So the prank I mentioned in the last linkdump was a glitter bomb I had mailed to a coworker. The office admin forgot that I tipped her off and told the victim that the envelope was suspicious. So he didn’t fall for it, cut a slit in the side of the envelope and left it on my desk. I fully intended to get him back but allegedly accidentally dumped it on someone else for his participation in a prank some 16 months ago. It’s the slowest of slow burns.
Anyway, it’s Sunday which means that it’s time for me to watch some Formula E. I guess we can do some links too. Here’s Camille Rowe.
Former Prime Minister Paul Martin has taken a look at the Canadian economy and the Harper government’s budget plans and only sees disaster in the near future. (CBC News)
Nuclear talks between Iran and the west has resulted in a tentative agreement that is being lauded as a breakthrough. Naturally, the Republicans aren’t happy with it. The question may now become whether they can be trusted with keeping the world’s peace or if they are just going to oppose anything the Democrats would do with no regards for the consequences. (The Guardian)
Happy Easter, Christians. Your religion is being used as a cover for homophobia. (Think Progress)
For some reason, FIFA hasn’t cancelled the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The latest abuse of the migrant workers is forcing them to run in a marathon to break a world record. (The Daily Beast)
Trevor Noah is the new host of The Daily Show. Thanks to people digging through his Twitter feed, he got a rude welcome to the modern world of celebrity. (Salon)
You may not have heard of snooker legend Ronnie O’Sullivan but his struggles make a compelling story. (The New Yorker)
Qatar can afford to spend way too much money on the World Cup. Brazil can’t and couldn’t. Now, their World Cup infrastructure sits empty. (BBC Sport)
The WWE didn’t like the story posted by their former ring announcer Justin Roberts in which he tries to set the record straight (from his perspective) on the WWE Hall of Fame’s Warrior Award, the induction of Connor Michalek and the WWE using him for their marketing. (Medium)
In an interesting turn of events, just a month after her husband was served with a lawsuit by the WWE’s lead doctor, AJ Lee retired from the WWE. (With Spandex)
The baseball season starts this weekend. Leitch has 125 predictions for the year. (Sports on Earth)
Former Toronto mayor Rob Ford has been given a new job. He’s been named to the Board of Directors of the Hockey Hall of Fame. (National Post)
The new Spike TV has The Rock lip syncing Taylor Swift. I think they’ll do fine.
Since he’s become unemployed, James May has kept busy by cooking.