ICYMI: Bill Gates Meets His Match in Chess

The week's honorable mentions.

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It took a little over a minute for the world’s best chess player Magnus Carlsen to beat the world’s richest man, Bill Gates, in chess. (The Verge)

Arnold Schwarzenegger recently pretended to be an instructor at Gold’s Gym for a good cause and presumably got a kick out of watching people attempt to keep their New Year’s resolutions. (E! Online)

Well-known stage actors produce a parody video imagining what it would be like if the Russian government shut down Broadway because it’s too gay. Avenue Q would have a rough time under this new regime. (The Broadway World)

This week’s New York Times magazine cover depicting Hillary as a planet is ripe for parody, and meme-makers have been in top form. (The Wire and ABC News)

Aristotle was trying to figure out what makes things go viral long before we started asking the question. (The New Yorker)

Anderson Cooper did an epic takedown of stupid fraternity antics on MLK Day. (CNN)

7 comments
DaveLoar
DaveLoar

Magnus is probably the best ever. This match would be like a baby boxing Ali in his prime...

AstiWaaldorff
AstiWaaldorff

At least Bill is not a sore loser, and he at least tried (his best?) when facing the known world champion.


cute game.   The chess dude is amazing to watch.

sillydoge
sillydoge

Ole willy is no longer the richest person in the world and hasn't been for quite some time.

sillydoge
sillydoge

Ole willy is no longer the richest person in the world and hasn't been for quite some time.

AstiWaaldorff
AstiWaaldorff

@sillydoge    Yes Gates is the richest man.   The Helu family surpasses Gate's wealth but they are a FAMILY of net worth, not an individual person.