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Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Tonight on TDS, Retired General and (apparently) current (sort-of) arms merchant  Stanley McChrystal, who's got a book to sell; and on TCR, NFL-guy, guitarist, (straight) gay activist, video game hero, and all-around Renaissance man Chris Kluwe.   .
sausage grinder of snark

So here's (I think) how I'm going to do this: put together & post these grids of guests with relevant links at the beginning of the week, and then either 1)re-post them all week, 2) re-post only the relevant sections each day 3)link back to Monday's post all week. 1) is easiest but takes up lots of screen space; 2) might require some boilerplate explanation; 3) is laziest but maybe more troublesome for readers. You'll note there's an actual poll tonight -- lemme know.
And I do intend to keep putting up something new & relevant each night. For instance:

And since TDS is apparently tackling guns today, I just have to post this (source looks legit to me):

A former Special Forces general with a storied career, McChrystal was the architect of President Obama’s Afghanistan war strategy in 2009. But his career ended in 2010 after the publication of “Runaway General,” a Rolling Stone profile that quoted his staff making disparaging remarks about Obama administration officials.

The controversy made him a household name, forced him to resign and sparked a debate over Afghanistan counterinsurgency doctrine. It did not prevent him from following a well-worn path from four-star rank to corporate boardrooms.

The newly retired general founded McChrystal Group, a consultancy, and was appointed chairman of the board of Siemens Government Systems, a German-owned firm, as well as to seats on the board of JetBlue and Navistar.

Unlike these firms, Knowledge International is obscure and a non-public company. Its parent company, EAI, is very close to the government of the UAE and handles major weapon purchases for the UAE military...

 So that's to read just in case that interview disappoints...

(ColbertNewsHub has details, should you be interested. So, of course, does www.thedailyshow.com/guests)
The Daily Show
Mon
1/7/13
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
RottenTomatoes
youtube
 not-the-movie youtube
Tues
1/8/13
Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal,  My Share of the Task: A Memoir CBS Sunday jan 6
Washington Post
 Amazon
McChrystal Group
 USAtoday
 B&N
 WSJ
NYMag
 NYTimes

Notable: wow, people all over the world hate drones! Despite not having been killed by them, even.
Also: McChrystal Working for UAE-Owned Arms Brokerage

Weds
1/9/13
Jeff Bridges, author The Dude and the Zen Master
Amazon
AV Club
 B&N
 SweepingZen
USA Today
 Facebook More Facebook
 NYTimes
 Ahambala Sun LATimes
dudeism.com
Kirkus
Zen Peacemakers.org
werd.com
LA Library Foundation
voicesplaces.com

Notable though irrelevant: Jeff Bridges  to make movie from book that will be completely spoiled by being put on screen.

Thurs
1/10/13
Josh Brolin, Gangster Squad moviesite
 RottenTomatoes
NYTimes
 ooh, a 'Pacific inferiority complex' review
 cinemablend.com quote: "unapologetic in its historical discrepancies...looks like extracted more context from a video game (L.A. Noire maybe) than reality"
 a bit of that history
The Colbert Report
Mon
1/7/13
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, discussing "upcoming ventures" -- i.e. 'we need a last-minute guest!'
I assume.
Tues
1/8/13
Football player/musician/gamer/gay activist/internet hero Chris Kluwe.
Weds
1/9/13
Paleontologist/evolutionary biologist/science writer Neil Shubin, author of "The Universe Within: Discovering the Common History of Rocks, Planets, and People."
Goodreads  
NYJournal of books
 Amazon
 Publishers Weekly
B&N
Kirkus (starred review)
 Scientific American
 (recommended)
 Library Journal
Nature (firewall)
 Pantheon (publisher)
 previous appearance
Thurs
1/10/13
Musician Ben Gibbard, with (first) solo album Former Lives.
Facebook
 youtube
 LATimes
 Rolling Stone
 Pitchfork
Metacritic
Stereogum
 AV Club
Paste Magazine

Best quote: Paste Magazine "For the first time in his career, Gibbard sounds his age (36), with hardly a dance or laugh to be had over the record’s 12 songs. This shift to a more NPR-ready sound..."

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