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Thursday, July 2, 2009



Rhode Island Senate Launches Study on Legalizing Marijuana

Posted: 02 Jul 2009 04:31 PM PDT

Weeks after legalizing the sale of marijuana to sick people, lawmakers have voted to explore how much Rhode Island might collect in revenue if it were to make all sales of marijuana legal and impose a "sin tax" of $35 per ounce.

A Glimpse at The Pirate Bay’s Uncertain Future

Posted: 02 Jul 2009 04:10 PM PDT

After Global Gaming Factory X announced that it intends to buy The Pirate Bay for $7.8 million, the CEO of the company bombarded the press with his revolutionary plans for the site. By paying both the copyright holders and file-sharers the company aims to reshape the digital media landscape. We have our doubts.

Crazy July 4th Injuries and How To Prevent Them

Posted: 02 Jul 2009 04:10 PM PDT

"On the Fourth of July most accidents happen because of stupidity," Ben Abo, a veteran emergency medical technician, says. "That is my job security."

Gay sex is now legal in India

Posted: 02 Jul 2009 04:10 PM PDT

An Indian court on Thursday ruled that consensual sex between adults of the same gender is legal in the country, attorneys said.

12 high technologies that failed - and why

Posted: 02 Jul 2009 04:00 PM PDT

Tech that seemed like a great idea - until people tried to use it

Literal Names for TV shows on Showtime

Posted: 02 Jul 2009 04:00 PM PDT

In the last 5 years Showtime has really started swinging for the fences.  Using religion, sex, murder, drugs, and statutory rape, they always seem to get the 1up on HBO in the controversial department.

Pyrotechnic Disasters, When Fireworks Go Wrong (vids)

Posted: 02 Jul 2009 04:00 PM PDT

With the 4th of July drawing near, let's celebrate with some idiots! (Hint: The last video is completely insane.)

Power of purity rings [SMBC]

Posted: 02 Jul 2009 03:50 PM PDT


Gillette Pairs Rubio with Jeter, Federer, and Woods?

Posted: 02 Jul 2009 03:50 PM PDT

The new Gillette commercial called "The Moments" features Derek Jeter, Roger Federer, Tiger Woods, and…ummm….Ricky Rubio? Yes, you read that correctly. Jeter, Federer, Woods, and NBA draftee Rubio. I'd like to play a popular little children's game called "Which one doesn't belong"

Texas Police Taser Pastor Helping Driver in Traffic Stop

Posted: 02 Jul 2009 03:50 PM PDT

Police used a Taser on a pastor and pepper spray to disperse his congregants Wednesday after the pastor allegedly interfered with a traffic stop in the church parking lot.

If Aliens Are Watching Earth TV, That's What They're Seeing

Posted: 02 Jul 2009 03:40 PM PDT

A fine comic/graph by Abstruse Goose.

The Truth About Water on Mars: 5 New Findings

Posted: 02 Jul 2009 03:40 PM PDT

The Mars Phoenix Land died this past November, NASA researchers have been busy confirming its early finds—water ice!— and poring over the lander's data. Most of the attention is focused on whether Phoenix's data conclusively shows evidence that liquid water once flowed across Mars. In short, signs point to yes.

Snoop Dogg Brings His Lakers Lowrider on Conan O'Brien Show

Posted: 02 Jul 2009 03:30 PM PDT

Who else besides Snoop D…O…Double…G can get away with rollin' in a bright yellow lowrider convertible, custom designed with Lakers championship images everywhere. Himself included on the hood in a Lakers jersey holding the Larry O'Brien trophy.

Summer Skin Hazards Pictures Slideshow: Stings, Bites, Burns

Posted: 02 Jul 2009 03:30 PM PDT

Don't let spider bites, sunburn, poison ivy, chigger bites, and jellyfish stings sabotage your healthy skin. This slideshow illustrates what to watch for - so you can stay safe this summer.

Selection [COMIC]

Posted: 02 Jul 2009 03:20 PM PDT


You Can't Put That Design On A Gravestone, It's To Slutty!

Posted: 02 Jul 2009 03:20 PM PDT

An artist's design for the gravestone of Germany's most famous prostitute has been rejected by the cemetery authorities for being too "slutty," newspaper Hamburger Morgenpost reported Thursday.

Teacher Goes "ALL OUT" for Sex Ed

Posted: 02 Jul 2009 03:10 PM PDT

A Sacramento teacher attempting to give her class some memories for the summer accidentally included herself having sex on a couch on the DVD she passed out to her entire 5th grade class. One parent was up all night trying to explain it to his child.

Sitting Pretty

Posted: 02 Jul 2009 03:10 PM PDT

A California sea lion skips feeding time at the Wuppertal Zoo in Germany. I wonder how the poor thing can miss a meal...

Microsoft Integrates Twitter Search with Bing

Posted: 02 Jul 2009 03:00 PM PDT

Microsoft finally adds a real innovation to search. Now let's see how long it takes Google to copy it.

Windows 7 vs Linux: What's the Best OS for Your Netbook?

Posted: 02 Jul 2009 03:00 PM PDT

To find out which OS will actually add pep to your low-cost, Atom-based netbook we loaded six different options on the same machine and performed a series of tests, looking at the interface, networking features, the browser and built-in apps, and how much customization you can do and ended up picking a clear winner.

How much do White House Staffers Make?

Posted: 02 Jul 2009 02:50 PM PDT

In this report is a list of the title and salary of every White House Office employee. Consistent with President Obama's commitment to transparency, this report is being publicly disclosed on our website as it is transmitted to Congress. This is where our money goes.

Rockies Minor Leaguer Tosses Triple-A perfect game

Posted: 02 Jul 2009 02:40 PM PDT

Brandon Hynick threw the Pacific Coast League's first perfect game in two years on Tuesday night as Colorado Springs blanked Portland, 2-0.

Denise Richards is Still a Babe (PIC)

Posted: 02 Jul 2009 02:40 PM PDT

This recent picture of Denise Richards just show that having some kids and marrying Charlie Sheen can't keep her down.

Exclusive: Michael Jackson Final Rehearsal [vid]

Posted: 02 Jul 2009 02:20 PM PDT

In an exclusive video obtained by CNN, Michael Jackson rehearses with dancers during June 23 session at the Staples Center.

Play Doctor … On Yourself: 16 Things To Do Between Checkups

Posted: 02 Jul 2009 02:10 PM PDT

The fact is that while your doctor may see you every once in a while, you live in your body every single day, and that makes you the best judge of your own health -- if you know what cues to look for. Here are 16 ways to play doctor detective – on yourself.

New Cars That Fly, Run on Air & Reinvent Internal Combustion

Posted: 02 Jul 2009 02:00 PM PDT

A look at some of the alternative cars with revolutionary technology that are under development, from the Scuderi split-cycle engine to the air car by Zero Pollution Motors and the Terrafugia Transition flying car.

10 Incredible Edible Artistic Expressions

Posted: 02 Jul 2009 02:00 PM PDT

Feast your eyes on this incredible crop of art made with food.

Commercial shipping is EPA's next target

Posted: 02 Jul 2009 01:40 PM PDT

A day after granting California the authority to regulate vehicle tailpipe emissions as part of its efforts to address climate change, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced plans to create tougher rules to reduce air pollution from U.S.-flagged large ships.

40 Free High Quality Hand-drawn Fonts

Posted: 02 Jul 2009 01:40 PM PDT

Unlike the serif font family, these hand drawn fonts looked less serious but they tend to give and convey strong human touch wherever they are applied. Hand-drawn fonts are hard to stand on it's own, but they are utmost perfect for these following situations...

Christian Bale Rollercoaster (PIC)

Posted: 02 Jul 2009 01:30 PM PDT

While Bale's career as a Hollywood actor has been generally very successful, he has also encountered his fair share of ups and downs along the way. In fact, we thought his career could be best visualized as a rollercoaster.

Mininova Demands Rectification from Dutch Parliament

Posted: 02 Jul 2009 01:30 PM PDT

Last month a working group of the Dutch Parliament published a report in which they made various suggestions on how to deal with online piracy. In their analysis they made several false accusations against the Dutch based BitTorrent site Mininova, who today announce that they will take legal steps if they don't get a public rectification.

What Does "Weeds" Use For It's Fake Pot and Cocaine?

Posted: 02 Jul 2009 01:20 PM PDT

Ever wonder what movie actors are really smoking and snorting when they do a line of coke or lift a joint to their lips? Though the fakes are legal and don't provide a high, sometimes they can make the actors feel a little buzzed.

Ed McMahon, Oliver Stone & More Shockingly Legit US Heroes

Posted: 02 Jul 2009 01:10 PM PDT

As the Fourth of July approaches, we take a war-by-war look at the surprising ways in which famous Americans served their country as war veterans.

Possibly The Best Core i7 Motherboard Money Can Buy

Posted: 02 Jul 2009 01:10 PM PDT

The EVGA X58 Classified raises the bar for enthusiast grade motherboards everywhere. With never before seen features such as 3-way SLI + PhysX + 1x PCIe device on a single board, 2 8pin +12V connectors capable of delivering 600 watts of power, 10 phase Digital PWM with a switching frequency of up to 1333KHz, three times the amount of normal gold...

8 Logical Rebuttals of Anti-Piracy Arguments

Posted: 02 Jul 2009 01:00 PM PDT

The fight over music piracy has become increasingly brutal in recent months, with heated debate turning to outright culture-clash. Here are eight rebuttals to arguments against piracy.

Idaho F&G plan to kill pelicans hits obstacles

Posted: 02 Jul 2009 12:50 PM PDT

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission in May approved a five-year plan to kill and haze American white pelicans in southeastern Idaho to protect sport fish and Yellowstone cutthroat trout populations. The plan calls for shooting some pelicans and applying oil to eggs to suffocate the embryos.

How TMZ.com Went from Gossip Rag to Media Giant

Posted: 02 Jul 2009 12:50 PM PDT

It had the celebrity scoop of the decade when it broke the news of Michael Jackson's death. Now Harvey Levin's tiny gossip site TMZ.com has become a media giant. By Stephen Brook

LRO First Light images of the Moon!

Posted: 02 Jul 2009 12:40 PM PDT

Astronomy | The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has returned its first images from the Moon! Woohoo!Check. It. Out!Whoaaaa.This image, taken in the Mare Nubium region of the M

Pixies Play "Bone Machine" at Minotaur Release Party

Posted: 02 Jul 2009 12:30 PM PDT

This is an exclusive video of Pixies playing Bone Machine at the Village Underground in London at the Minotaur release party.

14 Movies Will Ferrell and Adam McKay Think You Should See

Posted: 02 Jul 2009 12:30 PM PDT

What movies do the writers of Anchorman and Step Brothers deem the most important to see before you die? Check out their combined list of fourteen.

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