Sunday Link-Off: The Business

christina-hendricks-flare13-05It’s the end of the week so it’s time for links. Formula One is back this weekend so I’ll have some racing content over the next couple of weeks. I don’t think I’ll have time for a gaming column this week because I’ll be busy playing through a few games. In the meantime, since Mad Men is on tonight, here’s Christina Hendricks.

As someone who, on occasion, considers himself a member of the media, I’m a little unnerved by the lack of attention being paid to a court case in Colorado over a journalist’s sources in the James Holmes investigation. Taking a reporter to court for reporting is the beginning of a slippery slope. (New York Times)

Justin Trudeau is seen by many as being in the shadow of his father but he is his own man and has economic policies that should make Bay Street happy. (Canadian Business)

I don’t know what Bitcoin is or why it’s having a crash but I find the fact that a virtual currency can have a crash fascinating. (Yahoo News)

The IRS wants to make sure that there’s no such thing as a free lunch. The free lunches provided to employees at Google and Facebook might soon be treated as a taxable benefit. (TaxProf Blog)

Politico is often a mixed back of smart and moronic articles. A recent one disparaging the parents of Sandy Hook Elementary students might be the worst piece of prose ever written. (Esquire)

Hollywood agency CAA is trying to break into the sports market by getting Jay-Z involved as a branding exercise. It’ll be interesting to see if any athlete goes for this play to their star struck nature. (Yahoo Sports)

Before he was a famous movie critic, Roger Ebert was an award-winning sports writer. (Deadspin)

I don’t really give a shit about Tiger Woods’ penalty at The Masters and whether that taints his reputation. He hit the ball from six feet farther back on a drop and “golf purists” want him out. I guess that “golf purists” want to piss their sport back to pre-Tiger irrelevance where maybe one tournament a year mattered. Do that and you’ll be stocking grocery store shelves between tournaments to make ends meet. Anyway, here’s a profile of T-Dub. (That Site Simmons Runs)

Canadian sports TV isn’t my favourite thing… Okay, just TSN. At least we’re paying less for our crappy sports TV than the Yanks do. (Awful Announcing)

If you’re going to make an error in an article, don’t make a massive error on a sci-fi one. The response won’t be pleasant. (Poynter)

In one of my previous gaming columns, I suggested that we might want to do away with review scores. Call this “The Metacritic Effect.” (Kotaku)

For all the crap EA has gotten over SimCity and various other Worst Company in America worthy offences, they don’t get nearly enough for pissing on the Mac version of The Sims 3. (The Consumerist)

Alex Trebek is a Canadian icon… even if he’s from Sudbury. He’s lovable even when he’s being a jerk. (The FW)

Apparently there’s a new superstar wrestler. Anybody who gets this sort of frenzied response after one match should just get the World Title. This Fandango guy is mega over.

I’ll be the first to admit that I know nothing about StarCraft. I do know, however, that pro StarCraft player StarTale_Sound’s clicking and keyboard speed isn’t natural. If that’s what it takes to play competitively, I don’t think I’d win a single multiplayer match ever.


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