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Morning View – Manhattan Municipal

This is the back side of the Manhattan Municipal Building as seen from the Brooklyn Bridge. Completed in 1915, it’s one of the largest government buildings in the world. Thirteen city agencies are housed on the building’s 25 floors. Car traffic used to pass through its center arch (barely visible here).

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Palin Pulls A Fast One With NOW

“I know Sarah Palin cares about women’s rights, she cares about equality, she cares about equal pay, and as Vice President she will fight for it. She cares about our children and she cares about women’s lives. She’s an athlete and she knows what Title Nine did for girls like her. It is an honor to call her sister. America, ...

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There’s Something Horrible On The Stairs*

Set your phasers on “fail.” An American version of Absolutely Fabulous is coming to Fox. Edina and Patsy are ready to take on L.A. Fox is developing a redo of Jennifer Saunders’ enduring Britcom “Absolutely Fabulous,” to be exec produced by Mitch Hurwitz, Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum for Sony Pictures TV, Tantamount and BBC Worldwide America. Christine Zander (“Saturday ...

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Presidential Heightism

Here’s a NYT graphic showing the relative heights of US presidents for the last hundred years. (Embiggening required.) Since 1900 the taller candidate has won 17 out of 24 times. McCain is 5’7″, Obama is 6’1″. Dubya did beat the taller Kerry, but we are so not counting his win over the taller Al Gore. If McCain were to win, ...

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Mail Goggles

If you’ve been guilty of drunk mailing – sending regrettable emails while under the influence (and we’ve ALL done it) – Google has launched Mail Goggles, a user enabled program that forces you to solve a few math problems before sending late night emails. From the Gmail blog: Sometimes I send messages I shouldn’t send. Like the time I told ...

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