Monday, January 20, 2014

“I read the news today, oh boy ...” (MLK Day Edition)

This week, Uncle Jay explains the phrase people have been throwing around: “Net Neutrality.” Don't worry, it doesn't mean LeBron James had a scary operation. It's all about the internet, and five reasons why this one simple trick that doctors don't want you to know about will have you screaming with laughter at this shocking cat video.

Meanwhile, elsewhere on planet Earth:

There's nothing "net neutral" about this! One week ago today, a story broke from the Boston desk of the Associated Press, but was deleted from the web before day's end. Does someone in the mainstream media have something to hide? [Gizmodo]

Meanwhile, here's a man with nothing to hide. In fact, this fellow would have a very hard time hiding anyway, once you got a whiff of him. He's not complaining, though. [The Blaze]

In the past year, there have been reports of bee populations dying in various parts of the world. Maybe that's why we don't hear so much anymore about the killer bees from South America. Meanwhile, in Australia, they want to keep track of all of them. [Gizmodo]

Speaking of keeping track, if you were wondering about the three best states for drinking, unfortunately, Texas isn't one of them. Yeah, I was surprised too. [Time]

Recently, the Pope said that mothers could breastfeed their infants in church now (or something to that effect that usually gets lost in translation), and I'm sure all the nursing mothers out there have been waiting for the go-ahead. But be warned, there are still places where they stand their ground against such an unsavory practice, including ... [Catholic Fire]

And speaking of irony, a teenaged girl felt "degraded" when a male student in her aikido class requested a degree of separation to avoid touching females on religious grounds. After all, every little girl dreams of one day growing up and being thrown around by a man in a dojo. [National Post]

Finally, here's a video clip showing what London looked like in 1927, compared to the present day. Notice what has changed, and what has stayed the same. (Yeah, that's the idea.) [Gizmodo]

And that's all the news that fits. As the week goes on, stay tuned, and stay in touch.

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