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Apple To Pay First Dividend Since 1995

Posted 3/19/2012 6:30 am by

Apple has come a long way since 1995.  The company is one of the most valuable companies in the world.  Apple is hitting record profit numbers and has an estimated $98 billion dollars in cash sitting around.  Apple, under Steve Jobs and then Tim Cook, is living the high life and now it looks as […]

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2012

Posted 3/17/2012 8:08 am by

It’s that one day of the year when everyone claims an ethnicity that possibly isn’t their own. The blarney flows as frequently as green beer and Lucky Charms is everyone’s favorite cereal. Yep. It’s St. Patrick’s Day. Unlike the offensive Old Navy shirts pulled off the shelves, the Kiss Me, I’m Irish T-shirts get pulled […]

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Gallagher Suffers Heart Attack On Stage

Posted 3/16/2012 7:30 am by

Apparently, Gallagher is still a thing, and still out there working the comedy clubs at age 65, well after falling from the heights of fame he hit in the 80’s.  For all I know, he’s still going out, telling jokes, and smashing things with a hammer, and bless him for not changing, because that’s awesome. […]

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The Dark Shadows Trailer Exists

Posted 3/16/2012 7:00 am by

Well, it’s finally arrived.  The first trailer for Tim Burton’s remake of “Dark Shadows” is here, and it’s… a lot more funny than I expected.  Apparently, Johnny Depp and Tim Burton have decided to scrap the soap opera elements, and play up the crazy camp of the original series by emphasizing its 70’s roots and […]

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Detroit Breaks The Bank And The Record Book For Calvin Johnson

Posted 3/15/2012 7:30 am by

Calvin Johnson is one of the best wide receivers in football history, and now he’s getting paid like it.  Calvin Johnson is a physical marvel, thanks to his incredible speed and the fact that he’s 6’4 and can leap out of the stadium.  His unique combination of size, speed, and skills have translated to NFL […]

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New York Knicks Fire Mike D’Antoni

Posted 3/15/2012 7:00 am by

It took the better part of four years, but beleaguered New York Knicks head coach had finally found a point guard in NYC who could actually run his vaunted “7-seconds-or-less” uptempo offense.  Then, the team’s very expensive small forward and ball stopper came back from injury.  Mike D’Antoni just isn’t going to put up with […]

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Encyclopaedia Brittanica Ends Publication After 244 Years

Posted 3/14/2012 7:00 am by

For 244 years, when you needed to learn about a topic, there’s only one place you went to look.  You headed to the bookshelf and you researched in the Encyclopaedia Brittanica.  Well, like buggy whips and ivory piano keys, the encyclopedia is rapidly becoming a thing of the past.  The Encyclopaedia Brittanica will end publication […]

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Brandon Marshall Traded To Chicago, Facing Charges For Assault

Posted 3/14/2012 6:30 am by

Brandon Marshall’s list of transgressions with the law is even more impressive than his NFL stats, and his NFL stats are pretty impressive. Marshall is one of the top wide receivers in the NFL at the moment.  He’s got the NFL record for most receptions in a game (21) and he’s only one of five […]

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Bear Grylls Fired By Discovery Channel

Posted 3/14/2012 6:00 am by

Bear Grylls is the kind of man who can survive anything.  He doesn’t need CDC tips to survive a zombie outbreak, and his sense of disgust is secondary only to his sense of survival.  There’s a reason he comes out on top when it’s Man Versus Wild, after all.  Now, Bear Grylls will  be facing […]

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Opossums Go Viral

Posted 3/13/2012 8:00 am by

Up until the past week or so, opossums were an animal with very little time in the spotlight. Sure Walt Kelly’s comic strip “Pogo” provided satire of both the political and social varieties during the middle of the past century. The opossum gets credit for being the only marsupial native to North America, however, it […]

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Richard Nixon’s Love Letters

Posted 3/13/2012 7:30 am by

He’s one of the most reviled men in United States history, a deeply unpopular president, and the national butt of jokes for the majority of his life (first after his defeat by Kennedy, and later by Watergate).  Still, Richard Nixon had a softer side, and there was no one he was closer to than his […]

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Lowest-Scoring State Basketball Final Ever

Posted 3/13/2012 7:00 am by

Women’s basketball gets a bad rap.  After all, it’s basically men’s basketball but without slam dunks, yet people seem to use it as the butt of convenient jokes.  While you might not want to mention that to someone like Brittney Griner or the UConn women’s team, the recent state championship game between Eugene Willamette High […]

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Red Meat Shortens Your Life Span

Posted 3/13/2012 6:30 am by

Put down that raw hamburger, Scott Shover!  The health risks of red meat are pretty obvious by now.  Red meat is higher in fat and cholesterol, may contribute to Alzheimer’s disease, and is generally pretty terrible for you.  That’s why it tastes to delicious.  Well, scientists have determined just how much going over that 2 […]

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Randy Moss Is Back In The NFL

Posted 3/13/2012 6:15 am by

The New Orleans Saints worked him out and passed.  The San Francisco 49ers worked him out and were impressed.  Randy Moss is making a comeback, and he’s signing with the San Francisco 49ers.  Moss worked out with 49ers head coach and 15-year NFL veteran quarterback Jim Harbaugh, and apparently both Harbaugh and 49ers CEO Jed […]

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March Madness: The NCAA Tournament Bracket Is Announced

Posted 3/12/2012 7:30 am by

Three weeks, 68 teams, 67 games, one national champion.  One loss and you’re done.  It doesn’t matter your seed, your talent level, how well you played in the regular season, or anything else.  Play and you win; lose and your dreams are crushed.  It’s madness… March Madness.  The 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket was finalized last […]

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The iPad HD Is Coming March 16

Posted 3/09/2012 8:00 am by

The rumors have proven to be true.  That next-generation iPad people have been talking about has finally been given a release date.  It’s almost time, so get in line now and beat the rush.  The iPad HD (AKA the iPad 3) is coming on March 16.  That means in a week, you’ll be seeing lines […]

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Coke And Pepsi Change Recipe To Avoid Cancer Warnings

Posted 3/09/2012 7:45 am by

When it comes to changing food recipes, both Coke and Pepsi are very resistant to change.  Coca-Cola guards their secret formula like it is the nuclear football, while Pepsi is designing its own salt to preserve the taste of its drinks.  Coke learned their lesson the hard way with New Coke, and Pepsi took the […]

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First Look: Armie Hammer And Johnny Depp In “Lone Ranger”

Posted 3/09/2012 7:30 am by

There hasn’t been a leaked trailer yet, but we do have our first image from an upcoming summer blockbuster.  Granted, the movie has to come out to be considered a blockbuster, but it’s Armie Hammer (of The Social Network fame), Johnny Depp (of Pirates of the Carribbean fame), and Jerry Bruckheimer (of Top Gun 2 […]

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Lionel Messi Scores 5 Goals In Champions League Game

Posted 3/08/2012 8:00 am by

Lionel Messi is the reigning FIFA World Player of the Year, so it’s not terribly surprising that he’d be a good soccer player, yet here we are discussing Messi’s greatness.  Why?  Well, Messi scored five goals in a 7-1 drubbing of Bayer Leverkusen in yesterday’s Champions League game.  It wasn’t as if he was squaring […]

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New Mexico Town’s Mayor Banned From City Hall

Posted 3/08/2012 7:30 am by

Are you tired of plain old politics?  Did Super Tuesday get you down?  Well, here’s a sordid little tale that just might be enough to pique your interests.  Daniel Salinas won election for mayor of Sunland Park, New Mexico with a vote total of 639 to 556 for his opposition Gerardo Hernandez, yet Mayor Salinas […]

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Solar Storms Could Impact Earth’s Weather

Posted 3/08/2012 7:00 am by

It seems like not that long ago, Earth was facing down some major solar energy activity from the very ball of plasma that sustains life on our planet.  In fact, it was just at the end of January when some massive solar flares impacted Earth’s magnetic field, supercharging the aurora borealis, forcing planes to adjust […]

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Beta-Blocker May Help Combat Racism

Posted 3/08/2012 4:45 am by

Ever wish there was a miracle pill that could fix your deepest flaws? If you’re like most people in Western society, you probably have at some point, and until now, all you’ve heard is that there is no such drug. But that may be changing due to a recent study in the UK. Rather than […]

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Peyton Manning To Be Released By Indianapolis

Posted 3/07/2012 7:30 am by

Peyton Manning has spent a staggering 14 seasons for the Indianapolis Colts.  Once upon a time, he was the top NFL draft pick for the Colts, and he came out of Tennessee to become one of the best quarterbacks of all time.  He’s a first-ballot Hall of Famer, he’s the reason the RCA Dome was […]

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Super Tuesday Splits 9 States Between Romney And Santorum

Posted 3/07/2012 7:15 am by

Of all the primary races in the run for United States president, there’s no day more important than the so-called Super Tuesday.  Nine states held their primaries, including the important race in Ohio, and generally, Super Tuesday helps separate the wheat from the chaff and eliminate some of the weaker candidates.  Well, Ron Paul and […]

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The Highs And Lows Of The Chevy Volt

Posted 3/06/2012 7:00 am by

Since the debut of the Chevrolet Volt, car aficionados have been keen on the plug-in hybrid vehicle and the possibilities of a gas/electric hybrid car for commuters and city drivers.  In spite of some technical issues and general nervousness that comes along with any new technology, the Volt has been a critical darling for Chevy and its […]

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Syracuse Basketball Violated Its Own Drug Policy

Posted 3/06/2012 6:30 am by

Syracuse basketball under coach Jim Boeheim is getting a reputation.  The Orange are a great basketball program; they’re a Big East powerhouse and this season they have gone 30-1 and are the #2 team in the nation as of the last college basketball ranking.  However, their rise to the top may not have been squeaky […]

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Man Sues Movie Theater Over Popcorn Prices

Posted 3/06/2012 6:00 am by

Joshua Thompson is a movie fanatic.  Regularly, he makes the trek to the AMC theater in Livonia, Michigan, to watch the latest Hollywood blockbuster and scarf down a few thousand calories in snack food.  To save money, Thompson brought in snacks from outside of the theater, until his local movie palace made a chance in […]

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Antarctica Threatened By Invasive Species

Posted 3/06/2012 5:45 am by

At the turn of the 20th Century, when explorers went to Antarctica, it was a perilous, dangerous journey that could cost them their lives. These days, it’s pretty much a day trip.  While there are still hazards, going to Antarctica to perform science experiments or just wander around is incredibly common.  Thanks to Google Street […]

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15 Month Old Miracle Tornado Survivor Dies Of Injuries

Posted 3/05/2012 7:22 am by

Not too far from where I live, tornadoes and terrible storms ripped through the community.  In Pekin and Henryville, Indiana, a pair of tornadoes destroyed the communities.  New Pekin was hit by an EF-3 and Henryville was hit by an EF-4 on the Fujita scale, and both communities were pretty much wiped off the map […]

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Red Sox Catcher Jason Varitek Retires

Posted 3/02/2012 7:30 am by

Go ahead, call Jason Varitek an idiot.  He is an idiot, one of the biggest and most important idiots in Boston Red Sox history.  The Idiots are what the players called themselves on Boston’s 2004 World Series championship team that broke Boston’s epic championship curse.  Now, another link to those teams is gone.  After 15 […]

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