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The One Where Bill Maher Gets Clobbered By A Knuckle Sandwich Of Fact

Like many Americans, I watch Bill Maher's "Real Time" show with a mixture of genuine amusement and disquieting pause. There are just some topics that Mr. Maher seems to prefer to cover with glibness rather than with an actual honest conversation. Religion, specifically Islam, is one of those topics. This clip, which comes at a tail end of the conversation about the attacks at Benghazi and the nature of democratic revolution in the Islamic world, finally sees him getting his comeuppance courtesy of the brilliant Glenn Greenwald.

The One Where Bill Maher Gets Clobbered By A Knuckle Sandwich Of Fact

While it's clear that Maher is out of his depth here, the core argument here about fundamentalism and violence is worth talking about. Here are two good takes, from David Atkins and Digby, both courtesy of The Dish.

Andrew Garfield with Stephen Colbert.

Andrew Garfield came onto “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” to promote his new movie, “tick, tick… Boom.” What he gave instead was a truly touching story about love and loss, with a refreshing and relatable twist.

The sweet moment comes at the four-minute mark of the interview, where Colbert asked Garfield how playing Broadway composer Jonathan Larson (who died suddenly of a heart issue at the upswing of his creative career) helped him process the unexpected loss of his mother.

Instead of wishing the pain away, Garfield states, “I hope this grief stays with me.”

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Jimmy Fallon #MyFamilyIsWeird.

It’s that time of year again, the holiday season is when we get the pleasure of spending way more time than we’re used to with our families. For those of us who’ve moved away from our immediate families, the holidays are a great time to reacquaint ourselves with old traditions and to realize that some of them may be a little strange.

Every family seems to have its own brand of weirdness. In fact, I wouldn’t trust anyone who says that their family is completely normal.

On November 18, “The Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon gave everyone a reason to celebrate their unique families by asking them to share their favorite stories under #MyFamilyIsWeird. The responses were everything from odd holiday traditions to family members that may have a screw (or two!) loose.

Here are 17 of the funniest responses.

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