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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Rapture Excuse Bingo Card

Real Time with Bill Maher: New Rules May 20

"I've seen more appealing candidates on an episode of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit." // "The government is like Snooki's vagina." (RealTime)

Rachel Maddow: Jon Huntsman Flip Flopping

Come on Jon Huntsman, people thought you'd be a good candidate because you actually had some unique positions. Now you're trying to win by falling in line behind every other Republican candidate?

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Make Your Own $100 Bill

Redesign Mr. Franklin. (Buzzfeed)

Bush Tax Cuts and Wars Driving Up Debt

Saturday Cartoon: Newt Gingrich

Romneycare Status Report

Is Mitt running away from a good idea? (NYTimes)

Friday, May 20, 2011

Kentucky Gives $43 Million in Tax Incentives to Creationist Theme Park

Welcome to Ark Encounter. (TalkingPointsMemo)

Exploding Lake Video

Darth Vader Plays Trombone and Salsa Dances

The Onion: Government Official Makes Well Reasoned Point Against Israel, Forced to Resign

Israel: the true 3rd rail of American politics. (TheOnion)

The Onion: Fiscal Right Wing Nutjob, Social Insane Liberal

The future of America. (TheOnion)

Kevin Durant Dunk Photo

Atlanta Thrashers Moving to Winnipeg

J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS? (Deadspin)

May 21 Rapture Forecast

Majority of America Now Approves of Gay Marriage

George W Bush Makes $15 Million in Speaking Fees

The amount of money paid to speakers is insane. It's made worse when it's done by schools that have precipitously increasing tuition and manage to spend 5 or 6 figures on speakers. (TheAtlantic)

How to Become a Morning Person

Easier said than done. (HuffingtonPost)

Texas Senate Votes to Legalize Noodling

Who says legislatures don't get things done? Bonus points to anyone that knows what noodling is before reading the article. (HuffingtonPost)

Homemade Levees to Fight Floods


Outsmarting Mother Nature's wrath. (PopSci)

Hypocrisy Watch: Goodwin Liu Judicial Nomination

Partisan politics always trumps integrity and intellectual consistency. (Slate)

Mayor Bloomberg: If the World Ends Tomorrow, Keep Your Library Books and Don't Worry About Your Parking Tickets

Such a generous man. (Mediaite)

Jay Leno: Dealing with the Public: I Am Them



Craig Ferguson: Tweets and Emails Laugh Attack: Geoff the Robot Has a Place in New Orleans and Everywhere Else

Colbert Report: John Lithgow Dramatic Reading of Newt Gingrich Press Release

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Daily Show: Ben Stein: Economists Don't Rape People or Commit Violent Sex Crimes

"Only the French would refer to two maids as a brigade."

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La Cage Aux Fools
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Daily Show: John Hodgman: Bin Laden Conspiracy Theory to Save the Economy

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Osama bin Laden Conspiracy Theory
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Newt Gingrich Press Release Illustrated

Standard text version here

Illustrator Jon White brings the words to life:

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Newt Gingrich Ridiculous Press Release Text

If at first you don't succeed, attack the media. (HuffingtonPost)

“The literati sent out their minions to do their bidding. Washington cannot tolerate threats from outsiders who might disrupt their comfortable world. The firefight started when the cowardly sensed weakness. They fired timidly at first, then the sheep not wanting to be dropped from the establishment’s cocktail party invite list unloaded their entire clip, firing without taking aim their distortions and falsehoods. Now they are left exposed by their bylines and handles. But surely they had killed him off. This is the way it always worked. A lesser person could not have survived the first few minutes of the onslaught. But out of the billowing smoke and dust of tweets and trivia emerged Gingrich, once again ready to lead those who won’t be intimated by the political elite and are ready to take on the challenges America faces.”

Sesame Street: Bert Interviews Andy Samberg

Mavericks vs. Thunder Game 2: Kevin Durant Huge Dunk on Brendan Haywood

Mavericks vs. Thunder Game 2: Kidd to Chandler Alley Oop Dunk

NBA Finals Michael Jordan Talking Basketball Commercial

Newt Gingrich is Playing Chess While We All Play Checkers

It's not that he's a flip flopping pandering moron; it's that he's a once-in-a-century individual that operates on another level the media can't understand. (TalkingPointsMemo)

Why Can't Law Firms Go Public?

Freakonomics asks why non-lawyers can't own stakes in law firms. (Freakonomics)

Someone Leaks CIA Memo Saying Not to Leak

Fail. (PoliticalWire)

SportsNation: #1 and #4 Picks Not Enough to Make Cavs Relevant Again


Ohio and Delaware are on board.

Stop Paying Congress Until They Raise the Debt Ceiling

That might focus their efforts. (AndrewSullivan)

College is Worth the Investment

Countering trendy anti-college sentiment. (Time)

Movie Review: Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides


Hopefully more like the 1st than the 2nd or 3rd. (LATimes)

President Obama Middle East Policy Speech Video and Transcript May 19

(Transcript)

Clemson vs. Davidson Rain Delay Theater

Rain delay antics in college baseball are the flavor of the month...

Rachel Maddow: Rick Santorum: John McCain Doesn't Understand Torture

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Rachel Maddow: Republican Flip Flops on Medicare and Oil Subsidies

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Daily Show: May 21: The End of the World

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Debt to America
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Colbert Report: Pandertron 8000

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Bill O'Reilly's Own Poll Says He Lost Common Debate to Jon Stewart


(Buzzfeed)

50 Reasons Why the World is Ending

It's a scary world. (Buzzfeed)

Daily Show: Newt Gingrich: If You Quote Me Directly In Context, You're a Liar

Worst campaign start ever?

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Fast Dive
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

David Letterman: Martin Short Bin Laden Farewell: Bastard in the Sand

TV Trailer: Alcatraz (FOX)

Obama Made in the USA Birth Certificate Shirt

Emails You're Currently Ignoring


It's not nice to ignore emails. (CollegeHumor)

The Onion: Obama and Tennessee Titans Have No Idea Why Team Was Invited to White House

Congrats for getting rid of Jeff Fisher? (TheOnion)

The Onion: Planned Parenthood Opens $8 Billion Abortionplex

Jon Kyl was right! (TheOnion)

2011 NBA Mock Draft

Cavs lucked out and grabbed the #1 pick. Too bad it's a weak draft. (SI)

Gliese 581d: Habitable Exoplanet?

Let's move. (PopSci)

Senate Blocks End of Oil Subsidies Roll Call

Republicans refuse to put their money where their mouth is. (NYTimes)(RollCall)

Newt Gingrich: Quoting Me Verbatim is a Lie

He's the new Sarah Palin. (PoliticalWire)

Man to Eat 25,000th Big Mac

He just really likes Big Macs. (HuffingtonPost)

Upfronts: CBS Fall 2011 TV Schedule

No matter what CBS puts on, people watch (for some reason). (Zap2It)

ESPN College Baseball Bracketology May 18

UVA is still leading the pack. (ESPN)

Colbert Report: The Word: Torture and Bin Laden

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The Word - Enhanced Rejustification
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ESPN Joe Lunardi Preseason Bracketology May 11

UVA last team not in the tournament. Who does he think they are? Virginia Tech? (ESPN)

ESPN 2011 MLB Mock Draft

UVA's own Danny Hultzen goes #1. (ESPN)

Conan: Trump Not Running for President Reaction

Conan: Todd Phillips Talking Dog Youtube Video

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

O'Reilly Factor: Jon Stewart on the 2012 Republican Presidential Candidates

2011 NBA Draft Lottery Results

1. Cleveland
2. Minnesota
3. Utah
4. Cleveland
5. Toronto
6. Washington
7. Sacramento
8. Detroit
9. Charlotte
10. Milwaukee
11. Golden State
12. Utah
13. Phoenix
14. Houston

Hardball with Chris Matthews: Bill Maher Interview

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Revolving Door: FCC Commissioner Moves to Comcast

When the regulator becomes the regulatee. (TheAtlantic)

1996 Family Guy Prototype Pilot by Seth MacFarlane

College Baseball Rain Delay Jousting

MLB Suspends Jose Bautista Just to Be Safe


Better safe than sorry. (SportsPickle)

Daily Show: FOX News Hypocritically Attacks Common, No Problem with Ted Nugent and Johnny Cash

Jon Stewart destroys FOX News yet again; it's not even a fair fight.

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Tone Def Poetry Jam
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Ames Straw Poll: Pawlenty Waterloo?

Pawlenty seems to be winning by process of elimination so far but will Iowa cause him trouble? (HuffingtonPost)

Royals Pitcher Vin Mazzaro Gives Up 14 Runs in 1 Game


At least he didn't get the loss. (YahooSports)

MLB Power Rankings May 16

Yankees are in trouble. (ESPN)

Rise of the Global Middle Class

BRIC by BRIC. (CSMonitor)

Hipster Website Removes Sexually Suggestive Male Images from Bin Laden Situation Room Photo


Where'd everybody go? (FreeWilliamsburg)

Upfronts: ABC Fall 2011 TV Schedule

ABC tries to replace Lost; I'm guessing they'll fail. (Zap2It)

Jon Huntsman Quote: 90% of Scientists Say Climate Change is Occurring

"I'm not a meteorologist. All I know is 90 percent of the scientists say climate change is occurring. If 90 percent of the oncological community said something was causing cancer we'd listen to them."- Jon Huntsman

Top 10 NBA Playoff Dunks

Taj Gibson made a name for himself in Game 1. (BleacherReport)

Republican Presidential Nomination Odds

As of today I'd set them at:
Romney 20%
Pawlenty 20%
Daniels 13%
Huntsman 10%
Gingrich 6%
Cain 6%
Bachmann 5%
Palin 5%
Paul 5%
Santorum 5%
Other 5%

Jeopardy Contestant Impersonates Sean Connery

Conan: Zach Galifianakis Interview for Hangover 2

Conan: Larry King Has Show in Rafters Again

Colbert Report: Stephen Goes to the FEC

"To raise $1 billion, Barack Obama must raise $21 per second. That's why he's changed his campaign slogan from 'Change' to 'Benjamins,'"- Stephen Colbert

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Stephen Files Super PAC Request
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Daily Show: Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson

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Jon Ronson
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Daily Show: Disney Seal Team Six Trademark and FCC

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Well, That Was Fast - Comcast/NBC Merger
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The Onion: John Edwards Registers Edwards2016.com

Juuust in case. (TheOnion)

Top 20 Achievements of President Obama


He won't spike the football so somebody should. (Buzzfeed)

Galactic Empire Times: Vader Kills Obi-Wan Kenobi


This story seems familiar. (GalacticEmpireTimes)

O'Reilly Factor: Jon Stewart and Bill O'Reilly Debate Common at the White House

Monday, May 16, 2011

Taj Gibson Huge Windmill Dunk vs. Heat

2012 Republican Presidential March Madness Bracket

Donald Trump Not Running for President in 2012

Shocker, Trump gives up his charade. (TalkingPointsMemo)

Unauthorized Vehicles Will be Worked Over With a Sledgehammer and More

Never Ending Slide Tackle

Honest Chain Restaurant Menus

Outback Steakhouse: No Facts, Just Stereotypes. (CollegeHumor)

Why Republicans Don't Care About Hitting the Debt Ceiling

What's the downside for them? (TheAtlantic)

Bulls vs. Heat: Taj Gibson Dunk on Dwyane Wade

United States of Innovation Map


(FastCompany)

Looney Tunes Becomes Seinfeld

Daffy Duck as George Costanza. (Slate)

Upfronts: NBC Fall 2011 TV Schedule

Another network banking on singing competitions. (Zap2It)

Upfronts: FOX Fall 2011 TV Schedule

Doubling down on American Idol with X Factor. (Zap2It)

Missing Mike Huckabee

The Republican Primary loses its most charming candidate. (NYTimes)

Hedge Fund Manager Tax Rate vs. Everyone Else

Sunday, May 15, 2011

60 Minutes May 15: Sovereign Citizens and Paper Terrorism

Weird stuff...

Chad Ochocinco Attempts and Fails at Bull Riding in 1.5 Seconds

Lacrosse: Maryland vs. UNC Hidden Ball Trick Goal

Offline Social Network: What If You Were Asked Facebook Questions in Real Life?

UF Frisbee Trick Shots Video

Finland vs. Russia: Granlund Lacrosse Style Hockey Goal

Female Pitcher Gets College Baseball Scholarship

Third female ever. (Sportsgrid)

Voting Rights Under Attack

If you can't win a majority, make sure the majority doesn't vote. (HuffingtonPost)

LSD for Pitchers: Sarah Silverman on Yankees Red Sox Game Video

Sunday Cartoon: Republican Presidential Candidates

Lost Springs, Wyoming Population Quadruples from 1 to 4


It's all about accuracy. (LATimes)

Big Oil Subsidies

Why not call them corporate welfare queens? (NYTimes)

SNL: Ed Helms Generic Republican Presidential Candidate Commercial

SNL: Ambiguously Gay Duo Live Action Cartoon with Stephen Colbert, Jon Hamm, and Jimmy Fallon

Welcome back to the 90s.

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