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Tonight’s debate inspired me to write a little song about Trump

During tonight’s dick-measuring contest Republican debate, Donald Trump treated the viewing audience to the following iron-clad, completely convincing refutation of Marco Rubio:

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Methinks the Cruz campaign doth protest Palin’s Trump endorsement too much

Sarah Palin endorsed Donald Trump for the Republican nomination today, but before that cataclysm came to pass, Jezebel managed to work in this doozy of a headline: Ted Cruz Is Deeply Afraid That Trump Might Land Coveted Sarah Palin Endorsement. As are we all, because we live in a world where said headline exists.

The article quoted the Cruz campaign’s communications director Rick Tyler, who told CNN: “I think it would be a blow to Sarah Palin, because Sarah Palin has been a champion of the conservative cause and if she was going to endorse Donald Trump, sadly she would be endorsing someone who’s held progressive views all their life on the sanctity of life, on marriage, on partial-birth abortion, he supported [the] TARP bailout — it goes on and on and on.”

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John Oliver’s evisceration of Miss America shows he doesn’t understand beauty pageant winners

In John Oliver’s acclaimed evisceration of the Miss America pageant, HBO’s new host investigated the pageant’s oft-repeated claim that it makes $45 million in scholarship money available to contestants on an annual basis. Unsurprisingly, he concluded that the stated figure substantially overstates reality.

But he was wrong,* and it’s all because his fact-finding elves didn’t dig deep enough into the types of people who compete in the pageant — and particularly, into their educational proclivities (emphasis added):

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My favorite feature on IMDB — and why it’s so silly

I find IMDB useful for two reasons. The first — figuring out who played what and when — has been almost-perfectly co-opted by Wikipedia (which has the additional benefit of including full plot summaries/reviews). The second has not — and that function is the subject of this post.

I’ve wanted to watch Iron Sky since I first saw the trailer [and if you haven’t seen the trailer — even if you have no plans to read the rest of this post — watch and become enlightened]:

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Health Care Reform Re-formulated: Why our performance may be selling us short

The United States Citizenship test isn’t the only assessment I’ve taken recently. Yesterday, I took the Kaiser Family Foundation Health Reform Quiz:

99.6 percentile is a disappointingly poor performance.

That said, I took heart in the knowledge that the quiz is not simply a quiz: it is also an attempt to educate the public about the law’s effect. To this end, once scores are tallied, Kaiser displays your answer to each question, the correct answer, and an explanation, like so:

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This article could not have a more appropriate ending

You might have figured out by now that I like substituting my name for the word ‘tiger’ – mostly because the words rhyme, but also because tigers are orange. Tiger Woods is not orange, so far as I can tell, but that wouldn’t stop me from naming the National Forest that will one day be created in my honor ‘Treiger Woods’.

That National Forest – hopefully not orange.

And it also won’t stop me from commenting when Jen Floyd Engel (I don’t know who that is either) writes a FOX Sports Exclusive article entitled Tiger’s mistresses sending sad message. The article is, as you might have gathered, about Tiger’s mistresses:

This threesome of apparent adulterers apparently so cherished their time with the then-married golfer they decided to do a film tribute. I have not yet been able to screen “3 Mistresses: Notorious Tales of the World’s Greatest Golfer,” but I am sure the Q&A about Tiger’s sexual tastes and demonstration portion of the video is not at all about cashing in on their role in ruining a marriage but, rather, just their fond memories of doing so.

I, too, have yet to watch 3 Mistresses, and I’ll be sure to publish a full review when I do. But in the meantime, let’s focus on what Jen has to say (eyes up here). She starts out by making clear that her column is addressed to women, so I apologize for continuing past this point:

Today, it’s chicks only. For those unfamiliar with my newspaper work, I will do this from time to time when my team needs some real talk. And, boy, do we, because a year later we are still embarrassing ourselves — and I am not simply talking about the three women in the video.

And what is Engel’s message to fellow chicks? Don’t skip ahead, because I promise the payoff is worth it:

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The New York Times ran an article Sunday – What’s in a name? Ask Google – about expecting parents who use Google to vet potential baby names. Apparently only 64% of them do it, which is surprising since most expecting parents aren’t grandparents, and studies consistently show that ‘not being a grandparent’ enjoys a strong positive correlation with ‘knowing about the google’.

The highlight of the article came embedded in this nugget:

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