Posts filed under ‘ABC News’

Some Good News Today

Coolest inauguration photo.

In related news, I obviously love this article for many reasons, but ABC News’ story was virtually identical.

Both WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show and the Times covered this new Pew Social & Demographic Trends Poll.

Who has Nationals season tickets?

A typography blog.

@coloradosumi and I both ate mac & cheese for dinner last night and the Times ran an article about it too!

What you’ll get if you tag me in a “25 Random Things About Me” facebook thing.  Thanks Katy!

While we’re on the subject of facebook, obviously the Times wrote an article about the social repercussions (or free hamburgers) that result from defriending.

January 30, 2009 at 10:55 am 1 comment

Wednesday Newsday

ABC might put a comedy show in place of “Nightline.” Bad.  Move.

You can follow the plows of certain DC Metro districts on the internet.  Cool.

Bye, Isuzu Joe.  Er, the company.

This might be of interest to some.

A good solution to my biggest fear in life.

The new speaker of the Texas House of Representatives is Jewish!

January 28, 2009 at 11:00 pm Leave a comment

Two-Word Title Tuesday.

All two-word titles but the first:

River Road is quite synonymous and making all the news.

OMG Poodle.  Thanks, Michelle.

$3?  Ew.

NYC Evangelicals.

Noir photos.

Money hole.

Old domains.

Jerome on polls.

December 23, 2008 at 10:35 am 2 comments

Best Night of Television in Months

First, 60 Minutes tonight had great stories tonight, I recommend watching all three of them: Reservists Face Rocky Return in Job Market, a guy who fooled a whole town into thinking he was a federal agent, and this phenomenal story about paralyzed people can use their brains to control computers.  When the last story was on, my chin might have literally hit the floor.

After that, the Simpson’s Halloween Treehouse of Horror was on–the first time I’ve watched a new Simpsons in a while, and it has a Wikipedia entry already, natch.  Highlights include the opening Homer voting for president bit and a parody of Mad Men and It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. The best “scary names” in the credits this year were the first names “Washington Mutual” and “Hockey Mom.”  Way to be relevant, Simpsons!

In other news…

Willie Geist wears a McCain-Palin shirt on the Upper West Side in front of Zabar’s to see what response he’ll get.  Quite a different response from those responding to the Obama supporters at an Ohio rally with Sarah Palin…(If that last video doesn’t rile you up, I don’t know what will.)

Speaking of Sarah Palin, she was the victim of a prank phone call over the weekend.  Emily sent me the audio!

Yeah, maybe you should vote.

This is also a tad frustrating:  Apparently “we all know” who the anti-semite who Obama hangs out with.  Later, Rick Sanchez explains it and also has an enlightening video with conservative radio host.

A tally of whether newspapers have endorsed Obama or McCain.  It stood at 240-114 Friday.  Sounds like an electoral vote count…

The New York Times totally stole MY idea, but they did a much better job.

Inspiring family runs the marathon together.

Who really has abortions?

You don’t really have to read this article but I like this line: “Ms. Keyes, a native of Potomac, Md., who once vowed she would never live in the suburbs as an adult…”  Hmm.  Sounds familiar.

Skateboarding in gym class!  (Don’t worry, they still play dodgeball.)

This story is CRAZY: a 48-year-old Brooklyn woman survived almost two days bobbing in a river in Guyana.

“At nights I drifted to Suriname, and in the day to Guyana, and then back again.”

Turning the lights off in NYC.

I live in Blue America.

Still not done with the Sunday Times, but if there’s anything else I think you readers will enjoy, I’ll pop it up here.

November 3, 2008 at 9:59 am 2 comments

Dancing Kids, Crossword and Grammar Blogs, Fashion Spectrum and a High School News Update

Best political video EVER.  No matter who you support in this election.  (Thanks Alex MD!)

The NYT started a crossword puzzle blog!  (Warning: only visit after you complete the day’s puzzle.  Unless you need hints…)

The Baltimore Sun has a grammar blog!  (Thanks Katy!)

Apparently our hearts beat to the Bee Gee’s “Stayin’ Alive.” Yes, that’s 103 beats per minute.

Fashion blog on Michelle Obama.  Lady loves J. Crew.  So do I.  (Thanks Katie!)

On the other side of the fashion spectrum: Hello Kitty wedding dresses. (Thanks Lauren!)

Condo escape clause for New York City liberals. (I mean, unreal-Americans.)

Listen to all of this election’s robo calls here.

My high school did not suffer from a modesty problem.  I nominated R. Kelly’s “World’s Greatest” as our class song way back in 2002.  Sadly, it did not win, but I thought it would be fitting for a group of kids with healthy egos and even healthier closets.  (Whether or not you’re in it, Mr. Kelly).  Nevertheless, my fair alma mater has been making the rounds recently.  From the two men in my office who are married to ladies from Bethesda (I work on the Upper West Side, so this is notable) to the kid from the grade above me who walked past me last Friday in downtown Manhattan. (We both stared at each other for a bit and then moved on.  It was odd.)

But then Tanno sent me this which includes a lyric about my high school.  I’m glad that in the great Bankers verus Consultants debate, the best dis is that you went to my high school.

Also, this article in the WaPo writes all about the teenage political activists from our school (and other MoCo schools) involved in the campaign.  I’m pretty sure that that kid in the Redskins gear graduated with us too.

Also, in news-from-middle-school: Dan Dan the Weather Man is a regular on Mix 107.3 now from 6 am to 10 am on Sundays!

Also, some other graduate from our high school wrote this.

October 30, 2008 at 12:11 am 2 comments

Two Weeks Out!

The election is in two weeks!  Yipes!

In the spirit of things, here are a few articles that have nothing to do with the campaign.  At all (okay, a little).

Acclaimed Colombian Institution Has 4,800 Books and 10 Legs <–This guy is my hero.

Every time I write one of these articles, I wonder, who the heck are those 1% who think the economy is “excellent?”  This article told me.

So, none of my teams made the post season…At least the Times has baseball articles to keep me interested, like this one about the crazy ground rules at the Tampa Bay Rays’ roofed stadium and this guy who writes a sports trivia e-mail every week, with questions like:

“Can you name two players who played in the Final Four in basketball and in the World Series?” (Read the article for the answer…)

One guy, who invented an algorithm for predicting future performance by baseball players and teams has now moved on to analyzing polls.  Woohoo!  Baseball and politics!  Here’s his website, ps.

And just to end it all politically, Bob Herbert’s column today.

October 21, 2008 at 11:55 pm 2 comments

The Computer is Back in Business

Thanks Kurt!  This still means that I have a zillion different articles and other things to post.  Sorry for the length, but enjoy!

McCain Free White House –A PSA for your parents

Mike Birbiglia’s new show is hysterical.  You must go see it!

Voters Say They Were Duped into Registering as Republicans

Wag the Dog: A Goodwill Ambassador Comes Home

Police Arrest Michigan Man for Car Wash Vacuum Sex

Rutgers football (which won yesterday!) is spending a lot of money on its football stadium. The Times isn’t thrilled.

And at Maryland (which also won yesterday!) the McKeldin Masturbater is back…but it’s a different guy this time!

E.J. Dionne’s article on Wednesday was very good.

Just the Other Day…(the South and racism)

New Father Secretly Names Newborn “Sarah McCain Palin.”

From Alex, this video will make your heart melt: Man Returns From 14 Month Deployment to His Dogs (Thanks Alex MD!)

Colin Powell Endorses Obama!

Obama’s roast of McCain at the Al Smith Dinner

McCain’s roast of Obama at the Al Smith Dinner

Last, but certainly not least: Amy Poehler raps as Sarah Palin on SNL

Okay, I think that’s enough for now.  Off to get the Sunday Times…

October 19, 2008 at 11:18 am 2 comments

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