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Jail Break! 32 Teens Flee Tennessee Juvie Jail

Posted 9/02/2014 9:16 am by

When it comes to breaking out of jail, sometimes it seems like it’s just too easy to comprehend.  You walk out into the yard, you crawl under a fence, and you flee into the night.  That’s how an impressive gaggle of teenagers managed to escape from the Woodland Hills juvenile detention center in Nashville, Tennessee.  […]

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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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“Cops” Crew Member Killed By Cops

Posted 8/28/2014 9:30 am by

When it comes to police work, there’s the glamor of cops on television and the terrible, dirty, back-breaking work done by real police officers.  The groundbreaking reality television show Cops, which follows on-duty law enforcement on their calls, blurred that line significantly, and it’s been a ratings success for a staggering 25 seasons, mostly on […]

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US Open Match Disrupted By Bee

Posted 8/26/2014 9:00 am by

When it comes to being outdoors, there’s nothing quite as disruptive as a pesky insect.  For some unfortunate people, bee stings are a matter of life and death.  For the rest of us, they’re mostly an annoyance.  Given the relatively fragile state of the Williams Sisters in recent years, it makes sense that Venus wouldn’t […]

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“Breaking Bad” Wins (Almost) All The 2014 Emmys

Posted 8/26/2014 8:11 am by

In what is the last year of the show, Breaking Bad looks like it will end on a high note.  The drama series about meth-making chemistry teacher Walter White and his adventures long ago came to a close on AMC, but the final season has turned out to be a boon to the show’s award […]

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“Dating Naked” Contestant Jessie Nizewitz Sues Over Nakedness

Posted 8/23/2014 6:00 am by

There are some people who will do anything to get a little attention.  Anyone who has gone through the airport scanner has basically been seen naked, but there’s a big difference between naked airport scanners and parading around on stage in a state of undress.  However, when you sign up to appear on something called […]

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Samsung, Barnes And Noble Team Up For Nook Tablet

Posted 8/20/2014 10:05 pm by

In the world of the tablet, it’s not every day that two former tablet computer competitors team up to take on the big boys.  Yet Barnes and Noble, the struggling book retailer whose Nook bravely took on both Apple and Amazon, and Samsung, the Android-powered competior, have decided to work together on a very special […]

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SNL’s Voice, Don Pardo, Dead At 96

Posted 8/19/2014 8:45 pm by

You can never underestimate the power of a good voice.  It can turn homeless men into media sensations and it can turn radio announcers into legends.  For Dominick Pardo, born in Westfield, Massachussetts on February 22, 1918, it turned a high school actor into one of the most famous voices to ever come out of […]

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The Louisville Purge Hoax

Posted 8/16/2014 11:00 am by

Mob violence in the streets, rampant killings by people in masks, chaos and anarchy and disorder.  The Hollywood blockbuster The Purge pictured an America where, for one night a year, all crime was legal, no matter how evil or heinous.  It could never happen, right?  Well, an online rumor about a version of the titular […]

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Plane Crashes After Pilot’s Prosthetic Arm Falls Off

Posted 8/14/2014 9:14 am by

There are a lot of things that can cause trouble when you’re dealing with a massive flying machine loaded with dozens of people and carrying hundreds of gallons of highly explosive fuel.  Any little distraction, even a seat adjustment, can cause chaos and disruption and put lives at risk.  When that disruption happens to the […]

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Runaway Kid Finds A Home At Walmart

Posted 8/13/2014 7:51 pm by

If you want something, Walmart is always there.  No matter what you might need, Walmart has it.  If you need some raw hamburger, Walmart has tons of it throughout its stores.  If you want some televisions, Walmart has them by the dozens.  There’s no limit to the things Walmart can provide, even a good hiding […]

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Robin Williams Dead At 63

Posted 8/11/2014 11:23 pm by

One of the biggest names in Hollywood is no more.  One of the funniest folks to ever step on the stand-up stage is also gone.  There’s no real easy way to say this, but Robin Williams, the iconic actor who won an Oscar for Good Will Hunting and rose to stardom as Mork on Mork […]

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State Attorneys General Want To Snuff Out E-Cigs

Posted 8/08/2014 7:52 pm by

The FDA has been actively trying to regulate the electronic cigarette industry, but they’ve had some difficult getting all their ducks in a row even after announcing they’d regulate the nicotine delivery systems.  The wheels of government move slow, and apparently the federal government is taking too long for the leadership of various state governments. […]

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Cleveland Gets Lots Of Love

Posted 8/07/2014 6:34 pm by

…Kevin Love, that is!  The Minnesota Timberwolves star forward/center/nearly 7-foot-tall three-point shooter and certified double-double machine that is also known by mortals as Kevin Love is going to be moving to a new destination and getting a new position in the process.  Kevin Love will be joining the Cleveland Cavaliers to help spread the floor […]

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San Antonio Hires Becky Hammon As Assistant Coach

Posted 8/05/2014 5:12 pm by

The San Antonio Spurs are known for being both innovative and very, very boring.  They were the first team to turn heavily to scouting European players and have reaped the benefits of that due to their international fanbase, multinational players, and massive success as one of the steadiest teams in the league.  The Spurs break […]

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Don’t Call 911 About Facebook Being Down

Posted 8/01/2014 9:45 pm by

Facebook being down is a big deal for a lot of people.  After all, Facebook is THE social network, and it’s also a place where a lot of people to go play games, share pictures, hang out, and generally waste the work day.  So when Facebook suffers an outage, be it a record outage or […]

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“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay” Teaser Trailer Debuts

Posted 7/29/2014 9:52 pm by

It’s one of the most eagerly-awaited movies of the year, and while it won’t be out for awhile, there’s already big expectations.  After all, The Hunger Games broke box office records and made a superstar out of Jennifer Lawrence, so it’s unsurprising that the teaser trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 has gotten […]

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“Fifty Shades Of Grey” Trailer Debuts

Posted 7/24/2014 8:57 pm by

It’s the movie event of every middle-aged housewife’s year.  The best-selling book Fifty Shades of Grey underwent a strange trip to the multiplex, but it looks like the long-awaited movie is finally becoming reality.  No matter what happened, be it a change in lead actor or behind-the-scenes turmoil or aggressive fan responses to pretty much […]

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“Weird” Al Scores Number One Album After 30 Years

Posted 7/23/2014 11:03 pm by

“Weird” Al Yankovic first got attention back in the 1970’s with homemade recordings of parody songs performed by a boy and his accordion on the Dr. Demento radio show.  Dr. Demento is long gone from the airwaves, but Weird Al seems to be stronger than ever some 30 years after he first took a swing […]

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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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Facebook Mentions, A Celebrity-Only Facebook App

Posted 7/19/2014 11:12 am by

Everyone wants to talk to celebrities.  No matter how crazy the celebrity, everyone wants to be friends with them and get a little attention from one of the more interesting celebrities on social media.  Twitter makes this much easier than Facebook, which isn’t exactly as user friendly or celebrity friendly as Twitter, but they’re actively […]

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Kindle Unlimited: All You Can Read For $9.99

Posted 7/19/2014 8:25 am by

Amazon is looking to take up all your spare time.  If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you’ve had streaming movies and television shows for awhile, with the recent addition of streaming audio files from Amazon’s library.  Now they’re looking to turn their record-breaking Kindle device into a portable library in the truest sense of the word. […]

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Airliner Shot Down Over Ukraine

Posted 7/18/2014 8:08 am by

It seems odd to fly a plane over a war zone, but some 300 flights a day took place over the disputed eastern regions of Ukraine, mostly at heights between 33 and 37,000 feet.  That’s high enough to avoid most surface-to-air missiles possessed by the Russia-backed insurgent groups.  However, that’s no longer safe, and the […]

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Ron Howard To Direct Beatles Documentary

Posted 7/16/2014 7:17 pm by

It’s really a great merger of two of the world’s biggest icons.  One’s a child star who became an adult star who became one of the most acclaimed directors of all time.  The other is a rock and roll band that became a cuddly pop rock act and then became one of the biggest bands […]

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Pilot Flying J, Browns Owner Paying $92 Million Penalty

Posted 7/14/2014 7:49 pm by

As it turns out, greed is still good, Gordon Gekko.  After all, using ill-gotten gains, you just might make enough money to buy a professional sports franchise, where only the sleaziest of men can survive.  It’s just a shame it has to happen to the Cleveland Browns.  Pilot Flying J has agreed to pay a […]

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LeBron James Is Going Back To Cleveland

Posted 7/11/2014 2:10 pm by

It all started with The Decision, the hour-long television special in which LeBron James fled his home state Cleveland Cavaliers to “take his talents to South Beach” and become a member of the star-studded Miami Heat.  Playing alongside fellow supervillains Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade, LeBron James won MVPs and NBA titles, and made it […]

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“How To Survive The Bulls Of Pamplona” Author Gored By Bull

Posted 7/10/2014 9:27 am by

Even under the most controlled of circumstances, bulls are dangerous.  In Spain, where bull fighting is still a revered sport in most locations where it isn’t banned and matadors are still something of a heroic figure when they don’t poop their pants running away from the bull, the bull is both a figure of sport […]

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J.K. Rowling Writes New Harry Potter Short Story

Posted 7/09/2014 10:47 am by

Goofy glasses, forehead scar, and quidditch are all hallmarks of one particular person, the creation of author J.K. Rowling is known all around the world and has created legions of superfans in every place where good children’s literature is appreciated.  Rowling’s become a multi-multi millionaire off the back of Harry Potter, and grown-up novels aside, […]

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Roller Coaster Derails, Hits Tree

Posted 7/08/2014 8:21 am by

Everyone likes a good roller coaster.  Well, most people like a good roller coaster, even if I am not one of them.  Not that I think they’re inherently unsafe, even though they do occasionally get stuck upside down and the riders have to be carefully evacuated from them, but I’m just not a big fan […]

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Flavor Flav’s Fourth Of July Was Awesome Until Cops Showed Up

Posted 7/07/2014 11:10 am by

Flavor Flav is a lot of things, particularly a rapper and failed business owner, but one thing he’s not is a good neighbor.  At least not according to the other folks in the Finisterre Homeowners Association, which represents the Las Vegas, Nevada neighborhood in which Flav resides.  There, he’s more likely to be known as the […]

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