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City sadness

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Is it sadder if your city has to share a spot with another smaller city?

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The Verge: One of my favorite podcast hosts died, and it feels like I lost a friend

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I have been trying to figure out why I felt bad about this, and I'm glad someone else could articulate it for me. I remember laughing so hard my eyes teared up at one of his CBB bits (which probably wasn't even funny, which is also why I was laughing). Even the picture in the article ("great dog name: Bark Obama") made me chuckle. I was looking forward to his work after Parks and Recreation. Tragic.

http://www.theverge.com/2015/2/20/8076275/one-of-my-favorite-podcast-hosts-died-and-it-feels-like-i-lost-a

 

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Unheralded Rivalry Report: Indiana vs. Purdue

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The Boilermakers beat the Hoosiers 83-67 on Wednesday night, as Purdue’s strategy of playing great defense and having tall players proved better than IU’s strategy of playing shitty defense and having short players.

http://grantland.com/the-triangle/rivalry-indiana-purdue-big-ten-ncaa-basketball-bob-knight-gene-keady-tom-crean-matt-painter-isiah-thomas-glenn-robinson/

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Mashable: I drove the streets of Las Vegas in a self-driving Audi

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Always nice to see your employer in the news for being at the forefront of a new technology.

http://mashable.com/2015/01/05/las-vegas-self-driving-audi/

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WIRED Binge-Watching Guide: The Venture Bros.

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http://www.wired.com/2015/01/binge-guide-venture-bros/In the words of ZODIAC_MF, this show is NOT OPTIONAL. Although the guide does miss a couple of my favorite season 2 episodes, "Love Bheits" and "Showdown at Cremation Creek." Really looking forward to the space special.

http://youtu.be/5WL4XfBTCe0

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Playing With My Son

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I’m not sure if it’s a great idea to take parenting advice from 1970s standup albums, but this always made sense to me. If you have a kid, why not run experiments on them? It’s like running experiments on a little clone of yourself! And almost always probably legal....

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How to Spot Dogs: Dogspotting Orthodox Rules Explained

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Back in 2008, a Something Awful forums poster named John Savoia outlined his blueprint for better living. Savoia proposed assigning point values to all the dogs you see in your daily activities, with various bonuses attached for those extra-special spots....

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Does watching the NFL make you evil?

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If America has a secular religion, it is probably the National Football League, if only for the happening-on-Sunday thing and the ritual consumption of alcohol and breads....

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Different rules apply

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Over the weekend, my ten-year-old son and I had just finished eating supper at a diner near our house. The multiple TVs in the diner were all showing cable news coverage of the Ferguson situation....

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Happy Birthday, Brain Pickings: 7 Things I Learned in 7 Years of Reading, Writing, and Living

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Reflections on how to keep the center solid as you continue to evolve. UPDATE: The fine folks of Holstee have turned these seven learnings into a gorgeous letterpress poster inspired by mid-century children’s book illustration....

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My 14-Hour Search for the End of TGI Friday's Endless Appetizers

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What if I told you that mozzarella sticks never had to end? That for $10, you could eat for free (for $10) for the rest of your natural life? That there exists a spot in the space-time continuum in which it is always Friday? That there are free refills on all Slushes™ excluding Red Bull® brand...

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Squirtle, I (Should) Choose You! Settling a Great Pokémon Debate with Science

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In the fall of 1998 I stole a Pokémon trading card in Shanghai, China. It was a Kadabra, I remember now. It was slipped discretely from a child’s backpack and into my pocket. He noticed an hour or so later. I was discovered and interrogated, but I eventually lied my way out of it....

Squirtle, I (Should) Choose You! Settling a Great Pokémon Debate with Science
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