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Comedian Roaster Greg Giraldo Dies From Drug Overdose

Posted 9/30/2010 12:00 pm by

Jeez, it’s kind of a sad day today.  First, Tony Curtis passes on.  Then, I find out one of my favorite comedians, Greg Giraldo, died of an accidental overdose of prescription drugs at age 44.  It’s a bad time to be funny. I’ll be honest, I don’t really know what to say.  I didn’t know […]

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Mercury The Planet-Comet

Posted 9/30/2010 11:30 am by

We’re running the gamut of planet-related news today.  First, a new Earth-like planet that might be capable of supporting life has been discovered in the Goldilocks zone.  Now, a planet that we all thought we knew to be a planet might not actually be a planet.  The planet closest to the sun, Mercury, has a […]

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Legendary Actor Tony Curtis Dead At 85

Posted 9/30/2010 11:00 am by

In spite of his good looks, Tony Curtis was one of the finest actors of his lifetime, blessed with oodles of charisma and a wonderful undercurrent of street-smarts and toughness that comes with growing up in The Bronx and New York City in the 20’s.  He remained active in Hollywood and in charitable causes throughout […]

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Long Lost Footage Of Neil Armstrong’s Moonwalk Found

Posted 9/30/2010 10:30 am by

If you still believe the Apollo 11 moon landing was a hoax, there’s some footage out there that will prove to you that man did indeed land on the moon (or at least had really advanced special effects in 1969).  Long-lost footage of Neil Armstrong descending the ladder of the Apollo 11 lunar module has […]

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Gliese 581 G, The Goldilocks Planet

Posted 9/30/2010 10:00 am by

There’s a zone known as the Goldilocks Zone, where there may (or may not) be planets capable of supporting life.  They call it the Goldilocks Zone because it’s not too hot, it’s not too cold, it’s just right.  So far, scientists have not yet uncovered a planet that fits within that Goldilocks Zone, but with […]

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Nintendo’s 3DS To Arrive In March

Posted 9/30/2010 9:30 am by

Are you one of the many people eagerly awaiting the new Nintendo DS this holiday season?  Well, you’re going to have to keep waiting.  The long-awaited new portable video game system from Nintendo won’t be hitting American shores until March 2012, missing the holiday season entirely.  Even in Japan, the DS won’t be out until […]

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Alberto Contador Busted For PEDs

Posted 9/30/2010 9:00 am by

Hey, guess what?  If we’re talking about professional bicycle racing, and we’re not talking about the now-retired Lance Armstrong, can you guess what happened?  Yep, that’s right smart cookie, another professional cycle racer has tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs.  In this case, it’s three-time and reigning Tour De France champion Alberto Contador who failed a […]

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Google’s Banned Instant Search Words

Posted 9/30/2010 8:30 am by

Google Instant Search has been a huge hit so far for Google.  Even nay-sayers like myself, who have disabled the instant searching capability, can agree that it’s a good idea in theory.  However, not all searches work in Google Instant Search.  The hacker publication 2600 has compiled a complete (and completely NSFW) list of words […]

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Secret Sex Tape Drives Teen To Suicide

Posted 9/30/2010 8:00 am by

Among other things, 18-year-old Tyler Clementi was a talented violin player.  He was also homosexual, and that’s what eventually brought about his suicide, authorities say.  He didn’t kill himself because he was gay, he killed himself because his roommate made and broadcast a secret webcam video of him making out/having sex with another man on […]

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Carl’s Jr. Unveils Massive Foot-Long Burger

Posted 9/30/2010 7:30 am by

It’s as American as all-get-out.  Carl’s Jr. (AKA Hardee’s here in the South) has long been one of America’s best-known burger chains, and while they do have a 1400-calorie monster burger, they’ve been relegated to an also-ran lately thanks to weird new food items like the Friendly’s grilled-cheese burger melt, the KFC double-down, and even […]

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Domino’s Unveils Breakfast Pizza

Posted 9/30/2010 7:00 am by

When most college students roll out of bed, it’s not until later in the mornings or, if they’re lucky, the afternoon.  Then, they grab a slice of leftover pizza or whatever’s handy, chow down, and run to class.  However, if you’re an early riser near the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio, you have a […]

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The Flintstones Turn 50

Posted 9/30/2010 6:30 am by

The Flintstones, that modern stone-age family, isn’t so modern any more.  The show, which detailed the adventures of the Flintstone family, the Rubble family, and the people and animal-based machines of Bedrock, debuted on ABC television for the first time on September 30, 1960.  That’s right, today is the 50th Anniversary of The Flintstones, a […]

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Enjoy A Cup Of Java, Today Is Coffee Day

Posted 9/29/2010 12:00 pm by

It’s Wednesday, September 29, which means that it’s a very special day today.  That’s right, if you remember from last year, September 29 is Coffee Day, so suck back a cup of java in honor of the world’s most favorite (legal) morning pick-me-up.  In honor of Coffee Day and coffee in general, Career Builder and […]

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WWI Officially Ends

Posted 9/29/2010 11:30 am by

It’s taken a bit longer than expected, but WWI is officially over.  I know what you’re thinking; didn’t the first World War end in 1919 when Germany, Austria-Hungary, and the others sign the Treaty of Versailles with the US, British, and French in that train car?  Well yes and no.  The hostilities officially ended, but […]

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Teen Girl Kills 448-Pound Bear With Bow And Arrow

Posted 9/29/2010 11:00 am by

Jessica Olmstead isn’t your average teenage girl, unless of course your average teenage girl is Buffy the Alligator Slayer or one of the other teen hunters who routinely shoots and kills dangerous animals like bears.  However, what sets Jessica apart from other bear-killing kids is that Jessica did her shooting from 16 yards away with […]

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French Folks Not Flocking To Fitness Centers

Posted 9/29/2010 10:30 am by

French people have a certain image.  When you think of France, you think of smoking, drinking wine, eating delicious food, and sitting around in cafes.  None of those things include fitness, as French gyms are finding out.  People in France want to be fit, but don’t want to exercise, and that’s proving to be a […]

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Clown Heading To Congress, If He Can Learn To Read

Posted 9/29/2010 10:00 am by

Elections are a joke, and nobody is laughing harder than supporters of Francisco Silva.  Silva, you see, is a clown.  Like he’s an actual clown and entertainment figure named Tiririca (loosely translated, that means Grumpy), and he’s poised to become the latest member of Brazil’s congress.  Unfortunately, there’s one problem for Silva.  Tiririca the clown […]

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Star Wars 3D

Posted 9/29/2010 9:30 am by

George Lucas just will not leave it alone.  Every few years, he’ll go back to his beloved Star Wars saga and start tinkering with it.  It was bad enough when he added new special effects and added in stuff like Greedo shooting first and Han talking to a skinny, moving Jabba the Hutt, but now […]

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Justin Bieber In Doll Form

Posted 9/29/2010 9:00 am by

Justin Bieber is one of the hottest teen stars of his generation.  He’s the guy that the kids are going crazy for these days, picking up a pop-star torch once carried by New Kids on the Block and Duran Duran.  Now, like other teen idols, Justin Bieber is about to hit toy shelves with not […]

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Gordon Ramsay, The Killer Chef

Posted 9/29/2010 8:30 am by

Gordon Ramsay is one of the most interesting characters on the screen.  On his reality competition program Hell’s Kitchen, he’s the tough-talking, sarcastic, British chef who whips and whisks a group of aspiring chefs until he finds one perfect chef with the skill, talent, and personality to work alongside Ramsay in one of his many […]

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David Simon, Creator Of The Wire, Wins Genius Grant

Posted 9/29/2010 8:00 am by

The HBO series The Wire is one of the best television programs to ever be on television.  Created by David Simon, the mastermind behind Homicide: Life on the Streets and Treme, the gritty drug-fueled urban drama The Wire was never properly appreciated while it was on the air, but Simon is now getting his just […]

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Las Vegas Hotel’s Death Ray

Posted 9/29/2010 7:30 am by

One of the super-weapons that is currently being developed is a heat ray, better known as a laser death ray.  Long story short, the military wants to turn heat and light into weapons, but a hotel in Las Vegas might have beaten them to it.  The Vdara Hotel, a hotel and condo complex in Las […]

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Monkeys And Snake Charmers Protect Commonwealth Games Athletes

Posted 9/29/2010 7:00 am by

The Commonwealth Games, an Olympics-style event held every four years for the nations of the former British Empire, is one of the most important events on the calendar for its hosts in the Indian city of New Delhi.  Unfortunately, it seems as though nobody really thought about India’s environment before they agreed to hold the […]

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Warning System, Fast Action Saved Lives At UT

Posted 9/29/2010 6:30 am by

When a gunman dressed in black was spotted on the campus of the University of Texas, there was no hesitation on the part of school officials.  In the wake of the shootings at Virginia Tech, and UT’s own history with crazed gunmen going onto the campus for shooting sprees (Charles Whitman), Texas does not mess […]

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Peanut Bullies

Posted 9/28/2010 12:00 pm by

It’s the newest trend in bullying.  Once upon a time, all you had to worry about being picked on for was being fat, ugly, dumb, smart, nerdy, well-dressed, poorly-dressed, poor, buck-toothed, four-eyed, or having a speech impediment.  Nowadays, all those things are still in play, but there’s also an additional form of bullying in the […]

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Eurocopter’s Half Plane Half Helicopter Speed Demon

Posted 9/28/2010 11:30 am by

I think we can all admit that helicopters are awesome.  They can stop and land on a dime, can do all kinds of cool acrobatic stunts, and are the most useful form of in-city flight utilized today.  However, for all the things copters can do, the one thing they can’t do is go very fast.  There’s a […]

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Find A Jewish Lawyer

Posted 9/28/2010 11:00 am by

In the movie Snatch, there’s a hilarious scene in which Cousin Avi’s gravely injured bodyguard is promised, “Don’t worry, we’ll get you to a doctor.  A nice JEWISH doctor!”  Unfortunately for the bodyguard, there’s a car accident and he’s accidentally decapitated.  Still, the Jewish doctor line was funny (as it was spoken by a Jewish […]

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Elvira Returns To TV With More Bad Movies

Posted 9/28/2010 10:30 am by

There are two hosts who have most influenced me in my love of and attitude towards movies, be they good, bad, or so-bad-they’re-good.  One of them is Joe Bob Briggs (AKA John Bloom), an award-winning journalist and columnist turned B movie review maestro and horror host.  The other is Cassandra Peterson, AKA Elvira, Mistress of […]

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Man Caught Stealing 130 Pumpkins, Getting Ready For Halloween

Posted 9/28/2010 10:00 am by

It’s getting closer and closer to Halloween, which means that soon, we’ll all be hitting the stores to find pumpkins.  Whether you’re looking for pumpkins to carve or a pumpkin to make pies, you’re gonna need a big orange squash-like vegetable sooner, rather than later.  Perhaps that’s what drove 38-year-old Samuel D. Beu Jr. to […]

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Joey Ramone Place Most Stolen NYC Street Sign

Posted 9/28/2010 9:30 am by

When my friend Andrew was in New York City, I told him he had to get to the corner of Bowery and East Second Street.  Besides being near the former home of CBGB, it’s also the home of Joey Ramone Place, which is a street corner named in honor of the life-long New Yorker and […]

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