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The Real Rivalry

There’s been much hype leading up to the BCS championship between the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish and that other team from the backwoods of Alabama. I should say, as an Auburn fan and Notre Dame alum, I am biased against the team-that-shall-not-be-named. However, there is a deeper-seeded rivalry rooted in my heart: the […]

Rudy 2: Electric Boogaloo

Notre Dame has just secured itself a spot in the BCS national championship game in Miami after a classic inspirational season that only Notre Dame football (or Friday Night Lights) could provide. Clearly it will join Knute Rockne All American and Rudy as a based-on-a-true-story movie about Notre Dame football. The question now is, who […]

10 Songs That Helped Me Through Adolesence

I don’t believe in liking a song ‘ironically.’ If you like it for a weird reason, even to make fun of it, you just like it. While I didn’t love all of these songs, they saved me in my teens, whether it be because they provided a soundtrack for my bus ride or because I […]

10 Other Ideas for House Speaker

As Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert wisely reminded us when he nominated Newt Gingrich for House Speaker yesterday, you do not have to be a member of the Congressional body to be the Speaker of the House. What a boring choice. Here are 10 non-pols/internet sensations/nonexistent people who would really shake things up.   1. The […]

This Blog Brought to You By the Numbers 45 and 55

So, yeah, Obama won. We all saw that coming. And if you didn’t, I’d like to introduce you to Dave Silver. And obvi that means Mittens lost. But, let’s be honest — middle-aged dudes are not really my thing (despite what you may have heard). So who were the winners and losers that I’m actually […]

You Never Forget Your First Time.

This is the first election I am eligible to vote for. I’m going to pretend it was for some sort of citizenship and/or voting registration hang up, so you should enter my bubble of delusion with me. For the last four years, I’ve thought here and there about what I would do when the day […]

(N)ATTITUDE Adjustment

With the Nationals going to the playoffs for the first time in franchise history, DC is brimming with Nattitude. The highlight of friends and family visiting me in the DMV is usually a trip to good ole Nat’s park for a healthy dose of Americana. The highlight, of course, is the Presidents Race during the […]