The Senate is a living thing, and to survive it must change, as it has over the history of this great country.Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, on dropping the nuclear option for executive branch appointees. Now the chamber can approve appointees with a simple up-down majority. Should ease up the pace a little.
One: The original commercial, shown above, was directed by Michael Bay and first released 20 years ago this month. It was one of his last commercials before becoming a terrible movie director.
Two: How’d they get the budget to pay for all these iconic ads? Well, in 1993, the California Milk Processor Board launched to help increase milk consumption in the state, and this slogan was their way of doing it. It worked—so well, in fact, that they licensed the campaign to other states.
Three: The campaign slogan was eventually licensed to the National Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP), which created a series of print ads starring numerous major stars of the ’90s—think Hanson, Jennifer Aniston and the Backstreet Boys.
Five: The campaign is still active today—both in California and nationwide. Among the more recent stars in the print ads? The cast of Monsters University, Katie Couric, and The Rock. That’s a lot of milk.
(Florida Congressman Trey Radel and) rising Tea Party star was caught in a coke bust. Apparently he forgot the part of the Tea Party story where you dump the product in the harbor before the cops show up.
Personally, I hated to lose a Congressman who was so fiscally conservative that I’m sure he snorted his blow through a one dollar bill. And so committed to family values, folks, that he actually voted to drug test people who received food stamps. He’s not a hypocrite, because he doesn’t get food stamps from the government.
Just his paycheck.
STEPHEN COLBERT, The Colbert Report (via inothernews)
Trey must’ve known the food stamp criticism was coming, because during a press conference that was held after the Colbert taping, he announced a leave of absence—and that he was donating his salary to charity until he came back.
I read this morning that Lady Gaga said, ‘At least he’s honest.’ I’m a gay man, so I’m a little more aligned with Lady Gaga than Rob Ford is.George Smitherman, the guy who Rob Ford beat in the 2010 Toronto mayoral race • Discussing the weirdness of losing to that.
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the U.S., and Illinois is the 16th state to legalize same-sex marriage. Lincoln is from Illinois. Coincidence? We think not.
Welcome to the District: A freshman member of congress got mugged in D.C.’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.
Adam Levine is People’s sexiest man alive. We showed up on the list, too—our rank was 3,323,212th.
"Father of the internet" Vent Cerf says that “privacy may actually be an anomaly,” historically speaking.
The New York Times thinks it can replace Nate Silver internally. Good luck, David Leonhardt.