Since we’re a week and a half before Christmas, I think that it’s safe to say that we’re in the home stretch. A quick FYI before we start: Jackie and I recorded a podcast this week. I don’t think it’ll be ready for this week so I think a December 24th release date is probable.
Alright, now it’s time for the links. Here’s Canadian model Alyssah Ali.
Time Magazine named the Pope their Person of the Year. They’re completely wrong. The real person of the year is Edward Snowden. (The New Yorker)
Well, I mentioned earlier this week that people were crying slander over what Rob Ford said in an interview with Conrad Black. Daniel Dale wasn’t impressed with what was said about him. (Toronto Star)
And then proceeded to serve Rob Ford with a libel notice with the full backing of the Toronto Star. Given how much Star personalities are tweeting about this, it almost seems like they’re trying to make this a story rather than let it happen naturally. (Toronto Star)
A sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial was a fake who has done this sort of thing before. (Daily Telegraph)
Not only was the interpreter a fake but he may be crazy too. (New York Times)
Who knew that a selfie was such a big deal. The photographer of the Obama, Cameron and Schmidt selfie talks about taking the picture and the media blowup. (AFP)
The Ontario government is subsidizing a multi-billion dollar company’s expansion in the province. Economist Mike Moffat thinks that the money is being spent in the wrong place. (Canadian Business)
Ever wonder what life is like for a mid-level bookie? (Cleveland Scene)
An Auburn fan synced his Christmas lights with his team’s game-winning field goal return against Alabama. (CBS Sports)
You’ve heard of Jim Cornette but have you heard the history of his small promotion, Smokey Mountain Wrestling. (WWE)
Twenty years later, Jeff Gillooly, the man who masterminded the attack on Nancy Kerrigan, talks about that fateful event. (Deadspin)
Twitter changed and unchanged how they handle blocking people. (Twitter)
PC Gamer built the world’s most powerful and most expensive gaming PC. How much did it cost?
What if The Last of Us was a family friendly Lego game?