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Saturday, September 10, 2011

World Trade Center 9/11 Lights Tribute

World Trade Center Freedom Tower Turns Red, White, and Blue For 9/11

Upper Class Children's Fund Commercial

Texas A&M vs. Baylor Billboard Feud

Richard Clarke's 2005 Terrorism Predictions

Some good predictions, some not so good. (TheAtlantic)

Saturday Cartoon: Bachmann vs. Perry

America's Self-Destruction

The consequences of 9/11. (WashingtonPost)

Nocera: Mr. Banker, Can You Spare a Dime?

Small businesses want to expand, banks don't want to lend. (NYTimes)

Jay Leno: Bill Maher Interview September 9

Friday, September 9, 2011

Borders is Bitter

What the World Looked Like the Last Time Peyton Manning Missed a Start

Remember 1994? (Complex)

SI Stewart Mandel NCAA Weekend Pickoff September 10

Big game for Arizona State tonight. (SI)

Craig Ferguson: Cursing Bunny Loves Football, Hates Pigs

Soft Knocks: Pee Wee Football

Not quite the New York Jets. (FunnyOrDie)

The Almost Air Force Kamikaze Mission on 9/11

How Flight 93 might've been brought down if not for the passengers. (Gawker)

Invisible Planet Discovered

"It's like having someone play a prank on you by ringing your doorbell and running away. You know someone was there, even if you don't see them when you get outside." (HuffingtonPost)

Rick Perry and Galileo

The point that didn't cut the way he thought he did. (MotherJones)

Reviving the Grand Bargain

A group of senators is pushing for even larger deficit reduction. (WashingtonPost)

Specific Credible But Unconfirmed 9/11 Terrorism Threat

Be alert this weekend. (WashingtonPost)

Krugman: Setting Their Hair on Fire

The response to Obama's job speech. (NYTimes)

The Reckoning: Costs and Consequences of 9/11

A decade in the post 9/11 world. (NYTimes)

Worst Commutes Around the World

Somehow New York isn't even close to worst. (FastCompany)

Jimmy Kimmel: Republicans During Obama Jobs Speech

Conan: Republican Debate Factoids

Colbert Report: Obama Jobs Speech vs. Wisconsin Packmen

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Rodgers to Jennings: 1st Touchdown of 2011 NFL Season Video

Barack Obama Jobs Speech Video and Transcript September 8


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Bill Simmons Week 1 NFL Picks

Another year not picking against his wife...disappointing. (Grantland)

Larry David Unwritten Rules of Society

The Onion: Ben Roethlisberger Close to Finishing Offseason Without Sex Crime

Ben Roethlisberger Close To Completing Offseason Without Committing Sex Crime

Weekend Pickoff: Peter King Week 1 2011 NFL Picks

Peter King kicks off another season. (SI)

ESPN Expert Week 1 NFL Picks

Steelers vs. Ravens is the pick-em of the week. (ESPN)

HPV Mandate Yes, Health Insurance Mandate No

What's the difference? (Slate)

Reagan Republican Presidential Debate Winners and Losers

Most agree Romney won and Perry was shaky. (WashingtonPost)(WashingtonPost)

Douthat: The Rick Perry Experiment

Can Rick Perry win with his right wing positions? (NYTimes)

Collins: Debating with the Stars

Romney, Perry, and the rest of the gang. (NYTimes)

Did Rick Perry Assault Ron Paul During Debate Break?

Weird interaction last night. (Mediaite)

Conan: New US Postal Service Ad

Colbert Report: MLK Memorial Misquote

I agree with Maya Angelou.

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Daily Show: Post Office Going Bankrupt

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Jimmy Kimmel: Who Wants to Be President Game Show

Larry Sabato 2012 Presidential Map

Larry Sabato sets up next year's election. (CenterforPolitics)

Reagan Republican Presidential Debate September 7 Full Video

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

TFD Opinions: Republican Presidential Nomination Odds September 7

Post-debate edition:

9. Newt Gingrich 1% (0)- Continues his crusade against debate moderators and foreign invaders during debates, also continues to see no increase in support.

8. Rick Santorum 1% (0)- Rick Santorum loves Rick Santorum. Nobody else does.

7. Herman Cain 1% (-1)- Has become a sideshow like many of the candidates on stage. His 9-9-9 plan is Pawlenty-esque in stupidity.

TFD Opinions: Hoffa and Taking Out Those Sons of Bitches

The typical FOX News faux outrage machine was running on high after Jimmy Hoffa Jr. said let's take these sons of bitches out. Of course, FOX News ignores or diminishes all claims regarding the dozens of times that Republicans have used incendiary language that could rile people up into violence. I won't bother going through all the examples, they're easy to find, especially if you listen to Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin. Here's the key though, this is Hoffa's full quote:

TFD Opinions: In Defense of Rick Perry on Social Security

Rick Perry doubled down tonight on his opinion that social security is a Ponzi scheme. Of course, the pundits immediately hit him for it and said that it wasn't a good political message. First of all, it's terrible that they insist on only discussing the point as a political message without bothering to consider whether it's accurate or not. Second, it's only a bad political message because people like them distort what he's saying into a point he's not making.

What You Should've Learned in High School English


Real Life Math

Republican Debate Drinking Game September 7

Just one rule. (Buzzfeed)

The Bad Quarterback League

Rooting for the misery of others. (Grantland)

The Saddest Seat at Panera

Conan: US Citizenship Test

Gay Marriage vs. First Cousin Marriage

Worst Penalty Kick Attempt Ever

The Week Before September 11, 2001

Looking back at what happened right before 9/11. (TheAtlantic)

New Mexico Builds Ghost Town to Test Renewable Energy

A 20 square mile realistic experimental city. (PopSci)

Weaponized Suicide Drones

Another military investment. (PopSci)

Can the Middle Class be Rebuilt?

Debating the future of the economy. (NYTimes)

NY Times Fall TV Ratings Pool

Pick this year's winners and losers in TV. (NYTimes)

Colbert Report: The Word: Spoiler Alert

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

What if the BCS Ran Spelling Bees?

What If Everything Worked Like BCS: The Spelling Bee from sanjeev tandle on Vimeo.

College Football Power Rankings September 6

Rankings after Week 1. (SI)

Full Text of Mitt Romney Jobs Plan

160 pages, at least he put in some effort. (WashingtonPost)

Unhelpful High School Teacher

Annoying children since the dawn of time. (Buzzfeed)

NFL Power Rankings Week 1

The Super Bowl champs start at #1. (ESPN)

5 Major Cities That Are Going to Be Destroyed

Dangerous future. (Cracked)

Job Creation: Huntsman #1 vs. Romney #47

Washington DC: The Blast Proof City

DC has become a fortress. (ForeignPolicy)

Stephen Strasburg Returns Tonight

The phenom is back, weather pending. (WashingtonPost)

Brooks: Where the Jobs Aren't

Where's the green job surge? (NYTimes)

Louis CK Honors George Carlin

Fact Checking Mitt Romney's Job Plan

Shocker: he's wrong on a number of big claims. (ThinkProgress)

There is an I in Team

Save Energy with Casual Work Attire

Imagine how much money could be saved on air conditioning if people didn't wear formal clothes to work. (FastCompany)

The World According to an Alcoholic

The Origin of Religion

Monday, September 5, 2011

Peter King NFL Standings Predictions

Chargers and Falcons in the Super Bowl. (SI)

Maryland's Ugly New Uniforms

There's more where that came from...they've got 30 combinations.

MLB Power Rankings Sept 5

The top 8 have pulled away from the rest of the league. (ESPN)

Snare Drum Champion

God Speaks to Rick Perry Through Church Sign Again

Ohio State Evan Spencer One Handed Catch

Arkansas Joe Adams Muffed Punt Return TD vs. Missouri State

Curb Your Enthusiasm: Bill Buckner Moment

Emergency Defibrillator

College Football Week 1 Bowl Projections

A few shifts from the preseason picks. (ESPN)

Why America Can't Create Jobs

Waiting for the turnaround. (CSMonitor)

Labor Day Statistics

Tough times. (MotherJones)

Douthat: It's Still the 9/11 Era

10 years later, foreign policy is still affected by 9/11. (NYTimes)

Krugman: The Fatal Distraction

Now is the worst time to be concerned about deficit spending. (NYTimes)

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Barack Obama Photo of the Day

Probably didn't expect to meet the President today...

Justin Bieber vs. Steve Nash

Surprising winner. (Sportsgrid)

ESPN Thinks Tommy Tuberville is Still Coaching Auburn

In 10 Years, I Hope to Be

Jay Leno: Dick Cheney as Darth Vader

Sarah Palin: Polls are for Strippers

Sunday Cartoon: Hurricane Tracking

Was Jefferson Actually Jeffersonian?

Historical figures don't live up to their namesake adjectives. (WashingtonPost)

Bruni: Pass, Fail, and Politics

Results not intelligence matter in politics. (NYTimes)

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