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Tuesday, May 25, 2010



Starbucks Hits McDonald's with Seattle's Best

Posted: 25 May 2010 06:00 PM PDT

When Starbucks announced last week that it would offer its second-tier Seattle's Best coffee in fast-food outlets, it was a tacit admission that the time had come to battle McDonald's on its own turf

American Citizen Faced Deportation [+VID]

Posted: 25 May 2010 05:50 PM PDT

Despite ID and birth certificate, Chicago man detained for three days.

Don’t Panic – 42 Awesome Ways to Use a Towel

Posted: 25 May 2010 05:40 PM PDT

To mark the anniversary of Douglas Adams' Towel Day, here are the top 42 ways to use a towel.

Dunno what's on in new 'Exorcism' poster, it's creepy (pic)

Posted: 25 May 2010 05:30 PM PDT


A Matter of Trust: 10 Places Google Collects User Data From

Posted: 25 May 2010 05:20 PM PDT

Google has been collecting detailed user data since day one. Why? Essentially, as market research, which is then used to enhance their services. While the improvements that come as a result of Google's data collection may benefit us all, it does come at a cost.

Unmarked Graves of Institutionalized Children Found inDublin

Posted: 25 May 2010 05:10 PM PDT

Over 40 unmarked graves have been discovered in Mount Jerome Cemetery in Harolds Cross in Dublin. The institution housed the children of women convicted of petty theft, prostitution, infanticide and birth concealment.

Cop Busted Buying Cocaine, Claims He Was Replacing Evidence

Posted: 25 May 2010 05:00 PM PDT

The only reason I'm doing this is because I spilled something on about two grams of cocaine, and I had to replace it so I didn't get fired," the Missouri officer said after his arrest last week. Yeah, spilled something like your nose all over it.

Top Five Annoying FreeCreditReport.com Commercials

Posted: 25 May 2010 04:50 PM PDT

Desc: It's been three years of this particular ad campaign's reign of terror, with its ultra-annoying, but still ultra-unforgettable cameos by a made-up band.

Haters Gonna Hate - Just Let 'Em (PICS)

Posted: 25 May 2010 04:50 PM PDT

More 'Haters Gonna Hate' memes then you'll ever need...but now you have them at your disposal to ward off even the most vicious trolls.

Jared Allen Cut His Glorious Mullet...For a Woman

Posted: 25 May 2010 04:40 PM PDT

I know everyone gets haircuts, but this is Jared Allen's Mullet. It is the heart and soul of his persona. There is a story behind that mullet... I mean, isn't the front end of the mullet business enough for your wedding?!?!

Oil leaks from tanker collision off Singapore

Posted: 25 May 2010 04:30 PM PDT

Emergency teams are working to contain a crude oil spill after two ships, a tanker and a bulk carrier, collided in waters off Singapore.

Woman Marries, Swindles 11 Servicemen

Posted: 25 May 2010 04:10 PM PDT

She marries servicemen about to deploy overseas, then maxes out their credits cards, empties their bank accounts, and disappears. And she's still on the run.

Who Needs a MacBook... (pics)

Posted: 25 May 2010 04:00 PM PDT


Ex-Detroit mayor gets up to 5 years in prison - Yahoo! News

Posted: 25 May 2010 03:54 PM PDT

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced to up to five years in prison Tuesday for violating the terms of his probation stemming from his conviction for lying under oath about an affair with his chief of staff.

Bitching About Video Game Reviews (Video)

Posted: 25 May 2010 03:40 PM PDT

Writing about video games is awesome when nobody's making it an ethically sketchy pain in the ass.

Severed Finger Found in Food: Top 5 Real-Life Food Incidents

Posted: 25 May 2010 03:20 PM PDT

The "fast food finger" is one of our culture's most enduring urban legends. Here are a few real-life incidents, involving real-life (or real dead) fingers, presented for your grossification.

What's behind Rand Paul's confusion

Posted: 25 May 2010 03:20 PM PDT

The caricatures have been flying from left and right since Tea Party Senate candidate Rand Paul started talking about the 1964 Civil Rights Act. That Rand Paul is a racist. That his nomination proves the Republican Party is, too. That MSNBC host Rachel Maddow is a man-eating sorceress. That the liberal media ... you get the idea.

Could Joseph Gordon-Levitt Pull Off Heath Ledger's Joker?

Posted: 25 May 2010 03:20 PM PDT

Because he looks a lot like Heath Ledger, JGL could appear briefly as The Joker in Batman 3 much the same way Scarecrow appeared in The Dark Knight.

Reporter Can't Break Glass With Hammer [vid]

Posted: 25 May 2010 03:00 PM PDT

A life of crime is definitely not in his future.

Planetary Bullies Make Astronomers Rethink Habitable Zone

Posted: 25 May 2010 02:50 PM PDT

Exoplanet orbits that seem just right for life could be bent out of shape by pushy neighbors. New simulations of extrasolar planetary systems may mean the definition of "habitable" planets needs to be completely overhauled.

Doctor, 100, Still Working After Delivering 18,000 Babies

Posted: 25 May 2010 02:50 PM PDT

A doctor who has delivered 18,000 babies over a career spanning more than 60 years is still practising at 100 years old..

Anyone excited about this? (pic)

Posted: 25 May 2010 02:40 PM PDT


Do Video Games Equal Less Crime?

Posted: 25 May 2010 02:31 PM PDT

That's one theory for the continuing fall in crime, despite the recession.

Extreme Makeover: Reinventing the Parking Lot

Posted: 25 May 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Ripping up yesterday's asphalt expanses can make towns greener and livelier and still save room for cars

I proposed to my girl with this mineral, not a diamond

Posted: 25 May 2010 02:20 PM PDT

.....for obvious reasons

Steve Yzerman is The Tampa Bay Lightning's new GM

Posted: 25 May 2010 02:18 PM PDT

The Lightning are set to announce the deal at a press conference today.

Marine Brags on Facebook About Humiliating Afghani (PIC)

Posted: 25 May 2010 01:30 PM PDT

Digg won't let us tell you what Lionel Garcia posted on his Facebook wall. So you're just going to have to click through.

Man bites man in fight over dogs, NY officials say - Yahoo!

Posted: 25 May 2010 01:20 PM PDT

It wasn't quite man-bites-dog, but there were men and there were dogs and there was biting. A sheriff's office said Monday that one man bit another during a fight over a couple of dogs at a park in suburban New York City. Rockland County sheriff's Capt. William Barbera said two dog owners got into it Sunday night.

The Current State of RPGs and their Future

Posted: 25 May 2010 01:10 PM PDT

So what does this say about the RPG genre? Is it dead, or simply reforming under new rules? What defines an RPG? How have RPGs influenced gaming as a whole? Where will the RPG go from here? Questions answered after the jump.

Woman Sues For Sexual Harassment But Says Rape Is OK

Posted: 25 May 2010 01:10 PM PDT

Clark is now suing for £3.5 million because apparently her 60 year old boss was sexually harassing her. The kicker? Deidre says it's OK when women get raped and sluts get slapped.

AT&T, Verizon dominate wireless... Is it time to regulate?

Posted: 25 May 2010 01:10 PM PDT

A new FCC report says that concentration in the mobile broadband/voice sector is rising fast. Could this mean that the government is about to apply a series of "policy levers" to the wireless industry, as the report hints?

What is the Worst Saturday Night Live Film?

Posted: 25 May 2010 01:00 PM PDT

SNL has spawned a couple of classic comedies and a bunch of movies so awful it makes me never want to go to any theater that the flick had tainted. Vote for the worst!

A Flowchart to Determine What Game Show You Should Go On

Posted: 25 May 2010 01:00 PM PDT

Are you broke as hell? Don't panic! It's not like you have to rush out and get a job or anything. You can just win some money on a game show! To increase your chances of success, we've created this flowchart to help you determine which game show you should go on:

Klan Robes for a Class Project... Heck, What Could Go Wrong?

Posted: 25 May 2010 12:50 PM PDT

The sight of people in Klan-like outfits upset some black students at a North Georgia school and led at least one parent to complain. Catherine Ariemma, who teaches the advanced placement course combining U.S. history with film education, could face punishment ranging from suspension to termination.

'Amityville Horror' home goes on sale for $1.15m

Posted: 25 May 2010 12:47 PM PDT

The house made famous by the 1970s Amityville Horror film goes on sale in Long Island, New York, with a price tag of $1.15m.

Sir Paul McCartney to be honoured by Barack Obama

Posted: 25 May 2010 12:30 PM PDT

Sir Paul McCartney is to perform at the White House as he receives an award from President Barack Obama.

Michigan Football Self-Imposes Sanctions For Violating Rules

Posted: 25 May 2010 12:30 PM PDT

The University of Michigan on Tuesday admitted to a series of violations in its storied football program, but insisted the problems related to practice time and the activities of graduate assistants were not enough to warrant major punishment from the NCAA.

13 Actors Who Make Better Directors

Posted: 25 May 2010 12:30 PM PDT

You know the maxim, "Those who can't do, teach"? Well, a variation of that phrase can be applied to movie making.

Here We Go Again-Stocks Plummet On Economic Unrest & Worries

Posted: 25 May 2010 12:20 PM PDT

Stocks open sharply lower on continued worries about a potential slowdown in global growth. Investors worried about a global economic slowdown and tensions between North and South Korea turned away from stocks.

Wal-Mart Cuts iPhone Price To $97

Posted: 25 May 2010 12:09 PM PDT

Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, plans to slash the price of Apple's 16GB 3GS iPhone to $97 beginning Tuesday. Apple is widely expected to unveil a brand-new iPhone next month, and could be working with retailers to clear out its remaining inventory of the about-to-be-outdated model.

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