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    Cristiano Ronaldo finally disappears – Spain-Portugal World Cup Analysis

    Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo gets a bit of a bad rep. How many other players have been openly booed during the World Cup in South Africa. I can understand, of course. He’s too good-looking and too aware of it. He’s arrogant. He’s really, really good. And he’s always up in your face. Yes, Ronaldo is Europe’s answer to a Kardashian sister, but with talent and accomplishments.

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    Republicans Say the Darndest Things


    I'm sure you could put clips of Dems saying stupid things together, but I don't think that it'd  be this ridiculous. Some of the stuff these people say is astoundingly dumb.

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    Venus and Serena Williams – unprecedented

    [Author's Note: I originally wrote this in June of 2008, but feel this post still describes my thoughts on the Williams Sisters. I was reminded of it after seeing Venus Williams shockingly knocked out of Wimbledon's Quarterfinals, 6-2, 6-3 to unseeded Tsvetana Pironkova.]

    “A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves – a special kind of double.”

    –Toni Morrison

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    Video of German Coach Joachim Löw Eating boogers and sniffing his armpit

    Video of German Coach Joachim Löw eating boogers and sniffing his armpits. You know you want to see it. But it just feels wrong. Go ahead. I won't judge:

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    Bukit Lawang and a Lesson in Resiliency

    Bukit Lawang is a village in North Sumatra, on the edge of the jungle. The Bohorok River plays a central role in village life, providing a place to wash bodies and clothes, to cool down during sweltering days, and to have a little fun, running smallish rapids on tubes and in rafts. The village exists almost entirely due to tourism.

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    US. loses to Ghana in World Cup - It's Obama's fault

    SOUTH AFRICA - Due to the lack of leadership shown by U.S. President Barack Obama, the United States was knocked out of the World Cup by Ghana, 2-1. It was a tough, back-and-forth game that went 30 extra minutes to decide a winner.

    Still, the onus for the lost must go on Obama, who did not attend one World Cup game, due to some oil thing in the Gulf of Mexico.

    Some are saying, however, that this is yet more proof that Obama was, in fact, born in Kenya, as Ghana is an African nation. Stop being such a sheeple and read between the lines, people.


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    In Praise of Professor V.

    Flavia and The Fretful Porpentine have recently led some terrific discussion threads about how often students describe female professors as "intimidating" when those professors are behaving pretty much the way their male colleagues do.

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    Supreme Court overturns Godwin’s Law

    WASHINGTON – In a controversial 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned and modified the Internet’s infamous “Godwin’s Law.”

    The Law formerly stated: “As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1.”

    Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the decision.

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    Joe Scarborough Eviscerates Elizabeth Hasselbeck...

    Just watch this clip. All I can say is, why does Elisabeth always insist on acting the fool? Only to be treated the fool by a dude I don't generally agree with.

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    Miracle on Grass! U.S. advances in World Cup on Landon Donovan's last-minute goal

    Landon Donovan

    As injury time was running out, Landon Donovan buried a goal to send the U.S. past Algeria, 1-0. With the win, the U.S. advances to the 2010 World Cup knockout round. Two thoughts:

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    French Coach refuses to shake hands with South African coach after World Cup loss

    If the French National team managed to accomplish one thing during the 2010 World Cup, it was too reinforce every negative stereotype against France.

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    McChrystal's Failures

    If you tune out the upcoming storm of spin, distraction and hype, what just happened is very simple: a general whose strategy has failed has tried to tie the Commander-in-Chief's hands by running to the press. McChrystal's goal was to create a political situation inside the Beltway in which the President would face problematic amounts of criticism if he changed either the unsuccessful strategy or the unsuccessful commander.

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    World Cup Group Stage Tie Breakers

    As South Africa desperately looks to score enough goals to advance in the World Cup, here’s a look at the tie-breakers used by FIFA for Group stage play. Courtesy the CS Monitor:

    Two teams advance out of every four-team group. The first and most obvious decider is points (three points for a win, one for a draw).



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