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Wednesday, June 24, 2009



Ten Most Controversial Calls in Sports History |

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 05:20 PM PDT

But that doesn't mean we cant ridicule them unrelentingly, especially when they happen to make mistakes so unnerving that the only thing to do is to construct a list chronicling the incompetence in a historical light......................

ZeniMax Media Acquires id Software

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 05:10 PM PDT

The company who also own's Bethesda's stable of powerhouse franchises now includes Doom, Quake, Wolfenstein, and RAGE

Before Steroids: Vintage Pics of the 1969 Montreal Expos

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 05:10 PM PDT

It is cool to see the game before it was played by cyborgs.

How to Create an Illustrative Web Design in Photoshop

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 05:00 PM PDT

In this web design tutorial, you'll learn how to create a professional web design with an illustrated "vector" header in Photoshop. You'll see many techniques here including how to draw using the Pen Tool and a excellent type treatment using layer styles.

A journey through one of the few places sponges still thrive

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 05:00 PM PDT

A photographer spent a week with sponge fishermen in the Bahamas. The slideshow is amazing, especially if you go fullscreen with it.

1 Illegal Download = 3+1/3 Dead Relatives

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 04:50 PM PDT

Profoundly sick society?

James Cameron's 'Avatar' Will Change Movie Industry Forever

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 04:50 PM PDT

Jim Cameron screened 24 minutes of footage from Avatar at the Cinema Expo in Amsterdam last night, moistening fanboy panties the world over. /Film collected some reactions to the footage reported anonymously to other websites (yes, we went there. welcome to the internet). Set phasers to "breathless":

The New Boxee, Coming This September [PICS]

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Tonight at its event in San Francisco, Boxee showed off the first shots of what it's working on for the beta release of its software. CEO Avner Ronen says Boxee users should expect this in September, though it could be pushed to October.

Hanging Up His Guns

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 04:40 PM PDT

An SF officer concludes distinguished career while being investigated by the FBI.

1 Million Palm Pre Apps Downloaded

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 04:30 PM PDT

The company's Pre App Catalog, which has been widely criticized for its paltry selection, just reached 1 million downloads. Not bad for an app store that launched with just 18 applications and currently boasts only 30.

Inside North Korea During The Nuclear Standoff (PICS)

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 04:30 PM PDT

Please note that we were not allowed to take photos of the numerous military we saw on our trip, poverty that was everywhere in the south of the country and many other things — so this is not a balanced look at the country. But at least it lets you see some of the nicer things inside North Korea.

11 Star Wars inspired crimes

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 04:20 PM PDT

Inspired by the following "Star Wars" characters, a handful of "fans" felt The Force flowing through their veins — mostly the Dark Side.

UK Gets Anti Hacking Tzar

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 04:20 PM PDT

Britain is to appoint its first national cyber security chief to protect the country from terrorist computer hackers and electronic espionage, Gordon Brown will announce tomorrow.

Football coach fatally shot at Iowa high school

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 04:10 PM PDT

An Iowa high school football coach died Wednesday after he was shot inside the school as athletes were lifting weights, the district superintendent told CNN.

Attendees Break NDAs & Review Showing of Cameron's New Movie

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 04:10 PM PDT

Cameron previewed 24 minutes of his new movie, Avatar, to over 1,000 industry attendees at the Cinema Expo in Amsterdam. 24 minutes of footage was shown from the movie, all unreleased. All attendees were required to sign non-disclosure agreements, but anonymous reports have already leaked online, so far its unanimous -Avatar is blowing people away

27 Must-Have Starter Kits For Web Designers

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 04:10 PM PDT

Starter kits are great time savers for web designers; if you are a designer-cum-programmer think of it as your code snippets. These icons and graphics in a single file are particularly useful for designers who often create mock-ups for project pitching.

10 Stereotypes that Everyone Meets in College (PICS)

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 04:00 PM PDT

All of these people think they're incredibly original, but in the end they all fit the mold

Ten Rules Of Being a Metal Band

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 03:50 PM PDT

If you want to be a real Heavy Metal band and not some poseur, you MUST follow these rules. Or else.

'I'm the next world's smallest man'

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 03:50 PM PDT

Little Khagendra Thapa Magar is the world's smallest man - in waiting. He can't wait until his 18th birthday in October when he can officially claim the title.

The 13 Most Unintentionally Disturbing Children's Toys

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 03:40 PM PDT

Ted Bundy in a box, and more!

Report: Health Insurers Bilk Consumers Out of Billions

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 03:30 PM PDT

Health insurers have forced consumers to pay billions of dollars in medical bills that the insurers themselves should have paid, according to a report released today by the staff of the Senate Commerce Committee.

Looking For a Silver Lining in the 'Other' Precious Metal

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 03:30 PM PDT

Silver was first used as currency over four thousand years ago and its name is synonymous with the true value that can only come from a real-world commodity. Here we take a look at the history of this oldest of oldschool currencies, explore how it is used today and let you in on the basics of making silver your own personal hedge against inflation.

40 Productivity-Boosting Search Bookmarklets

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 03:20 PM PDT

A simple idea for adding fast search functionality is to use bookmarklets, since they live in your browser bookmarks but consume no system resources or slow down the browser. Here are 40 bookmarklets for general search, images and video, news and reference and social search.

Larry David ROCKS the Daily Show [VIDEO]

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 03:10 PM PDT

Stewart also reveals the worst guess he ever had... and there's a clip of THAT interview too.

Top 10 Unusual Feats of Strength

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 03:00 PM PDT

No it isn't Festivus already! Here are some odd human feats of strength....these are all so bizarre that there was no point in ranking them

Astronauts Witness Volcano Eruption From The ISS

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 03:00 PM PDT

A chance recording by astronauts on the International Space Station has captured the moment a volcano explosively erupted, sending massive shockwaves through the atmosphere.

Why the Pope Mobile is bullet proof

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 02:50 PM PDT

Check red button for extra panel awesomeness

Top 5 Worst First Pitches Caught on Video

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 02:40 PM PDT

From Baba Booey to Adam Coarolla.

Ten Kooky Toys from the 70s & 80s

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 02:40 PM PDT

Raise you hands if you had really cool parents who, despite their evident distaste and lack of love for one another, avoided dragging you into their twisted web of lies and deceit by showering you with toys and stuff.

Sex Sells? Burger King's new 7-incher ad is embarrassing

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 02:40 PM PDT

What the heck is BK thinking??? What heterosexual male would even consider eating one of these after seeing this ad? And it's a bloody shame, really, because it looks like it could be a pretty decent sandwich otherwise.

Mother of starved girl guilty of murder

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 02:30 PM PDT

The mother of a seven year-old girl who starved to death and was kept a prisoner in her own home has been found guilty today of murder. Her condition was likened to that of Holocaust victims.

15 Irresistible Ice Cream Truck Treats

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 02:20 PM PDT

No matter what part of the country you spent your childhood, you likely grew up hearing the same easy-to-recognize sound of the neighborhood ice cream truck.

Fox News does it AGAIN: Mark Sanford (D) admits to affair

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 02:10 PM PDT

You thought it was a coincidence the last few times it happened? Well, once again, Fox News has incorrectly labeled a Republican as a Democrat when there's some bad news about them; in this case, an affair. ***** you very much, Fox.

World’s 4th Largest Beef Trader Boycotts Deforestation

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 02:10 PM PDT

Want proof that Greenpeace activist campaigns actually make a difference? Look no further than this week's announcement from Marfrig, the world's fourth largest beef trader, that it has put a moratorium on buying cattle raised in newly deforested areas in the Amazon.

MythBusters Selling Giant Cryptex - Proceeds Go to EFF

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 02:00 PM PDT

Those inspired crazies at Mythbusters, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, built a giant, working coding cryptex. The device was built for a demo at the RSA Conference, held at the Mascone Center in SF, in April. Now the pair...

USA shocks Spain 2-0 in Confederations Cup, makes final

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 01:50 PM PDT

Clint Dempsey and Jozy Altidore each score goals as the U.S. snaps Spain's winning streak in the Confederation's Cup. They will face the winner of Brazil-South Africa in the final.

50% of Americans Treat Their Pets The Same As Their Kids

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 01:50 PM PDT

Jimmy Ruth Martin, 73, who sells real estate in Louisville, Texas, said she gives her border collie Samantha table food: chicken, steak, potatoes, salad, ice cream. "She'll eat anything I'm eating," she said. She then also stated that her dog has gotten so fat, she can't climb up on the bed.

How Many Zombies Can Your Brain Feed?

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 01:40 PM PDT

How many zombies would come after you under an attack? Take an IQ-styled quiz that determines how many zombies your brain can feed.

The Shot Watched 'Round The World

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 01:40 PM PDT

A man identifying himself as the boyfriend of a young woman whose grisly death in Iran's postelection protests was captured on amateur video said Monday that she only wanted democracy and freedom for the people of Iran.

Sears Tower to Undergo $350M Bio-Friendly Remodel

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 01:40 PM PDT

The Sears Tower will undergo a $350 million green remodeling effort at the 110-story skyscraper, including wind turbines, green roofs and solar panels.

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