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The opinions are those of the author only and not those of UMCD, MFCD, DNC, Barack Obama or Thomas Jefferson.Â They are also probably not funny.
Big photo of Camila Ballario: the winner of Michigan Idol.Â She’s a sophomore at the Music school.Â I thought the whole point of these competitions was for them to be amateur only.
Jennifer Granholm wants to cut three percent from state funding for higher education and then ask universities not to raise tuition.Â Stabbing schools in the back with one hand and lecturing them on what not to do in order to get back on their feet with the other.Â Well… I guess that certainly shows some guts.
An Australian man was caught with two live pigeons tucked into envelopes and held in with tights in his pants on an international flight from Dubai to Melbourne. The man was questioned by Customs after two eggs and some seeds were found in his luggage. Â Associated Press
If any of you have been following the Bernie Madoff scandal then you know that he was able to steal billions of dollars from a wide range of businesses and charities. Most prominent in theseÂ were Jewish charities that entrusted their money to Madoff – only to fall victim to his Ponzi scheme.
Well, in response this video was created to remind everyone that Rahm Emanuel is still the great hope.
First, read this article.
Congratulations, you’ve just been rickrolled! Wikipedia defines rickrolling as:
a classic bait and switch: a person provides a link they claim is relevant to the topic at hand, but the link actually takes the user to the Rick Astley video… A person who falls for the prank is said to be “rickrolled”.
For those of you who were too blasÃ© to click on the link, here’s the Rick Astley video:
After the big screen at a Mets game was rickrolled earlier this month, the polling firm SurveyUSA (which has done an excellent job calling the primaries this year) decided to find out just how many people have been rickrolled. It turns out that about 6% of Americans – or about 18 million people – responded that they have been rickrolled at some point. And because SurveyUSA provides free access to their poll data, here are some demographic factoids:
- Men are 3% more likely to be rickrolled than women.
- African Americans are 3% more likely to be rickrolled than white people.
- Democrats and Republicans are equally likely to be rickrolled, but Independents have a 2% higher Rate-of-Rickroll (take that, Lou Dobbs!)
- People who identify as liberals get rickrolled 2% less than those who identify as conservatives (because we are awesome).
While I was wasting time today (including finding this odd picture), I found a news story with a lead saying, “A US driver was stopped on suspicion of being a terrorist after his radioactive cat was mistaken for a bomb.”
The full article can be found here.
As you might imagine, this caught my attention. A radioactive cat? Really? However, when I actually read the article, I also found it mentioning that anti-terror cops were monitoring motorway traffic with radiation detectors.
I did not know that they do this, which makes me wonder what other forms of surveillance go on that I don’t know about. Conspiracy theorists will respond to this post by telling me that all of my phones are tapped at all times, the government has found a way to always watch me, computer chips have been implanted into my brain already, and a bunch of other crazy things that have very little plausibility. If anybody knows of any other interesting ways that the government monitors us or keeps tabs on us, please share them (no sci fi stuff or paranoid illusions please, only things that are actually being done). I’d really like to know. For now, I at least know that driving around with a radioactive cat has the potential to disrupt my day. Useful information.
Here is great article from Entertainment Weekly (a valuable source for political news, obviously) on Saturday Night Live’s role in the election.
In an election where ”change” has been the million-dollar buzzword, Saturday Night Live has proved it’s still a formidable political and pop culture force…SNL’s first poststrike show on Feb. 23 â€” featuring the debut of Fred Armisen as Barack Obama, in a zeitgeist-tapping skit lampooning the media’s love affair with the Illinois senator â€” lured a season-high 7.5 million viewers, proving that Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert haven’t cornered the market on topical political humor. The following week, Hillary Clinton, who had already provoked what chief Clinton impressionist Amy Poehler describes as a ”crazy media frenzy” by name-checking the aforementioned SNL skit in a debate, stopped by to stand side by side with her doppelgÃ¤nger. (”It doesn’t matter who it is, it’s really weird to stand next to someone when you’re dressed up like them,” says Poehler. ”I don’t think that will ever not get awkward.”) Three days later, Clinton won the Texas, Ohio, and Rhode Island primaries, leading more than one news outlet to credit SNL for her comeback.