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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Community: Senor Chang's Keytar

Conan O'Brien: Baseball

Still an issue...

25% claim being gay is a negative factor for a Supreme Court nominee.

Fall TV Preview

Over the next week, the TV networks will announce their new shows and fall schedules. (DailyBeast)

When Facts Don't Help You...

...go with hypotheticals. Sarah Palin tells people Obama would ban guns even though he's made no effort to regulate guns whatsoever. (HuffingtonPost)

Saturday Cartoon

Robin Hood Review

It was pretty bad. If you watched the trailer, you walked in expecting a pretty serious movie but they threw in a lot of weird attempts at humor as if they were tailoring the movie for 8-12 year olds. The casting was good but the dialogue was bad and the general plot was fairly weak and the movie was too long.

Oil Spill Plan C: Junk Shot

Bring on the golf balls. (NYTimes)

Friday, May 14, 2010

The Office: Hitler, Bin Laden, and Toby

Colbert Report: Glenn Beck the Mountain Climber and Martin Luther King

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Glenn to the Mountaintop
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Daily Show: Big Bank Profits

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Grade Inflation

Why do we kid ourselves into thinking everyone is above average and that As are not a special achievement? (TheAtlantic)

Thune/Daniels 2012

Fresh faces to lead the GOP in 2012. (DailyBeast)

In Defense of Ivy

The waste of time du jour: complaining about the Ivy League. (DailyBeast)

Tax Avoidance

How companies escape 60 billion dollars in taxes. (Bloomberg)

Power Shift

Is America losing its grasp on the world? (ForeignPolicy)

Monkey See, Monkey Do

Anti-establishment candidates don't stay that way for long. (Slate)

Consolation Prize

Nick Clegg may not have won the battle but he might win the war with a new voting system. (NYTimes)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

College Baseball Bracketology

Projections for 5/13. (YahooSports)

Daily Show: Lewis Black, Glenn Beck, and Hitler

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Back in Black - Glenn Beck's Nazi Tourette's
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Colbert Report: SAT Advice and Princeton Review

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Stephen's Sound Advice - How to Ace the SATs
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Hypocrisy Watch: Elena Kagan

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Flawless Logic

No Restraint

Even if Yeardley Love wanted to, she couldn't get a restraining order due to Virginia's laws. (Newsweek)

Obama's Karl Rove

I'm guessing Obama doesn't call him Turdblossom. (DailyBeast)

Most Difficult Colleges

UChicago, where fun goes to die, of course on the list. (HuffingtonPost)

Burqa Wars

Is it okay to be intolerant of intolerance? (ForeignPolicy)

First Lady Catch-22

Laura Bush admits she disagrees with her husband on gay marriage and abortion. (Slate)

Glenn Beck, Liberal Hero

Respecting the Constitution gets him some brownie points. Don't worry, it won't last. (LATimes)

Just a Snack

Restaurants are cashing in on "snacks" that look an awful lot like meals. (LATimes)

College Basketball Top 25

Duke sits on top of the early projections. (ESPN)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Stop Complaining About Elena Kagan

A fairly accurate representation about how I feel about all of the complaints about Elena Kagan. It's Obama's choice and he picked someone that clearly has a very impressive resume despite not having judicial experience (which, until she was picked, people were complaining was overly represented on the Court) so stop picking away at every nominee and complaining they're not perfect. Elections have consequences; learn to cope with that fact. This goes both ways; Obama opposing John Roberts was wrong too. (DailyKos)

Daily Show: Obama's Bush Failures

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Release the Kagan
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Colbert Report: Elena Kagan

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Kagan Worship - Dahlia Lithwick
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Reagan Republicans

Even Reagan wasn't a Reagan Republican. (Newsweek)

Most Corrupt States

The numbers have been crunched and the winner is...Tennessee? Virginia comes in at #2. (DailyBeast)

Supreme Court Jesters

Senators provide yet another example that their opinions are based purely on partisanship, apparently oblivious to the fact that previous statements are saved. (HuffingtonPost)

American Theocracy

Sarah Palin advocates for the ten commandments. (HuffingtonPost)

Babies and Politics

A photo gallery of politicians and the babies that strangely show up at their rallies. (CSMonitor)

Biometric ATMs

You are now your debit card. (PopSci)

Rachael Ray's Health Crusade

Lobbying for better school lunches. (NYTimes)

Strange Foreign Signs

Signs galore from around the world. (NYTimes)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Yellow Curved Fruit

I didn't realize the word "banana" had been trademarked.

Colbert Report: Oil Spill Solution Randomizer

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Oil Containment Solution Randomizer
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Daily Show: Perfect Storm

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Promising Pilots

Some new TV shows with a chance at success. (FOXNews)

When Nancy Pelosi Attacks...

Confirmation Hearings

15 years ago, Kagan wanted tough confirmation hearings; I doubt she feels the same way now. (TheAtlantic)

Baseball Immortality

Six ways to make a career in one game. (TheAtlantic)

America's Addiction

Breaking the salt epidemic. (Time)

War is Eternal

Why we love to fight. (Newsweek)

Justice Delayed

An innocent man that spent 30 years in prison is released. It's estimated 7% of people behind bars are innocent. (DailyBeast)

Frivolous Lawsuits

Lindsay the Milkaholic and others. (HuffingtonPost)


The government is using a video game to teach children to be skeptical of advertising. (Slate)

Flying Too Close to the Sun

Giant insurer, Wellpoint, is making healthcare reform easier to sell with their heartless policies. (Slate)

Think Twice, Speak Once

Elena Kagan has made a life of avoiding controversy. (NYTimes)

Estonian Street Sign

Unclear what the message is...

Monday, May 10, 2010

SNL: Willy Wonka and Wizard of Oz

SNL: Betty White: Facebook is for Losers

Why Kagan?

Rationales for her selection. (TheAtlantic)

NCAA Lacrosse Championship Bracket

UVA enters as the #1 overall seed amid the controversy. (NCAA)

On the Border

Republicans don't want to join immigration reform. (Time)

Supreme Myths

Four myths about Supreme Court nominees. (Time)

Who is Elena Kagan?

A guide to the newest Supreme Court nominee. (DailyBeast)

Sunday Roundup

Clips from the Sunday shows. (DailyBeast)

Best News Freeze Frames

Weird captions and graphics. (HuffingtonPost)

Romaine Recall

The problem with industrial food. (TheBigMoney)

Man of the Match

The World Cup's top 20 players. (LATimes)

Except Onions

Motion picture makers are trying to fight derivatives traders from betting on their movies. (NYTimes)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Obama Picks Elena Kagan

President Obama makes his pick for the Supreme Court, another odds-on favorite ends up with the nomination. (AbovetheLaw)

SNL: NPR: Dusty Muffin

SNL: Weekend Update

SNL: Tina Fey, Census Worker

SNL: Really? Times Square

Sunday Cartoon

Miracle on 34th Street

It's a miracle we caught the Times Square bomber. (DailyBeast)

Bye Bye Bennett

Senator Bob Bennett (R-UT) ousted before his party's primary by the very conservative delegate system. Welcome to intraparty politics. (CSMonitor)

Laser-Guided Smart Bullets

In 2012, US Special Forces will get a new game changing weapon. (PopSci)

Live Together, Die Alone

BP's rivals should be helping it or it will hurt the whole industry just like Wall Street. (Slate)

List of Demands

A lot of gaps are left to fill on the Supreme Court. (NYTimes)

Media Fail

The cable news networks were more concerned about the White House Correspondents Dinner than reporting on the Times Square evacuation and ultimately failed terrorist attack. (NYTimes)

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