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Ex-Walmart CEO Makes Emergency Plane Landing

Posted 11/03/2015 6:28 pm by

Most of the time, air travel is perfectly safe.  Even when there are problems with equipment, most of the time the plane doesn’t take off and the problems are discovered before any issues arise.  That’s not always the case, but planes are usually built in with redundant equipment to prevent catastrophe.  However, when emergency landings […]

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Kansas City Royals Win The 2015 World Series

Posted 11/02/2015 7:52 am by

Last year, the Cinderella story ended early for the Kansas City Royals, as they were beaten by the San Francisco Giants in the World Series.  They fought to the seventh game of the World Series, but couldn’t quite bring it home.  Call it practice for this season.  The Kansas City Royals topped the New York […]

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American Pharoah Wins The Breeders’ Cup

Posted 10/31/2015 6:25 pm by

There are bigger horses, but there might not be many better horses.  Bob Baffert’s 3-year-old colt American Pharoah has been exceeding expectations since he first stepped on the race track, and now he’s joined the legends of the sport with a season that pretty much any horse short of Secretariat would be impressed by.  American […]

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Military Blimp Escapes, Crashes In PA

Posted 10/28/2015 5:33 pm by

Blimps are pretty cool.  Just think about it, giant floating bags of air traveling on the winds or moving via churning motor.  They’re great, both from a sheer fun standpoint and from a usefulness standpoint.  Blimps can do a lot of things, provided they cooperate.  A multi-million-dollar military blimp decided to not cooperate, escaping confinement […]

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Cops Add Nunchucks To Their Arsenal

Posted 10/27/2015 6:09 pm by

In every martial arts movie, there’s a scene where someone breaks out the nunchucks.  A very simple weapon, two sticks connected by a chain, the weapons are very useful in a situation where the other person is unarmed.  They’re also useful at stopping criminals in their tracks.  Even the cops are getting wise to that. […]

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Cured Meats Cause Cander

Posted 10/26/2015 10:48 pm by

Cured meats are one of the core of human civilization. Every culture in the world has some sort of cured meat, from bacon to sausage to smoked everything… and it’s some of the most popular food out there.  Bacon in particular seems to be beloved, be it as a cure for a hangover or as […]

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Starbucks Goes Beast Mode With Protein Packed Lynch Latte

Posted 10/23/2015 5:57 pm by

Starbucks loves to roll out special drinks, from the massive Trenta to one of the venerable Pumpkin Spice Latte. Another thing Starbucks loves to do is donate to charity, particularly with some kind of celebrity tie-in.  Marshawn Lynch is an All-Pro, a Super Bowl champion, and a character the likes of which the NFL doesn’t […]

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Judge To Defendants: Donate Blood Or Go To Jail

Posted 10/20/2015 6:19 pm by

When it comes to money, the court takes things seriously.  For example, in Marion, Alabama, Perry County Circuit Court officials had a big court session to deal with some outstanding debts.  However, court costs are a lot of money, and when it comes to paying them back, it’s not something most people can just cut […]

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Facebook Debuts “State-Sponsored” Hacker Warning

Posted 10/19/2015 8:15 pm by

When you’re the biggest social network on the block, a multi-billion dollar company with billions of people using it every day for pretty much every purpose.  Take that away, and as we’ve seen with every Facebook outage, people start freaking out.  When your account is compromised, it’s even more heartbreaking and worrying, so Facebook has […]

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All-Marshmallow Lucky Charms And How To Win Them

Posted 10/15/2015 5:50 pm by

I sure hope you have the luck of the Irish on your side, because you’re going to need it.  Cereal is a very important part of the world’s diet.  Some cereal needs no dressing up, provided you get the authentic stuff.  Other cereal can use a bit of help, but becomes incredibly delicious when doctored […]

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Donald Trump To Host Saturday Night Live

Posted 10/13/2015 5:38 pm by

During the first episode of the new season of Saturday Night Live, Hillary Clinton made a surprise appearance in a skit making fun of herself.  Briefly, she held the national spotlight.  If you know anything about Donald Trump, billionaire, reality television star, real-estate mogul, and maverick Republican candidate for US President, you know he wants […]

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USC Fires Steve Sarkisian; Sarkisian Enters Rehab

Posted 10/12/2015 7:22 pm by

Since the glory days of Pete Carroll, the University of Southern California has been troubled by difficulties.  There have been NCAA violations, coaching instability, and lots of middling to bad results on the field.  The mighty Trojan is looking a little deflated these days, but it’s still one of the top jobs in the nation, […]

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Cat Used To Save Suicidal Jumper

Posted 10/09/2015 6:43 pm by

The last few months of 2014 were just awful for me.  My uncle passed away suddenly a few weeks after my birthday.  The little gray kitten I adopted when I was in college passed away in October.  My grandmother-in-law passed away in November.  Just one thing after another, over and over again, with no real […]

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John Williams To Get AFI Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted 10/08/2015 7:45 pm by

You won’t know his face, and you might not know his name, but you’ll know his music.  The Star Destroyer chases the Rebel Alliance ship to the sounds of his composition.  Jaws terrorizes New England with his thrumming, ominous base.  ET soars, Indiana Jones quips, Harry Potter entrances, and Private Ryan gets saved, and composer […]

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Pet Store Owner Attacked By 20-Foot Python

Posted 10/06/2015 9:44 am by

Giant pythons are not the kind of creature you want to mess with.  Pythons can grow quite large, and pythons routinely eat whole deer in places where the two species coexist.  It goes without saying that a 20-foot python can be quite a handful for the unwary, as one pet store owner found out.  Terry […]

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Coca-Cola Tells FIFA To Fire Sepp Blatter

Posted 10/02/2015 5:37 pm by

The FIFA World Cup is one of the richest events in sports, bar none.  The World Cup, soccer’s biggest event, draws hundreds of millions of viewers and is worth over $1 billion dollars just on the strength of sponsorship alone.  Those sponsors pay a lot for the privilege of branding the world’s sport, and they […]

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Smithers Will Come Out To Mr. Burns On The Simpsons

Posted 9/28/2015 7:42 pm by

Having recently settled a work dispute with Harry Shearer, voice of multiple major characters on The Simpsons, it seems like the show is going to get the most possible use out of him they can in Season 27.  Shearer voices both Waylon Smithers and C. Montgomery Burns, renowned for Smithers’ unrequited love for his 100-something-year-old […]

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Discrimination Due To White Girl Dreadlocks

Posted 9/24/2015 5:43 pm by

When I was in school, we had a fairly strict dress code in school.  No logos, solid color polo shirts and blue, black, or khaki/tan/brown slacks, and hair on men that didn’t touch ears, eyebrows, or shirt collars.  Also, the only facial hair allowed were creepy mustaches or sideburns to the earlobe.  The moment I […]

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Robert Lewandowski Scores 5 Goals In 9 Minutes

Posted 9/22/2015 7:56 pm by

When Pep Guardiola brought Polish national team player Robert Lewandowski off the bench, his FC Bayern Munich team was behind 1-0 to rivals VfL Wolfsburg.  While Bayern won the Bundesliga last year, Wolfsburg was nipping at their heels the whole way.  Lewandowski took the pitch and then proceeded to do something that’s never happened in the […]

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EPA Says VW Deliberately Violated Clear Air Act

Posted 9/18/2015 7:12 pm by

For a company founded by Hitler, Volkswagen has done a pretty good job of distancing itself from its roots and promoting the company’s cars as fun, safe, and a good alternative to gas-guzzling American cars.  Volkswagen does great ads, but it turns out those are just that… advertisements designed to sell products that don’t live […]

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Florida Woman Arrested With 3500 Bladed Weapons In House

Posted 9/17/2015 8:30 pm by

Welcome to Florida, where no amount of weapons or crazed reptiles is enough to make things all that unusual.  How about a house full of bladed weapons and what might be an altar to Satan?  Pretty normal by Florida standards, but still interesting for the rest of the known world.  Cops serving felony warrants at […]

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Budweiser To Buy Miller, Merging All The Beer

Posted 9/16/2015 7:40 pm by

When you’re the biggest beer company in the world, you don’t have a lot to be afraid of, except for maybe the second largest beer company in the world.  If you can’t beat them, often times the best option is to join them, and that’s what’s got the creators of Budweiser and Miller sitting down […]

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Facebook Adding “Dislike” Button

Posted 9/15/2015 10:12 pm by

Nobody likes the like button.  Everyone clicks on the like button to show support or approval, but sometimes a person’s Facebook status update or linked thing doesn’t merit approval, but disapproval, or sympathy, or something other than a mindless click of the like button.  This has been an option people have wanted for a long, […]

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Happy 30th Birthday Mario Brothers!

Posted 9/14/2015 6:19 pm by

Two Italian plumbers became megastars by stomping on turtles, punching bricks, and throwing fire at mushroom people.  The Mario Brothers, Mario and Luigi, remain cultural icons.  You can’t go to a Halloween party without seeing them on someone’s costume, and the devoted fans have the brothers permanently inked on their skin.  Now those salutes have […]

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Justin Bieber Berates Cameraman During “Today”

Posted 9/10/2015 6:52 pm by

Justin Bieber has had a lot of problems over the years.  The list is numerous and pretty legendary.  Of all the modern pop stars, he’s been the most troublesome, and now he’s on the comeback trail, making his first television appearance in a long time this morning during NBC’s The Today Show.  He sang four […]

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Apple’s $99 Pencil

Posted 9/09/2015 6:42 pm by

Apple’s press conferences are news events.  Even here at PopFi we talked about Apple’s upcoming September 9 press conference, and since today’s September 9, all the good news is out there for the perusal of the world.  As expected, Apple mostly rolled out newer versions of its staple products, but there were a few surprises, […]

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Queen Elizabeth II Becomes Britain’s Longest-Serving Monarch

Posted 9/08/2015 8:27 pm by

When she first took over as queen, steam locomotives powered the country and connected the world.  Now, she’s the Queen of Facebook.  Serving her country during WWII, Queen Elizabeth has overseen a time of relative peace and prosperity as a royal, aside from The Troubles and the issue of the Falklands.  Compared to a lot […]

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Tim Tebow Making The Eagles Roster?

Posted 9/04/2015 8:41 pm by

There’s an old saying in sports.  The team’s most popular player is the back-up quarterback.  Nowhere is that more true than in the NFL, where every struggling team has to fend off calls to put in the backup, no matter who that backup might be or how good he may or may not be.  Throw […]

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When CVS Banned Cigarettes

Posted 9/03/2015 6:45 pm by

There are an estimated 44 million Americans that smoke cigarettes.  Despite all the smoking bans in public places and increased awareness of the dangers of cigarettes, it’s a very hard habit to kick and it’s a very lucrative business for companies.  Among them was CVS, the nation’s second-largest pharmacy chain, which sold an estimated $2 […]

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Police Plan Arby’s Boycott

Posted 9/02/2015 11:08 pm by

Sometimes you just want some curly fries and a roast beef sandwich, even if you’re on duty.  Cops are often seen in restaurants, and some businesses go out of their way to support cops.  However, a Pembroke Pines, Florida, Arby’s wasn’t so keen on having uniformed cops hanging out in the lobby of their business. […]

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