Wednesday Link-Off: The Stories Behind The Story

gillian-jacobs-flare14-02The way this week has gone, I think that we could use a little break. I don’t think I’ve ever gotten to Tuesday and felt like I desperately need the weekend to come already. From a look at the news this week, I’d imagine a number of other people feel the same way.

Anyway, it’s time for the links. I don’t know when Community is back but that doesn’t mean that we can’t feature Gillian Jacobs.

While Sydney was gripped with a hostage crisis, the people of Sydney stood strong with the Muslims of the city. (The New Yorker)

Not everyone was civil about what was happening in Sydney. Uber gouged people looking for a ride in Sydney. (Gawker)

The key witness presented to the Grand Jury in support of Darren Wilson in the Michael Brown shooting may have lied about everything. (Gawker)

Remember that big CIA torture report? Most Americans didn’t care. (Washington Post)

Another week, another falsely reported story. New York Magazine had a story about a teenage investment genius who managed to make himself $72 million while in high school. Too bad the whole thing was a lie. (New York Observer)

The NYT did a profile of the man behind Grindr. (New York Times)

Are you saving for retirement yet? New economic estimates suggest that you should really start right out of college. (The Economist)

Need a quick guide to what’s happening with the Sony Picture hack? (Fusion)

What do Vladimir Putin, the oil price, and the ruble’s value against the dollar have in common? (Quartz)

The NHL’s mumps outbreak might not come from a lack of vaccinated players but from something referred to as secondary vaccine failure caused by the vaccine wearing off. (Deadspin)

I’m just going to keep plugging NXT until people watch it. Here’s a history of Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens as told from the perspective of a hometown wrestling fan. (Last Word on Sports)

What is the best movie about technology? This guy thinks its Aliens. (Medium)

Who wants to see a wrestler do a selfie moonsault onto three guys outside the ring? That’s what I thought.

Today’s teens are coddled. Just watch them try to play Mega Man.


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