From the daily archives: Monday, February 18, 2008

PB Late Night Theater: Closer

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There’s a weird little subculture out there that insists there’s a gay subtext between Spock and Kirk from Star Trek… and they even produce very good music videos to underscore the point. This is an excellent video examining the Spock/Kirk relationship set to NIN’s Closer. (In no way, shape, or form would I call this “Safe For Work”. Not only is it the explicit version of the lyrics, there is some suggestive imagery in the video. The entire concept is very amusing, tho.)

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Obama Tied in Texas

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A New CNN/Opinion Research poll has Hillary and Barack in a “statistical dead heat” for Texas!

In the survey, out Monday, 50 percent of likely Democratic primary voters support Clinton as their choice for the party’s nominee, with 48 percent backing Obama.

But taking into account the poll’s sampling error of plus or minus 4½ percentage points for Democratic respondents, the race is a virtual tie.

Two recent polls by other organizations also show the race statistically even.

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What is the First Amendment?

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Apparently, Americans don’t know anything about the Constitution.

The study by the new McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum found that 22 percent of Americans could name all five Simpson family members, compared with just one in 1,000 people who could name all five First Amendment freedoms.

The survey found more people could name the three “American Idol” judges than identify three First Amendment rights. They were also more likely to remember popular advertising slogans.

It also showed that people misidentified First Amendment rights. About one in five people thought the right to own a pet was protected, and 38 […]

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O’Grady has received the endorsement of almost every Democrat in the state but he did miss one big endorsement: the Columbus Dispatch.

Our hometown paper instead chose to endorse his primary opponent Cindy Lazarus. In response, John sent this letter to the Dispatch expressing his ‘disappointment’…

Paper’s endorsement a disappointment
Monday, February 18, 2008 2:58 AM

After receiving the endorsements of the mayor, all three incumbent county commissioners, every City Council member, every Democratic representative and senator in Franklin County, the state chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party and the Franklin County Democratic Party, I am disappointed I […]

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Makes me realize how lame I was in high school. That is amazing.

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