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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thursday Morning News

Posted by on Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 8:44 AM

U.S. Third Quarter Economic Growth Higher Than Expected: Good thing we didn't reelect that terrible president who ruined the economy singlehandedly.

"The first multi-restaurant strike by fast-food workers in American history": In New York.

Charges Dismissed: In the case of the Marysville policeman who left the loaded .38 in the car's cup holder, left the car, and his son shot his daughter, who died.

Giant Black Hole Found in Tiny Galaxy: There's a joke there. Second-biggest black hole ever seen.

Bush the First: The 88-year-old G.W. Bush is hospitalized with bronchitis.

Former Kosovo Prime Minister Cleared of War Crimes: The verdict could "increase Euroscepticism in Serbia."

Palestine Will Make its Case at the UN to Raise its Status: Today.

Tiger Euthanized at Tacoma Zoo: He had lymphoma and kidney disease, was a father to five of the endangered Sumatrans.

If Penetration Isn't Working: "Disgust may be clue to rare sexual disorder."

British Press Is a "Havoc"-Maker: And should regulate itself.

Glenn Beck Wanders into Art Territory Again with "Obama in pee pee": He is a clown, and it is boring.

The Syrian Comics Scene Is Flourishing: Revolution is good for comics.

Mustache Implants: In the Middle East.

How Much Does a College Have to Spend to Fire its Football Coach?: Guess. Higher. $9 million. $11 million.

Starbucks Is Selling Diamonds: Or you'd think they were. Rare Costa Rican blend. $7 a cup.

Powerball People: The two winners are in Missouri and Arizona. The numbers were 5-23-16-22-29 and 6.

A Better Holiday-Season Experience Than the 'Nutcracker'?: Reading The Believer's newly published interview with marvelously cranky, now dead Maurice Sendak. "I was very happy to be an American. I loved being here. I loved not being dead when I was a kid."

And here is Tina Turner with some guy and some other people.


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Yes, it was very tragic for that cop and his family to lose a daughter due to a "momentary lapse in judgement." You know what will be even more tragic? The next time someone gets killed because this idiot can't be trusted with a firearm. Good show, jury.
Posted by digitalwitch on November 29, 2012 at 9:03 AM · Report this
Fnarf 2
Colleges wouldn't have to pay anything to fire their football coaches if they didn't have football coaches in the first place.
Posted by Fnarf on November 29, 2012 at 9:11 AM · Report this
Unfortunate use of cliche from the attorney in the Marysville article: "They didn't do us any favors," he said. "They were aggressive, they stuck to their guns and they did everything that could be done."
Posted by Finish Tag on November 29, 2012 at 9:17 AM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 4
Super massive black hole can only mean a super massive collapsed star, right? But what if two massive black holes coalesced? Is that possible?
Posted by Pope Peabrain on November 29, 2012 at 9:21 AM · Report this
Canadian Nurse 5
I think you mean GHW Bush, not GW Bush.
Posted by Canadian Nurse on November 29, 2012 at 9:28 AM · Report this
MacCrocodile 6
There's a joke in there, scientists and comedians suspect, but we may never know due to the gravitational pull of the black hole on jokes.
Posted by MacCrocodile on November 29, 2012 at 9:33 AM · Report this
sperifera 7
So does Eli Sanders still work for The Stranger? Haven't seen anything from him in weeks...
Posted by sperifera on November 29, 2012 at 9:41 AM · Report this
ScrawnyKayaker 8
How the fuck is a "momentary lapse in judgement" not negligence??? We need a Rule Five added to the Four Basic Rules of guns: Momentary lapses in judgement are never acceptable.
Posted by ScrawnyKayaker on November 29, 2012 at 9:47 AM · Report this
venomlash 9
@4: Black holes can (and presumably do) collide, leading to larger and larger black holes. Also, the supermassive black holes commonly found at the centers of galaxies are a different breed from the stellar mass ones thought to be formed by collapsing stars. It's a bit up in the air how they ended up so big, but the prevailing thought is that they started out as merely large black holes (formed by the collapse of large stars) and then ate very well indeed.
Posted by venomlash on November 29, 2012 at 9:49 AM · Report this
Knat 10
Isn't it precious when a child tries to do adult things, like critique art? When he grows up, I'm sure he'll be a little embarrassed at the xenophobia on display with his affectation of a French accent. But for now, he's having fun.
Posted by Knat on November 29, 2012 at 9:52 AM · Report this
ScrawnyKayaker 11…

Wanna bet Paris didn't park those cars that closely herself? That pink Bentley must be like a magnet for cops looking to make a DUI.
Posted by ScrawnyKayaker on November 29, 2012 at 9:54 AM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 12
We need TNT videos everyday with the morning news... please ???? Love me some Tina and her fucking legs are the SHIT!!!
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on November 29, 2012 at 9:57 AM · Report this
Knat 13
Oh, and apparently Pat Robertson is now admitting that believing the Earth is 6,000 years old is ridiculous and needs to stop. (Link from HuffPo) Apparently, Pat Robertson now believes in "telling it the way it was," at least in this one specific topic.
Posted by Knat on November 29, 2012 at 10:09 AM · Report this
Sargon Bighorn 14
Tom Jones and Tina Turner!
Posted by Sargon Bighorn on November 29, 2012 at 10:15 AM · Report this
Knat 15
Too many gems from religious kooks in the last couple days showing up on Reddit this morning. I can't help but share.

Bill O'Reilly now asserts Christianity is not a religion, but a philosophy. Conversely, Catholicism and Methodist (mentioned specifically) are religions. Do not attempt to apply logic to those statements. I suspect another meme image based on David Silverman's reactions may emerge from this, his second appearance on the show.
Posted by Knat on November 29, 2012 at 10:28 AM · Report this
While the UK strives for a more accountable press, our own FCC tries to change the rules to do the exact opposite:
"Murdoch has set his sights on the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune — the major papers in the nation's second- and third-largest cities (where, incidentally, he already owns several TV stations).

And get this: The FCC is trying to change the rules so Murdoch can get exactly what he wants. Worse, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is hoping the agency can pass these changes without you noticing.

Murdoch's media grab would be illegal under the current rules. But Chairman Genachowski is pushing the other commissioners for changes that would translate into a giveaway for Rupert and other media barons."…
Posted by anon1256 on November 29, 2012 at 10:36 AM · Report this
The really big news ? ? ?…

Naomi Wolf will be at the Seattle Town Hall this coming Tuesday.

sgt_doom isn't suggesting you see her 'cause she's an attractive lady --- sgt_doom isn't suggesting you see her 'cause her book is on his favorite subject, no, see her 'cause she's a highly intelligent and thoughtful social critic on the disastrous times we live in.………

Posted by sgt_doom on November 29, 2012 at 11:08 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 18
@2 has a good point.

3 percent US GDP for next year ftw!
Posted by Will in Seattle on November 29, 2012 at 11:14 AM · Report this
pfffter 19
I loves me some TINA!!!
Posted by pfffter on November 29, 2012 at 11:21 AM · Report this
scary tyler moore 20
just about everything is a better holiday season experience than the nutcracker.
Posted by scary tyler moore on November 29, 2012 at 11:27 AM · Report this
Phoebe in Wallingford 21
Wow, do I detect a thaw between Will in Seattle and Fnarf?
Posted by Phoebe in Wallingford on November 29, 2012 at 11:27 AM · Report this
The article on disgust and sex is interesting. It helps me understand why it is much more difficult to enjoy sex when the house is messy. The sight of little hairs in the bathroom sink is gross enough to "shut that whole thing down" to quote Akin.
Posted by wxPDX on November 29, 2012 at 11:50 AM · Report this

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