The economics of the Death Star. As someone that has recently been discussing the geopolitical ramifications of Superman’s renounced citizenship, I – of course – think that these things are neat as hell. I’m going to have to start reading Overthinking It with more regularity.

So what did we learn from Toyota’s recall crisis? Basically, it all goes to hell once the politicians get involved.

The ins and outs of getting a tattoo with a professional sports logo. I remember, years ago, a woman with a huge tattoo on her back with the logo of the local professional sports team. A friend and I wondered what she would do if they changed their logo. I suppose it could be hip and retro and all that, but she didn’t strike me as a retro-ironic sort.

A human rights worker passes on a list of things he wishes he’d known before getting involved.

GM is not sure what to do with GMC. The degree to which these decisions are made around their dealership networks is nothing less than astounding. The cars are meant to be sold to people. You need a network to do it, but it’s only part of the equation. It’s been suggested that GMC become their Jeep counterpart. Not a bad idea, actually, if they have to come up with something to tag-team with Buick. Ford ran into the same issue with Lincoln/Mercury and the end of the latter. On the other hand, our local dealer is Chevy/Buick but not GMC, so it’s not a hard rule that they have to go together, apparently.

Married women get more time for leisure than unmarried women. The difference is marginal, but acts as a counter to the complaint that men double the housework. Then again, we’re dealing with averages. A few stay-at-home wives can throw off the averages.

Why redheads are more sensitive.

A Yale student gave up any and all semblance of privacy to be a guinea pig in a class project.


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2 Responses to Linkluster XXXIX

  1. Kirk says:

    I remember, years ago, a woman with a huge tattoo on her back with the logo of the local professional sports team. A friend and I wondered what she would do if they changed their logo. I suppose it could be hip and retro and all that, but she didn’t strike me as a retro-ironic sort.

    I have a Lightning jersey with the old logo. I think it’s pretty cool, as having an old jersey proves that I didn’t just climb on board during the playoffs.

    That said, I washed it other day and put it away for next year. Sigh…

  2. trumwill says:

    One of Colosse’s professional teams changed out their logo from an interesting one to a ridiculously boring one. They changed it back after a couple years. I pity anyone who got a sports tattoo during that period.

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