Google's Driverless Car Involved In Injury Accident
Unusual Stuff

TSA Agent Fakes Security Search To Molest Traveler

Posted 8/28/2015 7:36 pm by

The Transportation Security Agency is an agency that’s basically out of control.  They’ve already been sued for abusing their power, and that lawsuit hasn’t really changed things all that much.  TSA screeners still abuse their power, and one gross example of abuse took that quite literally. A TSA security screener used his position to lure […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

Facebook Tops 1 Billion Concurrent Users

Posted 8/27/2015 7:50 pm by

There have been no rivals for Facebook.  Once it came onto the scene and lapped MySpace in total users, the battle was over.  Sure, the occasional pretender to the throne made some noise, but these days, everyone’s on Facebook and just about everyone depends on Facebook to stay connected with family and friends.  When Facebook […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

Burger King To McDonald’s: McWhopper Team-Up?

Posted 8/26/2015 5:52 pm by

Burger King has been trying for years to dethrone McDonald’s as the king of America’s fast food empire, but they’re been unsuccessful thus far.  They’re tried pretty much everything:  a Microsoft Windows 7 tie-in, a gigantic burger served like pizza, delivery service in select markets, and a complete menu overhaul and redo.  So far, nothing’s […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

Japanese Sending Whiskey Into Space

Posted 8/25/2015 3:42 pm by

It doesn’t matter what country you’re in or what their nominal national spirit is, these days everyone loves brown party liquor.  This is a world in which Russians love Scottish whisky, a heady post-Mad Men world where clear is out and the barrel-aged is in.  Suntory is a world-famous brand, makers of the best whiskey […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

“Fear The Walking Dead” Sets Cable Debut Record

Posted 8/24/2015 6:21 pm by

People have been waiting for the debut of Fear the Walking Dead all summer.  It’s not every day that the hottest show on television expands its universe and heads in a different direction from the companion show, but here we are, there’s AMC footing the bill, and there’s more zombie action for the television screen. […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

Drug-Resistant Super Lice Are Here

Posted 8/21/2015 7:50 pm by

When I was a kid, there was nothing I hated more than the school head lice check.  Now, I never had lice, but I always felt indignant that they were going to go through my hair with a literal fine-tooth comb in a chair in the gymnasium, then repeat the process with several hundred other […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

Caitlyn Jenner Faces Possible Manslaughter Charges In Fatal Crash

Posted 8/20/2015 6:33 pm by

You can change your face, you can change your name, you can get Siri to vouch for you, but there’s one force you can’t escape from, and that’s the law.  Caitlyn Jenner is finding that out the hard way as Los Angeles prosecutors have decided to ask the district attorney to consider bringing her up on […]

Read »
Videos

Batman Meets NWA: Straight Outta Gotham

Posted 8/19/2015 6:58 pm by

What happens with this summer’s hottest musical biopic, Straight Outta Compton, about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-enshrined NWA, meets the hottest movie of DC and Warner Brothers’ superhero lineup, Suicide Squad?  I’ll give you a hint, the end result is really, really awesome.  A rogue gallery of DC villains being kept down by […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

American Flag Raised Over Cuban Embassy

Posted 8/14/2015 8:28 pm by

Things have changed drastically since the days when the United States had active spy networks working in Cuba.  Once upon a time, the goal of the government was to topple the Castro administration, and Cuba has been kept in the dark for a long, long time after the Communist uprising.  The Cold War, the Cuban […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

Transgender Birth Certificate Bill Vetoed

Posted 8/13/2015 5:52 pm by

You’d think that in the middle of a crowded political primary, busy politicians like New Jersey governor Chris Christie would be neglecting their home state.  Well, primary or not, Chris Christie is still New Jersey’s governor, and he’s still doing governor things, like vetoing bills.  Chris Christie has vetoed a change in New Jersey law […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

EA Sports Pulls NHL 16 Cover

Posted 8/12/2015 5:56 pm by

If you’re a professional athlete, getting on the cover of a video game is a big deal.  That means you’re not just a star, not just the face of a franchise, you’re the face of your entire sport.  Athletes love being on the cover of games, even if the Madden Curse tends to derail football […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

North Korea Injures Two South Korean Soldiers With Mines

Posted 8/10/2015 8:11 am by

It’s pretty easy to laugh off North Korea.  After all, they’re prone to doing silly stuff like changing their time zone for no good reason and prancing around with ridiculous medals.  All that provocation can go too far, though, and according to South Korea, the North has made a naked declaration of aggression against their […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

North Korea Now Has Its Own Time Zone

Posted 8/07/2015 6:30 pm by

It doesn’t really matter who is in charge, North Korea is going to stay strange.  Kim Jong-Il pushed the country pretty far, and Kim Jong-Un is going even farther than his father, or at least is allowing the country to go farther.  Your guess is as good as mine as to who is really in […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

Unlucky Scientist Discovers Venomous Frog The Hard Way

Posted 8/06/2015 7:21 pm by

If seems that frogs, toads, and other amphibians can exist pretty much everywhere on earth, save the polar regions.  Frogs are basically everywhere, and yet it seems like unusual new frogs are being discovered everywhere as people continue to explore the earth’s hidden places.  Two new frogs were discovered in Brazil, and these frogs are […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

John Mayer Joins The Grateful Dead Spin-Off Band

Posted 8/05/2015 7:58 pm by

John Mayer might not seem like a wild child, but he’s got a bit of that 60’s way about him, and not just in his lifestyle.  I don’t know if he imbibes like the jam bands of old, but he can definitely play guitar like them, and that’s what’s taking Mayer on a long strange […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

Kermit and Piggy Are Broken Up On ABC’s The Muppets

Posted 8/04/2015 6:38 pm by

One of the best pieces of news for the fall television series wasn’t something new, it was something old making a comeback.  The Muppets were a television and movie phenomenon, and with the rebirth of the Muppets on the big screen, it only makes sense that the Muppets would come back on the small screen, […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

Wrestling Legend Roddy Piper Dead At 61

Posted 7/31/2015 7:10 pm by

As someone who grew up a huge fan of professional wrestling, and who watched it pretty consistently until the mid 2000s, I’ve seen a lot of my favorite wrestlers pass away.  I was always more Hulk Hogan than Ultimate Warrior, but Jim Hellwig’s death still hit me hard.  Now another childhood favorite has passed away. […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

Worms In The Water

Posted 7/30/2015 5:37 pm by

Tap water is usually something you can trust.  You go to the faucet, turn on the tap, and get yourself a cup of delicious water.  Now, there are some places that don’t have drinkable tap water, but my town is not one of them.  Unless of course there are some chemicals I don’t know about […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

President Deez Nuts And Other Fringe Candidates

Posted 7/28/2015 11:41 pm by

Just when you thought it wouldn’t be harder to find a presidential candidate goofier than Donald Trump.  And yet, someone has found him. Deez Nuts is one of many declared presidential candidates lining up for consideration in November.  He joins my favorite candidate, Louisville house cat Limberbutt McCubbins, as one of many people to file […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

Electronic Sports League To Start Drug Testing

Posted 7/23/2015 7:40 pm by

Wherever there are people striving to be the best, you’re going to have people willing to do anything it takes to win.  When there are hundreds of thousands of dollars on the line, you’d be crazy not to use every advantage you have to try and get that money.  That’s why baseball has had a […]

Read »
Videos

Lindsey Graham Trashes Cell Phone After Trump Speech

Posted 7/22/2015 5:58 pm by

When he entered the Republican Presidential primary, Donald Trump immediately made a lot of people very interested in the race.  After all, there are a lot of candidates out there, and very few of them are as willing to make enemies, burn bridges, and generally behave like a supervillain like everyone’s favorite combover victim/billionaire.  Lindsey […]

Read »
Videos

Shark Attacks Surfer During Live Competition

Posted 7/20/2015 8:54 am by

Professional surfer Mick Fanning is currently locked in a tough battle with fellow Australian Julian Wilson.  The two rivals sit atop the World Surf League standings, competing for the world championship and all the prize money that comes with winning the sport’s top prize.  However, at the J-Bay Open in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa, the […]

Read »
Images

The Lights Go Out At Nationals Park

Posted 7/18/2015 8:45 am by

You can’t play sports without lights these days.  The days of the day game have come to an end, and while day games are still fun on weekends or on a holiday, most of your major game time is going to be spent under the lights, assuming those lights actually work.  When the lights go […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

Google’s Driverless Car In Injury Accident

Posted 7/17/2015 7:12 am by

The future is the self-driving car.  No matter what we’re doing, what else we might be working on, the driverless car is a huge deal for certain companies, and Google is leading the way on the self-driving car front.  Google is actually testing self-driving cars, racking up tens of thousands of miles and testing on […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

Siri Corrects Bruce To Caitlyn Jenner

Posted 7/15/2015 9:30 pm by

One of the biggest stories in the news over the last few months has been the former US Olympian and Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner and his transition from male to female.  Not long ago, Bruce made a very public appearance changing to Caitlyn, and now Apple has honored her transition in a very public […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

Tomorrow Is Amazon Prime Day

Posted 7/14/2015 8:58 pm by

Shopping is a full-time pursuit these days.  Everyone’s looking for the best bargains, and nobody’s willing to compromise.  It started with Black Friday, the first huge shopping day of the year, and now it’s spreading.  Cyber Monday, Christmas in July sales, and now Amazon is turning a random Wednesday into a bargain hunter’s dream.  Amazon […]

Read »
Images

The Last Manhattanhenge Of The Year Is Tonight

Posted 7/13/2015 6:26 pm by

For a few days every year, New York City’s borough of Manhattan becomes one of the most beautiful places in the world.  Don’t get me wrong, New York City is always pretty cool, but twice a year there is a special convergence of natural and man-made beauty that is unmatched in the rest of the […]

Read »
Videos

“Fear The Walking Dead” Trailer And Premiere Date

Posted 7/10/2015 6:01 pm by

It’s a pretty quiet edition of Comic Con this year in San Diego.  No Marvel means no big Marvel announcements, and yet, there’s still lots of fun stuff out there if you’re interested in television.  Since The Walking Dead debuted, it kicked off a fever for all things undead, and that shows no signs of […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

The Cursing McDonald’s Minions?

Posted 7/09/2015 7:10 pm by

Foul language is unavoidable, and it probably always has been.  No matter what the morals police have implied about this new world, cursing has always been a thing, it’s just that what used to be a violent swear is now just a cheeky old-timer expression, consarn it.  However, just because it can’t be avoided doesn’t […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

Ariana Grande Licks Doughnuts, Gets Store In Hot Water

Posted 7/08/2015 9:44 pm by

I don’t know anything about Ariana Grande, but I don’t think I really want to get to know her either.  She’s behaving a little Biebery, it seems.  On the Fourth of July, Grande and her cronies went to Wolfee Doughnuts in Lake Elsinore, California, and raised a little scene that was caught on security cameras. […]

Read »