Links we love today

Bonnie Prince Billy's trippy video, adorable Elmo outtakes, boxing cats and more

Bonnie Prince Billy's trippy video, adorable Elmo outtakes, boxing cats and more

Austin Photo Set: News_links we love may 19 2012
Bonnie "Prince" Billy

Here are the links we loved today:

Get even more psyched for tonight’s SNL season finale: Andy Samberg and Chris Parnell were seen shooting outside Magnolia Bakery, meaning The Lonely Island’s planning on ending their legendary run with a “Lazy Sunday” reprise.

In a pretty shady (and probably ultimately stupid) move, NBC has fired Community creator / showrunner Dan Harmon; here’s what Harmon has to say about the situation.

The London Review of Books explores the homes of W.H. Auden.

Publisher’s Weekly revises Modern Library’s Top 100 Novels list.

Are hyperlinks useless? TechCrunch weighs in (and we hope not).

Some economists aren’t too excited about Facebook’s IPO, claiming “the Golden Age of Silicon Valley is over.”

Bring these inflatable meat balloons to your next party.

Andy Isaacson chronicles his solo RV road trip for The New York Times.

Sometimes the funniest part of a viral video is what’s going on in the background.

A University of New Mexico researcher wonders whether smartphones are changing psychology.

Discover a new way to start your day: Weird S#!t From Japan explores radio exercise:

…it’ll get you ready for a day of trolling the Internet with Patton Oswalt:

Check out the trailer for A Grain of Sand, a documentary about a man and the island he inhabits:

If you missed the Moontower premiere of Bonnie Prince Billy’s latest video, “I See a Darkness,” good news:

An adorable Elmo / Ricky Gervais blooper reel:

And finally, a video of boxing cats made by Thomas Edison:


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