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Has Steve Fossett been found? / The Daily Show With Jon Stewart - Kill Bill: Volume 1

Posted by Cj on Wed, 10/01/2008 - 11:55

Has Steve Fossett been found?
by Adam Housley
The call came last night. A story from a friend about a ski shop owner hiking in the mountains off trail above Mammoth Lakes California near the area of Minaret Lake and Minaret Mine. Apparently the man came across what appeared to be some papers lying in a remote path, but what he may have found wasn’t some wayward trash left by a careless camper.
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From: AssociatedPress
Halfway through the latest search for famed aviator-adventurer Steve Fossett, missing since Sept. 3, 2007, a 28-member team says they remain hopeful


The Daily Show With Jon Stewart - Kill Bill: Volume 1
The Republicans feign outrage over hyper-partisan rhetoric, and the Democrats congratulate themselves for a job not done.

Suburban Political Recount

Get your latest Obama rap video here -

Posted by Joseph Ryan on Wed, 10/01/2008 - 09:46

Back in 2007, Chicago's Big Hit Buda made headlines with their "We Da Bears" tribute.

This time they have put their exceptional talents to elect Obama, with a video aptly titled "Elect Obama (remix)."

It may not go down in history like the Obama Girl video or the spot - and given the that it is rap and features giant gold chains it probably won't be promoted by the campaign - but it is a high-quality, catchy mix.

See what you think:

Chicago's Inside Pitch

Williams salutes Sox fans

Posted by scotgreg on Tue, 09/30/2008 - 23:02
For the most part, Kenny Williams has been staying out of the spotlight during the heated stretch run. After the White Sox sealed a playoff berth Tuesday night in front of a raucous crowd that brought back memories of 2005, Williams took the microphone at U.S. Cellular Field and addressed the fans that remained from the standing-room only, black-clad crowd of 40,354. "We don't do it without you," said the champagne-soaked GM. "Even when we won the World Series, I don't think it was as electric as tonight. Thank you very much." Williams and the rest of the White Sox were stressed out after battling the Twins for 163 games before finally emerging as AL Central champions. It was a great race, right Kenny?


The new classics

Posted by Sean Stangland on Tue, 09/30/2008 - 21:11

A classic movie isn't just a popular movie. A classic movie isn't just an Oscar winner. And it's definitely not just a critical darling. For a movie to truly be a classic, it has to enter our combined moviegoing psyche; we know it and love it, and we're pretty sure our kids and their kids and their kids' kids will love it too.

I arrived at this topic after my earlier musings about my lack of excitement over the rest of the year's release slate, and after watching a PBS documentary on the history of the Warner Bros. studio. The number of truly classic films released by that studio is staggering, and many of them are of recent vintage. "Unforgiven," for example, is only 16 years old, but it feels like a movie that's been a part of the culture forever.

So what are the "new" classics? What films from the last ten years have already achieved this status? Here are five suggestions:

Suburban Political Recount

Everyone makes mistakes

Posted by JP on Tue, 09/30/2008 - 16:11
From a news release emailed today ... Institute for Public Accuracy 915 National Press Building, Washington, D.C. 20045 Tuesday, September 30, 2008 Correction: Sierra Club and "Pickens Plan" An IPA news release, sent out on Sept. 22 quoting Tyson Slocum from Public Citizen, implied that the Sierra Club has thrown its support behind T. Boone Pickens' "Pickens Plan" because the Sierra Club has received money from the Texas oilman. This is false. Slocum was quoted as saying, "Unfortunately, some groups, like the Sierra Club, have signed on to Pickens' plan because T. Boone showers money on groups and politicians. That's one of the reasons we at Public Citizen don't take corporate money." The Sierra Club, in fact, has not accepted any money

Chicago's Inside Pitch

Lou here through 2010 (and other news)

Posted by Bruce on Tue, 09/30/2008 - 16:06
GM Jim Hendry said today he has picked up manager Lou Piniella's 2010 team option. It's worth $4 million, and to hear Hendry talk, it's worth every penny. "We've proven we're OK together," Hendry said. "We like each other, from a business end and personal point of view, so it's not a hard call for me at all." Lou actually is signed longer term than is Hendry, who has until Dec. 30 to exercise his own option for next year, something he'll no doubt do. Beyond that, he says he's not worried. He also thanked Trib tsar Sam Zell for allowing the Lou extension.

Bear Essentials


Posted by Bob LeGere on Tue, 09/30/2008 - 12:17
1. New York Giants (3-0): Last year's No. 1 is now this year's No. 1 after NFC East foes Dallas and Philadelphia both lost while they enjoyed an off week in preparation for what should be an easy win at home vs. Seahawks. Last week: 4. 2. Tennessee Titans (4-0): Best start in 48-year franchise history thanks to opportunistic group that scored 21 points off 4 turnovers. Expect a physical slugfest when they visit the Ravens this week. Last week: 3. 3. Pittsburgh Steelers (3-1): Offense is struggling with multiple injuries at RB, and QB Ben Roethlisberger is hardly playing like a $100 million man, but defense has been stout enough to pick up the slack. Tough trip to Jacksonville up next. Last week: 5.

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200MPH Radio Controlled Jets

Posted by Cj on Tue, 09/30/2008 - 09:28

I wish I had this 200 MPH radio control jet when I was kid.


The September doldrums

Posted by Sean Stangland on Tue, 09/30/2008 - 02:37

"They just don't make 'em like they used to."
-- every moviegoer, ever, in history

Oh, if only that were true. Technology has changed the process of filmmaking and given us spectacular things to look at, but most Hollywood movies are the same as last year and the year before that and the year before that and the decade before that.

This half-depressing, half-comforting notion has slowly dawned on me over the last few years as my attendance at the movie theater has steadily declined. I still love the movies -- very much so -- but I find I'm lacking the urge to see new movies when I'm so comfortable with the ones I already know and love. Of course, it doesn't help that September is pretty much the worst month at the movies.

Do I need to see "Eagle Eye" when I could just watch "Disturbia" on cable? Must I shell out $9.75 for "Righteous Kill" when I already have "Heat" on DVD?

Bear Essentials

Injuries might not hurt so bad

Posted by Bob LeGere on Mon, 09/29/2008 - 20:24
Euphoria over the 24-20 victory Sunday night was somewhat tempered on Monday by the injuries to leading receiver Brandon Lloyd (knee) and cornerback Charles Tillman (shoulder), in addition to questions about the health of defensive tackle Tommie Harris' left knee. “We’re evaluating them, hoping they’ll be ready to go this week and all of that,” coach Lovie Smith said unconvincingly late Monday afternoon. “Nathan Vasher also had a wrist/thumb injury. Hopefully he’ll be ready to go also.” Smith seemed confident that Tillman wouldn't be out long. “He hurt his shoulder last night,” Lovie said, “and luckily it wasn’t anything serious.”