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Saturday, June 26, 2010

World Cup: The American Dream

They led for just 2 minutes combined in 4 games yet they captivated a usually indifferent nation. Congrats USA soccer. (YahooSports)

World Reaction to Landon Donovan Goal

The View: Shakeweights and Neckline Slimmer

Top 10 World Cup Moments

So far... (Time)

Guantanamo Closure Fail

Congrats irrational fear mongers, looks like you've won. (NYTimes)

World Cup Round of 16 Preview

Uh oh, their picks are very similar to mine. (SI)

Saturday Cartoon

The Canadian Century


Time to behave more like our neighbors to the north? (ForeignPolicy)

World Cup Team Rankings

Stats galore. (NYTimes)

The Long View

Democrats are losing the battle and winning the war. (NYTimes)

World Cup Knockout Round Picks

Probably stupid, but turning away from Brazil and Spain:

Uruguay over South Korea; USA over Ghana
Argentina over Mexico; Germany over England
Netherlands over Slovakia; Paraguay over Japan
Brazil over Chile; Spain over Portugal

USA over Uruguay
Argentina over Germany
Netherlands over Brazil
Spain over Paraguay

Netherlands over USA
Spain over Argentina

Netherlands over Spain

Friday, June 25, 2010

Yet Another No-Hitter

Edwin Jackson of the DBacks makes it 4 this year. (ESPN)

Colbert Report: David Petraeus, the Bachelor

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
The Word - Who War It Best?
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Daily Show: John Oliver Visits the World Cup

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
World Cup 2010: Into Africa - Goal Diggers
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Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorTea Party

Jay Leno: Dealing with the Public

Back to the Future II

What the movie got right and wrong. (11Points) (11Points)

NBA Draft Grades

Knicks and Nets both get Cs. Nice job. (SI)

World Cup: USA vs. Ghana Preview


Can the US reach the quarterfinal for the 2nd time in 3 World Cups? (SI)

World Cup Bracket Update

Spain's game 3 win keeps them on the opposite side of the bracket from Brazil. (ESPN)

Saving Humanity


Perennial grains could revolutionize agriculture. (PopSci)

Virtusphere


Play virtual reality games in a giant hamster ball. (PopSci)

The Afghanistan Clock


Are we leaving next year for real? (ForeignPolicy)

World Cup Dive of the Day (USA/Algeria)

Yankees vs. Dodgers


The Yankees and Dodgers play this weekend. Who would play in a matchup of the best all-time Yankees vs. Dodgers? (LATimes)

World Cup: Knockout Phase Preview

US vs. Ghana at 2:30 tomorrow in one of the 1st Round of 16 matches. (NYTimes)

Financial Regulation Compromise

What's in the bill. (NYTimes)

Colbert Report: Cursed Monkey Paw

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Put the Cursed Monkey Paw Down
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Thursday, June 24, 2010

MLB Power Rankings

Yankees riding high at #1. (SI)

Colbert Report: President Donovan 2012

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
US Defeats Algeria
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Daily Show: Hosting Fox and Friends is Just as Hard as Being President

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
McChrystal's Balls - Honorable Discharge
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorTea Party

Cap and Trade

Explaining the energy proposal that keeps getting held up in the Senate. (TheAtlantic)

NJ Governor Chris Christie

Best governor or worst governor? (Newsweek)

World Cup: Referee Bias

Are the refs biased against the US or just incompetent? (DailyBeast)

NBA Draft Preview

5 intriguing teams to watch. (SI)

Supreme Court: Know Thy Neighbor

The Supreme Court rules in favor of disclosure of names on gay marriage initiatives. (LATimes)

Yankees vs. Joe Torre


Reunion weekend in Los Angeles as the Yankees take on the Dodgers. (NYTimes)

General McChrystal's Twitters

Got fired today lol. (NYTimes)

Daily Show: The Samuel L Jackson Scale for Angry Black Men

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Samuel L. Jackson Scale of Black Emotion
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorTea Party

Daily Show: The Third World Cup (USA! USA!)

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
World Cup 2010: Into Africa - US Beats Algeria
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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Colbert Report: Rand Paul's Ophthalmology Board

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
USA Board of Ophthalmological Freedom
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World Cup: USA Game-Winning Goal vs. Algeria

Old Laws, New Problems

Society can't be ruled by outdated laws and structures. (TheAtlantic)

Petraeus 2012?

Did Obama really eliminate Petraeus from the 2012 presidential race or was he never in it to begin with? I think the latter. (DailyBeast)

NBA Mock Draft

With the draft one day away, are the Nets switching to Wes Johnson? (SI)

Lebron Watch

The doomsday scenario for Cleveland if Lebron leaves. (Esquire)

Landon Donovan Broke the Internet


There was a huge spike in internet activity worldwide when Landon Donovan's 91st minute goal was scored. (PopSci)

What if BP Was Nuclear?

Is the BP spill an argument against nuclear power? (BigMoney)

The Almost Injustice at the World Cup

We advanced, but let's not forget it was in spite of the referees. (LATimes)

Crossfire with Eliot Spitzer

I guess using public funds to pay a prostitute only hurts you for so long; Eliot Spitzer now has his own show on CNN. (LATimes)

World Cup: America Advances


A Landon Donovan goal in stoppage time puts the US into the next round against Ghana on Saturday. (NYTimes)

Wimbledon: Marathon Match (Isner vs. Mahut)


Still no winner after 10 hours of play. (NYTimes)

Welcome Back to the Fray, Petraeus


McChrystal out, Petraeus in. (NYTimes)

President McCain


What would have happened had John McCain been elected (besides having the worst vice president in American history)? (NYTimes)

Daily Show: H20 Black and Stan McChrystal

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
McChrystal's Balls
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Colbert Report: World Cup Victims

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
US Ties With Slovenia
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Daily Show: The GOP's Circle Jerkular Logic

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Day 62 - The Strife Aquatic
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No Sarah, You Lie

Sarah Palin accuses Rahm Emanuel of lying about Republicans. (AndrewSullivan)

Dump the Food Pyramid


People eat food, not food groups. (TheAtlantic)

World Cup: Game 3 Scenarios

Most teams are still alive heading into their final game. (FiveThirtyEight)

Last Comic Standing



The show has a rough history but has been good this year with less crap and more funny. (DailyBeast)

World Cup: USA vs. Algeria Preview

Win and in. (SI)

The Axis of Evil


The 23 worst dictators in the world. (ForeignPolicy)

World Cup: Meet the Algerians

The US needs at least a tie against the Desert Foxes to advance. (NYTimes)

Bad Grades, No Problem

Law schools are inflating grades to make their students look more attractive to employers. (NYTimes)

Craig Ferguson: Cursing Bunny Interviews a Guest

Monday, June 21, 2010

World Cup Dive of the Day (Brazil/Ivory Coast)

World Cup Curse

All of the stars that appeared in the Nike Write the Future ad have struggled. (NYTimes)

Behaviorial Economics in the Lunchroom

Figuring out how to make kids eat healthy without mandating it. (TheAtlantic)

Synchronized Dancing Robots



Killer Burgers


Congrats Chili's on the unhealthiest burger with 1700 calories. (DailyBeast)

Sunday Roundup

Clips from the Sunday shows. (DailyBeast)

NBA Mock Draft

Okay Nets, don't blow this one. Not surprisingly, Wall, Turner, and Favors are projected 1, 2, 3. (SI)

You Don't Know China


Details about the Chinese government. (Esquire)

Big Brother is Watching


Anti-crime technology in East Orange, NJ is working well. (PopSci)

Known Unknowns


Things we don't know about the world. (ForeignPolicy)

Five for Feeding

Your food having more than five ingredients being bad =/= your food having five ingredients or less being good. (BigMoney)

Bacteria and Metabolism

Your weight might be influenced by what bacteria is inside you. (LATimes)

World Cup: The Art of Diving


Major in soccer, minor in theater arts. (NYTimes)

The Insatiable Liberal

Obama passed the Stimulus, passed Health Care, began to draw down two wars, has pushed financial reform, climate reform, and immigration reform, yet the complaints continue. (NYTimes) Maybe Obama is actually three steps ahead of everyone. (Esquire)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Segway Polo World Cup


Wow. (ESPN)

Time for Replay and Technology in Soccer


More CS, less BS. (MSNBC)

Vuvuzelas Come to Baseball

And everyone hates them. (SI)

Trailer: The American (George Clooney)

Toy Story vs. The Wire

Deep Thoughts from Joe Barton


Did you know wind is a finite resource? (Time)

Sunday Cartoon

Crist Saves

Charlie Crist's revival thanks to the oil spill. (DailyBeast)

Advice from Famous Dads


"The only way to succeed in anything, is to give it everything" and others. (DailyBeast)

World Cup: Top 10 Goals of Week 1


Neither goal from the USA/England game? (CSMonitor)

The Rise of American Soccer

Will American soon join the elite class of teams? (Slate)

World Cup Dive of the Day

Tyranny of the Minority

How the filibuster has come to ruin the Senate. (LATimes)

Hardcore Parkour

If it's not being done by Andy Bernard, I'm not interested. (LATimes)

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