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Man Climbs Frozen Niagara Falls

Posted 1/30/2015 9:45 am by

There’s no feat quite as difficult as ice climbing.  Climbing a normal mountain is hard enough, but when that mountain is slick and frozen and going straight up and down, that’s even more difficult.  There are only a few hardy souls who indulge in ice climbing, and Canadian Will Gadd is one of them.  In […]

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Ghostbusters 3 Announces All-Female Cast

Posted 1/28/2015 10:00 am by

When it comes to laying hands on a comedy classic, you have to be very careful, even if you have the track record of director Paul Feig.  He’s one of the most popular directors out there, and he’s the guy that turned Kristen Wiig into a megastar and made Melissa McCarthy a household name.  Even […]

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New York City Dodges Blizzard Of 2015

Posted 1/27/2015 9:42 am by

I live in a place where we don’t get a lot of very bad winter weather, but when we do, the whole town gets shut down.  Anything over, say, 8 inches of snow is too much for the city to handle, but I live in Kentucky, not New York City, where they get real weather […]

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Drone Full Of Meth Crashes Near Mexican Border

Posted 1/22/2015 10:30 am by

No matter how secure the border, there’s always a way around it.  When it comes to the US/Mexico border, not the world’s most secure crossing, there are many ways to circumvent it when you want to sneak contraband from one country to the next.  Be it people or drugs, there’s always a way to get […]

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NFL Says Patriots Used Deflated Footballs In AFC Championship Game

Posted 1/21/2015 10:45 am by

The New England Patriots lambasted the Indianapolis Colts 45-7 in the AFC Championship game.  At points, it looked like the two teams were playing different games, and as it turns out, they might have been playing the same game, but with different equipment.  Almost immediately after the game, the allegations started trickling out:  the Patriots […]

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5-Year-Old Invoiced For Missing Birthday Party

Posted 1/20/2015 9:30 am by

There is nothing worse than planning a party.  First you have to make sure that you’ve got enough food for everyone, because running out is not an option.  In order to do that, you have to have a system to figure out how many people show up, because if you play it by ear, you’re […]

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The Flu Vaccine Is The Least Effective In A Decade

Posted 1/16/2015 12:30 pm by

The flu vaccine is kind of a crap shoot.  Every year, doctors formulate a new vaccine based off of whatever strains of the flu were more active the previous flu season, and every year, if they’re lucky, they get it about half right.  There’s no universal flu vaccine, despite the best efforts of doctors, and […]

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Bonnaroo 2015 Lineup Revealed

Posted 1/14/2015 10:45 am by

With every passing gray day, the summer draws closer.  One of the sure signs of summer’s approach is that, one by one, the big summer concert festivals begin to roll out their lineups and announce to waiting music fans just what they have in store for the sweltering, sunny days ahead.  Billy Joel is going […]

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Ohio State Crushes Oregon 42-20 To Win National Championship

Posted 1/13/2015 8:20 am by

The goal for any coach is to win a national championship, if they’re looking at pie-in-the-sky results.  Most coaches would be happy with bowl games, improvement, good recruiting.  Urban Meyer wasn’t hired to improve, he was hired to win it all.  Be it in bowl game championships, a final game between the top two seeds, […]

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The 2015 Golden Globes Winners

Posted 1/12/2015 10:00 am by

It’s both a celebration of television and an early predictor for the Oscars.  Every year, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association kicks off the awards frenzy in a shower of fancy dress, alcohol, and statues.  It’s one of the more interesting award shows, because it’s one of the most laid-back awards shows, and in recent years, […]

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Burned Koalas Need Your Mittens

Posted 1/09/2015 10:45 am by

Australia is a strange land full of strange creatures and stranger habits.  The continent island is home to some of the most unique animals on planet Earth, but it’s also a dangerous, unforgiving place.  Every year, Australia suffers from wildfires that can run out of control through the wilderness, putting animals at risk.  Among the […]

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Jameis Winston Declares For NFL Draft

Posted 1/08/2015 8:45 am by

All good things must come to an end, even when that thing hasn’t been as good off the sporting field as it was on the sporting field.  Jameis Winston has been a lot of trouble for Florida State, what with the rape allegations, the off-the-field issues, and his struggles this season.  But last season, between […]

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Oregon Meets Ohio State In The National Championship

Posted 1/02/2015 8:49 am by

It’s a new year, and with a new year comes a new national champion crowned by a new national championship format.  Gone are the days of coach polls deciding who gets what hardware at the end of the season, and the BCS is an afterthought as well.  It’s all about that college football playoff, and […]

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Fool The Kids With King Julien’s New Year’s Eve Countdown

Posted 12/31/2014 9:14 am by

Sometimes you just want to get the kids to bed so the adult party can start, but when it’s New Year’s Eve and there’s an expectation that you stay up until midnight to ring in the New Year, it can be tough to get the grown-up party started because it’s already getting pretty late.  That’s […]

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Microsoft Working On All New Non-IE Web Browser

Posted 12/30/2014 9:45 am by

Microsoft is a company beset on all sides by challengers, both in the desktop universe, server hardware, mobile phone operating systems, and pretty much every other possible avenue, but MS is also a company more than willing to fight back, even if that means moving into someone else’s playing field.  Google Chrome is fast, lightweight, […]

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Sony PSN And Microsoft XBox Live Knocked Offline

Posted 12/26/2014 9:15 am by

The best thing about winter break, when you’re a kid or a college student, is getting to abscond from all responsibilities and just play video games for weeks at a time, eating junk food and not showering while you pelt bosses with turtle shells or machine gun Nazis or whatever the latest fun thing to […]

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Keurig Recalls 7 Million One-Cup Brewers Over Spewing Hot Liquids

Posted 12/24/2014 8:45 am by

Americans love coffee.  We drink more coffee than we have any right to, sometimes in ridiculous amounts.  But it’s not the 10-shot espresso drinks, it’s the constant companionship of a hot cup of java that soothes the American soul.  It’s not surprising that Keurigs took off in this country, because the only thing better than […]

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Sony Calls Off “The Interview”

Posted 12/18/2014 10:15 am by

It’s not every day that a movie studio is the victim of a concerted terrorist assault, but Sony has found itself besieged on all sides.  Death threats to stars, hackers taking control of computer systems, finished films leaking before release date… Sony is getting a beating, and it’s all because of the leader of North […]

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Oregon Man Throws Pipe Bombs During Police Chase

Posted 12/17/2014 10:30 am by

It’s a scene out of the latest comic book movie.  Police giving chase to a mad driver, who speeds along with one hand on the wheel while throwing bombs out the window with the other.  Except it’s not something from the minds at Marvel, it’s something that’s happening in real life in Clackamas and Multnomah […]

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Joan Jett, Lou Reed, and Green Day To Rock Cleveland’s HOF

Posted 12/16/2014 9:00 am by

Last year, Joan Jett performed with Nirvana and made serious waves during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concert.  The attention must have gotten her noticed by the hall, who decided the year after she blew the roof off the joint performing “Smells Like Teen Spirit” that she deserves to join Nirvana and the […]

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Panthers QB Cam Newton Injured In Car Wreck

Posted 12/10/2014 9:30 am by

When it comes to his play on the football field, Cam Newton has proven himself to be a spectacular NFL player.  He’s not consistent, and he’s not great, but he’s really good in spite of his team’s record.  He’s been to the Pro Bowl twice, and he set all kinds of rookie passer records just a […]

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Mistletoe Drone Strikes Reporter At TGI Friday’s

Posted 12/09/2014 1:40 pm by

Drones are slowly becoming more and more noteworthy as they become more and more available to the general public.  No longer are drones solely the property of the US military.  These days, drones are doing all sorts of tasks, but for the most part, they’re used as publicity stunts or as fun toys to play […]

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Toho Brings Back The Real Godzilla

Posted 12/08/2014 2:45 pm by

When it comes to national icons, there’s nothing more famous in Japan than a giant fire-breathing radioactive lizard with a distinctive roar and a signature pose.  That’s right, Godzilla… the rubber suit Godzilla is as famous as haiku, if not moreso, and is infinitely more recognizable to the average person on the street.  Despite Hollywood’s […]

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DC’s Suicide Squad Movie Is Full Of Big Stars

Posted 12/03/2014 9:45 am by

Six supervillains have been given an impossible mission to accomplish to protect the United States (and the world) from a major threat.  When you’ve got a suicide mission, you’ll be sending the Suicide Squad.  The 80’s comic book has been rebooted, with added Harley Quinn, and now it looks like another modified version of the […]

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Google’s Santa Tracker Goes Live

Posted 12/02/2014 9:15 am by

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.  It’s December, and that means it’s pretty much the beginning of the Christmas season, and there won’t be a non-twinkling light at the end of the tunnel until well into January’s doldrums.  But hey, why knock it when you can join right in?  There are 22 days […]

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FDA Adds Calorie Counting Regulations

Posted 11/25/2014 10:15 am by

When it comes to the battle of the bulge, the Food and Drug Administration is not an agency to mess with.  If you lie about your calorie count, they’ll shut you down in a blink.  Americans are eating out more than they ever have, drinking massive sugary drinks and generally gorging themselves even further into […]

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Katy Perry To Bring Her Fireworks To The Super Bowl

Posted 11/24/2014 9:30 am by

She’s one of the biggest stars in what’s left of the music industry, she was part of a huge celebrity marriage and divorce, and now she’ll get to put her talents on display in front of the entire world.  She is none other than Katy Perry, the candy cupcake queen of pop, and she’s going […]

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Buffalo Faces Historic Blizzard

Posted 11/19/2014 2:20 pm by

It doesn’t take a lot of snow to shut down places that aren’t used to snow.  The US South goes mad over six inches of snow; New Zealand closes down for ever less.  The heartier northern types are used to the cold white stuff, so a little snow doesn’t do a lot for them, but […]

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The Veterans Day Round-Up

Posted 11/11/2014 8:00 am by

Veterans make a lot of sacrifices for their country.  From missing time with family to giving up their lives and health in the service of the nation, they give up more so we can enjoy freedom and prosperity.  Lots of people respect them, even criminals.  So when Veterans Day rolls around, retailers line up for […]

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Apple Malware Strikes China

Posted 11/06/2014 8:00 am by

Apple has a reputation for safety.  However, as phones get more and more sophisticated, the opportunity to pick over phones becomes more and more irresistible for those with bad intentions.  Android phones are at risk, and increasingly, Apple’s safety reputation is being proven to be nothing more than smoke and mirrors, created thanks to little […]

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