Jon Stewart Is Leaving The Daily Show
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Garlic, Bile, And A Cure For MRSA

Posted 3/31/2015 7:59 pm by

Garlic is good for you.  There’s lots of proof for that, and as such, garlic is the go-to ingredient in folk medicine throughout Europe.  However, as it turns out, garlic might be potent enough to kill one of the most dangerous infections in the world.  If you get MRSA, also known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, […]

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Little-Known Trevor Noah To Replace Jon Stewart

Posted 3/30/2015 8:40 pm by

At age 36, Jon Stewart went from a modest stand-up comedian to the seat that would make him a household name.  Now he’s a little long-in-the-tooth for the daily grind of creating television news satire that’s more informative than your average news broadcast and is looking to do other things.  That leaves Comedy Central in […]

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James Bond Versus SPECTRE

Posted 3/28/2015 9:37 am by

James Bond just cannot be stopped, except perhaps by himself.  Studio struggles almost killed Skyfall, but the movie turned out to be a huge hit when it was finished and audiences demanded more, as they have over 24 movies by now.  The rumored 24th Bond movie is making its first appearances online, and it’s pretty […]

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Heinz To Buy Kraft, Make Tomato Mac And Cheese

Posted 3/26/2015 5:26 pm by

Take your Kraft Dinner and slap some ketchup on it.  Add some cheese-type food to your tin of baked beans.  The home eater has long had free reign to do whatever they want with their food, and now it looks like companies are following suit.  Heinz is buying up Kraft, merging two food giants into […]

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Angelina Jolie Removes Her Ovaries After Cancer Scare

Posted 3/24/2015 5:35 pm by

Two years ago, Angelina Jolie made waves when she made a decision to save her own life.  Cancer is common in her family, and Jolie has the BRCA1 gene mutation that significantly increases cancer risk for both breast and ovarian cancer.  Jolie’s mother died of ovarian cancer, and having seen that struggle, Angelina Jolie decided […]

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Toddler Revived After Being Dead For 101 Minutes

Posted 3/20/2015 8:13 pm by

The fact that we can take people who are dead and bring them back to life is mind-boggling.  CPR is an incredible feat of human ingenuity and body engineering, isn’t it?  Sure, it doesn’t always work, but when it does work, that’s a small miracle.  Gardell Martin, a 22-month-old boy from Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania, is another […]

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Austin Businesses “Exclusively For White People”

Posted 3/19/2015 6:27 pm by

When it comes to racist business signs, there are the sort that are deliberate and the sort that are accidental.  It’s not hard to accidentally change Rich Whitney to Rich Whitey, and freshly ground black people is a typo, not a real ingredient in a meal.  Still, some Austin, Texas businesses opened for business with […]

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Kraft Recalls 242K Cases of Mac And Cheese Over Steel Shards

Posted 3/18/2015 5:52 pm by

When I say people love macaroni and cheese, I mean it.  Like, people get crazy over mac and cheese, and they’ll do anything to it to make it better.  Mac and cheese and bacon?  You bet.  Healthier mac and cheese?  Of course; anything to eat better and not give up anything.  Mac and cheese with […]

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Happy 30th Anniversary, Dot Com Addresses!

Posted 3/15/2015 6:12 pm by

It seems like only five years ago we were celebrating the 25th anniversary of the first dot com address.  That’s because we were.  Thirty years ago, symbolics.com was the first dot com address registered, kickstarting the modern Internet as we know it.  Happy 30th anniversary, Symbolics.com!  And more importantly, happy 30th anniversary, Internet! “In the […]

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Once-In-A-Century Pi Day Today!

Posted 3/14/2015 8:28 am by

Every March 14 is a big event.  At my work place, we have Pie Day in honor of Pi Day.  The first three digits of pi show up every March 14 (3.14), but this year’s Pi Day is a slice of something very special.  It’s 2015, so Pi Day is 3.1415.  That’s a once-in-a-century conflagration […]

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Terry Pratchett Is Dead At 66

Posted 3/12/2015 8:48 pm by

All Terry Pratchett wanted was what he called a noble death.  He wanted to die on his terms, while he still had the mental capacity to make the decision himself.  He wanted what he called the Victorian death:  surrounded by friends and family, a few tears, and the chance to say goodbye.  In the end, […]

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Stop Throwing Pizzas At The Breaking Bad House

Posted 3/11/2015 9:06 pm by

When a television show becomes a cult favorite, it’s going to attract some dedicated fans.  Witness what’s happening in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in the wake of Vince Gilligan’s massive television successes.  A quiet neighborhood is now the center of a Breaking Bad tourism industry, but it’s having terrible repercussions for the people that live there. […]

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Netflix And Marvel’s Daredevil Gets A Trailer

Posted 3/10/2015 5:48 pm by

While Agents of SHIELD never held my interest, I loved Marvel’s Agent Carter series.  I loved it enough that I’m completely on board with a street-level Marvel television series that captures the company’s ground-based heroes.  After all, there’s a lot of crime out there, and there’s a lot of crime that Thor, Iron Man, and […]

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Harrison Ford Crashes Plane Into Golf Course

Posted 3/06/2015 8:58 am by

Is it possible to be both a cranky old man and an action hero?  Let’s ask Harrison Ford.  He shot to fame as Han Solo, roguish pilot, and it appears he’s something of a rogue pilot in real life, as well.  Ford’s love of flying is well documented, and it was his love of flying […]

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Plane Slides Off Runway At LaGuardia Airport

Posted 3/05/2015 12:37 pm by

When it comes to snow and ice, don’t mess around with traveling unless you absolutely have to.  After all, when snow comes in, everything wisely grinds to a halt.  Even in one of the world’s busiest airports, when the weather turns, there’s no telling what will happen.  Delta flight 1086 from Atlanta to New York […]

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The Avengers: Age Of Ultron’s Secret-Filled Third Trailer

Posted 3/04/2015 5:44 pm by

If you don’t like super hero movies, that’s your business.  But if you don’t like Marvel movies?  Well, I’m not sure what I can do for you.  The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been spectacular movie-going fun, and even the lesser Marvel films are as good as anything of that type of entertainment that’s ever been […]

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NBC Launching Online Comedy Subscription Service

Posted 3/03/2015 7:18 pm by

Every year, it seems that the amount of broadcast television events gets smaller and smaller, even as television companies get larger and larger via purchases, mergers, spin-offs, and whatnot.  These days, everyone is cutting cords and turning to online services for their entertainment.  HBO is launching one, CBS has launched one, and now it looks […]

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Leonard Nimoy Has Passed Away

Posted 2/27/2015 9:36 pm by

He had legions of fans, all of whom no doubt greeted him with “Live long and prosper.”  Well, he certainly enjoyed a nice long life.  With one of the longest and most interesting careers, including a golden-years renaissance, the one thing you could say about Leonard Nimoy is that he made the most out of […]

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Llamas On The Lamb!

Posted 2/26/2015 10:08 pm by

There’s nothing really nice about the retirement home.  No matter how well-stocked or cared for, it’s only a bright and cheerful place if the ownership is creative about enriching the lives of residents.  One of the residents of a retirement facility in Phoenix was a llama farmer, so to cheer him up a little they […]

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The Cleveland Browns Get A New Logo

Posted 2/24/2015 9:21 pm by

Some things never change, but some things have to change with the times.  With every passing year, something shifts slightly.  Nothing stays the same in the NFL, from the franchise quarterback to the team owner and the stadium.  Even the vaunted Cleveland Browns, the team started by Paul Brown himself. The Cleveland Browns have unveiled […]

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Peanut Exposure Prevents Peanut Allergies

Posted 2/23/2015 8:21 pm by

It seems in the last ten years or so, peanut allergies became a thing.  When I was a kid, we got peanut butter sandwiches with lunch, and these days peanuts are banned from schools.  I’m still crazy for legumes, and I don’t know how people can raise their kids to be allergic of everything without […]

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The First Glimpse Of Aquaman

Posted 2/20/2015 7:33 pm by

Say what you want to about Zack Snyder, he must really love comic books.  After all, he keeps making superhero movies, and he’s basically the mastermind of the upcoming DC Cinematic Universe from Warner Brothers.  From a Superman reboot to a full-fledged Justice League series, Snyder’s got his hands in a lot of pies, but […]

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Hospital Scopes Spread Super Bacteria

Posted 2/19/2015 8:26 pm by

With the increased use of antibiotics and hormones in food, it seems that pretty much every disease is getting harder and harder to treat.  Diseases thought controlled, like measles, can spread like wildfire.  It seems that there’s no place more likely to spread disease than your local hospital, supposedly the cleanest place around.  Hospital endoscopes, […]

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Afroman Punches Woman Who Gets On Stage

Posted 2/18/2015 6:34 pm by

It’s always bad to punch someone in the face, but when you get caught on video punching someone in the face?  Unless you’re a cop or a famous athlete involved in a game, you’re in for trouble.  Even if you’re a Grammy-nominated musician with one of 2001’s biggest musical hits under your belt.  While performing […]

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The Hits Of Saturday Night Live’s 40th Anniversary Special

Posted 2/16/2015 8:32 pm by

If you missed it last night, the  Not Ready For Prime Time Players were brought back together for an incredible 3 and a half hour prime-time special.  Red carpet interviews, celebrity guests, all manner of special guests, all in celebration of America’s long-running late-night comedy show.  Lorne Michaels was there to take a well-deserved bow […]

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Warrant Issued For Punxsutawney Phil’s Arrest

Posted 2/12/2015 6:11 pm by

Don’t burn your winter socks just yet.  On Groundhog Day, good old Punxsutawney Phil said there were going to be six more weeks of winner, and boy, he’s been right on the money.  There haven’t been any Groundhog Day blizzards in my neck of the woods, but I don’t live in New England.  New England […]

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Jon Stewart Is Leaving The Daily Show

Posted 2/11/2015 7:30 pm by

All good things must come to an end.  With Stephen Colbert leaving his Colbert Report for the greener pastures of network television’s late-night chat game, it was only a matter of time before the other guy decided to test the waters elsewhere, too.  Jon Stewart is leaving The Daily Show after a staggering 17 year […]

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Spider-Man Is Coming To The Marvel Cinematic Universe

Posted 2/10/2015 7:22 pm by

When it comes to the Marvel Comics universe, there’s no character more versatile than Peter Parker’s alter-ego, Spider-man.  If you have a book that needs a lift, or a team that needs a new member, Spider-man will fit the bill.  For whatever reason, aside from the first two Sam Raimi movies and arguably the Amazing […]

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Interrupting Kanye Strikes Again

Posted 2/09/2015 12:49 pm by

I thought it was a joke.  I started laughing, and I know I wasn’t the only one who was surprised by the fact Kanye West suddenly developed a sense of humor.  In 2009, he interrupted Taylor Swift and in 2015, he was about to interrupt Beck before thinking better of it.  The same situation, six […]

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RIP Radio Shack

Posted 2/06/2015 7:38 pm by

It’s been a long, strange road for Radio Shack.  Long before the Internet, long before Best Buy and disposable electronics, there was Radio Shack.  If you wanted to, say, repair a radio or tinker with some electronics, that was the place you went for kids, parts, and the like.  If you needed a vacuum tube […]

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