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When it comes to hard feelings, the New York Jets and New York Giants have plenty of grudges with one another. Unfortunately, that has to nothing to do with anything that has been decided on the field.

For all the history of these teams – the Jets have Joe Namath and Super Bowl III while the Giants have Lawrence Taylor, the David Tyree catch and three titles – none of it intersects. There is no moment that defines this rivalry, just 11 largely nondescript games over the past 42 years. At least not until Christmas Eve, when the teams face off with their seasons on the line. Sure, the Jets may only be a just-above-average 8-6 and the Giants are a perfectly middling 7-7 (getting here in the midst of a 1-5 tailspin), but this game has actual subplots. There are immediate issues (both are trying to maintain control of their playoff chances) and long-term (the Jets badly want to overtake the Giants as the New York football franchise).

“[There’s] a lot riding on this one,” Giants defensive end Justin Tuck said Sunday. Tuck was a tad guarded after the Giants had just been embarrassed by the Washington Redskins. Likewise, the Jets were humbled later Sunday by the Philadelphia Eagles at the other end of the Jersey Turnpike. Sunday and Monday weren’t time for big talk by either team.

Read more from “Jets vs. Giants actually matters for a change” by Jason Cole, published December 20, 2011 at Yahoo! Sports

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With the holiday season heating up, you can imagine that Amazon.com has lots of orders to fulfill. The amount of packages that their fulfillment centers have to manage these days is simply Backyardigans Combo C4 incredible. Look inside their Swansea, Wales, warehouse and the endless row of packages is overwhelming. The scenery is almost worth a Gursky photograph with the patterns that the packages and small warehouse personel are building.

Check out the photos at HypeNotice

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Louisville’s My Morning Jacket has been nominated for a Grammy award in the best alternative album category, for “Circuital.” It is the band’s second such nomination, the first coming in 2008 for “Evil Urges.”

MMJ will compete against Radiohead, Bon Iver, Foster the People and Death Cab for Cutie at the 54th annual Grammy Awards ceremony, to be held Feb. 7 in Los Angeles at the Staples Center. The band concludes the current leg of its tour Dec. 14, when it will headline Madison Square Garden.

Excerpted from “My Morning Jacket’s up for a Grammy” published by Courier Journal, December 1, 2011.

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Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers. The storyteller and the audience embark on a high-wire act of shared experience which is both terrifying and exhilarating. Listen to the story of how a young man struggles with his role in the family sanitation business.

Click here to listen to “Terence Mickey: One Family’s Garbage”

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Mama, take this badge off of me
I can’t use it anymore.
It’s gettin’ dark, too dark to see
I feel I’m knockin’ on heaven’s door.

Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door
Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door
Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door
Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door

Mama, put my guns in the ground
I can’t shoot them anymore.
That long black cloud is comin’ down
I feel I’m knockin’ on heaven’s door.

Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door
Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door
Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door
Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door

From “”Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” by Bob Dylan

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Romney 22.5%
Cain 22.0%
Gingrich 14.2%
Perry 9.8%
Paul 8.2%
Bachmann 3.7%
Santorum 1.5%
Huntsman 1.0%

From 2012 Republican Presidential Nomination, 11/13/11 at Real Clear Politics

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It’s the secret material that transformed cities from primitive outposts into pillars of civilization. Trash has forced mankind in radical urban and architectural directions, propelled advances in science, and jump-started revolutions. From the skyscrapers of Manhattan to the catacombs of Paris, the ruins of Rome, the sewers of London and the frenetic markets of Cairo, join us as we explore helicopter game sale how these great cities fought against the tides of corpses, human waste and stinking garbage to rise above the rubbish.

Trashopolis airs on Smithsonian Channel, Tuesday at 10:00pm, Wednesday at 1:00am and Thursday at 7:00pm

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Heather Wheeler and Joanie Demer, founders of TheKrazyCouponLady.com and authors of Pick Another Checkout Lane, Honey, are two stay-at-home moms on a mission to help you save $10,000 in a year. Once college roommates, Joanie and Heather now balance their booming business along with Pull-ups and sippy cups. They are both passionate about empowering women to take control of their financial lives and have fun at the same time! Joanie and her husband, an active duty member of the military, currently reside in California with their son and daughter. Heather and her husband, a high school teacher, live in Idaho with their two sons.

At KCL, they teach you how to collect and redeem coupons with precision! They’re a great site for both extreme couponing (v.) veterans and novice coupon users, or as they’ll affectionately refer to you here, “Coupon Virgins”. They’ll teach you to talk the talk in their Coupon Lingo, walk the walk in Coupon Basics and even help you get organized with your Coupon Binder before sending you out on your own!

Check out TheKrazyCouponLady.com

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When you a read a “Roommate Wanted” ad that sounds perfect for you, your next step is to contact the person who posted the ad. Rather than pick up the phone or dash off a quick impromptu email, you should take some time to prepare yourself to respond appropriately to the ad. While it may seem like the situation is a match for you, you still need to proceed with caution to be sure it’s an opportunity you should pursue.

  1. Make a list of preliminary questions to ask the person looking for a roommate. Ask if she is replacing a roommate and, if so, why. You might ask how household chores and bills are divided. You might also want to find out the general habits of everyone you would be living with. Does anyone stay up late frequently or have loud parties? It’s better to find out up front about the situation than to wait and waste time.
  2. Call the number given in the ad — if available — or contact the person who posed the ad via email. Identify yourself in a polite manner, and tell him you are interested in the ad he posted for a roommate.
  3. Give her some basic background information about youself, such as your name, age, and the general location where you live. Ask her if she would mind if you asked her some questions.
  4. Take notes while he’s giving you answers and information. Answer any questions he may have truthfully.
  5. Ask if you can look at the apartment or house if you are still interested. Make an appointment, and take someone with you for safety.

From “How to Respond to Roommate Ads” at eHow

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THE 37TH ANNUAL ATLANTIC ANTIC is an event not to be missed! On this beautiful autumn day in Brooklyn, the Atlantic Antic will bring together one million people to Atlantic Avenue to celebrate the longstanding tradition of food, festivities, and fun!

The Atlantic Antic is a Brooklyn institution, embracing the myriad of heritages that coexist in the Borough. Spanning four Brooklyn neighborhoods from Hicks Street to Fourth Avenue, the Antic is the largest street festival in New York City! From start to finish, Atlantic Avenue is transformed into a sea of entertainment offering something for everyone.

Comprised of local and national vendors intertwined with trendy restaurants and boutiques, the Atlantic Antic features live music stages that showcase free performances from various cultural genres. Families enjoy pony rides, storytelling, and face painting on an entire block dedicated solely to kid-friendly activities. Best known for its eclectic delicacies, the Antic highlights an array of food from around the world including street fair favorites like funnel cake, sausage sandwiches, and roasted corn!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2011
12:00PM TO 6:00PM RAIN OR SHINE
ATLANTIC AVENUE: HICKS STREET TO FOURTH AVENUE

From atlanticave.org

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