Monday lunchtime linkage

HBO open to friends with benefits status with cord cutters [Consumerist]
If you believe, they put a monkey in space [Slate]
Bill de Blasio starts locking up the Sex and the City vote [Capital NY]
More proof that time capsules are bullshit [Brooklyn Paper]
Here’s a mash-up of “Concerning Hobbits” and Kanye West [Literary Nerd]
Courtney Love did an acoustic cover of “99 Problems.” Ummm.. [Stereogum]
Bathrooms filthy [Daily News]
Price per word for Palin: $15.85 [Smart Politics]