According to a recent study, people prefer electric shocks to tedium. Remember that next time your kids complain that they’re bored.

+ On SNL, Jim Carrey lampooned Matthew McConaughey’s Lincoln ads.

+ Some good shots from the 2014 NatGeo photo contest.

+ It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Madison Bumgarner World. “In Game 1 of this year’s World Series, Bumgarner went seven innings, allowing just one run on three hits … and it was the worst of his four career World Series starts.”