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First Passenger Killed In Driverless Car

Posted 7/02/2016 3:43 pm by

Driverless cars are the future.  We already have cars that help us parallel park, and every company seems to be getting in on the driverless car game, from Google to Tesla to the Department of Defense.  So far, so good, by and large.  There have been accidents, but they’ve typically been the fault of other […]

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OJ Mayo Hit With Two-Year Drug Ban

Posted 7/01/2016 6:50 pm by

The NBA has worked hard to get its drug issues under control.  Back in the 1970’s and 1980’s, cocaine abuse was rampant.  These days, the only drugs being used are probably pot and other small-time recreational relaxants and nothing quite so serious or potentially deadly.  (They may also be using PEDs, but there’s no telling […]

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Apple’s Patent For Disabling Smartphone Video

Posted 6/30/2016 9:27 pm by

At every concert I’ve been to for the past five years or so, there’s always been someone recording the moment rather than living in the moment.  I’m not innocent, either; I’ve taken pictures and videos of concerts, but I only take a few then I shut my brain off and enjoy myself.  However, not all […]

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Two Transgender Women Win Primary Elections

Posted 6/29/2016 5:46 pm by

The transgender community is increasingly present in modern life.  With increasing openness about the issue, it’s only natural that there would be some increased prominence. We have transgender rock stars, transgender beauty queens, and even some countries are offering people a chance to pick a non-binary gender. However, while the transgender community is talked about a […]

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Red Cross Apologizes For Racist Poster

Posted 6/27/2016 6:20 pm by

The Red Cross is a wonderful organization.  When there’s trouble, the Red Cross is there setting up shelters and handing out food and water.  The Red Cross is normally very sensitive to the community needs around them, to boot.  However, sometimes, something will slip through the cracks that just looks wrong.  One of these things is […]

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Texas Woman Wakes From Surgery With British Accent

Posted 6/23/2016 9:05 pm by

People do strange things to be different.  Some people have their tongue lengthened to speak a foreign language better.  Other people were born with interesting accents.  Lisa Alamia got her new accent in a very unusual way: via weird medical disorder.  A Texas woman came out of jaw surgery with a British accent.  She’s one […]

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Mark Zuckerberg’s Laptop Paranoia

Posted 6/22/2016 6:29 pm by

When it comes to security, you can’t be too careful when you go onto the Information Superhighway. Webcams and microphones can be a lot of fun; after all, without webcams you couldn’t watch adorable baby pandas.  However, while you’re watching webcam feeds, you don’t know who is secretly watching you.  Mark Zuckerberg knows that; Facebook’s […]

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Brazil’s Olympic Mascot Shot And Killed

Posted 6/21/2016 5:52 pm by

One minute, you’re an official Olympic mascot.  The next minute, you’re a carpet.  That’s life in a country like Brazil, where clowns get elected to high office and political candidates hand out cocaine for votes.  Just moments after being feted during a torch-lighting ceremony in Manaus, Olympic mascot Juma the jaguar was shot and killed […]

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OJ To Take Paternity Test For Khloe Kardashian

Posted 6/17/2016 7:31 pm by

It’s a question that has raged for years.  Who is Khloe Kardashian’s father?  It’s more than likely not Robert Kardashian, who was married to Kris Jenner at the time of her birth.  Khloe looks an awful lot like Robert Kardashian’s friend, Orenthal James Simpson.  Is OJ Khloe Kardashian’s real father?  Well, it looks like the […]

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Nintendo Brings Pokemon To Smartphones

Posted 6/15/2016 6:35 pm by

Nintendo has dominated the hand-held game market since hand-held gaming became a thing.  The company’s sold hundreds of millions of editions of its GameBoy, GameBoy Color, DS, 3DS, and 2DS handhelds, and it’s not surprising that Nintendo would feel the pinch of the smartphone revolution a bit harder than Sony or Microsoft.  However, the company […]

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Microsoft To Buy LinkedIn For $26.2 Billion

Posted 6/13/2016 1:33 pm by

I’ve cut myself out of every social network, except for two.  One of these is Twitter, which I keep active because it entertains me.  The other is LinkedIn, which is pretty much the only social network available for professionals looking to make professional connections without a lot of game invites and the like.  Apparently, there’s real […]

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Muhammad Ali Laid To Rest

Posted 6/10/2016 7:21 pm by

The KFC Yum Center isn’t typically a place for a funeral.  However, most people aren’t the greatest boxer who ever lived.  Most people aren’t cultural icons.  Most people aren’t world champions and Olympic gold medalists.  Most people aren’t Muhammad Ali, who was honored today with a funeral procession and incredible memorial service.  The three-time world […]

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No Fun League Bans Players From Wearing Hoodies

Posted 6/09/2016 9:52 pm by

When it comes to their uniforms, the NFL takes everything seriously.  The only official uniforms can be made by Nike.  Shoes have to be a certain color.  Everything is legislated and controlled, and when you see a player do something out of the ordinary, you can expect that player will find trouble.  However, one player […]

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LA City Workers Are Getting BMWs

Posted 6/08/2016 11:27 pm by

When you think of BMW, you don’t think of being arrested.  You think of class and luxury.  However, as it turns out, BMW isn’t just the people who sell cars to your dentist, they’re also full-fledged auto manufacturers with an eye on the bottom line.  Sometimes, that means expanding the business.  Los Angeles is providing […]

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“The Purge” Inspired Indianapolis Killer

Posted 6/02/2016 9:39 pm by

The movie was a big hit, spawning two sequels (one released and one to be released soon).  It’s also inspired real life events.  In 2014, my town of Louisville, Kentucky, was the scene of the so-called Louisville Purge.  It was basically an excuse for people to drink and do crazy things, or to stay at […]

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Remember MySpace? It Got Hacked

Posted 5/31/2016 6:33 pm by

Remember MySpace?  Probably not; the world’s most popular social network went from being the place for everyone to gather in the online world to an afterthought.  It’s been passed around, the core concept has been changed, sold and resold and launched and relaunched countless times.  And yet, it continues to kick around, and it continues to […]

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Netflix’s Virtual Video Store

Posted 5/25/2016 7:32 pm by

There’s nothing quite like walking into a video store, looking at the rows of boxes, and selecting a movie to watch.  It was one of my favorite things as a kid, and one of the few reasons why I went to Blockbusters right down to the end of their run.  Even after Blockbuster folded, I […]

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Google’s Modular Phone Debuts

Posted 5/24/2016 8:36 pm by

Last night, my phone battery died. Normally, I plug my phone in and it’s fine in a few minutes or a few hours, depending on just how dead my phone might be.  However, last night, I plugged my phone in and… nothing.  I tried multiple chargers and cords, to no avail.  I tried rebooting my […]

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Salaried Employees Now Eligible For Overtime

Posted 5/18/2016 6:12 pm by

For years, there wasn’t much benefit to being a salaried employee, aside from the obvious:  you get more control over your hours, maybe a different retirement system, some degree of prestige, the occasional free pizza, and so on.  However, one of the places where salaried employees didn’t see any extra benefits was overtime.  Most salaried […]

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The TSA Is Collapsing As We Speak

Posted 5/16/2016 9:20 pm by

It seems that no one can escape the Transportation Security Administration’s wrath.  Well, not wrath so much as sloth and incompetence.  Long lines at major airports are nothing new; even leaving the local airport on my last flight meant some pretty significant waiting in lines, though nothing like what happened at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. On […]

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Giant Tire Fire Erupts In Spain

Posted 5/13/2016 8:18 pm by

One of the most famous features of Matt Groening’s fictional town of Springfield is a strange one.  Springfield is home to a giant, perpetually burning tire fire.  I guess considering the town also has a nuclear plant that routinely leaks glowing green waste into the town’s water supply, the tire fire isn’t such a big […]

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Instagram Changes Its Logo, Freaking Out Everyone

Posted 5/11/2016 7:40 pm by

I noticed something strange on my phone today.  I don’t always pay attention to the apps and games that are on my phone, but when I noticed one particular change, it jumped right out at me.  The icon for Instagram had changed.  A drastic change, if I’m honest.  Gone is the clean icon in the […]

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Budweiser Becomes America (The Beer)

Posted 5/10/2016 5:16 pm by

Beer isn’t an American invention, but there’s a particular style of beer that’s become associated with America, and that’s cheap, bad-tasting, watery beer.  Sure, America is also the micro-brew king, but our macro-brews are pretty distinctive and instantly recognizable.  In that mindset, there’s no better beer to be America’s beer than Budweiser.  Budweiser is one […]

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Trump Supporter Refuses To Tow Bernie Backer

Posted 5/05/2016 6:39 pm by

This year’s political circus is one of the nastiest I can remember in recent memory.  For all the flack Obama took in both his terms, it wasn’t nearly as bad as what the current nominees are going through.  Whether you support Hillary Clinton, are down with Donald Trump, feel the Bern with Bernie Sanders, or […]

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Woman Sues Starbucks Over Iced Coffee

Posted 5/02/2016 1:03 pm by

When my dad would order drinks at a restaurant, he’d specify:  no ice.  It didn’t really matter if there were free refills or not; my dad wanted a cold drink but not an iced drink because, as he always said, ice was just a way for them to give you less drink and charge you […]

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Vans Hits Sales Highs After “Damn Daniel” Video

Posted 4/30/2016 11:48 am by

In February, everyone was talking about Daniel, specifically, the viral video dubbed Damn Daniel by its fans.  Teenager Joshua Holz put together a video of him talking to his friend Daniel Lara about his shoes, typically solid-white Vans sneakers, and with every repetition of “Damn, Daniel!” the video got hotter and hotter.  It also had […]

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Obama Wants “Smart Guns”

Posted 4/29/2016 9:55 pm by

In January, after another mass shooting incident, President Obama addressed the nation and stated, “If we can set it up so you can’t unlock your phone unless you’ve got the right fingerprint, why can’t we do the same thing for our guns?”  As it turns out, that wasn’t just a pipe dream, but a glimpse […]

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Husky Cheerleaders Accused Of Racism, Sexism

Posted 4/28/2016 7:50 pm by

Cheerleaders are part of sports at pretty much every level, barring some professional teams.  From Pop Warner football and the little girls on the sidelines to the high-level cheer and dance teams that put on incredible routines at the college level, cheerleaders go hand-in-pom pom with sports.  However, cheerleading as an institution can be somewhat […]

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Teenage Basketball Star Actually 29 Years Old

Posted 4/27/2016 5:49 pm by

Jonathan Nicola has everything you’d want in a high school basketball player.  He’s not Kobe Bryant, but he’s got some very good qualities.  He’s 6’9, athletic, and seems to be a relatively good student, since he’s able to maintain grades good enough to play sports at Catholic Central  High School in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.  Plus […]

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The White House Fence Won’t Hide You From Cops

Posted 4/26/2016 8:24 pm by

When you’re running from the police, there are a lot of good places to hide.  There’s under the bed; a classic hiding space that’s still pretty good, it’d probably be the first place anyone would look, so perhaps that’s not the best idea.  There are other good hiding places, like closets, basements, the trunks of […]

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