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Rick Perry's ridiculous NRA video and love letter to school teachers top Links We Love right now

Rick Perry is pleased with his gun ownership
Rick Perry is one happy, gun-owning governor.  Rick Perry/YouTube

Editor's note: There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best of the web right now:

1. Rick Perry's NRA introduction video is amazing. The gun-slinging governor shoots an AR-15 while "Stranglehold" by Ted Nugent plays in the background. But it's the slow-motion mugging he does for the camera, his coifed hair whipping in the wind, that really makes us proud to be from Texas all over again.

2. Totally bizarre celebrity apps with no reason to exist. In the latest edition of questionable choices for your discretionary income, Britney Spears inserts herself into your photos and spouts catch phrases on demand, Samuel L. Jackson gives you advice and encouragement, and William Shatner reads you poetry.

3. A love letter to elementary school teachers. This gem from Huffington Post and TEDWeekends reminds us that teaching small children isn't all hand-turkeys and Capri Suns.

4. An exhaustive list of every new online TV show. As Buzzfeed puts it, "The digital video arms race is here." We're all well aware of the impending Netflix-only season of Arrested Development, but did you know the spoils of this war also include Losing your virginity with John Stamos

5. Rachel Maddow calls Bush library’s Decision Points game "a national scandal."  On her May 1 show, Maddow described the new George W. Bush Presidential Center thusly: "This is, rather bluntly, a museum designed to make you think the Iraq war was a great idea." She plays an excerpt from the Decision Points game, which narrows down the options preceding the the war to leading an international coalition to remove Saddam Hussein from power, or taking no action. She paraphrases Bush's disappointed response to players choosing the later as "way to go, wussies."

6. ESPN blunder leads to truly amazing Bob Ley moment. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think broadcast veteran Bob Ley just created a new expression called wonder-shock-sheepishness. Here's hoping it catches on. 

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