Jon Stewart's replacement knows the anchor desk

Also: All-clear sounded after snowstorm / Carly Rae stiffs Boy Scouts / Princess Leia's return / 'Literally' redefined

March 6, 2013

John Oliver'THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART' ... WITH JOHN OLIVER. Jon Stewart's taking the summer off to direct a movie. His anchor-desk replacement? "Senior British Correspondent" John Oliver.
* Oliver's no stranger to hosting a comedy news show. Exhibit A: His weekly satiric podcast, The Bugle.

* Chicago's bike lanes have their own snow-removal teams.
* Flow chart designed to help win any argument over climate change.
 
'BOY SCOUTS HAVE NO ONE FAMOUS TO PLAY AT THEIR JAMBOREE BECAUSE THEY KICK OUT GAY KIDS.' Dana Liebelson writes in Mother Jones: "This is the first year ... the Boy Scouts have been without any entertainment because of the ban."
* Carly Rae Jepsen's cancellation tweet:

* Chicago's mysterious Twitter riddler, Marty Rudolf of Chicago.

THE SEQUESTER'S WORKING FOR SOME OF US. Despite the gloom that's descended on the federal budget, the Dow closed yesterday a record high. Will it be remembered as "the day investors ignored the boy who cried wolf"?
* Reasons the Dow's rally may feel empty.

GOOD NEWS FOR THE SWISS ARMY. Over flight attendants' objections, pocket knives will be allowed on U.S. airlines for the first time since 9/11.
* Blaming sequester, White House cancels tours.
* Obama dials down sequesteria.
* In new bio, Fox News chief calls Obama "lazy," misattributing the word to Obama himself.

Carrie Fisher speaking at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International in San Diego (Gage Skidmore)RETURN OF THE PRINCESS. Carrie Fisher reveals she'll return as Leia Organa in the new Star Wars movies.
* Harrison Ford set for "Anchorman 2."

FACEBOOK OVERHAUL. A makeover to be announced tomorrow reportedly will include bigger photos -- and bigger ads.
* Study finds only about a third of your friends see typical Facebook post.
* Chicago cops warn of cell phone store robberies.

ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF WHY TEXT SHOULD BE TEXT. It would've prevented embarrassing designs like this one.
* Supermarket magazine cover-up: Guns OK, breasts not so much.
* A new kind of newspaper subscription: Pay for Sunday print Tribune and online membership, get a tablet as part of the deal.

THIS WILL LITERALLY GENERATE COMMENTS BELOW THIS BLOG POST. The informal definition of "literally" -- the one that means not literally -- is creeping into dictionaries.


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