Links: 8 February 2015

This is why I don’t recycle plastic and glass, and refer to recycling as “expensive trash”: Recycling: Can It Be Wrong, When It Feels So Right?

Town of Cable is a quirky Wisconsin getaway with a giant race. Cable, WI, was the home of the now-defunct Wisconsin Wilderness Campus of Cairn University, where I got my first university teaching experience (2010-2012). I don’t come across news stories about Cable very often, so I thought I’d give it a shout-out.

The Burger Lab: Revisiting the Myth of The 12-Year Old McDonald’s Burger That Just Won’t Rot (Testing Results!) | Serious Eats. The punchline: McDonald’s burgers don’t rot, but neither do other burgers–even all-natural ones.

Social Media Becomes Lifeline for Civilians Under Fire in Ukraine.

With an Apology, Brian Williams Digs Himself Deeper in Copter Tale. I have no axe to grind–I am ambivalent about Brian Williams. I find the story fascinating because of the high standard to which we hold our news reporting, and I wonder whether it’s fair to expect someone to remember the details of something that happened twelve years ago. If he intended to deceive, he should lose his job. But it seems like he’s catching lots of flak for what ancient historiographers did all the time.

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I’m a native North Jerseyan, exiled to the land of Phillies fans…an Old Testament professor and former liturgist…husband to Corrie…father to Daniel and Elizabeth…eldest sibling to three, brother-in-law to Josh and Hannah…uncle to Marshall.
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