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The Weekend Desk Report

We find ourselves, dear readers, once again staring into the abyss as we reach the weekend of Super Bore Sunday. Is it just us, or does the abyss seem a lot closer this year than it did a year ago?

Never fear. Our patented Distraction List is here to see you through the dark times. Here are our top suggestions to get you to the Big Game. Assuming, of course, you want to get there.

1. Run for Congress.

2. Watch the NHL All-Star Game. Oh, come on. You might actually give a crap this year.

3. Piss in the jury pool.

4. Drop a few pounds. Or maybe even a couple Euros.

5. Identify endangered species of fowl. And then, release them into the wild.

6. Say goodbye to a celebrated villain. Unless you already did that last weekend.

7. Beat this.

8. Dodge your taxes. We can recommend a decent accountant who'll be looking for work.

9. Backtrack.

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Programming Note: We live-blogged Blago yesterday. Catch up with it here.

If further Blago news breaks over the weekend, check back here.

And by the way, once again the Beachwood oddsmakers got it right when they predicted Ed Genson would resign from Blago's criminal defense team. And that Justin Oberman's campaign in the 5th was going nowhere. And that Cheney would have to be wheeled out of the White House. See our updates.

Finally, a reminder that you can always catch up on past Papers and Weekend Desk Report columns in their special archival place where we keep them safe and warm.

UPDATE 8:41 A.M.: New photos just in from the Beachwood's official Eastern expedition. See our very own Michelle-Renee Perkins' Inauguration, USA.



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Posted on January 24, 2009


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