Via jwz: The Daily Show accumulates its current footage of other TV shows from a set of 15 assorted Series 1 TiVos. For show use, clips are copied to analog Beta tapes and hand-carried to the editing bays. As snazzy as the show looks on TV, they really are using the bulk of their budget to pay talent. Sets are a one-time expense.
Michael Phelps won his eighth gold medal, as expected. Unreal, but absolutely expected.
Little League has a new thing this year I really don't care for. The World Series uniforms have a new patch arc just above the LL logo on the left sleeve. It says "I WON'T CHEAT!" What an insult. There is no need to make a big public declaration of something which should be a given. It's demeaning to suggest otherwise.