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Too Much | Spider Sense | Nicely Put

twitter-bird-blue-on-whiteAllTwitter: If you would like your apartment’s lights to blink when you’re mentioned on Twitter, you spend too much time on Twitter.

GalleyCat: Marvel is publishing a young adult novel based on the Black Widow. Meanwhile, there’s still no word on the itsy bitsy spider’s romance series, but we’re crossing our fingers.

TVNewser: Mike Brooks, a law enforcement analyst who appeared on HLN and CNN, goes out gracefully.

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Keep Going | Always All The Time | Bangers

ShutterstockBonoSept2011_FeaturedPRNewser: U2 has apologized for that “free album” debacle with Apple. Now they just need to apologize for every single song they’ve created and we’re good.

GalleyCat: J.K. Rowling is taking the superhero movie route of assaulting consumers with content from now until the end of time.

Lost Remote: The Foo Fighters are going to stream their concert on HBO’s Facebook page. Rock n’ roll baby!

The End | Nice Touch | Perfect Match

michelle obama GFishbowlDC: Let the record show that this Instagram by Michelle Obama was what ultimately destroyed America.

PRNewser: Sears and Amazon are selling rings with Swastikas imprinted on them. The rings are a fashionable way to say you’re an idiot.

TVSpy: Nothing mixes better than a live report and drunk sports fans.

Bigger and Bigger | News Power | Ebola Moves

amazon logo GGalleyCat: Amazon is opening a retail store. Asked why, an exec said “Eh, just felt like pissing people off.”

FishbowlDC: Susan Glasser, Politico’s editor, has big plans. Like going grocery shopping, maybe getting some pants hemmed this weekend, etc.

TVNewser: Dr. Nancy Snyderman, who had been quarantined for possible exposure to Ebola, is sorry for just casually strolling around in public.

Money Tweets | New Things | Strong Words

twitter-bird-blue-on-whiteAllTwitter: You can now send money via Twitter. Tweet carefully, friends.

TVNewser: Big changes are coming to MSNBC. You know, MSNBC. The cable channel!

AgencySpy: Nissan’s head of marketing has some beef with ad agencies. That might be a problem.

To Protect and Break | Heads Up | Gaming World

TVSpy: A cop broke a NY1 reporter’s camera when the reporter wouldn’t stop filming. NYPD — the nation’s finest!

FishbowlDC: Secret service, please take note — Gwyneth Paltrow told President Obama “You’re so handsome that I can’t speak properly.”

AllFacebook: A report found that Facebook is the preferred social network of gamers. We blame FarmVille.

End Tweet | News Porn | Smart Stewart

Twitter logo GAllTwitter: If you work at Twitter, you quit on Twitter.

TVSpy: Speaking of Twitter, another news station used the site to send out porn. The station claimed their account was “hacked,” which is just another way of saying “Sorry for looking at porn at work again.”

FishbowlDC: NBC wanted Jon Stewart to host Meet The Press. Stewart — proving once again that he’s a smart dude —  said no.

Two Prizes | Nightly Worries | Picturing Words

sarah silverman GAgencySpy: Sarah Silverman wants equal pay for women, and if that doesn’t happen, she wants a penis. Can’t fault this logic.

TVNewser: NBC is really worried about Nightly News. Please inform any old person you know.

AllFacebook: Captions are now included with embedded Instagrams. Sadly, this means it might be time to finally learn how to spell.

Mind the Link | Happy Day | Shine Bright

TVSpy: A Memphis CBS affiliate meant to tweet a link to its weather radar. Instead, it sent out a link to a porn site. Cloudy with a 100 percent chance of butts.

TVNewser: Fox News turns 18 today. It plans on celebrating by telling viewers it only turned 8.

AgencySpy: Jimmy Dean still uses its sun character in ads. We knew you were wondering.

Eat Up | More Money | Spellbound

PRNewser: Subway’s new ad is stupid, lazy and sexist. But don’t forget what’s important — the chain’s food tastes like garbage.

AllFacebook: Sheryl Sandberg sold 283,334 shares of Facebook. We did the math, and that works out to about “a lot more money than you have.”

GalleyCat: Good news for kids and nerdy adults — J.K. Rowling is working on a screenplay.

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