Linky Friday #68
[C1] The Economist looks at the cost and payoff of college and asks is it worth it? As with most things, higher education would be a better value if it were less expensive, but getting from here to there is easier said than done.
[C2] It’s good to be a business grad.
[C3] From Christopher Carr: Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s thoughts on success are the same self-congratulatory platitudes that come from other successful people.
[C5] The football players at Northwestern got their union vote, though we won’t know the results for some time. Not all of the players were on board.
[E1] Kaitlin Thomas didn’t like the finale of How I Met Your Mother. Dan Hajducky did, though, and explains why. I was going to write a post on this before realizing that almost almost nobody I know online was watching it.
[E2] I agree with Alan Sepinwall, the US version of House of Cards doesn’t hold up particularly well on reviewing and reconsideration.
[E3] I previously wrote about the phenonon of Hollywood-generated beefcakes. Logan Hill of the Men’s Journal has more.
[E4] The New York Times has an interesting piece on the first modern cop drama, Hill Street Blues.
[E6] From Christopher Carr: Matt Daniels analyzes hip hop artists’ vocabularies. Some interesting results…
[J1] The Yakuza, Japan’s famous crime syndicate, has a website and theme song.
[J2] The Japanese Ministry of Education is going to start conducting meetings in English.
[J4] Japan is reinstating its nuclear program.”
[H1] Reddit has become a location where men can more safely talk about girl-on-guy rape. Does anyone remember that episode of Picket Fences? It was pretty brilliant.
[H2] According to studies, circumcision’s benefits outweigh the risks. We don’t plan to circumcise #2 if it’s a son, though I’m open to the evidence.
[H3] Banning chocolate milk from cafeterias resulted in less milk consumption, which has some nutrition folks concerned.
[H4] From Christopher Carr: Lizzie Widdicombe’s piece on Rob Rhinehart and Soylent is fascinating.
[A1] What’s the matter with Illinois? The poll on who wants to leave whichever state they live in is quite interesting. Illinois, which also topped the list of states where faith in government was least, tops this list as well.
[A2] Some western Americans are worried that Obama is planning to monument up some western land.
Archaeologists are looking at why the vikings abandoned Greenland. It turns out, they may have just wanted to go home.
[A3] Even if we had an optimal immigration policy, city-based visas would still make sense.
[A4] Low-income kids thrive in Salt Lake City, though some are worried that’s changing.