Vsauce has a nice look at the absurdities of video game inventories, noting a single GTA V character with all gun slots filled and with full ammo is essentially carrying about 800 pounds of gear:
I have to say, those GTA V characters are lightweights.
In Borderlands 2, a character can unlock a total of 43 weapon slots, and each of those slots could be filled with a rocket launcher. A real world equivalent weighs about 50 pounds, so a Borderlands 2 character with rocket launchers in every slot and full ammo is looking at carrying more than a ton of weaponry.
Nice Arrow action figures. I really enjoyed season one of Arrow because not only was it a decent super-hero TV show, but it captured both the drama and the goofy nature of DC comics heroes. Arrow’s version of Deathstroke, for example, is scary more in a “you’re really wearing that costume to trick or treat?” sense.
Writing in The Atlantic, Conor Friedersdorf highlights the absurdity of the Obama administration’s treatment of Edward Snowden,
The Obama Administration has no plans to punish the people who undermined a core civilizational norm, let prisoner abuse trickle down the ranks into the military, needlessly subjected shackled humans to extreme physical depravity, and gave al-Qaeda leaders the most useful propaganda and recruiting tool imaginable.
Meanwhile, U.S. officials have gone so far as to ground the plane of a foreign leader in their zealous pursuit of Edward Snowden, who revealed truths about U.S. surveillance practices that have caused no demonstrated physical harm to anyone, that a majority of Americans wanted to know, that revealed previously unknown violations of the law to congressional overseers and the public, and that have prompted at least two legislative reform efforts in the United States alone.