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RIP Gene Wilder, Comedy Legend

Posted 8/29/2016 7:43 pm by

Sometimes it’s easy to forget about someone when they choose to retire from the world, but someone like Gene Wilder could never be forgotten.  He made too big of an impression, with his high-strung nature, frizzy hair, and bugged-out eyes.  His impression might last, but the world is now short one genius actor.  Gene Wilder, […]

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Craig Sager’s Custom Nikes

Posted 8/27/2016 11:56 am by

Since 2014, Craig Sager has been caught in the fight of his life.  He’s been battling leukemia since 2014, and he’s had multiple stem-cell treatments and rounds of radiation, and he continues to struggle against the disease for all he’s worth.  He’s been a very public face for most of his life, and now he’s engaged […]

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Meet A Mentor With Lunchback

Posted 8/26/2016 7:04 pm by

Let’s do lunch.  We need to have a lunch meeting.  Everyone bring your lunch, we’re working late.  Lunch is a big deal around the office, because for some people, it’s the only chance they get to leave the office.  For other people, lunch is an invaluable resource for making professional connections.  That’s where Lunchback comes […]

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Giant Pearl Hidden Under Bed For A Decade

Posted 8/24/2016 6:49 pm by

There’s just something about the waters around Puerto Princesa that lends itself to giant pearls.  The port city on the Philippine island of Palawan is the place where the world’s largest pearl, a 14-pound hunk called the Pearl of Allah or Pearl of Lao, was discovered.  Now, it turns out, a local man’s been sleeping […]

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Ramen Noodles Are Like Money In Prison

Posted 8/23/2016 9:20 pm by

Worry not, bachelors.  You’ve got a goldmine in your cabinet, assuming you go to prison.  With changes in prison food availability, particularly less of it as part of cost-cutting measures around the country, there’s a new king on the prison trading market.  Move over cigarettes, prisoners are now using ramen noodles as prison currency.  That’s […]

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Pole Vaulter Stops Mid-Run For National Anthem

Posted 8/22/2016 7:29 pm by

It’s not a rare thing to hear the United States national anthem during the Olympics; you hear it at every sporting event ever, it seems.  At the 2016 Rio Games, the US won 46 gold medals, so the Star Spangled Banner was played 46 times.  Not too shabby, right?  However, the anthem is a song […]

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The Nightly Show Is Keeping It 0

Posted 8/19/2016 6:06 pm by

Well, that didn’t last long.  In 2014, The Colbert Report went off the air so its star could go replace David Letterman on CBS.  They promoted from within, as they are wont to do, by bringing Larry Wilmore to the big stage.  Larry promptly fell flat on his face.  Low ratings and poor social media […]

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DEA Keeps Marijuana A Non-Medical Drug

Posted 8/11/2016 6:48 pm by

In November, eight states will be deciding on just how they’re going to treat marijuana.  Some states are offering up the option of decriminalizing the drug (like California, giving it another shot), while others are considering legalizing it for medical purposes.  However, the most powerful entity in the land continues to look down on legal […]

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How To Watch The 2016 Rio Olympics

Posted 8/05/2016 8:01 pm by

It’s time.  For the next couple of weeks, the world is going to shut down and everyone’s going to huddle around televisions, radios, telephones, and computers to watch the best athletes in the world compete to see just who is the best.  I know I’ll be watching, and hundreds of millions of other people will […]

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The Most Unhealthy Chain Restaurant Meal

Posted 8/01/2016 5:41 pm by

America is a country of excess.  We like big cars, big roads, and big food to go in our big bellies.  After all, this is a country of fried cheese sandwiches washed out with 10 shots of espresso, so it’s not surprising that America’s fast casual chains are all tempted to pile on the calories […]

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Zika Virus Hits The United States

Posted 7/29/2016 7:59 pm by

  There are all kinds of crazy diseases out there, and that’s something that people are rightfully concerned with.  There was swine flu, then feline flu, then all other kinds of flus.  However, none of those have proven to be as dangerous to the general public as the zika virus, which is a horrible thing […]

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Longtime Friends Fired From Sesame Street

Posted 7/28/2016 8:17 pm by

Honestly, I don’t think I watched a lot of Sesame Street when I was a child.  I remember some vague things, like Kermit wearing an overcoat and a hat with a press card, but other than that, I think I missed out on the Sesame Street train.  Sadly, that means I missed out on a […]

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Reagan Assassin John Hinkley Is Going Free

Posted 7/27/2016 10:08 pm by

Think of the biggest events of the 1980’s, and what do you think of?  Maybe MTV.  Maybe the NASA Challenger explosion.  Or, perhaps, the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan.  It’s a huge deal.  John Hinkley Jr. grabbed a revolver and fired into the crowd of people, nearly killing the President of the United States […]

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New Zealand Declares War On Rats

Posted 7/26/2016 8:35 pm by

Invasive species are a serious problem.  Once an animal gets into an environment where it has no real predators, there’s no telling what will happen.  Florida is overrun with pythons; they’re even fighting off local gators.  If a gator can’t stand up to invasive species, what could a flightless bird do against predators?  If that […]

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The NBA Moves The 2017 All-Star Game

Posted 7/21/2016 9:00 pm by

The NBA All-Star Game is a huge deal for teams.  It brings thousands of fans and millions of dollars to the communities that host it, and it makes sense that the NBA would want its showcase event be as accessible as possible to everyone.  To that end, the NBA has been mindful of the laws […]

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Donald Trump Gets His Wall

Posted 7/20/2016 9:02 pm by

Donald Trump has somehow become the Republican nominee for President of the United States despite being pretty unpopular, both in his own party and in the general public.  Trump hasn’t been afraid of anyone, and he’s not been worried about keeping anyone other than his rabid supporters happy.  No matter what he says or does, […]

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Kim And Kanye Versus T.Swift

Posted 7/18/2016 12:34 pm by

When two music superstars are feuding, the winners tend to be the fans.  After all, usually fighting makes for good music, and there’s a litany of rap diss tracks to prove it, as well as the entirety of Taylor Swift’s record-setting disography.  Now, once again, T.Swift and Kanye West are fighting in public, this time […]

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Denver Offers Von Miller Record-Breaking Contract

Posted 7/15/2016 1:30 pm by

Denver won the Super Bowl last season, beating Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers.  They didn’t beat them throwing the ball; gone are the days of Peyton Manning breaking records.  After a couple of great offensive years since joining the Broncos, Peyton Manning lost his arm last year and the team basically carried him through […]

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Eagle Tries To Carry Off Child During Wildlife Show

Posted 7/12/2016 9:59 pm by

There’s nothing cooler than an animal show.  I know they’re not encouraged these days, and that’s fine, but if you get a chance to pet a ray or see a dolphin jump through a hoop or splash around in a pool or something cool like that.  If it can be some sort of exotic animal, […]

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Pokemon Go Is Catching All Your Private Info

Posted 7/11/2016 6:30 pm by

Everyone’s downloaded Pokemon Go.  I have, you have, no doubt everyone I know has at least considered it.  It’s a boon for Nintendo; the company’s worth $5 billion dollars more than they were a few weeks ago.  It’s a boon for Niantic Labs and Alphabet Company (Google’s parent), because they’re behind the hottest game on […]

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If You Eat At Wendy’s, You Were Probably Hacked

Posted 7/07/2016 10:02 pm by

Of the major fast food chains in the United States, my favorite is probably Wendy’s.  I’m not sure why.  My mom loves the Frosty.  I think the reason why I like Wendy’s, though, is because of the chili.  I love chili, and I don’t always want to make it for myself or open a can […]

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First Passenger Killed In Driverless Car

Posted 7/02/2016 3:43 pm by

Driverless cars are the future.  We already have cars that help us parallel park, and every company seems to be getting in on the driverless car game, from Google to Tesla to the Department of Defense.  So far, so good, by and large.  There have been accidents, but they’ve typically been the fault of other […]

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OJ Mayo Hit With Two-Year Drug Ban

Posted 7/01/2016 6:50 pm by

The NBA has worked hard to get its drug issues under control.  Back in the 1970’s and 1980’s, cocaine abuse was rampant.  These days, the only drugs being used are probably pot and other small-time recreational relaxants and nothing quite so serious or potentially deadly.  (They may also be using PEDs, but there’s no telling […]

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Apple’s Patent For Disabling Smartphone Video

Posted 6/30/2016 9:27 pm by

At every concert I’ve been to for the past five years or so, there’s always been someone recording the moment rather than living in the moment.  I’m not innocent, either; I’ve taken pictures and videos of concerts, but I only take a few then I shut my brain off and enjoy myself.  However, not all […]

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Two Transgender Women Win Primary Elections

Posted 6/29/2016 5:46 pm by

The transgender community is increasingly present in modern life.  With increasing openness about the issue, it’s only natural that there would be some increased prominence. We have transgender rock stars, transgender beauty queens, and even some countries are offering people a chance to pick a non-binary gender. However, while the transgender community is talked about a […]

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Red Cross Apologizes For Racist Poster

Posted 6/27/2016 6:20 pm by

The Red Cross is a wonderful organization.  When there’s trouble, the Red Cross is there setting up shelters and handing out food and water.  The Red Cross is normally very sensitive to the community needs around them, to boot.  However, sometimes, something will slip through the cracks that just looks wrong.  One of these things is […]

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Texas Woman Wakes From Surgery With British Accent

Posted 6/23/2016 9:05 pm by

People do strange things to be different.  Some people have their tongue lengthened to speak a foreign language better.  Other people were born with interesting accents.  Lisa Alamia got her new accent in a very unusual way: via weird medical disorder.  A Texas woman came out of jaw surgery with a British accent.  She’s one […]

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Mark Zuckerberg’s Laptop Paranoia

Posted 6/22/2016 6:29 pm by

When it comes to security, you can’t be too careful when you go onto the Information Superhighway. Webcams and microphones can be a lot of fun; after all, without webcams you couldn’t watch adorable baby pandas.  However, while you’re watching webcam feeds, you don’t know who is secretly watching you.  Mark Zuckerberg knows that; Facebook’s […]

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Brazil’s Olympic Mascot Shot And Killed

Posted 6/21/2016 5:52 pm by

One minute, you’re an official Olympic mascot.  The next minute, you’re a carpet.  That’s life in a country like Brazil, where clowns get elected to high office and political candidates hand out cocaine for votes.  Just moments after being feted during a torch-lighting ceremony in Manaus, Olympic mascot Juma the jaguar was shot and killed […]

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OJ To Take Paternity Test For Khloe Kardashian

Posted 6/17/2016 7:31 pm by

It’s a question that has raged for years.  Who is Khloe Kardashian’s father?  It’s more than likely not Robert Kardashian, who was married to Kris Jenner at the time of her birth.  Khloe looks an awful lot like Robert Kardashian’s friend, Orenthal James Simpson.  Is OJ Khloe Kardashian’s real father?  Well, it looks like the […]

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