“Barbecue’s good and all that, but it’s not worth sticking somebody in the eye with a fork, you know?” It turns out, not everyone shares that opinion.

+ Syndicated from Kottke: This video features a man who plays with marbles for several hours each day, his custom-built marble alley, and his very patient and understanding wife: The man who loved only marbles.

+ “Genitalia are still there; we’ll check those out later.” The Atlantic on what it’s like to watch a komodo dragon get dissected. I prefer to think of it as the revenge of my friend Phil Bronstein. (Even a decade and a half later, this line still delivers: “The zookeeper suggested Bronstein remove his shoes.”)

+ Michael Jackson’s Neverland goes on sale for $100 million.

+ The lazy dad’s guide to batting practice.