Roundup: North Korea Threatens Attack Via Fax Machine; Robots vs. Zombies; Bill Belichick is Full of Christmas Spirit

Lucy Pinder, birthday gallery girl. … North Korea sent a fax to South Korea that it was threatening to “strike mercilessly without notice.” … That’s not Nelson Mandela, is it? … Shopped at Target this holiday season? Your credit card number was likely hacked. … A balcony collapsed at London’s Apollo Theater Thursday. … Florida/Michigan will play in the 2017 Cowboys Classic. … Pussy Riot (remember them?) might be getting out of Russian prison. … Grant Balfour’s deal with the Orioles could fall apart following physical. … An index of every NFL TD celebration this season. … Phil Mushnick took a double-barrel shot a Mike Francesa and James Dolan. … Some folks are mad Mariah Carey performed a concert in Angola.  … An attempt at the best GIFs of 2013? … Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ was almost too risky to publish. … Vanishing spray at the 2014 World Cup! … Important battle: y’all vs. you guys.  … Victor Cruz is done for the season. … BlackBerry lost a lot of money in 2013Funny newspaper headline! … Wholesome weekend activity: make your own egg nogg! .. My favorite GIF of 2013 (non-Shamburger). … Drone Survival Guide, only $15! … Happy Birthday Oscar Gamble (64); Trent Tucker (54); James Shields (32); Jonah Hill (30); Pinder (30). … Have a nice weekend. Stay warm.

Seattle bus riders band together to fight robber. Also includes a action-movie quality gun grab. [Hyper Vocal]

The obit of Screw Magazine’s Al Goldstein is worth reading. The word “sleaze” is used. [NYT]

Here is an article entitled: “The Internet is Broken.” [Esquire]

The coolest batting stances of all-time. (self-explanatory) [Sports on Earth]

Grant Wahl vs. the world on Twitter took place the other night. [Awful Announcing]

Pitchfork (hooray!) picked its best music of 2013. [Albums, Tracks, my self-indulgent personal favs]

And here’s the 15 most memorable restaurant meals of 2013. [Forbes]

2013 was the worst 2004 ever. [Noisey]

He’s a target of Internet scorn, but this is a good column/subject matter by Dan Shaughnessy. [Boston Globe]

A good read on what it’s like working inside the DC media game. [Politico]

Andrew Luck is a big soccer fan. [ESPN FC]

Jared and Kay would prefer you didn’t read this link. [Death and Taxes]

Here’s a bunch of folks giving their recollections of the ‘Baby Got Back’ video. [Vulture]

Dolph Lundgren + Zombies + … Robots?

Bill Belichick loves all Christmas songs. (via Red Ticket Blues)

Hey look, that fringe character from Arrested Development showed up unscripted on the BBC.

That Christmas jammies viral video has like eight billion views in three days, while Michael Bolton’s instructional softball video is hovering around a 1,600. Sigh.

The Eric Andre Show gave us the best 1980s WWF reunion of 2013, even better than Marlins Park this summer.

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