7 Deadly Things You Won’t Believe Most People Survive – [Cracked]
5 Innovations Looking To Transform Cities Around The World – [TNW]
Who Said It? Mitt Romney or Mr. Burns? – [MAD]
The Comment Section for Every Article Ever Written About PETA – [The Hairpin]
On Kony 2012 – [The Daily What]
The organization behind Kony 2012 — Invisible Children Inc. — is an extremely shady nonprofit that has been called ”misleading,” “naive,” and “dangerous” by a Yale political science professor, and has been accused by Foreign Affairs of “manipulat[ing] facts for strategic purposes.” They have also been criticized by the Better Business Bureau for refusing to provide information necessary to determine if IC meets the Bureau’s standards.
Sending money to a nonprofit that wants to muck things up by dousing the flames with fuel is not helping. Want to help? Really want to help? Send your money to nonprofits that are putting more than 31% toward rebuilding the region’s medical and educational infrastructure, so that former child soldiers have something worth coming home to.
Colts Release Peyton Manning After 14 Seasons – [ESPN]
Colts owner Jim Irsay announced Wednesday that his team will release quarterback Peyton Manning, making the four-time MVP perhaps the most-coveted free agent in NFL history — if he’s healthy enough to play in 2012.
Both men paused frequently to fight tears, with their voices shaking, when they appeared together at a news conference at the Colts’ team complex to announce the end of Manning’s 14-year tenure in Indianapolis. The team had a deadline of Thursday to pay Manning a $28 million bonus and exercise the four remaining years on the five-year, $90 million contract he signed before last season, or release him outright.
“This is difficult because of the things Peyton has done for our city, our state and our franchise,” Irsay said. “There will be no other Peyton Manning.”
Apple Unveils New iPad – [Mashable]