The start of the week wasn’t particularly interesting from a news standpoint but it got a bit too interesting by the end of the week. While you’ve probably just been keeping up with some of the major international stories, we have some links about the political goings on in Canada among other interesting links.
Anyway, it’s time to get the post started. Let’s start with the only noteworthy thing from the ESPYs. That would be Chrissy Teigen.
Contrary to what the Conservative Party would have you believe, most Canadians think that current marijuana laws are too harsh. In fact, the government’s own polling shows that. (Metro)
Speaking of Conservative Party battles, they’re blaming of their battles with the Supreme Court on the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Damned rights getting in the way of oppressing people. (Canada.com)
NBC News pulled their top Middle East reporter out of Gaza after he reported about Israeli forces killing four Palestinian boys earlier this week. Given American networks’ reputations for pre-Israel coverage, it didn’t go over well. (The Intercept)
Now that Senator Mike Duffy has been charged in his portion of the Senate expense sample, could the Senate and Prime Minister’s Office be put on trial by proxy? (MacLean’s)
Floyd “Money” Mayweather had booked himself another fight and will make millions of dollars as a result. So how can someone who is a serial woman beater get promoted as a superstar by the media and fans but other athletes who make even one mistake get villified and have trouble finding employment? (Deadspin)
If you’re a football fan, you’ve probably heard about the CTE lawsuit settlement but you may not know how it still doesn’t benefit the players. (Sports on Earth)
I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before but NASCAR’s top teams have come together to find a way to help them cut costs and earn more money. Considering diminishing car counts and money coming into the sport, it’s a matter of survival rather than power. (Sports Business Journal)
College football is turning to an unexpected source to improve their attendance: Major League Soccer. (Wall Street Journal)
Rolling Stone has an epic Q&A with Paul McCartney. (Rolling Stone)
According to one chef in New York, tipping is broken because it does nothing to support the underpaid workers who you don’t see at your tableside. (Eater)
Have you ever wondered when a relative nobody has their tweet go viral? It turns out that people rip it off constantly to get themselves over. (Business Insider)
How many celebrities would admitting to cruising on /r/GoneWild? Anna Kendrick would and does. (Uproxx)
With this year being the 25th anniversary of Seinfeld, it seems as though now people are starting to care about it again. The fact that it’s the most valuable franchise on TV would probably be enough of a reason to cover it but apparently you needed an arbitrary number for a reason to care.
Captain Janks strikes again and the anchor just completely misses it.