Since today is the World Cup final, I thought that this would be a good time to bust out a bit of a duel to start this linkdump. On the left is German model Alena Blohm. On the right is Florencia Fabiano. No, it’s not a Man Lab Showdown. It’s just a little end of the World Cup treat.
Anyway, lots of links to get to today. Along with the obligatory World Cup links, we start with links about Canada.
Stephen Harper’s government has spent this term running into opposition at every turn. At most turns, he’s lost the battle. (Toronto Star)
Gang culture isn’t something one would associate with Canada and certainly not Winnipeg. However, gangs have led to Winnipeg being Canada’s murder capital. (Vice)
Is Mayor Rob Ford associating with accused drug dealer Sandro Lisi again? (The Globe and Mail)
Somebody looked at all the comments on Reddit for a month and determined that /r/Canada is the 8th most negative place on Reddit. (Reddit Alerts)
Ever worry about where your food is coming from? Chances are its being made by one of ten companies. (Business Insider)
Brian Williams doesn’t need that Fallon fool to make jokes. He can crack his own sex jokes on NBC Nightly News. (Mediaite)
While you’re watching today’s World Cup final, chances are that the camera will cut to a random good-looking woman in the crowd. Here’s a little history of the so-called “Honey Shot.” (Slate)
The people of North Korea will be watching a different World Cup final tonight. North Korean state media are telling the populace that their side is in the final against Portugal. Which part of that is the least believable. (Metro)
A Belgian teenager actually got a modelling contract because of a honey shot during this year’s World Cup. Then she quickly lost it because of a joke she made on Facebook last year… when she was 16… and adults tattled on her to the company who gave her the contract. She’s just a kid who wasn’t asking to be famous when she made that post, apologized and… I don’t even anymore. (Guyism)
The thievery of @MensHumor from Zoo With Roy is getting mainstream attention. (Time)
You probably don’t remember the Seinfeld episode The Bet. That’s because the cast and director for that episode but the kibosh on it before it made it past the table read. (Screen Crush)
And ten Seinfeld guest stars open up about their memorable runs on the show. (Rolling Stone)
Are you a foodie or aspiring foodie who wants to get into the food business. One woman tells the tale of how she went from getting BSc in Natural Resources to working for Mario Batali and Anthony Bourdain. (The Billfold)
Just for fun, let’s close out with a bit of Botchamania.