Friday free-for-all


Here’s a look at some of the things I thought were interesting this week, in no particular order:

Join America In Laughing At Oregonians Freaking Out About Pumping Their Own Gas

Some of the social media responses to this new law in Oregon are just comedy gold. As are the responses to the responses. Makes me wonder what fairly commonplace issues I hold ridiculous opinions about.

We Were Wrong About How Ancient Humans Colonized North America

I am always fascinated by stories about human migration. I won’t remotely be surprised if we find out that we’re wrong about when and how humans first came to North/South America.

What to Do with the Money If You Actually Win Tonight’s Powerball Jackpot

This is an old article and one that doesn’t apply to me since I can’t buy lottery tickets where I live. But, for some reason, I really enjoy reading the articles about what you should do if you win.

Blue official color, state money for shiitake mushrooms: first bills of the session filed

Somebody in the Mississippi legislature thought it was a good use of time and resources to submit a bill that would designate blue as the official state color. Why? I’m not sure. I’m usually a fairly calm person but shit like that makes me want to pull my hair out.

Animaniacs Is Returning With New Seasons on Hulu

This is unexpected and exciting news!

It’s Official: HBO’s Game of Thrones Doesn’t Come Back Until 2019

This is expected but yet still disappointing news.

How to Know Who’s Going to Win The Bachelor

I don’t care about The Bachelor. At all. But I thought this was an interesting video nonetheless.

The Last Jedi Isn’t for the Fans

Pretty good article about Rian Johnson deconstructing (or at least reevaluating) the accepted myths of the Star Wars universe.

Don’t Be Like Me, The Passport Idiot

Bureaucracy at its finest. Basically, your passport doesn’t expire when you think it expires. It expires three to six months before that.

And, finally, an oldie but a goodie for your viewing enjoyment.