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Remember newspapers?

Let me rephrase that: Remember when we read newspapers? Back then there was a publication known as The New York Times. Among the less important trivia that littered its pages like news about foreigners living in places that weren’t the U.S., they published vital stuff like theatre reviews. Real New Yorkers would drag in the Sunday edition from outside their apartment door, put cream cheese and lox from Zabar’s on the bagel they got from that place on the U.W.S. which is the ONLY PLACE IN THE CITY THAT KNOWS HOW TO MAKE THEM, tune to QXR, exhume the Arts and Anxiety supplement from where it was buried under the Real Estate and Sport sections, and try to find all the Ninas in that week’s Hirshfield.

You don’t know what I’m talking about, do you.

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Up the Butt, Brutus

Paging Bill O'Reilly.

Our guest columnist is Philippe Charlier, assistant professor in forensic medicine and anthropologist, University Hospital, Garches, France.

The first mention of toilet paper in the Western world comes from the 16th century, with a short description by the French novelist (and physician) François Rabelais arguing its ineffectiveness. China, however, had toilet paper in the 2nd century BC, and the Japanese used chuugi (20-25 cm wooden sticks) during the Nara period (8th century AD) for both external and internal cleaning of the anal canal.

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Our Comprehensive Analysis of the Kreep vs. Peed Birther County Judge Election in San Diego

Who the fuck votes for county judge?

Gary Kreep Says His ‘Birther’ Positions Do Not Relate To Being A Judge [KPBS]

Stop Him Before He Reaches SeaWorld!

The part everyone’s reporting:

A co-founder for Invisible Children was detained in Pacific Beach Thursday for being drunk in public and masturbating, according to San Diego Police Department.

Invisible Children? Aren’t they the Kony 2012 crew? Yes. Yes, they are.

But wait — Sandy Eggo?

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Me Apologize Long Time

Our guest columnist is Lisa Chan, who was last seen in Ersatz China, thanking America for tossing Michigan jobs over the Pacific.

I am deeply sorry for any pain that the character I portrayed brought to my communities. As a recent college grad who has spent time working to improve communities and empower those without a voice, this role is not in any way representative of who I am. It was absolutely a mistake on my part and one that, over time, I hope can be forgiven. I feel horrible about my participation and I am determined to resolve my actions.

Lisa Chan
CEO/ President, The Strive
Vice President, Sparxo Inc.

Lisa Chan [Facebook, via TPM]

Some of My Best Friends are Backstabbers

We’re not sure Indiana Governor and Shrub alum Mitch Daniels wants to run for President, as opposed to DC Types wanting him to run. And from what little we’ve heard about the matter, apparently The Wife has reservations.

Now we know why:

The trickiest issue is the Daniels’ past: As they say on Facebook and in the recent movie about it, “It’s complicated.” In the 1990s, Cheri Daniels left her husband and their four daughters, ages 8 to 14, moved to California, and married another man. Three years later, she returned to Mitch and their family.

Governor Daniels has discussed the matter publicly only once. “If you like happy endings, you’ll love our story,” he told the Indianapolis Star in 2004. “Love and the love of children overcame any problems.”

Since we know little of Mitch Daniels, we’re not sure this poses a Newt Paradox, at least until Mitch makes some Family Values noises. (Well, besides defunding Planned Parenthood this week.) But now that the cat’s out of the bag, we’re sure The Wife would love to get up close and personal with the DC Types who’ve been bandying about Hubby’s name.

Is Cheri Daniels a good ‘political wife’? [Christian Science Monitor]

Image: First Lady Cheri Herman Daniels [State of Indiana]

Kenyan Usurper Consigns Innocent Wattle-Americans to Cruel Fate…

Two pardoned, two refused: “Two turkeys that ‘didn’t quite make the cut’ were delivered to Martha’s Table, a local nonprofit organization that serves homeless children and their families, the president said.” [CNN]