Friday, April 24, 2015

Endorse This: Race To The Bottom

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The typically dignified world of horse racing just saw an entertaining blooper — coming straight from Down Under — as this jockey very nearly managed to win from behind, and clearly gained a lot of career exposure. Best of all, the announcers remained entirely serious, and weren’t even the least bit cheeky.

Click above to watch this determined pair come in a proud second — appropriately finishing ahead of the third-place horse, “Modesty.” Then share this video!

Video via Sky Racing.

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Fashionable Bashing: ‘New York’ Columnist Knows Little But Talks Big

Jonathan Chait of New York magazine has done no small damage to his own reputation as a liberal intellectual over the past year or so, but apparently feels he can rehabilitate himself by attacking the reputation of the Clintons — always a fashionable media pastime, especially during an election cycle.

So today, Chait describes the Clinton post-presidency as “disastrous.”

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Late Night Roundup: The Clinton Paranoia Industry

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Jon Stewart sat down with Neil deGrasse Tyson, who spoke about the increased public interest in science — and the rise of the geek in modern culture.

Larry Wilmore looked at the latest antics of money-grubbing televangelist Creflo Dollar (yes, really).…

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