Wednesday Link-Off: Not Very Intelligent

katie-cassidy-l6Katie Cassidy is still alive on “Harper’s Island” but will she last the two hour finale? Find out Thursday on Global or Saturday on CBS. Skipping it wouldn’t be that smart.

The new chief of British Intelligence is on Facebook. Unfortunately for him, the KGB weren’t the only ones to get their hands on his pictures. (New York Times)

Trying a do-it-yourself home repair while drunk will always end badly. Though most people don’t end up as badly off as this British man. (Daily Telegraph)

Tommy Craggs of Deadspin thinks that he has figured out Sarah Palin’s basketball analogy from her resignation speech. I’d say his play diagram is pretty spot on. (Deadspin)

After the jump, the Catholic Church needs more money, never get investment advice from a long-snapper, and burn, baby, burn. Continue reading

Wednesday Link-Off: A Change Of Pace

charlize_theron1Here’s Charlize Theron. She hasn’t done much lately which is a crime. Here’s hoping. After the jump, Comcast reporter Lisa Hillary sees a rat. Or did she see Phil Collins getting beatdown by the Ultimate Warrior.

Yesterday we had the third-last episode of The Lowdown for the season. Listen to it here. On May 26th, I interview Pinks All Out’s Rich Christensen.

Strange but true: A Lehman Brothers salesperson has gone from Wall Street deal maker to stripper. (Here Is The City)

In last week’s linkdump, I posted a story of a newspaper reporter getting laid off while at a Baltimore Orioles game. This week, I have that reporter’s first person account of being laid off. (Real Clear Sports)

Grapes is in trouble again. First, he said something true about the Europeans and the Quebecors that no one liked. Now, he dropped an F-bomb on live TV. CBC was asleep at the helm of his seven-second delay. (Total Pro Sports)

The Governator may be the smartest man in politics. He commissioned at studying looking at legalizing and taxing marijuana. (Sacramento Bee)

Another great Deadspin feature. Epic softball failures. (Deadspin)

Lamborghini is going back to its roots with its latest concept. Frequent wikipedia readers will know that Lambo was a tractor manufacturer at one point in its early history. Then they tried to show Enzo Ferrari what he was doing wrong with his supercars. I guess they have problems with how John Deere is doing things. (Top Gear)

Mike Tyson’s Punch Out is making a comeback on the Wii.  Without Mike Tyson. (ESPN)

The economy may have gone to hell but that doesn’t mean that companies still are spending money on endorsements. For example, the new face of GoDaddy is Anna Rawson. (CNBC)

It turns out that the big four sports leagues have made rule changes to favour the fast. (Wall Street Journal)

Did you know that Joe DiMaggio had a brother who was a perennial All-Star and one of the best center fielders of his day? (New York Times) Continue reading

Car Wall: Summer Convertibles

Welcome to an old favourite from The Lowdown radio show.  When we wheeled the Car Wall out of storage what we did was rate cars based on how cool they were with cool being how much that a given car would help or hinder you in trying to pick up women.  The rankings are (from least to most cool): Seriously Uncool, Uncool, Cool, and Sub-Zero.  Sounds familiar doesn’t it?  Well, it shouldn’t be so let’s move along.

Mazda Miata (MX-5) Continue reading