I kind of wanted to title today’s linkdump with a bit of a Judge Dredd reference but this title fit best. I’ve finally caught up on my back issues of Judge Dredd. Now it’s to catch up on Justice League and Superman. I don’t even have that big a file at my local comic book shop and I’m always behind. Some people order in like five times the number of comics I do. How can they pull that off?
Anyway, it’s Sunday which means that it’s time for the links. Something like nine months after being named Maxim’s hottest woman of 2014, we finally have Candice Swanepoel’s Hot 100 shoot. It’s too bad that there’s only one photo that’s remotely SFW.
When the chief economist for America’s biggest conservative think tank can’t come up with an actual fact to back up his claims that the Affordable Care Act has been a failure, isn’t it time to give up that fight? Then again, lying to electorate seems to work so why the hell not. (Daily Intelligencer)
A former CSIS officer says that the Harper government’s new anti-terror bill will completely backfire. (National Post)
Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein went from petty criminal to shooter in a short period of time. What happened to him to cause that change? (Time)
I haven’t noticed but apparently there’s an exodus from Reddit because people aren’t happy that the front page of the internet isn’t allowing for completely free speech. (Washington Post)
You might not have heard of Colt Cabana but he’s the internet wrestling community’s favourite wrestler-turned-podcaster. And that was before the CM Punk interview. (Rolling Stone)
And after the CM Punk interview on Cabana’s Art of Wrestling podcast, the pair are being sued for $1 million in a defamation lawsuit filed by WWE doctor Chris Amann. Presumably, this was prompted by the NXT crowd chanting “Z-Pak” at him during last week’s live show. (With Spandex)
Scottish wrestling star Grado uses Madonna’s Like a Prayer as his theme music. Now that he’s made the big time, he wants to keep using it. The problem is Madonna doesn’t want to license it and wrestling fans and Scots are petitioning her to change her mind. (BBC Newsbeat)
The NFL Scouting Combine is underway. The main event of the week? The 40-yard dash. Why is it the make-or-break test for NFL prospects. (Yahoo Sports)
Norm MacDonald took to Twitter to take us behind the scenes of SNL’s 40th anniversary show and the writing of Celebrity Jeopardy. (The Concourse)
OSW Review is back with Episode #47: Royal Rumble 2001 which is the first in their five-part WrestleMania X-Seven saga.