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Friday links

How to Gird Up Your Loins: An Illustrated Guide.

Couple’s 550K Mile Road Trip Across 177 Countries Over 26 Years.

Quentin Tarantino Directed a 1995 Episode of ER.

Rita Hayworth was born on this date in 1918. Here’s an excellent compilation of her dancing, set to Stayin’ Alive

Gallery of Hamsters Caught Stuffing Their Big, Fat Faces.

Things That Are Hilariously Similar To Each Other (this is an open list, so you can add to it. Numbers 18 and 21 are my favorites).

ICYMITuesdays links are here, and include lots of stuff about the Battle of Hastings, a gallery of stairs that lead nowhere, Halloween ideas from the 1880’s, and the McDonald from McDonald’s restaurants.

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Politics & Policy

Students’ Anti-Gun Views

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Elections

Romney Is a Misfit for America

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Law & the Courts

What the Second Amendment Means Today

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U.S.

Fire the FBI Chief

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Film & TV

Black Panther’s Circle of Hype

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