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Friday, September 30, 2011

Bill Simmons Week 4 2011 NFL Picks

Lions and Bills look to stay undefeated. (Grantland)

The Onion: Vick to Miss 4 Weeks with Hand Concussion

Bad news for the Eagles. (TheOnion)

Red Sox Collapse Video

2012 Republican Candidate Rankings September 30

Chris Christie leaps to the top tier without even entering the race. (WashingtonPost)

SI Stewart Mandel NCAA Weekend Pickoff September 30

Nebraska's 1st Big 10 test. (SI)

Groundhog Day Robber Robs Same Bank Three Days in a Row

Stick to what you know? (NYPost)

Ethical or Unethical: Accepting a Wedge of Cheese?

Who Should You Root for in the MLB Playoffs?

A handy chart. (SportsPickle)

The Perfect Trade: Yankees, Tigers, Diamondbacks

The amazing trade were everyone got a good deal in Curtis Granderson, Austin Jackson, Ian Kennedy and others (and all 3 made the playoffs this year). (YahooSports)

When Joel McHale was a Football Player at Washington

Life before the Soup and Community. (Grantland)

Emergency Managers and Voter ID Laws Threatening Democracy

Stealing the power from the people. (Slate)

Game 1: Sabathia vs. Verlander

Even more than usual, Game 1 will probably go a long way to determining who wins the series. (NYTimes)

Krugman: Phony Fear Factor

Will the country ever unite around good job creation policy? (NYTimes)

ESPN Expert MLB 2011 Playoff Predictions

Not everyone is picking the Phillies. (ESPN)

Mark Zuckerberg vs. Julian Assange

Colbert Report: Super PAC Donors Ironballs McGinty, Poop Giggle, and Loveporn Cockonopolis

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Colbert Super PAC - Ham Rove's Comeback
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Colbert Report: The Donating Game with Kevin Kline, Mark Cuban, Oprah, and Rupert Murdoch

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Daily Show: Wayne LaPierre's Obama NRA Gun Control Conspiracy

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Wayne's World
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The Onion: Red Sox Collapse Commemorative Hats and Shirts

Red Sox Sell Out Of Commemorative "Collapse 2011" Hats, T-Shirts

Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell: Rewrite: Bill O'Reilly and Jon Stewart Tax Debate

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Free Flexor > Shake Weight

There's a new sheriff in town...

The Onion: Congress Takes Children Hostage

The Onion has been following a developing story all day regarding hostage taking by Congress. (TheOnion)

Imperial March on Floppy Disk

Worst Collapses in MLB Regular Season Baseball History

The Red Sox narrowly avoid being worst ever. (SI)

Weekend Pickoff: Peter King Week 4 2011 NFL Picks

Tough stretch for the Jets: @Oakland, @Baltimore, @New England. (SI)

Game 162: September 28 MLB Timeline

Minute by minute in Houston, Atlanta, Baltimore, and Tampa. (ESPN)

Dan Shaughnessy Jinxes the Red Sox Video

Rachel Maddow: Really Big Government: Carl Hiaasen on Rick Scott Welfare Drug Tests

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Bill Simmons Running Diary of Game 162 for Red Sox and Rays

It's like watching the Titanic, you know how it's sadly going to end for the protagonist. (Grantland)

Delonte West Furniture Store Application

What he was convicted of: (WashingtonPost)

Why Isn't UVA Better at Football?

Good school, good location, good recruiting base, but a dearth of wins. (Grantland)

How Computers and Robots Could Take Over for Lawyers

Mr. Robot, Esquire. (Slate)

The Myth of Corporate Tax Reform

Many so-called loopholes are actually programs with a lot of support. (WashingtonPost)

Tax Financial Transactions

Calm down the markets and raise revenue. (NYTimes)

Chess Humor

Red Sox Collapse: The Curse of Bill Buckner

Since the Bill Buckner episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm aired on September 4, the Red Sox went 6-18 and lost 9 games in the wild card to get knocked out of the playoffs. Nate Silver explains everything behind the collapse. (FiveThirtyEight)

Best Night in Regular Season Baseball History?

Two collapses completed in one wild night. (SI)

Boston Herald: Not the Best Team Ever

Boston Tear Party

Conan: Audiencey Awards

Colbert Report: 1-888-OOPS-JEW with John Lithgow

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Evan Longoria Playoff Clinching Walkoff Home Run vs. Yankees Video

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Daily Show: Chris Christie is Not Running, Sarah Palin Doesn't Want the Title to Shackle Her?

Dan Johnson Pinch Hit Tying Home Run in Bottom of 9th vs. Yankees Video


Premature NFL Playoff Projections

Will the Steelers, Chargers, and Eagles miss the playoffs? (YahooSports)

Jay Leno: Seth MacFarlane Interview

Chris Christie: False Savior

How long before Republicans realize he has issues just like all the other allegedly flawed candidates they've dismissed? (Slate)

The Man Who Was Almost Steve Bartman

Like baseball, catching a foul ball is a game of inches. (ESPN)

Nancy Grace Accuses Others of Prejudging Her Guilt on DWTS

Perhaps the most hilarious story ever given Nancy Grace's prejudging of all defendants. (Mediaite)

Conan: Jersey Shore Auditions

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Daily Show: FOX and Friends on Chaz Bono, Nancy Grace, and DWTS

Full Text of Chris Christie Reagan Library Speech

Will he keep saying not running until he says he is running? (HotAir)

Terra Nova: Obama on Future $1000 Bill

Craigslist: Red Sox Looking for Starting Pitcher

College Football Power Rankings September 27

LSU takes over the #1 spot. (SI)

Proposed Facebook Buttons

Big 12 and Big East Membership Applications

Apply now before they disappear. (SportsPickle)

Biggest Team Chokes in Sports History

Will the Red Sox join the list? (SportsPickle)

ESPN: Ed Werder Hits a Guy with a Shovel

MNF: Estas Listo Para Futbol? Video

NY Post: Michael Vick Whine and Cheese Steak

Colbert Report: The Word: Corporate Freedom of Speech

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Ice Cream Cone Mascot Mistaken for KKK Member

Great marketing campaign. (Gawker)

The Super Lie About the Super Committee

Will the cuts really happen if they can't reach an agreement? (HuffingtonPost)

Why Mitch Daniels Would Have Lost

Too honest and reasonable. (Slate)

Red Sox Collapse Could be Worst Ever

Move over 1964 Phillies, 1978 Red Sox, and 2007-2008 Mets. (FiveThirtyEight)

Should the School Day Be Longer?

Accommodate parents and teach more (and they should assign less homework). (NYTimes)

Brooks: The Lost Decade

Cure the disease. (NYTimes)

TFD Opinions: Republican Presidential Nomination Odds September 27

Change from September 7 in parentheses:

8. Newt Gingrich 2% (+1)- The last few debates have been interesting. The second/third tier candidates that were seemingly dead in the water have revived their campaigns in some sense while Rick Perry has struggled. The only thing obvious at this point is that the nomination is up for grabs.

8. Rick Santorum 2% (+1)- As I said in the past, it's surprising that Santorum's very solid conservative credentials haven't gotten him any support. I still don't think he has a chance but it does seem that he's getting more attention in the debates and the collapse of Michele Bachmann in Iowa may give him a chance to win there.

Jimmy Kimmel: Herman Cain Pizza Ad

Jimmy Kimmel: Arnold Schwarzenegger Audiobook

TFD Opinions: NFL Power Rankings After Week 3

Previous rank in parentheses:
1 (2). Packers- Who's going to stop their offense?
2 (3). Saints- Again, who's going to stop their offense?
3 (10). Bills- To be the best, you've gotta beat the best and they took out the Pats.
4 (1). Patriots- How often is Tom Brady going to throw 4 INT in 1 game? Took the whole 2010 season to get to 4.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Daily Show: Jon Stewart Talks to Republican Base for Turning on Rick Perry

Rachel Maddow: Republican Straw Polls

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Rick Perry is Billy Madison

Funny or Die: The Vote Off Reality Show Parody

Calling the Math Hotline

Laws You've Broken Without Realizing It

Go directly to jail. (Cracked)

Winklevoss Twins Take Credit for Ryan Fitzpatrick and Bills 3-0 Start

He stole the idea from them at Harvard. (SportsPickle)

Bears Trick Punt Return vs. Packers Video

Berkeley College Republicans Have Racist Diversity Bake Sale

Nice social commentary. (Mediaite)

The Onion: California to Allow Prisoners to Serve Sentences Online

Good way to cut the prison population. (TheOnion)

Measuring Age By Erin Andrews?

TV Review: Terra Nova

A promising start. (LATimes)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Netflix Loss is Video Store Gain

Jaguars TD at End of Half in Pouring Rain vs. Panthers

SNL: Top Gun Auditions

Sunday Cartoon: Passing the Jobs Bill

The Extreme Center

What moderates can learn from the wings. (WashingtonPost)

Tysons Corner: Building an American City

Turning the traffic nightmare into a functioning city. (WashingtonPost)

Douthat: Justice After Troy Davis

The problem is not executing the guilty; it's the fear of executing the innocent. (NYTimes)

Bittman: Junk Food is Not Cheaper Than Healthy Food

The false "fact" that most people believe. (NYTimes)

SNL: Soldier's Dying Wish

SNL: Red Flag

Truth and Fiction in Moneyball

Good movie but they took some artistic license. (SFGate)

Red Sox Collapse Blame Chart

SNL Premiere: FOX Republican Presidential Debate with Alec Baldwin

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