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Tuesday, April 20, 2010



Moron tries to win woman's love with... a taser

Posted: 20 Apr 2010 05:30 PM PDT

She repeatedly rejected his requests for a date. So what better way towin her over than by zapping her with a taser and trying to handcuff herinto romance?

35 More Photos from Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull Volcano

Posted: 20 Apr 2010 05:20 PM PDT

The volcano continues to rumble and hurl ash skyward, if at a slightly diminished rate now, as the dispersing ash plume has dropped closer to the ground, and the World Health Organization has issued a health warning to Europeans with respiratory conditions. Collected here are some images from Iceland over the past few days.

Olivia Munn Pranks Lovelorn Asylum Intern

Posted: 20 Apr 2010 05:10 PM PDT

Last week, the beautiful and talented Olivia Munn swung by the AOL offices in New York City for a photo shoot. When Asylum intern, Kyle Moffatt, heard that his biggest celebrity crush would be in the same building, the same floor -- maybe even the same room as him -- he began to panic.

Study: Teen Girls Average 80 Texts Per Day

Posted: 20 Apr 2010 05:10 PM PDT

A new study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project has looked for insights into teen culture and specifically the prevalence of texting. According to the study, texting among the teen population in the U.S. has grown dramatically since 2008. Texting has now surpassed phone calls, IM, and social networking for communication between teens.

Only 8.8% of Japanese consumers want Nintendo 3DS

Posted: 20 Apr 2010 05:00 PM PDT

In a recent Japanese consumer poll, only 8 per cent of Japanese consumers expressed a desire to buy the forthcoming Nintendo 3DS handheld gaming console.

Earth Day Becoming Just Another Shopping Event

Posted: 20 Apr 2010 04:30 PM PDT

It's that time of year again, when a number of companies try to persuade us that, in honor of Earth Day, we can shop our way to a cleaner, greener planet.

Armed police called in after Splinter Cell stunt goes wrong

Posted: 20 Apr 2010 04:20 PM PDT

An ill-conceived marketing stunt for the highly anticipated video game Cell Conviction almost ended in disaster when armed police stormed a lively bar district in Auckland, New Zealand, in district in Auckland, New Zealand, in response to a man pointing a fake gun at crowds of shocked bystanders. crowds of shocked bystanders.

Happy 420 from Thor...[Gif]

Posted: 20 Apr 2010 04:20 PM PDT


Betty White Eats A Hot Dog (PHOTOS)

Posted: 20 Apr 2010 04:20 PM PDT

Betty White, heartily eating a hot dog. What else do you need to know?

Josie Ratley, the 15-Year-Old Girl Nearly Beaten to Death

Posted: 20 Apr 2010 04:20 PM PDT

UPDATE: Josie Ratley had major surgery yesterday to reattach a portion of her skull. She seems to be slowly recovering, but she's still in very bad shape. Wayne Treacy, meanwhile, will be charged with attempted premeditated murder. See update after...

Dorothy Height, civil rights activist, dies at 98

Posted: 20 Apr 2010 04:05 PM PDT

In a statement, President Barack Obama called her "the godmother of the civil rights movement" and a hero to Americans.

iPad Thief Rips Off Victim's Pinky, Too

Posted: 20 Apr 2010 03:50 PM PDT

"I saw just a bone, all the skin and tendons and everything were off," Jordan said, describing the violent robbery that tore off part of his finger.

Mechanic's Assistant... (pic)

Posted: 20 Apr 2010 03:40 PM PDT


Do Liberals Read Only Liberal Blogs?

Posted: 20 Apr 2010 03:30 PM PDT

With an online outlet for every viewpoint, the Internet might easily produce "ideological segregation." But a comprehensive new study finds that the 'Net is actually less polarized than national newspaper audiences.

Zimbabwe President Mugabe Bashes Gays Again

Posted: 20 Apr 2010 03:20 PM PDT

"It is not worthy of discussion," he declared at a ceremony to mark Women's Day recently. "Those that engage in such acts are insane. We cannot tolerate this, otherwise the dead will rise against us."

Big Surprise: Irish Teens Have Highest Rate of Drunkenness

Posted: 20 Apr 2010 03:10 PM PDT

Irish teenagers have one of highest rates of drinking alcohol: According to a European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs, almost half of all Irish 15 to 16-year-old teenagers have been drunk in the past 12 months.

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Given Contract Extensions

Posted: 20 Apr 2010 03:00 PM PDT

Comedy Central announced today that they've extended Jon Stewart's contract through June 2013, and Stephen Colbert's contract through the end of 2012. Which means we'll have Jon and Stephen to help us through at least one more Presidential election, not to mention Justin Bieber's 18th birthday.

Diapers.com On Its Way To Selling Half A Billion Diapers

Posted: 20 Apr 2010 03:00 PM PDT

This year we will sell half a billion diapers," Marc Lore, the CEO of Diapers.com tells me. That is a hell of a lot of diapers. In fact Lore believes Diapers.com sells four times as many diapers as the next largest seller of nappies online, Amazon.

14 Freaky Serial Killers You've Probably Never Heard Of

Posted: 20 Apr 2010 03:00 PM PDT

We all know of the Mansons, Dahmers and John Wayne Gacys of the world—the mass killers that are media darlings. But for every nutbar killer who are splashed all over the headlines, there are plenty who never make the limelight.

Snowe (R-ME) may vote with Democrats on Financial Reform

Posted: 20 Apr 2010 02:50 PM PDT

Snow says that she is open to voting for the Democrats' proposed financial reform bill with a few small changes. "I don't see why it would be impossible because frankly I think that there isn't that much of a gap."

Facebook profiles to play up brand and band pages

Posted: 20 Apr 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Currently, users can list their activities, interests, favorite music and TV shows as part of their profiles. But links to Facebook "pages" for wine, your local library or the Lakers basketball team would appear in a separate section lower down. Beginning Monday, Facebook will start prompting users to essentially combine the two.

The Worst SF and Fantasy Book Covers [Gallery]

Posted: 20 Apr 2010 02:30 PM PDT

What do you think is happening on this book cover? Even the poor unicorn looks confused. Our new favorite blog is Good Show Sir, in which the worst SF and fantasy book covers are thrust in our faces. (Possibly NSFW)

Court Voids Law Aimed At Animal Cruelty Videos

Posted: 20 Apr 2010 02:10 PM PDT

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court struck down a federal law Tuesday aimed at banning videos that show graphic violence against animals, saying it violates the right to free speech.

Gov't Regulators Call on Google to Respect Users' Privacy

Posted: 20 Apr 2010 01:50 PM PDT

Ten national privacy regulators have slammed Google for its lack of respect for online privacy

I Like Hores (pic)

Posted: 20 Apr 2010 01:50 PM PDT


Five ***** Things About Concerts We Need Apps For

Posted: 20 Apr 2010 01:30 PM PDT

Apple is creating an entire e-ticket system for the iPhone and iTunes.....

Insurers to recoup Toyota recall crash claims

Posted: 20 Apr 2010 01:30 PM PDT

Insurance companies are gearing up to recoup from Toyota money they paid for claims in crashes involving sudden acceleration, the subject of major safety recalls by the Japanese automaker. It could also mean money back for some drivers who paid deductibles.

20 Best Celebrity Simpsons Quotes (Pics)

Posted: 20 Apr 2010 01:20 PM PDT

Rock stars, TV personalities, athletes and actors have all appeared on the show. Here are a few golden moments.

Best Buy Suing Ultimate Electronics Over Advertising Claims

Posted: 20 Apr 2010 01:20 PM PDT

Best Buy is suing the Colorado operator of six Minnesota electronics stores in federal court over discount claims that are allegedly too good to be true.

Substance in breast milk kills cancer cells

Posted: 20 Apr 2010 01:10 PM PDT

Patients with cancer of the bladder who were treated with the substance excreted dead cancer cells in their urine after each treatment, which has given rise to hopes that it can be developed into medication for cancer care in the future.

Uefa caught up in Europa League ash storm

Posted: 20 Apr 2010 01:00 PM PDT

Rafael Benítez has spoken of his concern at the potential absence of hundreds of Liverpool supporters from the away leg of their Europa League semi-final against Atlético Madrid on Thursday.

Failed MGM sale means Bond franchise dead for now

Posted: 20 Apr 2010 12:40 PM PDT

"Due to the continuing uncertainty surrounding the future of MGM and the failure to close a sale of the studio, we have suspended development on BOND 23 indefinitely. We do not know when development will resume and do not have a date for the release of BOND 23," stated Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli jointly.

Grassroots Efforts are best hope for Immigration Reform

Posted: 20 Apr 2010 12:40 PM PDT

It's time for immigration activists to take a leaf from the "birthers," and "tea partyers" fear-mongers. Going to Washington was important. But it's at least as important that supporters of reform go back to their own states, cities and neighborhoods to begin a grass-roots campaign to explain the positive effects.

Postal Service Follows CDs, Newspapers, Books Into Obscurity

Posted: 20 Apr 2010 12:30 PM PDT

The same forces that have ravaged the music, newspaper and book publishing industries are aimed at the U.S. Postal Service, threatening much more than the Saturday mail.

The 4 Most Bizarrely Difficult Languages To Learn

Posted: 20 Apr 2010 12:30 PM PDT

So you want to learn another language. Maybe you want to travel, to expand your knowledge, or just prepare yourself for the day when the Feds track you down and you have to flee the country. Learning a new language can be a fun, enlightening and rewarding thing to do, provided you follow one easy step: avoid the languages on this list.

Could Legalizing Marijuana Solve California’s Deficit? (Pic)

Posted: 20 Apr 2010 12:20 PM PDT

With a bill to legalize marijuana on the November California ballot, the controversy over the prohibition has reached a new high. Supporters see the potential tax revenues as a solution to the state's mounting budget crisis, while those against argue that the increased use of marijuana will bring with it additional health care costs that far out...

Man climbed 13000ft and then jumped off [PICS / VIDEO]

Posted: 20 Apr 2010 12:20 PM PDT

Climbing legend Dean Potter climbed 13,000ft up the Eiger's shear limestone cliffs wearing nothing but shorts, shoes and a specially designed parachute.

Rockies Team President Found Dead In Hotel Room

Posted: 20 Apr 2010 12:13 PM PDT

Rockies President Keli McGregor, 48, was found dead in a Salt Lake City hotel room Tuesday morning. McGregor also had a brief NFL career. The initial reports are "natural causes."

America: We're (Not) #1! [comic]

Posted: 20 Apr 2010 12:10 PM PDT

Health care, broadband, freedom of the press, incarceration rates, education, and corruption. Name the category, America is not only outside the top 10, but often times barely within the top 40. Can we really call this progress?

8 of the best tiny Linux distros

Posted: 20 Apr 2010 12:00 PM PDT

8 of the best tiny Linux distros Less is more in the world of low-resource distros

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