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Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 11/07/2011

Lunchline: Redskins still losing

There is a situation unfolding in State College, Penn. that has top officials stepping down due to allegations of child abuse by a former football coach. Penn State transposed is read "state pen."

Want to be an "occupier"? It's easy, just step right up and buy a T-shirt . As protests continue to unfold around the country surrounding the movement, some people are actually trying to find a way to make a buck off it. People have been rushing to the trademark office to patent the term "Occupy Wall Street" and the irony of this fact is not lost on anyone. The Post's Paul Elias chronicles the commercialization of the demonstration movement sweeping the nation.

I can't imagine that getting hit with a golf ball is very fun . And when you're trying to worship, the threat of cascading Titleists is not very good for business. At TopGolf in Alexandria, apparently the driving range is creating a major hazard for Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church and its members. So much so, that the church has taken the entertainment facility to court. The Post's Justin Jouvenal reports on the legal battle surrounding this alleged public nuisance.

It's 2011 and time we made some adjustments to what we consider "classics." The new millenium is close to 11 years old — depending on how you count — and the pop culture cognoscenti are trying to re-establish what embodies this day's pulse. And whether you like it or not, the Black Eyed Peas, Uggs and "The Wire" are most certainly on Slate's list. Slate's staff put together a list of all the best things since 2000, and it's very on point.


Molly Katchpole, 22, is making ends meet with worn thru slippers and on all fronts aside from being credited for making Bank of America back down from proposed monthly debit card fees due to her online petition thru change.org in Washington, DC on November 3, 2011. (Photo by Linda Davidson / The Washington Post) (Linda Davidson - THE WASHINGTON POST)
The woman credited with bringing down Bank of America's $5 debit card use fees has a cool tattoo . She also needs a job. Molly Katchpole got all sorts of attention for her role in igniting a nationwide movement, but now, the news outlets have stopped calling and she's still living in her Eastern Market basement apartment with only a part-time gig. The Post's Ian Shapira profiles Katchpole, a millennial who considers herself, "an activist at heart."

Last week I told you that the Redskins were garbage . This week, I'll tell you: I told you so. The burgundy and gold showed up on Sunday with another moribund effort and the score didn't indicate how non-competitive this game was. It's pretty clear at this point that going away from Rex Grossman was a ridiculous knee-jerk reaction to one bad game. This look on the face of head coach Mike Shanahan pretty much sums it up. You made your bed, dude. Sleep in it.

Extra Bites

• I've heard of some creepy things in my life, but exhuming bodies, mummifying them, then dressing them up as dolls is a 10 on the yikes scale, in my book. Some guy in Russia has apparently been doing this for years. Oy.

• The MTV Europe Awards were last night and Lady Gaga was the big winner. Shout out to my cousin Dwayne who plays sax in Bruno Mars' band, who also had a big night on stage.

• I always have been and always will be scared of everything that happens in Antarctica.

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