Sunday Link-Off: Economics 101

adriana-lima-victoriassecret13-03I didn’t have a lot of time to write this up yesterday. I’ve been busy building a PC… Or trying to build a PC. Let’s hope that it works as advertised. I’ve read good things and bad about that graphics card I got. It came in a bundle. I could’ve gone for something different and paid more. Still, I was amazed how much cheaper going AMD was than Intel & NVIDIA when gaming performance is similar. Right now, my biggest complaint is that it’s not as powerful as I expected but I’ll see if I can’t tweak a bit on that.

Right, it’s Sunday which means it’s time for the links. Let’s kick it off with Adriana Lima who surprisingly hasn’t been featured on the blog in nearly two years. It’s about time that I corrected that.

So the US deficit is being reduced but at what cost? Economists say that the cost cutting and tax increase plans agreed upon by both parties is slowing economic recovery. (The New York Times)

Remember Instagram? It was big before Facebook bought it and Twitter dropped integrated image support for the app. Anyway, here’s a look at the rise and Zuckerberg-ification of Instagram. (Vanity Fair)

One social network that isn’t in danger of going away anytime soon is Reddit. If you want news and memes fast, Reddit will have it first. (Ad Age)

Gun groups don’t care if your kid was killed in a mass shooting. They’ll still assault you for being “anti-gun.” (TPM)

Freedom of the press is very flexible when it comes to dealing with Gawker. The Fox Mole who fed inside info about Fox News to Gawker was fined $6,000 and ordered to do 200 hours of community service. (Gawker)

Many sports teams and school sports programs are being pressured to change their nicknames as they’re racist toward Native Americans. (Emory Sports Marketing)

Is your state’s highest paid state employee a college sports coach? There’s a very high likelihood that it is. (Deadspin)

Dr. Phil is suing Deadspin for posting video from his show before it aired in all markets. Since it had actually aired somewhere, “spoilers” doesn’t seem like much of a legal case. (Awful Announcing)

ESPN is trying to turn the X-Games into an international series of events but appears to be killing them in the process. (The Classical)

Jerry “The King” Lawler is returning to the ring just months after a heart attack. I’m not sure that’s such a good idea. (Yahoo! Sports)

American Idol’s fall from grace has been utterly epic. Now, Fox is so desperate to salvage the series, they’ve turfed all four judges and the series’ producer. (The Wrap)

What would movie posters look like if films were released under their working title? (Uproxx)

This is just awesome. It’s a gallery of the most Canadian things. (BuzzFeed)

Did you know that the Mythbusters have been around for 10 years? Celebrate with this awesome fan video.

Here’s the honest trailer for 2009’s Star Trek. It’s so damn true.

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