Wednesday Link-Off: 4/20

selena-gomez-gq16-01bThe new Canadian government was elected with a key part of their platform being that marijuana would be legalized. Now, they’re only something like six months into governance but wouldn’t it have been fitting if their new law went into effect or was introduced on 4/20. At least they have a whole twelve months to target that date again. I’d love to see what pot sales are like from 4/13 to 4/20 and compare that to the weeks before and after.

Anyway, if you’re reading this, then it’s likely Wednesday which means you’re here for the links. Let’s kick off with Selena Gomez.

Megyn Kelly organized a secret meeting with Donald Trump to organize a one-on-one interview. The secret message some observers are taking is that Kelly is trying to up her stock in the run up to contract negotiations. (Daily Intelligencer)

Bernie Sanders lost the Democratic primary in New York but he’s still seemingly in a battle with his own party. His team is trying to get the DNC to look into fundraising practices of the Clinton campaign. (Vice)

Ben and Jerry of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream fame were arrested for taking part in a protest in Washington last weekend. (CNN)

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Man Lab Showdown: Taylor Swift vs. Selena Gomez

Normally when we put together a Man Lab Showdown, there’s some sort of topical theme that helps us pick the two combatants. In this instance, it’s a birthday and a friendship that has given inspiration to this month’s Showdown poll and I think that it just might go down as an all-time favourite among our readership.

In one corner is the birthday girl. Turning 25 on December 13th and having almost as many high-profile breakups that have spawned his albums is Taylor Swift. In the other corner is one of her best friends who most would think would be best served by having her own high profile breakup, Selena Gomez.


More pictures and the poll after the jump.

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Sunday Link-Off: GC100

Today will be fun at Lowdown HQ. We’ll be watching the final race of the F1 season and the Grey Cup with some NFL in between. If you’re a sports fan, today will be a good day. Just to troll a certain singer who is part of the Grey Cup halftime show, here’s Selena Gomez.

Since the NHL’s collective bargaining negotiations went nowhere last week, people are talking about the possibility of decertifying the NHLPA to give the players leverage in negotiations. Elliotte Friedman sat down with @SportsLawGuy Gabe Feldman to discuss what decertification actually means. (CBC Sports)

Nate Silver is so big now that even President Obama cracks Nate Silver jokes. I think he’s made it. (Talking Points Memo)

Speaking of Nate Silver, the anti-Nate Silver, Unskewed Polls’ founder Dean Chambers, is back. Instead of unskewing accurate polling, he’s unskewing election results based on what he perceives to be voter fraud in the election. (Mother Jones) Some people just don’t know when to quit.

After the jump, coverage of the 100th Grey Cup, a head-to-head-to-head game console comparison and Clarkson’s take on the new Toyota/Subaru/Scion sports car. Continue reading