The Wounded Vet with the Penis Transplant

Andrew Zaleski, writing for MIT Technology Review, has an inspiring and remarkable story about a veteran with a horrific injury and what it took to give him back his dignity.

I had no idea this was even possible.

October 14, 2019

The NCAA Will Never Fix Itself

Jemele Hill, writing for The Atlantic, has an interesting story on what’s wrong with college sports and why Congress needs to step in and fix the problem. It smartly focuses on Cory Booker, who was a D1 college athlete and is now a Senator and Presidential Candidate.

Basically, the NCAA doesn’t want to share the wealth. It will be interesting to see where all this goes in the next five to ten years.

October 14, 2019

Grouch

So far this season there’s been at least one stand-out bit that everyone is talking about. This is it.

October 13, 2019

David Freese Retires

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— David Freese (@david23freese) October 12, 2019

He provided one of the greatest moments in St. Louis Cardinals history and will be remembered forever because of it.

October 13, 2019

Dick Butkus Press Conference and Ceremony

He’s such an amazing individual. Class act.

October 12, 2019

Nobody’s Above the Law

Mark Frauendfelder, writing at Boing Boing, points us to a video by Jonathan Coulton that appeared at the end of The Good Fight episode Day 450.” It’s a loving tribute to Schoolhouse Rock. I don’t watch The Good Fight and had no idea this existed.

Seems apropos.

October 12, 2019

Elizabeth Warren in Marriage Equality

She 👏🏽 does 👏🏽 not 👏🏽 miss 👏🏽 a 👏🏽 beat 👏🏽#EqualityTownHall pic.twitter.com/7iYeMGlSuM

— Leila Mohaideen (@leiitontheline) October 11, 2019

BOOM!

October 11, 2019

5 Tenants of a Negative Self-Help

Mark Manson, writing at this site, has coined a new term, Negative Self-Help.”

Whereas positive self-help believes that we’re all wonderful and destined for greatness, Negative Self-Help admits that we’re all kind of shitty and we should come to terms with that. Whereas positive self-help encourages you to create ambitious goals, to follow your dreams, to reach for the stars—*vomits*—Negative Self-Help reminds you that your dreams are probably narcissistic delusions and you should probably just shut the fuck up and get to work on something meaningful. Whereas positive self-help obsesses over healing” old wounds,” and releasing” pent up emotions, Negative Self-Help gently reminds you that there’s no end to the pain in this shitstream called life, so you might as well get used to it.

Yes kids, you too can get your shit together and live a more satisfying and meaningful life by pursuing less, by letting go of all the stupid assumptions you’ve accumulated throughout your self-absorbed life, by forgetting about happiness and accepting that everything meaningful in this world requires struggle and sacrifice. So you might as well start picking out the scars you want for your birthday, kiddos, because we’re all going to get them anyway. Negative Self-Help can completely alter your perception of life, the universe, and everything. Just sign up now for a limited time offer of…

…oh, what am I saying? It’s fucking free.

He then proceeds to explain everything. You owe it to yourself to read it.

October 11, 2019

Impeachment Record

Dana Blanton, reporting for Fox News, has a story the White House won’t like.

A new high of 51 percent wants Trump impeached and removed from office, another 4 percent want him impeached but not removed, and 40 percent oppose impeachment altogether. In July, 42 percent favored impeachment and removal, while 5 percent said impeach but don’t remove him, and 45 percent opposed impeachment.

So, even Fox News can’t deny the whole lets get rid of the criminal grafter” movement.

October 10, 2019

Cardinals score 10 (yes, TEN) runs in first inning of NLDS Game 5 vs. Braves | MLB Highlights

October 10, 2019

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