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Quitting Skills | Field Day | Nightmare Time

TVNewser: Liz Wahl, the RT anchor who quit on air Wednesday afternoon, is open to job offers from CNN and MSNBC. In other words, prepare yourself for more reporters to quit during live broadcasts.

FishbowlDC: Attention Sally Field fans — the actress will be in DC tomorrow for a walk promoting International Women’s Day. Please note that Gidget paraphernalia will not be permitted.

GalleyCat: In case you have children you hate — an artist has created a “Little Golden Book” called Death Note.

Boring is Best | Great Deal | Loss for Words

TVSpy: A Seattle reporter, unaware of a live mic, reveals that he’s sort of boring.

GalleyCat: Kickstarter has reached $1 billion in pledges. $998,000,000 of that was dedicated to projects involving cats.

AllTwitter: Researchers behind a gigantic Twitter linguistic study hope to find the next terrible hashtag.

 

Weather Everything | Rotten Garden | Posted

Sam-ChampionTVNewser:It all starts with the weather,” says Sam Champion, of the Weather Channel. Everything after that? Batshit crazy.

Stock Logos: Executives at Darden Restaurants — parent company of Olive Garden — are hoping the chain’s new logo will distract people from noticing the same old crappy food.

AllFacebook: It is disturbingly easy to get a gun via Facebook.

Like The Book | Kerry Conference | Celebrate it All

Facebook-like-buttonPRNewser: Facebook wants to remind you that Facebook is great.

FishbowlDC: Here’s why you should attend the next BlogHer conferenceKerry Washington will be there. Oh, and all that other stuff, too. That’s important.

AgencySpy: This ESPN ad celebrating the World Cup will likely be the most exciting part about the World Cup. We kid, we kid! Soccer is great. For when you need a nap.

 

Everyone Watched | Smarter Take | Maybe, Maybe Not

TVNewser: Somehow, despite the Academy Awards being too long and too boring, viewership has hit a 10 year high.

GalleyCat: Today in You Weren’t This Smart at This Age news — an 8th grader’s poem has been retweeted over 144,000 times.

AllFacebook: Let’s all talk about Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg running for Senate. Even if she said she wasn’t interested in politics. Because she might be! Even though she said she’s not. But perhaps!

Point and Cry | That’s Enough | Spiked

AppNewser: Someone made a selfie app for babies, just in case you needed another reason to hate everything.

AllTwitter: The most likely reason you’re losing Twitter followers? You won’t shut up.

TVSpy: A NY1 reporter says that Spike Lee shouldn’t rant about gentrification if he’s responsible for doing it himself. Lee also shouldn’t dress like a mental patient when he attends Knicks games, but that’s another story.

Directing Gifs | Snack Attack | Liked Twice

icon_tumblrSocialTimes: Tumblr has hired its first “director of media.” The new employee will oversee cat videos, cat gifs, and cat videos about cat gifs.

TVNewser: Mika Brzezinski puts her journalistic credibility on the line by proclaiming that she doesn’t like Cheetos.

AgencySpy: Carhartt wants Michigan residents to have some pride. And then go buy some Carhartt.

Nice Try | Everyone Shares | A Horrible State

Geist-NBATVNewser: For those who were wondering, Willie Geist doesn’t have a future in the NBA. Although he would be the second best player on the Knicks if they signed him.

SocialTimes: VW knows how to make ads so annoying that they go viral. Congrats!

PRNewser: Apple and other companies are putting pressure on Arizona to stop being so Arizona-y.

Double Negative | National News | Better Windows

AppNewser: A San Francisco writer was attacked at a bar for wearing Google Glass. We don’t condone this, but we don’t condone wearing Google Glass either.

FishbowlDC: Richard Just is the new editor of National Journal. Staffers at the magazine are very excited.

AllFacebook: Facebook Messenger is finally available on Windows Phone. The 17 people who own a Windows Phone are pleased.

Got Replaced | Moving Day | First Things First

AgencySpy: The “Got Milk?” campaign is being replaced by “Milk Life,” which is basically the same thing as thug life, only with more protein.

AllFacebook: Facebook has begun moving into its new offices at 770 Broadway. Early word is staffers like it. Sorry.

PRNewser: Amtrak’s “Writers in Residence” program sounds great, but we’d settle for an “Internet That Works” program.

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