Wednesday Link-Off: Too Legit To Quit

I have to give Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin credit for inspiring the post’s title. However, he’s not too legit to quit. He’s just too oblivious to quit. Anyway, let’s change pace for a moment and start with Irina Shayk.

Mitt Romney thinks the Democrats are making a mountain over a molehill when it comes to his income taxes. However, he has a history of lying to the public about his taxes. (The Raw Story)

The Romney/Ryan campaign is taking Obama to task for shifting money from Medicare to Obamacare cutting Medicare. However, their plan for “saving Medicare” won’t do seniors any good as they plan on raising the eligibility age. (Think Progress)

Let’s break up the action with a Chinese political scandal. What goes for a Chinese political scandal, you ask? Photos leaked of high-ranking Communist Party officials having an orgy. (Gawker)

After the jump, Todd Akin isn’t alone in his backwards beliefs, NBC goes big (presumably before the network goes home for good) and Bill Ghostbustin-Ass Murray.

Now we can mention Todd Akin. We know he’s an idiot who somehow ended up on House’s Science and Technology committee despite not understanding how the female anatomy works. Did you know that his absolute anti-abortion stand is the standard policy for the Republican Party? (Think Progress)

Campbell Brown may not be on your TV any more but she’s still wading into politics. She’s writing some op-ed columns that skew pro-Republican. However, she doesn’t think it’s necessary for her to disclose the reasonable cause of bias caused by the fact that her husband is an advisor to Mitt Romney. (Gawker) Coincidentally, I briefly wade into this issue in a column I’m writing that’s going live on Friday.

The Bank of Canada is going to change the design of the new $100 bill after focus groups complained that a woman depicted on the back of the bill looked like she was Asian. What the fuck is wrong with these people? (Toronto Star)

Fox’s NFL insider Jay Glazer talks about his long and unique path to being one of the top news breaker’s in the business today. (Times Union)

If you thought the possibility of an NHL lockout was bad enough, now CHL players are forming a union. What will my hometown do if they don’t have the Greyhounds to boo six months out of the year? (The Peterborough Examiner)

The Barclay’s Center, future home to the Brooklyn Nets, is opening soon. What if it doesn’t all go to plan? (The New Yorker)

Ukraine wants to ban SpongeBob SquarePants because the show promotes homosexuality. Shouldn’t it be banned for the fact that SpongeBob and Patrick are clearly on drugs. (Daily Mail)

NBC is going big to save the network. Based on the pitch, they’re giving Michael J. Fox a 22-episode order, no pilot necessary. (Vulture)

I can live with a Robocop reboot because Hollywood could do so much worse. However, the rumoured plot makes me think they have no idea what the fuck they’re doing. (Film Drunk)

A while back, we linked to the list of the top 50 new restaurants of 2012. Now, that list has been whittled down to the top ten. (Bon Appetit)

Could 38 Studio’s Project Copernicus have saved the company? Maybe. Maybe not. But it would have been interesting to see if they could have with a free-to-play game. (Boston Magazine)

Bad news for old school Nintendo fans: Nintendo Power magazine is ending publication. (Ars Technica)

What’s my #1 rule of thumb when doing these linkdumps? Always link to anything cool about Cuz. So here’s Eclectic Method’s Bill Murray tribute mashup.

I always knew that floppy disk drives were loud and annoying but did you know that they can be used to make music? I ain’t afraid of no ghosts.

And just to round things out on a musical notes, here’s a fan-made BioShock song. It’s almost as good as the game’s use of Beyond The Sea. (Nothing personal. I just really love that song.)

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