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24 Jan 2010 22:56


Politics: Max Headroom: The Democrats look like a deflated balloon. Why?

  • Nice hair, Robbie Robert Gibbs took to “Fox News Sunday” to deflect the Scott Brown thingy for Obama, but really, all we could focus on was the mini-pompadour in his hair. Is he gunning to be Conan’s replacement or something?

  • “Like a thunderbolt”Among other topics that CBS’ “Face The Nation” tackled was the campaign finance ruling in the Supreme Court on Thursday. Their take? The Scott Brown victory (and this decision) came just in time for the GOP to capitalize.

  • Where’s the backbone? Rachel Maddow makes a pretty good slam on what she sees as Democratic wimpiness – taking Erroll Southers out of the TSA nomination, going limp after Scott Brown’s win – with a good point: The Dems are still in power.

24 Jan 2010 22:14


World: Breaking: Ethiopian plane with 85 passengers lost at sea

  • It was headed from Beirut. The plane, an Ethiopian Airlines passenger plane, reportedly crashed into the Mediterranean Sea shortly after takeoff. 50 of the plane’s passengers were reportedly Lebanese nationals. We’ll keep an eye on this story for you guys. source

24 Jan 2010 21:59


U.S.: Jump in! Texas’ coast looking black and oily for some reason

  • 462,000 gallons of oil spewed forth over the weekend, in an entertaining cluster#(&! for all
  • 46,000 gallons of oil have been cleaned already, but that’s not really a lot – just 10% of the mess source

24 Jan 2010 21:47


Biz: No Sams allowed: Wal-Mart lays off a ton of Sam’s Club employees

  • 11,200 workers aren’t good enough to be in Sam’s Club anymore
  • 10% of Sam’s workers are going away, mostly product demonstrators
  • 10% of Sam’s workers are apparently product demonstrators source

24 Jan 2010 21:28


Culture: One down, two to go: Avatar breaks an all-time box-office record

  • $1.29 billion in worldwide box-office so far source

24 Jan 2010 20:36


Tech: “It’s got Windows on it, I promise.” Steve Ballmer signs a Macbook Pro

  • Good idea, better reaction. Uncle Fester, a.k.a. Steve Ballmer, was caught off guard when a college student asked him to sign his Macbook Pro. Without losing a beat, the Microsoft Chairman and CEO signed it for him, with the phrase “Need a new one?” plastered on it in permanent marker. Awesome from all corners. source

24 Jan 2010 20:29


Tech: Faux-awesome: The guy who makes those fake movie GUIs speaks

Why do these things never look real? “The entire point of those things is to tell a story,” according to interface designer Mark Coleran. source

24 Jan 2010 20:16


Tech: Why not? The Pope wants his priests to be bloggers for the Lord

  • The evangelicals are way ahead of you, boys. In case you were wondering if this social media thing was going to be a mere fad, a whole decade after blogging was the hip new thing, Pope Benedict XVI is ready to confirm its importance. “The world of digital communication,” he proclaimed on YouTube, “with its almost limitless expressive capacity, makes us appreciate all the more Saint Paul’s exclamation: ‘Woe to me if I do not preach the Gospel.'” It gets better. The theme for his World Communications Day message in May is “New Media at the service of the Word.” Our boy Benny really gets it! Next up: condoms. source

24 Jan 2010 11:40


U.S., World: Bin Laden audiotape: Plane attacks a communication device

  • The message sent to you with the attempt by the hero Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is a confirmation of our previous message conveyed by the heroes of September 11. If it was possible to carry our messages to you by words, we wouldn’t have carried them to you by planes.
  • “Osama bin Laden” • In an audio-taped message to President Obama claiming responsibility for the Dec. 25 attempt to blow up a plane in Detroit. While the U.S. can’t confirm it’s the leader, Al Jazeera put it on the air anyway. Bin Laden said that the attacks would continue “as U.S. support for Israel continues.” source

24 Jan 2010 11:35


World: That’s not very democratic! Venezuela pulls an anti-Chavez channel

  • They didn’t air the entirety of a pro-government speech yesterday. RCTV, a 53-year-old channel that’s been cable-only since 2007, was illegally yanked off the air at midnight last night. It wasn’t the only one – four others were pulled – but it was the most notable due to the fact that they had been critical of the Chavez government for years. source