Sunday, October 18, 2015

Mid-October Weekend Links

Links were once again delayed by harvest.  We're looking to finish up in three or four days, which would be a modern record for our earliest harvest completion.  Here are a few stories for your reading pleasure:

Born That Way: The Legend of Coach Marvin Jarman - SBNation
The Grass Gambit: Remember When Notre Dame Tried to Slow Reggie Bush 10 Years Ago by Not Mowing the Lawn - Grantland, and Relive the famed 'Bush Push' game with the USC and Notre Dame players on the field - LA Times  The best part of the Grantland story:
Less than a week after the loss, Notre Dame inked Weis to a massive (and retrospectively hilarious) contract extension. And although Weis was relieved of his duties in 2009, he’s still receiving laughably exorbitant sums of money from the university.
Daily Fantasy: You're Screwed, Because You're Supposed to Be - Rolling Stone.  Umm...yeah.  Keno for sports fans.

US land prices fall, again. Ag machinery sales hit new low - Agrimoney.  It will get worse before it gets better.

U.S. Readies for a Return of Bird Flu - Wall Street Journal

Showdown at Waggoner Ranch - Texas Monthly
I Would Rather Be Herod's Pig: The History of a Taboo - Longreads

Devastating Chart Shows Why El Nino Won't Fix the Drought - Wired 
3CDC in Over-the-Rhine: Between Two Worlds - Cincinnati Magazine.  On the balancing act amongst poverty, crime, gentrification and respecting both long-time residents and newcomers. And Big Money.  Rule of Thumb: Bet on Big Money.

Bill Gates: 'We Need an Energy Miracle' - The Atlantic

The Very Great Alexander Von Humboldt - The New York Review of Books

How on Earth Could Trucks Move this 1,000 Ton Load? - Wired 

Spotlight shines, stage right, on U.S. House Freedom Caucus - Reuters.  Jim Jordan may be one of the main cogs in the freedumb caucus, but I don't think he's rich (his main assets are his government pensions).  He's just happy to do everything he can to help out the rich at the expense of the poor and the middle class.

The Pentagon's 'Concurrency Myth' Is Now Available In Supercarrier Size - Foxtrot Alpha

The Drone Papers - The Intercept.  A massive series on the very worst of the Obama presidency, and the American murder/assassination complex.

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