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Last weekend I visited the web site for Marketplace Morning Report, a business program on American Public Radio, often broadcast by local NPR stations during Morning Edition.
But Saturday, I noticed one enormous typo in their transcript of Thursday’s interview.
Hobson: All right, what about the federal highway funding bill — this is the transportation bill. It’s been debated back and forth but still no agreement on it, and I guess the fucking could come to a halt at the end of the month if they don’t come up with a solution? Dimsdale: That’s right.
There’s a link to it (and a screenshot) on this page – along with a funny commentary about what this could mean…
Christina Pazsitzky | The DisinfoCast with Matt Staggs: Episode 12Christina Pazsitzky is a successful stand-up comic, co-host (along with her husband, comedian Tom Segura) of the popular Your Mom's House podcast, and has been seen on numerous television programs, including Last Comic Standing, Chelsea Lately, and The Smoking Gun Presents: Worlds Dumbest. In this episode of The DisinfoCast, Christina joins host Matt Staggs for a spirited conversation about comedy, vampires, goth music, family dysfunction, and the inherent problems of using terms like "girl comic."
Invitations have been arriving in mailboxes around Washington for an event that might raise eyebrows even in this invite-overloaded town. Below an image of the flag of Zimbabwe, the script on the thick-stock paper reads: “President Robert Mugabe and the Ministry of Education, Sport, Art, and Culture invite you to the Premiere of The Dictator.” That’s the new Sacha Baron Cohen movie in which the funnyman portrays a despot who rules over the fictional African nation of Wadiya. The name alone probably raised a red flag for savvy recipients, who recalled Cohen’s previous antics: He attempted to seduce Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.) in the movie “Bruno,” and fed cheese to former Rep. Bob Barr — and later informed the Georgia Republican it was made from breast milk — in “Borat”...
Greg Rose writes on Virgin:
Richard Branson launches journeys to the centre of the Earth through Virgin Volcanic. Academy Award winning actor Tom Hanks to join first expedition.
Only 500 people have been to space, only three people have been to the bottom of the ocean, but no one has ever attempted to journey to the core of an active volcano. Until now.
Using patented carbon-carbon materials pioneered for deep space exploration, Virgin is proud to announce a revolutionary new vehicle, VVS1, which will be capable of plunging three people into the molten lava core of an active volcano.
In its first three years of operation, Virgin Volcanic‘s VVS1 will target the five most active volcanoes in the world.
Sir Richard Branson will go on the first expedition along with Tom Hanks, Academy Award winning actor and star of Joe Versus the Volcano; Black Eyed Peas recording artist and science enthusiast Will.i.am; actor/producer Seth Green; and two-time Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker Barbara Kopple … : )
In this editorial from the New York Times, Bill Maher decides to “Be More Cynical” and gives a stoic position:
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This week, Robert De Niro made a joke about first ladies, and Newt Gingrich said it was “inexcusable and the president should apologize for him.” Of course, if something is “inexcusable,” an apology doesn’t make any difference, but then again, neither does Newt Gingrich.
Mr. De Niro was speaking at a fund-raiser with the first lady, Michelle Obama. Here’s the joke: “Callista Gingrich. Karen Santorum. Ann Romney. Now do you really think our country is ready for a white first lady?”
The first lady’s press secretary declared the joke “inappropriate,” and Mr. De Niro said his remarks were “not meant to offend.” So, as these things go, even if the terrible damage can never be undone, at least the healing can begin. And we can move on to the next time we choose sides and pretend to be outraged about nothing.