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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Man Dies from Spontaneous Human Combustion

What? (Independent)

God: Human Beings Not Designed to Play Football

A theory confirmed. (TheOnion)

Huntsman Surge?

Could Huntsman actually replace Perry as Romney's right wing challenge? (AndrewSullivan)

Distribution of Wealth Chart

Does the Death Penalty Have a Practical Purpose?

Deterrence? Punishment? Public vengeance? All of the above? (AndrewSullivan)

Saturday Cartoon: Class Warfare?

Dumb Arguments Against Taxing the Rich

Explaining the strawmen arguments. (MotherJones)

Movie Review: Moneyball


Solid reviews across the board. (NYTimes)

Nocera: The Phony Solyndra Scandal

Making a mountain out of a molehill on alternative energy. (NYTimes)

WVU Homeless Need a Conference Gameday Sign

Shower Time Management

Real Time with Bill Maher: New Rules September 23: Job Creators

Full segment: (RealTime)

Always Sunny: Jersey Shore Montage

[Warning: graphic]

Friday, September 23, 2011

SI Stewart Mandel NCAA Weekend Pickoff September 24

Big weekend for the SEC. (SI)

Bill Simmons Week 3 2011 NFL Picks

Mailbag + picks. (Grantland)

Newt Gingrich and Unemployment Benefits

Colbert Report: Marine Farts and Terrorist Kids

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Tip/Wag - Marine Corps & Department of Homeland Security
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Daily Show: Lewis Black: Arsenic in Apple Juice and Chaz Bono on DWTS

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Back in Black - Threats to America's Children
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Daily Show: Israel, Palestine, and Halifax

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West Bank Story - Challahfax vs. Halalifax
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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Florida Republican Presidential Debate Winners and Losers September 22

Rick Perry has struggled with closing as much as Lebron James. (WashingtonPost)

The Office: Dwight Stops the Planking



Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell: Rewrite: Death Penalty and Troy Davis

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Republican Debate Crowd Boos Gay Soldier Video

Having Children vs. Not Having Children

Weekend Pickoff: Peter King Week 3 2011 NFL Picks

Lions go for 3-0. (SI)

Animated Dexter Title Sequence

Bad Opinion Generator

History's worst predictions. (TheWeek)

The Simpsons Apollo 13 Trailer

ACC Membership Application

Follow-up to yesterday's SEC membership application. (SportsPickle)

New Era Alec Baldwin John Krasinski Yankees Red Sox Commercial Part 5: Odd Couple

Everyone Supports the American Jobs Act

Except Republican members of Congress. (AndrewSullivan)

Why Online Poker Should Be Legal

Making it illegal only makes things worse. (AndrewSullivan)

Stop Superconferences, Start a Playoff

Would a playoff stop the realignment madness? (YahooSports)

Why the World Trade Center Collapsed

A new (non-conspiracy) theory. (PopSci)

The DOJ Did Not Spend $16 on Muffins

But now that it's become a talking point, it'll be around forever. (MotherJones)

Why Ron Paul is Winning the GOP Primary

He won't the nominee but he's shifted the debate. (WashingtonPost)

How Socialism Saves Capitalism

Looks like the auto bailout worked. (WashingtonPost)

Daily Show: John Fleming, Bill O'Reilly, and Other Millionaires are Endangered

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Moneybrawl
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Moneybrawl - The Extinction of Subway, Bill O'Reilly & The Super Rich
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Troy Davis: The Slow Death of the Death Penalty

America is turning against the death penalty, not as a concept, but out of fear that you can never be completely certain. (Slate)

Elizabeth Warren Quote on Class Warfare Video

Couldn't say it better...

Facebook and You

Rick Perry Movie Trailer Campaign Ad

Didn't Tim Pawlenty already try this?

TFD Opinions: NFL Power Rankings After Week 2

1. Patriots- Same old Pats running over the competition
2. Packers- Solid 2-0 but they actually looked off their game vs. the Panthers
3. Saints- Like the Pats and Packers, just too hard to stop their offense
4. Jets- Mark Sanchez has to start playing the 1st 3 quarters like he plays the 4th quarter
5. Eagles- Should've beaten the Falcons last week, still a really good team

Chariots of Fire: Vince Wilfork Interception vs. Chargers

Facebook Failure

Horrifying Lies from the Food Industry About Your Food

Cedar plank salmon isn't the only food with wood in it. (Cracked)

The Best Jokes from the Charlie Sheen Roast

Some goods jokes but subpar overall. (Uproxx)

The Office Sketch from the Emmy's

SEC Membership Application

I imagine the Boise State question is really on there. (SportsPickle)

Is Georgia About to Execute an Innocent Man?

Another injustice. (AndrewSullivan)

Tea Party Favorite Joe Walsh Among Most Corrupt Members of Congress

This year's list. (CREW)

Does the US Tax Rich People Less Than Other Countries?

Yes. (ForeignPolicy)

The Myth of the Middle Class

What's so important about the Middle Class? (ForeignPolicy)

Rigging the Electoral College

Can't win the election? Change voter ID laws and the electoral college so you can. (WashingtonPost)

Friedman: Are We Going to Roll Up Our Sleeves?

Will politicians ever get serious? (NYTimes)

Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell: Rewrite: Bill O'Reilly Threatens to Quit Over Taxes

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Colbert Report: Wars are Gay

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The Gayest Penetration
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Colbert Report: The Word: Class Warfare, Tax Rates, and Unemployment

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The Word - Death and Taxes
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Daily Show: DADT: The Fuck Stops Here

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A Few Gay Men - A Look Back at America's Military Policy on Gays
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

New Miami Marlins Logo

TFD Opinions: NCAA Conference Realignment Proposal

ACC: Current 12 + Syracuse, Pitt, Notre Dame, UConn
Format: Each team has 3 designated rivals that they play every year; plays 6 of the other 12 teams each year (not a standard pod system, recognizes non-pod rivalries like UVA-UNC, Miami-VaTech); best 2 records play in conference championship game

Big 10: Current 12 unchanged

PAC 16: Current 12 + Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas Tech
Format: Pod system: Washington/Oregon pod, California pod, Arizona/Utah/Colorado pod, Big 12 pod

SEC: Current 12 + Texas A & M, Missouri
Format: 2 divisions of 7

Big East/Big 12: TCU, Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, (BYU, Boise State, Houston, or SMU), Louisville, WVU, Rutgers, USF, Cinci, Villanova
Format: 2 divisions of 6 split east/west, winners of divisions play in conference championship game

NFL Power Rankings Week 3

Waiting for a team to topple the Pats or Packers. (ESPN)

College Football Power Rankings September 20

Hard to dispute Oklahoma and LSU now. (SI)

Simple Questions That Science Can't Answer

Why isn't Pluto a planet? (Cracked)

We Are Walmart Fight Song

Is There Ever a Good Time for a Tax Increase?

Not according to Republicans. (CSMonitor)

Gerson: Mitt Romney, the Safe Choice

Will Republicans go safe or go big? (WashingtonPost)

Jimmy Kimmel: Guillermo's Tour of Toronto

Monday, September 19, 2011

Giants' Michael Boley Throws Ball at Guy's Head During TD Celebration vs. Rams Video



Top Tax Rates vs. Job Growth Chart

How Many Continents Are There? Who Knows

The Geography of College Football Fans and Conference Realignment

An extensive look at the wisdom behind conference moves based on # of fans. (NYTimes)

Obama Deficit Plan Pie Chart

6 Famous Firsts You Learned in History Class That are Lies

First in the history books, not first in reality. (Cracked)

Indianapolis Sends Colts Back to Baltimore in Dead of Night

Without Peyton, they don't want them. (SportsPickle)

The Grid vs. The Cul De Sac

The cul-de-sac system is hurting America. (TheAtlantic)

20% of Americans Think They'll Be Millionaires in 2020

Call it the Joe the Plumber rule. (HuffingtonPost)

FOX Calls 49ers Running Back Al Gore

Roubini: A Second Great Depression is Coming

Unless we take action. (Slate)

Volcker: A Little Inflation Can Be a Dangerous Thing

Stimulate the economy with care. (NYTimes)

Cannoli Rick Roll

John Has 32 Candy Bars

FSU vs. OU Gameday Sign: Our Panhandle is Bigger Than Yours

The Phillie Phanatic Dances with Monkeys

Dunta Robinson Headhunting Hit on Jeremy Maclin Video

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Analyzing the Bad Film Editing in the Dark Knight

Looking at the movie in a different light...

In the Cut, Part I: Shots in the Dark (Knight) from Jim Emerson on Vimeo.

Emmys: Ty Burrell Acceptance Speech Video

Alec Baldwin Boycotts Emmys After Murdoch Hacking Joke is Cut

Looks like FOX and Friends has their new enemy to attack for tomorrow. (Mediaite)

2011 Emmy Award Predictions

Showdown between Mad Men and Boardwalk Empire. (TVGuide)

Banana Phone at Braves Mets Game

North Korea Party Rock Anthem

Seakawks vs. Steelers?

Sunday Cartoon: Republican Philosophy

The 172 Tax Breaks in the Tax Code

Analyzing all the carve-outs. (WashingtonPost)

Pitt and Syracuse Join the ACC

Which dominoes will fall next? (NYTimes)

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