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“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. […]

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:

How a Bill Becomes an Executive Order

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The SNL cold open updates a Schoolhouse Rock classic

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:

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:

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 […]

The Difference Between The American And British Reactions To Ebola

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A Twitter friend from across the pond passes this on example of how the Brits are basically reacting to American panic over Ebola by laughing at us: As I said in response, this is simultaneously hilarious and depressing

Jon Stewart On Ebola Paranoia And Quarantine Madness

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Jon Stewart laid in last night on the political panic over Ebola and the quarantine imposed by New York and New Jersey, and it was about as good as you’d expect. Here’s Part One: The Daily ShowGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive And here’s Part Two: The Daily […]

Puppies Reenact Supreme Court Oral Arguments

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Since the Supreme Court won’t allow cameras in the courtroom for oral argument, or indeed anything, John Oliver has come up with an alternative (one mildly NSFW word in the video): Here’s a link to the raw footage that John Oliver referenced in the video. There’s no sound to it since its meant for people […]

GOP Digs HRC with 404 Page

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Slate‘s Will Oremus calls attention to a clever Republican jab at the Democratic frontrunner for 2o16: “The Republicans’ 404 Error Page Is a Hillary Clinton Joke.” The Republicans have not lately been known as the party of Internet savvy, as eventheir own party operatives will admit. But give them credit, at least, for making the best […]

Amal Alamuddin Marries Actor

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Making the rounds today: “Internationally acclaimed barrister Amal Alamuddin marries an actor.”

Wikipedia Wants to Eliminate The Federalist! Oh, noes!

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When I saw the entry at memeorandum proclaiming that “Wikipedia Is Now Trying To Eliminate The Federalist’s Online Entry,” I was flummoxed.

Phil Hartman’s Audition For Saturday Night Live

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Thanks to the wonders of Facebook and the Intertubes, this evening I discovered the audition tape that the late, great Phil Hartman did for Saturday Night Live: Along with Robin Williams, this was another great comedic genius silenced far too soon. And while others will disagree, this will always be my favorite Phil Hartman SNL […]

Morgan Freeman Reads LeBron James’ ‘Coming Home’ Letter

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I heard this on the way in to work this morning: Frank Caliendo reads LeBron James’ “letter” explaining why he chose to go back to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the voice of Morgan Freeman’s “Shawshank Redemption” character. My familiarity with Caliendo was from the often lame bits he did on the Fox NFL pregame show […]

World Cup Fever: Vatican Edition

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With Germany and Argentina headed to the the World Cup Final on Sunday, things might be a little tense around Vatican City for the next several days: There’s been some suggestion that neither Francis nor Benedict will be watching the game since it starts around 10pm Rome time on Sunday. Perhaps, but when one of […]

From the Fools and Money Stack: Kickstarting… Potato Salad?!

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Kickstarting a dream of potato salad to the tune of $40k+

Headline Of The Day (‘An American In Europe’ Edition)

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Giant Vagina Sculpture Traps US Student in Germany And the mandatory Photo: There really isn’t anything left to say, is there?

Hillary Clinton Wants To Make Sure You Remember She Wrote A Book Called ‘Hard Choices’

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Jon Stewart had fun last night with Hillary Clinton’s unique ability to mention the title of her book at the drop of a hat: The Daily ShowGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive

#StopDadPants

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Sarah Harbaugh with an important public service announcement: The Score: Back in January, Sarah Harbaugh, the wife of San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh, spoke out about her husband’s love of pleated khaki pants. Now, she’s teaming up with Dockers to put an end to an epidemic affecting countless men around the world: Dad […]

21st Century Kids Try To Figure Out Late 20th Century Computers

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Here’s what happens when you introduce 21st century kids to an Apple II: Previously, we saw how these kids react to a Walkman. H/T: Mashable

Joe Biden And Selina Meyer At The White House Correspondent’s Dinner

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Mostly because I had nothing better to do, I stayed up last night and watched the “entertainment” portion of the White House Correspondent’s Dinner. While this show is hardly ever the highlight of the year in entertainment, it has had its amusing moments in the past. This year, there were very few of those moments. […]

Obama Lampoons Bundy and Media at Nerd Prom

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President Obama continued a long tradition of being really charming and funny at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner: POLITICO has compiled their list of “Obama’s top 10 2014 White House Correspondents’ Dinner lines,” rendering each of them considerably less funny. 1. “These days, House Republicans are actually giving John Boehner a harder time than they’re […]

The Simpsons Predicted Vladimir Putin

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Vox’s Max Fisher reminds us that there’s at least one segment of America that saw this whole Vladimir Putin thing coming a long time ago: The rapidly worsening tension between the United States and Russia, not to mention Russia’s invasion and annexation of part of Ukraine, has got lots of people talking about a new […]

Star Trek Meets Star Wars

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What would happen if the USS Enterprise suddenly found itself in the Star Wars universe? It would probably go something like this: Update: H/T: Brian Fung

21st Century Kids Try To Figure Out What A Walkman Is

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Watch this, and prepare to feel very old: On the bright side, these kids will be able to keep in shape getting off of everyone’s lawn.

Braves Set American Flag On Fire At Home Opener

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They’re saying it’s an accident but maybe there are still some left over bad feelings from that time William T. Sherman visited the capital of Georgia. You be the judge.

Just a Little Pimpin’

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I’m going to put in a good word for my son Josh’s new album “Shame of Tones,” a parody compilation based on HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”

#CancelColbert Trolling

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An opportunist ruins a good joke and hijacks an important discussion.

How Professors Spend Their Time

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An oldie but goodie from PhD comics is making the rounds.

For Want of a Comma

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Yet another incentive to get a STEM degree: via Jonathan Eyal

Why German Sounds Harsh

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Here’s Why The German Language Sounds Harsh To Most People

Sochi Mascots Ride Tank

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Russian militarism in Ukraine has undone any public relations benefits of the Sochi Olympics.

Marines Roll Sleeves; Soldiers Roll Eyes

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Rolling up your sleeves is hard if you’re a Marine.

It Doesn’t Get Better

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This spoof on the poignant “It Gets Better” series is rather amusing:

From The Department Of Really Bad Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

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Guys, I’m no expert on these things but I’m pretty sure this won’t go over well: Via Facebook

North Carolina Politician Resigns, In Klingon

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Apparently, for Indian Trail Councilman David Waddell, it was a good day to resign: An Indian Trail councilman decided to boldly go where no politician has gone before – and tendered his resignation this week in the Klingon language. Apparently David Waddell no longer wanted to live long and prosper on the board. In an […]

The NSA Is Coming To Town

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This one comes from the ACLU, and I have to admit it made me chuckle

Santa Dark Thirty

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Tracking down the most elusive man in the history of the world:

Pub Crawling Santas Get Into Street Brawl

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Apparently, a group of people dressed as Santa Claus had a little too much Christmas cheer this weekend: These quarrelsome Santas definitely should pen themselves in on the “naughty” list this year, after engaging in a drunken street brawl following SantaCon on the streets of New York City Saturday night. We don’t know what triggered the incident, but we […]

Which States Curse The Most?

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According to a new study, Ohioans are most likely to need to have their expletives deleted: Are you f*&!ing serious? As a native Buckeye who’s lived in Washington for eight years, this was my first reaction to the data analysis released today by our Marchex Institute, which found that people in Ohio curse the most in […]

“As God Is My Witness, I Thought Turkeys Could Fly”

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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 who haven’t seen it, here’s the Hulu version. Unfortunately, thanks to copyright issues I […]

Best. Nursery. Ever.

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Seriously, there’s just no competition possible. Found via Facebook

Proofreading Is Important

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And proper spacing between words is your friend   H/T: Vodkapundit

All Of The Turkeys Obama Has Pardoned Are Dead

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U.S. News & World Report informs us that every turkey that President Obama has pardoned is dead: It’s that time of the year again folks, when two lucky turkeys come to Washington, spend time at a swanky hotel, get some facetime with President Obama at the White House, before spending the rest of their days at a […]

Mixtapes Explained To Modern Kids

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Something that was such a common practice when I was a kid is now a cultural artifact: And, oh yea, those kids can get off my lawn. Via Facebook

How To Tell If Your Mayor Is Smoking Crack

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Jimmy Kimmel explains: H/T: Taegan Goddard

Kathleen Sebelius Gets A Potentially Helpful Book

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Here’s Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Services getting a “gift” from Tennessee State Senator Brian Kelsey during a visit to Memphis yesterday. The Memphis Daily News was there to capture the moment. Yes, Kelsey is a Republican. Still one has to admit that this is pretty hilarious. H/T: Buzzfeed

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