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Wednesday, January 6, 2010



Seven Cinematic Lessons Learned from 2009

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 05:20 PM PST

These are the seven lessons we all should have taken from the films of 2009.

Power Rangers' Zordon is a Racist

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 05:19 PM PST

The Black Ranger is black... the Yellow Ranger is Asian... uh oh.

Teen Runs Away to Meet WoW Cougar Soulmate

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 05:10 PM PST

Here are the facts: * A 16 year old boy in Ontario had an online affair with a 42 year old mother of four in Texas. * They met in WoW, but much of the affair took place in MSN chat. * The parents knew of the relationship for over a year....

Two Climbers Avoid Near Death Accident (Video)

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 05:00 PM PST

Some chick loses her footing while descending a steep mountain yet luckily walks away unharmed after nearly killing her boyfriend.

Amazon to customer: $3 billion charge may stand as record

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 04:50 PM PST

The software engineer was just being mischievous when he ordered an old CD-ROM on Amazon that carried a clearly erroneous price tag of $2,904,980,000. Yet his order was accepted and frivolity ensued before it eventually was cancelled. Yesterday he got a call from Amazon telling him that changes are afoot … and that he may end up holding a record.

The Princess Kissed the frog to thank him for helping her

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 04:40 PM PST

And just then, something strangely unexpected happened

Will Sports Fans Watch Games on ESPN in 3-D? Read more: htt

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 04:30 PM PST

Grab your glasses, plop down on your couch, and watch the soccer ball fly out of your screen: ESPN is going 3-D. On Tuesday the popular sports network announced that it is launching the first-ever 3-D television channel.

France wants to add more countries to "risk list"

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 04:20 PM PST

France's interior minister wants to add 23 countries to a list of places whose air travelers face tighter security measures, in response to the botched bombing of a U.S.-bound airliner last month.

The Nutritional Content of Holy Communion

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 04:11 PM PST

It's the time of the year when people examine their eating habits. Every morsel that goes into one's mouth is scrutinized for its caloric content in hopes that reducing food intake a little bit will result in the body of your dreams. The one thing many people forget, however, is the caloric content of Holy Communion.

Microsoft and HP set to reveal tablet PC

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 04:10 PM PST

Microsoft's rambunctious CEO, Steve Ballmer, is set to unveil a Hewlett Packard manufactured tablet (or 'slate') PC this week. The news comes direct from unnamed sources in a New York Times report — in which reporter Ashlee Vance notes: "My sources say that Mr. Ballmer will show the as yet unnamed HP device.

The 2010 CES Describes Future HDTV

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 04:02 PM PST

Recently the TV bade goodbye to broadcasted analog signals and moved into the digital realm. But the transformation of the family entertainment hub has not stopped at just a beautiful High Definition picture and digital surround sound.  And the International Consumer Electronics Show this year proves that it's not showing any signs of slowing down.

Star Wars: The Old Republic - Alderaan

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 03:50 PM PST

Since the Republic's inception, Alderaan's nobility has been at the political forefront, taking a stand in the Senate for peace, freedom and unity. While Coruscant has always been considered the heart of the Republic, to some extent, Alderaan has been its soul.

Who's Working Most? The State of the 40-Hour Workweek (PIC)

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 03:50 PM PST

Technology has increased work efficiency and decreased working hours around the world. Here's a look at the average number of hours people are working each.

US Seeks to Give All Americans High Speed Internet Access |

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 03:31 PM PST

US Government Americans Access High Speed Internet Survey video

Racist KFC TV AD: Fried Chicken, Black People and Cricket Ma

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 03:27 PM PST

Kentucky Fried Chicken- Racist TV Ad or not? KFC 's newest advertisement on Australian TV has many people around the world, mainly Americans in uproar over its contents. KFC's racist TV ad is being talked about and debated on Youtube, The …

The 'Lost' Supper and other rip-offs [photos]

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 03:20 PM PST

The cast of ABC's 'Lost' is the latest to pay homage to da Vinci's Last Supper. What started as a clever parody in the 1970 movie 'M*A*S*H', has devolved to a campy shtick as in such classics as That 70s Show.

Andre Dawson was elected to the Hall of Fame

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 03:20 PM PST

In one of the tightest elections ever, Andre Dawson was the only player elected by the Baseball Writers Association of America to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Texas Town Outlaws Use of Plastic Bags

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 02:40 PM PST

The small, industrial city of Brownsville is never going to be confused with Portland, San Franciscio or some other bucolic tree-hugging liberal city, but yesterday its city council voted to ban merchants from using plastic bags. The ban is voluntary this year, and mandatory starting in 2011.

Wrong Spoon Size Can Cause Medicine Mistakes

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 02:40 PM PST

Kitchen spoons may not be the best device for measuring out cold medicine.

Afghan blast kills 4 children, wounds US soldiers

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 02:40 PM PST

An explosion tore through a group of children gathered around foreign soldiers visiting a U.S.-funded road project Wednesday, killing four kids and a policeman and wounding scores, including at least three American troops, officials said.

Dressed Down: 15 Celebrities Without Their Makeup (Pics)

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 02:20 PM PST

Here's an excuse to feel better about yourself today. Happy Wednesday!

NBA Suspends Gilbert Arenas Indefinitely After Gun Incident

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 02:20 PM PST

NBA commissioner David Stern had this to say: "Although it is clear that the actions of Mr. Arenas will ultimately result in a substantial suspension, and perhaps worse, his ongoing conduct has led me to conclude that he is not currently fit to take the court in an NBA game.

Top 15 Countries with the Hottest Women [PICS]

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 02:20 PM PST

While it's true that beautiful women can be found in every country the world over, there are a few that stand out and produce a remarkable amount of hot women.

Man allegedly strangled wife over TV channel argument

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 02:10 PM PST

If watching TV is an all-American activity, strangling your wife over what channel to watch is probably even more American.

15 Greatest Proponents of Marijuana Legalization

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 02:00 PM PST

Some celebrities are more forthcoming with their love of weed than others -- ahem, Willie Nelson -- but you might be surprised at a few that fight for the drug's legalization.

25 Years in Lung Cancer: An Arduous Fight

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 01:50 PM PST

Only 15 percent of lung cancer patients can expect to be alive five years after their diagnosis. It is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality, not only in the United States, but worldwide.

Why Can't the UK cope with Snow (Graphic)

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 01:50 PM PST

Can the UK cope with the prospect of prolonged snowfall and icy temperatures?

Yale Blacklisted By Iran

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 01:40 PM PST

Iran's Ministry of Intelligence and Security said any contact or support between Yale and Iranian citizens is "illegal and forbidden."

Hiroshima, Nagasaki Survivor Dies at 93

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 01:32 PM PST

Tsutomu Yamaguchi, a double atomic bomb survivor and outspoken critic of nuclear weapons, has died.

Russian Bunkers From World War 2

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 01:30 PM PST

The World War II bunkers provide an in-sight depth into the amazing history that revolved around the most titanic conflict in the history, that shook the world then and with whose consequences the modern world is still living.

Female Toads Inflate To Avoid Sex

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 01:30 PM PST

Female cane toads inflate their bodies to prevent amorous males from "holding on".

Drivers, Tweeters Deputized as Mobile Meteorologists

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 01:20 PM PST

Think you have what it takes to be a meteorologist? If so, the National Weather Service wants you. A brand new program using Twitter to gather weather information has just been launched. At the same time, meteorologists are testing out a system to turn cars into roving weather stations, so drivers everywhere will know exactly what the road ahead...

Sam Mendes To Direct Bond 23?

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 01:20 PM PST

File this under "whoa - did NOT see that one coming." The "Hollywood Reporter" is saying that Sam Mendes is the surprise choice to helm the next James Bond film.

We Caught This Virus in a Floppy Disk (PIC)

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 01:20 PM PST

This is the new biological warfare.

Ex-N.M. Governor to Speak at Pot Gala

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 01:10 PM PST

Organizers of a marijuana-legalization fundraiser in Washington say former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson will appear along with comedy legends Cheech and Chong.

Women's wrestling is Iraq's new craze

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 01:10 PM PST

In Iraq's conservative and religious south, women are modest, tribal elders are respected and Friday means the mosque. That was until Hamid al-Hamdani came to town.

Why We Are All Financially Doomed!

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 01:00 PM PST

What is it going to take to get us to mend our ways? Apparently a massive global financial crisis isn't enough.

Know Your Obscure Star Wars Quotes [Graphic]

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 01:00 PM PST


Five Seasons Of LOST in 8 minutes (video)

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 12:50 PM PST

It's tough enough to summarize one season of the ever-twisty "Lost" in a short video, let alone all five.

Parenting Fail (Pic)

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 12:50 PM PST

Epic failure of a parent who trusts the wheels of a stroller too much.

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