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  2. Finally, the NRA’s fight to protect the Second Amendment has met its match: the NRA.
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    Jon Stewart brightly mocks the NRA for opposing freedom of gun choice

    Jon Stewart started out Tuesday night’s Daily Show by gently suggesting to open-carry gun-rights activists that parading their loaded assault weapons into, say, Chipotle restaurants might make diners nervous. But the Chipotle incident is just a jumping-off point for Stewart’s larger point: The NRA’s war to stop “smart guns” makes no sense.

     

  3. Joel McHale burns Chris Christie as a ‘glutton for punishment’

    White House Correspondents’ Dinner emcee and The Soup host Joel McHale pulled no punches Saturday night in skewering everyone and everything in Washington. But he reserved his harshest criticisms for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), dinging the governor again and again as, more or less, a big fat jerk.

     

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  9. We hope you liked Beyonce’s Super Bowl halftime performance, because it could be the last one for a couple years. Next year’s big game will be played in New Jersey’s open-air MetLife stadium, where the temperature is currently a frigid 27 degrees. And with next year’s Super Bowl likely to be similarly cold, NFL officials reportedly aren’t sure how to plan for the halftime show, as freezing temperatures could make the already-daunting task of quickly setting up and tearing down a massive stage even more difficult.

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  10. Turning your back on people who are starving and freezing is not a Republican value.
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    Peter King, a Republican congressman from New York, has gone on an epic tirade against members of his own party for failing to pass a Senate package that would provide $60 billion in relief to victims of Hurricane Sandy.

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  11. A reader-submitted photo from Ocean City, NJ shows flooding before Hurricane Sandy even officially makes landfall. 

    More photos and first-hand accounts

    (Source: theweek.com)

     

  12. Hurricane Sandy is barreling up the Atlantic Ocean toward America’s East Coast on a collision course with an early wintry storm from the west and a frigid blast of air from the north, creating conditions that forecasters warn could create a “perfect storm.” Sandy has already killed at least 31 people in the Caribbean, and could hit the Northeast on the day before Halloween next week as a “Frankenstorm” worse than anything the region has seen in 100 years. “It really could be an extremely significant, historic storm,” says University of Miami researcher Brian McNoldy. How bad will it get? Here’s a brief guide:

    • Are forecasters certain the Frankenstorm will hit?
      Hurricanes are tricky, and Sandy still has plenty of time to weaken or turn out to sea. Even if it weakens, it could still hit with tree-toppling winds of, say, 60 miles per hour, and a mix of heavy rain and high tides that could cause coastal flooding. That’s the good news. The bad news is that there’s a 90 percent chance the storm will crash into the U.S., says CNN meteorologist Pedram Javaheri. If it takes the most likely path, it could graze North Carolina early Monday, then turn sharply and slam into the Eastern Seaboard somewhere between Delaware and Boston a day later with a mix of high winds, heavy rain and even snow, along with coastal flooding.
       
    • How bad will it be?
      Meteorologists say conditions are similar to those that produced 1991’s “perfect storm,” which inspired a book and blockbuster movie. Despite its force, that storm, in which Hurricane Grace combined with a high pressure system and a cold front, caused only about $200 million in damages because it hit a relatively sparsely populated part of New England. Current forecasts suggest that Hurricane Sandy is most likely to slam into New Jersey and New York before pressing on toward Ohio, meaning it will hit some of the most densely populated pockets of the country. Making matters worse, it will hit during a full moon, when tides are highest, increasing chances of major flooding. If that happens, damages could reach $5 billion or more.

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  13. Austin Wierschke (left) and Kent Augustine (right) compete in the final round of the LG Mobile U.S. National Texting Championships in New York City. Wierschke won first place and was awarded $50,000. 

    GOOD DAY FOR:

    iNostalgia

    Entrepreneurial eBay users start selling first-generation iPhones (which came out in 2007) for the hefty price of $10,000. [New York Daily News]

    Being glued to your smartphone
    A 17-year-old from Wisconsin takes home $50,000 after he places first in LG’s Texting Championship. [Death & Taxes]

    Keepin’ it fresh
    The prisoners at Guantanamo Bay have reportedly been watching a lot of ’90s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. [New York]

    GOOD DAY FOR:

    iNostalgia
    Entrepreneurial eBay users start selling first-generation iPhones (which came out in 2007) for the hefty price of $10,000. [New York Daily News]

    Being glued to your smartphone
    A 17-year-old from Wisconsin takes home $50,000 after he places first in LG’s Texting Championship. [Death & Taxes]

    Keepin’ it fresh
    The prisoners at Guantanamo Bay have reportedly been watching a lot of ’90s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. [New York]

    BAD DAY FOR:

    Maternal instincts
    A New Jersey woman sues after footage from her instructional breastfeeding video is spliced into a porn video. [Gothamist]

    Butt dialing
    A Pennsylvania man accidentally dials 911 during a drug deal, and is arrested after his entire conversation with his dealer is recorded. [AP]

    Proofreading
    Wales’ Western Mail accidentally publishes “LOL” in a photo caption about the victim of a fatal car crash. [Gawker]

    (Source: theweek.com)