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The Fast and Furriest Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

F.C.C. Rejects Petition To Declare ‘Redskins’ An Obscene Word

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Not surprisingly, the F.C.C. has rejected a petition to ban the word “Redskins” from the airwaves.

Obama Faults Sony For Pulling ‘The Interview’ From Theaters, Vows Response To North Korea

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President Obama criticized Sony for backing down, and said that the U.S. would respond to North Korea’s cyber attack “at a place and time we choose,”

Did 24 Help Make Torture Acceptable?

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In the wake of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on C.I.A. torture, some have suggested that eight years of Jack Bauer helped make torture more acceptable to the American public.

Ok, This is Silly: No “Team America”

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Via TPM Livewire:  Paramount Blocks 2004 Movie ‘Team America’ From Being Shown In Theaters

Sony, “The Interview,” and Running Government Like a Business.

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It strike me that the situation with Sony and The Interview is a good example of why you can’t run government like a business. While the US government would have to make calculations about warding off future attacks, national reputations, etc. in the face of terrorist threats, all Sony (And AMC, etc.) had to do […]

Sony Pictures Pulls ‘The Interview’ After Cyber Attacks, Threats; North Korea Suspected

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With major theater chains having pulled out, Sony bowed to the inevitable, but now there appears to be proof that a foreign power is behind the Sony hacking attacks and threats of violence.

Sony Hacking Scandal Elevates To Threats Of Terrorism If Film Is Released

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Hackers who have divulged embarrassing secrets from deep within Sony Pictures are now threatening violence if a film about a plot to kill Kim Jong Un is released.

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U.S. President Barack Obama gives a high five to a man dressed as Santa Claus during the 92nd annual National Christmas Tree Lighting on the Ellipse in Washington

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Arbitrator Upholds Adrian Peterson Suspension

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Unlike Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson has lost his bid to have his suspension overturned.

Bill Cosby vs. Ben Roethlisberger

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Chris Rock wants us to remember that Bill Cosby isn’t the only celebrity accused of rape.

“Sad Joe Biden” Photo Goes Viral, Hilarity Ensues

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A photo of Vice-President Biden from September has become an immortal Internet meme: It started in September, when the above photo was taken, and the Internet embraced the opportunity to try and understand what Biden could have been thinking. The meme could have died there, but it instead turned into a Hydra that kept regrowing favs. […]

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U.S. President Barack Obama gives a high five to a man dressed as Santa Claus during the 92nd annual National Christmas Tree Lighting on the Ellipse in Washington

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Chris Rock on Ferguson, Cosby, and ‘Racial Progress’

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Worth a read:  (via Vulture):  Chris Rock Talks to Frank Rich About Ferguson, Cosby, and What ‘Racial Progress’ Really Means. And, the man has a point: to say Obama is progress is saying that he’s the first black person that is qualified to be president. That’s not black progress. That’s white progress. There’s been black people […]

Bar Featured In The Godfather Still Open In Sicily

Godfather Bar

The site of one of the iconic scenes from The Godfather is still an operating bar in Sicily: Once upon a time, Michael Corleone sat on the shady terrace of a local Sicilian bar after a day of hunting with his bodyguards in the mountains. He began to enquire with the bar owner about a beautiful girl he […]

Alabama, Oregon, Florida State, Ohio State Head To College Football Playoffs

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You’ve got your playoff College Football fans, as imperfect as it was inevitably going to be.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stands on the conning tower of a submarine during his inspection of the KPA Naval Unit 167

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Navy Strips Bill Cosby of Honorary Rank

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The Navy has stripped Navy veteran Bill Cosby of an honorary promotion in the wake of unproven sexual misconduct accusations.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stands on the conning tower of a submarine during his inspection of the KPA Naval Unit 167

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sraeli Arab youths clash with Israeli police at the entrance to the town of Kfar Kanna, in northern Israel

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Casablanca Piano Sells For $3.4 Million

Casablanca Piano

Perhaps the most famous piano in movie history was sold at auction for more than $3 million dollars: The letters of transit — “signed by General de Gaulle, cannot be rescinded, not even questioned” — were hidden under its unusual hinged lid. It is golden yellow with touches of green and gold, a surprise to […]

Ray Rice Wins Appeal Of Indefinite N.F.L. Suspension, Now Immediately Eligible To Play

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In a slap to the face of the N.F.L. and Commissioner Roger Goodell, an arbitrator has overturned the indefinite suspension that was imposed on former Ravens Running Back Ray Rice back in September.

Star Wars Episode VII Teaser Trailer Released

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As previously announced, the first teaser trailer for the next Star Wars movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been released in select theaters and online: For those interested, io9 has a scene-by-scene breakdown along with speculation about what it all might mean. For me, all I really needed was that final, short glimpse of […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

The Greatest Thanksgiving Sitcom Episode Ever

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I posted this last year, but there’s no reason not to repeat this classic. When it comes to sitcom holiday episodes, there’s not much that can beat, Turkey’s Away, perhaps the one episode of WKRP In Cincinnati that even people who were not alive when the show aired are familiar with. For those of you […]

“Aren’t I Gonna Get A Reputation For Being Soft On Turkeys?”

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Later this afternoon, President Obama will pardon the White House turkey, so in honor of that, President Barlett wants to make sure we’re clear on the law:

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sraeli Arab youths clash with Israeli police at the entrance to the town of Kfar Kanna, in northern Israel

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Federal Judge Blocks New Jersey Sports Betting, But N.B.A. Commissioner Says ‘Legalize It’

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Once again, a Federal Judge has barred New Jersey’s effort to legalize sports betting based on Federal law. it’s time for the Federal Government to get out of the way on this issue.

How a Bill Becomes an Executive Order

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The SNL cold open updates a Schoolhouse Rock classic

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A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter holds a a RPG launcher in an area overlooking Baretle village, which is controlled by the Islamic State, in Khazir

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N.F.L. Suspends Adrian Peterson For Remainder Of Season

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Despite entering into a plea deal on the child abuse charges that had been entered against him that includes no admission that there was abuse involved, and the intervention of the N.F.L. Players Association, the National Football League has announced that Minnesota Vikings Running Back Adrian Peterson will remain suspended for the remainder of the season, […]

Obama And McConnell Hold A Bourbon Summit

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This weekend’s cold open to Saturday Night Live pondered what an actual Bourbon Summit between President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might look like:

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A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter holds a a RPG launcher in an area overlooking Baretle village, which is controlled by the Islamic State, in Khazir

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Glen A. Larson, Creator Of Battlestar Galactica, Magnum P.I.,, Knight Rider Dies At 77

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Glen A. Larson, a writer-producer who was behind some of the biggest television hits of the 1970s and 80s, has died at the age of 77: Glen A. Larson, the writer-producer behind such indelible TV dramas as “Battlestar Galactica,” “Magnum, P.I.,” “Knight Rider” and “Quincy M.E.,” has died, the Los Angeles Times reports. He was 77. […]

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meet on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in Beijing

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You Just Need To Make Them An Offer They Can’t Refuse

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If you have the right amount of money or you know the right guy,  you could own the house that was used for the exterior shots of Don Vito Corleone’s house in The Godfather: STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The buyer who pays the $2.89 million price tag for the sprawling mansion at 110 Longfellow Ave. on […]

‘Fortunate Son’ At The Concert For Valor. Not ‘Anti-Military,’ But Completely Appropriate

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Some people didn’t like the song selection at last night’s Washington, D.C. concert for Veterans Day.

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meet on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in Beijing

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NFL Players Association Wants Adrian Peterson Reinstated Immediately

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Just days after entering a plea to reduced offenses related to the felony child abuse charges that were made against him earlier this season, charges which led to his indefinite suspension from the NFL, the NFL Player’s union says that Minnesota Vikings Running Back Adrian Peterson should be reinstated immediately: The NFL Players Association sent […]

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People, with their faces painted as skulls, pose for a photo during the start of the "Las Catrinas" festival on the outskirts of Morelia

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Star Wars Episode VII Gets A Title, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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The next installment in the Star Wars saga officially has a title: “Star Wars 7″ has a title: “The Force Awakens.” The latest chapter in the sprawling saga concluded principal photography recently, and with that finish came a tweet, posted Thursday morning, with the (presumably official) title. (…) Meanwhile, the cast members recently gathered for […]

To Promote Game At Wembley Stadium The Cowboys Seem To Agree, #CowboysUK

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The Dallas Cowboys will be playing the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium this weekend in the third and final game of the National Football League’s three game series in the United Kingdom. While the team appears to have avoided the Atlanta Falcons embarrassing error of placing London in Spain, whoever happens to be in charge […]

CNBC Host Apparently Unaware Ireland And The United Kingdom Are Different Countries

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Why it’s important to pay attention in Geography class: KERNEN: What about Scotland? I was using Scottish pounds. SHANAHAN: Scottish pounds, yes. They use sterling. KERNEN: They use sterling? SHANAHAN: They use sterling. But we use euro. KERNEN: WHAT? Why would you do that? SHANAHAN: Why wouldn’t we do that? KERNEN: Why didn’t Scotland? No […]

Africa Ebola Map

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This “handy Ebola guide” is a must for anyone considering traveling to Africa:

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Cable TV Cord Cutting Won’t Come Quickly, Could Be More Expensive Than Cable

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We are obviously moving toward an era of streaming and other services that don’t rely on Cable/Satellite providers, but it will still take some time to get there and for it to be cost effective.

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Trick Or Treating Didn’t Always Mean Getting Candy

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Not too long ago, Trick Or Treating didn’t mean getting candy produced by large corporations.

Puppies Reenact The SCOTUS Oral Argument In The Hobby Lobby Case

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Last week I wrote about an amusing skit on John Oliver’s HBO show Last Week Tonight in which he used puppies to renact portions of a Supreme Court oral argument and then made raw footage available to allow viewers to do it themselves. Well, someone took the entire recording of the oral argument in the Hobby […]

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