Sunday MLA Hangover Links
* Horrors and horrors: Missouri prosecutors say they are unable to bring rape charges in the brutal Maryville case, though one of the boys involved will be charged for abandoning the 14-year-old to die in the snow afterwards. The victim in the case attempted suicide last week.
* For the 20th century since the Depression, we find a strong correlation between a ‘literary misery index’ derived from English language books and a moving average of the previous decade of the annual U.S. economic misery index, which is the sum of inflation and unemployment rates.
* Run the university like a sandwich: The University of East London paid a total of £589,000 in settlement to three senior managers, including its former vice-chancellor, who resigned before news emerged that two overseas ventures had collapsed.
* A student’s request to be excused from course work on religious grounds so he would not have to interact with female peers has opened a fractious debate over how institutions navigate between competing human rights.
* As many as 300,000 West Virginians have been warned not to use their water for drinking, cooking, or bathing following a massive chemical spill. The 6 Most Terrifying Facts About The Chemical Spill Contaminating West Virginia’s Drinking Water. Radio Disney’s pro-fracking elementary school tour sparks outrage. Freedom Industry.
Freedom means this happens constantly, a little bit. Freedom means sometimes it happens a great deal.
* With the implementation of tighter carbon emissions caps and more responsible household energy use, it is not too late to reverse the dire course of global warming, a panel of scientists who know full well that it is far too late and we are all doomed told reporters today.
* Public service announcement: These Twenty Cities Are Allowed to Complain About the Cold.
* I think I did this one before, but Google can’t find it: Population distribution of the US, as measured in Canadas.
* Horace Lamb said he’d have two questions for God. I’d have just one.
* America gains yet another weird marriage status on its endless road to marriage quality: Obama Administration To Recognize Utah Same-Sex Couples’ Marriages.
* A series of unrelated events: College football and rape culture.
* Everybody knows it isn’t sweet and right to die for one’s country. But what this column presupposes is…
* Signs of the times: Tens of Thousands of Dead Bats Are Falling From the Sky in Australia.
* Antinomies of Ultimate Spider-Man. Does anyone know if the described theory of Miles Morales as at least partially anti-Sony flack has any evidentiary basis?
* Disney appoints a group to determine a new, official Star Wars canon. I hope to develop the first official heresy.
* Grantland rates every aspect of Bruce Springsteen’s career on an UNDERRATED, OVERRATED, PROPERLY RATED scale. See also a seven-part interview with the Boss from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
* And Steven Moffat says he never bothered to plot out Sherlock season three because he’s been too busy plotting out seasons four and five. Yay?
Written by gerrycanavan
January 12, 2014 at 12:13 am
Posted in Look at what I found on the Internet
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