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Krispy Kreme’s Ghostbusters Doughnuts

Posted 9/24/2014 8:30 am by

It’s amazing to think that Ghostbusters has been around for 30 years as of this year.  Ghostbusters seems both fresh and timeless, depending on how you look at it.  It’s also an iconic comedy classic, full of classic characters and classic lines, equal parts 80’s wit and 1950’s-style charm.  Given the cottage industry of Ghostbusters […]

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iPhone 6 Tops 10 Million In Sales

Posted 9/22/2014 9:59 am by

The September 9 event was much awaited, especially since it was the rumored debut of both the Apple iWatch and the iPhone 6.  As it turns out, both of those things happened, and now that the first weekend of sales is over, Apple can start celebrating with solid-gold iPhones and other such celebratory goodies.  So […]

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Scotland Will Remain In The UK

Posted 9/19/2014 7:45 am by

It’s hard for Americans not to have an opinion on the politics of other countries, but especially when it comes to independence attempts.  After all, we know a little something about that, having broken away from England before it was cool and having watched as the rest of the British Empire eventually did the same. […]

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Aubrey Plaza Will Be Grumpy Cat’s Grumpy Voice

Posted 9/18/2014 9:30 am by

With NBC’s beloved Parks & Recreation entering its final season, it appears that the cast has already started finding other work.  Chris Pratt, who played Andy, is now a Marvel superhero in the biggest movie of the year.  Amy Poehler will be fine, as will Nick Offerman and Aziz Ansari.  The other half of Parks […]

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Adrian Peterson Barred From Team Activities

Posted 9/17/2014 7:45 am by

The National Football League has no idea what to do with any of its players when they get in trouble.  Let’s just say that right up front.  And it seems that no matter what decision the NFL makes, be it suspend or play or wait and see, it’s the wrong choice in the eyes of […]

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The Return Of Surge, Coca-Cola’s Mountain Dew Competitor

Posted 9/16/2014 8:15 am by

Once upon a time, attitude was everything.  The wilder your commercials, the bolder your flavors, the more people liked you.  Consider it an anti-Guy Fieri.  One of the best examples of this came from the stodgy old minds at Coca-Cola, with their secret recipe and sacred formula.  Their entry into the x-treem citrus drink market […]

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Miss America Kira Kazantsev Makes A Miss New York Three-pete

Posted 9/15/2014 8:00 am by

It’s yet another clean sweep for Miss New York.  The name (and ethnicity) of the title holders keep changing, but the success does not.  Last night in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Miss New York replaced Miss New York as the reigning Miss America after another successful pageant.  That comes a year after Miss New York […]

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Bond’s Jaws, AKA Richard Kiel, Dead At 74

Posted 9/11/2014 7:30 am by

Veteran character actor Richard Kiel made a first impression in a big way.  It’s easy to do that when you’re 7 feet 2 inches tall.  His first acting role was as the giant Kanamit alien in the Twilight Zone episode “To Serve Man,” and he continued to work steadily for many years.  If you don’t […]

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Warning: Internet Slowdown Day Is Today

Posted 9/10/2014 7:45 am by

If you get online today and you find your Reddit is lagging,  your Etsy is crawling, and your Tumblr isn’t Tumbling as fast as it should, you’re not alone.  Everyone is having the same problems, and it’s all planned by the companies themselves.  Some 35 different organizations and hundreds of different websites have come together […]

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Hank III Says Tom Hiddleston Has No Soul

Posted 9/09/2014 8:00 am by

When it comes to channeling dead musicians for bio pics,  you have two ways of doing it.  You can go for someone who can sing or go for someone who can act the part, because very rarely do you find someone who does both.  In the case of the upcoming Hank Williams biography I Saw […]

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Denver’s Wes Welker Suspended Over Drug Test

Posted 9/03/2014 9:10 am by

Peyton Manning’s first year as quarterback of the Denver Broncos was a huge success.  He brought the team to a Super Bowl appearance, guided a record-setting offense, and generally turned around the fortunes of Denver by taking them from a playoff team to a championship-caliber team in the course of a single season.  Wes Welker […]

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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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