Out of the Blue

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The civil rights leader's birthday was actually last week, but it's not really a holiday in the U.S. if it's not on a Monday, so there you go.

The football games were pretty great yesterday, though the officiating was pretty rough. I turned around my horrible regular season for our playoff pool and am in first place at this point, with my pre-playoffs pick matrix resulting in nine winners out of ten games so far. The points escalate with each round in this one, however, so there's still the chance for me to end up as low as tied for fourth out of ten (actually nine, as one player made no picks) if I get the Super Bowl wrong, so I'll keep the champagne on ice for now.

Icy Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Above Average Guy.
Link: Reddit correlates legalized pot with football success.
Story: Kathleen Kennedy Talks "Star Wars" Canon.
Science: Giant laser could arrange particles into enormous space telescope.
Media: Game of Superbowls.
The Royal Dutch Guide Dog Foundation commercial for veteran dogs.