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Edward Snowden Leaks Top Secret Black Budget

Posted 8/30/2013 8:00 am by

In the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks, the United States federal government’s various espionage agencies were bundled together in one giant octopus of information-gathering techniques, skills, and services.  These 16 different organizations make up the so-called National Intelligence Program under the oversight of the Director of National Intelligence.  The government typically releases their […]

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Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones Have Separated

Posted 8/29/2013 10:15 am by

From their star-studded initial marriage to their renewed vows, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones seem to be one of the most solid marriages in celebrity land.  Even when Michael Douglas was blaming cancer on oral sex, they seemed to be ready to stick by one another.  As it turns out, that wasn’t quite the […]

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Nintendo Removes A Dimension From The 3DS

Posted 8/29/2013 8:30 am by

Some people have problems with 3D media.  For some folks, 3D causes headaches and nausea.  For me, 3D movies are fine (most of the time), but 3D-rendered video games are just too much for my poor brain to handle, and if I game too long I get headaches, nausea, and a host of other irritating […]

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Martin Luther King’s Google Doodle

Posted 8/28/2013 8:45 am by

Fifty years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., made one of the most memorable speeches in the course of human events.  As the capstone of the March on Washington for civil rights, Dr, King took to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and delivered the famous “I Have A Dream” speech.  Dr. King has […]

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Element 115 Officially Discovered

Posted 8/28/2013 6:15 am by

One of the hardest things in the world has to be creating new elements.  You need protons and neutrons, you need a cyclotron, and you need a lot of luck.  However, it looks like the mythical Element 115 may have taken another few wobbly steps towards reality.  Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have successfully […]

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The iPhone 5S Is Going Gray

Posted 8/26/2013 1:53 pm by

The rumors continue to leak out about the iPhone 5S.  Just when you thought the color wheel had been rolled away, it looks like there might be a further surprise between now and the expected September 10 launch of the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.  That surprise?  A new color!  That’s right, the rumored […]

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I’m Batfleck: Ben Affleck Is Batman

Posted 8/23/2013 8:15 am by

When Warner Brothers announced their still-untitled Batman/Superman movie in sort of a build up to a Justice League movie, fans were understandably nervous.  After all, Christian Bale has said time and time again he’s done with Batman, unless Christopher Nolan wins him over with an awesome fourth script.  Since Christopher Nolan is only working as […]

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Bradley Manning To Become A Woman?

Posted 8/22/2013 9:30 am by

Bradley Manning was found guilty of 21 of the 22 charges against him, and he faced a staggering 136 years in jail during the sentencing phase of his trial for leaking US government secrets to WikiLeaks.  Manning was found guilty; during sentencing, he was given 35 years in the United States Disciplinary Barracks, a maximum-security […]

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Claude Debussy Gets A Beautiful Google Doodle

Posted 8/22/2013 9:00 am by

When it comes to holidays, arts, achievements, or pretty much any good reason, Google loves developing fancy Google Doodles.  Animation, music, games, all of the above… Google loves to get creative with its logo, and its most recent Google Doodle might be one of the prettiest I’ve ever seen.  Google rolled out an animated, musical […]

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The iPhone’s Gold Standard

Posted 8/21/2013 9:30 am by

Last time, when Apple was supposed to launch the iPhone 5, they launched the iPhone 4S.  Unsurprisingly, every iPhone has amazing sales at launch, and the 4S was no different.  Now, the rumor mill is churning and Apple is at the center once again.  (I guess that would make it a cider press moreso than […]

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Crime Author Elmore Leonard Dies At 87

Posted 8/20/2013 12:26 pm by

Elmore Leonard is nothing if not an example of what can be accomplished with dedication and hard work.  The author had been around since the 1950’s, with his stories “3:10 to Yuma” and “Tall T” being adapted into movies, but he’d never been a critical success or a best-seller.  Indeed he struggled for decades, working […]

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Dick Van Dyke Pulled From Flaming Car

Posted 8/20/2013 8:30 am by

Jaguars are really great-looking cars.  After all, it’s literally a car fit for a queen, so it’s no surprise American royalty like Dick Van Dyke would drive a Jaguar.  Unfortunately for the comedy legend, Jaguars aren’t always the most reliable of machine.  From the electrical systems problems that plagued them throughout the 60’s, Jags are […]

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Hacker Posts On Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook Wall

Posted 8/19/2013 10:44 am by

When he discovered a bug on Facebook that could potentially allow someone to post on the wall of someone who is not a friend, Palestinian systems information expert Khalil Shreateh submitted it to Facebook’s Whitehat bug report system in the hopes of getting his $500 (or more) reward from the company.  When that initial post was […]

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Trader Joe’s “Pirate” Bringing TJ’s Goods To Canada

Posted 8/17/2013 2:41 pm by

Since 2012, Mike Hallatt has spent over $350,000 at Trader Joe’s locations throughout Washington state, Oregon, and northern California.  That’s a lot of boxes or cereal and cookies, but to Hallatt, it’s worth it.  His business in Vancouver, BC, Canada, depends on Trader Joe’s products, after all.  Mike Hallatt is a reseller who buys Trader […]

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The CIA Admits Area 51 Exists

Posted 8/16/2013 8:30 pm by

It’s one of the world’s worst kept best kept secrets.  A top-secret base, heavily guarded and well-protected by a variety of armed security forces, that is the center of every conspiracy theory ever.  The one place everyone knows about, but no one can go to see.  Outside of Rachel, Nevada, on Groom Lake is a […]

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Toilet Freshener Pulled From Eastern Europe For Looking Like Ukraine’s Flag

Posted 8/15/2013 10:27 am by

Ukraine typically doesn’t get into the news for good events.  There are egg-throwing brawls in their parliament, their president being attacked by a ceremonial wreath, and the fact that they let killer dolphins escape.  Once again, Ukraine is back in the news, but it’s not something they did, it’s something someone else did.  German consumer […]

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Ron Burgandy To Release Memoir

Posted 8/14/2013 1:30 pm by

In the movie Anchorman, the character Ron Burgandy was proud of his many leather-bound books.  Now, he’ll be writing a book of his own, despite just barely being able to read off the teleprompter.  In a movie designed to hype the upcoming sequel Anchorman: The Legend Continues, Random House imprint Crown Archetype will be releasing […]

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Flight Of The Conchords’ Bret McKenzie To Make Labyrinth-Inspired Musical

Posted 8/13/2013 9:22 am by

The last collaboration between Jim Henson Productions and Flight of the Conchords was a smashing success.  Bret McKenzie, one of the brains behind the Conchords, contributed several brilliant songs to The Muppet Movie, which made a profit and was beloved by fans, critics, and Muppets alike.  Now, rather than participating in a remake or reboot […]

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Florida Man Kills Wife, Posts Picture On Facebook

Posted 8/09/2013 6:30 am by

Facebook is the place where you go when you want to share information about yourself.  Good, bad, indifferent, everyone takes up Facebook space to share the minutiae of their life, no matter how uninteresting or strange.  Derek Medina, 31, took Facebook sharing one step too far.  Derek Medina allegedly murdered his wife and posted the […]

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NCAA Will Be Shutting Down Its Online Store

Posted 8/09/2013 6:00 am by

The war on false amateurism is coming, and rather than fight for its position, the NCAA has decided to beat a full-scale retreat immediately.  With a lawsuit against NCAA’s basketball video games on one hand by former UCLA star Ed O’Bannon and the controversy surrounding Johnny Manziel allegedly taking money for his autograph (while an […]

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Heisman Winner Johnny Manziel Takes Cash For Autographs

Posted 8/07/2013 7:45 am by

Johnny Manziel is somehow both on top of the world and facing the worst pressure imaginable.  Johnny Football, AKA Johnny Heisman, is one of the most famous players in football, one of the most in-demand media appearances, and also one of the most investigated players since Cam Newton’s father was trying to sell him on […]

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Peter Capaldi Is The 12th Doctor

Posted 8/05/2013 6:45 am by

Taking over the lead on one of the world’s longest-running and most-beloved science fiction television shows can’t be easy, nor can being the person who recasts the role.  However, Steven Moffat, producer of Doctor Who, seems to be doing a pretty good job picking actors to fill out the cast of the show he is […]

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New Orleans Unveils Boring New Pelicans Uniforms

Posted 8/02/2013 10:00 am by

With the beginning of a new team, there’s a new era.  The former New Orleans Hornets are adopting a new identity, more befitting their New Orleans homeland.  The pelican is the state bird of Louisiana, and fittingly, the basketball team will now be called the New Orleans Pelicans as of the next NBA season.  A […]

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Alex Rodriguez Faces Lifetime Ban

Posted 8/01/2013 8:45 am by

Once upon a time, Alex Rodriguez was a sure-fire Hall of Fame player.  He broke the 600 home run barrier, looked to be baseball’s all-time home run king, and was supposed to wash away the stain of Barry Bonds and all the other steroid cheats.  After all, A-Rod has always been a power hitter and […]

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