Sunday Link-Off: Noughties or Nice?

The SLO was off last week for a Tiger Woods themed affair. To make up for that, here’s our favourite gal Blake Lively.

Our web address isn’t eye-poppingly pretty but it isn’t anywhere near as bad as some of the trainwrecks out there on the net. (Independent Sources)

I don’t think we’re on Facebook but neither were the characters from Star Wars. But what would it have been like if they had been on Facebook. (College Humor)

Let’s close the opening tech theme by mentioning that there are more tweets than people now. To use a description that Jim Chapman taught me, that’s a non-story. (Mashable)

After the jump, some decade retrospective lists, bloopers and a new way to handle bullies. Continue reading

Sunday Link-Off: Too Hot To Handle

blake-lively-marie-claire-1Blake Lively kicks off another link-dump because, well, isn’t that obvious?

The video of the women’s college soccer catfight has made the rounds of the sports blogosphere. I have to say, though, they impressed me with their drive and tenacity. And, as much as she scares me, if Elizabeth Lambert ever wants to give me a call… (Deadspin)

I thought to myself: What would be almost as good as a picture of Blake Lively to link to? How about Carrie Fisher and her stunt double sunbathing in their metal bikinis? (Sci Fi Wire)

Life lesson: Double check who you’re sending your emails to. For example, if you work for a business school, don’t forward your string of emails with your mistress to the whole school. (Guest of a Guest)

After the jump, tons of Top Gear, the greatest man caves, and some disgraced baseball players surface. Continue reading

Wednesday Link-Off: Learning Something New

blake-lively-nylon-5When in doubt, Blake Lively is the smart way to go.

So what have we learned about Andre Agassi before reading his book. Well, he took crystal meth and now we know that he was a hustler. (FanIQ)

Want to be on the FOX NFL Pregame show? Then you should review this secret internal memo so you know what you’d be in for. (Sports Pickle)

Hockey is full of weird superstitions. I didn’t know that the order of the team as they walked out of the dressing room was one of them. (Globe and Mail)

After the jump, loads of hockey links, a new way to learn how to drive, and a new way to drive in the snow. Continue reading

Wednesday Link-Off: Very Lively

Blake Lively was the star of this past Sunday’s Emmys. That red dress has launched her into the realm of the A-list celeb.

Former Russian President Boris Yeltzin was notorious for his love of alcohol. It wasn’t just at home that he loved to drink. Bill Clinton’s empty liquor cabinet can attest to that. (Daily Telegraph)

You can say a lot of things about Oregon Ducks football coach Chip Kelly. One thing you can’t say is that he isn’t a class act. A fan demanded his money back from his trip to a bad road game and Kelly sent the man a cheque. (EDSBS)

Is it sad when the fan that paid to get into the Russian soccer game is better than the overpaid capitalist dog that’s a star player. I guess in Soviet Russia, stars cheer you. (Off the Post)

After the jump, the end of the Lego house, the greatest basketball shot ever, and the failure of the Dallas Cowboys’ Party Pass tickets. Continue reading

Sunday Link-Off: Out of the Park

blake-lively-maria-sharapova-01Today, it’s two for the price of one with Blake Lively and Maria Sharapova.

A complete list of the best active athletes in every sport by the numbers, both literally and statistically. (Rumors and Rants)

And some active athletes are the best financially. For example, Alex Rodriguez earns enough money per inning to put a family of four above the poverty line. Makes you think. (Wall Street Journal)

Britain’s favourite pass time is ogling the wives and girlfriends of pro athletes so they came up with a Top 10 list of non-soccer WAGs. (The Sun)

After the jump, your Sunday at the races preview, a Mini gone wrong, and Shaq vs. Jimmy Kimmel. Continue reading

Wednesday Link-Off: Up To Speed

blake-lively3Here’s Blake Lively. If you get close enough to her to make small talk, the book is Chuck Hogan’s Prince of Thieves. You’re welcome.

TopGear.com’s American website was dropped by the BBC. As a parting “thanks, you bastards,” the editorial staff decided to play a prank on the whole of the internet (New York Times)

Speaking of Top Gear, host James May is up to no good. After making a plasticine garden and building a life-sized Lego house, he’s building a real-length race track recreation slot car track. (Daily Telegraph)

In case you were under a rock, Usain Bolt set another 100m world record. (Next Round) He was so unnaturally fast that somebody much smarter than me put together some graphs to show you how fast he is. (Science of Sports)

After the jump, the third coming of Brett Favre, more Mayfield family drama, and a very fast car races a very fast jet fighter plane. Continue reading

Weekend Link-Off: I Wish I Was An Ice Cream Cone

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That is the luckiest ice cream cone in the world.  On either side of it are Blake Lively and Leighton Meester of Gossip Girl fame.  I might just be a fan of that show now.  More pics of them after the jump.

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The first rule of fight club: Don’t talk about fight club.  Second rule of fight club: Don’t hold it in a high school. [Dallas Morning News]

Anything the Florida Panthers can do, the Las Vegas Wranglers can do better.  Especially strippers. [Lion in Oil and Total Pro Sports]

Sydney councillor puts forward a motion to buy an MP a vibrator so she can screw herself. [News.com.au]

Horror movie monsters are nearly as scary as this sea monster that would make Jaws look like chihuahua. [Times Online]

The president of a soccer team you’ve never heard of does a drive-by. [The Spoiler]

Florida student gets suspended for passing gas.  I guess no one in Florida has a sense of humour. [WDBO]

I was right about Florida.  Always look both ways before getting flattened. [WFTV]

You’re not drunk or high.  There really are pink elephants. [BBC]

The truth is out there.  Or it’s near a British air force base. [Daily Telegraph]

Wow!   A flying car!  But where do you land it? [CBC]

Manny Ramirez takes time out from his non-existent spring training schedule to go cricketing. [The Australian]

Time Inc., which runs such LD go-to sites as SI.com and EW.com, will start charging for some online content. [Business Insider]

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