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Saturday, June 12, 2010

World Cup TV Schedule

Full TV schedule for the month. (ESPN)

USA 1, England 1

Bill Maher: New Rules

I Could Care Less

The Onion's World Cup Preview

"France: Proof that basing an offense around being standoffish and unappealing can work if you really put your heart into it." (TheOnion)

World Cup: The Humming Noise

No, there isn't a swarm of bees at every game. The noise is horns being played by people in the crowd. (Time)

Democratic Civil War

Time for a Republican/Tea Party like split in the Democratic Party? (DailyBeast)

Conference Realignment

The dominoes are falling, the next big wave could come on Tuesday when Texas decides. (SI)

USA Upset?

Why the Americans could beat England today. (CSMonitor)

War on Speeding

There are about 14 9/11s every year on the roads. Why does nobody care? (ForeignPolicy)

Saturday Cartoon

South Carolina Strikes Again

Sometimes you're just on a roll. (NYTimes)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Craig Ferguson: Cursing Bunny vs. the FCC

Colbert Report: Michael Jordan and World Cup

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Sport Report - Soccer Debate - Marc Fisher & Mark Starr
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World Cup Weekend TV Schedule

3 games on Saturday and Sunday. (Zap2It)

World Cup Odds

Can always depend on Nate Silver for sports math. Brazil is the favorite to win the cup. (FiveThirtyEight)

The Case Against Marriage

"I don't." (Newsweek)

Celebrity Marriage Awards

Almost forgot about Britney Spears' 15 minute marriage. (Newsweek)

We Can Win the World Cup

Well...maybe. (DailyBeast)

$1 Trillion in Savings

Cut the Pentagon (without hurting national security). (HuffingtonPost)

Charlottesville Super Regional Preview (UVA/OU)

Back to back trips to Omaha for UVA? (YahooSports)

USA vs. England Preview

It all goes down Saturday 2:30 PM EST. (SI)

Conference Musical Chairs

Nebraska to the Big 10 (ESPN), Colorado and potentially others to the Pac-10 (ESPN), and Boise State to the Mountain West. (ESPN)

Who is Alvin Greene?

The mystery Senate candidate from South Carolina. (CSMonitor)

Guide to the World Cup

A guide to the World Cup for amateur fans. (Esquire)

Golden Parachutes

Failure pays well. (BigMoney)

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Fiorina?

Failed executive turned Republican Senate candidate, Carly Fiorina, has already stepped in it just days into the general election. (NYTimes)

Fixing the Leaks

BP's leak is still going but at least there's a crackdown on leaks to the press. (NYTimes)

Daily Show: World Cup- USA vs. England

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
World Cup 2010: Into Africa - Two Teams, One Cup
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Thursday, June 10, 2010

World Cup Picks

My uneducated guesses (1st, 2nd):

Group A: Mexico, Uruguay
Group B: Argentina, Greece
Group C: England, USA
Group D: Serbia, Germany
Group E: Netherlands, Cameroon
Group F: Slovakia, Italy
Group G: Brazil, Portugal
Group H: Spain, Chile
Round of 16 winners: Mexico, England, Argentina, USA, Netherlands, Slovakia, Brazil, Spain
Quarterfinal winners: England, Argentina, Brazil, Spain
Semifinal winners: Brazil, Spain
Winner: Spain

Colbert Report: Helen Thomas and Mister Rogers

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Helen Thomas's Reputation
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Another BP Spill: Coffee

Consequences of Gay Marriage

Sports Superstitions

The SI cover jinx and others. (Time)

Political Gaffes

Carly Fiorina (R-CA) joins the list of open-mic gaffes. (DailyBeast)

What Happens When You Die?

Time reboots? (HuffingtonPost)

US World Cup Predictions

Knocked out in the round of 16...lame. (SI)

Handheld MRIs

A scientific breakthrough in MRI technology. (PopSci)

Souter Speaks

A speech on the Supreme Court and Constitution by David Souter. (Slate)


The wheels are in motion for Pac-10 expansion. (LATimes)

American Royalty

America needs a King and Queen to end the nonsense about Presidents being grief counselor in chief. (NYTimes)

Daily Show: Helen Thomas' Front Row Seat

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Press You're Stuck
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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Best Commercials of the Year

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Colbert Report: BP Cleans Up Its Image

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
The Word - P.R.-mageddon
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Daily Show: It's Complicated

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Ass Quest 2010
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorTea Party

The Revolving Door

How Washington oversight failed on BP. (Time)

Billionaire Tax Break

Why do people who shift money around get to pay half the tax rate on what is essentially the same as salary? (DailyBeast)

Lessons from Primary Night

Primary challenges work, the Tea Party isn't helping, and the Arizona Immigration law isn't helping either. (HuffingtonPost)

Nebraska to the Big 10

Major conference shakeup coming this week? (ESPN)

The History of American Soccer

How soccer almost became a major sport almost 100 years ago. (Slate)

Kobe in the Clutch

Mathematical proof is not the best clutch player in the NBA. (Slate)

City in a Box

Cisco's all encompassing network product. (LATimes)

World Cup Dream Team

Picking an all-star team from the 2010 rosters. (LATimes)

Climate Polling

What people really think about global warming. (NYTimes)

Campaigns for the Wealthy

The Supreme Court strikes down Arizona's matching funding rule. (NYTimes)

Colbert Report: Obama in Whoomp There It Is

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Obama's Whoomp! There It Is Controversy
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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Craig Ferguson: Cursing Bunny Reveals His Name

Colbert Report: Bing

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Charity Begins at 11:30
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Obama Kicks Ass and Takes Names

The so-called anger was really just him responding to a Matt Lauer question as asked. (TheAtlantic)

College World Series Super Regionals

Schedule for Round 2. UVA hosts the Sooners. (YahooSports)

Strasburg's Debut

What Strasburg means. (SI)

People are Dumb

Don't confuse the majority view with the correct view. (ForeignPolicy)

DNA Evidence

All biological evidence should be DNA tested. (Slate)

The Myth of Ronald Reagan

Getting things wrong about the 40th president. (ForeignPolicy)

Super Tuesday

Another Tuesday, another set of primaries tonight. (NYTimes)

Daily Show: Thank You, South Carolina

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Thank You, South Carolina - The Race to Replace Disgrace
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorTea Party

Monday, June 7, 2010

Craig Ferguson: Magician Ed Alonzo and Bob the Duck

Super Tuesday

The 9 races to watch tomorrow. (Time)

Desserts to Die For

If you eat dessert at a restaurant, don't look at the nutritional info. (DailyBeast)

Sunday Roundup

Clips from the Sunday shows, once again including Liz Cheney as master villain of all that is good. (DailyBeast)

Tastes like Chicken

Scientists getting closer to vegetarian chicken that actually simulates chicken taste and texture. (HuffingtonPost)

World Cup Preview

Just a few days until the start of group play. (SI)

MLB Mock Draft

Bryce Harper, this is your night. (SI)

Free Cookies!

The future of coupons? (CSMonitor)

What Would Teddy Roosevelt Do?

An imaginary conversation with TR. (CSMonitor)

Who Will Win the World Cup?

Capitalizing on the wisdom of crowds. (Slate)

Stem Cell Flop

California asks: where are all the results? (LATimes)

MTV Movie Awards Review

Tom Cruise and Aziz Ansari shined; Will Ferrell and the censors failed. (LATimes)

Your Brain on Computers

You may have the technology but not the brain power to multitask effectively. (NYTimes)

MTV Movie Awards: Tom Cruise Dance

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