Where I went this weekend 04–05/06/16
I also tried to play football during the hottest part of the hottest day of the year so far. That went about as well as you might expect.
One night in January 2015, two Stanford University graduate students biking across campus spotted a freshman thrusting…www.buzzfeed.com
Compulsory reading for everyone, although it won’t be news to some people
The prevailing theme of the European Championship's history is its constant expansion. For the first 20 years, just…www.espnfc.com
Let’s hope not
Here are a few of the many Roll-a-Sketch drawings I did at Maker Faire this year! Thank you to everyone who came by and…wondermark.com
if you don’t like goats, you’re doing something wrong
Gunnerkrigg Court is a science-fantasy webcomic created by Tom Siddell. It is updated online three days a week.www.gunnerkrigg.com
There are 120 days left in the 2016 Major League Baseball regular season, yet the season is over for all but 13 teams…www.theguardian.com
I can at least understand baseball writing
The greatest died surrounded by family. Born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., January 17, 1942 - June 3, 2016 was an…www.metafilter.com
BTC 1FhCLQK2ZXtCUQDtG98p6fVH7S6mxAsEey We did not invent the algorithm. The algorithm consistently finds Jesus. The…xkcd.com
Catherines are odd
The disintegration of America is a pretty popular topic of conversation these days, with the mere mention of Donald…www.theguardian.com
stand aside, tom clancy: there's a new technically-detailed espionage and military science storyteller now!! and stay…www.qwantz.com
Estimated reading time: 12 minutes.medium.com
There’s been a lot of discussion on the Internet regarding the larger cultural forces and attitudes that are congealing…medium.com
Neither of them made me laugh. This was possibly because I heard the punchline to the second one in the first one. Interesting, though.
Among all the political flamewars and awkward interactions with distant relatives, Facebook sometimes produces a true…www.dailydot.com
I just had no idea
When I shook Muhammad Ali's hand I was immediately aware of two things: that my average-sized hand suddenly felt…www.gq-magazine.co.uk
"The real test of a good chef is a perfectly roasted chicken." Julia Child Yes, I know your Beer Can Chicken tastes…amazingribs.com
finally, some science on the practice of shoving a beer can into a chicken’s bum
Probably my favourite moment in Irish sport was when Roy Keane scored a late try against Real Madrid in the final…www.independent.ie
This story appears in the June 2016 issue of National Geographic magazine. As night falls over San Antonio, a…www.nationalgeographic.com
Damn. You so rarely see these stories about how thing stops being the way it was
On Twitter, NOOB friend Jan Freeman reported some British colleagues describing a balky pin as "fiddly," and remarked,…britishisms.wordpress.com
Fiddly bits is absolutely a phrase that should be used more
I am on the road. This offers delights including the opportunity to travel from one country to another without being…www.theguardian.com
The Leave campaign seems fact-averse, to me. That doesn’t mean it won’t work.
Let Smokers See the Warning They Need [NYT Op/Ed by Joanna Cohen] Previously: coughin', Warning: Cigarettes are…www.metafilter.com
Everyone knows smoking is bad for you. I don’t think these things work.
I want things. All the things. All the time. Things are fascinating and beautiful and shiny. My desire for things is so…ask.metafilter.com
This definitely seems worth trying.