Sunday Link-Off: Very Taxing

You know, I’ve never quite figured out why I run the Sunday links at 8:00 AM. The only reason I’m up this early is to watch an F1 race, such as today’s Singapore Grand Prix which I’ll recap on Monday. Maybe next week, we’ll back the links up to 9:00 AM. Anyway, let’s start today off with Dutch model Bregje Heinen.

Fox News says bringing up something Romney said four months ago is unfair. However, it’s more than fair to bash Obama over something his said 14 years ago. That’s just one of the many reasons that Jon Stewart calls Fox News BULLSHIT MOUNTAIN! (Mediaite)

A 12-year-old boy penned a letter to Mitt Romney explaining to Mittens why his plans are horrible for America. A 12-year-old boy understands the basics of human decency but the Republican Party doesn’t. Says it all, doesn’t it? (Huffington Post)

Mitt Romney released his 2011 tax returns. There are still a bunch of things he’s not telling us about his finances, though. (Think Progress)

After the jump, the latest breakthrough in FTL travel, why you shouldn’t hate read and a special message from the West Wing.

If the mess with Romney’s tax returns does anything, it proves he can’t help but screw up everything he does. (Gawker)

Bad news for the Catholic Church. A piece of Papyrus written in the Coptic language refers to Jesus having a wife. Mind you, I don’t this would make them go back on their mid-stream change in policy on marriage. (New York Times) Seriously, look it up. The papacy used to be like the monarchy in that is was handed down based on heredity.

A recent development means that faster-than-light travel might be more possible than ever. It may now be possible to engage FTL travel using a power generator closer to the mass of Voyager I than Jupiter. (Yahoo News)

Deadspin’s worst 100 sports feeds isn’t perfect but the inclusion of Paul Bissonette, Darren Rovell, Rick Reilly and a bunch of pseudo-intellectual ESPN personalities and athletes means this isn’t too far off the mark. (Deadspin)

Did a US speed skater tamper with the skates of a Canadian skater before a world championship race? (24 Hours Vancouver)

Just for fun, here is a list of all 32 NFL starting quarterbacks and their Muppet doppelgangers. (BuzzFeed)

Something I’ve never understood is why people intentionally read or watch things they hate. That’s why I no longer read McLaren fan site F1 Fanatic or watch anything Fox News does [Fox News can’t broadcast in Canada because it doesn’t meet the regulatory standard for accuracy for a news channel in Canada]. Here’s a look at why ignoring things you hate does more damage than saying that you hate something. (Offbeat Empire)

A new book examines the evolution of user interfaces in sci-fi. Here’s an excerpt examining the LCARS display used from Star Trek: TNG onwards. (io9)

Anthony Bourdain gives you his list of the five best bars in the world. I’m going to have to make a note of going to these places if I actually get to these cities. (Food & Wine)

The staff of GamesIndustry International look back on the legacy of Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk, the recently retired co-CEOs of BioWare. (GamesIndustry)

The cast of the West Wing got back together to do a campaign ad to remind you to vote on the non-partisan part of your ballot and to vote for Bridget Mary McCormack for the Michigan Supreme Court.

Nick Offerman does a slam poetry ode to bacon.

What happens when Mario gets an axe? The Mushroom Kingdom better get a move on.

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