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I mostly let Fred Phelps cartoons go by the rail today (here's my reason, if you're interested), but I did allow a couple to slip in.The Malaysian Air toons were also sort of slim pickings this week.

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Springsteen once expressed his awe that Roy Orbison could just come up with an opening lyric like "Your baby doesn't love you anymore."The Boss covered "It's Over," but Orbison's "Crying" is not a song to be taken on by the faint-hearted. If hubris doesn't get you, the vocal range will.I like k. d. l

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A dreadful excuse for a human being died earlier today. A media whore who found a way to profane the deaths of better persons than he would ever be while monetizing hate as a revenue stream, he will be missed by his family, I'm sure, and by whatever friends he might have had. Others will mock him, and it's easy

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Spring officially arrived this morning at 9:57 AM Pacific Daylight Time. This gratifying event was first reported by Mrs. Dorothy Stetson of Freeport, Long Island, who promptly telephoned the Mayor.The Society for Affirming the End of the World at on

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The American right's somewhat embarrassing mancrush on Vladimir Putin is certainly fueled in large measure by their

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Here is another difference between the Progressive Era and the present: in those days, journalists revealed publicly what insiders knew privately, and r

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[Apologies: I finished this post on time, then accidentally left it in the draft bucket until the following Saturday. Seriously -- does nobody read this blog?]Sure, there's all that bracket stuff (I refuse to use "bracketology," and instead just hope it's a dumb term that will

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On this date in 1959, teen idol and soon-to-be surf movie icon Frankie Avalon hit number one on the charts with "Venus." History.com has this impressively cynical write-up of his path to stardom:

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Republican rule has transformed this young, vibrant nation from a nation that once believed it could do anything, into a nation that believes it

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Via Raw Story (whose use of the phrase "appeared to be an editing error" after this incident happened on a FOX affiliate in Oklahoma shows a touching, almost child-like faith): In w

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Here's the oak: Before Bernard L. Madoff was charged with stealing billions of dollars from his clients, and before he received a 150-year prison sentence for those crimes, JPMorgan Chase m

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Now that the light rays from the final episode of TD are roughly 170 Astronomical Units away and moving at a pretty brisk clip, let's look at some of the best and the worst of online predictions about how the series woulda/coulda/shoulda ended. In fairness, creator/writer Nic Pizzolatto really did try to keep fa

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Of course you don't. And there's a reason.That week I was writing the second in a series of pieces about why conservative satire – like that sad and short-lived entry by the Fox News Channel – isn't terribly humorous. Part of it wa

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Spring forward: The GOP finally wants to get along with the president.Fall back:  It's the President of Russia they've got a mancrush on.Spring forward: The conservative trade-show CPAC is working to overcome dissention within the party.Fall

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Presenting the second week in a row of the Bee Gees. I love this movie.

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Sooner or later, Republicans are going to have to make up their minds whether Vladimir Putin is the new Stalin, or whether he's just the guy they all ho

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[Update: Missing Springer toon and weekly animation are back!]Arizona's attempt to reinstate Jim Crow: Fail (for now).Neocons' efforts to get the US into a war with Russia over Georgia: Fail (although it means that a lot of people have had to

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For reasons I don't want to get into -- okay, fine, I saw a few minutes of "Notting Hill" this afternoon -- this song has been burrowed into my skull and wrapped around my cerebral cortex like the only indigenous species of Ceti Alpha V:By the way: If the Ceti eel was indeed the only indigenous

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Topics of the week: The Olympics are over and people are now noticing that something's going on in Kiev. Whatever the outcome of the Comcast merger, you couldn't find a subscriber who's looking forward to it if you had a magnifying glass and tweezers. And global warming is claimed to be a hoax again, b

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An Oscar- and Grammy-nominated country/disco crossover reached #1 on the pop charts this week in 1981, moving Dolly Parton from country singer to pop icon.

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Duck Dynasty: DownCurling: UpUS Speed Skater uniforms: DownHalf-price chocolate candy: UpChris Christie: DownSherlock: UpMichael Sam: UpThe

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Broadway legend Ethel Merman died thirty years ago today at the age of 76. "You may have done all right elsewhere," Ethel Merman once said, "but you haven't really done it until you face a New York first-night crowd

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Ronald Reagan used to like to say that “the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn’t

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Maybe if, instead of financially-corner

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We've got the Sochi Olympics, and the curious fact that everyone who satirizes Putin seems to draw him with his shirt off. We've got the sad death of Philip Seymour Hoffman. We've got the continuing slow political death spiral of Chris Christie. Somehow, CVS/Pharmacy has contrived to be news. And don't

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"Let me tell you about the very rich" he wrote. "They are different from you and me." (The shorter version that everyone remembers is what Hemingway saidFitzgerald said.) How different are they, you ask? They're Tom Perkins-different. They imagine that their current

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This week starts the fiftieth anniversary celebration of the Beatles' arrival in America, their appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show, and everything that was to follow for the next six (or fifty) years or so. I'm going to go light on that here in the weeks to come, in part because it will be covered in longer for

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On one hand, it's apparently more important to be up-to-date on Justin Bieber's troubles than to understand what the NSA's up to; the Trans Pacific Partnership appears likely to pass without opportunity for debate; the Keystone XL pipeline is about to get approved, after which it could easily do to the

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On this date in 1980: Paul McCartney's arrival at Tokyo's Narita International Airport on January 16, 1980, marked his first visit to Japan since the Beatles tour of 1966. The occa

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Last Friday marked the 85th anniversary of Popeye the Sailor Man's first appearance, in the popular E. C. Segar comic strip "Thimble Theater." We here at p3strikes up the band for him. Hat-tip to artist, historian, and FB contact Bobby London

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