News: Triceratops, Rafael Nadal, Polar Vortex, Eileen Ford, Jet Lag

RoadSummertime polar vortex prepares to cool the nation. "This is fall jacket weather, when it should be air conditioner, ice cream truck, and lemonade weather."

SpielbergRoadSteven Spielberg called out on Facebook for being a cold-hearted dinosaur killer.

RoadGarrett Hedlund gives white T-shirt for Flaunt.

RoadGizmodo notes that NYC must have really smelled like s**t back in the summers of the late nineteenth century: "Crossing a street could be an unsavory affair. In New York city, by one estimate, horses left behind 2.5 million pounds of manure and sixty thousand gallons of urine every day. That amounts to roughly four hundred tons of manure a year — enough to float three Nimitz-class nuclear aircraft carriers and a half-dozen navy destroyers. Forget the smell and mess; imagine the flies."

RoadThe universe is 'missing' light: "Observations made by the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph, a $70 million instrument designed by the University of Colorado Boulder and installed on the Hubble Space Telescope, have revealed that the universe is  'missing' a large amount of light. 'It’s as if you’re in a big, brightly lit room, but you look around and see only a few 40-watt lightbulbs,' said the Carnegie Institution for Science’s Juna Kollmeier, lead author of a new study on the missing light published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters. 'Where is all that light coming from? It’s missing from our census.'"

RoadRafa Nadal hits the beach in Spain.

TherouxRoadJustin Theroux does Details.

RoadSupermodel magnate Eileen Ford dies: "Modeling agency founder Eileen Ford, who shaped a generation's standards of beauty as she built an empire and launched the careers of Candice Bergen, Lauren Hutton, Christie Brinkley and countless others, has died. She was 92 and died Wednesday of complications from a brain tumor and osteoporosis, according to Arielle Baran, a spokeswoman for Derris & Co., which handles public relations for Ford and announced the death Thursday."

RoadMatt Barber: Parents should not send their kids to Christian colleges with gay clubs. "Replace LGBT or gay with any other sexual sin. If there's an adultery-affirming club at your potential university where you're sending your kids. Or a pedophilia-affirming club or an incest-affirming club."

RoadStudy: Food influences jet lag recovery.

RoadObama responds to Boehner lawsuit: "There are a number of Republicans, including a number in the Texas delegation, who are mad at me for taking these actions. They actually plan to sue me. Now, I don't know which things they find most offensive — me helping to create jobs, or me raising wages, or me easing the student loan burdens, or me making sure women can find out whether they're getting paid the same as men for doing the same job. I don't know which of these actions really bug them."

Perry_madonnaRoadOuttakes from Madonna and Katy Perry's sexxxy V shoot.

RoadThird Colorado county gives marriage licenses to gay couples: "Pueblo County joined Denver and Boulder County in allowing gay couples to marry a day after a state judge ruled the Boulder clerk can continue issuing the licenses."

RoadMegyn Kelly calls Nancy Pelosi 'sexist' for slamming male justices on Hobby Lobby. "If Speaker John Boehner made a similar comment about the female justices, she would be crying sexism and that’s what she is guilty of here."

RoadRob Portman candidacy presents "nightmare scenario" for Republicans: "It’s not hard to imagine that Senator Ted Cruz might offer precisely the opposite case from Portman, making the argument that the party must reaffirm its support for “traditional marriage” key to his GOP presidential primary run. This could come after the Supreme Court has declared a Constitutional right to gay marriage — which Cruz would then be vociferously calling on Republicans to help roll back."

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  1. Megyn Kelly is actually correct, at least if the reporting about her segment is accurate.

    The problem on the court is not the men -- it's the bigots. True, they are men, but they aren't ALL the men. Even if they were, that would still be irrelevant.

    Anyone who thinks men can't judge contraception should also agree that Judge Walker could never have ruled on Prop 8.

    And NOBODY banned contraception. The court has simply directed insurers, or federal government to pick up the tab when employers and non-profits won't. This is actually a good thing, as it yet another step toward Medicare for all.

    Posted by: Randy | Jul 11, 2014 6:53:19 PM

  2. A "pedophilia-affirming club?" So no catholic universities?

    Posted by: Craig | Jul 11, 2014 10:09:06 PM

  3. The upper Midwest and Northeast does not equal "the nation." We are under a rare extended heat wave in the West.

    Posted by: PDX Guy | Jul 12, 2014 12:14:00 AM

  4. If anyone wants to see what a street in New York looked like with all that horsesh!t to cross through, here's a photo:

    Also, if a horse just up and died on the street, the corpse could be left there for weeks:

    Posted by: Rexford | Jul 12, 2014 3:08:58 AM

  5. nyc smells different today?

    katy and madge seem to be channeling beyonce and gaga

    Posted by: r | Jul 12, 2014 6:07:11 AM

  6. In the premiere of "The Leftovers", Justin Theroux running in sweatpants without underwear was a sight to behold. Apparently, he is famous for that:

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Jul 12, 2014 8:48:53 AM

  7. "Matt Barber: Parents should not send their kids to Christian colleges with gay clubs."

    I was 18 when I went away to college: an adult. My parents didn't "send" me there. I went because I chose to. Apparently the children of christian parents stay children . . . FOREVER.

    Posted by: Keppler | Jul 12, 2014 9:22:04 AM

  8. Justin Theroux jogging sans support:

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Jul 12, 2014 11:13:36 AM

  9. Megyn Kelly is not right because she does not understand what sexism is. Nancy Pelosi is right because she does. Men control the power and influence in this country (as they do in most of the world). Those without power cannot by definition be sexist. This argument is as stupid as those who say something about how black people are racist. They are misusing that word.

    Posted by: Logan | Jul 13, 2014 2:30:14 PM

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