One of the men who played the role of Mr. Met, the baseball-headed mascot of the New York Mets, relates that he was once told by a Secret Service Agent that getting close to President Clinton would be a big mistake: John Wilkes Booth. Lee Harvey Oswald. Mr. Met? A Secret Service agent threatened to […]
It would appear that the reality show meme may be finally jumping the shark: Hollywood might soon be coming to Hollywood for Ugly People. Sources tell the Washington Examiner that a “House of Cards” veteran is working to produce a reality show based in the district starring “D.C. up-and-comers,” including Capitol Hill staffers. The show is currently […]
The book that the late Michael Hastings wrote based on the time he spent following former Afghan War Commander General Stanley McChrystal is set to become a movie starring Brad Pitt in the role of the General who ultimately was forced to resigned due to his comments about civilian and military superiors: There are few […]
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Derrick Gordon, a sophomore guard on the University of Massachusetts men’s basketball team, is the first openly gay player in NCAA Division I men’s basketball: Derrick Gordon, a sophomore starter for the University of Massachusetts men’s basketball team, stepped forward Wednesday as the first openly gay player in Division I men’s college basketball, sharing his story with […]
In the wake of the twin victories by the University of Connecticut’s men’s and women’s basketball teams in their respective NCAA Championship Tournaments, FiveThirtyEight’s Carl Bialik takes a look at the numbers to see which school’s program ranks best over the long term when you factor both the men’s and women’s teams into the equation: […]
Apparently, this is what you do in Philadelphia on a Saturday night: PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Sam Robinson said it’s been about 15 years since he last played the videogame Tetris on a Game Boy. On Saturday night, he played it on the side of a skyscraper. Robinson, 30, was among the hundreds of Tetris fans […]
Earlier this week, David Letterman announced he would be stepping down from his late night perch after three decades. Stephen Colbert is reportedly the frontrunner to replace him. Mashable (“Stephen Colbert Is CBS’ Top Choice to Succeed Letterman, and He’s Into It“): Stephen Colbert is CBS’ top choice to replace the retiring David Letterman, and has […]
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The National Football League is apparently set to adopt a rule that would penalize goal post dunks: Not only is the New Orleans Saints’ Jimmy Graham redefining the tight end position, but he has also inspired an NFL rule change. According to the league’s vice president of officiating, players will no longer be allowed to […]
The Pittsburgh Steelers may end up on an HBO reality show, but nobody on the team seems all too thrilled about it: PITTSBURGH, PA (KDKA) — Fans could get a bit more personal with their hometown Steelers as players could now be forced to be featured on HBO’s show “Hard Knocks.” However, it seems as […]
David Brenner, a comedian who made his name thanks in large part to his long history appearances on The Tonight Show during Johnny Carson’s era as host, died yesterday at the age of 78: David Brenner, who delivered his observational style of stand-up comedy on television and on stage for over four decades, died on […]
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Jack Burkman, a K Street lobbyist who has previously served as a Legislative Aide for former Congressman Rick Lazio as well as being a radio host and frequent guest on Fox News Channel, tells The Hill that he wants to ban openly gay players from professional football: Washington lobbyist Jack Burkman on Monday said he is preparing legislation that would […]
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Here’s a dot matrix printer playing Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger.” It occurs to me that, while I’m old enough to have owned multiple dot matrix printers and watched “Rocky IV” when it was new—and, indeed, owned several “Survivor” albums–younger readers may have no idea what either of these things are. via Adam Weinstein
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Ralph Waite, who children of the 70s will remember as the father of the large Walton family on the television show of the same name, has passed away at the age of 85: Ralph Waite, a multifaceted actor who became etched in the American imagination as the craggy-faced, big-hearted patriarch of a rustic, Depression-era clan […]
The non-stop talk on sports radio about Michael Sam’s announcement that he was gay has long since become boring. Despite his being the SEC defensive player of the year, I’d never heard his name before his came out of the proverbial closet (Missou has only been in the SEC two years and, because they’re in […]