February 6, 2012
Newt Gingrich campaigning in Golden, Colorado today said we "don't know," if climate change is occurring." Gingrich cites his work as "amateur paleontologist," and says he "always opposed cap and-trade." But in a 2007 forum with John Kerry on climate change Gingrich said "the evidence is sufficient to move towards the most effective possible steps to remove carbon loading in the atmosphere."
A glimmer of hope dashed? The candidate is still 49 signatures short, the state says.
What he asked her to do in the swimming pool will floor you. From the upcoming tell-all by former White House intern Mimi Alford, "Once Upon a Secret: My Affair With President John F. Kennedy and its Aftermath," an early copy of which was obtained by The New York Post. President Kennedy was, shall we say, a complicated man.
Nelson Rockefeller's name has become synonymous with moderate Republican positions. When George Romney ran for President in 1968, he borrowed much of his staff from Rockefeller's '64 run. Here are three great archival clips showing their relationship.
Shirt cites a bevy of legislative accomplishments and the end of the Iraq war. Where is Osama?
An interesting collaboration: the first 1,000 customers to arrive at the Japanese edition of Hooters will receive a limited edition Hello Kitty x Hooters Pin. I never thought I'd see the day when things would get so hard for Hello Kitty that she'd have to flaunt her tits and serve wings to make a quick buck.
On his website designer Sean Click proposes the idea to plant California Poppies in the shape of the McDonald's arches. Seems innocent enough, but It turns out that it has a nefarious double purpose. It's unclear whether Click is working for McDonald's, but here's hoping they don't use his idea.
Tomorrow an appeals court is going to release their ruling saying if California's same-sex marriage ban (Prop 8) violates the constitutional rights of gays and lesbians. So, let's take a trip down memory lane and look back at some of the best signs from 2008. It's crazy how this was almost 4 years ago.
I just hope--for all of us--that it's not "There Will Be Blood." Think long and hard about it, then post your movie in the comments!
Our favorite Greendale students have been turned into X-Men, Batman characters, and Calvin and Hobbes. Clearly Community has the support of the all important illustrator demographic. This great piece comes from DeviantArt user Kinjamin who turned the gang into Gotham's most dastardly villains. (Thanks James!)
Between Madonna's halftime show, the billions of commercials, and the actual game play, the Super Bowl spawned many topics for celebs to weigh in on last night.
Combine Mitt Romney and John Edwards, and you're golden. Campaign committee as black box.
An odd couple, for sure. The pair posed for the cameras at the NFL Honors And Pepsi Rookie Of The Year ceremony that took place over the weekend. I wonder if Tebow's a fan of "Mad Men" or if Hamm enjoys the Broncos because honestly, what else do these guys have to talk about?
Thank goodness for Saturday Morning Cartoons. Otherwise, I would have never turned on my TV and discovered that Jessica Walter voiced a character on "The Magic School Bus" back in the early 90s.
This couldn't have gone better. Never change, Mrs. S.
But seriously, this lady totally had it coming to her.
Recently BuzzFeed reported that Mitt Romney made a part of his stump a fake quote attributed to Thomas Paine. After Romney continued to repeat the quote following BuzzFeed's report, BuzzFeed wrote Romney a memo to further reiterated the point. It appears Romney got the memo.
Also, her thumb nail is creeping me out since it looks like it's about to fall off. Science goes to the dark side of the moon and Brad Pitt gloats about banging Angie. These and other buzz that slipped past our radar today await your clicking pleasure.
Is the Grey Lady's Tech section stalking Facebook?
Ron Paul has never been considered a conventional politician, but his 1988 appearance on the Morton Downey Jr. Show is bizarre even by his standards. Paul took, on among others, Guardian Angel Lisa Sliwa in 15 minute showdown that featured Paul defending the traditional Libertarian policy he still defends today.
The Fashion world's quote master shares his thoughts on Russian women too.
And why shouldn't he? He's a very well-respected professor of architecture at Columbia University.
Well, at least one of the Guns 'N Roses singer's adoring fans thinks he is.
In honor of the Super Bowl, I guess? Nothing has ever been more GIF-able.
"One would think that a church would feel a special obligation to make sure that they weren't fueling a black market for a particularly deadly form of commerce," a source involved in the report says.
Unfortunately, it won't star the funny ladies who made the popular Bravo spoof on YouTube. TLC has ordered "Southie Pride" (working title) from SallyAnn Salsano (creator of "Jersey Shore") and though the five women the series will revolve around have not yet been cast, camera crews were on location over the weekend to capture all of the Super Bowl action.
Barack Obama's 2008 logo was the toast of the design world, but Mitt Romney's doesn't feel quite as fresh -- despite its striking resemblance to the logo for Aquafresh toothpaste. Actually, it looks like pretty much every other corporate logo in America: Aquafresh, Pepsi, Ramada Hotels, and Carnival Cruise, among others. The Romney font is set to Trajan, which is the same font used for Lord of the Rings, Minority Report, Titanic, The Mummy and Star Wars Episode II.
It would be kind of more surprising if he had.
I have no idea what's happening here.
Hey y'all, I found Winter. While the U.S. continues to bask in the warmth of an unusually mild winter, Mother Nature has claimed almost 300 lives from Switzerland to Rome as temperatures plumet up to -22 Fahrenheit across Europe.
The "Super Bowl" completely changes meaning when you add an "e." This post is like one giant poop joke. You've been warned.
I guarantee these photos will make you smile. (Guarantee is void if you are from Boston or hate the New York Giants.)
Bobby Moynihan broke out his Guy Fieri impression this weekend on Weekend Update and nailed it. Shockingly accurate.
For you consideration... This is not a joke. Michael Bay takes the Oscars super serious you guys.
The floats are for this year's carnival parade in Nice. The theme is "King of Sport" so I guess this has something to do with the Olympics. Well that and just the age old desire to make fun of British Royals.
Today would have been Ronald Reagan's 101st birthday, and so the Reagan-worship may hit an all-time peak. But the current candidates have had their moments of breaking with the Reagan orthodoxy, and here their greatest hits on Reagan throughout the years.
The Kissenger is a pig-shaped robot that can sense one user's kiss and transmit it to another user. According to their website, the Kissenger also enables "an intimate relation with a robot" as well as the ability to give and receive kisses from virtual characters. (via laughingsquid.com).
If you went to bed right after the game ended, you missed an especially-energized edition of "Late Night" in which Jimmy Fallon interviewed Giants Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora, Dave Tollefson; performed an epic Adele cover; and did a keg stand with Andy Samberg and Adam Sandler. Why didn't you adhere to his singing plea, "Please don't to sleeeeeeeep"?
Former Gov. John Sununu, Mitt Romney’s Top MSNBC surrogate — and really, the best surrogate around — batted back at claims by Democrats that low primary turnout is a sign of an unenthused Republican electorate.
This guy's face is how I feel the morning after the Super Bowl. Kudos to the photographer for capturing the exact moment where Steve "USS" Cunningham was pummeled into a pile of regret and concussions.
On a night when many "fans" threatened Wes Welker's life on Twitter for dropping a ball that would have all but ensured a Patriots Super Bowl victory, many stood up for the receiver. This is the online equivalent of the end of Little Big League. By that I mean, it's adorable.
NBC debuted a promotional spot called "The Brotherhood of Man" over the weekend and while it was cool to see Ron Swanson, Jack Donaghy, Andy Bernard, and Brian Williams performing a musical ditty together, it also caused many rolled eyes and raised eyebrows. Not to worry, internet! TV networks have been churning out these silly ads -- in which all of the network's biggest stars put on a song and dance in one long extended commercial -- for decades.
It's never pretty.
Zwierki is one talented Cardigan Welsh Corgi. Happy Monday, y'all.
Oops. Representative Jon Fleming of Louisiana found out the Onion is an excellent source for satire the hard way.
"This is it Gina!" What happens when your team wins the Super Bowl and you win thousands of dollars in a pool? This guy. His wife warns him not to call out the IRS, but he doesn't care.
Vermin Supreme came out in favor of pre-emptive action against Iran in last week's debate with "Rent Is Too Damn High" candidate Jimmy McMillan.
Media conspiracy? At any rate, this commercial for Old Milwaukee looks much funnier than about 90% of the commercials I sat through last night.
Here's something you probably never thought you'd never see.
Can you really feel badly for him when his wife is Gisele Bundchen, though?
Watch a bunch of UMass students "riot" after the Patriots lost the Super Bowl. I love the part when they all run away.
From center to centrifuge? A story breaks once, twice, three times. And now, everybody misses things — except, perhaps, @zekejmiller.
She looks like she should snap in half. With a Victorian eye for beauty and a dedication to corset training, you too could look like Ioana Spangenberg.
Romney won big in Nevada, but it's not a huge story. Missouri, Minnesota, and others start to tune in.
Who let Flav on the field?
His campaign has stayed relevant in part by convincing the press that he would dominate a series of caucuses with organization and energy. In Nevada, he did better than in 2008 -- but not well enough.