The Missing Links: Good Job, Good Effort, Internet!

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Ray Bradbury’s Most Memorable & Insightful Quotes
Presented by The Guardian in random fashion.

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Whoa, Check Out the Big Chronological Order On This Infographic!
This carefully-crafted image creates a linear timeline for Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction.

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The Newly-Unveiled Wii Is Dumb & Useless & I Probably Want One
I 50% hate the idea and 50% think it’s kind of cool. It’ll make a perfect companion to the Wii I already have and never, ever touch.

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There Are Couples With Really Close Marriages & Then There’s This
A couple that once became famous for never being farther than 15-feet from one another is back in the news. This article recounts the time a writer tried to mimic their lifestyle.

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Little Kids Are Winning Professional Sports This Week
Professional football player Brandon Jacobs just got a cool $3.36 payday. Not 3.36 million. Just $3.36. And it was given to him by a 6-year old boy named Joseph who really hopes it’s enough money to convince Jacobs to come back to his beloved New York Giants.

Also: A little kid who very earnestly encouraged the Miami Heat as they dejectedly sulked off the court following a crushing home playoff loss on Tuesday night by shouting “Good Effort! Good Job!” has become an internet star - with the predictable result being a quickly spreading meme. Deadspin did their part as well, throwing together a video of the boy’s encouragement set against some terrible moments of fail throughout history.

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If Einstein Was A Genius, Why Did He Think This Would Work?
I wonder if she ever wrote him a note demanding he brush his hair once in a while.

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Yeah, What He Said!
Speaking of questionable things to say to your wife. I recently saw Dana Gould, the brilliant comedian and longtime writer on The Simpsons, on an episode of The Green Room and he perfectly encapsulated what bothers me so much about my wife’s reality TV viewing:

“I had this realization one day that you are watching people that are not actors, in phony situations created by people that are not writers. And the non-actors are second guessing how they think you would like to see them behave were this situation genuine, which it isn’t. And you are passively observing this. You’re technically not even alive at this point. You are watching an amateur production of nothing.”

June 7, 2012 - 1:21pm
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