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Man Arrested Over Video Rental From 2001

Posted 3/24/2016 7:45 pm by

In 2001, a man in South Carolina traveled to the city of Kannapolis and rented a VHS tape of one of the strangest movies of all time.  In 2016, that rental got him arrested by the police.  He didn’t rob the store or anything; he just never returned the movie and now he faces legal […]

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Hulk Hogan Wins $115 Million Lawsuit Vs. Gawker

Posted 3/18/2016 9:13 pm by

Gawker, the famous gossip blog, loves to take down public figures.  After all, Gawker took down a congressman and routinely .  Hulk Hogan, former WCW and WWF champion, is definitely a public figure.  However, some aspects of a celebrity’s life should more than likely be off-limits.  When Gawker published a sex tape featuring Hogan with […]

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Jared Fogle Beaten In Prison

Posted 3/16/2016 4:16 pm by

Prison is not a nice place, and for certain criminals, it’s a nightmare.  If you’re famous, or you hurt children, well… you’re just looking for trouble in jail, and trouble tends to find you, no matter how well prepared for the big house you are.  See also famous criminal Jared Fogle, currently serving 15 years […]

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Ford’s New Police Car Has Doors That Stop Armor Piercing Bullets

Posted 3/10/2016 6:09 pm by

Ford has about 60 percent of the police vehicle market throughout the world.  Other companies make cop cars, but Ford is the king of the cop car world, both the sedan and the SUV model.  Most cop cars are able to turn aside standard bullets, but this isn’t a normal world, and people want more […]

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The Foo Fighters Are Going On Hiatus

Posted 3/02/2016 10:56 pm by

There’s not a lot to be said for rock and roll these days.  It seems like increasingly the genre is in trouble, with no real rock bands around anymore.  However, there’s one band that sells out arenas and continues to rack up awards, and that’s Dave Grohl’s massively successful band, Foo Fighters.  All good things […]

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The 88th Annual Academy Awards Round-Up!

Posted 2/29/2016 6:46 am by

Hollywood loves a good excuse to get together and give out awards.  No reason quite as good as the business of making movies, right?  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences gathered in Los Angeles last night to give out golden statues to the best and brightest of the film industry during the 88th […]

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Gianni Infantino Takes FIFA Presidency

Posted 2/26/2016 5:26 pm by

FIFA has been without a head for quite some time, once Sepp Blatter received an 8-year ban from the world’s most corrupt sporting organization for being extra corrupt even by FIFA standards.  Well, you can’t be banned from an organization and also the president of the organization, so FIFA’s latest congress gathered in some sort […]

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SeaWorld Spied On Activists

Posted 2/25/2016 7:02 pm by

SeaWorld Entertainment is a company in a lot of trouble at the moment.  A documentary exposing the violent behavior of their killer whales and a possible link between violence and captivity has caused the company to permanently shelf the very reason for its existence, the killer whale show, at some of its parks.  The company faces […]

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NYC Restaurant Menus Now Warn About Salt Content

Posted 2/24/2016 5:28 pm by

New York City is one of the largest and most progressive cities in the country.  For all its faults, the Big Apple is trying its best to make its citizens be a little bit healthier, and it’s not afraid to take on the restaurant industry to do that.  First they came for the large soda. […]

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Tennessee Lady Vols Out Of Top 25 After 31 Years

Posted 2/22/2016 7:16 pm by

Pat Summitt turned an afterthought into a powerhouse.  On February 17, 1985, the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers entered the Associated Press top 25 rankings for women’s basketball.  That streak has now ended.  The Lady Vols are out of the Top 25 after a staggering 31 year run near the top of women’s basketball.  That’s a […]

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Government: All Hoverboards Are Unsafe

Posted 2/19/2016 7:24 pm by

Everyone wants a hoverboard.  While the technology isn’t there for the kind of actual hoverboard everyone wants, the Marty McFly special, there’s a good fill-in product on the market right now.  They’re called hoverboards, and they’re basically scooters that you control with your feet, hovering without hovering.  Well, there’s a little issue with them, and […]

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$900 Million In Meth Hidden In Bras And Glue

Posted 2/15/2016 12:12 pm by

It seems like there’s only one real place women go to hide things.  It doesn’t matter what they’re smuggling, whatever they’re hiding gets stuffed into their bra.  Lots of cash?  The bra is fashion’s perfect pocket, and since there’s metal in bras, they can sometimes fool metal detectors.  However, some enterprising smugglers went past the […]

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First Baseball Player Gets Lifetime Ban For PEDs

Posted 2/12/2016 6:09 pm by

Three failed tests, one calendar year.  When it comes to performance-enhancing drugs, some baseball players just don’t know when to quit.  The good old days, when sluggers gulped HGH and pitchers doctored their bodies instead of the ball, are over.  Baseball’s been cracking down on drug offenses since instituting testing, and it seems like every […]

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Burger King, Prince Of Hot Dogs?

Posted 2/10/2016 9:40 pm by

Burger King is a company in crisis.  Sure, all signs point to the company’s resurgence thanks to a 5 for $4 offer to get people into doors, but there’s still the perception that Burger King is America’s second (or third) fast food choice, and that won’t change any time soon unless Burger King changes it. […]

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Google Offers 2GB Of Free Storage For Safe Computers

Posted 2/09/2016 5:44 pm by

We live in an unsafe world.  It seems like every day, there’s some sort of new terror to be worried about.  Be the fears real or invented, fears they remain, but it’s up to companies like Google to encourage vigilance, make sure users pay attention rather than just follow blindly, and make sure everyone works […]

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Leopard Goes To School In India

Posted 2/08/2016 5:27 pm by

With every passing year, it seems like people are getting closer and closer to the habitats of some of nature’s most dangerous creatures.  In places like India, for example, those creatures can be really, really dangerous.  India is home to many rare and dangerous big cats, and those big cats are increasingly coming into contact […]

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Johnny Cash, The Tarantula In Black

Posted 2/04/2016 8:59 pm by

Let’s not kid ourselves.  Spiders are creepy.  Even cool-looking spiders are still enough to make normal people feel all squicky inside.  It takes a special kind of person to devote time to studying, classifying, and discovering new species of spiders.  However, people do it, and people find new species of spiders all the time.  See, […]

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Eagles Versus Drones

Posted 2/02/2016 9:21 am by

The more drones reach out to the skies, the more problems people are having with them.  Drones are straying into airports, traveling onto people’s property, and can be a huge nuisance in the wrong hands.  That’s why Dutch police are searching into ways to control drones.  There are ideas to remotely hack them, shoot them […]

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“Groundhog Day” On Groundhog Day

Posted 2/01/2016 5:36 pm by

In the classic movie Groundhog Day, Bill Murray stars as a weatherman forced to relive the same day over and over and over again.  He wakes up to Sonny and Cher, gets dressed, and goes out to watch weather-predicting rodent Punxsutawney Phil determine whether or not there’s going to be six more weeks of winter.  Every […]

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Facebook Launching Ride Sharing Platform

Posted 1/29/2016 8:41 pm by

Ridesharing platforms are big.  Uber is the thing to do if you’re going out on the town and don’t want to have to worry about finding parking, and Lyft is right there behind them, separated by only a few stray pink mustache hairs.  Now it looks like a bigger company is going to get out […]

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Matador Takes Infant Bull Fighting

Posted 1/26/2016 9:44 pm by

Francisco Rivera Ordonez was simply carrying on a family tradition.  He’s a fifth generation bullfighter, meaning fighting bulls is the family business.  Generation after generation after generation, his family has been in the fighting ring year after year after year, and now he’s getting his daughters into the family business.  Ordonez put a picture up […]

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Charlotte Rampling Calls Diversity Complaints Reverse Racism

Posted 1/22/2016 1:01 pm by

For the second year in the row, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences rolled out an Oscar list that was pretty pale in color.  No blacks were nominated for any of the major award, and of course, that means black celebrities have been complaining non-stop.  Of course, when some people speak out, others […]

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Mos Def Arrested In South Africa

Posted 1/20/2016 1:36 pm by

Mos Def has had a lot of careers.  He was a child actor, a rapper, transitioned into adult acting, and is known around the world for his prowess in the entertainment world. However, he’s not known for his political and personal beliefs, which are… well, unusual.  Mos Def has been arrested in South Africa for […]

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Houghton Lake MI, Home Of 77-Cent Gas!

Posted 1/18/2016 10:51 am by

Gas prices don’t usually go down.  They go up.  Gas prices rose for decades, sometimes slowly, sometimes quickly, but always up on a long enough timeline.  Not long ago, $4 a gallon for gas was a very real proposition.  Nobody thought prices would go in the other direction, and yet… gas prices are going down […]

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Goodbye St. Louis! Rams Moving Back to Los Angeles

Posted 1/13/2016 5:24 pm by

Stan Kroenke is a man with a dream, and that dream is to be the king of West Coast football.  Thanks to a clause in his contract with the Edward Jones Dome, the city of Saint Louis either had to replace the stadium, upgrade the existing stadium, or the team would be free to move. […]

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David Bowie Dead At 69

Posted 1/11/2016 6:51 pm by

The Thin White Duke, Ziggy Stardust, the Space Oddity, the guy in the tight pants from Labyrinth, David Bowie has had a lot of identities over his career, morphing from rock to soul to electronica to movie star to music superstar to androgynous chameleon.  He was even the first artist to be covered in a […]

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Mein Kampf To Be Published In Germany

Posted 1/08/2016 10:14 am by

It’s been 70 years since the death of Adolph Hitler, and that means the copyright to a very famous book is finally expiring.  Since the death of Hitler, Bavaria’s government has used their control over Hitler’s copyright to keep Mein Kampf out of German publishing houses.  The book’s been available all along, but not from […]

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Hotel Burns Near The Burj Khalifa

Posted 12/31/2015 8:14 pm by

Dubai has been on a really impressive building building streak in the last few years.  It seems that every week Dubai is doing something else impressive, like building the world’s largest building.  Still, fast growth means there are some problems every so often.  It seems that every cool project has some kind of problem to […]

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Breaks All The Records

Posted 12/21/2015 7:45 pm by

On Thursday night last week, I and a whole lot of other people was at a movie theater to watch Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.  The last time I was this excited for a movie was when Episode I: The Phantom Menace, and despite that, I was still really excited for The Force […]

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Mayor And Council Brawl At Birmingham Meeting

Posted 12/15/2015 8:45 pm by

You would be surprised by just how much power local mayors have.  You’d think that an official in a town would be fairly limited, but you’d be wrong.  Mayors can be very powerful, and like all politicians, they are prone to their vices.  After all, they’re only human.  And humans can have disagreements.  The mayor […]

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