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Extra, Extra: Doug Ford Decries Disingenuous Pollsters, Students Protest Grimy Portables, and Paying More to Watch the Jays Lose

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Doug Ford says his campaign’s internal polling puts him in a dead heat with John Tory, despite the fact that Tory has led in every single public opinion poll conducted since early July, including one published today […]

How the San Francisco Giants are LYING When They Say “Ticket Scalping is Illegal” in San Francisco

TweetC’mon focus, look at the sign, as seen this morning by Stanley Roberts of People Behaving Badly and KRON-TV:  Now it could be that this is what the San Francisco Giants organization wishes Police Code Section 869 would say, but this aint what it says. Comes now SF Weekly writer Joe Eskenazi: “…according to the police code […]

No Two Lit Crawls Are Exactly Alike (or, How Lindy West Rocked My World Last Night)

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Ask any one of the scores of people packed into the Lit Crawl afterparty at the Hugo House last night what their favorite part of the evening was, and you'd hear a different answer every time. For such a well-attended event—hundredsShow More Summary

Dear Jeffco Students, Sorry if It Feels Insulting, but You're "Pawns"

After one of the meetings of the Jeffco School Board, I was driving my teenager home from school, and we heard conservative radio host Kris Cook's analysis of the meeting: Cook: "They had students saying, 'Don't censor my history,' and taking umbrage at the fact that we, correctly, labeled them as pawns, because they have been made into pawns. Show More Summary

Dad's Checklist Challenge at Brook Run Park on Saturday Oct 25 available from 10 am to 6 pm

Last year I participated in the Dads' Bucket List - Checklist Challenge event in Canton, GA and was so impressed with the event that I was able to convince the organizers (most of whom are Dunwoody Dads) that Brook Run Park would be a better venue to repeat the event. Show More Summary

Seattle Is a City That's Supposed to Have Very Little Weather

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

CM Raining like never before... One of the reasons I settled in Seattle is because the city has very little weather. Chicago is a great example of a city that suffers from too much weather in the winter and the summer. This fact was the main source of the surprise I felt upon learning that the heads of Boeing decided to relocate there. Show More Summary

Jim Gaffigan May Have Killed Hot Pockets Once and for All

Get them while they're hot. Things must be looking extra glum right about now in the corner of the Hot Pockets factory where they fold the industrial pepperoni in with the cheese: A just-published study indicated that people 34 and younger...Show More Summary

“Stairway to Heaven” plagiarism lawsuit to go ahead

In case you haven’t heard about it, the surviving members of Led Zeppelin are being sued by the estate of Spirit frontman Randy California over claims that “Stairway to Heaven” was plagiarised from Spirit’s song “Taurus.” Quoth Randy...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Partial Solar Eclipses, Sandro Lisi’s Electioneering, and House Hippos

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. At about 5:40 p.m. today, you might notice something slightly unusual about the sun—that’s because the moon will be throwing its weight around and end up covering roughly two-thirds of that fine star, creating a partial solar […]

Hail Southern, Beat State

The future of Bulloch County and Georgia Southern changed drastically in 1981 when former Georgia Southern College President Dale Lick made the decision to renew football at the school after not fielding a team since 1941. From 1981Show More Summary

President Obama Endorses Nunn

President Obama took to the airwaves this afternoon to endorse Michelle Nunn. Unsurprisingly, Republicans have pounced on the quote and exclaimed a Michelle Nunn victory will usher in a new era of liberal darkness. You can listen toShow More Summary

Mormons Invite Us Into Their Underpants

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints' panties are in a twist over humanity's inability to properly respect their twisted panties. To help remedy the situation, the Church has released a video, which contains "more detailed...Show More Summary

8 Signs You're in the Hipster Part of Town

By: Gianni Jaccoma Credit: Flickr/Bill Dickinson These days, the term "hipster" has become so mainstream that it almost entirely lacks meaning, lost in a sea of skintight jeans, Flock of Seagulls haircuts, and cruelty-free almond butter. Show More Summary

8 Signs You're in the Hipster Part of Town

By: Gianni Jaccoma Credit: Flickr/Bill Dickinson These days, the term "hipster" has become so mainstream that it almost entirely lacks meaning, lost in a sea of skintight jeans, Flock of Seagulls haircuts, and cruelty-free almond butter. Show More Summary

Jabhat Ansar al-Din: Analysis and Interview

By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi Logo of Jabhat Ansar al-Din Jabhat Ansar al-Din [Supporters/Partisans of the Religion Front] is a coalition of four groups originally set up in July of this year, comprising Harakat Sham al-Islam, Jaysh al-Muhajireen wa al-Ansar, The Green Battalion and Harakat Fajr al-Sham al-Islamiya. Show More Summary

The White Shroud: A Syrian Resistance Movement to the Islamic State

By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi Logo of “The White Shroud” I have previously written on Sunni groups created within Iraq to fight against the Islamic State [IS], but what about in Syria? Some attention has been devoted to the group “Al-Kafn...Show More Summary

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