MIKE LEACH SENDS ANGRY GORILLAS TO HIS ENEMIES →
Obit: Ruth Lilly, Philanthropist, Dies at 94 →
savingpaper: Here’s someone who won’t get the celebrity-death treatment but so richly deserves one for all she did for charities and the arts: Ruth Lilly, a prolific philanthropist who was the last surviving great-grandchild of pharmaceutical magnate Eli Lilly, has died at age 94. Over the course of her life, the Indianapolis native gave away much of her inheritance from the Eli Lilly &...
Burns, Baby Burns
Mr. Burns: Well, did you meet Larry?
Yale Official 1: Oh, yes. He made light of my weight problem, then suggested my motto should be "semper fudge." At that point, he told me to "relax".
Mr. Burns: How were his test scores?
Yale Official 2: Let's just say this -- he spelled "Yale" with a "6."
... Rodney Dangerfield
I missed the Colts' first loss, thankfully
When my plane landed in Washington, DC this evening and I checked the Colts’ score, the loss was no surprise. The last text I received before takeoff was a friend telling me Curtis Painter was in the game, and he wasn’t coming out. While nobody can replace Peyton Manning’s magic, Painter is a horrible backup, and is less-than-serviceable. I can’t imagine how painful that...
1/3 of eligible recruits too fat to serve in... →
notthatkindagay: (via muppetpants) 1/10th are too gay. (half are just gay enough)
It is also a mistake to rate Americans as less tolerant because they are...– Going to America: A Ponzi scheme that works | The Economist (via evangotlib) (via ericmortensen)
Slate suggests a de novo review process for the... →
I think NFL referees often apply this method already, despite the “indisputable video evidence” standard, but this article does present an interesting case for the league’s rules committee.
Christmas Day NBA Uniforms
sportscentr: The holiday patches all the players are wearing today are supposed to depict a snowflake, but on TV, it looks like a Star of David. So it looks less like “whimsical holiday flair” and more like “uncomfortable throwback to the Warsaw Ghetto.”
Merry Xmas, Tumblrati!
CNN has a Santa Claus in studio, and he sounds...
Married Jonas Brother Says Sex Not Worth the Wait →
alliphant: studentloansforbeermoney: “NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report) - Just days after tying the knot after years of abstinence, Kevin Jonas of the pop sensation the Jonas Brothers stunned his teenaged fans by announcing that “to be honest about it, sex was not worth the wait.” “After we did it, I was kind of like, that’s it?” Mr. Jonas told reporters at a New York press conference. As to...
This is for my friend Ted Kennedy. Aye!– Sen. Robert C. Byrd, the 92-year-old Democrat from West Virginia, casting his vote for health care overhaul. (via savingpaper)
As for Glenn Beck, the panel discussed the challenge of maintaining a separation...– Stephen Colbert at a weekend-long 50th anniversary bash for Chicago’s Second City comedy troupe. Panels included Martin Short, Steve Carell, Bonnie Hunt, Jim Belushi, George Wendt, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Catherine O’Hara, Harold Ramis, Shelly Berman, Rachel Dratch, Robert Klein, Jack McBrayer...
Ghost Of Christmas Future Taunts Children With... →
Manny Pacquiao/Floyd Mayweather fight is off. →
hammerito: Mayweather insisted on Olympic-style drug testing, Pacquiao refused. I’m disappointed, but not surprised. Mayweather never wanted to fight Pacquiao.
I'm driving down 37 for the IU game against Loyola
Haven’t been in the beautiful Assembly Hall since Commencement
brooklynmutt: Barry from D.C. calls in to Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine’s last radio show. realitychex Pres. Obama to Gov. Tim Kaine: ‘You & me have to stick together since we’re married to better people’
Public Schools Outperform Private Schools in Math... →
robot-heart-politics: azspot: In another “Freakonomics”-style study that turns conventional wisdom about public- versus private-school education on its head, a team of University of Illinois education professors has found that public-school students outperform their private-school classmates on standardized math tests, thanks to two key factors: certified math teachers, and a modern,...