Linky Friday No. 61
[PA1] Does public financing lead to more politically extreme candidates, favoring (for instance) disproportionate power for the Tea Party in Arizona? It would seem that this is particularly true in states with term limits.
[PA2] Geraldine Ferraro followed in her footsteps. RIP.
[PA3] There’s a bunch of words and I don’t think I agree with them, but the introductory artwork is space awesome.
[PA5] Doesn’t sound well thought out to me, but then again I don’t live there.
[PA6] In retrospect, chanting “Hail, Satan!” while rallying for abortion rights might not have been the best move available from a PR perspective.
[SG1] Who knew? Titanium golf club heads are a fire hazard.
[SG4] Why are there more 12-5 upsets than 11-4 upsets? (Link from last year because not all the 12-5 upsets are done as of press time for this post. VCU is at a non-negligible — 24%, say some rock-star statisticians — risk of getting a little too much Sunshine tonight.)
[SG5] As if I needed another reason to hate on the Oakland Raiders.
[CP2] Do you really need to refrigerate your eggs?
[CP3] A twenty-foot bratwurst? It’s like a beautiful dream come true!
[CP4] Human resources management the Chipotle way.
[CP5] A bittersweet decision not to demonize cream, butter, sugar and eggs: thanks a lot, Obama!
[CP6] Restaurant décor matters.
[AL1] We should use good old-fashioned American words, not them foreign words. Like “jar” and “satin” and “alcohol” and “cotton candy” and “magazine.”
[AL2] For the rich and famous, nothing says Purim like Game of Thrones cosplay.
[AL4] The best dance story you’ll read this month.
[AL5] How a University of Michigan law student saved Jeopardy! from an evil insurance analyst.
[AL6] Deconstructing why there’s so many nearly naked dudes on a yacht.
[AL7] The Irish love Garth Brooks!
[GW1] The soldiers are all gone, but the killing isn’t over yet. Horrific.
[GW2] On a less scary but still sober note, you’ll soon be able to read Johnny’s letters home online.
[GW3] And there is one guy who came out of the war that seems to have done well.
[GW4] Commemorating Britain’s first black officer.
[GW5] Slang from the trenches: “cushy” survives to this day.
[JS1] “Gathering evidence” just took on a new meaning.
[JS2] I’m willing to bet that there was some basis to suspect that a form of substance abuse was underway.
[JS3] Judge Judy becomes Plaintiff Judy … and RTFA to the end: she’s a class act.
[JS4] How to catch map thieves in Agloe, New York.
[JS5] The “no-risk” J.D.: there’s got to be a catch.
[JS6] As if I needed more proof that the American Bar Association is useless.
[JS7] Judge Richard Posner dons and doffs to gather evidence on appeal. There are so many things wrong with that sentence.
[JS8] How a protest during the Supreme Court’s oral argument may very well backfire.
[TC1] How many AntCars would we need, anyway?
[TC2] Translating BART into the kind of crass terms Los Angeles residents understand.
[TC3] Oh, the humanity!
[TC4] A surprisingly apropos place for an extended Hitchhiker’s Guide excerpt.
[TC5] Who knew? Airbag deployment can alter some kinds of Breathalyzer results.
[MB1] The French work week.
[MB5] Those entitled, spoiled millenials!
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