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Thursday, July 23, 2009



Tron 2 Titled Tron Legacy, First Image!

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 06:00 PM PDT

The first big panel of Comic Con has finished and Tron 2 finally has a title. It's called Tron: Legacy and Disney has released the first ever title treatment for the film.

The City of Compton: Who should govern?

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 06:00 PM PDT

For decades, African Americans have dominated Compton's power structure and held most of the elected offices. Every member of the City Council is black, as is the mayor, the clerk, the treasurer and the city attorney. The power structure remains African American, but the city is now nearly two-thirds Latino.

Michael Jackson Planned to Direct Film About Foster Kids

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 05:50 PM PDT

The King of Pop had recently "committed to co-direct and fund" a drama about foster children, tentatively called "They Cage the Animals at Night."

The Wonderful World of Prison Inventions

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 05:50 PM PDT

Someone once said that necessity is the mother of all invention. Prison is one of the few places where very few common wants and needs are fulfilled; resources are incredibly limited and ardently regulated. Prisoners, who are not content to only posses what "the man" tells them they can have, are forced to use their critical thinking skills (prison

North Korea in bizarre Hillary Clinton attack

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 05:30 PM PDT

North Korea has hit back at comments by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, describing her in an unusually personal attack as not intelligent and a "funny lady". A government spokesman also described Mrs. Clinton as looking "like a primary schoolgirl and sometimes a pensioner going shopping."

Play 3D Movies On YouTube

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 05:20 PM PDT

A Google employee has a working prototype of what 3D videos would look like on YouTube.

When rape isn't actually rape

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 05:20 PM PDT

A judge in Australia has questioned if a man who had sex with a drunken woman after she passed out should be 'marked for the rest of his days as a rapist', describing it as a 'technical rape'.

New scanning technique lets expectant mother hold her unborn

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 05:10 PM PDT

New scanning technique lets you hold a model of your unborn baby.

DeWayne Wise's Catch To Save Buehrle's Perfect Game [Video]

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Buehrle threw the perfect game, but without Wise making this ridiculous over-the-wall catch, it would have just been your ordinary CGSO. Hurry up and watch before MLB comes and ganks the video down.

Amazon Web Service Secrets Revealed

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 04:20 PM PDT

Amazon exercises tight control over information related to its cloud business, a source of frustration to anyone trying to get a complete picture. John Foley went in search of information from other sources.

Roger Rabbit 2 On The Way?

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 04:10 PM PDT

At the end of Zemeckis' first trip to Comic-Con, where he presented some very impressive 3D footage from A Christmas Carol, the director discussed the possible return of a popular 2D character, Roger Rabbit

Bizarre Online Search Suggestions [graphic]

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 04:10 PM PDT

People look for really bizarre things online. Whether these Google suggestions speak of true search volume or they are a prank, they are funny as hell.

Mets' Front Office Farce Worse Than Team's On-Field Mess

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 03:50 PM PDT

Who needs the Bronx Zoo when you have the NY Mets' off-field and on-field meltdowns. The latest: Mets' freak VP of Player Dev -- #2 guy in front office -- strips from waste up & challenges minor league players to fight.

Firm Crunching Numbers for GOP Is Owned by Health Insurer

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 03:40 PM PDT

The political battle over health-care reform is waged largely with numbers, and few number-crunchers have shaped the debate as much as the Lewin Group, a consulting firm whose research has been widely cited by opponents of a public insurance option.

The Woman Who Keeps Growing

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 03:30 PM PDT

She has gained ten inches in just 12 years as a result of a rare growth condition, and is already one of the tallest and heaviest women on the planet.

Five Myths About Sleep and Insomnia

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 03:30 PM PDT

Our culture is obsessed with sleep, and the lack of it, yet many of us don't know some basic facts.

Conservative Activist Forwards Racist Pic Showing Obama As W

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 03:30 PM PDT

Anti-reform conservative AMA doctor sends racist picture of Obama as an African witch doctor.

The most trusted newsman in America debunks the "birthers"

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 03:20 PM PDT

In a lengthy opening segment, Jon Stewart took on "birthers" last night, mocking their internal leadership and the media figures and politicians who support them. If you don't know by now "birthers" think that our president is not an American citizen.

George Lucas Ruined This Kid's Life

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 03:20 PM PDT

10 years ago, Jake Lloyd played Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episode I. He's now 20 years old. An Australian Sci Fi blog recently caught up with him during a trip down under. The resulting interview is a study in maintaining a cheerful exterior while reliving deeply scarring childhood events.

Did you mean recursion?

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 03:20 PM PDT


8 Internet Memes That Just Won't Die

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 03:10 PM PDT

Back when the Hamster Dance - a series of animated hamsters dancing to Roger Miller's "Whistle Stop" - hit the Internet in 1998, few people thought it would be the first of a slew of Internet memes that bounce around our collective consciousness with little hope of escape. Here are eight more Internet memes that we can't seem to get rid of today.

Man Gets Fired for Marrying Porn Star

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 03:00 PM PDT

A South Florida town manager who married a porn star last year was fired at an emergency meeting after the mayor and council members learned about it.

Curvey Girls Fused Straight w. Less Invasive Spinal Surgery

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 03:00 PM PDT

Brenda McInnis of Midland, Mich., was diagnosed at a middle-school screening with scoliosis. She became one of fewer than 100 patients at four pioneering centers nationwide to have minimally invasive surgery to correct the curvature of her spine.

Far-Out Photo: Sunrise in Space

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 02:50 PM PDT

A new picture of a sunrise from space was taken with a handheld camera by astronauts Friday on the day the Space Shuttle Endeavour docked with the International Space Station during shuttle mission STS-127.

Mindblowing Bluesome

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 02:50 PM PDT


Lance Armstrong teams with Radio Shack for the 2010 Tour

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 02:30 PM PDT

Lance Armstrong will be back to the Tour De France in 2010 and moments ago, it was announced that he'll be back with a new primary sponsor in Radio Shack The deal also interestingly includes the rights to Lance as he competes in events as a runner and triathlete.

Hacker Says iPhone 3GS Encryption Is 'Useless' for Business!

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 02:20 PM PDT

Apple is wowing thousands of businesses and even government agencies who have signed up for the popular iPhone. Too bad its "enterprise-friendly" security features are useless, says a hacker, who does not advise using the iPhone for business.

X-ray GIF of a human speaking

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 02:10 PM PDT


White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle tosses perfect game

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 01:50 PM PDT

Lefty Mark Buehrle of the White Sox piched a perfect game vs. the Rays Thursday.

Two new Mozart pieces discovered: foundation

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 01:50 PM PDT

The International Mozarteum Foundation in Salzburg announced Thursday that it had discovered two previously unknown compositions written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Mike Vick Spent His First Night Free At Strip Club

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 01:40 PM PDT

Former NFL QB Mike Vick had been in prison for 19 months before being released into federal custody in May. Monday, he was released from federal custody. What was the first thing Vick did? The former Falcons QB went to Atlantis strip club in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Take That! Police officer tased man in buttocks after arrest

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 01:30 PM PDT

The use of force "was after he was handcuffed," said Ombudsman Pierce Murphy. "And it was in the most senstive, private areas, and accompanied by threats." "If you move again, I'm going to stick this Taser up your (expletive) and pull the trigger," the complaint said. "Now, do you feel this in your (expletive)? - I'm going to tase your (expletive).

Subprime Sequel: Mortgage Fraud Now Holding the Market Back

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 01:10 PM PDT

Just when you thought the story of the U.S. housing crisis couldn't get any uglier, it has. The subprime disaster hasn't stopped the unbridled greed that created this mess. It has simply forced those looking for an angle to find new ways to get rich quick. Mortgage fraud has doubled since 2007 and are keeping the housing market down.

China Offers Big Solar Subsidy, Shares Up

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 01:00 PM PDT

China has launched an unprecedented and long-awaited plan to offer subsidies for utility-scale solar power projects, sparking a rally in shares of Chinese solar panel makers on Tuesday.

Silverback Gorillas Pose on Rim of Volcanic Crater (PIC)

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 12:50 PM PDT

A young silverback mountain gorilla poses on the rim of a volcanic crater with a lake below in the background. Click to enlarge... (Photo: Christopher Whittier)

Top 5 Incredible Eco-Hotels and Hostels of the World

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 12:50 PM PDT

From high-flying airplane hostels to tranquil eco-lodges to stunning hotels made from reclaimed industrial materials, there's a world of incredible eco-accomodations out there - read on for our top 5 picks. Happy Travels!

7 Rules for America's (Long) Future in Afghanistan

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 12:40 PM PDT

The violence and the videos from the world's most frightening border got you down? Here's how Obama can build a nation — and a re-election campaign — as the war in Afghanistan begins again.

We're Sorry To See David Tennant Go: A Video Tribute

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 12:40 PM PDT

Doctor Who star David Tennant's last few episodes air later this year. We're already grieving and re-watching all his episodes, and we've noticed he says "Sorry" an awful lot. Here's a video of the Tenth Doctor saying "Sorry" 120 times.

7 True Stories That Prove The Airlines Hate You

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 12:40 PM PDT

It's hard for an industry to be more hated than insurance or telemarketing, but airlines have been trying for decades.

Awesome Montage of Early 80s CBS Sports' Open Animations

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 12:30 PM PDT

From CBS, here are the clean versions of the opens for IROC, NBA, NFL, College Football, CBS Sports Saturday, NCAA Basketball and US Open Tennis. What you see here is just the animations and music, they would later be mixed with game footage and soundbites to produce the actual game opens.

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