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Saturday, May 22, 2010

More Impressions: Freeman, De Niro, Etc

Ian McKellen: Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Avoiding the Crowds in DC

Places to go to avoid the crowds. (HuffingtonPost)

Grow Up, Republicans

Bill Maher wants the Republican leadership to grow up. (HuffingtonPost)

World Cup Fever 2022

Qatar plans solar powered air conditioned outdoor stadiums. (PopSci) Japan plans 3D game broadcasts. (PopSci)

The Worst UN Resolutions

Hard to make a list of just 10. (ForeignPolicy)

Saturday Cartoon

Political Sex Scandal Quiz

Play Whack-a-Pol. (Slate)

Movie Titles

What happened to the good old days of 1 word movie titles? (NYTimes)

The Mediocre is the Enemy of the Good

How to fix the financial reform bill. (NYTimes)

Friday, May 21, 2010

The Office: Ryan's "Woof" Social Network

30 Rock: Kenneth's Drunk Speech

The Office: IT Guy

We're #1

Every country is #1 at something. (InformationisBeautiful)

The Net Worth of US Presidents

Not too many middle class folks in the White House. (TheAtlantic)

College Baseball Bracketology

The top 3 remain the top 3. (YahooSports)

MLB Power Rankings

Rays flying high at #1, Yankees holding strong at #2 despite 1/3 of their lineup on the DL. (SI)


Don't read too much into primary night results. (Time)

Lost Finale Answers

There's nothing inside the box except more boxes. (Newsweek)

Nothing But Net: Plane Basketball Shot

Dora the Explorer: Illegal Immigrant?

"I just thought she was a cartoon character that spoke Spanish." (HuffingtonPost)

Stuck in Afghanistan

Will we meet the looming deadline next year? Not likely. (ForeignPolicy)

Stop Complaining, Wall Street

The financial reform bill is actually fairly weak. (Slate)

Laboratories of Democracy

California to test state funding of elections. (LATimes)

A Mole in the Obama Administration

Actually it looks more like a mouse. (LATimes)

Online Security

Ways to protect yourself from cyberspace criminals. (NYTimes)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Lost Finale Questions

10 questions that "must" be answered during Sunday's finale. (Zap2It)

Bill Maher: Modern Day Freak Show

Daily Show: Real America

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
On Topic: In the News - The Real America
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorTea Party

The Rasmussen Scam

Is Scott Rasmussen more worried about helping Republicans than being a good pollster? The evidence does support the claim. (DailyKos)

Out of Touch

Senator Ben Nelson admits he's never used an ATM. (TalkingPointsMemo)

Rand Paul Libertarianism

Theory vs. practice. (Time)

Olympic Mascots

Is London's 2012 mascot the worst ever? (HuffingtonPost)

Not Just the Economy

Primaries where global issues matter. (ForeignPolicy)

Computer Composed Music

The end of the human composer? (Slate)

Leave Cleveland, Lebron

Time for Lebron James to leave home. (NYTimes)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Trailer: The Whole Truth (ABC)

Trailer: Outlaw (NBC)

NBA Mock Draft

Wall, Turner, Favors go 1, 2, 3. (SI)

The Value of Going to College

Ukrainian President Ceremony Fail


$42 million jackpot actually worth $20. (HuffingtonPost)

Cannes 2010: Best Films

The best films of the year. Given one of them is Robin Hood, I'm guessing the threshold for "best" was set pretty low. (Esquire)

Big Brother II

First, Northern Arizona wanted to give IDs with implanted RFIDs; now Berkeley wants their students' DNA. (PopSci)


Collective action and saving money. (BigMoney)

Election Analysis

What last night's results mean. (Slate)

Upfronts: CBS Fall Schedule 2010

CBS announces its fall schedule. (NYTimes) (TVGuide)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Senate Primary Night: Rage Against the Machine

Big night for those running against the establishment and incumbents: Sestak defeated Specter for the Democratic nomination for Senate in Pennsylvania; Paul defeated Grayson for the Republican nomination for Senate in Kentucky; Conway defeated Mongiardo for the Democratic nomination for Senate in Kentucky; Finally, it appears Halter will force Lincoln into a runoff for the Democratic nomination for Senate in Arkansas.

NBA Draft Lottery

Team by team lottery analysis. (SI)

Craig Ferguson: Donald Glover

Trailer: Outsourced (NBC)

Trailer: Undercovers (NBC)

Cory Booker: Words to Action

Obama could take a lesson from Newark Mayor Cory Booker on turning rhetoric into action. (Newsweek)

College Thesis Quiz

What did major politicians write their college thesis on? (DailyBeast)

Newspaper Typos

Time for a new editor. (HuffingtonPost)

Big Brother

Northern Arizona University moves to track its students. (PopSci)

South of the Border

Time to act in the Mexican drug war? (ForeignPolicy)

Primary Time

Lessons that might be learned from the primaries in Arkansas, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania today. (Slate)

Uh Oh

Trouble brewing for Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal (D-CT). (NYTimes)

Fast Track

Speeding through high school and college. (NYTimes)

Upfronts: ABC Fall Schedule 2010

ABC releases its fall schedule. (NYTimes) (TVGuide)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Trailer: The Event (NBC)

John Mulaney: Dow Jones and Donald Trump

[Warning: language]

NFL Power Rankings

Preseason top 32. (SI)

Sunday Roundup

Clips from the Sunday shows. (DailyBeast)

Midterm Revolution

Expect a "cleansing" this November. (DailyBeast)

Inside Obama's War Room

Republicans should be worried too. (DailyBeast)

Parenting Fails

This is why so many people are screwed up. (HuffingtonPost)

Scott Brown II

Trying to take over Jack Murtha's congressional seat with Scott Brown charm. (CSMonitor)

Double Bubble Planes

Revolutionizing air travel by increasing fuel efficiency and seating capacity. (PopSci)

War on Salt

Food companies are volunteering to cut salt content in their food. (LATimes)

Upfronts: FOX Fall Schedule 2010

FOX releases its fall (and midseason) schedule. (NYTimes)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Upfronts: NBC Fall Schedule 2010

NBC releases its fall schedule. (NYTimes) (TVGuide)

SNL: Weekend Update

SNL: Preniva

SNL: Timecrowave

Immigration Frustration

Why Americans think immigration is ruining the economy. (Newsweek)

Sunday Cartoon

Midterm Preview

The big stories heading into the midterm elections. (DailyBeast)

4 vs. 5

Picking the 4th vote on the Supreme Court is not the same as picking the 5th. (HuffingtonPost)

Question Time

A look at some questions the Senate Judiciary Committee has for Elena Kagan. (Slate)

It Ain't Over Yet

Health care reform may have passed but that doesn't mean health care companies won't be fighting for their interpretation of the rules. (NYTimes)

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