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Thursday, June 25, 2009



Clippers Take Blake Griffin with No. 1 Pick

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 05:30 PM PDT

The Los Angeles Clippers made a long-held belief a reality on Thursday night as they selected Oklahoma Sooners forward Blake Griffin with the top pick in the 2009 NBA draft.

Late Tycoon Burned Money for Fun

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 05:30 PM PDT

A Hong Kong bartender-turned-feng shui master who is fighting for the US$13 billion ($19 billion) estate of Nina Wang said in court Thursday that he and the eccentric tycoon burned money for fun.On the second day of his testimony in the epic court battle over Wang's will, Tony Chan denied having advised Wang to burn real banknotes.

4 Big Reasons Shaq Makes Cleveland the ‘Team to Beat’

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 05:20 PM PDT

You are going to read a TONNE of articles over the summer speculated on whether or not the Cavaliers are a better team having acquired Shaquille O'Neal from the Phoenix Suns for Sasha Pavlovic, Ben Wallace, and a second round draft pick.

8 Crazy Condiments

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 05:10 PM PDT

You had me at Baconnaise...

5 Ways Social Media Can Do Good

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 04:50 PM PDT

We could say we know that a big proportion of all economic activity is social or altruistic, we just don't know how big.

Iranian Rockers Give New Meaning to Underground Music

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 04:40 PM PDT

"Music is just something you can't take away from people" - Hypernova

EFF sues for publication of FBI domestic surveillance manual

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 04:40 PM PDT

If you wanted to know what guidelines the FBI sets for itself internally to govern the surveillance of US citizens, you'd be out of luck. The document that the FBI looks to for guidance in protecting your civil liberties from its own snooping is itself a secret, so the EFF has filed suit to have it released.

Stunning Parkour in São Paulo, Brazil (VID)

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 04:30 PM PDT

"Samparkour" is a short film that reveals the city of São Paulo (Brazil) under the look of Parkour. Watch as Zico Corrêa tackles obstacles around the city.

First Village succumbs to nature [Gallery]

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 04:20 PM PDT

CHATHAM - The end rolled into view yesterday for the last survivors of First Village, in the form of moody waters propelled by an unusually high tide stirred by a storm more suited for winter than summer.

Ryanair Goes Too Far

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 04:20 PM PDT

Not content with charging for having baggage at all, now Ryanair want passengers to carry their own baggage to the aircraft too.

Immigration: Subway Crash Victim's Family Getting Hate Calls

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 04:20 PM PDT

Not all of the calls to the family of Ana Fernandez, 1 of 9 confirmed dead passengers from Monday's Metro crash, have been well-wishing. Some callers read a Hispanic last name, read that she is from El Salvador, and called her sister and children to badger them with cable news-esque spittle about their dead family member's immigration status.

30+ Creative Typography Art [PICS]

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 04:10 PM PDT

In this showcase, you'll be able to feast your eyes on over 30 stunning and amazing artwork centered on typography with the aim of jumpstarting your creative juices.

‘Wolfenstein’ Campaign To Feature 1,638.4 Nazi Deaths

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 04:10 PM PDT

After a little grade-school math (cross-multiply and divide, baby!) I was able to determine that, upon reaching 100% completion, you'll have killed exactly 1,638.4 Nazis in a variety of ways.

Even Microsoft Can't Get IE6 to Work

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 03:50 PM PDT

As MSN.com will not load properly in the IE6 browser. Looks like even Microsoft thinks IE6 is a POS.

Nigerian scam disguised as a puppy sale

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 03:40 PM PDT

"I didn't think they'd use puppies," she said.

U.S. economy contracts less but jobless claims up

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 03:30 PM PDT

The U.S. economy shrank slightly less in early 2009 than previously thought, the government reported on Thursday, though there was widespread weakness in activity and demand was soft. Gross domestic...

Michael Jackson Dies

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 03:10 PM PDT


New cancer drug 'shows promise'

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 03:10 PM PDT

Olaparib was given to 19 patients with inherited forms of advanced breast, ovarian and prostate cancers caused by mutations of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes.

Bodies of Air France Captain, Steward Found

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 03:10 PM PDT

Search crews have recovered the bodies of the flight captain and a steward from the Air France flight that crashed off the coast of Brazil. The two flight members are among the victims that have been identified, Air France said in a statement Thursday.

Republican Sex Scandal Flow Chart | TPM News Pages

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 03:10 PM PDT

To help you follow all the major Republican sex scandals of the past few years.

Lakers Sell First Round Draft Pick To The Knicks For $3M

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 03:03 PM PDT

The NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers have sold the No. 29 pick in the first round of the NBA draft to the New York Knicks for $3 million, multiple sources told ESPN.com.

The 30 Greatest Gangster Movies

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 03:00 PM PDT

A collection of the 30 best mobsters, molls, heavies & hoods. It's an offer you can't refuse.

Jacko Rushed to the Hospital for Cardiac Arrest

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 02:50 PM PDT

We've just learned Michael Jackson was taken by ambulance to a hospital in Los Angeles ... and we're told it was cardiac arrest and that paramedics administered CPR in the ambulance.

Remembering Farrah - Photos of the Angel

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 02:40 PM PDT

The camera loved her, and so did America. Here's a photo retrospective of Farrah Fawcett from throughout her career.

Turns out almost every technology 'is like crack'

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 02:20 PM PDT

The Crackberry is the least of it. When people are searching for a simile to describe addiction to a particular technology or Web site, nothing feeds that need quite "like crack."

Water on Enceladus?

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 02:20 PM PDT

Saturn's icy moon Enceladus could contain watery underground caverns, forming a potential home for alien life, say scientists.

LEGAL KOMBAT! Midway Sued Over Mortal Kombat Rights

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 02:10 PM PDT

Lawrence Kasanoff, the producer behind the Mortal Kombat movies, television show, and animated series has filed suit against Midway in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in order to make sure he retains series milking rights. This battle will not end in FRIENDSHIP.

TV Commercials Cost More On Hulu Than Fox

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 02:10 PM PDT

Want to run an ad during the Simpsons? It will cost you more online than it will on broadcast TV.

Evolution of Photoshop: 1988 – 2009

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 02:00 PM PDT

In this post, we attempt to bring you back in time to look at how the very first Photoshop look like, then we scan through each evolution of Photoshop to the latest Adobe Photoshop CS4 in market today.

Car Sharing Goes Electric

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 01:50 PM PDT

A company out of Baltimore has rolled out an electric car sharing program featuring 10 small city cars that deliver as much as 120 miles per charge. While the company does not intend to compete with ZipCar's market, there's no reason the program couldn't be launched elsewhere.

Adultery is a crime in South Carolina!

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 01:30 PM PDT

Read it and weep, Governor Sanford. It's in South Carolina's Code of Laws, Title 16--Crimes and Offenses, Chapter 15 "Offenses Against Morality and Decency"

Top 10: Game Industry Mergers

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 01:10 PM PDT

The deals that changed the gaming world.

Pirate Bay Judge Not Biased, No Retrial

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 01:00 PM PDT

To determine if the verdict in the Pirate Bay trial was affected by bias, the connections of Judge Tomas Norström to national and international pro-copyright lobby groups have been reviewed by the Appeal Court. Their 'no bias' ruling can't be appealed which means that there will not be a retrial, instead the verdict in the Pirate Bay trial will be

Housewife finds £250,000 treasure with metal detector

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 01:00 PM PDT

A housewife has discovered a 15th-century gold treasure valued at £250,000 with a metal detector.

6 Songs Used to Torture

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 12:50 PM PDT

Playing an annoying song over and over to get someone to spill their guts might sound like a gag from a Mel Brooks movie, but it's actually become a standard practice. An article by an NYU musicologist details how music was regularly used in interrogations on bases in Iraq and Afghanistan as a method of inducing disorientation.

WSJ Chief: Google Not Just A 'Thief' But A 'Digital Vampire'

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 12:50 PM PDT

Lately we keep seeing odd stories of newspaper business folks complaining about the fact that Google sends them traffic. The latest? Dow Jones CEO Les Hinton, who called Google a "digital vampire" claiming that it's "sucking the blood" out of the newspaper industry.

UK Wants More Sex, Less Glue-Sniffing

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 12:40 PM PDT

While US ratings continue to baffle everyone, the British Board of Film Classification has issued its latest set of guidelines. "The clear message was that explicit sex scenes in movies were acceptable at 18." Greater concern was expressed about on-screen solvent abuse, such as glue-sniffing.

10 Bizarre Things That Students Leave Behind

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 12:40 PM PDT

What have a snake, a giant white rabbit, a life-size skeleton and an inflatable outdoor pool got in common? They've all been left behind in their rooms by British students.

Colbert: Raiders Logo a Clear Endorsement of Gay Rights

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 12:30 PM PDT

On last night's Colbert Report, Stephen pointed out the fact that the Oakland Raiders' logo basically looks like a long-lost Village Person. Oh man. Just wait until their fan hears about this!

Iran Uprising Live-Blogging (Thursday June 25)

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 12:20 PM PDT

Nico Pitney's LiveBlog of the Iranian election 25th June 2009

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