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Today on The Daily What Geek: Inside the scientific power of music

Elsewhere on the Internets:

  • Won: The gold medal for fastest texter in America, by a 17-year-old from Wisconsin
  • Experimental: Beck's new album, which will be released only as sheet music
  • Legitimized: BitTorrents, now that the Internet Archive offers more than 1,000,000 torrents for download
  • Cool: A former undocumented immigrant took silver for the U.S. in the 1,500m
  • Also Cool: An American runner helped his relay team make the Olympic finals on a broken leg

Lunchtime Lady: Tessa Codina

Lunchtime Leisure: Cooking Mama: Breaking Bad (via)

Lunchtime List: The 7 Most Heartbreaking Olympic Moments

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Today on The Daily What Geek: The new trailer from the animation geniuses at Studio Ghibli is amazing

Elsewhere on the Internets:

  • Cray: Ben Bernanke, who thinks student loans are not a problem
  • Signed: Futuristic purchasing platform Square, with Starbucks
  • Apologetic: The girlfriend of the suspect in the Sikh temple shooting, to victims
  • Ignored: The Sikh temple shooting, compared to the Colorado movie theater shooting
  • Upgraded: Minesweeper, in the latest updates to Windows 8
  • Unveiled: A potential redesign of Wikipedia dreamed up by a creative agency called New!

Lunchtime Lady: Precious Muir

Lunchtime Leisure: Dual Custody (via)

Lunchtime List: Behind-The-Scenes TV Photos That Will Mess With Your Mind

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Today on The Daily What Geek: The best student-animated short film you'll see all week

Elsewhere on the Internets:

  • Free: Top-of-the-line dildos, from Trojan-sponsored hot dog carts in NYC, in a today-only publicity stunt
  • Promised: Higher pizza prices, by Papa John himself, because of Obamacare
  • Finally: Arrested Development Season 4 begins shooting today
  • RIP: Songwriting legend Marvin Hamlisch
  • Rumored: Justin Timberlake has started working on solo album No. 3
  • Impressive: A new "spray-on skin" that heals hard-to-treat wounds

Lunchtime Lady: Niki Liner

Lunchtime Leisure: Stable Boy (via)

Lunchtime List: The 10 Sexiest Movies Ever Made (Not Safe For Work)

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Today on The Daily What Geek: Mr. Plinkett is back with another Star Wars review

Elsewhere on the Internets:

  • Betrayed: The Today show, by decades-long superfan Linny Boyette, who showed up at Good Morning America today
  • Saluted: All men who aren't as fast as Usain Bolt, by Durex
  • Honored: A 1982 Honda Civic, with a proper funeral after 170,000 miles
  • Requested: Compensation funds from the state of Florida, by Trayvon Martin's parents
  • Crushed: NBC, by the BBC's Olympics coverage

Lunchtime Lady: Edita Rink

Lunchtime Leisure: They Love You (via)

Lunchtime List: The Funniest Internet Reactions To Curiosity Landing On Mars

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Today on The Daily What Geek: Conan reviews The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Elsewhere on the Internets:

  • Escaped: Amish youth, to New York, for TLC's Breaking Amish
  • Emblazoned: Gymnast Gabby Douglas, on a Corn Flakes box, the morning after winning all-around gold
  • Endorsed: Mitt Romney, by pr0n star Jenna Jameson
  • Fighting: Sen. Harry Reid and Mitt Romney, after Reid alleged that Romney hadn't paid taxes for 10 years
  • Clarified: Ryan Lochte's mom's use of "one-night stand" to describe her son's typical behavior

Lunchtime Lady: Shantal Monique

Lunchtime Leisure: CLOP (via)

Lunchtime List: The 36 Best Tumblr Pics From 1991

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Today on The Daily What Geek: The Doctor Who Series 7 trailer is here at last

Elsewhere on the Internets:

  • Fail: James Holmes' psychiatrist thought he could be a danger to others
  • Held: A best-dressed contest for opossums, by a school in New Zealand
  • Debuted: Oprah's real hair, on the cover of the new issue of O
  • Planned: A real-life Jurassic Park, with cloned dinosaurs and everything
  • Crunched: The numbers on Mitt Romney's tax plan

Lunchtime Lady: Kayla Cook

Lunchtime Leisure: Cooking Mama: Breaking Bad Version (via)

Lunchtime List: 6 Crazy Things Conservatives Have Compared Birth Control To

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Today on The Daily What Geek: Introducing the Legend of Zelda western

Elsewhere on the Internets:

  • Confirmed: Rush Hour 4
  • Booted: 8 badminton Olympians from two teams, for trying to throw a match
  • Relaunched: A revamped Digg, just six weeks after it was bought for a measly $500K
  • Compared: San Antonio mayor Julian Castro, to Obama, after being tapped for the keynote at the Dems' convention
  • Genius: Unbaby.me, which replaces your friends' baby pics in your Facebook Newsfeed with awesome stuff

Lunchtime Lady: Keli Anna Sewell
Lunchtime Leisure: Organ Trail
Lunchtime List: 15 Inspiring Westboro Baptist Church Counter-Protests
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Today on The Daily What Geek: The trailer for The Dark Knight Returns animated flick is out

Elsewhere on the Internets:

  • Sympathetic: Jayson Blair, to ex-New Yorker writer Jonah Lehrer's struggle to tell the truth
  • Embarrassed: A Muslim TV reporter at the Olympics, after he was kissed by a fan while observing Ramadan
  • Arrested: The 17-year-old who harassed Olympian Tom Daley about his dad's death on Twitter
  • Vindicated: The 11-year-old who bungled the national anthem at a MLS game this past weekend
  • Approved: A laser treatment to reduce stretch marks, by the FDA
  • Announced: Mitt Romney will announce his VP pick via smartphone app
  • Sued: Nielsen, for billions, for allegedly manipulating TV ratings data
  • Tapped: Bill Clinton, to give a coveted prime-time address on the second night of the Democratic National Convention

Lunchtime Lady: Lisa Zalic

Lunchtime Leisure: Spelunky

Lunchtime List: 13 People Who Don't Know What "Literally" Means

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Today on The Daily What Geek: Peter Jackson confirms The Hobbit will be split up into three movies

Elsewhere on the Internets:

  • Claimed: Obama is a descendant of the first enslaved African-American, by Ancestry.com
  • Insulted: Palestinians, by Mitt Romney's racist comments at a fundraiser in Israel
  • Witnessed: A UFO, at Friday's Opening Ceremonies
  • Added: Gay marriage, to the Democrats' official convention platform
  • Suspended: A journalist who's been sh*t-talking NBC via Twitter
  • Dismissed: Sarah Palin, as a mistake, by Dick Cheney

Lunchtime Lady: Joanna Shari

Lunchtime Leisure: Deadly Neighbours 2 (via)

Lunchtime List: 25 Behind-The-Scenes Movie Photos That Will Mess With Your Mind

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Today on The Daily What Geek: The Avengers go to the Olympics

Today on ROFLympics: Cheezburger liveblogs the Opening Ceremonies

Elsewhere on the Internets:

  • Seriously: Shooting suspect James Holmes wants to know how The Dark Knight Rises ended
  • Donated: $2.5M, in support of gay marriage in the state of Washington, by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos
  • RIP: Chick-Fil-A's head of PR, who died this morning of a heart attack
  • Returning: Bristol Palin, to Dancing With the Stars
  • Horrifying: A Croatia McDonald's, which continued to serve food despite a dead body near the counter
  • Epic: A Chinese farmer's two-year journey on rickshaw to get to London for the Olympics
  • Exists: DNA testing for cats

 

Lunchtime Lady: Valerie Rose

Lunchtime Leisure: QWOP

Lunchtime List: Top 6 Real-Life Versions Of Batman Villains

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Today on The Daily What Geek: The Internet reimagines World War II -- but with cameras instead of guns

Elsewhere on the Internets:

  • Likely: The legalization of gay marriage, in Scotland by 2015
  • Historic: America's refusal to dip its flag to the host nation at the Olympics
  • Tricked: Viewers, by networks, into thinking bad shows -- like Newsroom -- are critically acclaimed
  • Suspended: A Greek Olympian, from the Games, for a racist tweet
  • Married: North Korea's Kim Jong Un, but it's unclear when the nuptials occurred

Lunchtime Lady: Candice DeVisser Lunchtime Leisure: ASCIIvania (via) Lunchtime List: 5 Movies Made Possible By Characters Who Suck At Their Jobs

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Today on The Daily What Geek: When the release of The Dark Knight Rises coincides with the first night of Ramadan, what's a Muslim nerd to do?

Elsewhere on the Internets:

  • Preparing: Tampa, FL, adult venues, for the influx of business during the upcoming GOP convention
  • Surprised: Team Great Britain fans in a photo booth, by David Beckham
  • Destroyed: Chick-Fil-A and ABC's Brian Ross, by Jon Stewart
  • Departing: Mitt Romney, on a six-day trip abroad to boost his foreign policy cred
  • Nothing: What searchers found on yet another expedition to find evidence of Amelia Earhart's death

Lunchtime Lady: Valerie Roach Lunchtime Leisure: Seedling (via) Lunchtime List: 9 Unintentionally Terrifying Children's Books

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Today on The Daily What Geek: Meet an artificial jellyfish created with... muscle cells from a rat heart

Elsewhere on the Internets:

  • Launched: An informal Facebook campaign to convince Christian Bale to visit kids injured in the Colorado shooting
  • Finally: Heisenberg Blue Glass Rock Candy, for sale via Etsy
  • Planned: National Same-Sex Kiss Day at Chick-Fil-A, for August 3
  • Expected: An AIDS-free generation in the not-so-distant future, according to scientists
  • Crashed: Gay hookup app Grindr, by the arrival of Olympians in London
  • Lauded: President Obama, by Hugo Chavez, of all people
  • Compiled: A hilarious -- and accurate -- "Do Not Ever Buy" list, by a record store in Chicago

Lunchtime Lady: Yelinice Lopez Lunchtime Leisure: Outsmart! (via) Lunchtime List: 9 Smutty Passages From Classic Books

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Today on The Daily What Geek: The history of electricity -- animated

Elsewhere on the Internets: 

  • Shameful: Reactions to the Colorado shooting from a right-wing Congressman, the NRA, and more
  • Booted: A fan, from an MC Chris concert, after a tweet criticizing the rapper
  • Endorsed: Same-sex marriage, by game publisher EA
  • Fired: The writing staff of The Newsroom, by Aaron Sorkin
  • Installed: A pregnancy test dispenser, in a Minnesota bar, by a nonprofit

Lunchtime Lady: Lydia Sampson Lunchtime Learning: The Origin of Nickelodeon's Green Slime Lunchtime Leisure: The Grid (via) Lunchtime List: 10 MP3s You Need To Download For Free This Week

 

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Today on The Daily What Geek: The Emmy nominations are out

Elsewhere on the Internets: 

  • Seriously: George Zimmerman claims Trayvon Martin's death was "God's plan"
  • Trending: People stealing giant Hasselhoff cutouts from a chain convenience stores
  • Unfortunate: An Olympic torchbearer's misspelled commemorative tattoo
  • Nailed: Capitol One, for preying on consumers, to the tune of $210 million

Lunchtime Lady: Chanele Wilcott Lunchtime Leisure: Oswald the Elephant (via) Lunchtime List: 10 Famous Roles Almost Played By Bill Murray

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Today on The Daily What Geek: New web series Written By Kids, featuring Joss Whedon

Elsewhere on the Internets:

  • Suspended: Comments on Rotten Tomatoes, because Batman fans were being d*cks
  • Saved: A litter of stray kittens in Brazil, by a dog who'd once lived on the streets himself
  • Arrested: An alleged former Nazi, at the age of 97

Lunchtime Leisure: Eat Your Dinner (via) Lunchtime Lady: Elaina Christina Lunchtime List: 10 Toys From The '90s That Are Making A Comeback

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