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03 Jan 2011 22:07


Politics: Obama’s eyeing William Daley … possibly for Rahm’s old spot?

So Rahm’s probably gonna be mayor of Chicago, replacing Richard Daley. What does Obama do now? Well, he may be eyeing Richie’s brother William, a former commerce secretary. source

03 Jan 2011 21:57


World: Archeologists in Greece discover that cavemen used boats

  • The results of the survey not only provide evidence of sea voyages in the Mediterranean tens of thousands of years earlier than we were aware of so far, but also change our understanding of early hominids’ cognitive abilities.
  • The Greek Culture Ministry • Regarding some primitive tools found recently on the island of Crete. Scientists date the tools as being at least 130,000 years old, implying that our ancestors developed the ability to migrate by sea way earlier than we’d thought. “Up to now we had no proof of Early Stone Age presence on Crete,” one official said. They’re currently performing more tests to determine which continent the tools came from.  source

03 Jan 2011 21:37


Politics: New-old Governor inherits worse disaster than last time

  • 9.4% unemployment rate in California when Jerry Brown first assumed the Governorship back in 1975
  • 12.4% California’s unemployment rate today, as Brown begins his third term. Good luck, man. source

03 Jan 2011 21:08


03 Jan 2011 21:00


Politics: Harry Reid breaks filibuster-blocking record

  • 69% the failure rate of filibusters in the last Congress source

03 Jan 2011 20:54


U.S.: Wannabe terrible sketch comic getting a break from his Navy job

  • cause Our good friend in the Navy, Capt. Owen Honors, made a bunch of videos which looked like he had been reading eBaum’s World waaaaaaay too much. They got released to a non-Navy audience over the weekend.
  • effect Honors, who commands a large aircraft carrier, will temporarily be relieved of his duties as of Tuesday. Perhaps he should use the time off to work on becoming the next Carlos Mencia. We hear that guy’s funny. source

03 Jan 2011 20:45


Politics: Poll: Start cutting the deficit by raising rich people’s taxes

  • 61% of respondents would prefer that taxes increase for the rich to help cut the deficit
  • 20% of respondents say that defense spending would be a better first choice to hack away at
  • 4% of respondents would prefer instead that we took the scalpel to Medicare source

03 Jan 2011 11:27


Tech: Vaporware list: “Duke Nukem Forever” still getting mentioned

  • So, it’s been like a decade since our boy Duke Nukem first showed up on Wired’s long-running vaporware list, and even though it looks like it’s actually gonna get released this year (seriously!), he still made honorable mention on the list. On this year’s list? At least two tablets and a Chrome OS laptop which we’re still waiting for Google to send us. source

03 Jan 2011 11:16


U.S.: Another huge chunk of the animal kingdom dies in Arkansas

  • If it was from a pollutant, it would have affected all of the fish, not just drum fish.
  • Arkansas Game and Fish Commission spokesperson Keith Stephens • Regarding the mysterious deaths of as many as hundreds of thousands of fish in the Arkansas River, which follows up the mysterious deaths of thousands of birds at the end of last week. So, we think we know which state Springfield is in, guys. source

03 Jan 2011 11:03


Culture: Macaulay Culkin home alone, without Mila Kunis. Sigh

  • Eight years is a long time for a couple to be together when they haven’t married. Especially in Hollywood, where it seems like couples break up every week. So it’s understandable that one might feel bad for Macaulay Culkin, who has been dating Mila Kunis (the girl who started out as a co-star of “That ’70s Show” and the voice of the frumpy girl on “Family Guy,” and ended up a probable Oscar winner for “Black Swan”) for eight years. Poor Mac. Dude has had an ultra-weird life, but the normalcy of dating Mila Kunis probably helped. source