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Don’t stop believing, Giants fans

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Sports tribute videos don’t get a whole lot better than this and with Sunday’s Bill Buckner-esque error by Braves second baseman Brooks Conrad, Giants fans shouldn’t stop believing.
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Hypocrisy, Lou Dobbs’ real illegal immigration problem?

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America knows one-trick-pony Lou Dobbs as the country’s self-appointed, self-aggrandizing illegal immigration watchdog, but according to The Nation, we now know him as the employer of the very undocumented workers he railed against. The Nation’s Isabel Macdonald claims Dobbs employed — either directly or through contractors — undocumented workers to maintain his properties and care [...] [Read More]
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Congress breaks up with Stephen Colbert

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Most of the Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert chatter these days is about a proposed “Rally to Restore Sanity” in Washington D.C. next month — President Obama even seemed to support it yesterday. But not everybody is jumping on the bandwagon as Politico reports on a growing uneasiness in Washington with the Comedy Central show. POLITICO: “Generally, [...] [Read More]
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Barack Obama, Lil Wayne’s newest fan?

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Photo illustration/Chris Preovolos Lil Wayne has been busy. Besides dropping a new album and promoting the new Def Jam Rapstar video game — all while in lock-up at Rikers Island — he’s managed to infiltrate the president’s iPod. Obama has recently become a fan of the New Orleans rapper, according to a lengthy interview in an [...] [Read More]
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John Boehner’s tan is real. Or so he says.

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ABOVE: House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) attributes his George Hamilton-esque tan to genetics and his love of golf. John Boehner’s tan is real. Or so he says. Confronting the constant speculation over the Oompa-Loompa-ish hue of his skin, the House Minority Leader finally went on the record in an interview with the Wall Street [...] [Read More]
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Stephen Hawking, belief in God and the multiverse

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Physicist Stephen Hawking is certainly not the first scientist to dismiss thousands of years of religious belief, but he’s the latest. And he’s got a new book. Hawking and Caltech physicist Leonard Mlodinow, in “The Grand Design,” tackle questions both scientific and philosophical, exploring man’s understanding of how life came to be. The authors argue [...] [Read More]
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Photography expert retracts Ansel Adams claim

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Courtesy Rick Norsigian When an appraiser and group of photography experts delcared last month a batch of negatives discovered at a California garage sale to be authentic works by Ansel Adams, the debate over their authenticity quickly developed. The Associated Press reported Friday that a planned screening of a documentary about the photographs at California [...] [Read More]
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Get ready America, Glenn Beck has a dream

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“I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.” With these words, Martin Luther King, standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, opened perhaps the most famous speech in modern times. But Glenn Beck has a [...] [Read More]
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All those hours watching The Wire might pay off

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ABOVE: Classic lines from The Wire (totally NSFW, unless you have headphones). The DEA needs David Simon. Or maybe they should just collectively watch some reruns of The Wire. According to the Associated Press, the Feds are in need of Ebonics translators to help with drug investigations (no, really): The Drug Enforcement Administration recently sent [...] [Read More]
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Cee-Lo to Shawhank warden: F*@% you too

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ABOVE: The mashup which is — for obvious reasons — NSFW. Cee-Lo to Shawhank warden: F*@% you too. Well not exactly,  but it didn’t take long for somebody to create a mashup of Cee-Lo’s instantly-popular single (that went viral last week) and the opera scene from The Shawshank Redemption. The original scene was nears perfection [...] [Read More]
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