Friday, January 06, 2006

The First Ever Link Attack

Because I almost never post on weekends, I thought it might be a good change of pace if I started providing a small load of quick links on Fridays. Yes, that's right...for one day each week, I will make a post that looks strangely similar to InstaPundit's entire blog. Except, unlike Glenn Reynolds, I will do my best to weed out the chaff. [Buuurrrrn-Ed.]

With respect to dial-up users, I will try to keep the number of links fairly low. With that in mind, I give you the first, soon to be weekly...Link Attack!


-Ever wonder what happens to merchandise that gets printed up for a would-be sports champion? Volokh found out that the clothes get donated to children in poor countries. So even though some Haitian kid is about to get a free shirt, he'll still think USC won the Rose Bowl.

-The Washington Post reports that Men's Fitness magazine has named Baltimore, a land where crab cakes and beer flow like water, as the fittest city in America. Chicago, home of Da Bears and the deep-dish pizza, was ranked the fattest. Isn't it a push, really?

-Remember Rathergate.com? Its creators have now concocted Swannblog in an unabashed campaign to get Lynn Swann elected as governor of Pennsylvania. Sweet.

-Scientists say they might be able to create a hyperspace engine within five years. It's a big might because the design centers around a highly controversial physics theory, but imagine the possibilities if it works.

-While other senators continue to give back money donated to them by scandalized lobbyist Jack Abramoff, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) is keeping $30,500 of his money because he feels it's a "Republican scandal." Both sides of the aisle got money from Abramoff. What's wrong with this picture?

-Ana Marie Cox is handing control of Wonkette to David Lat, who became famous for blogging (as a woman!) about hot members of the judiciary, and to 20-year-old NYU dropout Alex Pareene. If this means Wonkette will actually be funny again, I'm all for it.

-The Sago mine tragedy was made all the worse when false reports circulated early that 12 miners survived. As William Stewart notes, the front pages of the next day's newspapers could not have been more cruelly ironic.

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