Here are links to a few of the fun and interesting things you might have missed on my blog this week.
The casual pepper-spraying of peaceful demonstrators by police at UC Davis inspired a wealth of creative photoshopping and led me to speculate about the proper etiquette for hosing down non-violent protestors with chemical irritants. While the Occupy demonstrators didn't actively oppose their attackers, Denver Broncos QB Tim Tebow did, as he defended himself and his performance at quarterback in a compelling interview with ESPN's Skip Bayless.
It was also a good week for "comeback" stories in the news. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich surged in the polls, although a cool interactive graph of the rise and fall patterns of the rest of the anybody-but-Romney candidates suggests his success may be short-lived. Ron Paul, who is still waiting on something magical to lift his campaign, did at least reach the level of success needed to be the subject of a hilarious BadLipReading video. Other comebacks this week included the Muppets, who stole the limelight in a sarcastic and fun musical cameo during Jason Segel's opening monologue on SNL, and the NBA, which announced the return of basketball on Christmas Day and a shortened season, which will still feel like it stretches on through eternity.
Lastly, this week saw the return of the Publix Pilgrim couple, the nostalgic salt and pepper shakers I bust out each Fall to adorn the Thanksgiving dinner table. This year the couple portrayed the roles of Paul and I in a silly pictorial representation of our Thanksgiving Day.
As always, thanks for reading.