Keep your eyes open and don’t believe anything that happens today. It’s April Fools’ Day which means that you’re likely to see or be victim to a prank or bad joke or two. I’m working on something but I’m not holding out hope that it’ll go well. Call me a terrible person but I’m hoping that a coworker’s attempted prank doesn’t go well today if only because it’s terribly unoriginal and generic.
Anyway, today is Wednesday which means that it’s time for the links. Here’s Christina Hendricks.
Despite what Republicans in the Senate may want, two-thirds of Americans support the nuclear deal with Iran. (Washington Post)
You’ve probably never heard of feticide but it’s a relatively new law that reproductive rights activists are up in arms about. You would be too if you knew a woman in Indiana was sentenced to 20 years in prison for having a miscarriage. (NBC News)
There’s a time and place for certain things. Outside a building explosion is not the time or place for taking selfies. (New York Post)
It’s Easter Sunday but that doesn’t mean that we’re taking the day off. Granted, because the rest of the internet has been on holiday since Thursday, the links are a bit thin but I’ve still found the best posts from around the interweb over the last half-week.
Since there’s another new episode of Mad Men today, I thought that I’d start this post with Christina Hendricks. Not only does United Airlines have poor customer service but their magazine did an unforgivable crime of photoshopping Christina almost beyond recognition.
The pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine are getting very worrying. They’re forcing Jewish residents to register with them. This won’t end well. (USA Today)
Canadians who know nothing about it think that the Fair Elections Act lives up to its name. Maybe it’s best that most of the electorate doesn’t vote when they’re so ill informed. (The Globe and Mail)
Liam Neeson still wants horsedrawn carriages in Central Park. I wouldn’t argue with him. He will find you and he will kill you. (New York Times)
It’s the end of the week so it’s time for links. Formula One is back this weekend so I’ll have some racing content over the next couple of weeks. I don’t think I’ll have time for a gaming column this week because I’ll be busy playing through a few games. In the meantime, since Mad Men is on tonight, here’s Christina Hendricks.
As someone who, on occasion, considers himself a member of the media, I’m a little unnerved by the lack of attention being paid to a court case in Colorado over a journalist’s sources in the James Holmes investigation. Taking a reporter to court for reporting is the beginning of a slippery slope. (New York Times)
Justin Trudeau is seen by many as being in the shadow of his father but he is his own man and has economic policies that should make Bay Street happy. (Canadian Business)
I don’t know what Bitcoin is or why it’s having a crash but I find the fact that a virtual currency can have a crash fascinating. (Yahoo News)
I seem to be pretty hit and miss with these linkdumps lately. But I’m back today. To make up for some of this, here’s Christina Hendricks with a $250+ bottle of scotch.
Today in absolutely bizarre hockey stories, a player was banned from a Boston men’s hockey league for defecating in an opponent’s glove. You can’t make this shit up. (Deadspin)
Ken Dryden is back on Grantand. This time, he’s talking about what the NHL has to do to get ahead of the impending concussion epidemic. (Grantland)
Esquire’s photo of the year is the kissing couple from the Vancouver riot. But what has become of the famous couple? (Puck Daddy)
After the jump, the start of NHL 24/7, the craziest date letter ever and a Community tribute video. Continue reading
I think Jackie whiffed on his choice of linkdump eye candy yesterday. A craptacular looking new movie called “I Don’t Know How She Does It” opened this weekend. While it unfortunately stars Sarah Jessica Parker, it makes up for it with Christina Hendricks. Insert easy “I don’t know how she does it” joke here.
After the recent deaths of three NHL enforcers, Chris Jones catches up with former legendary enforcer “The Grim Reaper” Stu Grimson to talk about fighting in the NHL and the Western Canada “enforcer factory.” (Grantland)
One of the best game shows on TV is Jeopardy. It hasn’t gotten that way by remaining the same though. Here’s a look at the evolution of Jeopardy over the years. (GQ)
Speaking of TV, the most important person on your favourite morning show isn’t the host(s). It’s the guy that spends 24/7 looking for the next big guest to book. (Washington Post)
After the jump, who was actually nailin’ Palin, the oddest headline of the year, and taking down the Kardashians. Continue reading
I’m doing an ELO? Yeah, Jackie’s busy this weekend so I’ve drawn in to replace him this week. So let’s make up for a lack of Jackie with Christina Hendricks. So when does Man Men come back?
Meta crossover promotion thingy of the year? Abed from NBC’s Community breaks down the 2011 Best Comedy Emmy award and picks a winner. (Variety)
After the jump, the worst actress in the world, all about Super 8 and the best of E3. Continue reading
Let’s open up September’s first linkdump with Christina Hendricks who stole the show at the Emmys.
It’s Gun Week over at Kotaku. Naturally, they examined the history the headshot. (Kotaku)
Deadspin’s Dead Wrestler of the Week just ran its best article ever. It’s a look back at Canadian legend Owen Hart. (Deadspin)
The OUA kicks off its football season yesterday and today thanks to Waterloo screwing everything up. Anyway, here’s a profile of York’s new offensive coordinator (and ex-Western Mustang legend) Michael Faulds. (Toronto Star)
After the jump, the Deadspin Hall of Fame, the top ten video game controversies, and what if video games were real. Continue reading