How One Man Succinctly, Hilariously, and Mind-Blowingly Illustrated the Difference between the 99% and 1%
Big night last night, huh? My old home-state hero, Bill Clinton, earned some votes and scorched some undies last night (I subconsciously found myself pulling off my boxers and didn't even realize it until I'd thrown them at my television). Most of you know, many of his remarks were off the cuff, but here's a cool look at just how much he ad-libbed his speech last night (hint: most of it). (Buzzfeed)
She's not as cute as the Obama girls watching their Mom deliver a convention speech with their Dad, but Hillary Clinton looks sufficiently charmed watching her husband, as if to say: That man's my husband! There's a one in four chance that he'll sleep with me this week.
For the sake of political fairness: Even those mean old conservatives at the Weekly Standard were won over by Clinton last night, although they thought he also made a pretty good argument for Romney, too. (The Weekly Standard)
While we're on the subject, here's 10 Ways the Democractic Party is trying to be your best friend. Hey! It's working. (Jezebel)
That completes our political portion of Pajiba love today. Let us move on to last night's other major event: The opening of the NFL season, the game between the Giants and the Cowboys, and how Jerry Jones succinctly, hilariously, and mind-blowingly illustrated the difference between the 99 percent and the 1 percent. (The Ugly Fours)
Speaking of football, I spent my weekend in Vegas drafting a fantasy football team, because that's how dedicated to my dorkiness I am. On that subject, did you know that fantasy football is destroying the American economy. It's true, according to one study. (With Leather)
Let's take a break from politics and football now to look at this silly picture of Nick Nolte.
It's not really politically related, but after last night's Obama/Clinton embrace, here's a pie chart showing what two men we'd like next to see give each other man hugs. (The Hairpin)
Guess who has written a new tale of Peter Rabbit? ONLY THE BEST PERSON IN THE WORLD. That's who. (The Hairpin)
Over on Warming Glow, I rank television's 10 best NOOOOOOOOOO moments. (WG)
Joe Paterno and Aaron Sorkin would seem to have no connection to one another, but hell if Newsroom didn't create one. (THR)
Ken Levine takes a gander at television shows that are too clever for their own good. (KL)
If you missed all the hoopla this morning, an airplane was forced to return to the airport and a man was arrested after a his friend called in a bomb threat. Guess what. It was a birthday prank. Jesus, people. Really, you should better consider your pranks. (Gawker)
Let's call this one the link of the day: Before a director is typically hired for a new movie, he often shows a pitch trailer to market his vision for a movie. Kevin Tancheron pitched his vision for Hunger Games before Gary Ross came aboard, and his pitch trailer is ... very interesting. Better, darker in some ways, and not nearly as good in some ways. Check it out -- do you like his vision of the movie better or worse than Ross' (/Film)
Over on Nerve, they take a look at the 10 sexiest men in comedy, and the fact that Daniel Tosh is not on it is all the reason I need to get this list man-pregnant (that is, pregnant with HUGS). (Nerve)
Finally, via Uproxx, I leave you this brilliant supercut of all the worst answers given on "Family Fued." My promise to you: At least 8 laughs.