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Your morning roundup for Aug. 27, the day Chevy Chase's resurgence finally got to Dan Aykroyd, but not necessarily to Bill Murray, because Bill Murray knows he's better than Ghostbusters 3. This, because he unequivocally is. Got any stories or photos for us? Tip your editors.


What we watched: "Taxi Driver" was on for a while. But I wished it was "Dog Day Afternoon." At one point, I even requested "Bachelor Pad," because I'm holding out till Vienna snaps in a way that people haven't snapped on TV before. But then I realized they edit that shit well in advance, so if she took a chunk out of someone's neck, we'd never see it. ABC would make fucking sure of it. Defeats the purpose of presenting reality television not exactly as reality reality — we're long past that point — but as the reality created by putting a school of touched people on a televised gerbil wheel partially immersed in a puddle of vanity and syphilis. It's not like they drown in it; it just splashes around, getting on everyone and everything. Club soda gets most of it out, but it still leaves a faint stain.

So, I put "The Town" on. It was decent, and not just because Renner wears a T-shirt from the Irish Pub in A.C., which is a place I love, and a place I suspect will be just fine despite the storm surge which'll show up later today/tonight/tomorrow. Just is.

I watched a lot of Weather Channel, too, because it grabbed me yesterday morning. The UEFA Super Cup was awesome, too. But damn, this new Wake Up Deadspin format is confusing.


Former NBA player charged with killing mother of four in unintended drive-by: "When he saw the person he believed robbed him, a former NBA player and Georgia Tech standout fired gunshots from a black SUV, striking a 23-year-old mother of four, Atlanta police said. Now, Javaris Crittenton, 23, faces a murder charge in the death of Jullian Jones, authorities said Friday night." [AJC]


The skies spoke to the Calgarian, and it spoke well of Cheechoo's future: "James Redeker, of Calgary, said he took the above picture on Wednesday morning and then emailed it to NewsChannel 5 and wrote, "I think it may be God's way of telling me to bet on the Blues to win the Stanley Cup this year." The cloud above the fence and trees appears to show a backwards Blue Note, the symbol of the Blues. [KSDK]


"I cannot bring Declan back, but I can help spread the word on aerial lift safety": "The University of Notre Dame launched a website Friday publicizing the hazards of aerial lifts, part of its settlement with the state over safety violations in the death of a student videographer at football practice last year." [Chicago Tribune]

Your Celtic Dragon Interlude:

We are all Dave McKenna CCIV: Here's your daily link to Dave McKenna's brilliant "Cranky Redskins Fan's Guide to Dan Snyder," which we'll be posting until Snyder admits he just flat-out gets Vienna.


Leave Arsene Alone!: "The Manchester United manager said: 'The hounds are in full cry and they are after Arsene Wenger. I have every sympathy for the Arsenal boss because current criticisms take us beyond the normal competitive nature of football.'" [The Sun]

Today's Soccer Viewing Recommendations: Kaiserslautern vs. Bayern Munich at 9:30 a.m. eastern. Chelsea vs. Norwich City at 10 a.m. Liverpool vs. Bolton Wanderers at 12:30 p.m. Valencia vs. Racing at 2 p.m. Fluminese vs. Botafogo at 5 p.m. Real Salt Lake vs. Chivas USA at 10:30 p.m .

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