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Taking a nice stroll on Sixth Avenue

Songs and signs of the rapture

05/20/11 04:37PM

I went out today looking for one of those trucks advertising the Rapture. They've been pretty darn omnipresent around 30 Rock lately. But perhaps since today is the day before the 6 pm deadline (nyuk nyuk.), those trucks had better places to be. Or perhaps it was just too rainy to be out today. Either way, I came up short in the Rapture truck department, but I am pleased to announce several people were out for leisurely Friday strolls, blissfully doing their thing.And here's a question: Lady Gaga is scheduled to perform on SNL, which airs at a decidedly post-Rapture time. read more

RIP Macho Man

05/20/11 02:54PM

You were an inspiration, and I definitely spent many a day watching you as a kid watching WWF wrestling.News of his death HERE. read more

Chris Licht (center) with producer Jon Tower (l.) and director TJ Asprea (r.)

Goodbye and good luck to Chris Licht

05/20/11 02:20PM

Our friend and esteemed executive producer Chris Licht spent his last day on Morning Joe behind the controls today. It was an emotional day indeed. He leaves us after four years at the helm. We paid him a little tribute today at the end of the show, and then we took him out for a much-deserved breakfast. We wish him well in his new role.Some of you may remember Chris from this appearance on the show last year. He even wrote a book about the experience. read more


An excerpt from the book "Stan Musial, An American Life"

05/20/11 09:52AM

This is an excerpt from author George Vecsey's new book "Stan Musial, An American Life".THE DO-OVERBud Selig could see it coming. He did not know exactly which great player was going to be overlooked by the capricious impulses of baseball fans, but he was certain it was going to be somebody he loved.The commissioner had brought this agony on himself by approving a commercial gimmick he suspected might backfire. A credit card company, a major sponsor, would arrange for fans to select the top twenty-five players of the twentieth century, using computerized punch cards. read more

Must Read Op-Eds for May 20, 2011

05/20/11 07:58AM

Here are today's top editorial and opinion columns.MAKING THINGS IN AMERICA  BY PAUL KRUGMANNEW YORK TIMESSo while we still have a deeply troubled economy, one piece of good news is that Americans are, once again, starting to actually make things. And we’re doing that thanks, in large part, to the fact that the Fed and the Obama administration ignored very bad advice from right-wingers — ideologues who still, in the face of all the evidence, claim to know something about creating prosperity.PEACE AND CHANGE  EDITORIALNEW YORK TIMESMr. read more

Morning headlines: Friday, May 20

05/20/11 05:57AM

Here's a look at stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?The president and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu sit down for talks Friday in Washington amid a deadlocked Mideast peace process.Dominique Strauss-Kahn will be released today after posting $1 million bail. read more