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Bob Guccione

Bob Guccione

Morning, all. I feel a slow day comin' on, but let's take a look at what's going on in the world, anyway.

RIP, Bob Guccione. The Penthouse founder died yesterday in Plano, Tex. after a long battle with cancer. It's a sad day for porn lovers everywhere.

Evidently Juan Williams hasn't learned from the examples of Helen Thomas or Rick Sanchez. NPR fired the senior news analyst after he made anti-Muslim remarks on the "O'Reilly Factor." Well, at least he's still got his gig as an analyst at Fox to fall back on.

Attention, Gleeksters: Have you been missing Mark Salling, aka Puck, this season? Most hardcore fans probably know he's been away recording his own solo album, and now you can see (and hear) the fruits of his labor. You can check out the music video for his first single, "Illusions," here.

A few weeks ago, the Gap unveiled a new logo. Instead of the familiar tall white serifed letters against a navy background, the new logo features black helvetica letters with a small blue square in the upper right corner. The logo has been roundly slammed–it looks generic, outdated, etc.–but at least one person's optimistic about it. The logo has yet to hit the website; I'm still hoping it's a joke.

Photo: CBS

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  • http://www.bluesausageinfant.com BSI

    The Helen Thomas incident is not comparable to this.

  • http://www.bluesausageinfant.com BSI

    re: graf no.3, that is.

  • SteveKiviat

    Juan Williams has been making well-documented stupid comments and engaging in stupid behavior for years. NPR should have dumped him ages ago.

  • MrUniteUs

    Is there a double standard?

    Shirley Sherrod, Juan Williams, Van Jones, Rick Sanchez, and Helen Thomas get fired instantly.

    Caucasian right wing male broadcasters like Beck, and O'reilly, have made far more hateful statements, to the point of inciting violence, and yet they get to stay on the job and make big bucks.

    Is it politically incorrect to point this out?

  • Bobbo

    First off the remarks weren't anti-Muslim remarks. The remarks reflect the feelings of most people who are interested in self preservation. Who wouldn't notice and be at least a little concerned to board a plane with Muslim dressed in traditional attire? I just love diversity. Diversity = agree with pc agenda or else you're a bigot.

  • Erin Petty

    While I don't agree with Williams' comments, I'm inclined to agree that they weren't anti-Muslim. I should have written, "what NPR considers to be anti-Muslim." Thanks for chiming in.

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