The Lost Jokes and Story Arcs of "Sweet Seymour... →
adamfrucci: I am beyond excited about this. It’s an epic feature in which former Simpsons writer/executive producer Bill Oakley walks through the changes made to a classic episode (“Sweet Seymour Skinner’s Baadasssss Song”) from pitch to final version. It includes the exclusive story pitch, final outline and first draft documents that are chock full of forgotten jokes and story arcs from the...
Exactly two things have made airline travel safer since 9/11: reinforcement of...– Schneier on Security: TSA Backscatter X-ray Backlash (via jgh2)
NPR brings fresh air into my mind, and not just with Terry Gross’s show. The...– Roger Ebert (via azspot) (via peterwknox)
Thursday Challenge: Identify The Stupidest Part of... →
jasencomstock: [Clause 1:] House Republicans announced today that they will force a floor vote to eliminate taxpayer-funded support for NPR in response to the firing of Juan Williams. [Clause 2:] A proposal to defund NPR was the winner in the GOP’s weekly “YouCut” contest, in which the public votes online for various spending cuts — [Clause 3:] GOP leaders have pledged to force votes on the...
TPM: Bryan Fischer: We've 'Feminized' Medal Of... →
8 1/2 Inches: Dusty Diamond, world famous pornstar, contracts AIDS and must pass on his legacy to his nephew. Plagued by hilarity, they star in the funniest comedy about AIDS since Philadelphia! Funny or Die - 8 1/2 Inches
If your conference wants to deny millions of Americans affordable health care,...– Rep. Joe Crowley, D—NY, in a letter to Republican leadership that asks incoming conservatives to forego the healthcare coverage they are set to receive as members of Congress. (Submitted by andrewgraham) Excellent stab at exposing the hypocrisy (or cognitive dissonance, if you’re feeling...
Farewell, hyper booze Back to Mountain Dew and gin In a Solo cup.– HAIKU FOR FOUR LOKO (via interweber) Heart palpitations Now exclusively come from Red Bull and vodka
Drew Magary is back after a long, miserable week...
… I’ll eagerly await the Thursday Jamboroo.
Last night Michael Vick gave the greatest fantasy... →
I had Billy Cannon on my fantasy team in 1961. That five-touchdown game pushed me into a playoff seed after the Week 10 debacle when my opponent played George Blanda on his seven-touchdown game. My team, that year named the “Y.A. Tittle Committee,” lost in the championship game to “Honk if You’re Hornung.”
A conservative Maryland physician elected to Congress on an anti-Obamacare...– (via Politico) Yes, congressman. Wouldn’t life be horrible without health insurance? Good thing you’re the only one in the country who will have to do without or find an alternative for 28 days. Cue privilegedenyingdude? (via thepoliticalpartygirl)
The pregame altercation got us going. It had us ready. We came back into the...– DeSean Jackson, inadvertently explaining why Michael Vick was so damn good tonight. (via sportscentr)
Fan Up, Miami! It's Time To Show the World We... →
gq: Wait—the Miami Heat have made a video instructing their fans how to do complicated stuff like show up on time and cheer? Yes. Yes, they have. Sounds like Miami has already shown the world it has exactly the team it deserves. [h/t @fierman] You do NOT tell Miami what is — and is not — fashionable, Heat organization! You know what’s unfashionable? Starting Joel Anthony.