These links promise not to get you excited about impending natural disasters.
1. The Oatmeal gives some pointers about impending bad weather. I love the snorkels.
2. You've probably seen this but the devastation after the D.C. earthquake was highly measurable.
3. I must've read this book at some point because I haven't had a problem. Believe it or not, none of those reviews were written by me.
4. I likely would've fainted if I saw this on a calendar of one of my late Grandmas.
5. Sports stuff - this was a mistake but, well, Jim Margalus explains it. Speaking of which, this is from Hardball Talk last week:
Q: How much beer would Adam Dunn have to drink to get his blood alcohol content higher than his batting average?
Dunn is listed — generously I think, but let’s let him have it — at 285. His batting average as of this morning was .167. According to this calculator, in order to get his BAC to .167, he’d have to drink fourteen beers — and maybe a sip or two of a fifteenth — in the space of two hours in order to get his BAC that high. Which seems like an awful lot, actually. Who programmed that calculator? Zelda Fitzgerald?
6. It also should be noted that I made none of these signs. My favorite is bill posters.
7. In case you were thinking of flying the plane yourself...
8. Basic Instructions tells us how to deal with decisions. I need to use the word "wretch" more.
9. Video time - I love me some Alison Brie but this is not good. Wait for Donald Glover's commentary however which is spot on.
10. Caprice Crane is totally right about this.
That's all for this week. My heart stays in for all those unaffected by the earthquake or Hurricane Irene.