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Friday, July 24, 2009



Stretch Limo in San Francisco FAIL [Pic]

Posted: 24 Jul 2009 04:50 PM PDT

Hysterical photo of a stretch SUV stuck on a San Francisco hill. Do they really think they can push it back up? Let's hope they got a refund.

Blue Cross Staff Promoted for Dumping Sick Policyholders

Posted: 24 Jul 2009 04:50 PM PDT

Blue Cross of California encouraged employees through performance evaluations to cancel the health insurance policies of those diagnosed with leukemia, breast cancer and 1,400 other serious illnesses.

Facebook Hits One Billion Video Views

Posted: 24 Jul 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Facebook Video launched in June 2007 and now there are four times as many video views as actual Facebook members.

Never-Before-Seen Concept Art For the Thundercats Movie!!!

Posted: 24 Jul 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Everyone has their own '80s cartoon franchise that meant something to them, and mine was ThunderCats: The Rankin/Bass series followed of a race of humanoid felines from the planet Thundera, forced to evacuate after their home comes under siege by the fearsome Mutants of Plun-Darr (who looked a bit like reptilian Ernest Borgnines.)

Cubs Fan Yet To Figure Out How To Use A Hat [PIC]

Posted: 24 Jul 2009 04:30 PM PDT

While pitchers are throwing perfect games at the south end of Chicago, those guys in the north are still trying to figure out those tricky baseball hats. We already knew they could be a little crazy at times, and their hygiene may be of question at times, but we never suspected plain stupidity.

Ex-Florida coach Spurrier snubbed Tim Tebow in All-SEC vote

Posted: 24 Jul 2009 04:30 PM PDT

Steve Spurrier is expected to confirm it himself later Friday when he appears at the SEC media days, but it appears we have an answer on who snubbed Florida's Tim Tebow in the coaches' voting on the preseason All-SEC team.

Alienware Launches Its First Retail Store

Posted: 24 Jul 2009 04:30 PM PDT

Alienware is invading a Micro Center located in Paterson, New Jersey. In honor of the event, the Dell-owned company is hosting a LAN party, giving away a fair amount of free swag, and showcasing their various systems on Saturday, July 25.

"The Empire Muggs Back" Star Wars Display @ Comic-Con [PICS]

Posted: 24 Jul 2009 04:10 PM PDT

Photos of "The Empire Muggs Back" Lucasfilm project on display at Comic-Con '09. The toys resemble weird versions of our favorite Star Wars characters like Darth Kitty, Darth Maul Rocks, and Robot Chicken Vader, and were designed by comic creators and guest artists like the Robot Chicken crew.

Teen Get Prison Time For Door-Checking (Inspired by GTA4)

Posted: 24 Jul 2009 04:00 PM PDT

In the popular game "Grand Theft Auto," players drive virtual cars and intentionally hit pedestrians by smacking them with open car doors. It's called "door checking," and prosecutors say 18-year-old Nathan Hartley decided to try it with a real car last summer.

Drunk man got two hammered

Posted: 24 Jul 2009 04:00 PM PDT

A DRUNK Romanian thought he'd hit on a good idea to solve his toilet troubles — sticking TWO HAMMERS up his bum.These incredible x-rays show how Viorel Firoiu attempted to nail his severe constipation with the help of his handy tools.

Retro Challenge: Name That 8-Bit Sprite

Posted: 24 Jul 2009 03:50 PM PDT

Old-school fans, we challenge you!

Cop Attacks Woman After She Honked At Him

Posted: 24 Jul 2009 03:40 PM PDT

The incident occured on July 9th, shortly after 7 pm. It started at the intersection of Patton Avenue and Leicester Highway. Julie Brown alleges that a driver cut her off, she honked at him and he got out of his car. Brown says he pounded on her vehicle and the driver's side window, then closely followed her.

HALO Goes Anime! First-Look Trailer From SDCC '09

Posted: 24 Jul 2009 03:40 PM PDT

The Halo news from San Diego's Comic-Con has already been coming in hot and heavy. Late last night the news broke that a Halo anime is in the works, the combined effort of some of the best animation Japan has to offer...

Transparency and Open Government? Not yet, apparently

Posted: 24 Jul 2009 03:10 PM PDT

Citing an argument used by the Bush administration, the Secret Service rejects a request from a watchdog group to list those who have visited the White House to discuss the healthcare overhaul.

Drives of a Lifetime Photo Gallery

Posted: 24 Jul 2009 03:00 PM PDT

The cliffside town of Positano, in Italy's Campania region, is known for its brightly colored buildings—in varying shades of pink, red, peach, and white—that cling in tiers to the cliffs' rock face.

"Batman 3" Unofficially Announced by Oldman at Comic Con!

Posted: 24 Jul 2009 02:41 PM PDT

Gary Oldman slipped and said that the next Christopher Nolan Batman flick will start filming next year...

Comic-con: Dexter Season 4 First-Look Trailer (Video)

Posted: 24 Jul 2009 02:10 PM PDT

Here's the terrific trailer for season four of Showtime's "Dexter" that just screened at Comic -Con.

Minnesota Independent: Bachmann is in “real danger”

Posted: 24 Jul 2009 02:10 PM PDT

The National Republican Congressional Committee has added another Minnesota representative to its list of most vulnerable incumbents for 2010: Rep. Michele Bachmann

Recession Causes Mexican Immigrants to Run for the Border

Posted: 24 Jul 2009 02:01 PM PDT

A study released Wednesday by the Pew Hispanic Center shows that the number of Mexican's entering the United States illegally has dropped nearly 40 percent in 2009, and found that nearly 500,000 immigrants already in the country have opted to go back to Mexico rather than try and brave the U.S. economic storm.

Got Chicken Parts? Make Biodiesel

Posted: 24 Jul 2009 01:50 PM PDT

11 billion pounds of chicken feather meal are accumulated annually by the poultry industry in the U.S., and if a process developed by scientists in Nevada moves forward, those chicken parts could be used to produce 153 million gallons of biodiesel a year, and 593 million gallons worldwide.

Does Soda Taste Different in a Bottle Than a Can?

Posted: 24 Jul 2009 01:42 PM PDT

As the summer heat drags on, one Explainer reader wonders why soda or beer from a can tastes so much fizzier than the stuff that comes out of a bottle. Is there really any difference in the carbonation?

Trapeze School in NYC [Pics]

Posted: 24 Jul 2009 01:30 PM PDT

'Trapezing' is all about timing and listening and less about strength and flexibility. Some people come just to conquer their wariness of heights...the scared girl in picture definitely makes it worthwhile.

This green home will heat itself

Posted: 24 Jul 2009 01:30 PM PDT

A designer takes on a mighty green building challenge: convert an 1850 Boston home into a superinsulated house as energy efficient as the lofty Passive House standard. Read this blog post by Martin LaMonica on Green Tech.

Bill Maher: New Rule: Not Everything in America Has to Make

Posted: 24 Jul 2009 01:30 PM PDT

When did the profit motive become the only reason to do anything? When did that become the new patriotism? Ask not what you could do for your country, ask what's in it for Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

Abstinence-Supporting GOP State Lawmaker Admits To Sex With

Posted: 24 Jul 2009 01:10 PM PDT

In a sworn affidavit, a Tennessee state investigator has said Paul Stanley admitted to having a "sexual relationship" with a 22-year-old female intern working in his office, and taking nude pictures of her in "provocative poses" in his apartment.The girl's boyfriend tried to blackmail him. 1994, Stanley's first wife, Judy Martin, filed for a restra

Leopard savaging a crocodile caught on camera

Posted: 24 Jul 2009 01:00 PM PDT

The astonishing spectacle of a leopard savaging a crocodile has been captured for the first time on camera.

The David Hasselhoff Problem Solving Method (Flowchart)

Posted: 24 Jul 2009 12:50 PM PDT

David Hasselhoff: actor, singer, all-around problem-solver.

Looking to Mars as the Next Frontier

Posted: 24 Jul 2009 12:50 PM PDT

As the 40th-anniversary celebrations of the moon landing end, a human voyage to Mars remains a holy grail for NASA.

The 'Citizen Kanes' of videogames

Posted: 24 Jul 2009 12:41 PM PDT

Citizen Kane push the film medium forward, and it was a watershed masterpiece that was hugely innovative from a technical standpoint, hugely influential in film circles and forever altered perceptions of what movies could be. And if those are the criteria for a medium's "Citizen Kane," then what follows are 25 videogames that have done the same.

10 Best Movies That Didn't Win An Oscar

Posted: 24 Jul 2009 12:10 PM PDT

The following are the list of the top 10 movies which were hot favorites to win the Oscar but didn't receive the Best Picture Oscars.

10 Reasons Mark Buehrle's Perfect Game Makes Him Great

Posted: 24 Jul 2009 12:00 PM PDT

Ten Reason to go nuts over the perfect game that Mark Buehrle of the Chicago White Sox Perfect Game

Dude, how did you get up there?

Posted: 24 Jul 2009 12:00 PM PDT

Oreamnos americanus. Glacier National Park, Montana, U.S. of A.

In Photos: The Worst Man-Made Environmental Disasters

Posted: 24 Jul 2009 12:00 PM PDT

Environmental catastrophes at the hands of humans

Where in the world are those 18.6 million iPod touches?

Posted: 24 Jul 2009 11:50 AM PDT

Apple, for reasons known only to itself, does not report the number of iPod touches it has sold. Nearly 12 million are in the United States, according to a report on the geographical distribution of Apple mobile devices issued by AdMob, the leading mobile ad platform. That makes sense, given that Americans buy the lion's share of all Apple handsets

Astonishing 3D murals painted on the sides of buildings

Posted: 24 Jul 2009 11:40 AM PDT

These amazing pictures show the epic architectural murals that are deluding viewers into seeing a 3D scene painted on a flat surface.

We Are 10 Years Away From a Functional Artifical Human Brain

Posted: 24 Jul 2009 11:11 AM PDT

"It's a new brain. The mammals needed it because they had to cope with parenthood, social interactions, complex cognitive functions. It was so successful an evolution from mouse to man it expanded about a thousand fold in terms of the...

Can Mark Zuckerberg Finally Make Facebook Profitable?

Posted: 24 Jul 2009 11:00 AM PDT

With Facebook, 25 year-old Mark Zuckerberg, turned a dorm-room diversion into a cultural phenomenon. His next goal? To finally turn the company profitable.

The Comic-con Cosplay '09, Good, Bad, and Bizarre [PICS]

Posted: 24 Jul 2009 10:30 AM PDT

Every year the comic-con cosplay gives comic-con its amazing pageantry. This years batch of sexy and crazy doesn't disappoint.

Cruisin' (WTF?)

Posted: 24 Jul 2009 10:30 AM PDT


Keith Eloi jumps out of the Pool BACKWARDS

Posted: 24 Jul 2009 10:00 AM PDT

Take That B.J. Penn! After a pool workout Redskins rookie WR Keith Eloi Jumps out of the pool backwards.

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