Sunday Link-Off: Takeover

beyonce-vogue15-01While I realize that SummerSlam is tonight and that’s what most casual wrestling fans will be paying attention to tonight. Folks who watch a bit more than the PPVs were probably watching NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn which was pretty damn good. Like the last TakeOver, it’s worth going out of your way to watch the women’s title match. It’s amazing what good storytelling can do to supplement good wrestling. Too bad the main roster bosses don’t get that.

Anyway, it’s Sunday so it’s time for the links. I’m trying to go thematic but not doing so well. Since Jay-Z is a prominent New Yorker, kicking off with Beyonce seems appropriate.

White collar work definitely isn’t as glamorous as some would believe. Just ask those being pushed to the breaking point at Amazon. (New York Times)

For the sake of fairness, Amazon boss Jeff Bezos says the above Times story isn’t entirely accurate. (Geek Wire)

Public Health England says that vaping is 95% less harmful than smoking cigarettes. Vaping probably shouldn’t be allowed in public spaces (just like smoking) but at least it’s a step in the right direction. (The Guardian)

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Sunday Link-Off: Supe-Har Bowl Sunday

beyonce-gq13-04You know what? Fuck the Harbaughs. As a Lions fan, fuck that disrespectful Jim Harbaugh. Coach Schwartz could kick his ass. And John I don’t mind as much but fuck Ray Lewis. He’s hiding behind god so he doesn’t have to answer about that homicide charge and that deer antler spray. 

Right, as today is the Super Bowl and since she is performing in the halftime show, let’s start this post off with Beyonce.

Did you know that the NRA has an enemies list? Chances are that someone you like is on that list. (Daily Kos)

January wasn’t a good one for Faux Fox News. The right-wing “news” channel had its worst primetime ratings in twelve years last month. (The Week)

Speaking of the right-wing media, the Breitbart network of blogs has added a sports blog. Naturally, its most popular post is about a homophobic football player. (Vice)

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Entertainment Link-Off: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

save-chuck Be a nerd. Join the herd. Save Chuck! The second season finale of Chuck airs on Monday at 8pm on NBC (CityTV if you’re in Canada). Don’t forget to tune in if you want the show to have a shot at a third season! If you missed the majority of the second season, don’t worry, you can catch up by clicking this. In addition to watching the finale on Monday night, don’t forget to take part in the Save Chuck Campaign. The recent rumours about a Chuck renewal aren’t true, so we must push forward to prevent Ben Silverman from making the biggest mistake of his life by cancelling this series. While most “save our show” campaigns are useless, this one might be more effective. Have faith fellow Nerd Herders. Viva Buymoria!

After the jump, more articles on movies, video games, video games turned into movies (or not) and a hilarious Chuck fanvid. Continue reading

Weekend Link-Off: Now With Less Speling Errors

beyonce_si19To celebrate the success of our Beyonce post, she headlines today’s link-off.  After the jump, an ad for the strangest restaurant ever in the history world.  And that spelling error in the title was intentional.

The Washington Nationals may be a major league ball club but both the quality of the team on the field and the spell checkers off the field would seem to contradict that. (Deadspin)

NCAA approves Division 1 women’s beach volleyball.  Well, I say beach volleyball but in order to be politically correct it’s called “sand volleyball.”  So will sand volleyball use the beach volleyball wardrobe? (ESPN)

Ergonomics gone wild!  Keyboards gone horribly wrong when they’re designed with ergonomics, ease of use, and general insanity in mind. (CIO)

Space dust: The galactic taste treat. (Daily Telegraph)

The new Yankee Stadium has seen a substatial increase in home runs over last year.  It has nothing to do with the fact that it’s a new stadium or players on the juice.  No, the seats are accelerating the air heading out to rightfield. (CNBC)

Since I’m in Canada, I don’t really understand the whole Erin Andrews obsession that’s swept the blogosphere.  Well, besides the obvious reasons.  Fortunately, Dan Shanoff of The Sporting News does a good job of figuring it out for me. (The Sporting Blog)

The Vancouver Canucks have been jinxed by a local blog that’s asked readers to submit Stanley Cup parade routes.  That will always end well. (The White Towel)

Since we’ve been doing a lot of NHL playoff coverage the last week and a half, here’s a list of NHL players and celebrities separated at birth. (Sports Illustrated)

Another chapter in the book of “Are Race Car Drivers Athletes”.  This time, Formula 1 drivers. (F1 Fanatic)

Good news Facebook users.  Facebook has decided that they don’t completely own you.  They just own you until you delete your account. (CBC)

Howard Stern Exposes Beyonce

God bless Howard Stern.  On his show today, Howard played a clip of Beyonce singing on NBC’s Today Show.  Except it wasn’t the performance that people watching live would have heard.  This is Beyonce singing along to her song while the recorded track was broadcast.  Listen to the clip here.

Howard also played Enrique Inglesias singing on the Today Show a while back.  Neither sound very good but at least we have supercomputers that can save us from our ears bleeding.  And I envy Jay-Z slightly less knowing that he has to listen to that.