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Never Trust A Green Light

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Posted on Friday, March 27th, 2009 at 12:11 am.

Quite Possibly the Most Elucidating Interview of the Financial Crisis: Cramer on Daily Show

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Posted on Friday, March 13th, 2009 at 8:20 pm.

The interview which developed over the past week after Stewart blasted CNBC in a clip from last week that garnered 1.6M hits on the internet alone features a very sober Stewart charging Cramer and more generally CNBC with abdicating its role as “independent business media” during the run up of the past 8 years that led to the spectacular $8Tn housing bubble and 14,000 Dow.

(Vishal’s commentary and the rest of the interview after the jump. -K)

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Daily Show As Funny As Ever: Lampooning CNBC

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Posted on Thursday, March 5th, 2009 at 12:54 pm.

Pretty good stuff from Jon Stewart as always.

Super Bowl XLIII: Steelers Win 27-23 Over Cardinals

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Posted on Monday, February 2nd, 2009 at 1:22 am.

(I’m sure NBC will pull this soon, but I had to post it…)

The Cardinals came up with one of the largest comebacks in Super Bowl history from being down 13 points to surging to a 3 point lead after their hurry up offense started rolling with two fast touchdowns and their defense pulled off a safety.

But there was too much time on the clock to prevent the NFL’s best 4th down quarterback over the past 4-5 years.

I think it was a great game but for so much inconsistent play on the part of both teams at different times that led to the neck and neck race to the finish.

There were quite a few memorable plays, from Harrison’s 100 yard pick-6 as time expired, which will go down as the longest play in Super Bowl history, to Holmes’ amazing play that sealed the win on a huge play.

Also, Bruce Springsteen gave one of the best half-time shows I’ve ever seen.

Jack Bauer Warning Obama About Terrorists

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Posted on Saturday, January 31st, 2009 at 10:59 am.

Pretty good clip.

Obama Inauguration Today Noon EST

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Posted on Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 at 9:17 am.

Today is the inauguration of our 44th President. It looks to be perhaps the largest gathering in US history, 2M+ expected; previous inaugural best was LBJ’s 1.2M. It should also be one of the most watched with hundreds of millions expected to tune in around the world if not into the 1Bn+ range.

Obviously we’ll all be watching for the inaugural speech to see if Obama’s oratory can match Lincoln’s 2nd, JFK’s, or FDR’s 1st inaugural speeches, which are largely considered the top 3. Lincoln’s probably a very distant stretch since it was perhaps the greatest speech in US history but we’ll have to see whether Obama can come up with anything as memorable as “fear not” or “ask not” or whether he’ll end up with a broadly optimistic speech similar to Reagan without any immediately powerful lines but still among the best.

I’ll probably update this later, but my personal feelings right now are a lot of emotion centered on the fact that he’s the first President who really represents what our generation stands for in terms of the whole post-racial, post-partisanship type of candidate.

Interactive Street Fighter on Youtube

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Posted on Saturday, January 17th, 2009 at 3:18 pm.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPQ1XrllZmA

This is the first attempt I’ve seen at interactive gaming through youtube; admittedly it leaves quite a bit to be desired, but you have to give props to the idea/effort/execution.