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Friday, December 23, 2011

440. Kim Jong Un: The Great Successor

Kim Jong-un (Korean: 김정은, IPA: [ɡim dʑʌŋ ɯn]), also known as Kim Jong-eun or Kim Jung-eun, formerly Kim Jong-woon or Kim Jung-woon (born January 8, 1983 or 1984), is the third and youngest son of deceased North Korean leader Kim Jong-il and his consort Ko Young-hee. Since late 2010, Kim Jong-un has been viewed as heir apparent to the leadership of the nation, and following the announcement of his father's death, he was announced as the "Great Successor" by North Korean state television. (read more

Friday, December 16, 2011

439. Howard Stern: Ameirca's Got Talent Judge

(tags: Entertainment Series, America's Got Talent, Stern, Sharon Osbourne, Howie Mandel,  AGT, Booey, America,  Talent, Music, Comedian, TV)

Monday, December 5, 2011

438. The Unhappy Meal

San Francisco’s new ordinance prohibits fast-food restaurants from including free toys in children’s meals that do not meet specific nutritional standards. While McDonald’s has taken steps to improve the nutritional quality of its Happy Meals, reducing the amount of French fries and adding fruit, among other things, they still did not meet the standards set in the city’s regulation, and thus could not include free toys in the meals. (read more: Political Series, McDonald's, Ronald McDonald, Happy Meal, San Francisco, California, Obesity,  Children, Kids, Toys)

Friday, December 2, 2011

437. Cain and Clinton Didn't

US Republican Herman Cain is expected to announce on Saturday whether his run for the White House will continue.The Georgia businessman has been under mounting pressure to quit following an adultery allegation, which he denies. He held talks with his wife, Gloria, on Friday about whether to press on with the campaign, which has also been rocked by sexual harassment claims.
(tags: Political Series, Herman Cain, Bill Clinton, 2012, GOP, election, Infidelity, Sex)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

436. 2012 GOP Candidates in No Particular Order

(tags: Political Series, GOP, Republican, Politics, 2012, Candidate, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Herman Cain, Jon Huntsman, election)

Monday, October 24, 2011

435. Happy Halloween U.S.A.

(tags: Holiday, Halloween, Trick or Treat, haunted house, black cat, batman,  white house, Political Series, Politics, War, Terrorism, gwot, Saddam, Saddam Hussein, Osama bin Laden, Gaddaffi, Qaddafi, Libya, Iraq, cartoon, humor)

Friday, October 21, 2011

434. Muammar Gaddafi, RIP

(tags: War, Gaddafi,  Muammar Gaddafi, Ocuupy Wall Street, Libya, VC, execution, Terrorism, gwot, Political Series, Obituary Series)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

433. Occupy Wall Street

Thousands of people across the world railed against corporate power, grinding poverty, and government cuts Saturday as the Occupy Wall Street movement spread to the streets of Europe, Asia and Australia -- and took a particularly violent turn in Rome. (read more:

(tags: Political Series, Politics, Economy, Global, Earth, Wealth, Poverty, Economics, Finance, Money,  Power, Greed, Protest, Wall Street, 1%, Bull)

Saturday, October 8, 2011

432. Steve Jobs, RIP

Steven Paul "Steve" Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011)[5] was an American inventor and entrepreneur. He was co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc.[6] Jobs also previously served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios; he became a member of the board of directors of the Walt Disney Company in 2006, following the acquisition of Pixar by Disney.

(tags: Obituary Series, RIP, Steve Jobs, Jobs, Culture, technology, Ipod, Iphone, Imac. Ipad, Computer, Innovation, Leadership, Inventor)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

431. GOP 2012

Chris Christie hasn't even entered the 2012 GOP presidential race, but pundits and others are already suggesting his weight would be the "elephant" in the room. (read more)

(tags: GOP, 2012, election, Political Series, Politics, Republican, Chris Christie, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, Jon Huntsman, President)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

430. The X Factor

After all the hype, Fox's The X Factor debuted to a relatively underwhelming 12.1 million viewers with an 8.7 household rating and a 4.2 among 18-to-49-year-olds, preliminary Nielsen data show — far shy of American Idol's numbers for its Season 10 opener.

X Factor creator Simon Cowell previously stated that he wanted the US version of The X Factor to perform better than American Idol in the ratings, but the first show attracted only about half the audience numbers of the rival talent show.

(tags: Entertainment Series, Television, Reality TV, Reality TV, Simon Cowell, X Factor, Paula Abdul, American Idol)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

429. 9/11 Tribute

WASHINGTON — Undaunted by talk of a new terror threat, New Yorkers and Washingtonians wove among police armed with assault rifles and waited with varying degrees of patience at security checkpoints Friday while intelligence officials scrambled to nail down information on a possible al-Qaida strike timed to coincide with the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

(tags: Political Series, Obituary Series, Holiday, nine-eleven, 9-11, World Trade Center, New York, Terrorism, Al Qaeda, War)

Saturday, August 27, 2011

428. Humanity

(tags: Political Series, Politics, War, Military, Animals, gwot, Afghanistan, humanity)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

427. Kim Kardashian Humphries

Kim Kardashian married Kris Humphries on August 20, 2011. The 30-year-old star of Keeping Up With the Kardashians wed the 26-year-old New Jersey Nets star in a Saturday ceremony. She is reportedly taking his last name and forever altering the "Kardashian Brand."

(tags: Kim Kardashian, Kardashians, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kris Humphries, Entertainment Series, Sport Series, Sports Series, Basketball, New Jersey, Nets)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Saturday, August 20, 2011

425. Spork Diffee

Inspired by Matthew Diffee art.

(tags: cartoon, matthew diffee, Entertainment Series, Comedian, Comedy, Art, Art Imitates Life)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Saturday, July 30, 2011

422. The Debt Ceiling Debacle

WASHINGTON — President Obama repeated his call Saturday morning, for House Republicans to accept a compromise that would allow the federal government to borrow more money, avoiding a potential default on its obligations. But there was no sign of progress toward a deal after the Senate on Friday night quickly rejected a Republican plan that had passed the House only hours earlier. Senate Republicans, meanwhile, were blocking a vote on a rival Democratic plan.
(tags: Political Series, Politics, Barack Obama, Obama, President, Congress, GOP, DNC, Debt, Debt Ceiling, Economy)

421. Amy Winehouse, RIP

 Singer Amy Winehouse, a five-time Grammy winner whose distinctive fusion of jazz and soul influenced other young artists, was found dead in her London home Saturday. Like many, she was 27.

The cause of death was not immediately known, but she had sought treatment, as recently as last month, for health problems that have been reported to include drug and alcohol abuse and early-stage emphysema. (tags: Entertainment Series, Obituary Series, RIP, amy winehouse, Music, Death, addiction, Alcohol, Drugs)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

419. World Cup, 2011

Japan shocked the U.S.A./Americans on Sunday, July 17, 2011 in an incredible Women’s World Cup Final, winning 3-1 on penalty kicks after coming from behind in a 2-2 tie.

(tags: Equality, Flag, Football, Hope Solo, Japan, Samurai, Soccer, Sport Series, Sword, USA, Women, World Cup. Football)

Friday, July 15, 2011

418. RIP Betty Ford

Elizabeth Ann Bloomer Warren Ford (April 8, 1918 – July 8, 2011),[1][2] better known as Betty Ford, was First Lady of the United States from 1974 to 1977 during the presidency of her husband Gerald Ford. As First Lady, she was active in social policy and created precedents as a politically active presidential wife.

Ford was noted for raising breast cancer awareness following her 1974 mastectomy and was a passionate supporter of, and activist for, the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Pro-choice on abortion and a leader in the Women's Movement, she gained fame as one of the most candid first ladies in history, commenting on every hot-button issue of the time, including feminism, equal pay, the ERA, sex, drugs, abortion, and gun control. She also raised awareness of addiction when she announced her long-running battle with alcoholism in the 1970s.

(tags: Obituary Series, Political Series, Entertainment Series, Alcohol, Alcoholic, Alcoholism, Betty Ford, Homer Simpson, Duff, Beer, Breast Cancer)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sunday, July 3, 2011

415. Happy Independence Day

(tags: Holiday, fourth, Independence Day, 4th of July, Political Series, Independent, George Washington, Ross Perot, Jesse Ventura, Joe Lieberman, Fireworks)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

413. Kim Kardashian's Wedding Registry

(tags: Entertainment Series, Kim Kardashian, Kardashians, Wedding, Sports Series, NBA, Basketball, Kris Humphries, New Jersey, Nets)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Friday, June 24, 2011

411. New Cigarette Warning Labels

update 4/2/12 Louisville, Ky.— A federal law requiring cigarette packages to carry graphic warnings about the dangers of smoking and restricting how tobacco products may be marketed and advertised passes constitutional muster, a federal appeals court ruled. (more:

(tags: Political Series, Cigarette,  President, Smoking, Tobacco, Health, Legislation, Law, FDA)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

408/57. The Prescription

(tags: Political Series, Marijuana, Pot, Alcohol, Alcoholism, Alcoholic, Entertainment Series, Doctor, Prescription, Drugs)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

407/147. Happy Birthday Les Paul, RIP

To the great Les Paul, on what would be his 96th birthday. 

(tags: Entertainment Series, Obituary Series, Les Paul, RIP,  Guitar, Music)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Sunday, June 5, 2011

405. FedEx Field Parking

(tags: Sport Series, Redskins, Washington, Dan Snyder, Parking, Entertainment Series, Money, FedEx Field, D.C. District of Columbia, PG County, Prince George's County)

Saturday, June 4, 2011

404. RIP Dr. Jack Kevorkian

Jacob "Jack" Kevorkian, May 26, 1928 – June 3, 2011 was an American pathologist, assisted suicide activist, painter, composer and instrumentalist. He is best known for publicly championing a terminal patient's right to die via physician-assisted suicide; he said he assisted at least 130 patients to that end. He famously said "dying is not a crime".

(tags: Obituary Series, Political Series, Doctor, Jack Kevorkian, Kevorkian, Death, Euthanasia, Suicide)

Monday, May 30, 2011

403. RIP Mike Starr & Jeff Conaway

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jeff Conaway, who starred in the sitcom "Taxi," played swaggering Kenickie in the movie musical "Grease" and publicly battled drug and alcohol addiction on "Celebrity Rehab," died May 27, 2011. He was 60.  Conaway is the second person who appeared in the VH1 reality series "Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew" who later died. In March, former Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr, who was on the show in 2009, was found dead in Salt Lake City.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

402/303. Memorial Day, 2011

(tags: Holiday, Political Series, Memorial Day, War, Military, Iraq, Afghanistan, Flag, US Flag, KIA, Skeleton, Breast Cancer)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

401. Lindsay Lohan's Ankle Device

LOS ANGELES - Actress Lindsay Lohan began a sentence for jewelry theft under house arrest on Thursday, but is likely to serve only about 35 days of her four month term, officials said. Lohan, 24, was deemed eligible for home confinement, fitted with an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet and released to her home.

(tags: Entertainment Series, Lindsay Lohan, Lohan, Ankle Device, Alcohol, Drugs, Actress,  Hollywood)

Friday, May 20, 2011

400. Arnold's Other Kid

(tags: Sports Series, Entertainment Series, Political Series, Infidelity, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver, Governor, California, Bam Bam, The Flintstones, Conan the Barbarian)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

399. The State of Pakistan

(tags: Pakistan, Terrorism, Political Series, Osama bin Laden, Military, USA, US Army, Middle East, War, Afghanistan, Taliban)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

398. Bin Laden Postmortem

Hours after he was killed in a United States-led operation in Pakistan, Osama bin Laden’s lifeless body -- bathed, wrapped in a sheet and placed in a weighted bag -- was “eased” off the decks of the U.S.S. Carl Vinson into the waters of the north Arabian Sea.

(tags: Osama bin Laden, Terrorism, gwot,  Pakistan, Military, United States, USA, Army, Navy, U.S.S. Orca, sea)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Saturday, April 30, 2011

395. The Royal Wedding, 2011

The wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine Middleton took place on Friday, 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey in London. Prince William, second in the line of succession to Queen Elizabeth II, first met Catherine Middleton in 2001, while both were studying at St. Andrews University.

(tags: Political Series, Entertainment Series, england, UK, United Kingdom, Prince, Princess, Royalty, William, Jon and Kate plus eight, Wills, Catherine, Duke, Duchess, Wedding)