Berkeley Passes First US Tax On Sodas
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FDA Adds Calorie Counting Regulations

Posted 11/25/2014 10:15 am by

When it comes to the battle of the bulge, the Food and Drug Administration is not an agency to mess with.  If you lie about your calorie count, they’ll shut you down in a blink.  Americans are eating out more than they ever have, drinking massive sugary drinks and generally gorging themselves even further into […]

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Katy Perry To Bring Her Fireworks To The Super Bowl

Posted 11/24/2014 9:30 am by

She’s one of the biggest stars in what’s left of the music industry, she was part of a huge celebrity marriage and divorce, and now she’ll get to put her talents on display in front of the entire world.  She is none other than Katy Perry, the candy cupcake queen of pop, and she’s going […]

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Buffalo Faces Historic Blizzard

Posted 11/19/2014 2:20 pm by

It doesn’t take a lot of snow to shut down places that aren’t used to snow.  The US South goes mad over six inches of snow; New Zealand closes down for ever less.  The heartier northern types are used to the cold white stuff, so a little snow doesn’t do a lot for them, but […]

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Dumb “Wheel” Contestants Force Pat Sajak Off Stage

Posted 11/12/2014 8:30 am by

Crazy things happen on game shows.  No matter how long you’ve been watching, or how many thousands of episodes you’ve seen, there’s always something new.  Sometimes, it’s a contestant that’s really, really good at the game.  In other cases, it’s a contestant that’s really, really bad at the game.  Usually the ones that are bad […]

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The Veterans Day Round-Up

Posted 11/11/2014 8:00 am by

Veterans make a lot of sacrifices for their country.  From missing time with family to giving up their lives and health in the service of the nation, they give up more so we can enjoy freedom and prosperity.  Lots of people respect them, even criminals.  So when Veterans Day rolls around, retailers line up for […]

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Blizzard Announces Overwatch Squad-Based Shooter

Posted 11/10/2014 8:30 am by

Blizzard is a company that is seeking to reach outside its traditional cash cow and find new ways to remain relevant on the gaming radar.  The Diablo games will probably always make money, because they are excellent and retain a whole lot of play value long after their release, but the company’s money-printing machine is […]

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Apple Malware Strikes China

Posted 11/06/2014 8:00 am by

Apple has a reputation for safety.  However, as phones get more and more sophisticated, the opportunity to pick over phones becomes more and more irresistible for those with bad intentions.  Android phones are at risk, and increasingly, Apple’s safety reputation is being proven to be nothing more than smoke and mirrors, created thanks to little […]

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Berkeley Passes First US Soda Tax

Posted 11/05/2014 8:00 am by

If you can’t ban it, tax it to death.  That’s the mindset of governments, who are increasingly attempting to legislate America into better health.  Their arch-enemy?  Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola, and all the other Cola companies and soda pushers.  New  York banned Big Gulps; Mississippi passed a Freedom of Soda act in retaliation.  However, in Berkeley, California, […]

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Happy Election Day, Voters!

Posted 11/04/2014 8:30 am by

If you’re outside of the United States, feel free to disregard this.  If you’re inside the United States, listen up.  Today is the day in which you get to dust off your democratic republic skills and elect those who will represent you.  It’s Election Day, and while there’s no national election on the ballot, there […]

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The World Trade Center Reopens

Posted 11/03/2014 8:15 am by

It has been 13 long years since the horrible events of September 11 unfolded on television screens around the world, and that means for 13 years there has been a void in the heart of Manhattan that has not been filled.  It took what seemed like forever to start on the replacement for the Twin Towers […]

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JK Rowling’s Halloween Treat: Dolores Umbridge Explained

Posted 10/31/2014 8:30 am by

When you’re a famous author with a famous universe, it must be hard to get new projects off the ground.  If you’re George R.R. Martin, everyone wants more A Song of Ice and Fire work.  When you’re J.K. Rowling, everyone wants more Harry Potter stuff.  Sure, she’s had some success outside of the Potterverse with […]

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San Francisco Claims Third World Series In Five Years

Posted 10/30/2014 8:30 am by

Every other year, the song remains the same.  In 2010, the Giants win.  In 2012, the Giants win.  And now, in 2014, the Giants win again.  The San Francisco Giants are the champions of baseball once again for the third time in five years.  The Giants bested the Kansas City Royals 3-2, a tight game in a […]

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Halloween Prank Turns Out To Be Beheaded Woman

Posted 10/29/2014 12:45 pm by

Halloween is the time of year when the most macabre instincts in the human come out to play, and it’s not surprising.  The holiday is marked by skeletons and ghosts and dead bodies galore, when costumed kids roam the darkness shouting “Trick or Treat!” and threatening onlookers with mild peril should they refuse to come […]

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Toronto Ends The Ford Era

Posted 10/28/2014 8:45 am by

Good news, people of Toronto!  Your long civic nightmare is officially over.  You’re no longer an international joke, fit only to be laughed at and mocked due to the buffoonish antics of your mayor!  That’s right, Rob Ford is officially out as mayor of Toronto, and the nascent Ford dynasty is being brought to an […]

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Ebola Quarantine Nurse To Sue For Freedom?

Posted 10/27/2014 11:01 am by

Coming back from health missions to save people from the deadly Ebola virus, you’d expect a better welcome from the United States.  At least that’s what nurse Kari Wilcox expected when she came home from Africa via New Jersey.  However, she’s not getting a parade, but a giant plastic jail cell.  Since Wilcox was exposed […]

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Avengers 2 Trailer Leaks

Posted 10/23/2014 7:30 am by

When the first movie makes over a billion dollars and becomes a worldwide sensation, the wait for the second movie is pretty intense, and fans want to know what they want to know no matter what the movie studio has planned.  Marvel was planning on debuting the trailer for the second chapter in the Avengers […]

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Taylor Swift’s Silent New Hit Single

Posted 10/22/2014 10:45 am by

Everyone loves Taylor Swift and, for the moment, it seems that T-Swizzle can do no wrong.  Her last single broke download records, she’s got more Grammys than teeth, and everything she touches seems to turn to gold.  Or gold records.  Even when she puts out no music, her name alone is enough to generate hit […]

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Banksy’s Newest Artwork Defaced In A Day

Posted 10/21/2014 10:00 am by

Street art has gained a staggering amount of legitimacy in recent years.  For example, graffiti artist Banksy is one of the most popular and famous artists in the world right now, with artwork being sawed off of the side of buildings and sold to collectors for small fortunes.  Bansky, despite having kept his identity a […]

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Bono’s Medical Explanation For His Sunglasses

Posted 10/17/2014 2:43 pm by

Whenever you see the band U2, lead singer Bono is wearing sunglasses.  Charity appearances, The Tonight Show, wherever Bono is, his eyes are shielded by his signature shades.  Just a rock star being a rock star, right?  No different than leather pants or crazy necklaces.  Well, not so fast.  Turns out, Bono wears his signature […]

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HBO To Offer Streaming-Only Service

Posted 10/16/2014 7:45 am by

Every year, the Game of Thrones trailer comes out, and people lose their minds.  It’s one of the most popular shows in the world, and year after year it breaks records as being one of the most illegally-downloaded shows ever.  That doesn’t look to be changing any time soon, and as more people cut the […]

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Second Texas Hospital Worker Catches Ebola

Posted 10/15/2014 8:00 am by

Just when you thought it was safe to go to the hospital in Texas, think again.  After the announcement that a nurse contracted the ebola virus–blamed on improper equipment use–another case of ebola has hit the very same hospital, straining government promises that ebola is a difficult-to-catch disease.  A second health care worker at Dallas’s […]

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Clowns Terrify California Town

Posted 10/14/2014 1:00 pm by

Even if you like clowns, you have to admit they can easily become unsettling.  Just a few little tweaks in the makeup, maybe drop the real smile for a painted-on smile, splatter a little blood, and what normally delights children becomes a monster straight out of Stephen King.  If those clowns are skulking about in […]

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Red Bull Gives You Money (Or Free Red Bull)

Posted 10/10/2014 1:01 pm by

If you’ve had Red Bull since 2002, then congratulations, you’re about to get a lawsuit settlement from a lawsuit you might not have known existed.  As it turns out, Red Bull might have been exaggerating about the benefits of its product (including the giving of wings), and as such, rather than fight the legal eagles, […]

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Paul Feig Will Be Doing All-Female Ghostbusters 3

Posted 10/09/2014 11:00 am by

It’s been 30 years according to the anniversary doughnuts, but the appeal of Ghostbusters hasn’t wavered.  It was one of the biggest hits imaginable back in 1984, and it remains a pop culture phenomenon and one of the best horror comedies ever put down on celluloid, paper, disc, or other display medium.  The original made […]

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Behold The Blood Moon

Posted 10/08/2014 10:15 am by

It’s one of the rarest events in nature.  If you didn’t get up early in the morning to witness it, or if you were one of the few folks in the world who weren’t able to see it, then fortunately the internet has coverage for you of the beautiful, massive blood moon.  The blood moon […]

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Doctor Flies In Ebola Protection Suit

Posted 10/02/2014 1:24 pm by

  The Ebola virus has arrived in the United States.  A man from Liberia, one of the worst places in the current outbreak, arrived in the United States and promptly fell ill with Ebola, despite apparently being screened at the airport in Liberia.  The efficacy of airport security in Liberia not withstanding, this is indeed […]

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Counterfeit XBox Ones Put Hackers In Jail

Posted 10/01/2014 1:39 pm by

Given the less-than-stellar reception of the Xbox One, in hindsight it seems strange just how eagerly awaited the system was.  Everyone was looking to get their hands on a new Xbox One or PS4, and it seemed split.  Indeed, some folks wanted the Xbone so badly they were willing to break the laws to get […]

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Netflix To Make “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II”

Posted 9/30/2014 10:30 am by

Netflix has become an original series generator the likes of which the online world doesn’t see.  They’ve gotten critical favorites like Orange is the New Black and House of Cards, crowd-pleasers like Arrested Development, and a 5-series maxi-series event with Marvel coming down the pipe, but Netflix isn’t resting on its laurels.  Instead, the company […]

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Say Hello To Facebook Rival Ello

Posted 9/26/2014 8:45 am by

This may come as a shock to you, but most people aren’t thrilled with Facebook these days.  In fact, it seems like everyone is working hard at finding a Facebook replacement, and companies are betting big bucks on ways to topple the top dog in social networking.  There have been efforts as humble as crowdsourced […]

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Hold Off On Updating To iOS8

Posted 9/25/2014 8:00 am by

Everyone wants to be part of the latest and greatest version of everything, but when it comes to updating your operating systems, you should always think twice before you push that download button, especially when it comes to Apple’s smartphone operating system.  Apple’s iOS is notoriously riddled with bugs with every new update, and it […]

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