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Engagement Editor — U-T San Diego

Engagement director, @sdut • President, @sdspj • Western region director, @spj_tweets • The T. is for tweets too much. (Thoreau, actually.)

Plane poop pours on party, prompting party pooper quips — Why not write a story about poop jokes that makes a "p" joke in the headline? And what a story this is. In Levittown, Penn., (another "p"!), a sweet 16 celebration proved pretty crappy when (let's paint a picture) brown liquid dropped from the sky onto a tarp a family had purchased to protect people.

Top Ten David Letterman Late Show San Diego and Tijuana Jokes — David Letterman will say goodbye to television and to us Wednesday after 33 years and more than 6,000 late-night TV shows. Here are the Top Ten Ways Letterman Referred to San Diego and Tijuana in Late Show Top Ten Lists as our way of recognizing his genius.

Is this Chargers stadium rendering an L.A. retread? — New renderings unveiled by San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer's Chargers stadium task force Monday, like all drawings of proposed stadiums, are colorful and pretty and designed to get hometown fans excited about an expensive but unique project that could transform.... What's that? They're not unique? Oh.

Starbucks manager's epic rant caught on video costs her job — Last week a Starbucks supervisor acted like one particular customer was entirely, completely, absolutely wrong in a minute-long rant caught on multiple cell phone cameras and shared by the customer who bore the brunt of it. Two videos of the encounter have now combined for four million views.

ASU hit batter catches pitch, tosses it to pitcher — This Arizona State University baseball player did something you have never seen. Hit by a pitch in a game against Washington State University, Sun Devils outfielder Johnny Sewald walked to first base -- and into the realm of legend -- after catching the pitch and calmly tossing it back to the pitcher.

San Diego storm brings record rain, delay at Petco Park — More rain fell at Lindbergh Field Thursday night than had ever soaked San Diego in a day in the month of May. At Petco Park, the team experienced its fifth-ever rain delay and only the sixth delay of any kind in a game at Petco Park.

Harry Shearer leaves 'The Simpsons,' Mr. Burns to be recast — Harry Shearer will no longer be the voice of God. Or Montgomery Burns. Or Ned Flanders. Or Rev. Lovejoy. Or McBain. Or supporting man. Or unnamed emcee. A contract dispute means Shearer will no longer be the voice of dozens of characters on "The Simpsons," America's first family of animated comedy.

American flag challenges leave people desecrating, defending it — When other people stomped on the flag as a form of protest, Arizona's Bryce Wagoner started a movement. Judging by social shares and media coverage, his has become the more popular form of protest.

Naked final exam a requirement in UCSD visual arts course — A nude performance is the final requirement of an arts course called "Performing the Self" at the University of California San Diego, and the mother of one student is angry about it. Professor Ricardo Dominguez, who has taught it for 11 years, says it's his first complaint. She says it's "just wrong."

Mars sunsets are blue, photo by NASA Curiosity rover shows — Blue moon? How about a blue sun? On the red planet. NASA has shared a beautiful image of a blue sunset on Mars. The @MarsCuriosity Twitter account shared the spectacular image Friday night with a couplet from T.S. Eliot: "Let us go then, you and I/When the evening is spread out against the sky."
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May 24, 2015

@wetodded Appreciate the feedback but in San Diego vernacular, this is kind of a big deal.

May 24, 2015

@dajmeyer Trolley? :) East Village might be good. Whatever the hassle, it'll pale to the excellence of the show. Have fun!

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