Wednesday Link-Off: Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em

danielle-knudson-barenecessities14-01I’ve had a busy couple of days. A lot of time goes into these F1 previews and there are still three more posts coming up this week. Hopefully, you’ll be up to speed on the new Formula One season before the first race starts.

For now, though, it’s time for the links. Let’s start with Canadian model Danielle Knudson.

A Republican congressman thinks all NBA players are criminals. No, wait. He meant to say that they all smoked marijuana. No, wait. He meant to say that he’s racist. (The Daily Beast)

Speaking of the Republican bubble, a different congressman says that the government didn’t shut down during the government shutdown. (BuzzFeed)

Only in Canada can a porn channel get in trouble for a lack of Canadian content and too little closed captioning. My tax dollars at work. (New York Times)

Have you ever wondered about what’s actually in cocaine? Here’s a hint: There’s less cocaine that you’d like. (Vice)

Don’t look now but everything you thought you knew about how content on the internet worked may be outdated and wrong. (Time)

Stuart Scott opens up about his ongoing battle with cancer. (New York Times)

We’re just a month away from the 30th WrestleMania. Here’s a ranking of the best WM main events. The top one doesn’t surprise me. Neither does the amount of giving out about Hulk Hogan. (With Leather)

Jennifer Lawrence’s date for the Oscars gives us an inside look into the whole experience. Even bigger than her story: MySpace still exists? (MySpace)

Do you want another reason to hate Justin Bieber? Well, he comes off well, at all, in this deposition video. (Defamer)

Big news out of Gawker Media this week. The flagship’s editor, John Cook, the first man with a Rob Ford crack tape story, is moving on to First Look Media. (Re/code)

Every once in a while, I write a barnstormer of an article. Usually, it’s one I don’t expect to go big. However, I’m not completely surprised that my exposé on review copies of Titanfall got some reads. (et geekera)

I don’t recall seeing much in the way of memorable videos this week so how about this classic Super Dave stunt.

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