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Thursday, July 9, 2009



Ghostbusters: Our Parallel Dimension's Most Quotable Movie

Posted: 09 Jul 2009 05:40 PM PDT

Do you believe in UFOs, astral projections, mental telepathy, ESP, clairvoyance, spirit photography, telekinetic movement, full trance mediums, the Loch Ness monster and the theory of Atlantis?

Michael Phelps Breaks 100 Fly World Record at US Nationals

Posted: 09 Jul 2009 05:30 PM PDT

The 14-time Olympic gold medalist swam the two-lap final in 50.22 seconds at the Indiana University Natatorium on Thursday night. He lowered Ian Crocker's mark of 50.40 set at the 2005 world championships in Montreal.

5 of the Most Hated Games From Top Franchises

Posted: 09 Jul 2009 05:10 PM PDT

Mistakes are easy to come by when you're the owner of a popular video game franchise. The sheer number of sales Mario's face can wield would drive weak men to make greedy and stupid decisions. Every now and then big name franchise duds happen. I'm sure Miyamoto gives himself a facepalm every time someone mentions "Hotel Mario".

I'm Not a Crook and 505 Other Richard Nixon Gems [Audio]

Posted: 09 Jul 2009 05:00 PM PDT

Richard Nixon: "There are times when abortions are necessary, I know that, you know that's when you have a black and a white." Colson: "Or rape."

Computer Learns Sign Language by Watching TV

Posted: 09 Jul 2009 05:00 PM PDT

Pretty amazing. Once the team were confident the computer could identify different signs, they exposed it to around 10 hours of TV footage that was both signed and subtitled. They tasked the software with learning the signs for a mixture of 210 nouns and adjectives that appeared multiple times during the footage.

The Worst Pictures We Could Find of Megan Fox (PICS)

Posted: 09 Jul 2009 04:40 PM PDT

We dug through the celebrity photo archives to bring you the absolute worst pictures we could find of "Transformers" goddess Megan Fox. And, surprise, surprise, they really aren't all that bad. Curse you, beautifully photogenic woman!

New More Prominent Twitter Ads Spotted

Posted: 09 Jul 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Friendfeed user Alphaxion just posted a screenshot of a Firefox ad placed above his stream on the Twitter.com homepage.Previous to this there had been reports of ads appearing the twitter.com sidebar, but this is without question the most prominent ad placement yet.

Avs Joe Sakic announces retirement after 20 seasons

Posted: 09 Jul 2009 04:20 PM PDT

Longtime Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic officially retired on Thursday after 20 seasons and two Stanley Cup titles. The 40-year-old Sakic has been the face of the franchise since the team moved to Denver in 1995.

Do I Have A Dracula Biting On My Head? (Comic)

Posted: 09 Jul 2009 04:00 PM PDT

I hate to spoil it for you guys but this is the plot of the next Twilight movie.

Jesse James Hollywood Convicted Of Murder And Kidnapping

Posted: 09 Jul 2009 03:50 PM PDT

The Santa Barbara County Superior Court jury was given the case July 1 after a six-week trial and nine years after the kidnapping and murder of 15-year-old Nicholas Markowitz of West Hills. Hollywood was the alleged mastermind behind the slaying.

How Real Is 'Bruno'?

Posted: 09 Jul 2009 03:40 PM PDT

An exclusive look at a small Southern town presented as a hotbed of homophobia in the film.

New Robot Designed to Remove Trash & Pollution From Water

Posted: 09 Jul 2009 03:20 PM PDT

The WatCleaner has detectors on the bottom that monitor water for pollution, everything from basic garbage to oil, and clean the water. Absorbent socks on the top of the WatCleaner absorb oil and cleanse it.

Best shirt for a graduation [PIC]

Posted: 09 Jul 2009 03:10 PM PDT


Metal Gear Solid, retold as a children's fairytale

Posted: 09 Jul 2009 03:00 PM PDT

Surprisingly, it translates pretty well.

7 "Flying" Animals (Besides Birds, Bugs, & Bats)

Posted: 09 Jul 2009 02:50 PM PDT

Flying snakes? Oh yes.

Ancient supernova is oldest and most distant found

Posted: 09 Jul 2009 02:40 PM PDT

The calculated distance of the newly discovered blast suggests it occurred 10.7 billion years ago – about 1.5 billion years earlier than the previous record holder and detonated just 3 billion years after the big bang.

Alcohol Olympics : Booze Facts From Around The World

Posted: 09 Jul 2009 02:30 PM PDT

Drinking has always been a mainstay of human civilization. In moments of joy, sadness, boredom, and even holiness, we drink. But what? And how much? And who drinks the most. Based on a 2004 study by the World Health Organization, this Transparency presents the most current international rankings of drinkers by country (per capita).

Family Forced to Move Due to Neighbor's Loud Sex

Posted: 09 Jul 2009 02:30 PM PDT

The Thompsons say they have been woken repeatedly in the night since the amorous middle-aged couple moved next door to their home five weeks ago.

The strongest bond between a father and son is the Force

Posted: 09 Jul 2009 02:20 PM PDT


Stephen Colbert to Give ASU Commencement?

Posted: 09 Jul 2009 02:20 PM PDT

The class of 2009 had Obama, but Arizona State University's class of 2010 is recruiting the leader of a different sort of nation to deliver their commencement address: The Colbert Nation.

7 Director's Cuts That Vastly Improve Upon The Original

Posted: 09 Jul 2009 02:10 PM PDT

Everybody knows movie studios exist only to make a profit. Unfortunately, directorial creativity is often times not in line with what a studio sees as a big money maker and since studios, more often than not, have say in the final cut of the movie, a lot of ingenuity gets scrapped in favor of playing it safe.

5 Things You Probably Didn't Know: Sacha Baron Cohen

Posted: 09 Jul 2009 02:00 PM PDT

While Sacha Baron Cohen's comedic style seems to lay it all out on the table for his followers, we've managed to dig up a few things you might not know about the man behind Borat/Ali G/Bruno and others.

The Seven Types of Employees You Meet at Best Buy

Posted: 09 Jul 2009 01:50 PM PDT

Have you ever noticed that no matter which Best Buy you go into, you end up seeing the same people working there? That's because there are seven types of people that work at every single Best Buy, with no exceptions.

Posthumous following zing! [PIC]

Posted: 09 Jul 2009 01:50 PM PDT


The Real Lawnmower Man

Posted: 09 Jul 2009 01:40 PM PDT

Retired greenskeeper Stan Hardwick has been dubbed the Lawn Ranger after collecting a staggering collection of mowers including models dating back to the Victorian era.

64% of Americans Say Media Overplayed Michael Jackson Story

Posted: 09 Jul 2009 01:40 PM PDT

While 64 percent deemed media attention to the 50-year-old pop superstar excessive, 29 percent thought it was appropriate and only 3 percent thought there was not enough coverage.

Apple launches HTTP Live Streaming standard in iPhone 3.0

Posted: 09 Jul 2009 01:30 PM PDT

Related AppleInsider articles: * Ogg Theora, H.264 and the HTML 5 Browser... * Apple on iPhone tethering, Flash support, and... * CBS streaming free TV programming to iPhone... * Apple prepping iTunes Replay on-demand video... * iPhone Push Notification Server tied to Snow... One of the more overlooked features of the new iPhone 3.0 is support for

LAPDs Public Database Omits Nearly 40% of This Year's Crimes

Posted: 09 Jul 2009 01:30 PM PDT

The Los Angeles Police Department's online crime map intended for public use has failed to include nearly 40% of serious crimes reported in the city, including 26 homicides and 137 rapes.

Wife Carrying Championships 2009 [GALLERY]

Posted: 09 Jul 2009 01:20 PM PDT

Taking place in Finland, this contest is exactly what it sounds like. Men race to the Finnish line while carrying their wives on their backs.

Scared of the Dark? Get a Suge Knight Light!

Posted: 09 Jul 2009 01:20 PM PDT

Get a Suge Knight Light! You're kids are scared of the dark? No problem. You don't need a night light, get them the Suge Knight Light! video

A Squirrel's Guide to Fashion

Posted: 09 Jul 2009 01:20 PM PDT

An en vogue squirrel wears a doll's dress and poses with a porcelain dog, 1944. And so it begins ...

15 Most Breathtaking Restaurants with a View

Posted: 09 Jul 2009 01:10 PM PDT

Sightseeing is so much more fun when you can eat while you're doing it. So in order to save you some time, and make sure you never have to stare at another car park while you enjoy your dinner, here's our guide to the world's most scenic dining experiences.

A Leg Up

Posted: 09 Jul 2009 01:10 PM PDT

Beyond a reasonable point of casualness.

James Franco's Rejected UCLA Commencement Speech

Posted: 09 Jul 2009 01:10 PM PDT

The real reason James Franco didn't give the 2009 UCLA commencement speech.

Funny Jokes from Beautiful Women

Posted: 09 Jul 2009 01:00 PM PDT

Browse our archive of bold attempts at humor from up-and-coming actresses (many of whom have since had their comeuppance) who just happen to be extremely good looking. We've included their photographs for good measure. But, seriously, eyes to the right, boss.

Burger King Forced to Apologise to Hindus

Posted: 09 Jul 2009 01:00 PM PDT

Burger King has been forced to apologise to Hindus after it showed a revered Indian goddess with a Whopper burger.

NYTimes: Michael Phelps Maintains Gold Standard

Posted: 09 Jul 2009 12:50 PM PDT

Michael Phelps and Aaron Peirsol were the old reliables on a night that saw a few of their Beijing teammates fail to qualify for the World Championships.

The Transfer Is Not Paying Off (pic)

Posted: 09 Jul 2009 12:40 PM PDT


New Salamander Discovered Near Georgia Busy Road

Posted: 09 Jul 2009 12:30 PM PDT

A newly discovered salamander, which is the second-smallest salamander species in the U.S. and one of the smallest in the world at just two inches long, could change what scientists know about some amphibians, the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources said.

Surprising Inventions by Famous People

Posted: 09 Jul 2009 12:20 PM PDT

Some very famous inventors originated items that we still use every day, andeven those who didn¹t fill sketchbooks full of ideas sometimes had a flashof brilliance that resulted in a product that has lasted until our modernage.

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