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Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 11/18/2011

Lunchline: Metro employees are overworked

Tim Tebow is the man in my book. People hate on this guy all day and all night, but all he does is win football games in the NFL. He did it again last night against the Jets and it was glorious. As long as people hate him, I will love him.

The occupiers made their boldest move yet in the D.C. area Thursday , with a fun little trip to Key Bridge as the sun was going down. They marched all the way from K Street, past Georgetown Cupcake, over the Potomac but not quite all the way to Virginia. The police were everywhere, as were the media, and even the U.S. Coast Guard made an appearance. The protesters messed up traffic a bit, but otherwise it was a relatively serene demonstration. The Post's Annie Gowen and Katie Rogers report on the scene.

Metro's employees work too much . That might sound stunning to you if you're used to seeing station managers chilling on the side while you struggle with a problem, but it's true. A recent study done by the transit agency shows that the number of hours worked in safety-critical jobs is severely high and could be affecting the fatigue level of those on the job. Tired workers = more potential for mistakes. The Post's Ovetta Wiggins and Dana Hedgpeth report on the change in policy for working hours.

My kid brother is a monster at Angry Birds . He's in elementary school. He also knows his way around an iPhone better than I did the multiplication tables when I was his age. Kids these days grow up with tablets and devices as their primary source of interaction and some scientists are worried about this trend. As apps designed specifically for children mushroom across the market, experts wonder if mobile device are harmful to children. The Post's Cecilia Kang reports.


Regis Philbin attends a press conference on his departure from "LIVE! with Regis and Kelly" at ABC Studios on November 17, 2011 in New York City. (Rob Kim - GETTY IMAGES)
Today is Regis Philbin's last day on his daily morning television show . To be clear, I love Regis. He's pretty much exactly what he appears to be, an old school television yakker, without much else there. He's managed to make quite the career out of it and his send off was spectacular. The Post's Emily Yahr live-blogged the program, which likely won't be the last time you see him on your television.

I was in the building when Dwayne DeRosario scored that glorious hat trick against Real Salt Lake. It was seriously one of the most amazing things I've ever seen in RFK Stadium. Leaving the game, I said to the guy next to me, "That performance is going to win DeRo the MVP." He was skeptical, but it turns out, I was right. Even though the team missed the playoffs, DeRosario was unquestionably the player in the league with the most impact. Steven Goff reports on the results of the vote for the trophy.

Extra Bites

• I'm not going to try to convict anybody before they're tried, but a Syracuse basketball assistant coach has been accused of child molestation. I feel like I've already seen this movie, and I don't like it one bit.

• Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher apparently are dunzo. If you care, good for you, because I certainly don't. I'm joking, but they were seriously together for six whole years.

• This commercial is awesome. And it is from Canada. And it includes Johnny Cash. You're welcome.

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