The Washington Times - January 29, 2010, 04:42PM

Today’s Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Video: Stewart rips Matthews on “forgot Obama was black” moment, Mummified woman’s daughter runs for office, and More airlines make large passengers buy two seats.

  • Hot Air: VIDEO: Stewart rips Matthews on “forgot Obama was black” moment

Jon Stewart calls Chris Matthews “a Scotch away from becoming Ron Burgundy,” and that’s not the best line in this clip from Mediaite, where Stewart and Wyatt Cenac tear into Chris Matthews and his “big thinking” on race after the State of the Union speech.
  • UPI:Mummified woman’s daughter runs for office

A California woman named a “person of interest” after her mother’s mummified corpse was discovered is running for her local city council.

Yahoo:More airlines make large passengers buy two seats
But an outcry among passengers, tired of their seatmates taking up more than their fair share of jealously-guarded seat space, is said to have played a role in the airlines new rules for transporting “customers of size.” Where a terse “we have no policy” was once the standard response, United adopted new regulations in 2009. Customers who were unable to confine themselves to one seat would be required to buy a second, should the crew be unable to reseat them.