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The ‘Cross-Dressing Cannibals’ of Liberia

Whether strung together to inform or shock or possibly both, this Vice TV take on Liberia’s civil war is just horrifying—and fascinating. Warning: graphic content.

Posted on Feb 11, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


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British Actor Tortures Child With Shakespeare Drill

Brian Cox is a fine actor, but what in the hell is going on here? Thirty months is a bit young to play Hamlet, even if a child is British.

Posted on Feb 11, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


Blame It on the 2 A.M. Worm

Computer security experts have identified a malicious virus that steals your credit card information and orders Mario Batali kitchenware, usually after 2 in the morning. Either that or you were just drunk. Here’s the full story from the satire masters at The Onion.

Posted on Feb 9, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


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Sarah Palin’s Cheat Sheet

Sarah Palin brought fire to the goofball convention, but she also brought talking points—drawn directly on her hand.

Posted on Feb 9, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


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The Super Bowl: Perfect Backdrop for the Abortion Debate

They’re not called the “culture wars” for nothing, but still, the fact that Focus on the Family spent precious seconds of prime Super Bowl advertising airtime (and lots of money) on the abortion debate is a telling reminder that America has some issues, and deeply divisive ones at that.

Posted on Feb 8, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


McItaly

Nationally Themed McDonald’s Burger Causes Kerfuffle in Italy

No, it’s not shaped like a boot, but a new Italian-themed McDonald’s sandwich with the straightforward moniker “McItaly” is causing a stir in Italy, where even the nation’s agriculture minister has weighed in on the controversy. For the record, he endorses the burger and thinks those who oppose it are “ignorant Stalinists.”

Posted on Feb 8, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


Sarah Palin Speaks at the Goofball Convention (Raw Video)

This is—no joke—how Sarah Palin began her speech to the tea partiers: “I am so proud to be an American. Thank you so much for being here tonight. Do you love your freedom?” She then thanked the troops for her freedom, repeated that she was proud to be an American and said, “Happy birthday, Ronald Reagan!”

Posted on Feb 8, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


Left, Right & Center

‘Left, Right & Center’: Global Markets Reeling; China Flexes Muscle; Apologies

With national and global finance still wobbling and the fundamentals of the economy still gone awry, the fellows on “Left, Right & Center” discuss economic policy, China and the politics of apology.

Posted on Feb 5, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


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‘Daily Show’: A Few Good Gays

Even though the U.S. military’s top brass specifically called this week for the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy to be repealed, that didn’t stop certain Republican congressmen from putting on an impressive show of jackassery in response. Winning top honors among that latter group, at least in Jon Stewart’s book, was Sen. John McCain.

Posted on Feb 4, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


Stewart and O'Reilly

Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly Attempt to Define Fox News

In these clips from Wednesday’s “The O’Reilly Factor” featuring a cameo by Jon Stewart, Bill O’Reilly and his guest disagree on a few things. This is to be expected. By the end of their tête-à-tête, Stewart and O’Reilly had not reached a workable consensus about the exact nature of Fox News. (continued)

Posted on Feb 3, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


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