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Preteen Girls Stab 12-Year-Old For Internet Meme

Posted 6/03/2014 9:30 am by

There have been cases of people becoming Internet memes and those meme stars becoming killers, but very rarely has there been a killing or attempted killing inspired by a meme.  However, that has changed thanks to a tall, faceless skinny man in a black suit who has a habit of lurking in the background of Photoshopped […]

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Seattle Passes Country’s Highest Minimum Wage

Posted 6/02/2014 7:54 pm by

If you’re living in Seattle, Washington, you’re about to get a major pay increase.  Washington state has the highest minimum wage of any state in the union, with the lowest any employee can make being $9.32 an hour.  That’s a pretty good start.  You’re not exactly making hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, but […]

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Spelling Bee Ends In A Tie For The First Time In 52 Years

Posted 5/30/2014 12:10 pm by

It’s the Super Bowl for the thesaurus set.  Every year, the nation’s best and brightest young spellers get together to see just who the top canine is when it comes to their ability to guess and properly spell the most difficult words in the English language (most of which are borrowed from other languages).  However, […]

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Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Is Buying The LA Clippers

Posted 5/30/2014 8:56 am by

He’s probably the most important man in the history of Microsoft not named Bill Gates.  The company’s first non-Gates CEO, Steve Ballmer was the man behind the Microsoft Surface and one of the people fighting to bring the company into the 21st Century.  He made his mark with the company, then stepped aside for the […]

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The World Is Getting Fatter Every Day

Posted 5/29/2014 2:07 pm by

America is a very obese country, but it seems that the rest of the world is rapidly catching up to, and even surpassing, the United States of Fatmerica.  Our obesity rate has tripled in recent years, and it seems that the trend is showing no signs of reversal on the way to a fatter America […]

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Netflix Casts Its Daredevil for “Daredevil”

Posted 5/28/2014 10:14 am by

It was a big-screen success, but the original Daredevil film starring Ben Affleck as “the Man Without Fear,” Matt Murdoch, has taken something of a beating in recent years, probably due to the failure of the Elektra film, fallout from Bennifer, and various other assorted reasons mostly pointing the blame to Ben Affleck.  But Daredevil […]

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Doppelganger Drum Battle: Chili Pepper Chad Smith And Will Ferrell

Posted 5/23/2014 3:47 pm by

When it comes to celebrity look-alikes, there are close companions, and then there is Will Ferrell and drummer Chad Smith from the Red Hot Chili Peppers.  They look almost exactly alike, and that similarity has not been ignored by either man.  Specifically, Will Ferrell has appeared on late night talk shows discussing, among other things, […]

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Facebook Wants To Listen To Your Music

Posted 5/22/2014 2:49 pm by

So you’re watching television or listening to some music, and you want to let everyone know that you’re checking out something awesome.  Well, instead of having to actually type words or anything, Facebook is going to take actual work out of it and do the listening for you.  Facebook’s newest app will listen to your […]

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Cleveland Wins Another NBA Draft Lottery

Posted 5/21/2014 8:43 am by

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been a very unlucky franchise.  After LeBron James abandoned his home-state team for the sunnier climate of Miami, everything’s gone downhill for the Cavs.  They’ve had terrible coaches, bad players, a general lack of basketball prowess, some terrible decision-making from the front office… whatever could go wrong has gone wrong for […]

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Second “Guardians Of The Galaxy” Trailer Features More Rocket and Groot

Posted 5/20/2014 8:33 am by

Marvel has done an absolutely brilliant job of making big, accessible movies that are true to the spirit of comic books, that are very entertaining, and that end up making hundreds of millions of dollars at the box office, if not billions of dollars.  From the techno-babble of Iron Man to the paranoia thriller of […]

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Google Honors The Rubik’s Cube

Posted 5/19/2014 10:28 am by

Just when you thought it was safe to click over to Google’s homepage, think again.  Once again, the world’s most popular search engine has decided to steal your time away from you, this time using one of the all-time classic brain-teasers.  Since 1974, the Rubik’s cube has astounded and amazed legions of people, with an […]

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Microsoft Announces Halo 5 Debut Date

Posted 5/16/2014 6:39 pm by

Once upon a time, the Halo series of video games was the biggest and best series since the brothers Mario stomped their way across the Mushroom Kingdom.  Halo: Reach was one of the biggest hits in video game history (making $200 million in a single day!) before being supplanted by Call of Duty: Ghosts.  More […]

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Hero Cat Saves Boy From Dog Attack

Posted 5/15/2014 1:51 pm by

When you think of cats, you probably don’t think of bravery, loyalty, and defending loved ones at all cost.  You probably think of lounging around in the sun or sleeping in improbable places.  Well, one feisty feline proved that this wasn’t true by putting herself on the line to save her family.  When a dog […]

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Justin Bieber Accused Of Attempted Robbery

Posted 5/14/2014 3:21 pm by

Justin Bieber is apparently growing up to be a little violent punk.  Allegedly, of course.  He’s had run-ins with limo drivers, and now a woman in Los Angeles is accusing the pint-sized Canadian pop star of trying to steal her cell phone and she’s getting the police involved.  During an outing at some batting cages […]

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AT&T Trying To Buy DirecTV

Posted 5/13/2014 8:14 am by

The trend for the telecommunications industry isn’t growth, it’s contraction.  Specifically, companies are always looking to get with other companies and join forces, and no company is doing this quite as aggressively as AT&T.  The telephone giant has already tried to buy T-Mobile only to be rebuffed by the federal government.  Now they’re looking to […]

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Dr. Dre: The First Rap Billionaire

Posted 5/09/2014 8:47 pm by

Dr. Dre isn’t a real doctor, but he’s really rich.  The rapper turned producer turned mogul is one of the wealthiest artists in the hip hop game, and he’s about to claim the ultimate bit of bragging rights over fellow moneyed rappers Jay Z and Sean Combs.  Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine are the majority […]

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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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Coca-Cola To Change Drink Recipe

Posted 5/06/2014 8:34 pm by

With its closely-guarded secret recipe, you’d think that Coca-Cola’s products were inviolate.  The same ingredients in Coke are the same ingredients Coke has always used, and that’s that.  Well, that’s definitely not the case.  Coca-Cola has no problems tinkering with its recipe to save money, like switching from sugar to corn syrup, and removing potentially […]

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Michael Jackson’s Newest Single

Posted 5/02/2014 9:15 am by

Nothing boosts the career of an artist like an untimely death.  After all, Michael Jackson died a sideshow oddity who planned a comeback concert series to raise some much-needed cash, and he was resurrected with the richest record deal of all time.  He’s already got one posthumous album under his ghost belt, and now another […]

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The Simpsons Get The Lego Treatment

Posted 5/01/2014 2:44 pm by

When you’re one of the longest-running shows in television history, there’s not many places where you can go.  After a certain time, all the plots have been exhausted and all the fun trips have been taken, but those rules really don’t apply to animated television.  If you want to go to space, you go to […]

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Oklahoma Prisoner Dies After Successful “Botched” Execution

Posted 4/30/2014 8:45 am by

In 1999, Clayton Lockett, a four-time convicted felon, and two accomplices were in the middle of a home break-in when 19-year-old Stephanie Neiman and a friend interrupted their crime.  Lockett shot Neiman with a sawed-off shotgun and watched as the two accomplices buried her alive.  For that crime, Clayton Lockett was sentenced to death by lethal […]

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Craig Ferguson Is Leaving The Late Late Show

Posted 4/29/2014 10:45 am by

In 2015, CBS will have a new slate when it comes to late-night television.  David Letterman will be retiring to make way for Stephen Colbert, and the guy who I wanted to replace David Letterman will apparently be riding off into the sunset, too.  Craig Ferguson will be retiring from the Late Late Show when his […]

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Jay Z and Beyonce Announce Couples’ Tour

Posted 4/28/2014 2:16 pm by

Jay Z and Beyonce are probably as famous for being a famous celebrity couple than they are for their musical exploits these days.  They’re famous because they’re so famous, if that makes sense, and the addition of Blue Ivy didn’t do much to dampen their star appeal.  Beyonce might have a new video album and […]

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Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Accused Of Racism

Posted 4/26/2014 8:59 pm by

Donald Sterling has a pretty checkered past as far as racism is concerned.  He was accused of racism by former Los Angeles Clippers GM Elgin Baylor of racism.  He settled a lawsuit made by a group of property renters alleging he refused to rent to non-Koreans in LA’s Koreatown and further discriminated against black people, […]

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Taco Bell Goes Fast Casual

Posted 4/25/2014 8:38 pm by

When you’re an established company, there’s not a lot you can do to change up the public perception of you.  By the time you become something nationally known, you’re kind of stuck being who you are.  Sure you can add Doritos to the shells and try your hand at breakfast, but once you get known […]

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FDA To Regulate E-Cigarettes

Posted 4/24/2014 4:05 pm by

Amazingly, before 2009, the FDA had no ability to control the sale of cigarettes in the United States.  In January 2010, the FDA lost a lawsuit banning the importation of e-cigarettes, and now the marketplace has exploded.  It seems like everywhere you go there are e-cigarettes being sold or used, and it was only a […]

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German Unions Demand World Cup Working Hours

Posted 4/23/2014 4:27 pm by

There’s nothing that brings the world together quite like sports.  Even when you consider something like the fall of the Berlin Wall, I think that these days, the fortunes of the German national football team means as much or more to the people from Germany.  Germans are so into football (soccer) that they threatened to […]

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Teen Survives 5-Hour Wheel Well Flight To Hawaii

Posted 4/22/2014 7:25 am by

It’s harder and harder to sneak on board airplanes these days.  Unless you’re the size of a hamster or you’re a kitten that sneaks out of the cargo hold, you’re going to have to buy a ticket to get on a plane.  However, to get caught requires security teams to be paying attention.  If nobody’s […]

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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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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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