Spoiler alert: I don’t have any Super Bowl links in today’s post. I doubt that surprises anyone since all the talk about the Super Bowl has been Cam Newton’s pants and whether Peyton Manning will retire which is interesting because I thought he retired before the season the way he played early on. Also, I’m still bitter the Lions had another legend retire on them in his prime. That’s so Lions.
Anyway, it’s Sunday which means that we’re here to do the links. Just for different, let’s kick off with Elizabeth Banks.
While work begins on the methane leak in southern California, it could be the least of the world’s problems when it comes to leaking methane. (FiveThirtyEight)
Jeb! 2016 is crashing its way into New Hampshire. It’s not pretty. (Vanity Fair)
Bell recently ran its corporate-branded mental health awareness day. Branded philanthropy is new ad blitz, I guess. The problem is that they’re missing the mark on mental health. (Rabble)
Sometimes, it’s really hard to come up with a theme with a linkdump post. I know I’ve said that a few times before but I’m struggling to come up with a title and intro for this post. So I’m just going to shut up and let links happen.
And with that out of the way, it’s time for the Sunday set of links. Since Jackie covered off San Andreas yesterday, today, let’s cover off Pitch Perfect with Elizabeth Banks.
The 2016 Presidential campaign hasn’t really started but Jeb Bush is already slinging mud and lies. This is going to get ugly people. (Washington Post)
RIM/BlackBerry was one of the many short-lived great Canadian tech success stories. This time, it wasn’t a tech bubble that killed a Canadian tech giant but leadership that killed RIM. (MacLean’s)
A man threatened to kill himself so his girlfriend called the police. He ended up getting killed. Is suicide by cop a problem with the suicidal person or the cops? (The Daily Beast)
She may not have been nominated for an award but Elizabeth Banks was a winner at the Oscars in my books.
In the greatest feature written about the Olympic men’s hockey game of the century, the main players breakdown the final four seconds of the game fraction of a second by fraction of a second. (Toronto Star)
Canada (or at least Edmonton) has its priorities straight. During the gold medal hockey game, folks only when to the bathroom during the intermissions. (Pat’s Papers)
If you’re involved in Italian Serie A soccer, don’t blaspheme. It got Jesus crucified and a manager a touchline ban. (Goal)
After the jump, a Stephen Brunt column, dumb celebrity lawsuits, and The Three Stooges. Continue reading