Let’s take a moment and mourn the passing of one of the all time greats. He will be missed by industry journalists who referred to him as “a dream bull.” He will be missed by the keepers of the official record book who painstakingly tracked his progress as he set a new mark for semen production. And he will be missed by his offspring. All half-a-million of them. From the WSJ: Farmers say goodbye to the bull who sired 500,000 offspring.

+ “There were 12 2-year-olds. It’s one of those things that feels incredibly bizarre for half an hour. Then it feels totally normal.” The Hollywood Reporter on the ever-changing composition of the modern family: 23 Hollywood Moms With Same Sperm Donor Go On Vacation. (I find it logistically impossible to get my two kids to their school bus stop on time.)

+ The Economist takes a crack at explaining how marriage makes a people healthier.

+ Apparently, the key to a happy marriage is having a big, cheap wedding.

+ Nascar’s Kurt Busch testified that his ex-girlfriend is an assassin: “Everybody on the outside can tell me I’m crazy, but I lived on the inside and saw it firsthand.” (Sounds like a pretty typical relationship.)