Thursday, April 9
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Here’s some stuff I enjoyed this week

Here’s some stuff I enjoyed this week

Internet, Links
Here’s a fresh batch of some quality interweb finds I’ve come across over the last 7 days: Very cool Super 8 footage of Elton John performing at Madison Square Garden, Thanksgiving 1974. Special guest appearance by John Lennon! (YouTube) Are you getting tired of Charlie Sheen too? Well read this great op-ed about his troubling history with women, anyway. (New York Times) For no particular reason, let's look at a state-by-state breakdown of U.S. passport ownership. (Grey's Blog) Ever wonder how long many different kinds of animals live? Wonder no more. (Clusterflock) For vinyl nerds like myself, this is cool. A random stacking of stereo label logos. (Stereo Stack) One of these days I'll have a use for that stack of Susan B. Anthony dollar coins. (Consumerist) Today is Na
The word cloud of Robert Burton’s letter to Jeff Hathaway

The word cloud of Robert Burton’s letter to Jeff Hathaway

Sports
For those who haven't heard of Robert G. Burton, he's the winner of January's Douchebag of the Month award.  Burton, who has donated millions of dollars to the University of Connecticut football program and whose name adorns their athletic complex, was most displeased with the recent hiring of head coach Paul Pasqualoni. That's pretty standard I guess.  Boosters get pissy all the time when a coach gets hired/fired, or some other decision is made that they don't agree with.  But Burton took it a step further, firing off a rambling, boastful, and just plain obnoxious six-page letter to UConn Athletic Director Jeff Hathaway. The letter itself (excluding attachment notices and other miscellaneous text) is more than 1,700 words long.  So here's the word cloud for it, which pretty much sum
Queer Eye for the Dead Guy

Queer Eye for the Dead Guy

Funny Stuff
In an effort to make the drab five-dollar bill more appealing (and to combat counterfeiters I suppose), it seems poor ol' Abe Lincoln has been given the metrosexual makeover he so desperately needed. "Ooooh, look at you Mr. Stone Face! 'Grrrr, I'm the president and I freed the slaves! Hey, who are you and how did you get in my private booth?!' Kidding! So listen, just because you've been dead for almost 150 years doesn't mean you can't look fab-u-lous! Hmmm, let's see here. Any chance of loosening up that collar? Maybe a polo shirt? No? Oh well. You know, green really isn't 'in' anymore, but I guess we can't buck tradition too much. So let's have some fun, and add some...purple! Oh, that's hot. While we're at it, any chance of getting some product in that hair? It's just not workin...