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Good day, bad day: September 13, 2012

SNL gets a brand new Obama, while Amanda Bynes is caught allegedly toking up in her very messy car — and more winners and losers of today's news cycle

GOOD DAY FOR: 

Facebook activism
A new study suggests that social networks like Facebook are more effective at getting people to vote than television ads or phone calls. [Discovery News]

The not-particularly-thirsty
The New York City Board of Health approves a ban on sugary drinks larger than 16-ounces at restaurants, concession stands, and other eateries. [Slate]

Color corrections
SNL announces that actually African-American cast-member Jay Pharaoh will take over as the show's go-to Obama impersonator, releasing Fred Armisen (who's of Venezuelan-German-Japanese extraction) of his duties. [The Daily What]

BAD DAY FOR: 

Smut
In its first week of sales, No Easy Day, Navy SEAL Matt Bissonnette's firsthand account of the 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden, sells more copies than Fifty Shades of Grey. [Death & Taxes]

Being untidy
A photographer obsessively documents actress Amanda Bynes allegedly smoking marijuana in her car, surrounded by junk food wrappers (!) and other debris. [Buzzfeed

Rebranding
Online marketplace eBay unveils its brand new logo — less "spunky," more "corporate" — and faces lukewarm reviews. [Geekosystem]

For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: September 12, 2012

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