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“Fifty Shades Of Grey” Trailer Debuts

Posted 7/24/2014 8:57 pm by

It’s the movie event of every middle-aged housewife’s year.  The best-selling book Fifty Shades of Grey underwent a strange trip to the multiplex, but it looks like the long-awaited movie is finally becoming reality.  No matter what happened, be it a change in lead actor or behind-the-scenes turmoil or aggressive fan responses to pretty much […]

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“Weird” Al Scores Number One Album After 30 Years

Posted 7/23/2014 11:03 pm by

“Weird” Al Yankovic first got attention back in the 1970′s with homemade recordings of parody songs performed by a boy and his accordion on the Dr. Demento radio show.  Dr. Demento is long gone from the airwaves, but Weird Al seems to be stronger than ever some 30 years after he first took a swing […]

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Apple Patent Unveils iWatch

Posted 7/22/2014 9:07 pm by

The wrist is the latest battleground for the technologically-forward end user.  You’ve got your tablet, your smartphone, your computer, and even your eyeglasses are connected to the Internet and are more capable than ever, but what about your wrist?  There are already some smartwatches available, but it won’t really matter until Apple’s got its entry […]

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Facebook Mentions, A Celebrity-Only Facebook App

Posted 7/19/2014 11:12 am by

Everyone wants to talk to celebrities.  No matter how crazy the celebrity, everyone wants to be friends with them and get a little attention from one of the more interesting celebrities on social media.  Twitter makes this much easier than Facebook, which isn’t exactly as user friendly or celebrity friendly as Twitter, but they’re actively […]

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Kindle Unlimited: All You Can Read For $9.99

Posted 7/19/2014 8:25 am by

Amazon is looking to take up all your spare time.  If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you’ve had streaming movies and television shows for awhile, with the recent addition of streaming audio files from Amazon’s library.  Now they’re looking to turn their record-breaking Kindle device into a portable library in the truest sense of the word. […]

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Airliner Shot Down Over Ukraine

Posted 7/18/2014 8:08 am by

It seems odd to fly a plane over a war zone, but some 300 flights a day took place over the disputed eastern regions of Ukraine, mostly at heights between 33 and 37,000 feet.  That’s high enough to avoid most surface-to-air missiles possessed by the Russia-backed insurgent groups.  However, that’s no longer safe, and the […]

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Ron Howard To Direct Beatles Documentary

Posted 7/16/2014 7:17 pm by

It’s really a great merger of two of the world’s biggest icons.  One’s a child star who became an adult star who became one of the most acclaimed directors of all time.  The other is a rock and roll band that became a cuddly pop rock act and then became one of the biggest bands […]

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Pilot Flying J, Browns Owner Paying $92 Million Penalty

Posted 7/14/2014 7:49 pm by

As it turns out, greed is still good, Gordon Gekko.  After all, using ill-gotten gains, you just might make enough money to buy a professional sports franchise, where only the sleaziest of men can survive.  It’s just a shame it has to happen to the Cleveland Browns.  Pilot Flying J has agreed to pay a […]

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LeBron James Is Going Back To Cleveland

Posted 7/11/2014 2:10 pm by

It all started with The Decision, the hour-long television special in which LeBron James fled his home state Cleveland Cavaliers to “take his talents to South Beach” and become a member of the star-studded Miami Heat.  Playing alongside fellow supervillains Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade, LeBron James won MVPs and NBA titles, and made it […]

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“How To Survive The Bulls Of Pamplona” Author Gored By Bull

Posted 7/10/2014 9:27 am by

Even under the most controlled of circumstances, bulls are dangerous.  In Spain, where bull fighting is still a revered sport in most locations where it isn’t banned and matadors are still something of a heroic figure when they don’t poop their pants running away from the bull, the bull is both a figure of sport […]

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J.K. Rowling Writes New Harry Potter Short Story

Posted 7/09/2014 10:47 am by

Goofy glasses, forehead scar, and quidditch are all hallmarks of one particular person, the creation of author J.K. Rowling is known all around the world and has created legions of superfans in every place where good children’s literature is appreciated.  Rowling’s become a multi-multi millionaire off the back of Harry Potter, and grown-up novels aside, […]

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Roller Coaster Derails, Hits Tree

Posted 7/08/2014 8:21 am by

Everyone likes a good roller coaster.  Well, most people like a good roller coaster, even if I am not one of them.  Not that I think they’re inherently unsafe, even though they do occasionally get stuck upside down and the riders have to be carefully evacuated from them, but I’m just not a big fan […]

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Flavor Flav’s Fourth Of July Was Awesome Until Cops Showed Up

Posted 7/07/2014 11:10 am by

Flavor Flav is a lot of things, particularly a rapper and failed business owner, but one thing he’s not is a good neighbor.  At least not according to the other folks in the Finisterre Homeowners Association, which represents the Las Vegas, Nevada neighborhood in which Flav resides.  There, he’s more likely to be known as the […]

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Hurricane Arthur Steams Towards North Carolina

Posted 7/03/2014 8:36 am by

If you have plans for a Fourth of July party and you live on the eastern coast of the United States, prepare to have those plans disrupted by an unplanned guest named Arthur.  Namely, Hurricane Arthur (not your Uncle Arthur, he’s still in Boca).  The first tropical storm of the season has matured into the […]

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Serena Williams Leaves Wimbledon With Mystery Virus

Posted 7/02/2014 5:37 pm by

Serena Williams is no stranger to controversy.  After all, when she’s not dominating Grand Slam tournaments, she’s suffering some pretty severe medical problems.  It’s not Serena’s skills that have her in the news, it’s her medical issues.  A disoriented and distressed Serena Williams had to pull out of Wimbledon, suffering from a mysterious virus.  Serena […]

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The 2014 NBA Draft Leads With Super Canadian Andrew Wiggins

Posted 6/27/2014 12:08 pm by

Last night was the biggest night of the basketball off-season.  The ping-pong balls have rattled, the prognosticators have looked into their crystal balls, and some of the world’s finest athletes have finished their running, jumping, shooting, and dunking for the approval of scouts.  Last night, the 2014 NBA Draft was held, and one of the […]

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Luis Suarez, The Mike Tyson Of The World Cup

Posted 6/25/2014 9:12 am by

Usually when you hear about biting, it takes place under some strange circumstances.  Man bites dog stories are pretty common, especially during dog attack events, but you also hear about people biting one another in bar fights and other types of situations.  Very rarely do you hear about biting in a sports sense, but when […]

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Former Baylor Star And NBA Prospect Isaiah Austin Has Marfan Syndrome

Posted 6/23/2014 12:13 pm by

Baylor basketball player Isaiah Austin was a legitimate NBA prospect.  Tall and lean, he looked exactly like the sort of basketball player that would make a great member of the NBA, once team cooks were able to pack some muscle onto his frame and fill him out a bit more.  As it turns out, that […]

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Handsome Mugshot Goes Viral

Posted 6/20/2014 9:49 am by

It’s always strange to see a mugshot with someone really attractive staring back at you from the pages of Crime Time or the local police department website. Most people, during their mugshots, look irritable or downright crazy, the exact opposite of the sort of thing people like to look at.  Not so for Stockton, California […]

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Washington Football Team Loses Redskins Trademark

Posted 6/18/2014 12:40 pm by

The Washington, D.C. team that competes in the National Football League has a lot of things, from their billionaire owner Daniel Snyder to their award-winning quarterback Robert Griffin III, but the one thing they don’t have anymore is a team name.  For decades, the team competed as the Washington Redskins, but with the rise in […]

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“The Situation” Arrested After Tanning Salon Fight

Posted 6/18/2014 10:45 am by

Once upon a time, Mike Sorrentino was one of the biggest stars on television, but odds are you didn’t know his real name, you just knew about The Situation.  Six season of Jersey Shore and a trip to rehab later, The Situation is settling back into life in New Jersey, where he co-owns a tanning […]

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Soccer Fan Dies After World Cup Overdose

Posted 6/17/2014 2:13 pm by

It’s the World Cup, and for those of us in the United States, the World Cup timing is perfect.  Games start at noon and end during prime time, so we’re perfectly positioned to watch every game we want (that won’t be the case in 2018 and 2022).  I’ve watched parts of every game so far, […]

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The Spurs Quench The Heat To Win The 2013-14 NBA Title

Posted 6/16/2014 8:49 am by

The Miami Heat are the top dogs in the NBA, at least as far as public perception goes.  They have the so-called Big Three of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh; they play in the hottest town in the country with the best night life and the coolest people; and LeBron is by far […]

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Lucky Day: Friday The 13th And A Full Moon

Posted 6/13/2014 11:14 am by

There’s weirdness in the air.  A sense of danger, perhaps.  Foreboding thoughts and visions flutter through the airs like the ghosts of nightmares long since dissipated.  In the shadows lurk mysterious figures wearing masks and obscured by hoods.   This is no ordinary Friday, this is a particularly special Friday.  Today is Friday the 13th, […]

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“Dumb and Dumber To” Trailer Hits YouTube

Posted 6/12/2014 12:59 pm by

It’s been awhile since the Farrelly Brothers had a huge hit to their name, so after the disappointment of The Three Stooges, Peter and Bobby Farrelly are turning back to one of the biggest hits in their canon, and reteaming with two of the men who made them into celebrated dumb comedy directors.  Those two […]

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Defeated In GOP Primary

Posted 6/11/2014 8:17 am by

It seems like the influence of the Tea Party is on the wane.  Once a threat to the establishment that routinely endorsed and won primary elections, these days the Tea Party is mostly treated as a joke, or a fringe group, rather than the CEO-toppling political force it once was.  However, just because the Tea […]

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Half Of College Grads Mooch Off Parents

Posted 6/10/2014 2:48 pm by

So you’ve gone to college and gotten the worthless college degree of your dreams.  Odds are the graduates left college with a significant amount of debt, since college prices keep rising and actual wages are stagnant at best,  and the job market is pretty dreadful even if you’re trying to get employed.  That means a […]

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Rumor: Apple To Launch iWatch In October

Posted 6/06/2014 5:19 pm by

Apple is rarely the first company to enter into a product arena, but when they do, they jump into the product line in grand style.  Other companies had smartphones first, but none of them took off like the iPhone.  Other companies have had tablet computers for years, but none of them became a hit like […]

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Softbank Unveils Emotional, Friendly Robot

Posted 6/05/2014 1:35 pm by

If there’s any country on the face of the earth that loves robots more than Japan, it’s a country I’ve never heard of.  The Japanese are obsessed with robots, and that obsession is not going away any time soon.  Japanese robots sing pop tunes.  Other Japanese robots go to the moon.  If you can design […]

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Preteen Girls Stab 12-Year-Old For Internet Meme

Posted 6/03/2014 9:30 am by

There have been cases of people becoming Internet memes and those meme stars becoming killers, but very rarely has there been a killing or attempted killing inspired by a meme.  However, that has changed thanks to a tall, faceless skinny man in a black suit who has a habit of lurking in the background of Photoshopped […]

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