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The Daily Show is reporting that Punxsutawney Phil has been reassigned for statements he made during last week’s Groundhog Day celebration in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. After attempting to use media attention to warn against the dangers of anthropogenic climate change, Phil was put back in his hole. Not a week later, he has been reassigned to…

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has nominated “An Inconvenient Truth” for an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature. The announcement was made this morning. Prepare yourself for savage overuse of the phrase “liberal Hollywood elite” and its permutations between now and the February 28 awards show. Al Gore, unsurprisingly, is thrilled that the…