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Saturday, January 1, 2011

The Year in White House Photos

A view from the inside. (Flickr)

Justin Bieber Ground Zero Mosque Hoax

Conservatives boycott Justin Bieber based on a false rumor that he supports the Ground Zero mosque. (Salon)

Dolphins are Smart

Probably smarter than some members of Congress. (TimesOnline)

Fail Compilation 2010

Best Protest Signs of 2010

Hopefully 2011 will be equally crazy. (Buzzfeed)

Best Game Show Moments of 2010

Lots of Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune idiots. (Gawker)

Best Sports Highlights of 2010

Gawker compiles them into one video. (Gawker)

The History of Video Games

High-Speed Rail

Early steps toward bullet trains or trains from nowhere to nowhere? (Time)

Jon Huntsman: The Manchurian Candidate

Obama sent potential rival, Jon Huntsman, to China and many viewed it as a way to knock him out of the presidential race. Did it work? (Newsweek)

New Year's Celebration Photos

Around the world. (HuffingtonPost)

Best Editorial Cartoons of 2010

The top 10. (LATimes)

New Year's Day Cartoon

Joe in the Middle

Joe Biden is expected to take an increased role as chief negotiator. (LATimes)

Winter Classic Preview: Penguins vs. Capitals

8 PM from Heinz Field on NBC. (NYTimes)

Grow Your Brain

Tap into the mysterious powers of the mind. (NYTimes)

Friday, December 31, 2010

Winter Classic: Penguins vs. Capitals Time Change

Penguins vs. Capitals moves to prime time to accommodate the weather. (HuffingtonPost)

New Year's Day Bowl TV Schedule

TicketCity Bowl: Northwestern vs. Texas Tech, Noon, ESPNU
Outback Bowl: Penn State vs. Florida, 1 PM, ABC
Capital One Bowl: Alabama vs. Michigan State, 1 PM, ESPN
Gator Bowl: Michigan vs. Mississippi State, 1:30 PM, ESPN2
Rose Bowl: TCU vs. Wisconsin, 5 PM, ESPN
Fiesta Bowl: Oklahoma vs. Connecticut, 8:30 PM, ESPN

Rose Bowl Preview: TCU vs. Wisconsin

TCU's big chance to show it belongs in the BCS. (SI)

Steven Stamkos Shootout Trick Shot

Bill Simmons Week 17 NFL Picks

Last week of the season. (ESPN)

The Ark Floating Hotel

A better kind of cruise ship. (HuffingtonPost)

Soccer Team Can't Score

UNC vs. Tennessee: Music City Bowl Controversial Ending

National Geographic: 7 Billion People

Chick-Fil-A Bowl: Spurrier vs. Florida State

Sun Bowl renews an 80s rivalry, Chick-fil-a Bowl renews a 90s rivalry. (SI)

Sun Bowl: Catholics vs. Convicts

Miami vs. Notre Dame in a matchup straight out of the 1980s. (SI)

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Peter King Week 17 NFL Picks

Last week of the season. (SI)

How to Win at Monopoly

Buy the orange properties. (Deadspin)

Cory Booker: Blizzard Hero

The mayor of Newark wins more fans while Chris Christie vacations in Florida. (Time)

Tyreke Evans Half Court Buzzer Beater Game Winner

Mainstream Lunacy

2010: the year the crazies took over. (Esquire)

Absolute Certainties of 2011

Banking on what's likely to happen instead of making wild predictions. (ForeignPolicy)

The One-Way Ratchet

Can the same party that claims to care about the deficit absolutely refuse to raise taxes under any circumstance? (NYTimes)

Nation of Quiet Heroes

The state of the nation is not measured by a postponed football game. (NYTimes)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Flashback: Jon Stewart Destroys Tucker Carlson on Crossfire

As long as Tucker Carlson is crawling back into the limelight momentarily due to his Michael Vick comment, a look back at Jon Stewart unofficially ending his career.

Thanks, Captain Obvious

A year's worth of studies with obvious conclusions. (MSNBC)

BBC: My Blackberry is Not Working

NFL Power Rankings Week 17

The hottest teams in football might end up as wild cards. (SI)

Adam Sandler Death Hoax

Celebrity death rumors are the new trend. (Zap2It)

Tucker Carlson: Michael Vick Should've Been Executed

10 Greatest Plays of 2010

A list of winners. (TotalProSports)

This Seat Reserved for Non-Wussies

Philadelphia follows Ed Rendell's lead.

Human Brains Are Shrinking

Are we getting dumber or more efficient? (TheAtlantic)

Earmarking is Earmarking

Pet projects are pet projects no matter what you call them. (TheAtlantic)

Best Late Night Sketches of 2010

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Fear for All Pt. 1
Colbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical Humor & Satire Blog</a>March to Keep Fear Alive

A pretty solid list. (HuffingtonPost)

NBA Power Rankings

Knicks hanging tough at #10. (ESPN)

Top 10 Movies of 2010

Interesting that the Ghost Writer made the list. (Slate)

From the Center

The unsatisfied left and the crazy right have placed Obama comfortably in the middle. (LATimes)

Prediction Addiction

Why bother? (NYTimes)

NFL TV Coverage Map: Week 17

After the Saints' win on Monday, it's pretty much down to Giants/Skins and Bears/Packers. (CoverageMap)

2011 NFL Pro Bowl Roster

Aaron Rodgers gets snubbed. (ESPN)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Win Compilation 2010

Bad Science in Movies

Policy Rebranding

Time to rename some boring concepts to make people care about them. (HuffingtonPost)

Kings Alley Oop Hockey Goal

Tom Coughlin on the Hot Seat

He always does just enough to avoid getting fired. (ESPN)

Most Admired Men and Women in America

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton win again. (CSMonitor)

America's Most Wanted

Osama Bin Laden or Joseph Kony? (ForeignPolicy)

Money Talks

Obama's losing battle against inequality. (Slate)

The Nuclear Option

January 5th, the Senate has the opportunity to revolutionize itself. (LATimes)

Disney Tackles Lines

A high tech solution to a low tech problem. (NYTimes)

Left Behind

The economy may be recovering but not for everyone. (NYTimes)

Monday, December 27, 2010

Gilbert Arenas Full Court Bounce Buzzer Beater

Drew Brees Behind the Back Shovel Pass

NFL Playoff Predictions 12/28

AFC: 1. Patriots 2. Steelers 3. Chiefs 4. Colts 5. Ravens 6. Jets
AFC Playoffs: Jets over Chiefs, Ravens over Colts; Patriots over Jets, Ravens over Steelers
NFC: 1. Falcons 2. Bears 3. Eagles 4. Rams 5. Saints 6. Packers
NFC Playoffs: Packers over Eagles, Saints over Rams; Packers over Falcons, Saints over Bears; Packers over Saints

Super Bowl: Patriots over Packers

Air Force Mascot Goes Missing

The game was so boring that the mascot left. (YahooSports)

NCAA Bubble Watch

Terrible week for UVA. (SI)

PA Governor Ed Rendell Calls the US a Nation of Wusses

Societies are measured by whether football games are played in bad weather. (ESPN)

Peter King Monday Morning QB

Jets and Giants continue their plunge from the top of the rankings. (SI)

Dwight Howard 10 Second Call

Blizzard Time Lapse Video

Honest Sports Movie Titles

Disappointing they only came up with 5. (SportsPickle)

What Pro Sports Should You Play?

Where You Park at the Mall

Another Blake Griffin Alley Oop Dunk vs. Suns

Why TSA Patdowns Don't Work

Even little kids can foil airport security. (Time)

Not Ready for Prime Time

Sarah Palin can't even get a vote of confidence from FOX News. (HuffingtonPost)

7th Grader Breakaway Dunk

NFL Playoff Picture and Scenarios

Most spots are locked up, Colts, Packers, Saints, Seahawks, and Rams control their own destiny. (YahooSports)

NFL Playoff Projection Machine

With just 7 days to go, play out the scenarios. (ESPN)

25 Ideas for a Better World

How to improve life in 2011. (CSMonitor)

Best New Gadgets of 2010

The top 100. (PopSci)

Sotomayor and Kagan Speak Up

Speaking up for the liberal wing during oral arguments. (LATimes)

The Star Wars Prequels

Jar Jar Binks aside, they did have value. (LATimes)

Snow Delays Eagles vs. Vikings to Tuesday Night

The NFL suddenly decides it can't brave the snow and the Vikings have a 3rd straight week of weather issues. (NYTimes)

Return to Normalcy

Realizing that President Obama is neither a dream nor a nightmare. (NYTimes)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Tax Breaks for Racehorses

In the latest example of tax policy at work, racehorse ownership, among other things, is given priority over local property taxes. (MSNBC)

Shaq Conducts Boston Pops

Top 10 Pranks of 2010

The Future of First Person Shooters

Eight Glasses Per Day

Maybe 8 glasses of water per day is exaggerated. (AndrewSullivan)

Rick Scott: Open for Business

Another governor rides the Tea Party wave into office, results to be determined. (Time)

10 Best Gaffes of 2010

Ones you might've missed. (AOLNews)

Christmas Quotes

"Ever wonder what people got Jesus for Christmas? It's like, "Oh great, socks. You know I'm dying for your sins right? Yeah, but thanks for the socks! They'll go great with my sandals. What am I, German?" -- Jim Gaffigan. (HuffingtonPost)

The Year in Shamelessness

I wish I could say the list of nominees is surprising. (HuffingtonPost)

Most Painful Sports Endings Ever

The agony of defeat. (SI)

Sunday Cartoon

Terrorism Preparedness

Why don't we have a plan? (LATimes)

The End of the War to End All Wars

WWI is finally over. (NYTimes)

Pay as You Go Progressives

Cutting and investing to rebuild the economy. (NYTimes)

The Disneyland Dream

Nostalgia for days gone by. (NYTimes)

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