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Death Panel

Aside from being a funny name for a prescient agit-punk band, what amazes me about this whole death panel nonsense going around is that they are already in place! They’re called YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY (if you’re lucky enough to have one). I mean, at least a government-run death panel would have to have some semblance … Continue reading »

This American Life Impresses Once Again

Do yourself a favor, sit down without distractions, and listen to this. Episode 375: Bad Bank The collapse of the banking system explained, in just 59 minutes. Our crack economics team—the guys who explained the mortgage crisis, Alex Blumberg and NPR’s Adam Davidson—are back to help all of us understand the news. For instance, when … Continue reading »


I’ve been resistant to write about this story, feeling it doesn’t really deserve as much attention as it is getting. But then, an inside source informed me that the plastic/plexi-glass box the cat was in was labeled “CHAMBOR.” Poor Shadow. Man can’t even spell the parts of his bong right. (For the record, that language … Continue reading »

And he’s funny, too!

I have had the hots for Brian Williams for as long as I can remember. Swoon. The interview is the best part, but the references to Jon Stewart’s earlier jokes make watching the entire episode worthwhile.

How’s Your News?

I loved the This American Life piece on How’s Your News that aired a couple years ago. Glad to see it’s going to reach a large audience! via The Daily Dish via Boing Boing: Shepherded by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, this new MTV news series – yes, MTV, yes, news – is by and … Continue reading »