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Ahead on the 10/28 Maddow show

Ahead on the 10/28 Maddow show

10/28/11 06:45PM

Tonight's guests include:Cristen Hemmins, sued to keep the Personhood amendment off the ballot in Mississippi   Sarah Silverman, actress and comedienneExecutive producer Bill Wolff shares a preview of tonight's show:UPDATE: Bill arrives... read more

Huntsman family lights it up

10/28/11 04:20PM

Jon Huntsman's dad says he could totally get elected president of China. Jon Huntsman's daughters, on the other hand, are shamelessly promoting their dad for president of America like no one else's family ever has. And it's kinda fabulous. read more

The Friday Awesome (Halloween/St. Louis edition)

10/28/11 03:23PM

Welcome Friday Awesome-istas! As an amuse bouche before Halloween, here's Tim Burton's homage to the great Vincent Price, who was born 100 years ago in St. Louis, home of the Cardinals, whose incredibly exciting World Series victory last night forces a Game 7 showdown tonight. Singularity achieved!King of Horror Pt. read more

Another rebellion in a cold climate, a long, long time ago.

Will Occupy protesters come in from the cold?

10/28/11 12:30PM

Occupy Wall Street, of course, is an outdoor movement, and it has withstood its share of inclement weather to this point. When I visited two weeks ago to report on the protest, the hundreds of protesters assembled were all drenched in a cold rain. Some of those out there were people with major health concerns, including one 9/11 first responder with whom I spoke. Being in the rain was a health hazard for a guy suffering from sarcoidosis; what would he and other protesters in New York and other cold-weather cities do when the weather worsened? read more

The Week in Geek: The scent of caffeine

10/28/11 11:45AM

Gorgeous visual translation of geo-magnetic storms in Earth's upper atmosphere caused by the incoming solar wind recorded at 20 Hz.Speaking of solar activity, did you catch any of the aurora this week visible farther south than normal due to an extremely large coronal mass ejection?Ever wonder what it's like inside the International Space Station when they turn the thrusters on? Wonder no more.Who says scientists can't be artists too? The second of the three Javan rhino subspecies was just hunted into extinction. There are now officially no rhinos left in Vietnam. read more

Politics goes to the movies: 'Margin Call'

10/28/11 10:20AM

The first two reviews I read of J.C. Chandor's new financial-meltdown drama "Margin Call" were startling in their incongruity, at least with regard to the current events in downtown Manhattan. David Edelstein, in New York magazine: "he fine men and women dug in downtown need to get themselves a big screen, a projector, and a few thousand tubs of popcorn, because J.C. read more

You pick the Jim Hightower quote

10/28/11 09:39AM

Former Texas Agriculture Commissioner Jim Hightower got treated pretty mean by Rick Perry, in their 1990 race for that job, and Mr. Hightower has not forgotten it. Last night, he talked about Governor Perry's comeback attempt in this year's presidential primary. A children's treasury:Quote No. 1: "Well, you know, Lyndon Johnson used to say you can't make chicken salad out of chicken manure, though he used a little more barnyard epithet than 'manure.' But nonetheless, that's what they're working with."Quote No. 2: "He has put the goober in gubernatorial."Quote No. read more

This post goes out to Bill Wolff

This post goes out to Bill Wolff

10/28/11 09:20AM

The TRMS staff stayed up late last night rooting for Bill's team, which twice came back from two runs down -- once in the ninth, again in the tenth -- and twice survived despite being down to its last strike and which some-miraculous-how won game six of the World Series with a walk-off homer in the eleventh. The e-mail thread included talk of squirrels, God, parenting, murder, and whiskey. We are living in our own country music song. read more

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