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Month: November 2009

Colbert on Palin and the GOP

Colbert on Palin and the GOP

As in “Grand Old Pity Party.” During this week’s edition of “The Word”, Steven Colbert could not even pretend to like Sarah Palin. The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c The Word – Grand Old Pity Party www.colbertnation.com Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor U.S. Speedskating

Sarah Palin’s Book Title, Going Rogue, Couldn’t be more Perfect

Sarah Palin’s Book Title, Going Rogue, Couldn’t be more Perfect

Sarah Palin’s book, Going Rogue, was released this week.  Why “rogue?”  Well Merriam Webster defines “rogue (adj.)” as:  “resembling or suggesting a rogue elephant especially in being isolated, aberrant, dangerous, or uncontrollable.”   Perfect! The day before her book was released, she was featured on the cover of Newsweek Magazine, but Sarah didn’t like the photo they used.  It was from a photo shoot she did for Runner’s World magazine. Sarah blasted Newsweek on her Facebook page. “The choice of photo…

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Unfriend is the word of the year?

Unfriend is the word of the year?

Oxford University announced the Oxford Word of the Year 2009: unfriend – verb – To remove someone as a ‘friend’ on a social networking site such as Facebook. Whatever…. Doesn’t everyone know that it’s ‘defriend’ not ‘unfriend’? Here is a partial list of some other notable words in 2009: Technology hashtag – a # [hash] sign added to a word or phrase that enables Twitter users to search for tweets (postings on the Twitter site) that contain similarly tagged items…

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Friday Night Videos – Nirvana, Jack Kerouac, Chuck Prophet

Friday Night Videos – Nirvana, Jack Kerouac, Chuck Prophet

Geffen Records released a DVD/CD of Nirvana live at Reading Festival from 1992. Here’s a bootleg video of “In Bloom” from that concert. Sub Pop also released a 20th Anniversary, remastered edition of Bleach.  One Fast Move or I’m Gone– A Movie about how Jack Kerouac came to write Big Sur.  Highly Recommended!   It’s available in a DVD/CD package.  The music is by Jay Farrar and Benjamin Gibbard.  Great stuff. A video about the recording of Chuck Prophet’s new album, ¡Let Freedom…

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The Best Health Care System in the World?

The Best Health Care System in the World?

I read Nicholas Kristof’s column in The New York Times today, and he called out one Republican, Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), who last June said that the United States has “the best health care system in the world.”  But who else in the party has made that claim?  Turns out a lot of them have.  Here are a few quotes: Representative Mike Pence (R-IA), “And ‘we the people’ have the ability to protect the finest health care system this world has ever…

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NPR 50 Great Voices Online Poll

NPR 50 Great Voices Online Poll

NPR has an online poll to choose the 50 greatest voices of all time.  There are 126 candidates from which to choose the top 50.  Those who made the cut were chosen based on reader comments submitted over the past month or so. The web page they created is pretty cool.  The nominees are displayed in a photo grid that you can sort by name, year of birth, or randomly.  When you hover your cursor over a photo you get the singer’s name, and…

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Stephen Colbert on Washington State Referendum 71

Stephen Colbert on Washington State Referendum 71

Today I spent some time between the Vikings vs. Packers game and game 4 of the World Series filling out my mail-in ballot for the Washington State, King County, Seattle elections.  (Damn I miss going to my neighborhood polling place to vote.)  Anyway, when I got to the Referendum 71 box, I recalled a great segment from The Colbert Report last week.  If you are not sure why you should approve Referendum 71, watch and learn. The Colbert Report Mon –…

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