Wednesday Link-Off: Just the Worst

giada-de-laurentiis-daytimeemmys13-02I’m working on a couple of video games post for the next couple of days, including a fun little column about the gaming industry’s obsession with copying Call of Duty. For now, it’s the middle of the week links. Let’s start off with celebrity chef Giada de Laurentiis.

I know that EA is the twice-defending Worst Company in America but the Bank of America really should have won. (The Consumerist)

Dick Cheney thinks that Edward Snowden is a traitor. Says the man who led America into a fictitious war. (Politicus USA)

Bill Nye has gone from the Science Guy to the Science Warrior. He’s not just teaching kids about science but people who should know better like the media and politicians. (New York Times)

Sponsored content isn’t always advertising masquerading as real content. Some sites have better policies for sponsored content than others. (Digiday)

Are you looking for new political reporters to follow? The Washington Post has a list of the best reporters in each state. (The Fix)

The shrinking bee population should be a cause for concern. If bees go extinct, global ecosystems would be decimated. (io9)

Patton Oswald examines thievery, heckling and rape jokes in standup comedy. (Patton Oswald)

The 2014 Olympics are being held in the warmest part of Russia. Is this actually going to work? (The Atlantic)

Howie “Stump the” Schwab may be gone from ESPN but ESPN has given up a part of its soul by laying him off. (Deadspin)

The PlayStation 4 is kicking the Xbox One’s arse in just about every way, including controllers. (Penny Arcade Report)

Good news! White Castle is getting into the food truck business. Can they send one my way? (Businessweek)

The Dandy Warhols is an underrated band when it comes to influencing the rock music of the 2000s. (The AV Club)

Russell Brand when on Morning Joe on MSNBC and deservedly mocked the hosts and terrible state of news media.

What if the British did commentary on baseball? How would that go?

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