“It’s hard to overemphasize the passivity of tubing. It is sloth ingeniously disguised as adventure. Though you are outside, you may as well be in your living room watching television. The tube forces you into a nearly horizontal recline, a posture easily mistakable for someone taking a nap.” Sounds like my kind of sport. Sam Anderson on the laid-back art of tubing.

+ Buzzfeed: I joined a telephone laughter club.

+ The high art of competitive eating.

+ Throniacs, you can now watch Jon Snow silently brood over and over.

+ It was “orchestral movements from the hood night” at the Seattle Symphony as the band accompanied Sir Mix-A-Lot on his biggest hit.

+ Several of you didn’t receive Friday’s edition, which had some really interesting stuff. Take a look at the Kitchen Counter Revolution.