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Cheers and Jeers: Xmas Eve Baked Bean Supper, Nudeblogging…and Sharing of the Conspiracy Theories

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Maine Folklife Center: "Hello, 911? There's a strange lady in my home threatening me with beans. Yes, I'll hold." Across New England, and certainly throughout Maine, a tradition of baked bean suppers takes...Show More Summary

Rose Bowl 2015: Unheralded Players Ready to Emerge in Oregon vs. FSU

The national spotlight in games like the 2015 Rose Bowl between Oregon and Florida State can define great players but also expose guys on the roster capable of great things in the future. There's no doubt that the legacies of JameisShow More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… "It's A Festivus Miracle!" Today is the magical holiday known as Festivus. In accordance with tradition, I submit part of my 2014 list for the Airing of Grievances. The following have disappointed me over...Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Monday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… For the Win Mallory Ortberg imagines Ayn Rand reviews of children's movies in The New Yorker: “The Little Mermaid” A young woman achieves all of her goals. She finds an object of value—in this case, a broad-chested...Show More Summary

Great Construction of Totalitarianism: New Life given to Iconic Places of the Past

Today we’ll tell you about the great constructions of totalitarian states, which were supposed to symbolize their greatness, but for a long time stood unfinished or empty. Some of these large-scale facilities for their countries recently got a new life, for them we will cover in this review. Every totalitarian state sought to […]

Definitive book on the complete collections of the Hermitage Museum published by Booth-Clibborn Editions

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

The State Hermitage: Treasures from the Museum?s Collections is the definitive book on the complete collections of the Hermitage Museum, one of the great museums of the world. This year marks the museum?s 250th anniversary and The State Hermitage: Treasures from the Museum?s Collections is the official publication for this prestigious occasion. Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Cuba Libre FRIDAY!

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Late Night Snark: "Mr. Obama, Tear Down This Embargo!" "President Obama announced that he's going to reopen diplomatic relations with Cuba. He wants to act before Seth Rogen makes a movie about Castro." ---Conan...Show More Summary

1782: The American Plot to Kidnap the Future King of England

6 days agoOdd : Neatorama

(Painting of King William IV by Sir Martin Arthur Shee) Prince William Henry was the son of George III, the King of Great Britain and Ireland and the man whom the United States Declaration of Independence called a tyrant who was "unfit...Show More Summary

Republican Lawmaker Puts Nativity Scene At State Capitol Because He ‘Can’t Let Satan Win’

The Great Duel of Our Times is on. The Eternal Battle Between Good and Evil has come to the fore; not in the valley of Megiddo, as we might have expected, but a bit closer to home. Specifically, Lansing, Michigan. More specifically, on the lawn of the Michigan State Capitol building, where lawmaker Rick Jones [...]

What Was It Like to Teach the President of the United States How to Code?

What was the one line JavaScript that president Obama wrote as part of the Hour of Code 2014?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. Show More Summary

Crony Capitalism to Blame for Sluggish Job Growth

last weekNews : Reason

The Washington Post has a terrific article today, "The great start-up slowdown" detailing how the rise of crony capitalism is retarding economic growth and job creation in the United States. The subheadline gets right to the point: "Some economists...Show More Summary

US-Cuban Friendship Might Mean Prison for Assata Shakur

The United States and Cuba are friends again? Great. Friends that negotiate the extradition of Assata Shakur, aka JoAnne Chesimard, a black panther who was framed for killing a cop in America and found asylum in Cuba? Not great. Read more...

Yacht Club updates us on Shovel Knight, state of Plague Knight DLC

Shovel Knight was a great game at launch, but a lot of content is still in development. While the PS3, PS4, and Vita versions will be getting the Kratos boss, every platform still needs a ton of updates, including gender-swap mode, more...Show More Summary

Exploring the Wild West of Wine With the World Wine Guys

California is the forth largest producer of wine in the world, and yet, until Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen decided to tackle the great state, no book had come close to covering all of California's wine regions. From the authors ofShow More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… "Colbert is Dead. Long Live Colbert." New York Times: For nine years, Stephen Colbert has relentlessly maintained his pompous, deeply ridiculous but consistently appealing conservative blowhard character...Show More Summary

Samir Nasri Must Supply Manchester City's Goals While Injured Strikers Heal

Samir Nasri will need to shoulder a great deal of the scoring load for Manchester City in the absence of Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic. David Mooney summarized the sorry state of striker affairs at City these days in a...Show More Summary

The Great U.S. Health Care Tension

Adam D. Reich's new book, Selling Our Souls: The Commodification of Hospital Care in the United States, is one of the best descriptions/explanations I've read of the tension between moneymaking and altruism in America's hugely complicated health care sector. Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Massive apologies to the Night Before Christmas dude. The Gift of the Moran Twas the night before the weekend and over in the House A crappy budget was passed---there was reason to grouse And then it was...Show More Summary

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