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What was Nick Offerman drinking on The Late Show?

According to YouTube, “hilarious couple” Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally appeared on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert December 15 to “battle for the Smooshed title in this Christmas-themed edition of Late Show’s signature cooking competition.” The competition is as follows: each contestant has about a minute to, well, smoosh together available ingredients — Colbert is the judge.

In keeping with his public persona, St. Nick surveyed said available ingredients and decided to “use that bourbon to fuel my creativity” by taking a couple of long swigs before he started any smooshing:

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The failing New York Times may be taking this whole “post-truth” thing a little too seriously

The New York Times reported Tuesday on the installation of a cross at the St. Nicholas National Shrine beneath the World Trade  Center. The Times’ article included a most curious assertion:

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The New York Times inexplicably chopped this quote in half

The New York Times has an inexplicable love for the city of Seattle. I’ve documented one measure of it here, and could give other examples if prompted. But that’s not what this post is about — this is about a rare instance in which the Grey Lady voluntarily shifted focus away the Grey City.

Here’s what the Times published in its account of the  Seahawks’ miraculous victory over the Packers on Sunday in Seattle:

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Google half-heartedly declares War on Christmas

I’ve already covered Google’s war on Chanuka in some detail, but this year the company set its sights on a more popular holiday with which to do battle [be sure to note the mouse-over text, included in the screenshot below]:

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Apple fires volley in War on behalf of Christmas

Apple released a new ad this morning starring Santa. It’s pretty cute, but for a company that takes pride in getting every last detail right, it contains one pretty questionable claim – and I’m not talking about the existence of Santa:

Either Apple is planning to do a lot of proselytizing over the next week, or I should be looking forward to an iPhone under my Menorah come next Sunday.

Check out the ad for yourself:

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Actually, the Israeli ads don’t have much of anything to say about Israelis marrying American Jews

After spotting Jeffrey Goldberg’s post with the attention-grabbing title Netanyahu Government Suggests Israelis Avoid Marrying American Jews all over Facebook, Twitter, and my inbox – if you clicked on this link, you’ve probably seen it – I feel it requires some sort of response. So here we go.

We’ll start at the beginning:

The Netanyahu government’s Ministry of Immigrant Absorption is sponsoring advertisements in at least five American communities that warn Israeli expatriates that they will lose their identities if they don’t return home.

So far so good… and that’s where he should have thought about wrapping up the post. Instead, Goldberg goes on to dissect two of those advertisements in detail. Here’s the first:

And here’s Goldberg’s summary:

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