Gerry Canavan

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* An inspiring New York Times op-ed argues we should just let go ahead and let the banks own students outright.

* Grantland overthinks the Alien franchise.

* Let’s admit it: The US is at war in Yemen, too.

* Western cultural imperialism Bingo.

“I have some grudging admiration for them,” said Akhil Amar, a professor of law and political science at Yale and author of a book on the Constitution. “All the more so because it’s such a bad argument. They have been politically brilliant. They needed a simplistic metaphor, and in broccoli they got it.”

A USA TODAY investigation, based on court records and interviews with government officials and attorneys, found more than 60 men who went to prison for violating federal gun possession laws, even though courts have since determined that it was not a federal crime for them to have a gun.

Still, the Justice Department has not attempted to identify the men, has made no effort to notify them, and, in a few cases in which the men have come forward on their own, has argued in court that they should not be released.

* Interview with a john. What’s most striking, I think, is the extent to which specific knowledge of these women’s sometimes brutal exploitation has no apparent effect upon his behavior  at all.

* Is there any limit to SuperPAC spending?

* The Believer interviews WTF’s Marc Maron.

* #OccupyGaddis starts tomorrow.

* We are all MacGyver now.

* Thirteen ways of looking at a Catwoman cover.

* And today’s quiz: Which of these drugs are medications you can find in the real world, and which are just comic book drugs?

Albert Exergian’s Modernist TV Posters

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Click here. Awesome find, Fiona!

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February 14, 2010 at 11:22 pm

YouTube Thursday

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YouTube Thursday!

* 1988 Inside Edition report on Super Mario. Don’t miss the cameo appearance by a marginally less evil Bill O’Reilly.

* The Diff’rent Strokes titles recut as a horror sequence.

* Star Wars/MacGyver mashup.

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April 16, 2009 at 6:00 pm


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The Internet keeps distracting me.

* This is brazenly dishonest, even by Fox standards.

* When Reagan tried to convert Gorbachev to Christianity. You mean that’s not the job he was elected to do?

* Great news, or greatest news? New Line pursuing a MacGyver movie. The opening to the MacGyver This American Life (free to stream) goes a long way towards explaining his continued appeal seventeen years after the show went off the air.

* David Chase’s Sopranos follow-up has been announced: it’s an epic history of the movie industry beginning in 1913.

* And get your “disrepecting the office” talking points ready: Barack Obama will be the first sitting president to go on The Tonight Show. If only Conan had already taken over…

List of Problems Solved by MacGyver

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List of problems solved by MacGyver. Via Cynical-C.

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July 5, 2008 at 4:12 am

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Battlestar Galactica/Office Mashup

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This Battlestar Galactica/Office mashup pushes all my buttons on this insomniatastic Friday night. Via MeFi, which also has shocking video of Rainn Wilson as MacGyver, Paulie Walnuts, Captain Picard, and Xena the Warrior Princess.

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June 28, 2008 at 6:53 am