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Friday, December 23, 2011

Bill Simmons Week 16 2011 NFL Picks

NFL picks hidden in an NBA preview. (Week16Picks)

Atlanta Braves Players Sing Jingle Bells

New Facebook

TFD Opinions: Explaining the Payroll Tax Cut Fight

The payroll tax cut fight that just concluded really sums up the modern Congress. Back in September, Barack Obama proposed a 450 billion dollar jobs bill in hopes of bringing down the stubbornly high unemployment rate. Not surprisingly, Republicans balked at it and mostly killed the entire thing. However, their opposition forced Obama to go on the offensive and fight for his bill by taking it to the people. Coming on the heels of the debt ceiling, the Democrats had finally learned that you can't sit back and expect Republicans to compromise and come to reasonable agreements; you have to fight for everything you're going to get.

Krugman: The Post-Truth Campaign

How the general election will play out. (NYTimes)

David Letterman: Hobbit Trailer Starring Ron Paul

2012 Movie Preview

Movies to look forward to in the coming year led by Dark Knight Rises. (TheAtlantic)

Robinson: Republicans on the Retreat

The unforced error by the GOP to end 2011. (WashingtonPost)

Joe Biden Op-Ed: This is What a Real Opportunity Society Looks Like

Joe Biden responds to Mitt Romney. (DesMoinesRegister)

Stereotypes are Bad

Conan: Justin Bieber Double Decker Bus Tour

9 Crazy Futuristic Buildings


The future of architecture. (Tecca)

Ridiculous Origins of Everyday Words and Slangs

Did you know Conan popularized "crunk" in 1993? (Cracked)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Kim Jong Il Dropping the Bass

Kim Jong Il got around. (KimJongIlDroppingtheBass)

TFD Opinions: Barack Obama Did Not Say He's the 4th Best President Ever

As usual, a public figure makes a statement, someone misinterprets it, and then it's reported that the public figure said the misinterpretation. This week, Barack Obama has been accused of claiming he's the best or 4th best president ever. Here is what he actually said on 60 Minutes: “The issue here is not going be a list of accomplishments. As you said yourself, Steve, you know, I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president — with the possible exceptions of Johnson, F.D.R., and Lincoln — just in terms of what we’ve gotten done in modern history. But, you know, but when it comes to the economy, we’ve got a lot more work to do."

Republican Congressman Calls Michelle Obama Fat

Barack has the drone operators on the phone. (MediaBistro)

Skyrim Christmas Lights Display

Funny or Die: How the Gingrich Stole Christmas

Sports Pickle: The Year in Sports Funny

Celebrating a year of unintentional sports comedy. (SportsPickle)

Nuggets Sign Tim Tebow to Play Point Guard

His lack of talent is okay as long as the win-loss record is there. (SportsPickle)

Lebron James Free Throw Airball Video

Mitt Romney is a Big Fat Liar

Calling Mitt Romney out. (AndrewSullivan)

Prices Go Up, Wages Don't

The Silent Media

Why isn't the media brave enough to call politicians on their insane theories? (TheAtlantic)

The 10 Worst Economic Ideas of 2011

I'm going to guess this guy is liberal. (HuffingtonPost)

Weekend Pickoff: Peter King Week 16 2011 NFL Picks

Jets and Giants face off for New York (New Jersey) pride. (Week16Picks)

Michele Bachmann: Candidate of Foursquare

She may not become President but she has a chance at Mayor of Pizza Hut. (MotherJones)

10 Things Job Applicants Should Know

Things to do to get the job. (NYTimes)

David Letterman: Jon Huntsman Plays Piano

Conan: Learning to Wrap Presents at Bloomingdales

Conan: Fed Ex Delivery Guys Caught on Tape

DNC: Mitt Romney: Any President Would've Made That Call

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

HBO Movie Teaser Trailer: Game Change

JibJab: 2011 Buh Bye Video

Supervillain or Newt?

A quiz. (SuperVillainOrNewt)

FOX News and Sarah Palin Attack White House Christmas Card

What else is new? If only Obama did something classy like roasting the NBC peacock as their Christmas card. Oh wait, FOX did that. (MotherJones)

Barney Frank's Casual Friday on the House Floor

Jury Nullification

Jurors can say no. (NYTimes)

Douthat: Romney's Three Paths to Victory

We can do this the easy way or the hard way. (NYTimes)

Conan: Patton Oswalt and Little Drummer Boy

Tom and Jerry Make No Sense

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Morning Joe: Regis Philbin Interview

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy


Panthers Little Giants Trick Play vs. Texans Video

Buddy Roemer: The Invisible Candidate

Kept out of the debates but still campaigning. (TheAtlantic)

Will North Korea Stay Crazy?

What happens now? (Slate)

What If Ron Paul Wins Iowa?

Will it make a difference? (Slate)

Deep Pockets, Deeply Political

Big money in politics. (NYTimes)

Movie Review: Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

We'll see if it's better than the original version. (NYTimes)

Rock Center: Muslim Comedians Tour the South

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Conan: Kim Jong Il Obituary

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Useful Knowledge: How to Break Down a Door

Newt Gingrich: Faithful Republican, Unfaithful Husband Billboard

Movie Trailer: Dark Knight Rises

Wyoming Kicker Hits Both Goal Posts in Bowl Game vs. Temple

Why Ignorant Voters Matter

Propping up the majority. (AndrewSullivan)

Sunday Cartoon: Politics, Religion, and Tim Tebow

Worst Year in Washington 2011 Winners

A bad list to be on. (WashingtonPost)

The Dynamics of the Backup Quarterback

Irrelevant and important at the same time. (NYTimes)

SNL: Weekend Update: Fey, Fallon, Poehler, Meyers Strip Club Toy Charity Joke Off

SNL: Sanz, Fallon, Kattan, Morgan Wish It Was Christmas Today Song

SNL: Jimmy Fallon Boston Open

SNL: Michael Buble Christmas Song Duets

SNL: Tim Tebow and Jesus

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