The Tie: Rust, yellow, black and cream stripes.
Number 5: The crowds have waited hours to say their farewell to Sen. Edward Kennedy at his brother's Presidential Library in Boston. A private mass at Cape Cod, then an 80-plus motorcade to Boston. Andrea Mitchell reports from the state capital of Massachusetts.
And who will fill the seat that now stands vacant, now that a interim senator will be named? The law needs to be change by the Democrats, and Gov. Deval Patrick will fill in the story. Howard Fineman, what can you tell us?
Number 4: There is a Twitter feed now on the vigil from the Kennedy family, and then there is the whole health care he fought for. Sen John McCain (R-AZ) was asked about the possible spark on the whole enchilada, and slammed him. He's willing to cross party lines, and the members of the Good Oldboysandgirls Party voted against it, and then the public option as well. Lawrence O'Donnell joins us to dissect this like a frog in biology class.
Oddball: Krakatoa, East of Java blew up in 1883. Craig Kilborn and the 1969 movie producer flunked geography. Krakatoa was actually northwest of Java. A Chinese woman has kung fu nunnery. And before she cut her head, she pulled eight cars with her locks. London Zoo's female gorilla population has a photo of a French gorilla coming soon.
Best Persons: 3 - The Murdoch Street Journal had a conflict with Mark Penn. 2 - Steve Inskeep of NPR didn't fall for Michael Steele Sieve's trap. 1 - A AstroTurf conservative group is suspending their health care ad campaign due to the death of Sen. Kennedy.
Musical Segue: The Chairman of the Board's "The Best is Yet To Come."
Number 3: Say hello to Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) who had a faux pas on the wording of "The Great White Hope" and was unaware about the traditional GOP white person seven months into Obama's presidential term. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said it was a Freudian slip and apologized, and oh here we go...
Number 2 (Worst Persons in the World)
Bronze - Skeezix attacked MSNBC as paranoid and racist. Pot, kettle.
Silver - Professor Harold Hill's 46-sponsorless attack has him hiding and said he'll be stronger. And watch MSNBC, he says, for a terrible event.
Gold - Those douchenozzles of Rep. Wally Herger (R-CA) are now on videotape. Now all of those involved are making up lies about it.
Number 1: Mis Wasilla 1984 stood up another group in Alaska after praising Prof. Harold Hill, and meanwhile, embattled Gov. Mark Sanford (R-SC) is now possibly Hiking The Old Impeachment TrailSM by avoiding the possible impeachment by holding a presser, and Christian Finnegan delivers the punchline, thank you.
And don't forget (weather permitting here in Philly), JFein will be in for me tomorrow night. I'll see you on Monday (8/31).