NEITHER DOUBTER NOR BELUBER

The story on Uber has been written about ad nauseam, which is why I’ve been reluctant to weigh in. But enough people have asked my perspective so I decided to weigh in with my non-conformist view. I love Uber and I don’t believe there has yet been a real scandal. Grievances – yes. But scandal? I’m not so sure.

ACCUSERS ON THE RECORD

Sixteen women have publicly stated that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted them, with 12 saying he drugged them first and another saying he tried to drug her. The Washington Post has interviewed five of those women, including a former Playboy Playmate who has never spoken publicly about her allegations.

NICE GUYS FINISH IN THE MIDDLE

There's a notion that some people become successful company founders because they have the right "Startup DNA." The DNA is comprised of characteristics like "resilience" and "ability to accept risk." Another characteristic many top entrepreneurs share is arrogance. Or worse, just being a huge jerk.

R.I.P.

Marion Barry Jr., the Mississippi sharecropper’s son and civil rights activist who served three terms as mayor of the District of Columbia, survived a drug arrest and jail sentence, and then came back to win a fourth term as the city’s chief executive, died around midnight Saturday at United Medical Center in Washington. He was 78.

BERNIE PULLS THE STRINGS

"Cricket is considered to be the most impenetrable game for non-Englishmen to comprehend. Being English I cannot understand why foreigners might struggle to grasp the appeal of sitting on a wooden bench and watching 22 men occasionally move on-and-off a large field for five days, but believe me when I tell you that a cogent explanation of the rules of cricket is the matter of a few moments compared to an understanding of Formula One."

DEPARTMENT OF LAME PIRATES

For three years Michael Hallatt has been bringing thousands of dollars’ worth of Trader Joe’s products across the border into Vancouver. Our reporter spent a day embedded with Pirate Joe’s "cats" and got an inside look at the cultlike following the pirate brand has captured from the U.S. corporation.

YOU WILL NEVER KICK THE FOOTBALL

It was mostly funny in that joke-a-day way most decent comic strips are funny, but what strikes you about Peanuts is the undercurrent of existential dread. Peanuts at it's best wasn't about fun or the power of the imagination. It was about how the world is a grim place where you fail over and over again, and then you die.

NOT HELPING EASE TENSIONS

Not much is normal about the Missouri grand jury responsible for deciding whether to charge a suburban St. Louis police officer for fatally shooting Michael Brown. Not the length of deliberations, not the manner in which it has heard evidence, not the way in which its work could be made public.

WELL, SHE TAKES THE CAKE

Today on ESPN's College Gameday Heisman Trophy winner, former NFL quarterback and now ESPN analyst Tim Tebow gave a slice of cake to an adoring fan. She unleashed cries of supreme happiness. She gave Tebow a hug. She ate the cake. In a few hours she will turn it into feces. She will remember this moment for the rest of her life.

DING

"Ten years ago, I had just started college. I had never been paid for writing about games and honestly didn't know if I ever would be. I suffered from a yet-undiagnosed anxiety disorder. I was entering adulthood, but I was, for all intents and purposes, still a dumb kid, largely unaware of who I was, where I was going and how to get there. So in some very real, bizarre ways, I have grown into adulthood with 'World of Warcraft,' and it has grown along with me."