Stories for the weekend:
How Japan Built The World's Best Horse Racing - Deadspin
Larry Bird's Greatest Shot Was the One He Didn't Take - Indianapolis Monthly
Egg Market Disrupted in U.S. as Cages Made Roomier: Commodities - Bloomberg
Milk prices are about to fall big time - Farm and Dairy. Maybe that will offset the more expensive eggs.
The Dark Side of Donkey Basketball, and In American Southern Literature, The Mule Must Die - Modern Farmer. It is Donkey week at Modern Farmer.
New Aluminum 'Foam' Makes Trains Stronger, Lighter and Safer - Wired. Pretty cool shit.
A Coal Plant That Buries Its Greenhouse Gases - MIT Technology Review. Cool, but I don't think it is commercially viable.
Livin' Thing: An Oral History of 'Boogie Nights' - Grantland. It's Paul Thomas Anderson week at Grantland.
19 Secrets of UPS Drivers - Mental Floss
20 Maps That Never Happened - Vox
California drought, visualized with open data - USGS. Very cool.
Mike Pence lays out vision for a presidential campaign. But will he be a candidate? - Washington Post. Mike Pence isn't the smartest man in any room. How pathetic will the 2016 race be?
The Architect of the CIA's Torture Program - Vice News. What a fucked up mess.
The War Hero and the Chicken Hawk - Timothy Egan. Dick Cheney should be on trial in the U.S., or failing that, at The Hague.
The rise of rich man's subprime - Fortune. On loans against portfolios.
Unemployment and Inflation - Pieria. It's Minsky's world, and we're just living in it.
The Vanishing Male Worker: How America Fell Behind - New York Times. Also, see Why America's middle class is lost - Washington Post
Cool maps show where all 4 college football playoff teams get players from - SBNation