Sunday Chai.

These links are a new weekly Sunday tradition. But if I forget next week, don’t hold it against me, I’m a forgetful person (just ask my memory — oh wait…). Regardless, I hope you enjoy these links the same way you would Chai Tea — as something relaxing and light to keep your mind sharp and warm your heart.

The Media’s Abortion Blinders. If you haven’t been keeping up with the Susan G. Komen/Planned Parenthood controversy, this opinion column is perfect. It  brings light and clear-headedness to what shouldn’t have become such a politicized issue and unveils what the media has covered up about what role abortion played.  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/05/opinion/sunday/douthat-the-medias-blinders-on-abortion.html

United States v. Wilson. Supreme Court case from 1833; the felon, George Wilson, was convicted. But even after receiving a full pardon from President Andrew Jackson, Wilson refused to accept the pardon. The prison didn’t know what to do and the case made it all the way to the Supreme Court. Pastor JD Greear mentioned this case today in his sermon, as a parallel to how we sometimes treat Jesus’ pardon of our own sins by refusing a generous gift that requires nothing in return. http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/documents/a2_2_1s29.html

Ricky Mac – The Legacy (UNC Basketball). This is a goosebumps-inducing video. You know a part of a basketball powerhouse when someone writes a rap song to a video montage of UNC’s SIX National Championships. Sweet. If you’re any sort of Carolina Basketball fan, this video is a must-watch review of our greatest hits. Thanks to Kendall Marshall, who posted it first. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO8f7JSOnRo

Emily + Danny | Carolina Inn Wedding. This groom has the most loving, adorable, in LOVE smile I’ve ever seen. Begin at 1:24 when his bride-to-be is walking down the aisle and just smile along. If you’re anything like me, you’ll end up grinning the whole time — till your cheeks feel apt to fall off, in happiness for him. http://vimeo.com/30469575

Jack in the Box Creates a Bacon Milkshake. Really? Really. Gross. http://eater.com/archives/2012/02/03/jack-in-the-box-commits-to-bacon-serves-bacon-shake.php

Finally, because it’s Super Bowl Sunday, I’ll give you one guess who I’m rooting for with this final profile on how Hakeem Nicks is the Giants’ Rising Star. http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/02/05/1831466/hakeem-nicks-is-the-giants-rising.html

“Bunting agreed to offer Nicks a scholarship on the spot, and Nicks stuck with his commitment to UNC after a senior season in which he caught 93 passes for 1,819 yards and 20 touchdowns – including 10 in the playoffs – and was all-state and the Observer’s Offensive Player of the Year.”  — makes you realize how lucky we were to have this kid play for Carolina.

Cheers to SuperBowling … but mostly to eating and catching up with friends!

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