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Picture 9So I’m working on an exciting project in the comedy writing biz. It’s called Gutenberg Lampoon (@goooooootenberg.) It will be a comedy blog network delivering articles and video content to you, and inviting you to submit your own pictures, articles, and videos.

Yeah, we’ve seen this before. So how will it change how you get your laughs online? It’ll change the way you interact with these articles, pictures, and video: how they’re organized, how you add your own content, and how it’s shared. So, in a sense, we’re building the community side of the online comedy world, giving you better tools to find, watch, read, and submit funny stuff.

So we’re gearing up for a 2010 launch. And once you join our community, you’ll be able to start submitting your best damn content to win prizes and the glorious attention of going viral. Visit Gutenberg Lampoon to sign up your email address for updates and the chance to join the community before our official launch. And you can visit our Twitter, blog, or Facebook page.

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Audio Visuals is the part of my blog where I find visually exciting music videos of great songs. Or just mediocre videos of bands I really like…

1. Of Montreal :: Id Engager

This first vid is perfect for this series. Stop motion, doodling – on top of a great sound, this music video is awesome. My favorite song from Of Montreal is “For Our Elegant Castle.” I found this band on Nylon’s summer playlist, and gotta say there are tons of great artists on that list.

2. Wild Beasts :: The Devil’s Crayon

Discovered Wild Beasts via Said the Gramophone, and I’ve been digging their sound since I heard “All the King’s Men.” Probably the coolest I’ve seen hell.

3. Arctic Monkeys :: Crying Lightning

I’m a little obsessive when it comes to the Arctic Monkeys. So in honor of their soon-to-be-released new album, I give you the vid to “Crying Lightning.” The AM sound has been progressing towards the Hendrix era of rock, and this video is like an acid trip. Enjoy.

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Picture 2…but if you insist, you can speak to her publicist, read her blog, or buy her upcoming book “Life as Jude Laws’ Baby Mama.” Okay, not really. It’s still what I expect from Samantha Burke after she holds a press conference to announce she wants privacy. Last time I checked, you don’t hold press conferences if you want less media attention.

[via Huff Post]

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medium_obamaposterThere’s a street campaign against Obama’s health care plan. It’s a poster depicting Obama dressed up as Heath Ledger’s portrayal of DC villain The Joker. The Obama Joker Posters have sprung up across Los Angeles.

No one said it was going to be a pretty fight, but I fully support government run health care. Or at least change. We can’t pretend that the health care system works. There is no prevention programs and too many people are dropped from their plans when they get sick. This is not right.

Jump to an article about the posters and Obama’s socialism>>

Jump to Huff Post BIG NEWS page for Barack Obama>>

Update: Found this great picture on Flickr of the posters on an actual landmark.

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116009_02880_pre-500x333Who’s with me? Fine, I guess we can’t stage a coup. I’m just worried that average American youth are going to watch ABC Family’s “Legally Blondes” and like it.

Now the movie originally went straight to DVD last April, where it may have died next to some copies of “Ice Princess.” But ABC Family has dared to buy the rights to syndicate it on their channel, and most likely play it 40,000 times. (Starting last night.)

And that’s when things start to erode even further. Suddenly America is in four wars, more people are starving, earthquakes, Andy Dick has a career again, and Obama turns out to be Kenyan instead of American. Then everyone’s going to be like, “We should’ve listened to Mike when he was wielding a shotgun and yelling crazy things from his drunken stupor.”

The synopsis is that these two blondies are relatives of Elle Woods, the main character from the first movie. They go to a prep school and find things are difficult. They then abandon their BFF and gay buddy to join the bitchy click, grow closer to the super cute guy failing a math, and then turn bitchier than the bitches they hated. Along the way, they learn wizardry and discover their dogs are horcruxes. Afterwards they skip school to spend the day in Chicago before having to destroy Voldemort and their bestfriend’s father’s car.

Or something like that…

My rating for Legally Blondes: Dangerous for Our Youth.

Jump to an article that’s actually serious about the movie>>

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s-DOBBS-largeMy vote is yes. Lou Dobbs should be released from his post at CNN. Free speech is one thing, but Lou Dobbs is tossing bales of hay into the racially-fueled ‘birther‘ fire. It’s ludicrous to question President Obama’s legitimacy as a U.S. citizen, but the man continues to support the notion.

But we’ve heard crazier from Coulter and Glenn Beck; Lord knows we’ve heard some nastiness from Limbaugh. So what makes Dobbs different?

Read this Huff Post article titled Lou Dobbs a “Publicity Nightmare” for CNN and decide for yourself.

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The Coffee: QT Hazelnut with some sugar.

The Art:

Kristina Collantes :: Black Bottom Warbler :: water color and Photoshop

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The tunes:

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