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Deadliest Avalanche In Everest History

Posted 4/18/2014 9:45 am by

Once upon a time, it was the hardest thing in the world to accomplish.  It took hundreds of years for someone to officially scale to the top of the highest peak on planet Earth, yet over the years it’s become so easy that piles of trash are accumulating on the mountain’s pristine climbing paths.  However, […]

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US Airways Apologizes For Very Vulgar Tweets

Posted 4/15/2014 8:45 am by

Whether you’re just a normal murderer or a big company, you need to always be mindful of what goes up on your Twitter or Facebook feeds, because eventually it will come back to haunt you.  No one knows that better than US Airways, which recently stumbled into some hot water after a mistaken link to […]

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Stephen Colbert To Replace David Letterman

Posted 4/10/2014 6:10 pm by

One is a legend in the television ranks.  The other is so popular that his show taking a hiatus is newsworthy.  One is the face of a network, and the other is about to replace the face of a network.  David Letterman is retiring from Late Night, and his replacement has been finalized.  Cable superstar […]

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WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Hellwig AKA Ultimate Warrior Dies At 54

Posted 4/09/2014 9:41 am by

The Ultimate Warrior at his final WWE appearance.   Two days ago, the Ultimate Warrior, AKA Jim Hellwig, made an appearance on WWE’s Monday Night Raw to celebrate his being inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame for his contributions to the wrestling industry.  In the 80′s and early 90′s, the only person […]

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UConn Topples Kentucky 60-54 To Win 2014 NCAA Championship

Posted 4/08/2014 10:17 am by

After facing the toughest path of any team in the NCAA Tournament, the Kentucky Wildcats needed one more heroic effort to claim the 2014 National Championship and set off full-blown March Madness throughout Big Blue Nation.  The only team standing in their way seemed like another team of destiny, the UConn Huskies.  The 8th seed […]

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Animal Planet Orders Horror Movie From “Sharknado” Studio

Posted 4/07/2014 3:34 pm by

After witnessing the incredible success of such B-list made-for-TV movies as Sharknado and Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus, it’s only natural that other cable channels will look to the SyFy model and try to find weird, viral, social networking hits of their own.  Cheaply made and starring a household name or two (who are willing […]

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David Letterman Announces His Retirement

Posted 4/04/2014 8:15 am by

  In 1993, David Letterman left NBC and the Late Night franchise after being passed over as Johnny Carson’s replacement in favor of the recently-retired Jay Leno.  His eventual destination was CBS, where he started his own late-night talk show, The Late Show with David Letterman.  Some 21 years later, Letterman isn’t the king of […]

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US Spies Created Cuban Version Of Twitter

Posted 4/03/2014 3:40 pm by

Twitter is all around the world these days.  It’s become a publicly-traded company and it’s also become a huge, necessary part of global communication.  In fact, there are only a few countries that don’t get Twitter, or that get censored versions of Twitter, and one of those countries is a short raft ride from the […]

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Amazon Announces Fire TV Streaming Media Player

Posted 4/02/2014 12:30 pm by

The living room is the ultimate battlefield.  Sony and Microsoft are doing battle for video game supremacy, with Nintendo looking for the underserved market.  Apple has Apple TV, which competes against Roku which competes against your local television provider’s own DVR and streaming services.  There’s also smart televisions that provide streaming services, depending on what […]

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The 2014 Final Four Is Set

Posted 3/31/2014 9:40 am by

The undefeated Wichita State Shockers.  The defending national champion University of Louisville Cardinals.  The Michigan Wolverines.  Three of last year’s Final Four teams stood between the University of Kentucky Wildcats and the ultimate prize in college basketball.  That’s a tough road to travel even before you consider the fact that the Cardinals could have easily […]

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Miguel Cabrera Signs Record-Breaking $292 Million Contract

Posted 3/28/2014 3:38 pm by

When you have the best player in baseball, you want to lock him down if you can afford it.  The Detroit Tigers have one of the most potent players in professional baseball in Miguel Cabrera, who has won the 2012 and 2013 MVP awards and who also racked up one of the rarest prizes in […]

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Northwestern University Football Team Unionizes

Posted 3/27/2014 2:00 pm by

They earn thousands of dollars in benefits, from food to clothes to education.  They work anywhere from 20 to 50 hours a week.  They bring in millions of dollars in revenues to their school and their athletic conference.  They’re the average Division I men’s football program, and they’re one injury away from death or permanent […]

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Gwyneth Paltrow And Chris Martin Divorcing

Posted 3/26/2014 8:45 am by

It was the ultimate celebrity pairing.  She’s a movie star and wannabe singer and lifestyle guru; he’s the guy from Coldplay who writes and sings all those weepy songs about love that got heavy rotation on the radio back in the day.  It seemed like the perfect match of folks, but apparently not all was […]

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TV Judge Joe Brown Meets Real Judge, Gets Jail Time

Posted 3/25/2014 10:45 am by

When it comes to being a courtroom official, I imagine the worst participants in the world would have to be former judges and lawyers, if only because they know everything (or think they do) and are so used to running a courtroom that they’ll gladly step in and run your courtroom even if they’re only […]

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Mila Kunis And Ashton Kutcher Baby Rumor

Posted 3/24/2014 12:08 pm by

If the engagement of Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher caught you by surprised, here’s some news that will really surprise you.  According to rumors which may or may not be substantiated, Mila Kunis is pregnant with Ashton Kutcher’s child.  I’m always hesitant to jump on any “someone’s dead someone’s pregnant someone’s dead pregnant” story, but […]

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GWAR Frontman Dave Brockie Found Dead

Posted 3/24/2014 8:10 am by

You don’t recognize that face unless you’re seriously into metal.  Even then, you might not recognize the face, but you’d recognize the voice and the bass guitar.  That’s Dave Brockie, the voice of Oderus Urungus, the lead singer and bass player of the costumed, fake blood and pus spraying, scatological and satirical heavy metal band […]

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Largest-Ever IRS Phone Scam Warning

Posted 3/21/2014 10:15 am by

It’s tax season, and that means that if you have yet to do your taxes, then you should probably get on that.  However, because it’s tax time, that means that scammers are out in full force looking to take advantage of the American’s natural fear of the Internal Revenue Service and its horde of actuaries […]

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Good News, Everyone! Fred Phelps Is Dead!

Posted 3/20/2014 12:22 pm by

One of the cruelest people in the world is no longer in the world.  The leader of the Westboro Baptist Church, a tiny enclave of extended family and friends in Topeka, Kansas, Fred Phelps and his band of followers are best known by their funeral protests that have created numerous state laws and anti-protest groups […]

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Toyota To Pay $1.2 Billion In Fines Over Defective Cars

Posted 3/19/2014 12:48 pm by

Toyota cars have always had a reputation for quality, but as it turns out that hasn’t been the case since 2009 or so.  Indeed, in 2010 Toyota suspended sales in North America over defective cars, and the company has recalled nearly 12 million vehicles around the world in 2009 and 2010, but it turns out […]

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Cloak: The Anti-Social Network App

Posted 3/18/2014 10:25 am by

The whole world is full of information about you and everyone you know, and most of your friends are in on it.  No matter what privacy setting you might set, there’s a lot of business out there in the world and sometimes you just want to disappear, leave it all behind, and avoid seeing people […]

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Chinese Baby Hatch Closes After Hundreds Donated

Posted 3/17/2014 7:37 pm by

China has a serious problem with its children.  Given China’s controversial one child policy and the Chinese preference for healthy baby boys, there is a huge problem in the country with child abandonment.  Any child with medical issues, especially girls, are oftentimes abandoned and left for dead in China’s streets.  That’s a horrible fate for […]

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Driver Runs Down Crowd At South By Southwest

Posted 3/13/2014 7:45 am by

Austin, Texas, is the center of the world right now.  We’re in the midst of the massive South By Southwest Festival, which brings music, art, technology, and more together to discuss the latest trends in their industry, listen to the hottest bands both signed and unsigned, and generally just have a whole lot of fun […]

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Undefeated Wichita State Makes NCAA Tournament

Posted 3/10/2014 8:30 am by

There have been a lot of amazing basketball teams, like my beloved 2012 Kentucky Wildcats, who have won 30 games and gone on to claim an NCAA championship.  However, no team as ever entered the NCAA Tournament with as many wins as a little-known basketball team from a fringe conference.  Wichita State isn’t the best-known […]

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Russell Wilson Impresses In Rangers Camp

Posted 3/06/2014 9:43 am by

You’re probably familiar with Russell Wilson if you’re a sports fan.  After all, he led the Seattle Seahawks to a Super Bowl championship a month or so ago, and he’s the team’s quarterback, which makes him the team’s most famous and recognizable member.  That’s just how sports works.  However, as it turns out, Russell Wilson […]

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Drive-By Ash Wednesday

Posted 3/05/2014 10:57 am by

The party’s over.  Yesterday was Fat Tuesday, AKA Mardi Gras, and now the period of Lent has begun for millions of Catholics and similar high-church believers around the world.  That means today is Ash Wednesday, one of the holier days in the Christian world’s calendar, and that means you’re going to be seeing people with […]

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NY Times Corrects “12 Years A Slave” Article 161 Years Later

Posted 3/04/2014 12:30 pm by

It’s been 161 years since the New York Times first reported on the story of Solomon Northup, the free black man who was lured to Washington, D.C., kidnapped, and sold into slavery in Louisiana.  However, thanks to an eagle-eyed Twitter user and the power of the Oscar wins for 12 Years A Slave, the Times […]

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Ellen Brings Pizza To The Oscars

Posted 3/03/2014 12:00 pm by

The 2014 Academy Awards happened last night, and lots of people have been paying attention to the comings and goings of Oscar and his celebrity friends.  Indeed, it seems like one of the rare nights without much in the way of controversy, as all the major winners:  12 Years a Slave for Best Picture, Alfonso […]

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Mila Kunis And Ashton Kutcher Are Engaged

Posted 2/28/2014 8:45 am by

It’s the new worst-kept secret in Hollywood.  After two years of dating and 15 years or so after they first met on the set of That 70′s Show, Jackie and Kelso are finally tying the knot.  And by Jackie and Kelso, I mean Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher.  Rumors abound Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher […]

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Boeing Makes A Top-Secret Spy Phone

Posted 2/27/2014 10:45 am by

When it comes to secure communications, the United States government doesn’t just turn to any old virus-prone Android phone, they turn to a specialist company to produce their communications technology.  Boeing is the company who helps produce safe phones for top-secret conversations, and they’re looking to improve on their share in that market with a […]

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Super Bowl XLIX Could Be Moving Locations

Posted 2/26/2014 2:32 pm by

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer holds the fate of the world’s most popular football game in her hands at this very moment.  In Arizona, a bill recently passed that would allow businesses to refuse to serve gay customers due to religious reasons.  The debate over SB 1062 rages on, but many of the state’s representatives and […]

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