This Sort-Of Delicious Week

Delicious still isn’t working right, but here are the links I’ve saved there since it broke.

When It Comes to Beheadings, ISIS Has Nothing Over Saudi Arabia
It’s always nice to know what our best friends in the region are up to.

This is your brain on money: Why America’s rich think differently than the rest of us – Salon.com
No duh, but still interesting, especially how we enable it.

IT HAPPENED TO ME: I’ve Been Forced Out Of My Home And Am Living In Constant Fear Because Of Relentless Death Threats From Gamergate – xoJane
Developer Brianna Wu vs. the idiots of GamerGate

3 horrific inaccuracies in Homeland’s depiction of Islamabad – The Week
But we NEED the brown people to be superstitious filthy savages for the magic to work!

Real Human Beings: Shadow of Mordor, Watch Dogs and the New NPC :: Games :: Features :: Paste
Here’s the kind of videogame writing we could use more of.

Computer generated running
A video of #GamerGate

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Supreme Court (HBO) – YouTube
I oppose any idea that could somehow result in Antonin Scalia being a sympathetic character.

The Top 10 Reasons to Ban Me from Bay Area Science Festival | Skepchick
“I don’t know anything about this, but I’m against whichever one is the chick.”

No, you’re not entitled to your opinion
No, all opinions are NOT equal.

TED talks are lying to you – Salon.com
Americans love a good Capitalist fairy tale.

Rock On! How to Throw a Punk Rock-Inspired Party | Martha Stewart
Nothing says “punk rock” like Martha Stewart.

The ethics of firms paying to be honored for ethics – LA Times
Buy your way to respectability!

The Internet Arcade puts 900 classic games right in your web browser | The Verge
They have Bosconian! Blast! Off! Aloit! Aloit!

Should the Duggar Girls #FuckFirst? by Dan Savage – Seattle Features – The Stranger, Seattle’s Only Newspaper
Of course they should. Everyone should.

The Bouletcorp » It’s a kind of Magic
I seriously don’t understand the appeal of the Harry Potter world. I don’t know why anyone would want to live in it.

Brittany Maynard Didn’t Commit Suicide (What We Can Learn From 9-11’s “Falling Man”)
I’m tired of folks calling people cowards because they don’t want to die plugged into a machine and sitting in their own shit.

Ask Chris #219: If You Haven’t Read ‘Jack Staff’, Do it Now
Chris Sims talks about one of my all-time favorite comics.

The $9 Billion Witness: Meet JPMorgan Chase’s Worst Nightmare | Rolling Stone
The people who destroyed the economy will never be brought to justice, just slapped with cost-of-doing-business fines. And that’s under Obama.

Girardi’s Frozen Yogurt – YouTube
I’ve posted this before but it deserves a repeat.

Comedy doesn’t belong to the a**holes anymore
Yeah, I’m done with “comedy” whose only schtick is “look how offensive I am! I’m trangressing social mores!”

The Truth About Anonymous’s Activism | The Nation
Wait, a group that came out of 4chan isn’t on the up and up?

Barbie Girl Scout, Cartoon Network App, Mini Mall Lead This Year’s List Of Worst Toys — Consumerist
Hooray for buying crap!

Shakesville: Wil Wheaton Gets It Wrong on Harassment & Anonymity in Gaming
I don’t care anything about Wil Wheaton, but the author opened my eyes on the value of anonymous accounts.

State lotteries and truth in advertising
State lotteries are a “game” where everyone loses, including people who don’t participate.

Twin Peaks parody by Saturday Night Live (1990) – Vidéo Dailymotion
I wasn’t watching TP at the time but I was watching SNL and couldn’t believe how much of this spoof I remembered. Takes you back to a time when Mike Myers was funny, Victoria Jackson was sexy, and Phil Hartman was alive.

Pamie » Barbie Fucks It Up Again
Barbie is not clear on what a computer engineer does.

Wall Street is Taking Over America’s Pension Plans – The Intercept
It’s not right to say no one learned anything from the financial crisis. Banks learned they can do whatever the hell they want.

Alien | Typeset In The Future
Some amazing details from the movie Alien.

Wonolo, Temp Worker App, Shows Scary Future of Sharing Economy | New Republic
Behold the future of employment.

‘Sleepy Hollow’ Fall Finale Secrets Revealed: Head Honcho On The Big Shocker And What’s Next
(Spoilers) Welp, this explains why Sleepy Hollow has gone off the rails and why you shouldn’t expect it to get any better.

The 2014 Good Gift Games – The Morning News
Matthew Baldwin’s seasonal suggestion of boardgames worth considering as gifts.

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