Summertime and the living is easy. Welcome to August, Crooks and Liars, set yourself down with a tall, cool drink as we take a long sip on some sweet links.
Driftglass gives us the Rosetta Stone to understanding the media landscape.
Zander Versus The Stupid laughs at the manufactured outrage to the manufactured scandal du jour.
Big Bad Bald Bastard assesses the statistics of gun violence.
Bonus Track: RockTheScene writes a beautiful remembrance of his guitar, lost, found, and reborn.
Round-up by Tengrain who blogs at Mock, Paper, Scissors and at Liberaland. You can follow Tengrain on the electric Twitter machine, too. Send tips, requests, and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org (with "For MBRU" in the subject line).