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Release Date And Plot Details For JK Rowling’s Post-Potter Book

Posted 4/13/2012 6:00 am by

The Harry Potter universe is, for now, concluded.  No more new movies, no more new books, just Pottermore and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter to concentrate your love on… until now.  The mind behind the Harry Potter world, JK Rowling, has written her first post-Potter novel, and the details are finally starting to come […]

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Axl Rose Declines Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Membership

Posted 4/12/2012 7:30 am by

In spite of everything, from the decade-long delay in the release of Chinese Democracy to the antagonistic relationship with the audience, Axl Rose and Guns N’ Roses have somehow managed to become members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.  Just don’t tell Axl Rose that.  The GNR frontman has turned […]

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The Nation’s Top Basketball Player Picks UK Via Unusual Method

Posted 4/12/2012 7:00 am by

As it turns out, winning the national championship is a pretty good thing for the health of your basketball program.  Fresh off the 2012 NCAA Tournament Championship, John Calipari’s University of Kentucky Wildcats have something new to crow about:  the nation’s top player.  Nerlens Noel, a 6’11 center with the best hair since Kid from […]

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Bobby Petrino Fired As Arkansas Head Coach

Posted 4/11/2012 7:30 am by

It took less than a week for Bobby Petrino to get his just desserts.  The 51-year-old Arkansas Razorbacks coach is something of a coaching nomad, holding 15 jobs for 11 different programs in 24 seasons.  Now, he’s got another short stop on his list.  Bobby Petrino is no longer the head coach for the University […]

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Matt Groening Reveals Just Where Springfield Is

Posted 4/11/2012 7:00 am by

When The Simpsons Movie was released, 13 different Springfields duked it out online, viral video style, for the chance to be the unofficial home of The Simpsons and to get a screening of the movie.  The winner of that contest was Springfield, Vermont, but according to Simpsons creator Matt Groening, that isn’t exactly where he […]

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Hands-Free Umbrella-Best Invention Ever?

Posted 4/11/2012 6:30 am by

Rain is a fact of life.  If you’re carrying your lunch in one hand and work supplies in the other, then that rain is going to get on your head.  That’s just what happens; pull up a hood or try to shift things around and hope you can hold everything along with your umbrella.  Well, […]

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Baylor’s Men’s And Women’s Basketball Teams Hit With NCAA Violations

Posted 4/10/2012 7:30 am by

This has been a banner year for the Baylor University basketball programs.  The men’s team has made its second Elite Eight under coach Scott Drew, and the women’s team had a perfect 40-0 season with a national championship.  However, this powerhouse status hasn’t been earned cleanly.  The NCAA reports that Baylor has committed major violations […]

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Dallas Ends The Lamar Odom Experiment

Posted 4/10/2012 7:00 am by

The NBA’s reigning Sixth Man of the Year went from an also-ran team to the reigning NBA champions when he was traded from the Los Angeles Lakers to the Dallas Mavericks.  It was a change to contribute to another playoff team, to get back at the team that dismissed him so coldly, and a chance […]

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Facebook To Spend $1 Billion On Instagram

Posted 4/10/2012 6:45 am by

Of the things that Facebook does well, mobile photo sharing is not one of them.  Facebook is great at bringing in money and attracting users, but their mobile photo sharing apps are not exactly the best.  Fortunately, Facebook has a philosophy:  if you can’t build it, buy it.  Enter Instagram, the most popular photo-sharing and […]

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Bubba Watson Claims His First Masters

Posted 4/09/2012 6:30 am by

One of the most thrilling moments in sports is an overtime playoff for a championship.  So it goes at the 2012 Masters Tournament at Augusta National in Augusta, Georgia.  After the final round, 2010 British Open Champion Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa was tied with American Gerry “Bubba” Watson for the lead at the 76th […]

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911 Designer Ferdinand Porsche Dies At 76

Posted 4/06/2012 8:00 am by

You know you have designed something classic when it remains, unchanged, for 48 years.  The Porsche 911 is one such product.  The classic rear-engine sports car from Porsche has been in existence since 1964, when it was conceived as the brainchild of Porsche designer Ferdinand Alexander Porsche.  Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, the designer of the Porsche […]

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Woman Arrested For Texting, Driving, Holding Her Baby On The Freeway

Posted 4/06/2012 7:30 am by

There’s distracted driving, and then there’s the unholy hat-trick of driving offenses racked up by 29-year-old Shawndeeia Bowen of Torrance, California.  While on the 405 Freeway, other drivers noticed Ms. Bowen, but not for anything good.  Not only was Shawndeeia Bowen texting while driving, she was also holding her baby on her lap.  That’s right, […]

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Smallest Town In The US Sold To Vietnamese

Posted 4/06/2012 7:00 am by

Once upon a time, Buford, Wyoming was a bustling town with 2000 residents.  Buford, the second-oldest town in Wyoming, dates back to the founding of the transcontinental railroad and is a key stop on Interstate 80, the main cross-country road between New York and San Francisco.  That was then.  Now, Buford, Wyoming is the smallest […]

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Arkansas Football Coach Bobby Petrino Suspended After Motorcycle Wreck

Posted 4/06/2012 6:30 am by

While speeding down Arkansas Highway 16, about 20 miles south of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Arkansas Razorbacks head football coach Bobby Petrino skidded on the asphalt, lost control of the motorcycle, and suffered a serious wreck on Sunday, April 1.  That’s not what got Petrino, who has rebuilt the Arkansas program into a place where quarterbacks go […]

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Blake Griffin Posterizes Pau Gasol

Posted 4/05/2012 7:30 am by

There’s a reason the Los Angeles Clippers have turned the City of Angels into Lob City.  Blake Griffin, for all his faults as a basketball player, is a freakish athlete with incredible jumping and dunking skills.  While he’s not much of a shooter or free-throw hitter, he can slam a dunk home with the best […]

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Flashback Malware Creats 600K Mac Botnet

Posted 4/05/2012 7:00 am by

Remember the good old days, when Macs were virus-free and only Windows users had to worry about security and protection online?  Well, those days are over, cats and kittens.  According to the Russian antivirus company Dr. Web, over 600,000 Macs are infected by a malware known as Flashback.  Flashback, originally targeted to Windows, has become […]

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Google’s Project Glass, An In-Glasses HUD?

Posted 4/05/2012 6:30 am by

The built-in heads-up display is one of the crucial components that prevents us from having our sci-fi future now.  After all, every good postmodern nightmare has HUDs.  The Terminator’s killing power comes from a heads-up display; RoboCop and his great justice also comes via a HUD.  Now, Google’s secretive Google X division is putting together […]

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The NFL Has A New Uniform Sponsor In Nike

Posted 4/04/2012 7:00 am by

It was going to happen eventually, but it’s not quite as strange as I expected.  Nike has been champing at the bit to get their hands on the lucrative NFL uniform market, and now they finally have.  Nike has unveiled their newly-redesigned line of NFL uniforms.  While not every team is the same, most of […]

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Baylor Has A Perfect Season, Wins NCAA Title

Posted 4/04/2012 6:30 am by

There are some winning marks that are very impressive.  When UConn passed UCLA for an 88-game winning streak, that was impressive.  However, while 88 wins is good, there’s one record that no college basketball team, men or women, has ever been able to accomplish until now.  While there have been many perfect seasons, in which […]

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The Wildcats Are Your 2012 National Champions

Posted 4/03/2012 6:30 am by

The final score was 67 to 59, but the game was closer than that.  Right until the end, the Kentucky Wildcats just could not put away the Kansas Jayhawks.  The Cats stormed out to a big lead, but every time Kentucky got the game closer to a 20+ point lead, Kansas would storm back, drag […]

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Ubaldo Jimenez Beans Former Teammate in Spring Training

Posted 4/02/2012 7:30 am by

It’s only spring, but the boys of summer are already starting to heat up.  After an acrimonious divorce from the hated Indians, former Cleveland Indian Ubaldo Jimenez ended up with the Colorado Rockies.  Before he left Cleveland, Jimenez had very public and very nasty arguments with teammate Troy Tulowitzki.  Tulo and fellow teammate Carlos Gonzales […]

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Kentucky Versus Kansas For National Championship Glory

Posted 4/02/2012 7:00 am by

Two programs with thousands of wins and dozens of NBA players between them.  A pair of history-ladened clubs meet in a historic NCAA Tournament Championship game tonight, as the top-ranked and top-seeded University of Kentucky Wildcats, led by college basketball’s best player Anthony Davis, square off against the Kansas Jayhawks, who are led by the […]

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Burger King To Change Over Restaurants, Menus

Posted 4/02/2012 6:30 am by

Burger King is going to be changing.  After dropping to third place in the US fast food arena and struggling to fight off rivals like McDonald’s and Wendy’s, the King has started to look like a pauper since the company went private.  However, the company is busy attempting to reinvent itself and solve its problems […]

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Total Recall Gets A Remake, Trailer

Posted 4/02/2012 6:00 am by

Let the summer blockbuster season begin!  The first of the summer’s big sci-fi movies to get a trailer (that’s not Men In Black 3), Underworld director Len Wiseman takes on one of his toughest challenges yet.  He’s the man replacing Paul Verhoeven in the director’s chair for the big-budget CGI remake of the guilty pleasure […]

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