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Jon Stewart Introduces Cribs About Poor Wisconsin Teachers

Friday, March 11, 2011, by Sarah Firshein

On last night's episode of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart addressed the Wisconsin school-system crisis by shedding light on "the real villains, the teachers, who so cavalierly drain Wisconsin and America dry." How, you ask? By spending their lazily earned $51K a year on "lavish benefits." Daily Show correspondent Samantha Bee investigates in the first-ever episode of Cribs: Teacher Edition, visiting the homes of two Wisconsin public school teachers. The nerve of these people! They have a top sheet and a bottom sheet! Jewelry that costs $20!

I don't know how long this video will be available; usually Daily Show videos cycle off the site pretty regularly. Get in there and watch it; it's completely win.

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So this evening I watched a couple of episodes of the TV series Lie to Me, which is about a research group that consults with third parties on figuring out the truth using applied psychology to interpret microexpressions, body language, and other types of facial coding. Overall it seems fairly well done: interesting premise, fairly intelligent writing, yada yada.

But. )
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That is all.
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So this new CW show, The Vampire Diaries, is all about a vampire who keeps a diary, which is something I'm sure no other vampire in the history of vampires has done, ever. Just kidding -- it seems like most vampires are in love with the sound of their own voice, so the idea that they might write down their innermost thoughts for later perusal makes sense. Also, it's hard to remember stuff that happened a hundred years ago, so it's handy in that sense, too. We asked around, and managed to get sample pages from the diaries of most of the big vampires. (Well, not Dracula, but he was always a long shot.) Read on to see what deep, dark secrets your favorite vamps are writing about.

From Television Without Pity.
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*flails incoherently*

That is all.
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I mean, seriously.

Watching Thursday's Daily Show on the web. An ad spot comes up. It's for shave gel. Four bikini-clad young persons are breathily one-upping each other with words that are synonyms for slippery and smooth. They quickly run out of real word—because, really now, girls who wear bikinis must be stupid—and veer off into gibberish. "Moistricity" and suchlike. Lame. I'm rolling my eyes at the extreme lameness of it all—and then.

And then? The last one? Says "total lubricity."


(You can look it up. And *facepalm* along with me.)
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Eleven Ways "Eleventh Hour" Smears the Reputation of Real Science

"On a scale of one to WTF," the reviewer writes, "I give this show an eleven." Ooh, burned. I think my favorite one is #6: "You can explain cloning with grapes."

Seriously, why is it that morons who don't know anything about science insist on trying to write science fiction? Haven't they learned from the failure of other shows that messed up the science part?

*looks over at Star Trek: The Next Generation*

Never mind!
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No Human Rights In "Kid Nation"
No liability for CBS in controversial "ghost town" reality series

AUGUST 23--Parents of minors starring in "Kid Nation," the controversial new CBS reality show, signed away their rights to sue the network and the show's producers if their child died, was severely injured, or contracted a sexually transmitted disease during the program's taping. The blanket liability waivers are contained in a detailed "participant agreement" prepared by the show's producers and signed by parents. That document, a copy of which you'll find below, also gave consent to CBS and its production partners to make medical treatment decisions on the minor's behalf (including surgery), though the network made no promises about the "qualifications or credentials" of medical professionals that might treat the stars of "Kid Nation," which was originally titled "The Manhattan Project." The show, which debuts next month, features 40 children (ages 8-15) living in a New Mexico "ghost town" for 40 days without adult supervision.

This may well be the worst idea I have ever heard of. At least it's in the top ten. I mean, just, JESUS. We can't stop kids from beating the crap out of each other in school, and these morons want to put a pile of kids in their own town for a month? And the parents are going along with it? What the hell is WRONG with people! JESUS!


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