. Netflix is going to get a workout from those of us 1) not in America, and 2) wanting to remain sane rather than watching hours of lies and playground insults. Good luck, America. No matter who wins, you lose. The rest of us will lose more if a hairpiece wins.

Anyway, it’s Sunday which means that you’re here to read some links. Alternatively, you could be here to see us kick this post off with Heather Graham who you can’t tell is 46.

“If you vote for Donald Trump, then screw you.” (GQ)

“I will never stop hating this election for normalizing stupid.” (Esquire)

What do you know about the Presidential campaign issues? If your answer is “next to nothing,” that’s because the media is too busy covering campaign drama to worry about the issues. (The Conversation)

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Battlefield 1 Open Beta Impressions: Back to the Future

battlefield-1-bannerThe fifth entry in the main Battlefield franchise and the thirteenth full game with the Battlefield name is the World War I themed Battlefield 1. While the name is confusing, DICE is moving forward with the franchise by going back in time and using lessons from Battlefront and Battlefield 4 & Hardline to improve their latest effort.

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Digital Homicide Suing Steam Users, Considering Suing Valve after Valve Pulls Games from Steam

digital-homicide-logoTwo-man indie developer Digital Homicide has made more news and gained more notoriety from their response to criticism than from their games themselves. Despite having nearly two dozen games on Steam, they are perhaps best known for representing themselves in a lawsuit against critic Jim Sterling for $15 million in damages related to his reviews and first impressions videos of their games.

Now, Digital Homicide is taking their legal game to the next level. The developer is now in the early stages of filing lawsuits against 100 Steam users for $18 million and is considering taking legal action against Valve itself.

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Wednesday Link-Off: Stuffing Ballots

kirsten-dunst-emmys16-02We’re seven weeks away from the US Presidential election but I don’t think that we’re going to make it without all going insane. The funny thing is that the whole world full of politics has gone absolutely mental. At the very least, today’s links should have you laughing at political absurdity.

Anyway, it’s Wednesday so we’re doing the links. Let’s kick things off with Kirsten Dunst.

It sure looks like Donald Trump used the Donald J. Trump Foundation to pay for legal issues pertaining to him and his companies. (Washington Post)

Who is to blame for the close polls between Clinton and Trump: The Millennials (The Guardian) or the Baby Boomers? (The New Republic)

The Canadian House of Commons is a very loud place with generally impolite people trying to heckle fellow politicians. The Speaker of the House is doing his best to shame all of the hecklers to make them shut up. (CBC)

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