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Late Lunch Links

Early to bed, early to rise. Late to bed, late to lunch — and hence late to the daily links.

You may have heard of this guy John Edwards. The New Republic has. Although if they think the Federal in Durham is a “dive bar,” they evidently haven’t heard of any actual dive bars.

It seems likely that, with all Edwards has been through, he still feels pretty — although of all his sins, dancing to “Rump Shaker,” the 3rd-most-embarrassing pop song of my lifetime, has got to be near the top.

Ronald Reagan’s popularity was and remains a mystery to me. Now that we have a few decades of perspective on what his presidency did to the country, it’s hard to see any justification for the “cut taxes on the rich and bust the budget” approach. The charts in that link are striking.

Did you know? There are 24 types of Libertarian. Can you pick out Noam Chomsky, B.J. Lawson and Ron Paul in this chart?

I need to get me a psychic octopus. The Carnacian cephalopod’s World Cup prognostication record: 100 percent. No word on how he or she (how do you determine an octopus’ gender?) does against the spread.

And because that link’s not unusual enough, try on this epic Metafilter post about the history of Lucha Libre, with a focus on the legendary El Santo.

With that, I’m off to get a Cheerwine-cream-filled Krispy Kreme. I will be in good company with the governor.

4 Comments

  1. Rob Schofield

    June 30, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Was worth the wait.

  2. FlyontheWall

    June 30, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Fun selections. You’re right – if the author of The New Republic thinks The Federal — home of great food and great beer selections — is a dive bar, he hasn’t seen the inside of any actual dive bars. This error makes me wonder what else he got wrong in his quite pointless article.

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