“During Banned Books Week last month, you may have heard that some busybodies banned Green Eggs and Ham because they thought the story was kinda gay … None of these reports say where or when this purported prohibition took place, other than those vague references to California and the ’90s … I’m pretty sure I know where this began. It’s my fault. Sorry. My bad.” Jesse Walker in Reason: I think I accidentally started an urban legend. (This could explain about 90% of the Internet.)

+ When a joke goes well, there’s laughter. When it goes poorly, there’s silence. When it goes really bad, there’s this: “Here’s what it looks like after someone shouts ‘I have Ebola, you’re all screwed!’ on a plane