Gerry Canavan

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Under Pressure

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October 5, 2010 at 9:06 am

Wednesday Night

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* The economics of the World Cup.

* The importance of the World Cup.

Life is too short to miss any games to be played this summer in South Africa. A sad fact of human existence is that an average life seldom contains more than 20 World Cups—our games are tragically numbered.

* Why did nearly all life on Earth die 250 million years ago?

* And if films retained their original casting. It’s a true shame we never got David Bowie as Captain Hook.

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June 9, 2010 at 11:37 pm

News Had Just Come Over / We Had Five Years Left to Cry In

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February 16, 2010 at 7:05 am

Tuesday Morning

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* When will Ezra Klein grow up and learn politics is just a game?

* The Big Picture’s 2009 in Pictures.

* At right: Savage Chickens, “Philosopher Hero.”

David Bowie’s first American fan letter.

* Behold the Tenure-o-meter.

* And science has proven Facebook makes you fat. Via Eric Barker.

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December 15, 2009 at 8:58 am


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Taking care of a little link business.

* How to Organize an Insurrection: tips from the protestors in Greece. (Via Vu.)

* It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. Via Kevin Drum.

* Fimoculous’s 30 Most Notable Blogs of 2008. #31 for the second year running!

* Burris bags benighted Blago embrace. Democrats demur.

* Jim Webb will introduce legislation to beat back the prison-industrial complex.

* The case for Caroline Kennedy. I find this interesting because it’s a completely ends-based analysis, the only field in which I think Kennedy’s potential appointment has merit. She will be probably a good senator from my perspective and probably (yes) advantageous for New York—but she just doesn’t deserve the nod. The Senate’s not the House of Lords.

* The 1,000 Greatest Films of All Time. Subset: The 250 Greatest Films of the Last Eight Years. Via MeFi.

* Also from MeFi: an improbable defense of the suburbs from a most-probable place.

* Franken… wins?

* “Golden Years”: A pre-Office one-off from Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.

* “Farewell to All That: An Oral History of the Bush White House.” 22 days remain.

Is There Life on Enceladus?

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Is there life on Enceladus?

An international spacecraft that dove through geysers erupting from the surface of a Saturn moon found organic matter, one of many ingredients that make an environment hospitable to extraterrestrial life, scientists said Wednesday.

The discovery excited mission team members, who say it’s a marker for further research into whether the icy satellite Enceladus has such an environment.

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March 27, 2008 at 2:25 pm

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David Bowie is Jareth the Goblin King in the Jim-Henson-directed Muppet classic Labyrinth. Behold his magic dance.

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August 17, 2007 at 1:39 am

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Random non-Muppet videos: David Bowie improbably covers “I’ve Got You Babe” at Cynical-C while Bitter Laughter links to the entirety of Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon.

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August 16, 2007 at 6:39 pm

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