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  • Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is Super-fun-pak comix, featuring Quantum Mechanic:
    Cartoon by Ruben Bolling -- Super-fun-pak comix, featuring Quantum Mechanic
  • It might not be quite at the level of the classic Dale Peterson video, but this ad from congressional candidate Will Brooke, featuring a printed copy of the Affordable Care Act and a whole lot of guns does make you wonder what it is about Alabama Republicans and web videos.
  • Planet Biden:
    The dwarf planet—named 2012 VP113, and nicknamed “Biden” for obvious reasons—was found near another tiny, icy planet named Sedna that was first discovered ten years ago, National Geographic reports. Scientists involved in the new discovery believe the two objects may have been pulled so far out in the solar system by the gravity of a much larger planet hulking still farther out in our solar system.
  • Whoopsies! A Republican Senate candidate in Alaska already facing questions about carpetbagging was caught using a picture of mountains in New Zealand, rather than Alaska.
  • What are the healthiest counties in the country? Ten maps with answers on traits like air pollution, child poverty, obesity rates, and chlamydia rates.
  • Oh, wow. You might read the words hairy frogfish and realize the picture is going to be bad, but you still have to see it.
  • A beautiful letter from Helen Keller on "listening" to a symphony:
    Last night, when the family was listening to your wonderful rendering of the immortal symphony someone suggested that I put my hand on the receiver and see if I could get any of the vibrations. He unscrewed the cap, and I lightly touched the sensitive diaphragm. What was my amazement to discover that I could feel, not only the vibrations, but also the impassioned rhythm, the throb and the urge of the music! The intertwined and intermingling vibrations from different instruments enchanted me.
  • On today's Kagro in the Morning show, Greg Dworkin tells us why getting the ACA metrics wonks want isn't so easy. Krugman v. Silver. "Social media concierge service" for your wedding? "Welfare queen" or would-be "maker," economic inequality is about bleeding you either way.

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