Didn't put up a post yesterday. Life got in the way of blogging. Sorry.
I expect to have a fun post on Monday with all the details of the secret thing that I have been waiting to happen for the last couple weeks. It's happening tomorrow! Huzzah! Very excited about this. Plus I will have thoughts on The Dark Knight Rises which I am seeing tonight.
To the links!
-Why August is the worst month in sports (and in my opinion, in general). [Sports Illustrated]
-The Slave Who Circumnavigated The World. Interesting story about Magellan and his slave. I enjoyed the way this was written. [The Awl]
-Everything you ever wanted to know about being a male porn actor. [GQ]
-Hockey Training begins. Tazer has his game face on in his sleep. [Backhand Shelf]
-Keeping the Cup. A nice piece on what it's like to travel with the Cup during the summer. [ESPN]
-David Kaplan wasn't feeling the return the Cubs got on Ryan Dempster. [CSN Chicago]
-Swimming vs. Gymnastics. Simmons breaks it down. [Grantland]
-Michael Ian Black on Romance. This was good. [Vice.com]
-McKayla Maroney's vault owned. I liked the judge's open mouth. [Buzzfeed]
-Jesse Eisenberg. His mom. His friend. Frozen yogurt. Ambiguous homosexual references. Not sure what this was about exactly, but I found it compelling. [McSweeny's]
-Greetings From Williston, North Dakota. It's an oil boomtown. Sounds awful. [Men's Journal]
-The Bull Passes Through. Running with the bulls in Pamplona is for crazy and/or broken people. [The Morning News]
-I didn't know that people who were really into trains were called foamers. Now I do. This is just bizarre.