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SNL’s Sudeikis: Don’t ask me about politics, ‘I’m an idiot’

“Saturday Night Live” actor Jason Sudeikis appeared on Conan O’Brien’s TBS show on Thursday and discussed the way he found to imitate the speaking voice of former presidential candidate, Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA). Sudeikis, who has played Romney as well as Vice President Joe Biden on the long-running sketch comedy…

Federal judge says ‘perpetuation of the human race’ justifies Nevada gay marriage ban

A Mormon federal judge appointed by President George W. Bush this week upheld Nevada’s ban on same sex marriage. Judge Robert Jones ruled that gay men and lesbians did not qualify for protections under the Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause because recent victories in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington proved that…

Three more babies die of whooping cough outbreak in UK

Three babies died of whooping cough in England and Wales in October in the biggest outbreak for 20 years, health officials said Friday. The resurgence of the highly contagious bacterial infection has surprised doctors, a report on the issue from the Health Protection Agency (HPA) said. There are concerns the…

Google and Twitter join U.S. in helping Syrians bypass Internet blackout

Search giant Google said Friday that Syrians affected by the country’s ongoing Internet blackout can dial a series of international phone numbers that will connect them directly to Twitter with a service called Speak2Tweet. The company’s reminder about the service comes just one day after the U.S. State Department said…

‘Holy Grail’ producer sues Monty Python stars over musical royalties

The producer of the cult film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” took its comedy stars to court on Friday in a bid for royalties from a hit spin-off musical, Spamalot. Three of the six Pythons — Eric Idle and Michael Palin, both 69, and Terry Jones, 70 — are…

Scarborough to Republicans: Quit budget talks if Obama can’t get along like Clinton and Gingrich did

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Friday recommended that Republicans “walk out” of talks completely because President Barack Obama’s first budget offer was “loaded with Democratic priorities,” citing an imperfect memory of the way President Bill Clinton and House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) harmoniously “worked together” to reach a deal in…

Music Fridays: Ermahgerd A Panda Party Edition

Happy Friday! Let’s play some tunes in the Panda Party. How was your Thanksgiving holiday, by the way? Eat anything cool? I had pumpkin donuts…as an appetizer. Because my friends are wild that way. Here is an article to give you hope about a real shift towards feminism, light of…

Bradley Manning: how keeping himself sane was taken as proof of madness

WikiLeaks suspect’s attempts to exercise and stay occupied in bare cell only perpetuated harsh anti-suicide measures Shortly before Bradley Manning was arrested in Iraq under suspicion of being the source of the vast transfer of US state secrets to WikiLeaks, he is alleged to have entered into a web chat…

Colbert slams Eisenhower for failing to kill ‘Moon Hitler’

Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert said Thursday that he’s finally pinpointed the moment America started heading downhill: when President Dwight Eisenhower (R) passed on a plan to drop a nuclear bomb on the moon. A report out last Sunday detailed the preposterous-sounding, Cold War-era plan American military planners hatched to…

The private life of Charles Darwin

When not busy pioneering his theory of natural selection, Darwin also applied scientific logic to courting the female of the species There are few books that provide a better insight into genius than Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. Not only does it give a powerful sense of the…

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