Got a little time Sundays to read the story behind the story? How about a video that will have you in tears of laughter? I spend a couple of hours on Saturdays looking for stories and items worth sharing.
Lip sync battles are spit-take material
- If you haven't seen Jimmy Fallon's Lip Sync Battle with Paul Rudd, the second round is worth the wait. This isn't the first time he's had lip sync battles. This one from September with Joseph Gordon Levitt and Stephen Merchant has had more than 12 million views.
- Here are my picks of the week's Top 10 photos from the AP.
- Here are The Journal Gazette's photos of the week.
- Featured gallery: Allen County Public Library through the years
- 8-year-old northwest Ohio boy turns $20 into priceless gift to soldier His father died in service to his country, and the boy just wanted to give the fighter wing officer his windfall. Story by Steve Hartman at CBS News. Suggested by Dan Stockman and Maureen Mespell.
- The dark power of fraternities If you are a parent with a child considering the Greek life, this story is worth your time. Fraternities that are perfectly sane choices at one campus might be a disaster in the making at others. -- Story in The Atlantic by Caitlin Flanagan, author of Girl Land (2012) and To Hell With All That (2006). Shared by Faith Van Gilder
- The Mammoth Cometh "Bringing extinct animals back to life is really happening – and it's going to be very, very cool. Unless it ends up being very, very bad." By Nathaniel Rich, The New York Times magazine.
- Hello to arms "There were grumbles in 2009 when the U.S. Marine Corps ordered troops to keep their hands out of their pockets except to quickly 'retrieve something.' But when the Corps' commandant later decreed that Marines had to stop rolling up their sleeves, the leathernecks went into action." By Ben Kesling at The Wall Street Journal.
- Academy Awards acceptance speeches should be more than thank-yous By David Horsey of the Los Angeles Times.
- Don't declare someone dead unless you are absolutely, positively sure he is. Shades of Poe: A farmer wakes up inside a body bag at the funeral home while the staff is preparing to embalm him. He's glad to be alive, and we're all glad this turned out OK.
- If you just need to get caught up on the week's news, here's a Top 10 stories list we posted Saturday.