Monday, November 7, 2016

Monday — Feels Bad, Man

Ever since her body was consigned to the disease, my mother had been melancholy. She squabbled with fate, demanded an explanation. "I've never harmed a soul," she insisted.
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HISTORY'S MYSTERIES
JUST AS CERTAIN AS TAXES
A Brief History Of Death
newyorker.com
Ever since her body was consigned to the disease, my mother had been melancholy. She squabbled with fate, demanded an explanation. "I've never harmed a soul," she insisted.
HOT GOSSIP ON TRASH TALK
An Oral History Of The Term 'Dumpster Fire'
thedailybeast.com
Political experts from Jon Favreau to Carl Diggler parse the 2016 campaign's most annoyingly pervasive linguistic meme.
*RON HOWARD VOICE* HE DIDN'T
Internet Pioneers Slam $750,000 Settlement For The 'Man Who Invented Email'
gizmodo.com
Two early internet pioneers are expressing sadness and disbelief at the fact that Shiva Ayyadurai, a self-described "world-renowned scientist, inventor, lecturer, philanthropist and entrepreneur" who says he invented "email: the electronic mail system as we know it today," will receive a $750,000 settlement from Gawker Media.
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Everything You Know About Sleep Is Wrong
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Spicy food nightmares, swallowing spiders, and other sleep myths that are so very wrong.
DEMOCRACY IS DEAD
...BUT IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE
It's Unnecessarily Hard To Vote In America
digg.com
Election day is a celebration of American democracy and all the wonderful things that come with it, but it's also a good opportunity to reflect on where our complicated voting system needs work.
FEELS BAD MAN
Twitter Trolls Are Actually Hurting Democracy
washingtonpost.com
Direct interaction brings the risk of falling victim to trolling and harassment almost immediately. Why engage with the public if doing so brings only personal abuse?
VOTER SUPPRESSION: IT'S THE AMERICAN WAY
Southern States Have Closed Down At Least 868 Polling Places For The 2016 Election
vox.com
The shutdowns follow a Supreme Court decision that limited federal oversight of elections.
CURIOSITIES, TRAGEDIES
PULLING AN IRISH GOODBYE ON LIFE
A Guy Walks Into A Bar  —  And Is Never Seen Again
melmagazine.com
On April Fools' Day, a med student went for a drink. A security camera recorded him. Then, he vanished.
THERE IS REPLACEMENT FOR DISPLACEMENT
Why The 16-Cylinder Is The Most Mythic, Tragic Engine
jalopnik.com
Sixteen-cylinder engines aren't necessarily good engines. They are part of a philosophy of a bygone era, when just adding more cylinders was the most rational way of making more power
VIDEO OF THE DAY
COME COLLECT YOUR PRIZE, CHRIS BOSWELL
Here It Is, The Worst Onside Kick Of All Time
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A perfect onside kick is an incredibly difficult to pull off. Usually you end up with a normal-to-bad effort. Sometimes, however, you end up with this mess, courtesy of the Steelers' Chris Boswell.
IN THE NEWS
Janet Reno, First Female US Attorney General, Dies At 78
FBI Director: No Charges For Hillary Clinton After New Emails Reviewed
Death Sentences Decline, Even Within Texas's 'Execution Belt'
A Naked Black Hole Is Streaking Across The Universe
It's Monday folks. If you need to kick something, at least kick it with your appropriate foot.

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