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Happy National High Five Day!

Posted 4/21/2011 7:00 am by

Hope you didn’t burn yourself out yesterday on 4/20, because today is an even more important holiday.  That’s right, Brosephs and Brosephines, it’s National High Five Day!  In case you didn’t know, the third Thursday in April has been designated, either informally or formally, as National High Five Day (or NH5D) since April 18, 2002, […]

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MLB Takes Over The Los Angeles Dodgers

Posted 4/21/2011 6:30 am by

The latest casualty in the messy divorce between Frank and Jamie McCourt isn’t their twin houses or their fleet of cars, it’s their baseball team.  The Los Angeles Dodgers, thrown into general disarray due to the messy divorce between Frank and Jamie McCourt, have been struggling in all aspects of the game.  After the McCourts […]

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Man Calmly Videos Tornado As It Strikes

Posted 4/20/2011 11:20 am by

Mother Nature continues to show a mean streak recently with the line of storms and tornadoes ripping across the Midwest, South and Atlantic coast. Death and destruction were left in their wakes. I’ve been fortunate in my life to not be touched by such natural devastation. I haven’t even had a tornado take a hamburger […]

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Porn Company Owns 25 Percent Of All 1-800 Numbers

Posted 4/20/2011 7:30 am by

When it comes to toll-free numbers, PrimeTel Communications is cornering the market.  This relatively young company has cornered the market on toll-free phone numbers, and they’re redirecting those numbers to a pornographic partner in crime.  PrimeTel Communications is a corporate sibling of National A-1 Advertising, a phone sex company.  The two companies have the same […]

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Rebecca Black’s Celebratory Billboard

Posted 4/20/2011 7:00 am by

Oh Rebecca Black, just when I think she’s about ready to go away, she keeps resurfacing periodically and trumpeting her presence in a big way.  For example, a massive billboard in Los Angeles, California.  That’s right, RB herself is featured on a massive billboard (hopefully the same billboard that Tommy Wiseau used to promote The […]

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Happy 4:20 Day

Posted 4/20/2011 6:30 am by

Well, it’s that day again.  This afternoon, right at 4:20, millions of marijuana smokers and drug enthusiasts will sneak off and light up a joint in celebration.  After all, 4:20 is generally the time associated with pot smoking, and there’s no day bigger for pot smokers than April 20, which has become an international celebration […]

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Slasher Movie Body Count Chart

Posted 4/19/2011 8:53 am by

With the release of Scream 4 into theaters, the folks at Slate got to thinking about how frequently the bodies pile up in slasher franchises as the number at the end of the title increases. In other words, they got their math on, putting together an equation that includes details such as whether or not […]

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Peeps Show

Posted 4/19/2011 8:49 am by

 It’s that time of year when all the stores are filled with hollow chocolate bunnies, fake grass and jelly beans. Yep, Easter is approaching and the iconic candies including those famous little animal-shaped marshmallows known as Peeps associated with the holiday are all on sale now. For the fifth year, the Washington Post challenged […]

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Tornado Takes Man’s Hamburger

Posted 4/19/2011 7:15 am by

When tornadoes and severe storms blasted through Mississippi and Alabama on Friday and then into North Carolina the results were devastatingly damaging and deadly. However, for one man in Jackson, Mississippi, all he wanted to talk about was the lunch he lost. When a reporter from WAPT interviewed him about the destruction at his home, […]

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Google To Close Google Video

Posted 4/18/2011 8:00 am by

In 2005, two video-sharing websites started.  One of these would go on to be more popular than broadcast television and a leader in the video revolution.  The other, Google Video, would soon be forgotten as its parent company decided to buy the competition.  Google has announced that Google Video will be closing for good on […]

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Hot New Time-Killing Games: RobinWords

Posted 4/18/2011 7:30 am by

One of the worst things about working for a living is figuring out a way to kill time with limited access to the Internet.  I mean, you can use the web, but good luck getting to any of your favorite online game websites.  Of course, you could sit on WordsWithFriends on your iPhone all day, […]

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Movie Cliche Supercuts

Posted 4/18/2011 7:00 am by

When it comes to cliches, nobody deals more in hackneyed words than Hollywood.  Either movies are deliberately using cliches for comedic effect or they’re using cliches in a serious manner.  Either way, if you watch a movie, you’ll see at least one or two clunky cliched lines of dialogue.  Creative YouTube users have managed to create some […]

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Lowe’s Heroes Save Dozens In North Carolina

Posted 4/18/2011 6:30 am by

If you need a hammer or nails, or want to pick up some paint, I suggest you head on down to Lowe’s.  The home improvement superstore is a great place to pick up lots of necessary home repair goodies, and going to Lowe’s just might save your life.  Don’t believe me?  Ask dozens of Lowe’s […]

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Music From Everyday Things

Posted 4/16/2011 11:57 am by

With bad weather ripping through the area any outdoor activities have been canceled today, so I’m stuck in my apartment. I’m avoiding the typical household chores like cleaning and the walls of my abode are closing in. After watching this video, I’m inspired to make music though. The performers find ways to create sounds in […]

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Celebrate Record Store Day On April 15

Posted 4/15/2011 8:00 am by

Tomorrow is a big day for fans of things on vinyl record.  It’s Record Store Day, and that means it’s a celebration of music.  Bands, both major and minor, flood record stores with incredible, limited edition releases, one-of-a-kind 45’s, and all kinds of other cool swag all designed to celebrate the awesomeness that is an […]

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Neil Gaiman’s Epic “American Gods” To Go To TV

Posted 4/15/2011 7:30 am by

Good news, fellow fans of Neil Gaiman.  The British fantasy author’s much-beloved classic work, American Gods, looks as through it is going to become a television series.  Playtone, AKA Tom Hanks’ development company, has optioned American Gods and is looking to make it a series on HBO.  Not a mini-series, a full-fledged, long-running, multi-episode TV […]

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Burger King’s Meat Monster

Posted 4/15/2011 7:00 am by

There’s been a lot of gluttony recorded in the world throughout its history.  The surest way to remind others that you are privileged and wealthy is to eat way, way too much.  Some guys turn their epic meals into Internet infamy, and then there’s Burger King.  The King is pretty sedate here in the US, pizza burger […]

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Counting Calories? There’s An App For That

Posted 4/15/2011 6:30 am by

The hardest part of counting calories is monitoring portions.  Believe me, I know, because I’ve spent years losing weight and trying to adjust my eating habits, but I still tend to eat way too much during the process of “cleaning my plate.”  Old habits die hard.  Maybe, it’s time I find a little extra help […]

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Taco Bell’s New Doritos Taco Shells

Posted 4/14/2011 7:30 am by

It sounds like the perfect combination of things that people like.  Taco Bell tacos may not be made with all beef, but who really cares?  It’s a taco for less than $1 and it tastes awesome, so if it’s mostly meat mixed with flavored oatmeal or whatever, I don’t really care.  The same thing can […]

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Glowing Blue Pork

Posted 4/14/2011 7:00 am by

When a woman from Shanghai, China, identified as Miss Chen wanted to feed her family, she picked up a big slab of pork from her local butcher, then took it home for the night.  Intending to cook it the next day, she just left the meat out on her table and went to bed.  When […]

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Science Tattoos

Posted 4/14/2011 6:30 am by

Tattoos are a way to identify yourself. They can show dedication to a loved one like the cliched “Mom” inside a heart on a bulging bicep or, in a more extreme case, the mom who used her dead son’s ashes mixed into ink for a memorial tattoo. Tats can get you in trouble like the […]

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Dyed In The Wool: Bright Orange Sheep

Posted 4/13/2011 8:30 am by

A farmer in Dartmoor, in the Devon section of England, has had a problem with theft over the past few years.  A shepherd by trade, John Heard’s livelihood is related to his sheep, so stolen sheep are doubly expensive and eat into his profits.  So, Heard had a novel solution to stop the theft of […]

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Texas Rangers Star Josh Hamilton Breaks Arm, Out 6-8 Weeks

Posted 4/13/2011 8:00 am by

It’s the first inning of a meaningless early-season baseball game between the Texas Rangers and the Detroit Tigers.  All-world outfielder and star Josh Hamilton, who dragged the Rangers to the World Series last year, is on third.  After the third-baseman, Brandon Inge, and catcher Victor Martinez go pursue a pop foul, Hamilton has a clear […]

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Turning Plastic Bottles Into Buildings

Posted 4/13/2011 7:30 am by

We’ve become a society that appreciates disposability over durability. Recycling is on the rise, but we still toss out way more than we reuse. Plastic bottles are one of the biggest offenders usually ending up in the trash, or even worse, tossed out into nature. There are ways to repurpose those 20-ounce containers. If you […]

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Cisco Kills The Flip Camcorder

Posted 4/13/2011 7:00 am by

In 2007, the easy-to-use and portable Flip camcorder was launched.  The brainchild of a group of entrepreneurs in San Francisco, the Flip was the antithesis of most camcorders:  simple, easy, small, and very consumer-friendly.  You didn’t have to know anything about apertures or whatnot to use it, it just worked and filmed whatever you were pointing it […]

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DARPA’s Super Sunglasses For Next-Gen Soldiers

Posted 4/13/2011 6:30 am by

When it comes to military maneuvers, it’s all about support.  Foot soldiers form the basis of the military’s power, but without air support, artillery, and tanks, they’re not going to properly control an environment.  The modern military works on many layers, but the difficulty in communication can make close air support a dangerous proposition as […]

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Winklevoss Twins Lose Facebook Lawsuit

Posted 4/12/2011 8:00 am by

It’s hard to have pity on someone who is worth $65 million dollars, but it’s a little easier when you’re dealing with a potential valuation of billions of dollars.  Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have maintained for years that Facebook (the company that made Mark Zuckerberg Time’s Man of the Year and one of the youngest […]

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Mitt Romney Running For President

Posted 4/12/2011 7:30 am by

Mitt Romney, former Governor of the state of Massachussetts and longtime potential Presidential candidate (both last time and this time), is taking the first few tentative steps on what is expected to be a run for the position of President of the United States.  That’s right Obama, Mitt Romney is running for President.  He leaked […]

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Amazon To Sell Advertising-Supported Kindle For $114

Posted 4/12/2011 7:00 am by

Amazon has dubbed it the Amazon Kindle With Special Offers, but you and I both know what they mean by “Special Offers.”  That a euphemism (admittedly a great euphemism) for ads.  In exchange for putting banner ads on the Kindle’s home screen and on the screensaver, Amazon will be knocking $25 off the price of the […]

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Google Celebrated 50 Years Of Manned Space Flight

Posted 4/12/2011 6:30 am by

On this day 50 years ago (April 12, 1951), hero of the Soviet Union and cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man to be shot into orbit.  Gagarin’s feat made him a legend and kicked off a space race the likes of which the world has never seen, as the United States and the Soviet […]

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