FIRST THINGS FIRST: One man is defying the shutdown by providing a service to the American people. His thoughts on the shutdown are more American than apple pie.
-An op-ed in The Seattle Times takes fans to task for not being better fans during the bad times for the Seahawks. Danielle Campoamor says she isn't against people joining the bandwagon, she just doesn't want them to leave at the first big loss.
-SNL's two black cast members disagree on what the show should do about its lack of diversity. Andrew says the show has a bigger problem: It isn't very good.