“I then asked my wife for permission to spend five hundred and sixty dollars for a flight that I already had a free ticket for. She told me I was insane. But I wasn’t insane. I knew others similarly afflicted. I had Global Services Maintenance Anxiety Disorder.” The New Yorker’s Gary Sernovitz on The Madness of Airline Elite Status.

+ BBC: These are the amazing things you can do in Japan on Cat Day. (It’s sort of like the Internet, every day.)

+ The Daytona 500 was close. Really close.

+ Why do people spend thousands of dollars to buy celebrities’ hair? (I’m pretty sure it has something to do with idiocy.)

+ Canadians have been banned from playing Jeopardy! (Luckily, WTF is always in the form a question…)