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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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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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Krispy Kreme’s Ghostbusters Doughnuts

Posted 9/24/2014 8:30 am by

It’s amazing to think that Ghostbusters has been around for 30 years as of this year.  Ghostbusters seems both fresh and timeless, depending on how you look at it.  It’s also an iconic comedy classic, full of classic characters and classic lines, equal parts 80’s wit and 1950’s-style charm.  Given the cottage industry of Ghostbusters […]

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Apple’s September 9 Event: iWatch and iPhone 6?

Posted 8/29/2014 11:00 am by

The invitation simply says, “Wish we could say more,” as if that’s enough of an apology.  It’s not, but when it comes to Apple and new products, the name of the game is cryptic.  Also probably white and shiny.  But mostly cryptic.  Apple sent out a teaser for an event on September 9 at the […]

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Apple Patent Unveils iWatch

Posted 7/22/2014 9:07 pm by

The wrist is the latest battleground for the technologically-forward end user.  You’ve got your tablet, your smartphone, your computer, and even your eyeglasses are connected to the Internet and are more capable than ever, but what about your wrist?  There are already some smartwatches available, but it won’t really matter until Apple’s got its entry […]

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Handsome Mugshot Goes Viral

Posted 6/20/2014 9:49 am by

It’s always strange to see a mugshot with someone really attractive staring back at you from the pages of Crime Time or the local police department website. Most people, during their mugshots, look irritable or downright crazy, the exact opposite of the sort of thing people like to look at.  Not so for Stockton, California […]

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Giant Naked Virgin Mary Causes Predictable Controversy

Posted 5/08/2014 10:45 am by

The Virgin Mary is one of the most iconic ideas in the world of art.  A mother’s love for her child, be it adult or divine infant, was one of the most inspiring images in the art world and it has inspired literally thousands of paintings, drawings, sculptures, statues, and stains on furniture.  However, one […]

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British Barber Criticizes Kim Jong Un’s Bad Hair Day

Posted 4/16/2014 2:53 pm by

You’d think that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un would have a pretty full plate.  After all, he’s in charge of an entire country of people and if you look at his list of titles, he’s doing everything under the sun at a very high level.  He’s in charge of all the military, the defense, […]

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Atlanta Braves Celebrate Home Opener By Burning The American Flag

Posted 4/09/2014 3:03 pm by

Historically, the Atlanta Braves have been a model franchise.  Aside from a lack of post-season success, the Braves have been a winning ball club, a good ambassador to the South for baseball, and have generally been a pretty classy organization, at least as far as sports teams with Native American mascots can be.  However, one […]

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Starbucks Satanic Latte Art

Posted 4/02/2014 7:45 am by

There are a lot of dumb controversies surrounding Starbucks, from the decision to test alcohol sales to the store’s ubiquity in every place folks congregate around the world.  One Louisiana school teacher got a little more than she bargained for when she stopped by the Starbucks location at Baton Rouge’s Mall of Louisiana to get […]

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Target Is Bad At Photoshop

Posted 3/12/2014 10:30 am by

When it comes to digitally editing photos, less is usually more.  Unless you’re trying to make deliberately weird pictures, the more you mess with a picture the worse it becomes.  That’s why Photoshop has become such a bane to the existence of teenagers ever.  Not only does it promote illogical standards of beauty, it also […]

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Russia’s First Sochi Medalist Celebrates By Almost Stripping

Posted 2/10/2014 8:15 am by

There are a lot of ways to make traditional winter Olympic events more appealing.  You can tweak the rules to add a little more drama, you can try to turn your sport macho, you can have some spectacular, television-friendly crashes where no one really gets hurt, or you can show a little skin and go […]

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Wellesley College’s Underwear-Clad Sleepwalker Statue

Posted 2/05/2014 7:00 pm by

There aren’t many men on campus at Wellesley College.  That’s probably because it’s an all-women school.  However, there’s one guy on campus these days, and he’s tromping around the grounds in nothing more than a pair of tighty whitey underwear with his eyes closed.  Wellesley College has a statue of a guy in his underwear […]

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Rio’s “Christ” Struck By Lightning

Posted 1/20/2014 8:00 am by

It’s one of the most famous landmarks in the known world.  If you see a shot of a giant statue of Jesus, odds are it’s an establishing shot of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.  The 125-foot statue dubbed “Christ The Redeemer” sits atop the 2000-foot Corcovado Mountain, overseeing the sprawling Brazilian city.  There are many imitators, […]

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Conjoined Twin Grey Whales Found In Mexico

Posted 1/09/2014 1:00 pm by

You don’t often see conjoined animals live successfully in the wild.  Conjoined twins have a lot of health concerns (and legal concerns), from birth on, and in the unforgiving natural world, any kind of deformity can end up being a real detriment.  You’ll see the occasional domesticated pig with two faces or the occasional calf […]

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Tony Parker Apologizes For Anti-Semitic Gesture

Posted 12/30/2013 9:48 pm by

People make rude gestures on a daily basis, either as a form of protest or just as a general expression of being upset.  However, there’s a difference between making a rude gesture and making an offensive gesture, and San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker is learning the difference.  Three years ago, he made a gesture […]

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Obama’s Funeral Selfie

Posted 12/10/2013 4:02 pm by

There are a lot of bad behaviors that can be overlooked during a memorial service.  There’s a big difference between the occasional uninvited guest and someone who shows up to steal food.  However, when it’s a huge event like the memorial service of Nelson Mandela and you’re one of the hundreds of dignitaries showing up […]

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The Doodle-Blot Test

Posted 11/08/2013 8:00 am by

These days, the inkblot test is more noteworthy for the name of a pop-culture comic book/movie character than its implications in psychology.  However, the Rorschach test is still an important test in the history of the psychological world (even if it’s not used much today), and Google is paying special attention to that with a […]

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The New $100 Bill Is Here

Posted 10/08/2013 6:30 am by

If this seems like a blast from the past, that’s because it is.  The new-look $100 bill was supposed to be released in 2010, but problems with unwanted creasing delayed the bill.  In 2011, when the bill was supposed to be released, there were problems with the ink smearing.  The old saying is more money […]

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National Weather Service’s Secret Payment Request

Posted 10/05/2013 6:30 am by

As the government shutdown lumbers onward, federal employees are staring down a potential problem.  Some 800,000 people will be at risk of furlough, but many other government workers–those deemed essential by the feds–are reporting to work as if nothing’s wrong.  However, something is wrong; essential employees are working without pay, and will be working without […]

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Canadian Busted Smuggling 5 Pounds Of Cocaine In Fake Pregnancy Belly

Posted 9/12/2013 8:45 am by

When it comes to smuggling drugs, there are good ways and there are bad ways.  If you’re clever enough to build your own drug-smuggling submarine, then you are a clever person indeed and I wish you great success in your new drug business.  If you’re like most drug smugglers and you have to report to […]

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New Van Gogh Painting Discovered In Museum

Posted 9/09/2013 10:00 am by

Vincent Van Gogh is one of the rare master artists whose work is almost as interesting as his personal life.  A living example of the mad genius stereotype, Van Gogh wasn’t the most productive artist of his day, but he remains one of the most popular in the world, with paintings fetching tens of millions […]

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The iPhone 5S Is Going Gray

Posted 8/26/2013 1:53 pm by

The rumors continue to leak out about the iPhone 5S.  Just when you thought the color wheel had been rolled away, it looks like there might be a further surprise between now and the expected September 10 launch of the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.  That surprise?  A new color!  That’s right, the rumored […]

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The iPhone’s Gold Standard

Posted 8/21/2013 9:30 am by

Last time, when Apple was supposed to launch the iPhone 5, they launched the iPhone 4S.  Unsurprisingly, every iPhone has amazing sales at launch, and the 4S was no different.  Now, the rumor mill is churning and Apple is at the center once again.  (I guess that would make it a cider press moreso than […]

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Dick Van Dyke Pulled From Flaming Car

Posted 8/20/2013 8:30 am by

Jaguars are really great-looking cars.  After all, it’s literally a car fit for a queen, so it’s no surprise American royalty like Dick Van Dyke would drive a Jaguar.  Unfortunately for the comedy legend, Jaguars aren’t always the most reliable of machine.  From the electrical systems problems that plagued them throughout the 60’s, Jags are […]

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New Orleans Unveils Boring New Pelicans Uniforms

Posted 8/02/2013 10:00 am by

With the beginning of a new team, there’s a new era.  The former New Orleans Hornets are adopting a new identity, more befitting their New Orleans homeland.  The pelican is the state bird of Louisiana, and fittingly, the basketball team will now be called the New Orleans Pelicans as of the next NBA season.  A […]

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George H. W. Bush Shaves His Head

Posted 7/25/2013 6:30 am by

Think of President George Bush.  No, not 43, 41.  George Herbert Walker Bush.  What do you think of?  An older guy, gray hair, talking about how he hates Brussels sprouts or how we should read his lips about a raise in taxes.  Well, George H. W. Bush has a brand new look, and it’s equal […]

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Rolling Stone’s Cover Terrorist

Posted 7/18/2013 6:30 am by

Usually, Rolling  Stone is the place to go when you want a soft-boiled interview with the cuddliest music star of the day, like a boy band singer, pop tart, or some other bit of fluff.  Occasionally, the magazine courts controversy with its contents and cover, but never before has Rolling Stone drawn the kind of […]

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School Reading List Riddled With Spelling Errors

Posted 7/10/2013 9:00 am by

When you’re putting something out for public perusal, you should always be careful not to have too many spelling errors.  One or two here or there isn’t a deal-breaker, but having a lot of spelling errors is pretty damaging to your reputation.  That goes double if you’re a part of the public school system, because […]

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Australian Prime Minister Mocked With Sexist Menu

Posted 6/12/2013 7:00 am by

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is a candidate under attack from all sides.  She’s at risk in her own Australian Labor Party by the resurgent Kevin Rudd, and she’s under attack from her opponents in the Liberal National Party as well.  However, one LNP fundraiser might have gone just a bit too far.  At a […]

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