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Wednesday, September 30, 2009



Palin Lectures Not Selling, No One Wants To Book Her: NY

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 06:00 PM PDT

Sarah Palin is not selling well on the lecture circuit, an industry insider told the New York Post. "The big lecture buyers in the US are paralyzed with fear about booking her, basically because they think she is a blithering idiot," the source said.

Self Actualization (PIC)

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 05:50 PM PDT


New study says 93% of Americans favor banning text

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 05:40 PM PDT

Maybe it's not surprising that Ford commissioned a study that helps bolster a sales case for some of its in-car-electronics, but the Blue Oval seems to have its finger on the pulse of the nation this time.

81% Dem Voters Support, 19M Ins Lobby $ Oppose Public Opt.

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 05:30 PM PDT

81% of Democratic voters support the public option, but 19 million health insurance lobby dollars support the five Democratic Senators who voted against it.

Probably The Most Boneheaded HS Football Play Ever Made

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 05:10 PM PDT

This kid will carry this around with him for the rest of his life.

15 Most Dangerous Celebrities To Search Online

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 05:00 PM PDT

Internet security company McAfee has released a list of the top 15 celebrities searches that are the most risky, possibly landing users with viruses or spyware.

Official: Fernando Alonso Signs With Ferrari F1 For 3 Years

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 04:40 PM PDT

In a deal that seems to have been years in the making, Ferrari has finally made an official announcement: Fernando Alonso will be driving for the Prancing Horse in 2010. Rumors of Alonso going to the team from Maranello started back during the Spaniard's first stint with Renault, but circumstances with driver lineups didn't allow for it.

Fall 2009 Pop-Culture Hype Stressing You Out?

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Media psychiatrist: "It's a collusion. We're colluding with the media providers to live in la-la land." SOMETHING's gotta be forcing people to stand on line for Michael Jackson movie tickets for THREE DAYS...

6 'Brilliant' Movie Scientists (Who Suck At Their Job)

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 04:20 PM PDT

Take a look at some of the most brilliant scientists in movie history and you find a bunch of guys who should never have been allowed near a Bunsen burner.

How Microsoft is Turning Piracy into Profits

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 04:20 PM PDT

Wired's Chris Anderson explains the recent phenomenon of making lots of money by charging nothing. Is everything moving toward "free now, pay later"? What are the consequences?

Saturn at Equinox

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 04:10 PM PDT

How would Saturn look if its ring plane pointed right at the Sun? Before last month, nobody knew. Every 15 years, as seen from Earth, Saturn's rings point toward the Earth and appear to disappear. The disappearing rings are no longer a mystery -- Saturn's rings are known to be so thin and the Earth is so near the Sun that when the rings point towar

10 October Food Holidays to Mark Your Calendar For (Pics)

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 04:00 PM PDT

National food holidays range from the sublime to the ridiculous. October's got plenty of both.

10 Science Fiction Concepts Ruined by Human Nature

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 04:00 PM PDT

The future is a bright, shiny penny of possibilities and if science fiction is to be believed, technological wonders and convenience will be waiting around every corner, not to mention hot aliens and robots to clean up all our messes. It'll be the lazy deviant's paradise unless...

If Jon Stewart were French, he'd be loving this

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 03:40 PM PDT

PARIS, France — Charlie Hebdo cuts to the quick. Under the headline, "Separation of Powers!" a knife-wielding Nicolas Sarkozy holds aloft Dominique de Villepin's severed head. And the satirical weekly describes the collateral damage with a single image: a bloody red handprint smack in the middle of the president's white apron.

The Matrix Movie Mistakes [Video]

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 03:30 PM PDT

After watching it a million of times I felt like sharing some tiny mistakes this master piece has. I love The matrix, just watched it way too much

Forgive, Yes, Forgive.. !! [PIC]

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 03:30 PM PDT


Brazil: A New Counterweight to the United States

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 03:20 PM PDT

Brazilian President Luiz InĂ¡cio Lula da Silva was 40,000 feet in the air on Sept. 21, en route to the U.N. General Assembly in New York City, when he got the news. Exiled Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, after sneaking back into his Central American country, had shown up at the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa seeking refuge.

Who gives a tweet about gaming? Uncharted 2's stumble

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 03:20 PM PDT

Twitter can be a powerful tool for building buzz and excitement around games, but Uncharted 2's automated progress Tweets proved unpopular online, and the feature has since been removed. Ars explores the art of using Twitter for gaming good, instead of evil.

BREAKING - GM To Shut Down Saturn

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 03:10 PM PDT

General Motors Co. says it's shutting down the Saturn brand after an agreement with Penske Automotive Group Inc. to acquire the unit fell apart.

One man band

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 03:10 PM PDT

Music biz still in need of "radical overhaul" to thrive

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 03:00 PM PDT

The music industry is stuck in a rut and it needs to make some radical changes if it wants to stop bleeding money, according to Forrester. The firm has several suggestions for how to overhaul music products and insists that they must be consumer-friendly, not business-oriented.

At 65, He Has Donated Blood More Than 150 Times

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 02:50 PM PDT

Caring for others is what this service-minded person talks about while speaking to Express on his blood donation saga. Age hasn't deterred him from continuing his service to humanity.

10 Simple Ways Apple Can Improve the iPhone

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 02:40 PM PDT

As a daily iPhone user, I've compiled a list of simple and significant ways Apple can improve its own suite of apps and the iPhone OS itself. Here's my top 10:

Stephen Hawking steps down as Lucasian professor @ Cambridge

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 02:40 PM PDT

Physicist Stephen Hawking stepped down Wednesday as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University after 30 years in the post.

Driver Crashes Four Times in Seven Minutes

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 02:40 PM PDT

Just one crash in broad daylight is bad enough. But four in seven minutes? How is that even possible?

Lawsuit Alleges ER Doctor Let Man Die to Steal His Rolex

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 02:30 PM PDT

A jaw-dropping lawsuit filed last week in San Francisco Superior Court alleges an emergency room doctor abandoned his attempts to resuscitate a patient from cardiac arrest to instead pocket the dead man's valuable Rolex wristwatch.

8 Bits of Everyday Tech We Won't Use in a Decade

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 02:30 PM PDT

An awful lot has changed over the last 10 years, but what technology of today will become redundant over the next decade? Here are eight common technologies from the landline phone to public wi-fi

Wisconsin Tourism Federation Changes Name.. no more WTF?

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 02:20 PM PDT

The Wisconsin Tourism Federation has changed its name, after being made aware that its acronym WTF had become crude internet slang.

MEDIA STUNT? Kraft backflips on iSnack2.0

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 02:20 PM PDT

Public backlash against the naming of the new Vegemite spread - iSnack2.0 - chosen by the food giant after more than 48,000 name suggestions were received, has resulted in Kraft announcing it will change the name of the iconic Australian spread again.

DNA tests on mummy show TB killed ancient Egyptian

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 02:20 PM PDT

What killed Dr Granville's mummy? The cause of death of an Egyptian mummy has puzzled pathologists for almost 200 years – now An autopsy that started in 1825 has finally reached a conclusion. Dr Granville's mummy died of tuberculosis.

Clock Turned Back on Aging Muscles, Researchers Claim

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 02:10 PM PDT

Scientists have found and manipulated body chemistry linked to the aging of muscles and were able to turn back the clock on old human muscle, restoring its ability to repair and rebuild itself, they said today.

Oxford University Secret Society to Rule Britain

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 02:00 PM PDT

First it was David Cameron and Boris Johnson in a controversial Bullingdon Club portrait. Now something strange has happened to a picture of the Oxford secret society

Designing Extreme Materials

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 02:00 PM PDT

MIT's Department of Materials Science and Engineering Michael Demkowicz designs materials meant to withstand high temperature, high stress and radiation damage.

Santa likes some kids more than others [PHOTO]

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 02:00 PM PDT

Life sucks, you know?

We play sexual intercourse

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 01:50 PM PDT

If you know what I mean. Ummm red button for extra challenge.

Cop Threatens to Break Skater's Arm

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 01:50 PM PDT

A cop arrests a skater kid and gets rough with him after the skater runs his mouth. Granted, the cop probably took it a little too far, but this kid did need to learn there are times to keep your mouth shut.

US Generals Say Dick&Liz Cheney Are Scaremongering and Lying

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 01:50 PM PDT

FTA: "It's up to all of us to say these arguments advanced by Cheney and his acolytes are nonsense and that really what they're doing is undermining our national security."

Fact: Flirting With Pretty Women Is Good For Men's Health

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 01:40 PM PDT

Flirting with an attractive woman really does make men feel good, scientists find, as they discover it causes a surge in health-giving hormones.

How To Make Cheap High Quality Biodiesel at Home

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 01:40 PM PDT

With a wide variety of new biodiesel kits, it's easier than ever to turn used fry-oil waste into diesel fuel. Here's how to make clean, high-quality biodiesel for cheap.

Indians Using Cow Dung to Cremate the Dead

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 01:30 PM PDT

Strange as it may seem, the people in Bihar have no aversion to cremating their dead with cow dung--it's entirely socially acceptable, rapidly growing as a practice, and is now done by 40% of the population. And it's one of the oddest and best conservation stories to emerge in some time.

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