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The big news in the soccer world this week is the General Motors sponsorship of commercial behemoth Manchester United. The mud has been flying (off the pitch, not on it), and GM have busily parlayed accusations of favoring European sponsorships into grand "global" statements following the announcement in Shanghai. GM is the world's largest automobile producer, and United are often referred to as the biggest football club in the world. When these titans decided to jump into bed together, there ha... [Read more]

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The Weekly Toast 12/23/11

December 23, 2011
THIS WEEK: In space, no one can hear you squeam...So ronery...My precious... • The official trailer for Ridley Scott’s Alien spin-off Prometheus surfaced. No aliens appear but there’s plenty of devastation and a tagline that reads “They went looking for our beginning, what they found could be our end." Looks intense. • Notoriously unstable couple Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel reportedly got engaged. • Nobody doubted Julianne Moore’s ability to take on Tina Fey’s definitive portrait... [Read more]

China vs. GaGa

August 25, 2011
China’s Ministry of Culture took a 1984-inspired turn this week when it ordered the deletion of songs by Lady GaGa, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Beyonce, Britney Spears and the Backstreet Boys from its music download sites. The Asian superpower claimed they were taking action in order to maintain “national cultural security” in the face of such subversive tracks as the Backstreet Boys I Want It That Way. China’s cultural security was thought to have been previously handed ov... [Read more]

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