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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Jimmy Kimmel: Palins vs. Gosselins

Marching Band Kicks a Field Goal

Modern Times

The Consequences of Gay Marriage

Gary Johnson: The Candidate That Stands Alone

Gary Johnson is the lone Republican presidential contender that approves START. I'm guessing that's just one of many disagreements that make him a long long long shot for the nomination. (AndrewSullivan)

TV's Best Christmas Episodes



Yes, Festivus counts as a Christmas episode. (Newsweek)

Maple Leafs Fans Throw Waffles

Interesting choice of weapon. (SI)

Jimmy Kimmel: Unnecessary Censorship

Heisman Preview: It's Going to be Cam Newton

The allegations won't stop him from winning a landslide. (ESPN)

Saturday Cartoon

Who is Barack Obama?

Five revealing moments. (Slate)

You Can't Save the Planet

Downer: one person can't make a difference (unless that one person changes public policy). (Slate)

We'll Take It

Republican governors are giving away their stimulus funds to states that want it. (LATimes)

Estate Tax Compromise

Person A works really hard for their income and makes 5 million dollars this year and pays 35% on their income. Person B does nothing and has a rich benefactor who dies and gives them 5 million dollars and they pay 0% on their unearned income. How does this make sense? (NYTimes)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Texas Rejects Tax Incentives for Machete

Nice work, Rick Perry. (NYMag)

Skip Bayless + Dougie = Fail

Bracketology 12/9

It's early but nice to see UVA in the bracket so far. (ESPN)

Inside Ron Artest's Brain

I would say he needs therapy but he already goes to a psychiatrist. (ESPN)

Bill Simmons Week 14 NFL Picks

0-1 start to the week after the Colts went from 21-0 to a 2 point victory. (ESPN)

Colbert Report: Jews and Jaws

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Best Hockey Goal of the Year Off Goalie's Head

Daily Show: Bros Before Heroes

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CNN Inexplicably Airs Dumb and Dumber Scene

Colts Penalized for Disconcerting Signals

Gotta read that rulebook. (YahooSports)

Russian Bungee Jumping

College Basketball Power Rankings

Duke remains #1 despite Kyrie Irving's injury. (SI)

Kenya Fried Chicken


KFC expanding African operations. (CSMonitor)

Movie Review: The Tourist


Depp and Jolie in an action movie, what could go wrong? (NYTimes)

More Hostages

Obama's deal may have released the "hostages", but they'll just take more. (NYTimes)

Congress and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Didn't repeal DADT, didn't help 9/11 first responders, didn't change Gitmo policy, did continue to play politics with people's lives to help some very rich people save some money. (NYTimes)

30 Rock: Liz Lemon is the Mentalist

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Is This a Compromise?

Rajon Rondo Over the Shoulder Pass

FOX News Slanted Healthcare Coverage: "Government Option"

Fair and balanced. (MediaMatters)

The Perils of Autocorrect


Best (worst?) misunderstandings caused by autocorrect. (DamnYouAutoCorrect)

Shameful: Senate Republicans Reject 9/11 Responders Bill

Helping the unemployed? No. Helping people without health insurance? No. Helping 9/11 responders? No. Helping rich people and super rich people? Yes. (NYTimes)

Craig Ferguson: Russell Brand



Daily Show: Bipartisan Civility and Hostage Takers

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Should You Accept Your Parent's Facebook Friend Request?

Tax Cuts: Anthony Weiner vs. Megyn Kelly

GOP Purity Test


Conservatives aren't thrilled with their 2012 choices. (Newsweek)

Sharks vs. Flyers Almost Buzzer Beater


The difference between a win and a loss. (YahooSports)

The College Bowl Schedule


Convenient.

Happy Hanukkah: Dynamite

Wow...


Peter King Week 14 NFL Picks

Pats exposed the Jets last week, will the Bears be next? (SI)

College Football Awards Predictions

Not all of them are as obvious as the Heisman. (ESPN)

What is Julian Assange?


Hero? Journalist? Terrorist? (ForeignPolicy)

Primarying President Obama

What a terrible idea. (Slate)

The New Face of Crime

How do you identify a criminal when a mask is so real it changes their race? (LATimes)

The Richest of the Rich

The current tax deal has the estate tax being cut to a $5 million exemption and 35% on the excess. Are dead rich people or their trust fund babies creating jobs? What a terrible "compromise." (LATimes)

Framed for Murder?

You know evidence in a case is probably weak when state supreme court justices are on the bandwagon. (NYTimes)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Congresswoman Candice Miller Attacks Wikilinks

If you're going to call a group a terrorist organization, you should probably get its name right. (PoliticalCorrection)

NFL Playoff Predictions 12/8

AFC: 1. Patriots 2. Steelers 3. Chiefs 4. Colts 5. Ravens 6. Jets
Playoffs: Jets over Chiefs, Ravens over Colts; Pats over Jets, Ravens over Steelers; Pats over Ravens
NFC: 1. Falcons 2. Packers 3. Giants 4. Seahawks 5. Saints 6. Eagles
Playoffs: Eagles over Giants, Saints over Seahawks; Falcons over Eagles, Packers over Saints; Packers over Falcons
Super Bowl: Patriots over Packers

Oregon's Easy Road to the Championship

An illustration of what's wrong with the BCS: Oregon may deserve to be in the title game but you wouldn't know it based on their schedule. They had the easiest path to the title game in the history of the BCS and didn't have one truly legitimate road victory. 1 loss Stanford lost @Oregon, 1 loss Ohio State lost @Wisconsin, 1 loss Wisconsin lost @Michigan State, and of course there's undefeated TCU that had a similar schedule problem. If Oregon had played @Stanford, would it be Stanford in the title game right now? Schedule luck shouldn't dictate championships. (SI)

Conan: Rainn Wilson Reverse Pickpocket

Gary Neal Gets Imaginary Handshake After Free Throw

Nigeria vs. Dick Cheney


Do they have a chance? (TheAtlantic)

The Year in Cartoons


Political cartoons, not Spongebob. (TheAtlantic)

PC vs. Mac

Which one to buy? (Time)

Things the Internet Killed

Peace and quiet. (Newsweek)

United States of Autocomplete


Oregon Trail beats Oregon Ducks? (HuffingtonPost)

Buying a Tiger: Alabama Mocks Cam Newton

The End of Cavities

Destroying what causes plaque. (PopSci)

Mr. Reasonable

No drama Obama frustrates the left as much as the right. (Slate)

McVictim Syndrome

No one or thing is forcing American obesity. (LATimes)

Obama on Mythbusters


1st myth: Was Barack Obama born in Kenya? (LATimes)(Slate)

Bypassed


A small town shouts, "Here we are." (NYTimes)

Too Big to Fail

Should megabanks be broken up? (NYTimes)

Negotiating With Hostage Takers

Sometimes you have no choice. (NYTimes)

Facing Reality

We're in a hole and just keep digging. (NYTimes)

UEFA: Twente Goalie Whiffs and Gives Up Goal

Daily Show: All Dogs Go to Bloomingdales

Low taxes and high spending...that's like trying to lose weight with laziness and bacon.

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

NFL Power Rankings

Jets take a tumble after their awful performance last night. (ESPN)

Conan: Rickyleaks

Colbert Report: The Word: Winning Over Republicans

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USHL Shootout Goal

Dogs are Awesome, Too


Dissenting Opinion on the Tax Deal

Obama is a jedi master. (AndrewSullivan)

Rising Inequality

It's not all about education. (Newsweek)

Top 100 Sports Photos of 2010


Lots o' pics. (SI)

NCAA Bowl Rankings

No surprise, Auburn vs. Oregon tops the list. (SI)

The Weak Case Against Gay Marriage

In 50 years, is there any way that these people won't be viewed the same as the people who opposed racial equality? (Slate)

If North Koreans Were Pandas

Nuclear weapons are hardly the only problem with North Korea; people are suffering. (LATimes)

Supreme Court Roundup 2010-2011

A look at this year's Supreme Court cases. (LATimes)

Blowout of the Year


So much for Game of the Year, Jets didn't show up to play. (NYTimes)

The Tax Cut Deal

Move a mile to gain an inch. (NYTimes)

One Big Idea

Each great president needs one big idea. (NYTimes)

Daily Show: FOX News Christmas Grinch Cartoon

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NBA Power Rankings

Knicks are up to #12. Perhaps it's finally time for a basketball resurgence at the Garden. (ESPN)

Monday, December 6, 2010

SNL: Weekend Update 12/4

Rickey Hendon on Civil Unions and Politics

Baltimore's Message to Ben Roethlisberger

The Female Obama

Kamala Harris, California's new attorney general. (TheAtlantic)

2757 Oregon Duck Pushups


He can't be looking forward to the national championship game where the over/under is in the 70s. (YahooSports)

UConn's Randy Edsall Happy Dance

MLB Winter Meetings

Cliff Lee and Carl Crawford may sign by the end of the week. (SI)

Afghanistan is Still an F


9 years of failure and counting. (ForeignPolicy)

The Repeal Amendment

A federalism power play in the works? (Slate)

Book Recommendations


A holiday gift giving guide. (LATimes)

Which Bowls are Worth Watching?

Previews of all the bowl games with watchability ratings. (LATimes)

Like Sausage Making

Sausage makers are offended by the comparison to the ridiculous legislative process. (NYTimes)

Prison Broken

System failure in America's prisons. (NYTimes)

Prisoner's Dilemma

Who's holding who hostage? (NYTimes)

Deal with the Devil

200 Years of Global Health and Lifespan

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Game of the Year Preview: Jets vs. Patriots


It's hard to imagine the Jets winning this game given how they've played lately, but they just keep winning games. (SI)

NCAA Bowl Schedule

Almost all the games filled in. The most interesting games will probably be Utah vs. Boise State, South Carolina vs. Florida State (Spurrier vs. FSU), Alabama vs. Michigan State, Wisconsin vs. TCU, Virginia Tech vs. Stanford, Arkansas vs. Ohio State, and of course, Auburn vs. Oregon. (ESPN)

Donald Driver Touchdown vs. 49ers

SNL: Book Commercial Mocks Dan Brown

The Wazzou Glare

Allergic to Cell Phones

The new peanut butter? (Newsweek)

Saying No to the Party of No

Senator Lugar (R-IN) admits just say no isn't the road to success. (HuffingtonPost)

Auburn vs. Oregon and the World


Cam Newton's issues will tilt fans toward Oregon. (SI)

The Cost of a Child


$220,000. (CSMonitor)

The Legacy of Bush v. Gore

The undermining of the public's faith in elections. (Slate)

Sunday Cartoon

Twinkie Diet?

All about calories. (LATimes)

UConn Heads to the BCS with 4 Losses


Michigan State (11-1) misses the BCS while UConn (8-4) will play in the Orange or Fiesta Bowl. Some system. (NYTimes)

Cyberbullying

Parents try to catch up. (NYTimes)

If You Want It, Take It

Governing isn't for the indecisive or timid. (NYTimes)

SNL: Weekend at Bernie's

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Bernie Sanders Floor Speech on Class Warfare

Movie Trailer: The Lincoln Lawyer

Mel Gibson in The Beaver?

How the mighty have fallen. (AppleTrailers)

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