Linky Friday #41
[F1] Minnesota Gopher head coach Jerry kid had another seizure on the sideline, and at this point the only weird thing is how normal it has become for the players. Greg Couch argues that people need to just deal. Here’s more.
[F2] A Southern Miss football player’s facemask had to be removed from his opponent’s jersey with a screwdriver. Article has a video.
[Sa1] Mollie Hemingway on the forces against kids mowing the lawn. This sort of thing is evidence of a culture and class divide that transcends – though does not avoid – politics.
[Sa2] People are having dinner parties… UNREGULATED! Okay, that’s not quite a fair characterization. But many of the reasons we regulate restaurants don’t really apply here.
[Sa3] From Vikram Bath: I wonder how many things advertised now will look as ridiculous as these sugar “health” ads from the 60s and 70s.
[R1] Shocker: The kid who is starting a White Student Union at Georgia State University has a history of hateful remarks.
[R2] Meanwhile, in Alabama, qualified black applicants are being blocked from premier sororities. The sisters are blaming alumni. If you hear about this story and it sounds simple to you, you’re not thinking it through. (The only simple part is that this is, of course, wrong on multiple levels.)
[O1] Texas is not producing more oil than Iran.
[O2] California is getting more of its oil by rail.
[O2] In Iraq, the Kurds are moving towards independence.
[He2] To add to the list of potential concerns for the future of our health care system we’re having physician burnout. The article is a year old, but the situation hasn’t exactly gotten better and PPACA is not poised to help or send in enough reinforcements.
[He3] As always, Dave Schuler is concerned.
[G1] We talk about infrastructure as an investment, but sometimes it’s a sinkhole.
[G2] In Shenzhen, China, it is now illegal to miss the toilet.
[G3] Privacy advocates (which I have been increasingly sympathetic to, as of late) have pointed to Brazil’s decision to try to bypass the US for its internet as an example of what happens when we don’t respect privacy. It turns out, Brazil has privacy issues of its own.
[G4] From Vikram Bath: “[E]verything you’ve read about “Recovery Winter” the past few winters has just been a statistical artifact of naïve seasonal adjustments. Oops.”
[C1] Captain America and Batman save the day!
[C2] The horrifying, horrifying, horrifying story of the Internet exchanges of second-hand adoption.
[C3] The TSA caught an agent for smuggling illegal immigrants. It gets worse: They were carrying liquid containers exceeding 3oz in volume.
[C4] Peru is the world capital of counterfeit US dollars.
[Sc1] First, they came for the left-brained, but because I was not left-brained, I said nothing. Then, they came for the left-handed…
[Sc2] The voters are correct: The Blobfish is one ugly animal.
[Sc3] The whole going-to-Mars-as-reality-TV concept is creepy as hell. And that’s not even considering the potential psychological effects.
[Sc4] Some vegetarians are hostile even to fake meat.
[Sc5] The science of introversion.
[Sc6] Human? Robot? Dogs don’t discriminate.
[Hi1] Men who endured the Holocaust – and survived – lived longer than those who escaped Europe.
[Hi2] A long time ago in a land far away (1961, North Carolina) we almost detonated a nuclear bomb 260x the power of the one that took out Hiroshima.