Links We Love
Editor's note:There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best of the web right now:
1. Facebook parody video takes a more realistic look back at the last 10 years. Odds are you've seen your fair share of nostalgic Facebook videos this week. The touching music and personalized photo montage feeds into our narcissism flawlessly. Stephen Parkhurst decided to take a more honest approach to reflecting on Facebook's evolving role in our lives.
2. Beer pairings for Girl Scout cookies. It's a tall order to improve upon the likes of Thin Mints, Tagalongs and Samoas, but the premiere issue of Craft Beer & Brewing is giving it the ol' college try. The magazine boasts a bevy of intriguing beer pairings, including an Espresso Stout to complement Thin Mints and a Banana Bread Beer for tasting with Tagalongs.
3. Canada fires back at Russia’s ban on gay propaganda with hilarious homoerotic commercial. Whoever said nothing good has come out of Canada clearly hadn't seen this commercial from the Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion. It shows a pair of male lugers thrusting in a sled before revealing the tagline: "The games have always been a little gay. Let's fight to keep them that way." Extra points are awarded for the use of the song "Don't You Want Me Baby" in the background.
4. Judge dismisses charges against Frisco man who held sign warning drivers about police speed trap. Hailed by many as a hero, Ron Martin was classified as a criminal when he held up a sign saying "Police Ahead" along Eldorado Parkway in Frisco. Police arrested Martin and said he was violating the city's sign ordinance. Now that a Collin County judge has dismissed the charges, Martin has set his sights on getting his sign back from the officers who confiscated it.
5. Highlights from the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards. The ease of digital photography has most people believing they are just as good as the pros. Events like the Sony World Photography Awards, however, prove that all shots are not created equal. The contest received more than 140,000 entries from 166 countries and has just announced which images made the shortlist.