Sunday Link-Off: Let’s Get Ready to Rumble

jennifer-lopez-complex15-01A little late but not any links short, it’s time for the Sunday edition of the links. I’ve been busy working IRL and on the blogs yesterday and I didn’t have as much time as I’d like. But for only a few more hours in the day. Star Trek said there were 26-hour days. Can we do that now?

Anyway, no more waiting. Let’s kick off today’s links with Jennifer Lopez.

Another week, another story about the CBC from Canadaland. This time, we learned they stonewalled Edward Snowden’s story. (Canadaland)

The Beer Store claims that it operates on a breakeven basis. Technically, that’s true. But it’s not like the owners aren’t making money hand over fist. (Toronto Star)

Modern technology was supposed to make life better for all of us. In many ways it has. However, the modern world is taking a toll on your brain. (The Guardian)

The Sun is ending a tradition of 44 years as they will cease publishing photos of topless women on Page 3. (The Guardian)

Many, many people mock the sports media for hardly being worth being described with words like “press.” Just look at their nasty habit of trying to ask questions without asking questions. (The Triangle)

The NHL was in great shape until this season. It’s not like business is down. The Canadian dollar is down and it’s hurting the league. (The Globe and Mail)

Tyler Seguin has quickly established himself as one of the NHL’s best players. He believes he could have achieved that level of success with Boston if they didn’t give up on him. (The Score)

The Aussies won’t stop trying to embarrass Eugenie Bouchard. Last year they asked her about Justin Bieber. This year, they had her give them a twirl. (The Guardian)

The Royal Rumble is this weekend (and I might have a review of it this week). The Rumble isn’t just the start of the road to WrestleMania but it’s the start of many a wrestler’s path to superstardom. (The Masked Man)

This link probably only interests me but Gainsco Racing is back after a year-long hiatus with an entry in the Pirelli World Challenge. (Dallas Morning News)

People talk about their right to this or that without actually understanding what that means. HOwever, in Germany, there actually is a right to pee standing up now. (The Atlantic)

Monopoly turns 80 this year and is still one of the most popular board games in the world even if no game publisher would print this game in its classic format because of its rules and modern board game expectation. Here are 25 fun facts that you may not know about Monopoly. (ABC News)

And let’s do a little bit of Rumble hype with some fun fan-made promo videos.


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