How’s your week looking so far? Good? I hope so. Here are a few links you can read over breakfast on a sunny veranda. I mean, assuming you have a veranda around. And the sun, which is always around, but not always around in a bright and happy fashion. Hopefully, you have the bright and happy sun.

  1. What do you do when a bear menaces your beloved pet? You haul off and punch the bear right in his stupid bear face, right? Right?
  2. You can play classic video games like Maniac Mansion right in Twitter, thanks to Twitter Cards and the Internet Archive. (UPDATE: Nope. You can’t do that anymore. You can go play cool games at the Archive, though.)
  3. I didn’t know that tabasco sauce had so many connections to the United States military.
  4. If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is.
  5. Some wonderful man recreated the classic cover of the Dungeons & Dragons box set in LEGO bricks.
  6. We don’t hear nearly enough good stories about police dispatchers. They’re out there to be told.
  7. Follow the link on Glenn’s post to a really cool story about the SR-71 Blackbird. It truly was a cool airplane.
  8. Do we really need a remake of The Six Million Dollar Man? Hollywood says we do, and they’ve tapped an Oscar-nominated writer to make it happen. Hopefully, they’ll keep the awesome theme song sequence (Na na na NA naaaaaaa na na na na na na na naaaaaaaaaa.)
  9. Adorable that child is! Into a droid you must stick her! Pictures you should take!
  10. I don’t mind the word “selfie” all that much but I know it drives some folks absolutely bananas. If you’re one of those, you have the nation of Australia to blame.

Bonus Link Number 11!!

Here is a whole mess of Alton Brown-approved recipes for your Cinco de Mayo dining and drinking needs. His fish tacos recipe looks delicious and would pair very nicely with his recipe for Refresca de Avena.