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San Diego via Rockport, Mass.
Engagement Editor — U-T San Diego

Public engagement director, @UTsandiego • President, @sdspj • National board member, @spj_tweets • The T. is for tweets too much. (Thoreau, actually.)

Leonard Nimoy: His own words on Spock, Star Trek and space — Everyone's favorite Vulcan died Friday at 83 and practically everyone wrote a tribute about his stellar life. Here are five emotional quotes from the man behind the most logical character in pop culture.

10 things Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek's timeless Spock, taught us — The news set its phasers to stun Friday. He really did take us where no one had been before, with his acting in a space-age series that has endured for decades on television and in the movies and in our hearts. Live long and prosper. He did.

The dress debate: White and gold! Blue and black! Color war! — Forget red and blue states. America has a deeper division, over a dress. When Tumblr user Swiked posted a photo of a dress and asked friends if it was white and gold, or blue and black, the response was, in a word, ridiculous. In two words? Ridiculously awesome.

Massachusetts website Ship Snow Yo mails it across U.S. — Want a throw a snowball but you live in a warm climate? A man from Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass., has just the thing. And Kyle Waring will gladly help you because you'd be helping him: By helping him clear his yard of more snow than you can imagine.

ESPN suspends Keith Olbermann for calling Penn State 'pitiful' — Today's reminder to think before you tweet comes courtesy of sportscaster Keith Olbermann and ESPN, which has suspended the alternately snarky and loquacious commentator for the rest of the week for a comment that was truly pitiful.

Watch Sesame Street videos spoof 'Birdman', 'House of Cards' — Maybe C is really for ", action!" Suddenly, Sesame Street is streets ahead of everyone else making funny videos. OK, not suddenly. The Street has been poking fun at pop culture for years as YouTube proves. Its parodies of Homeland, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean and The Karate Kid all have more than 1 million views.

Joan Rivers missing from Academy Awards 'in memoriam' tribute — The oversight was glaring. Joan Rivers, who died in September at the age of 81, was a staple of the red carpet at the Academy Awards and in 1995 she changed the entire direction of the show when she first asked: "Who are you wearing?"

Sean Penn's 'green card' joke 'hilarious' to Alejandro González Iñárritu — You know who wasn't offended by Sean Penn's green card joke at the Academy Awards? Alejandro González Iñárritu, whose movie "Birdman" won Best Picture at the end of Sunday night's show, as Penn asked tens of millions of TV viewers: "Who gave this son of a bitch his green card?"

Goldman Sachs shows how serious Chargers are about Carson stadium — Carson officials showed their enthusiasm, and Goldman Sachs executive Tim Romer, a longtime Chargers adviser, showed his hand at a news conference Friday, angering members of the Mayor's Office who were told a month ago a report of a Chargers stadium deal in L.A. was untrue.

Chargers, Raiders pursuit of shared stadium in Carson roils fans — The proposal dropped like a bomb in the L.A. Times Thursday night and reverberated quickly across all of California: The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders "are moving forward together on a plan to build a $1.7-billion NFL stadium in Carson that they will share," the Times reported.
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Mar 01, 2015

Been too long since I devoured a novel in a day. Thank you @neilhimself for "The Ocean at the End of the Lane." It was sad, lovely, lasting.

Mar 01, 2015

RT @ArashMarkazi: If you missed Ronda Rousey's fight, it's on Instagram. Not the highlights. The whole fight. #14Seconds

Feb 28, 2015

@vosdscott @brantwill @davidlizerbram Funny that Lucchino gets credit for building the ballpark bc of Prop C. But City Hall does not.

Feb 28, 2015

@vosdscott @brantwill @davidlizerbram So Petco is the city's big 1990s accomplishment? How about adopting council districts in 92? Big deal.

Feb 28, 2015

@brantwill @vosdscott @davidlizerbram I don't disagree. Been waiting to debate a plan that might have a chance since the doomed one In 2003.

Feb 28, 2015

@brantwill @vosdscott @davidlizerbram IDK. I've always thought Chargers would get a new stadium in MV. Different destination than downtown.

Feb 28, 2015

@thisbrokenwheel S2 got super silly. If you're worried about that, maybe jump to S3 first. And if you enjoy it, then continue with S2.

Feb 28, 2015

@Freshershest @vosdscott @davidlizerbram Not sure Chargers need to win in this environment as the Padres (nearly) did. Couldn't hurt tho.

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