Wednesday Link-Off: Bursting the Bubble

jessica-lowndes-btsports13-04It’s the middle of the week which means it’s time for the links. It also means I’m going to pay a visit to my local comic book establishment today. Every week, we have the new release list over on et geekera if you’re looking to buy some comics. Anyway, let’s start with Canadian actress Jessica Lowndes.

It seems like a cliché to say that people who knew a murder never saw it coming but many people who knew Dzhokhar Tsarnaev never saw it coming. (New York Times)

If you weren’t paying attention to the NRA convention, you missed some weird things. (The Guardian)

It’s only fitting to jump from one area of the Republican bubble to another. A NASA-headed study shows that weather patterns are getting more extreme as a result of climate change. That would explain the ridiculous amounts of snow I got this winter. (LA Times)

Nancy Grace loves her spilt screen but boy did she overdo it recently. She split-screened a guest who was a few feet away in the same parking lot. (The Atlantic Wire)

Jackie might hate me for running this link but Ken Levine, a man who has worked on the likes of MASH, Cheers, Frasier, The Simpsons and Everybody Loves Raymond among other iconic shows, says that Zach Braff is abusing Kickstarter by getting his fans to fund his movie while he reaps the rewards. He’s right, you know. (…By Ken Levine)

Alex Anthopolous’ trade of Roy Halladay may not have been the most popular move a GM has ever made but it appears to be the right call. The former Jays ace is struggling this year. (The Big Lead)

Was the Toronto Stronger sign at Monday’s Leafs game just a sign or was it crossing a line? (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

Electronic Arts has taken over the Star Wars video game licence. That could be very good given the developers involved and very bad given the publisher involved. (et geekera)

Let’s do some galleries to close out. It’s been a while since we’ve done that. First up, it’s this week’s edition of funny WWE promo photos. (With Leather)

Ron Swanson is, as ever, one of the highlights of NBC’s whole schedule. Here are the best Ron Swanson GIFs of season five of Parks and Rec. (Warming Glow)

How does US population density look when it’s show in units of Canadas? (Isomorphismes)

What is the Brian Burke lawsuit missing? A song about Poonerman.

I keep planning to review Don’t Starve but I’m not sure that I’ll get around to it so here’s Total Biscuit’s look at the game instead.


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