Why Net Neutrality Matters (And What You Can Do To Help).
After less than a month of being officially open, “Holler If Ya Hear Me”, the broadway musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur is closing.
The Guy Who Survived on Pizza for 25 Years
Lance Armstrong in Purgatory: The After-Life by Joel H. Richardsoon
After a great fall, what do we remember? We remember the cheating, and the lies. We remember the cult of personality that we eagerly embraced, and then felt betrayed by. But what of the man who fell? What about the work he didn’t cheat at? What about the 16 years Lance Armstrong spent building a global cancer advocacy? Did it matter? Does it still? Does it matter that Livestrong, the foundation that kicked him out, now wants him back? Do we care what happens to the great work a man has done, after a great fall?
While it sounds like a pretty cool skateboard trick, this move was actually made by one dedicated father from Virginia who went all the way to an unclaimed arid desert in Northeast Africa to plant a flag, claiming the region as his own “Kingdom of North Sudan.” The reason? He promised his 6 year-old daughter she could be an actual princess. +1, America.
Every week Chris Black uses his superior internet reading abilities to provide you with a list of links to things you’re bound to find interesting
The Birth of Bad Taste
— Chris Black / @donetodeath
The NY Times takes a look at this baseball pitch on the verge of extinction
Here’s a partial list of slang terms native to the D.C. area, which now has more bammas in it than ever. As noted in the comments the term “Kirkin’” was left out, it’s an amazing phrase which basically means you’re out of your mind and is derived from Captain Kirk’s propensity to flip out on things. You can also “kirk-out” on something.
With each passing game, Singapore’s World Cup anti-gambling campaign is backfiring.
Richard Magnan, an alleged member of Chicago’s 2-6 street gang accidentally shot and killed his friend over the 4th of July weekend. Magnan, who told police he “keeps a gun to protect himself from rivals” was waving a pistol around in a Walgreens parking lot when it went off, striking his fellow gang member in the stomach. Surprisingly, this won’t be Magnan’s first trip to prison, he was previously sentenced to eight years for his connection to a 2003 murder. FTW, indeed.
Keeping track of supercentenarians, the oldest people in the world.
UTE is a computer game by Lea Schönfelder that features a woman character whose goal is to sleep with as many men as possible.
I Was a Washington Post Reporter. And a Crack Addict. This is my story. by Ruben Castaneda
Work Relation 2014
Pot news for those who partake
On the first day of legalization, Seattle’s city attorney bought some pot for his own “personal enjoyment”
Jimmy Fallon humors us on the Pros and Cons of Owning a Pot Store
In other legalization news, New York has legalized medical marijuana in nonsmokable form
And in Brooklyn, you can basically carry up to 25 grams of pot on your person… just don’t smoke it around children and/or have a criminal record
Not in Brooklyn though, some teenage Lifeguards on Rockaway Beach forgot about the whole guarding lives thing and got high (and busted) instead
And if you’re feeling risky, here are some Pot stocks to invest in
Here’s the oldest song in the world, a 3400 year-old Sumerian cult hymn that was discovered on some tablets in the ancient port city of Ugarit in northern Syria.
Brazilians of German descent in Blumenau, Brazil’s ‘German’ city—and host to the world’s second largest Oktoberfest—couldn’t figure out who to root for in the day’s earlier slaughter… so they shrugged and drank more beer.