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Wednesday, March 17, 2010



Top Five TV Themes Ripe for Mashup

Posted: 17 Mar 2010 05:10 PM PDT

Have you heard "Office Musik" yet? It's Clockwork mashing Lil' Wayne's "Hustler Musik" with the theme from The Office. It's good. So good that we listened to it about fifteen times yesterday. So good it has us thinking about the next five TV themes in line for a trip through Pro Tools.

North Carolina kiddies treated to Playboy TV

Posted: 17 Mar 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Due to a "technical glitch" Time Warner Cable's Kids On Demand channel featured Playboy programming from 6:15am-8:15am in the Raleigh, NC area and surrounding counties Tuesday.

11 Places That Serve Your Pet For Dinner

Posted: 17 Mar 2010 04:50 PM PDT

When it comes to food, it's all relative. What one culture considers a cute or interesting companion, another culture can turn into a delicious dish that wows visitors and delights the locals. The key when traveling is to keep an open mind when it comes to food…you never know what dish you might love!

Cop cheats death when drunk driver rear ends car during stop

Posted: 17 Mar 2010 04:40 PM PDT

Just wait until 36 seconds into this video. Chief Jim Corwin posted it on his blog today, and it shows the officer flying when a suspected drunk driver slams into the back of a car involved in a traffic stop.

Credit Card Debt in the US (Graphic)

Posted: 17 Mar 2010 04:20 PM PDT

With fresh figures released this week showing the recession is forcing more and more American's to burden their credit cards with debt, Finance experts are asking whether the increasing accrued costs are manageable, or are ruining lives.

Deep Sea Cinematographer Chases Horny Whales, Sissy Sharks

Posted: 17 Mar 2010 04:10 PM PDT

Whatever your job might be, we'll lay odds it doesn't involve donning a wet suit and diving amid sexually excited beasts the size of aroused Buses.

Study: Today's youth aren't ego-driven slackers after all

Posted: 17 Mar 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Today's youth are generally not the self-centered, antisocial slackers that previous research has made them out to be, according to a provocative new study co-authored by a Michigan State University psychologist.

Blockbuster Fights Bankruptcy: A Lost Cause?

Posted: 17 Mar 2010 03:50 PM PDT

Blockbuster may be filing for Chapter 11, but not without a fight.

How To Get on a Reality Show

Posted: 17 Mar 2010 03:40 PM PDT

Wired asked Lynne Spillman, casting director for Amazing Race and Survivor, what she looks for in wannabe fameballs. Here are some tips for making sure you aren't voted off her island.

AP: FACT CHECK: Premiums would rise under Obama plan

Posted: 17 Mar 2010 03:30 PM PDT

Buyers, beware: President Barack Obama says his health care overhaul will lower premiums by double digits, but check the fine print.

Wal-Mart Fires Worker w/Cancer For Medical Marijuana Use

Posted: 17 Mar 2010 03:30 PM PDT

Supporters of marijuana law reform are rallying behind a 29-year-old man, a cancer sufferer and registered medical marijuana user who was fired from his job at Wal-Mart. The worker, who had worked at the store for five years and in 2008 was named Associate of the Year, tested positive for marijuana during a worker's compensation screening.

23-Year-Old Man Tries To Rob 63-Year-Old & Gets A Black Eye

Posted: 17 Mar 2010 03:20 PM PDT

Quintin Wade Brown, 25, tried to rob a 63-year-old man of two bucks and some potato chips outside a convenience store. But the victim, Robert Hathcock, wouldn't go down lightly.

Guinness' Secret Revealed for Saint Patrick's Day

Posted: 17 Mar 2010 03:20 PM PDT

Just in time for St Patrick's Day -- Guinness disobeys the laws of physics, and scientists have figured out just why Guinness is so different.

15 Real Life SuperHeroes with Extra-ordinary Abilities

Posted: 17 Mar 2010 03:10 PM PDT

The idea of a super hero is fictious and makes us recall the spider man and the super man tales, but some people really exist on the face of earth who have such extra ordinary abilities that they can be rightly called as Super Heroes of real life.

Hacker Disables Over 100 Cars Remotely

Posted: 17 Mar 2010 03:10 PM PDT

More than 100 drivers in Austin, Texas found their cars disabled or the horns honking out of control earlier this month, after an intruder ran amok in a web-based vehicle immobilization system normally used to get the attention of consumers delinquent in their auto payments.

Conan O'Brien's Tour to be Made Into a Movie

Posted: 17 Mar 2010 03:10 PM PDT

Here's the latest twist to the Conan O'Brien odyssey. Getting shoved out of his TV dream job as Tonight Show host is going to make him a movie star. Making a film doesn't violate the terms of O'Brien's split from NBC.

Pot Postal Shipments on the Rise

Posted: 17 Mar 2010 03:00 PM PDT

Marijuana traffickers are taking advantage of our national postal service like never before, according to new statistics from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service... The agency, which handles everything from mail fraud to parcel theft, reported a 400 percent increase in seizures of marijuana packages between 2007 and 2009.

Doritos Ads Push the Boundaries of Cheesy Good Taste(videos)

Posted: 17 Mar 2010 03:00 PM PDT

Did you see the "Hot Sexy Dorito Lady" yet or the little guys who says keep your hands off my Mamma AND keep your hands off my Doritos? LOL ....5 quick about 1 minute videos

Democrats Consider New Moves for Health Bill

Posted: 17 Mar 2010 02:50 PM PDT

House Democrats are so skittish about the piece of legislation that is now the vehicle for overhauling the health care system — the bill passed by the Senate in December — that they are considering a maneuver that would allow them to pass it without explicitly voting for it.

Cat Missile!!

Posted: 17 Mar 2010 02:50 PM PDT


Five Americans charged with terrorism in Pakistan

Posted: 17 Mar 2010 02:20 PM PDT

A Pakistani court formally charged Wednesday five young Americans of plotting terrorism in the country, their lawyer said, in a case that has raised alarm over the danger posed by militants using the Internet.

First temperate exoplanet sized up (w/ Video)

Posted: 17 Mar 2010 02:10 PM PDT

Combining observations from the CoRoT satellite and the ESO HARPS instrument, astronomers have discovered the first normal exoplanet that can be studied in great detail. Designated Corot-9b, the planet regularly passes in front of a star similar to the Sun located 1500 light-years ...

WOW! TV Contestants 'Electrocute' Rivals

Posted: 17 Mar 2010 02:00 PM PDT

A controversial TV documentary is to be screened in France which shows people who think they are taking part in a game show, administering what they believe are near-lethal electric shocks to their rival contestants.

Algae's solar electrons hijacked to steal power

Posted: 17 Mar 2010 02:00 PM PDT

An international gang of biologists has carried out an audacious heist, stealing valuable electrons from photosynthesising algae.The power grab could open a route to more efficient exploitation of photosynthesis to power machines...........

To the Guy Who Tailgated Me For 20 Miles

Posted: 17 Mar 2010 02:00 PM PDT

We met at 61 mph, a nice speed for Route 13 — fast enough to not take forever and slow enough to go unremarked by the many police who patrol that road. You were unsatisfied and expressed it by staying a cool 5 feet off my bumper.

Trailer: Al Pacino is Dr. Jack Kevorkian

Posted: 17 Mar 2010 01:50 PM PDT

The one and only Al Pacino is playing Jack Kevorkian, Dr. Death himself, in an HBO original film called You Don't Know Jack. Whooo-ha!

Is Cocaine to Blame for Global Warming?

Posted: 17 Mar 2010 01:40 PM PDT

"We were horrified to learn for every few lines of cocaine snorted in a London club, four square metres of rain forest is destroyed," British politican Kieth Vaz said, according to the Mirror.

11 Amazing Treehouses from Around the World

Posted: 17 Mar 2010 01:40 PM PDT

Treehouses bring us closer to nature, and appeal to the kid in all of us.

2010 Winter Paralympics - The Big Picture

Posted: 17 Mar 2010 01:40 PM PDT

Over 500 athletes from 44 countries around the world have once again descended on Vancouver Canada, for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Paralympic Games, (officially known as the X Paralympic Winter Games).

Twitter Will Be Available in China…Someday

Posted: 17 Mar 2010 01:40 PM PDT

While most of the world happily enjoys Internet's free services such as Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and Google, in China these are either inaccessible or might become so in the following months.

Web sites that can take a punch

Posted: 17 Mar 2010 01:30 PM PDT

The recent, well-publicized cyberattack on Google was just the latest skirmish in a long war. And like most long wars, this one features an arms race, as hackers seek out new security holes, and web site administrators try to close them.

In virtual world, China consumers best the U.S.

Posted: 17 Mar 2010 01:30 PM PDT

Beijing sales manager Wang Min spends at least 15 hours a week playing online video games. His favorite is a multiplayer adventure game called "Perfect World."

Health Care Nightmares

Posted: 17 Mar 2010 01:30 PM PDT

I can't make heads or tails of the various whip counts floating around. Friends who report on politics assure me that Nancy Pelosi still has plenty of leverage to twist arms . . . but what? It doesn't seem all that likely that Ms. Pelosi is going to be in charge after November, so what exactly does she have to hand out to wavering members?

The New IE9: More HTML5, CSS3, and No Windows XP

Posted: 17 Mar 2010 01:10 PM PDT

Today, Microsoft released the developer preview of Internet Explorer 9. The preview is bare-bones: after playing around with it, I can tell you that it doesn't have much in terms of user interface. This is more of a proof-of-concept than a web browser. Still, it provides a good glimpse into what we can expect from IE9: a complete reboot.

How to Build and Market a Fighting Game

Posted: 17 Mar 2010 01:10 PM PDT

Round 34,392... Fight!


Posted: 17 Mar 2010 01:10 PM PDT


The Swastikas Hockey Team of 1916...WTF? (PIC)

Posted: 17 Mar 2010 01:00 PM PDT

Before it became associated with the Nazis, swastikas had been used for hundreds of years as a symbol of good luck and prosperity.

A Guide To a Popular YouTube Video [Videos]

Posted: 17 Mar 2010 12:40 PM PDT

So you want to be famous, but posses absolutely no useful skills, talents or interesting personality whatsoever. It would seem all is lost, but don't despair, there is still the mostly untapped realm of YouTube famous.

Pink Terror Hawking [Extreme Slow Motion Video]

Posted: 17 Mar 2010 12:30 PM PDT


$1.8 Billion Lost to March Madness (Infographic)

Posted: 17 Mar 2010 12:30 PM PDT

Every year the employers lose big bucks when March Madness fans each spend 13.5 minutes doing March Madness stuff on the clock.

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