Critical Linking: July 30th, 2013


London firefighters say they have freed hundreds of people with body parts trapped in household objects in the last three years, including 18 children with heads stuck in potties or toilet seats and 79 people trapped in handcuffs. The London Fire Brigade speculated that the popularity of erotic novel “Fifty Shades of Grey” may account for a rise in handcuffs-related emergencies.

Have fun folks, but be safe. Keep the keys close. Really close.


The study was conducted over 10 days at a local bookstore, during which the store smelled like chocolate for half of its business hours. Researchers analyzed the behavior of every fifth customer that entered the store — a total of 201 patrons — and found that customers were twice as likely to look at more than one book when the store smelled like chocolate.

This is cheating. Delicious, evil cheating. Let’s try bacon next.


“A friend of mine gave me this novel and insisted that I read it,” Gates wrote. “I don’t generally read a lot of fiction. I think ‘The Hunger Games’ was the last novel I read. I bet this one will involve less archery.”

Even Bill Gates read The Hunger Games. He’s got Team Peeta written all over him.


Neil Gaiman Would Like to Welcome You to Wayward Manor.

NG made a video game. His next task will be cleaning the stables of….er, no wait. That’s Hercules. Easy to get them confused. Both seem to be able to do anything.



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