February 19, 2015 |
Michelle Obama on Funny or Die? In a bid to spread her message about the importance of healthy eating for kids, the first lady appears on one of the Funny or Die's rudest shows, "Billy on the Street", in which host Billy Eichner rudely descends on unwary New York pedestrians to ask them questions about pop culture. Some say this doesn't seem the most dignified arena for the usually elegant first lady. Stranger still, FLOTUS is accompanied by a friend - Sesame Street 's Big Bird . In the vid, they dance, chat, and generally hang out with Eichner in the grocery isle of a Washington-area supermarket.
November 19, 2013 |
Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin's versatility and veteran savvy have contributed to a defense that has shown steady progression the last seven weeks. Barwin set the tone, especially in the first half during Sunday's 24-16 win over the Washington Redskins that snapped the Eagles' 10-game losing streak at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles led by 17-0 at halftime, and Barwin had five tackles and the key defensive play of the opening two quarters, a sack of quarterback Robert Griffin III that forced a fumble.
December 30, 2012
R.I.P. Whitney Houston. Retweet for respect. - @obeyMJ, Feb. 11 Many did as @obeyMJ asked, for one of the year's most retweeted tweets. I Deeply Apologize To The McClain Family For Retweeting Their Address. It Was A Mistake. Please Leave The McClain's In Peace. Justice In Court. - Spike Lee, March 29 The film director, incensed at the killing of teenager Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., tweeted what he mistakenly thought was the address of alleged shooter George Zimmerman.
November 7, 2012 |
IT'S BEEN only-God-knows how long since anyone has been able to watch TV without being bombarded with annoying presidential campaign ads. Barring any unexpected controversies (cough, cough, voter ID, cough), those annoying 30-second clips should end when Election Day draws to a close Tuesday night. In a somewhat masochistic move, the Daily News sat through repeated viewings of some of President Obama's and Mitt Romney's ads to find the best and worst of the campaign propaganda that's been blasted over the airwaves.
October 29, 2012
WHADDYA gonna be this Halloween? You mean you haven't decided yet? No worries. We've got you covered. Of course, you've gotta be current - Harry Potter might still be popular, but he is sooo four years ago - and it wouldn't hurt if you were at least a little bit something else. Like hilarious. (Andy Reid's mustache!) Or hot. (Melissa Gorga in gold lame!) Could be scary. (Zombies!) Or sassy. (Blue Ivy Carter!) Maybe a little bit controversial. (Who woulda thought, but Big Bird, Bert or Ernie!
October 9, 2012 |
We at "SideShow" love, love, wuvvvv the Internets! They supply us with lovely fun for moments at a time. Guess who's the new viral hero of the Web! If you answered Mr. Rogers , you . . . read ahead! Fred McFeely Rogers , whose show Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood went from 1968 to 2001 and whose life went from 1928 to 2003, is now a viral bomb, yo. Back in May 1969, he appeared before the U.S. Senate to defend PBS; President Richard M. Nixon wanted to cut its $20 million grant in half.
October 5, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Big Bird has never been so hot. Saturday Night Live , Jimmy Fallon, Piers Morgan, the Today show and Good Morning America all asked for appearances from the Sesame Street character on Thursday after he was unexpectedly thrust into the presidential campaign by Mitt Romney. Sesame Workshop says the giant yellow Muppet is declining all appearances, but there was this tweet from Big Bird on the Sesame Street account: "My bed time is usually 7:45, but I was really tired yesterday and fell asleep at 7!
November 23, 2011
At my house, Thanksgiving isn't about what's on our plates the day of the Big Meal. Sure, we prepare the usual turkey with mashed potatoes, candied sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, jellied cranberries, and pumpkin pie. The cousins, aunts, and uncles show up for the high school football game; everyone catches up on all the news; and we all reflect on what we have to be thankful for. But these things are just a prelude to the...
December 8, 2010 |
WASHINGTON - Tianna Gaines-Turner came face to face Tuesday with Elmo, her Sesame Street hero and fellow hunger fighter. She may never be the same. Gaines-Turner, 31, of Frankford, is one of the Witnesses to Hunger, part of an advocacy program of women in poverty started at the Drexel University School of Public Health. On Tuesday, she traveled to the Capital Area Food Bank to be part of the start of a national healthy-foods and antihunger campaign begun by Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit that produces Sesame Street.
May 14, 2010 |
Scott Fraser is prepping for the birding big time. So he doesn't just have his binoculars and his scope. He's got his iPhone with its super birding app. He's got his navigational GPS. On a day in the field, he'll be calling and texting, ever in search of feathered updates. And, yes, har har , he'll be tweeting. In the normal birding world, new technologies and social networking have transformed the way people find birds, identify them, and learn to recognize their songs.