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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Craig Ferguson: Cursing Bunny Watches the World Cup

Baby Otter Smiles (If BP Were Domino's)

How to Save Movie Theaters

Take movies to the 4th dimension (time). (TheAtlantic)

The Myth of the Conservative Court

Is the Roberts Court actually conservative? (TheAtlantic)

Businesses in Peril


Brands that may disappear in 2011. (HuffingtonPost)

Sarah Palin, Energy Expert

No, not even close. (HuffingtonPost)

US-Slovenia Ref Might be Fired

Koman "Sleepy Eyes" Couilibaly might be removed from the World Cup for his horrible refereeing. (ESPN)

World Cup: How the US Can Advance


Win and in, draw and pray. (CSMonitor)

Execution Twitter


You don't need to put everything on Twitter. (PopSci)

World Cup Dive of the Day

Saturday Cartoon

Friday, June 18, 2010

Craig Ferguson: Cursing Bunny Loves Harry Potter

World Cup: Oh Referees...USA 2 Slovenia 2

The referee (Koman Couilibaly from Mali), reffing his 1st World Cup game ever, made a terrible yellow card decision against Robbie Findley and then reversed the game winning goal on a play where 3 US players were being held and weren't offsides. Nicely done, sir. (ESPN)


Colbert Report: Where the Wild Things Were

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Obama's Simplified BP Oil Spill Speech
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Daily Show: Joe Barton's Tragedy

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Day 59 - Judgment Day - The Strife Aquatic
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Toy Story 3 Review


Instant classic? That seems to be the consensus. (Time)

World Cup: USA as Goliath vs. Slovenia

Embrace the role of favorite. (CSMonitor)

Joe Versus the Volcano


It's raining fire on Congressman Joe Barton today after his apology to BP. (LATimes)

Politics as Usual

Step 1: Introduce bill that curbs special interests. Step 2: Introduce loopholes so nobody is actually affected. Step 3: D'oh. (NYTimes)

World Cup: Free Kicks

How to beat the wall. (NYTimes)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Daily Show: Decades of Dependence on Oil

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An Energy-Independent Future
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Sarah Palin to the Rescue

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

EMP

A bomb that could change life forever without killing 1 person. (PopSci)

World Cup Odds

Updated odds from Nate Silver after a round of games. (FiveThirtyEight)

Main Street vs. Mainstream

Voters don't view President Obama's BP speech like the pundits. (DailyBeast)

World Cup: US vs. Slovenia Preview

10 AM Eastern tomorrow, a win would go a long way toward advancing to the next round. (SI)

Lakers-Celtics Game 7


Only 3 Finals Game 7s in the last 22 years. (LATimes) (SI)

Daily Show: Commission Accomplished

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Day 58 - The Strife Aquatic
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Craig Ferguson: Cursing Bunny vs. Shark Week

Worst Idea Ever?

The Great American Pundit


Did you know Obama made a speech last night? (Newsweek)

World Cup Power Rankings

Updated rankings after all teams have played a game. (SI)

Utah Joins the Pac-10

And Utah makes 12. So now the Pac-10 has 12, the Big 10 has 12, and the Big 12 has 10...go figure. (ESPN)

You vs. Watson

Play Jeopardy against Watson the Computer. (NYTimes)

NFL Season Expansion

Introducing the 18 game season. (NYTimes)

Daily Show: Afghanistan = Avatar

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Ore on Terror
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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

TFD Original: The Most Annoying Sound in the World...Cup

Daily Show: World Cup- USA vs. England 2

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World Cup 2010: Into Africa - US Ties England
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Daily Show: The Greene Mile

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Alvin Greene Wins South Carolina Primary
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Holding the Senate Majority

Can the Democrats hold their 59-41 majority in the midterms? (HuffingtonPost)

BP Art


Who lives in an oil spill under the sea? (HuffingtonPost)

Gun to Their Head

New legislation on campaign finance inexplicably exempts the NRA. (HuffingtonPost)

MLB Pitching Revival

Perfect games and no-hitters galore this year. (SI)

World Cup Dive of the Day

National Security Shell Game

Believe it or not, you can't defend every policy issue by calling it a matter of national security. (LATimes)

World Cup Humming Noise Put on Mute


The vuvuzelas may not be banned but they're going to be muted. (LATimes)

Paid to be Healthy


Do monetary incentives work to keep people healthy? (NYTimes)

Colbert Report: World Cup, BP, and Freedom Muffins

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America's Strained Relationship With England
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Monday, June 14, 2010

The Economics of the World Cup

Revenues, costs, and more in one handy graphic. (Mint)

Sunday Roundup

Clips from the Sunday shows starring Idiot du Jour, Carly Fiorina. (DailyBeast)

Lego Battle: USA vs. England

Big 12 Split Stalled by Texas?

Texas is mulling staying in a 10 team Big 12. (ESPN)

Oil Spill: The Movie


Armageddoner by Damon Lindelof (from LOST). (Esquire)

Get on the Offensive

Obama needs to get on the offensive to stop the national feeling of dread. (Slate)

World Cup Dive of the Day

Celebrating the feigning of injuries at the World Cup. (Slate)


ESPN Comes to XBox

You can now get ESPN3 on your XBox. (LATimes)

World Cup: The Humming Noise Continues


So far, the vuvuzelas (the source of the incessant humming/buzzing noise) will not be banned despite complaints. (NYTimes)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Romney 2012?

"In a time of national crisis, we look to our president to acknowledge, as Harry Truman did, that it is at his desk where the buck stops."- Mitt Romney (in an op-ed today demanding presidential leadership).

"I am the president and the buck stops with me."- Barack Obama (two weeks ago)

USA vs. England: The Robert Green Fumble


Plus the rest of the highlights from the game. (FIFA)

World Cup Secret Training Camp

Optus Secret Training Camp from Paranoid US on Vimeo.

16 Team Superconferences


How it could all shake out, courtesy of Nate Silver. (FiveThirtyEight)

Obama and the Oil Spill

The President needs to lead, not emote. If you want emotional support, get a dog or a therapist. (Newsweek)

Sunday Cartoon

Glenn Beck's Overton Window


From the man behind the statement Obama is a racist with a deep seated hatred of white people and the acronym "OLIGARHY" comes the Overton Window, a thinly veiled attempt at fiction filled with lazy writing and a lame plot. (MediaMatters)

SEC Expansion?

The SEC enters the rumor mill for conference realignment. (ESPN)

Meet the Press

Ironic that gaffe-prone Joe Biden is becoming the key liaison with the press. (NYTimes)

Blame Game

When it comes to the oil spill (and most other issues), we have met the enemy and he is us. (NYTimes)

Tax Policy

Would sin taxes on things like (legalized) marijuana help curb income taxes? (NYTimes)

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