5. Columbia University's basketball team. It would have been a big upset if Columbia had beat #2 Michigan State Friday night, but they almost pulled it off. Until the Michigan State crowd started chanting the wrong shot clock countdown. By staying a couple of seconds behind the real shot clock time, the crowd psyched out Columbia's offense, who committed a shot clock violation and lost the ball. Then, on the very next play, the crowd did it again, and Columbia fell for it again. Personally, I've never been so proud of my alma mater. Roar, Lions, roar!

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4. Liz Cheney, because even her own sister thinks she's on the wrong side of history. Sisters Mary and Liz Cheney have entered into an ugly public feud over the legalization of gay marriage. On Sunday, Liz appeared on Fox News to clarify her stance on gay marriage, saying "I do believe it's an issue that's got to be left up to states. I do believe in the traditional definition of marriage." Mary's spouse Heather Poe responded to Liz on Facebook, and Mary shared Poe's status with the comment "Liz - this isn't just an issue on which we disagree - you're just wrong - and on the wrong side of history." She might as well have added, "For f*ck's sake, even dad supports gay marriage now."

 


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3. Fans of Doris Lessing. Though she lived to the ripe old age of 94, fans and the world at large are still experiencing a major loss today following the news that novelist and poet Doris Lessing died yesterday. Her award-winning works included everything from operas to short stories, but she is perhaps best known for 1962's The Golden Notebook. But most importantly, the world lost a hilariously crochety old lady writer, who wasn't afraid to tell off annoying journalists, as she did these poor dudes when they informed her she'd won the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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