Tom Brady To Miss Four Games Over Deflategate Scandal

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Fourteen FIFA Officials Captured In Corruption Probe

Posted 5/27/2015 9:13 pm by

Billions of dollars in incredibly lucrative advertising.  Billions of viewers.  It’s one of the most lucrative businesses in the world, particularly the sports world.  It’s also infamous for its corruption, but nobody has done anything about it.  Until now.  Leave it to the United States, the least football-mad country in the world, to stand up […]

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Charter Offers $56 Billion Dollars For Time Warner

Posted 5/26/2015 7:06 pm by

Once upon a time, it was the mission of a company to get big, get money, and then diversify.  A television company, a publishing house, production studios, an online services provider… once upon a time, Time Warner did everything under the sun and spread its tendrils wide in a bid to make money everywhere doing […]

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Eiffel Tower Closed By Pickpockets

Posted 5/22/2015 6:03 pm by

In 1889, no one thought the Eiffel Tower was going to be a permanent addition to the skyline of Paris.  Some 126 years later, the Eiffel Tower has changed some, but it continues to draw crowds to The City Of Lights, enthralling tourists with some incredible views.  But as anyone knows, what draws tourists also […]

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Apple Plans Dual-App iPad

Posted 5/21/2015 5:58 pm by

It seems like it’s been a long time since anyone has had a reason to talk about the iPad, or tablet computers in general.  Sure Microsoft’s Surface made a little noise, but even the iPad 3 didn’t make a lot of noise among the computer world.  Faced with flagging sales for the iPad, it’s time […]

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David Letterman’s Last Show Will Be Wednesday

Posted 5/19/2015 6:21 pm by

It’s a defining moment in television history.  Passed over for the Tonight Show in favor of Jay Leno despite Johnny Carson’s blessing, David Letterman left NBC and went to blaze new ground, kick-starting a late-night show on CBS.  There he made television history, picking a fight with the richest woman in the world and becoming […]

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Blues Icon BB King Dead At 89

Posted 5/15/2015 5:24 pm by

On September 16, 1925, Riley B. King was born on a cotton plantation outside tiny Berclair, Mississippi.  In the 1940’s, on the radio in Memphis, Riley was dubbed Blues Boy.  Riley became B.B. King, and B.B. King became a living legend, melding gospel, spirituals, big band music, jazz, rock and roll, and everything else into a […]

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Harry Shearer Is Leaving The Simpsons

Posted 5/14/2015 6:19 pm by

All good things must come to an end, and one of the longest and most successful runs of any voice actor is apprently coming to an end thanks to a contract dispute.  There have been lots of contract disputes in the history of Fox’s smash hit The Simpsons, and some have nearly derailed the show. […]

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Tom Brady Suspended Four Games Over Deflategate

Posted 5/12/2015 6:24 pm by

The road to Super Bowl XLIV is paved with deflated balls, courtesy of the AFC and Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.  The NFL ruled that the Patriots did use intentionally deflated footballs during the first half of the AFC Championship game, and now the face of the franchise is going to take a bruising. […]

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Fifteen And Done For American Idol

Posted 5/11/2015 6:36 pm by

What a long strange trip it’s been for the most popular music reality show in television history.  Fox’s American Idol has been a ratings juggernaut, routinely gathering in 30 million viewers and dominating multiple nights of television no matter what was thrown up against it.  It spawned platinum-selling artists like Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, […]

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Bill Simmons Is Leaving ESPN

Posted 5/08/2015 7:42 pm by

At some point, you have to move on before people stop appreciating you.  For one of ESPN’s most popular writers, it might be time to move on.  Once upon a time, Bill Simmons was the hottest star of ESPN, and no amount of corporate suspensions could slow down his acerbic wit and his unwillingness to […]

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Phone Case Harvests Radio Waves For Power

Posted 5/05/2015 7:39 pm by

One of Nicola Tesla’s craziest, most famous ideas was the idea of so-called wireless energy, in which electricity just floated through the air to be plucked down to power your car or headphones or whatever device you might have that needs electricity.  That idea is beginning to take off in a limited way, but a company […]

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The New Royal Princess Has A Name

Posted 5/04/2015 7:49 pm by

The first Royal Baby watch ended up in a cute little prince named George.  Royal Baby Watch 2 resulted in a lovely little Princess who, so far, has been nameless.  That has finally changed, thanks to some serious consideration on the part of William Windsor and Kate Middleton.  The new royal baby is going to […]

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German Magazine Prints With HIV+ Blood

Posted 5/01/2015 7:17 pm by

It seems that as the years advance, HIV and AIDS are becoming forgotten diseases.  Everyone knows they’re there, but they’re not nearly as scary to people these days as they used to be, since the disease isn’t a guaranteed death sentence within a few years anymore.  There are vaccines being worked on, stem cell research […]

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FDA Approves Anti-Double Chin Injection

Posted 4/29/2015 6:06 pm by

If you’re looking to lose a little weight, there’s nothing like a short cut to make the job easier.  Americans in particular seem to love the idea of a get-thin-quick scheme.  There’s everything from fad banana diets to the use of pills as weight loss helpers.  The truly desperate turn to surgery, but it looks […]

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Orioles and White Sox To Play In Empty Stadium

Posted 4/28/2015 7:42 pm by

Another day, another  troublesome situation.  This time it’s on the sporting field, rather than in the middle of the rioting, fiery streets.  The Baltimore Orioles aren’t known for a lot of on-field success; indeed, the words ‘middling’ or ‘woeful’ is often used to describe the team from a historical standpoint.  Now the Orioles are going […]

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Baltimore Explodes In Looting And Riots

Posted 4/27/2015 8:32 pm by

In the best of times, Baltimore, Maryland, is not the best city in the world to live in.  There are nice places to be sure, but the rest of the city is notorious for violence, chaos, and a general post-apocalyptic environment that would put any zombie movie to shame.  It’s a troubled place, and police […]

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Starbucks Gives Away Thousands Of Free Items

Posted 4/25/2015 6:37 am by

Did you get a chance to go by Starbucks last night?  If you did, then you probably came away with a surprisingly large amount of money.  No, Starbucks wasn’t giving cash away, but they weren’t taking cash away either.  Last night, the Starbucks point of sale system went down and the company had no way […]

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Brittney Griner And Fiancee Arrested For Assault

Posted 4/23/2015 6:11 pm by

Usually when you hear about giant WNBA star Brittney Griner, the 6’8 center is dominating the competition on the court, or at worst, punching her opponents in the face during the course of a game.  However, it’s an off-court altercation Griner had with another WNBA player that’s getting her in trouble.  That player also happened […]

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Church Botulism Outbreak Kills 1, Sickens 23

Posted 4/22/2015 7:39 pm by

There’s nothing like a good potluck.  I love it.  Everyone shows up with a big plate or bowl or crock pot of something great and everyone shares and eats too much and then eats more, because there’s so much stuff left over.  The epicenter of potlucks in the South is usually the local church, but […]

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Netflix Is Bringing Back “Full House”

Posted 4/21/2015 7:08 pm by

Netflix is really climbing into the original content game with both feet now.  Not only are they bringing in great original content like Marvel’s Daredevil, they’re also making sequels to hit movies like Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon II.  Now they’re combining their worlds, making sequels to hit television shows from decades previous.  Netflix is making […]

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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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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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