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12 Sep 2010 23:46


Politics: Max Headroom: Bill Gates brings up death panels for no good reason

  • Bad move, Bill GatesTip to anyone, anywhere, anytime: Don’t have a discussion using the phrase “death panels” in reference to health care. Because if you do, you’re going to show up on Glenn Beck’s news site, The Blaze. The size of this particular hornet’s next is freaking huge, dude.
  • judges ≠ scientistsThe legal decision that decided in favor of a family whose child was linked to her autism is gonna give hope to folks like Jenny McCarthy. The truth is, the science doesn’t support it. Neither does the case, which was found under grounds very specific to the situation.
  • Touré tokes up The Rolling Stone writer and MSNBC contributor had a pretty hilarious rant about California’s pot proposition, ending it with this clever one-liner: “The people who are railing the hardest against decriminalization are those who are most in need of a smoke!” Win.

12 Sep 2010 22:18


Tech: Demand Media IPO: Crap content may be massive cash cow

  • $1.5
    the potential market cap for Demand Media’s upcoming IPO
  • $1.2
    the current market cap of the New York Times Company source
  • » To understand how crazy that is, let’s point out what the two companies make. The New York Times (minus the Jayson Blair saga) has been known for creating some of the best journalism known to man. Demand Media, through sites like eHow and, is far more known for shoveling as much SEO-friendly content onto the Web as they can. Yet, they could be worth more in an IPO. What is our world coming to?

12 Sep 2010 21:54


Politics: It’s 9/12! Guess that means a bunch of Tea Partiers were in D.C.

It’s kinda like two weeks ago, except minus Glenn Beck and plus a lot more signs. source

12 Sep 2010 21:00


Tech: “Google Instant” trend continues, this time with “iTunes Instant”

  • Instant is still the new black. And this example, which uses iTunes, proves it. Stephen Ou, all of 15 years old, has coded functionality that people have felt was missing from iTunes for a while. He gets affiliate money from Apple, to boot. Pretty awesome if you ask us. source

12 Sep 2010 10:23


Offbeat: Chocolate fans: You’ll probably want a piece of this bad boy

That’s a pretty freaking huge piece of chocolate guys, isn’t it? How huge? Well, it’s reportedly 9,702 pounds, according to Guinness. source

12 Sep 2010 10:15


World: Yo, Koran burners: Here’s the blood on your hands already

  • two people killed during protests in Afghanistan yesterday
  • four more injured – one jerk actually did it at Ground Zero source

12 Sep 2010 10:09


Tech: Microsoft dances on the iPhone’s grave a little too early

  • Well, that’s, uh … something. Microsoft’s so excited about launching Windows Phone 7 that they took to the streets in a Thriller dance and held a mock funeral for the iPhone, which we’re pretty sure is in no danger of being nicked by MS. WTF, guys? source

12 Sep 2010 10:00


Politics: John Boehner sounds downright reasonable on tax cuts

  • If the only option I have is to vote for those at 250 and below, of course I’m going to do that. But I’m going to do everything I can to fight to make sure that we extend the current tax rates for all Americans.
  • House Minority Leader John Boehner • Revealing his willingness to accept only an extension of the Bush-era tax cuts for the middle class. Obama made waves last week by saying he didn’t want to extend them for the wealthy. Now Boehner says that’s undesirable but something he can live with. That’s surprising. source

12 Sep 2010 09:48


World: So, Iran’s ready to free detained hiker after all apparently

  • Blame the delay on a power struggle. Apparently Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wanted to release Sarah Shourd to prove his country respected the “dignity” of women. Other top leaders reportedly complained about his reasoning. So now, Shourd will reportedly be let go on $500,000 bail and can leave the country, but will have to return for trial to face spying charges (fat chance). She can now reportedly go at any time. The other two hikers can’t ‘cuz they’re guys. source

12 Sep 2010 02:44


Music: Joaquin Phoenix movie turns Spacehog guitarist into exhibitionist

  • Remember Spacehog? Well, they kinda disappeared quick after “In the Meantime” made them famous for 15 minutes (too bad because we really dug it back in the day), but the guitarist of this band, Antony Langdon, just showed up in the most random place ever – Joaquin Phoenix’s bizarre new documentary, “I’m Still Here.” Langdon was one of Phoenix’s assistants, something of Phoenix’s “Johnny Drama.” Langdon he earned his keep with some very embarrassing, humiliating scenes (yes, there’s nudity – and more!). New York Magazine has more. source