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Sunday, June 28, 2009



Iran Uprising Live-Blogging (Sunday June 28)

Posted: 28 Jun 2009 05:40 PM PDT

THOUSANDS RETURN TO THE STREETS IN TEHRANThe continuing liveblog of the Iranian Opposition

The Hidden Cost of Walmart's $4 Prescriptions

Posted: 28 Jun 2009 05:30 PM PDT

Walmart has made its $4 prescription program in which customers can get 30‐day supplies of a range of common medications for $4 a key component of its effort to change its image from "rapacious, money‐hungry global megacorporation" to "friendly fun‐time global megacorporation."

Comic writer Mark Sable detained by TSA for fictional script

Posted: 28 Jun 2009 05:30 PM PDT

"Comics writer Mark Sable was detained and intensively questioned by the TSA for carrying a script for an upcoming comic book about a writer who is detained and intensively questioned by the TSA for writing a comic about terrorism." Seriously, wtf?

Would You Hug A Porcupine? (COMIC)

Posted: 28 Jun 2009 05:20 PM PDT

Be careful what you wish for...

70 Years Later, Lou Gehrig’s Speech is Still Inspirational

Posted: 28 Jun 2009 05:20 PM PDT

The broadcaster and baseball historian Bob Costas has reflected on Gehrig's legacy as a role model. "His qualities as a person were always admired," Costas said. "But that admiration grows when contrasted with the graceless, self-regarding personas of so many present-day public figures."

Michael Jackson's Patented "Smooth Criminal" Leaning Shoes

Posted: 28 Jun 2009 05:00 PM PDT

Patent number 5255452, filed in 1992, shows how Michael Jackson and his dancers could lean at 45-degree angles during live performances of the song "Smooth Criminal".

Danes want royalties for Michigan mermaid

Posted: 28 Jun 2009 04:40 PM PDT

A town in Michigan has its own "Little Mermaid", undoubtedly inspired by the famous statue in Copenhagen. The sculptor's heirs now want the Americans to pay up.

Transformers 2: It’s Not The Fanboys Fault

Posted: 28 Jun 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Blame us for the Star Wars prequels. Blame us for what's happened to X-Men. But this one, this one's not on us.

Bill O'Reilly's Argument For Abolishing Freedom Of The Press

Posted: 28 Jun 2009 04:30 PM PDT

"In his most recent editorial, O'Reilly has exposed both his ignorance and his appreciation for officially-sanctioned speech. It should come as no surprise that the top "personality" on the Fox Propaganda Network would harbor such notions given their reputation as the media mouthpiece for the Republican Party."

Tribute To NEDA and All Other Brave IRANIAN Women

Posted: 28 Jun 2009 04:20 PM PDT

Neda was killed in cold blood by the murderous government of Iran. This video is a tribute to her and all other Brave Iranian women standing beside the men on the dangerous streets of Iran and fighting for their freedom.

Tribute to Billy Mays and His Silliest Infomercials

Posted: 28 Jun 2009 04:10 PM PDT

Billy Mays will surely be missed but we will always have his infomercials to entertain and remind us how awesome he was. Enjoy

'The Last Airbender' Trailer

Posted: 28 Jun 2009 04:10 PM PDT

The Last Airbender is Manny Shyamalan's adaptation of the animated Nickelodeon cartoon starring the sullen kid from Slumdog Millionaire

Brazil calls off search for Air France crash victims

Posted: 28 Jun 2009 04:00 PM PDT

The Brazilian military said late Friday it is calling off the search for bodies of passengers and crew from the Air France plane that crashed into the Atlantic earlier this month.

After 5 years, Mars rovers carry on despite age, ailments

Posted: 28 Jun 2009 03:40 PM PDT

In one of the most remarkable engineering feats of our time, the aging Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity are still taking orders and sending home pictures more than five years after they were supposed to turn into slabs of space junk.

60 Beautiful Night Shots

Posted: 28 Jun 2009 03:30 PM PDT

These are just awesome.

Swaying Tree-Shade Sculpture Mimics Real Pines by the Sea

Posted: 28 Jun 2009 03:20 PM PDT

Architects recognized the park's need for shade, but were presented with a dilemma that salt water from the nearby would make it difficult to grow same pine trees that already existed on site. To fix the problem, they developed a fiberglass, salt-resistant shade structure that would complement the angled and varied effect of the pine tree's shape.

Troops arrest Honduran president

Posted: 28 Jun 2009 03:10 PM PDT

Honduran President Manuel Zelaya has been arrested by troops ahead of a controversial constitutional referendum.

6 Awesome 80s Movie Montages (That Make No Damn Sense)

Posted: 28 Jun 2009 03:00 PM PDT

It's helpful to think of the evolution of montage-use as the cinematic equivalent of cocaine. While it hasn't completely gone away, in the 80s it was everywhere, and filmmakers apparently believed it gave them license to completely abandoned all reason and logic. Here are the most simultaneously awesome and baffling ...

iPhone App Store Puts Apple in Sticky Situation

Posted: 28 Jun 2009 02:40 PM PDT

Apple's App Store is a runaway success, but controversial applications may force the company into decisions that run counter to the free market spirit that makes the App Store so popular.

L.A. Trying To Weed Out Pot Sellers

Posted: 28 Jun 2009 02:20 PM PDT

Hundreds are selling medical marijuana in the city. The council is looking for a way to reduce the number. A store near Hancock Park is among the first 14 medical marijuana dispensaries targeted for extinction by a City Council chagrined that it allowed hundreds to open in Los Angeles despite a 21-month-old moratorium.

Brazil rallies past U.S., wins Confederations Cup

Posted: 28 Jun 2009 02:10 PM PDT

Despite trailing by two goals at the half, Brazil gets three spectacular goals in the second half to hold off a thrilling upset attempt by the United States. Brazil wins, 3-2.

Drug cartels in Mexico killing street dealers

Posted: 28 Jun 2009 02:00 PM PDT

Drug dealers account for many of the 10,800 people killed since Mexican President Felipe Calderon began a crackdown on cartels in 2006-particularly in border cities where the battles are fiercest. In Tijuana, they fill at least 90 percent of the body bags, according to top law enforcement officials.

Sony May Look To Merge PSP With Cell Phone

Posted: 28 Jun 2009 01:50 PM PDT

A Playstation on your cell phone? Might not be so far-fetched. The latest news out of the Japanese electronics and gaming giant is that it's "considering developing a cellphone-game gear hybrid" on Sony Ericsson phones.

Man Modifies Pickup To Run On Wood, Waste

Posted: 28 Jun 2009 01:40 PM PDT

From the first time he saw Emmett "Doc" Brown fire up the Mr. Fusion home energy reactor in the "Back to the Future" movies, Dave Nichols has always wanted to make a vehicle run on garbage.Two decades after the trilogy, the 42-year-old home builder and auto shop owner from eastern Connecticut isn't traveling through time in a DeLorean, yet.

Top 10 In Game Dunks of All-time

Posted: 28 Jun 2009 01:30 PM PDT

Although the video is a few years old now and probably should be updated with at least one vicious throw down from Lebron James this season, it still holds fairly true. I say drop the #10 dunk of Ricky Davis and replace it with the Lebron throw down on the whole Atlanta Hawks team where his headband got knocked off, then you have a list.

Spirit Rover Begins Making Night Sky Observations

Posted: 28 Jun 2009 01:30 PM PDT

When your rover has abundant energy but can't go anywhere, what's a scientist to do? How about making observations of the evening and night skies on Mars?


Posted: 28 Jun 2009 01:10 PM PDT


Trying to spot differences in the sun

Posted: 28 Jun 2009 12:50 PM PDT

The sun is the focus of a deepening mystery. Solar scientists want to know: Why is the sun so quiet? So-called sunspots, intense solar storms that eject mass amounts of energy and darken the solar surface, have been all but missing the last two years. Typically, the more spots, the more energy the sun gives off.

FBI Joins Kicking-Cop Probe

Posted: 28 Jun 2009 12:30 PM PDT

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is examining the actions of an El Monte police officer caught on video last month as he seemingly kicked a suspect who lay surrendered on a lawn.

Un-Developers: Bulldozing Condos to Restore Public Land

Posted: 28 Jun 2009 11:40 AM PDT

Due to steep declines in property values, aborted plans for luxury condominium developments can be a boon for cities looking to reclaim prime real estate for community use, restoring native plants and animals in the process. One high-profile prospect sits abandoned on 160-acres of pristine waterfront in Tampa, Fla.

3-2-1 and Liftoff of GOES-O

Posted: 28 Jun 2009 10:20 AM PDT

Rising above the pad's fixed service tower, a Delta IV rocket soars into the sky with the GOES-O satellite aboard. Liftoff was at 6:51 p.m. EDT from Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The first attempt to launch GOES-O, on June 26, was scrubbed due to thunderstorms.

An Air Force F-22 Raptor executes a supersonic flyby [Pic]

Posted: 28 Jun 2009 10:10 AM PDT


RIP Billy Mays Dead at 50

Posted: 28 Jun 2009 10:00 AM PDT

Twitter announcement of Billy Mays death from his son.


Posted: 28 Jun 2009 10:00 AM PDT


Phillies J.C. Romero fights fan

Posted: 28 Jun 2009 10:00 AM PDT

Phillies reliever J.C. Romero grabbed and shoved 25-year-old fan Robert Eaton after he made two comments about steroids.

Saturn: a Brief Guide

Posted: 28 Jun 2009 09:50 AM PDT

In the wake of claims that there may be life on one of its moons, John Crace offers a primer on our sixth planet.

'Infomercial King' Billy Mays Dead at 50

Posted: 28 Jun 2009 09:30 AM PDT

Television pitchman Billy Mays — who built his fame by appearing on commercials and infomercials promoting household products and gadgets — died Sunday, MyFOXTampa.com reports.

Who moved my 'Delete' key? Lenovo did. Here's why.

Posted: 28 Jun 2009 09:00 AM PDT

Lenovo put nearly a year of research into two design changes that debuted on an updated ThinkPad laptop this week. No, not the thinner, lighter form or the textured touchpad — rather, the extra-large "Delete" and "Escape" keys.

America's Fortress: Cheyenne Mountain, NORAD Live On (w/vid)

Posted: 28 Jun 2009 08:50 AM PDT

If there are two things that drive the folks at the world-famous Cheyenne Mountain complex crazy, it's the widely held public perceptions that, for one, the complex has shut down altogether, and that it is synonymous with NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command.

Take Your Dog To Work, Today (Photos)

Posted: 28 Jun 2009 08:40 AM PDT

Pet Sitters International, who founded TYDTWD in 1996 in the UK, hoped that bringing dogs to the work place would inspire dog-less co-workers to adopt one of the many foster animals that need a home.

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