“That’s because the America you grew up in… was segregated.”—JON STEWART, responding to Sean Hannity saying that President Obama is “literally ripping apart the foundation of the America we knew and grew up in”, on The Daily Show (via inothernews: asprettyasasong) (via rachelanastasia)
“They suck. It’s like being in love with an alcoholic. It’s like, you constantly defend her, and people are like, ‘Dude, your alcoholic friend is a mess,’ and you’re like, ‘Nah, you don’t know her like I do.’”—Jim Breuer on being a Mets fan
I understand how easy it is for this town to become consumed in the game of politics – to turn every issue into running tally of who’s up and who’s down. I’ve heard that one Republican strategist told his party that even though they may want to compromise, it’s better politics to “go for the kill.” Another Republican Senator said that defeating health reform is about “breaking” me.
So let me be clear: This isn’t about me. I have great health insurance, and so does every Member of Congress. This debate is about the letters I read when I sit in the Oval Office every day, and the stories I hear at town hall meetings…This debate is not a game for these Americans, and they cannot afford to wait for reform any longer. They are counting on us to get this done. They are looking to us for leadership. And we must not let them down. We will pass reform that lowers cost, promotes choice, and provides coverage that every American can count on. And we will do it this year.”
Theresa Beyer, the vice-president of activation announced an activation coup: the Mets had just agreed to designate a “Mad Men” seating section at one of their games.
“Get out of here!” Theano Apostolou, the head of publicity, said.“The exciting thing is everyone in our section is going to have a fedora,” Beyer went on. “Of course, the band around it will have to be Mets colors.” The marketers cooed: happiness. ♦
In a project brought to Comedy Central by producers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, Dynamite star John Heder will star in a half-hour scripted series, playing “an out-of-work computer IT specialist who leaves the big city and returns to his small hometown, where he moves back in with his parents and younger brother.”
“The Extraordinaries is part of a new movement that combines tiny technology and huge social goals.”—
The Extraordinaries — the tech start-up that focuses on bringing micro-volunteering opportunitities to you wherever you are, whenever you want to help out — got some great coverage from NPR. Check out the article!