Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice Gets A Trailer!
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The “Batman v Superman” Trailer Lives!

Posted 4/17/2015 9:26 pm by

Earlier today, the trailer for the upcoming Batman/Superman adventure from Warner Brothers and DC leaked online.  DC made the rounds and got it pulled down wherever possible, but the bat is out of the bag and no amount of takedowns can make us all unsee that.  The best thing about leaked trailers is that they […]

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Adrian Peterson Is Coming Back Next Year

Posted 4/16/2015 8:02 pm by

In 2011, Adrian Peterson blew out his left knee, tearing his ACL and MCL.  The next year, he came back and just missed breaking the NFL single-season rushing record by 9 scant yards.  In that spectacular year, he scored both the MVP and the Offensive Player of the Year awards in a masterful season running behind […]

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Mailman Lands Gyrocopter On US Capitol Lawn

Posted 4/15/2015 8:51 pm by

Campaign finance reform is a big issue facing the United States.  Increasingly, it seems like the side with the most money wins the races, or at least both sides have to spend millions of dollars to win anything.  That’s why people who support campaign finance reform tend to be a little more animated about it […]

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Google Doodle’s Pony Express Game

Posted 4/14/2015 5:07 pm by

Google loves any excuse to make a game, and it seems like a Google Doodle event is a great excuse to also create some sort of Doodle-based game.  They’ve done them for entertainment properties like the Google Whodle game, and for existing video games, like Google Pac-Man.  However, it’s not often that they do a […]

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Hillary Clinton To Launch Presidential Bid Sunday

Posted 4/10/2015 6:36 pm by

She’s already lived in the White House for eight years, and now she wants to go back.  Senator, Secretary of State, and now President?  Since her primary loss to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton has had her eyes on the big chair, and all the other stuff she’s done has simply been to add to her […]

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Seven Kentucky Underclassmen Declare For NBA Draft

Posted 4/09/2015 6:21 pm by

No college basketball coach has won as many games in a single season as John Calipari.  He’s got three 38-win seasons to his name, and given his prowess at recruiting, that number looks to grow as he racks up wins and NBA draft picks, in that order.  It’s a credit to his ability to coach […]

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Crack A Cold One For National Beer Day

Posted 4/07/2015 7:10 pm by

Around the world, there’s one thing that reaches across all races, creeds, and cultures, and that’s the allure of a nice, cold, frosty beer in hand.  In Europe, tipple a Belgian Ale or an English Stout.  In South America, beer powers the fun of Carnivale.  In Africa, Guinness is the beer of choice.  North America […]

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Easter Bunny Stuffed With Meth

Posted 4/06/2015 5:43 pm by

Drug dealers will do anything to move their product without people paying them any attention.  Anything can be used to smuggle drugs, and nothing is sacred.  Not pregnant women, not kid’s fashions, and definitely not toys.  Even toys related to one of the most adorable holidays on the holiday book aren’t going to escape manipulation. […]

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Welcome The Blood Moon

Posted 4/03/2015 8:53 pm by

It seems that every time something interesting is happening in the night sky, I dutifully drag myself out of bed, go out into the chill of the night, and watch the skies.  Among my favorite events is the blood moon, a lunar eclipse in which the moon turns a lovely shade of red.  I was […]

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A Gallon Of Tea A Day Can Kill Your Kidneys

Posted 4/02/2015 8:37 pm by

There’s something very satisfying about a nice helping of tea.  Iced tea on a hot day, hot tea on a cold day, tea is pretty much satisfying in any context.  Certainly a man from Little Rock, Arkansas, would agree, or he would have before a very weird, very horrible accident.  An Arkansas man who drank […]

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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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