Green Day, Lou Reed, Joan Jett Elected To Rock Hall Of Fame
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Sony Calls Off “The Interview”

Posted 12/18/2014 10:15 am by

It’s not every day that a movie studio is the victim of a concerted terrorist assault, but Sony has found itself besieged on all sides.  Death threats to stars, hackers taking control of computer systems, finished films leaking before release date… Sony is getting a beating, and it’s all because of the leader of North […]

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Oregon Man Throws Pipe Bombs During Police Chase

Posted 12/17/2014 10:30 am by

It’s a scene out of the latest comic book movie.  Police giving chase to a mad driver, who speeds along with one hand on the wheel while throwing bombs out the window with the other.  Except it’s not something from the minds at Marvel, it’s something that’s happening in real life in Clackamas and Multnomah […]

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Joan Jett, Lou Reed, and Green Day To Rock Cleveland’s HOF

Posted 12/16/2014 9:00 am by

Last year, Joan Jett performed with Nirvana and made serious waves during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concert.  The attention must have gotten her noticed by the hall, who decided the year after she blew the roof off the joint performing “Smells Like Teen Spirit” that she deserves to join Nirvana and the […]

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Panthers QB Cam Newton Injured In Car Wreck

Posted 12/10/2014 9:30 am by

When it comes to his play on the football field, Cam Newton has proven himself to be a spectacular NFL player.  He’s not consistent, and he’s not great, but he’s really good in spite of his team’s record.  He’s been to the Pro Bowl twice, and he set all kinds of rookie passer records just a […]

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Mistletoe Drone Strikes Reporter At TGI Friday’s

Posted 12/09/2014 1:40 pm by

Drones are slowly becoming more and more noteworthy as they become more and more available to the general public.  No longer are drones solely the property of the US military.  These days, drones are doing all sorts of tasks, but for the most part, they’re used as publicity stunts or as fun toys to play […]

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Toho Brings Back The Real Godzilla

Posted 12/08/2014 2:45 pm by

When it comes to national icons, there’s nothing more famous in Japan than a giant fire-breathing radioactive lizard with a distinctive roar and a signature pose.  That’s right, Godzilla… the rubber suit Godzilla is as famous as haiku, if not moreso, and is infinitely more recognizable to the average person on the street.  Despite Hollywood’s […]

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DC’s Suicide Squad Movie Is Full Of Big Stars

Posted 12/03/2014 9:45 am by

Six supervillains have been given an impossible mission to accomplish to protect the United States (and the world) from a major threat.  When you’ve got a suicide mission, you’ll be sending the Suicide Squad.  The 80’s comic book has been rebooted, with added Harley Quinn, and now it looks like another modified version of the […]

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Google’s Santa Tracker Goes Live

Posted 12/02/2014 9:15 am by

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.  It’s December, and that means it’s pretty much the beginning of the Christmas season, and there won’t be a non-twinkling light at the end of the tunnel until well into January’s doldrums.  But hey, why knock it when you can join right in?  There are 22 days […]

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“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Teaser Trailer

Posted 11/28/2014 12:30 pm by

There have been a lot of false starts when it comes to the renewal of the Star Wars franchise by current owners Disney.  Every rumor was different:  Yoda was going to get the first movie, there was going to be a Boba Fett TV series, they were all going to be in 3D, blah blah […]

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FDA Adds Calorie Counting Regulations

Posted 11/25/2014 10:15 am by

When it comes to the battle of the bulge, the Food and Drug Administration is not an agency to mess with.  If you lie about your calorie count, they’ll shut you down in a blink.  Americans are eating out more than they ever have, drinking massive sugary drinks and generally gorging themselves even further into […]

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Katy Perry To Bring Her Fireworks To The Super Bowl

Posted 11/24/2014 9:30 am by

She’s one of the biggest stars in what’s left of the music industry, she was part of a huge celebrity marriage and divorce, and now she’ll get to put her talents on display in front of the entire world.  She is none other than Katy Perry, the candy cupcake queen of pop, and she’s going […]

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Buffalo Faces Historic Blizzard

Posted 11/19/2014 2:20 pm by

It doesn’t take a lot of snow to shut down places that aren’t used to snow.  The US South goes mad over six inches of snow; New Zealand closes down for ever less.  The heartier northern types are used to the cold white stuff, so a little snow doesn’t do a lot for them, but […]

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Dumb “Wheel” Contestants Force Pat Sajak Off Stage

Posted 11/12/2014 8:30 am by

Crazy things happen on game shows.  No matter how long you’ve been watching, or how many thousands of episodes you’ve seen, there’s always something new.  Sometimes, it’s a contestant that’s really, really good at the game.  In other cases, it’s a contestant that’s really, really bad at the game.  Usually the ones that are bad […]

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The Veterans Day Round-Up

Posted 11/11/2014 8:00 am by

Veterans make a lot of sacrifices for their country.  From missing time with family to giving up their lives and health in the service of the nation, they give up more so we can enjoy freedom and prosperity.  Lots of people respect them, even criminals.  So when Veterans Day rolls around, retailers line up for […]

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Blizzard Announces Overwatch Squad-Based Shooter

Posted 11/10/2014 8:30 am by

Blizzard is a company that is seeking to reach outside its traditional cash cow and find new ways to remain relevant on the gaming radar.  The Diablo games will probably always make money, because they are excellent and retain a whole lot of play value long after their release, but the company’s money-printing machine is […]

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Apple Malware Strikes China

Posted 11/06/2014 8:00 am by

Apple has a reputation for safety.  However, as phones get more and more sophisticated, the opportunity to pick over phones becomes more and more irresistible for those with bad intentions.  Android phones are at risk, and increasingly, Apple’s safety reputation is being proven to be nothing more than smoke and mirrors, created thanks to little […]

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Berkeley Passes First US Soda Tax

Posted 11/05/2014 8:00 am by

If you can’t ban it, tax it to death.  That’s the mindset of governments, who are increasingly attempting to legislate America into better health.  Their arch-enemy?  Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola, and all the other Cola companies and soda pushers.  New  York banned Big Gulps; Mississippi passed a Freedom of Soda act in retaliation.  However, in Berkeley, California, […]

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Happy Election Day, Voters!

Posted 11/04/2014 8:30 am by

If you’re outside of the United States, feel free to disregard this.  If you’re inside the United States, listen up.  Today is the day in which you get to dust off your democratic republic skills and elect those who will represent you.  It’s Election Day, and while there’s no national election on the ballot, there […]

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The World Trade Center Reopens

Posted 11/03/2014 8:15 am by

It has been 13 long years since the horrible events of September 11 unfolded on television screens around the world, and that means for 13 years there has been a void in the heart of Manhattan that has not been filled.  It took what seemed like forever to start on the replacement for the Twin Towers […]

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JK Rowling’s Halloween Treat: Dolores Umbridge Explained

Posted 10/31/2014 8:30 am by

When you’re a famous author with a famous universe, it must be hard to get new projects off the ground.  If you’re George R.R. Martin, everyone wants more A Song of Ice and Fire work.  When you’re J.K. Rowling, everyone wants more Harry Potter stuff.  Sure, she’s had some success outside of the Potterverse with […]

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San Francisco Claims Third World Series In Five Years

Posted 10/30/2014 8:30 am by

Every other year, the song remains the same.  In 2010, the Giants win.  In 2012, the Giants win.  And now, in 2014, the Giants win again.  The San Francisco Giants are the champions of baseball once again for the third time in five years.  The Giants bested the Kansas City Royals 3-2, a tight game in a […]

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Halloween Prank Turns Out To Be Beheaded Woman

Posted 10/29/2014 12:45 pm by

Halloween is the time of year when the most macabre instincts in the human come out to play, and it’s not surprising.  The holiday is marked by skeletons and ghosts and dead bodies galore, when costumed kids roam the darkness shouting “Trick or Treat!” and threatening onlookers with mild peril should they refuse to come […]

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Toronto Ends The Ford Era

Posted 10/28/2014 8:45 am by

Good news, people of Toronto!  Your long civic nightmare is officially over.  You’re no longer an international joke, fit only to be laughed at and mocked due to the buffoonish antics of your mayor!  That’s right, Rob Ford is officially out as mayor of Toronto, and the nascent Ford dynasty is being brought to an […]

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Ebola Quarantine Nurse To Sue For Freedom?

Posted 10/27/2014 11:01 am by

Coming back from health missions to save people from the deadly Ebola virus, you’d expect a better welcome from the United States.  At least that’s what nurse Kari Wilcox expected when she came home from Africa via New Jersey.  However, she’s not getting a parade, but a giant plastic jail cell.  Since Wilcox was exposed […]

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Avengers 2 Trailer Leaks

Posted 10/23/2014 7:30 am by

When the first movie makes over a billion dollars and becomes a worldwide sensation, the wait for the second movie is pretty intense, and fans want to know what they want to know no matter what the movie studio has planned.  Marvel was planning on debuting the trailer for the second chapter in the Avengers […]

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Taylor Swift’s Silent New Hit Single

Posted 10/22/2014 10:45 am by

Everyone loves Taylor Swift and, for the moment, it seems that T-Swizzle can do no wrong.  Her last single broke download records, she’s got more Grammys than teeth, and everything she touches seems to turn to gold.  Or gold records.  Even when she puts out no music, her name alone is enough to generate hit […]

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Banksy’s Newest Artwork Defaced In A Day

Posted 10/21/2014 10:00 am by

Street art has gained a staggering amount of legitimacy in recent years.  For example, graffiti artist Banksy is one of the most popular and famous artists in the world right now, with artwork being sawed off of the side of buildings and sold to collectors for small fortunes.  Bansky, despite having kept his identity a […]

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Bono’s Medical Explanation For His Sunglasses

Posted 10/17/2014 2:43 pm by

Whenever you see the band U2, lead singer Bono is wearing sunglasses.  Charity appearances, The Tonight Show, wherever Bono is, his eyes are shielded by his signature shades.  Just a rock star being a rock star, right?  No different than leather pants or crazy necklaces.  Well, not so fast.  Turns out, Bono wears his signature […]

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HBO To Offer Streaming-Only Service

Posted 10/16/2014 7:45 am by

Every year, the Game of Thrones trailer comes out, and people lose their minds.  It’s one of the most popular shows in the world, and year after year it breaks records as being one of the most illegally-downloaded shows ever.  That doesn’t look to be changing any time soon, and as more people cut the […]

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Second Texas Hospital Worker Catches Ebola

Posted 10/15/2014 8:00 am by

Just when you thought it was safe to go to the hospital in Texas, think again.  After the announcement that a nurse contracted the ebola virus–blamed on improper equipment use–another case of ebola has hit the very same hospital, straining government promises that ebola is a difficult-to-catch disease.  A second health care worker at Dallas’s […]

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