Late Night Links and Muhammad Ali is 70

Happy Birthday, Muhammad Ali: 70 Iconic Images for 70 Years.

Number of dead rises to eleven, at least 29 remain missing; coastguard tells captain to “get on board now” in angry audio recording.

Gingrich: Defund Planned Parenthood and Give The Money To Adoption Services

BLT Steak in Washington, DC  Where Barack took Michelle to eat for her birthday. Check out the menu. Bet she went with the 1%.

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Want to leave a Facebook post after your time is up? There’s an app for that.

It’s called “If I Die,” and lets you leave a Facebook message behind that is not to be posted until after your earthly demise.

Gary Baumgarten spoke with several Facebook users to get their take on the app, and the reactions were mixed. Some were not overly enamored with the premise, while others admitted to seeing some purpose with the program.



Yes, we said free government cell phones. There’s a little known government program called Lifeline Assistance that provides free cell phones and free minutes for needy Americans. And as the economy slows down, the program speeds up.

Here are ten surprising facts about free government cell phones and the people who have them.

1. Over 10 million free government cell phones are now in use. The program began in 1999 with landline phones, but since the first wireless phone was handed out in mid-2008 its growth has accelerated rapidly.

2. In 38 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico, companies offer government cell phones. The program has come a long way quickly since it began in Tennessee in mid-2008 — expect coverage in all states soon.

3. You can qualify for a free government cell phone simply by accepting other government assistance. Medicaid, food stamps, SSI, National School Lunch, Section 8 Housing, etc. Don’t worry about providing proof. The program will take your word for it.

4. You can qualify for a free government cell phone in some states if your household income is 150% of the poverty level. Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Rhode Island and Texas, to be specific. But in all the other states you can qualify with an income 135% of federal poverty guidelines.



RIP: Jimmy “The Everything Man” Castor, funk music legend, dead at 64.

Pinkberry co-founder Young Lee allegedly beat up homeless man over sexually explicit tattoo.

Oh, Bother: Brits Say Modern Winnie the Pooh Riddled With Americanisms.

Quentin Tarantino’s Top 11 Films of 2011.


Pool Table Car: The fully-functional car that doubles as a regulation-size pool table.


Died and groom: Grief-stricken bridegroom marries DEAD girlfriend in grim Thai ceremony

Obama Names Former Bain Employee As Acting OMB Director

Occupy Wall Street Running Out of Cash After They Blow Through Most of Their $700K Bank Account…

Occupy Arrests

Oversight subcommittee to hold hearing on Occupy DC camp

MSNBC’s Wagner: Audience Booing Black Journalist A “Telling Moment”