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Saturday, June 12, 2010



Donated to the Brady Campaign? You've got SPAM!

Posted: 12 Jun 2010 05:30 PM PDT

The Brady Campaign is so desperate to scrape up some cash that it is now reduced to selling its mailing list. What's more, that mailing list is only about 50,000 names long (some of whom are gun rights advocates keeping track of what the enemy is up to). They claimed "about half a million" members in 2004. Have they lost 90% in 6 years?

A Thirsty Kickoff In US-England Match. Just Don't Mention BP

Posted: 12 Jun 2010 05:10 PM PDT

At the White Hart pub, all bets are on an English win. Well, it is rare that the hard news cycle and the sports news cycle dovetail perfectly but here we are: England vs. USA at the World Cup is playing out against a simmering row between Britain and the U.S. over the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Is Google Making Us Stupid?

Posted: 12 Jun 2010 04:40 PM PDT

What the Internet is doing to our brains

Happy (PIC)

Posted: 12 Jun 2010 04:20 PM PDT

Scroll down for smiles...

BP's 8 Dumbest Mistakes

Posted: 12 Jun 2010 04:20 PM PDT

It is now clear that the disastrous Deepwater Horizon oil spill was eminently preventable. And even since the April 20 rig fire, experts have cited many examples of how poor choices by BP have worsened an already dire situation. Here are eight particularly unfortunate errors that experts say contributed to the biggest oil spill in U.S. history.

Hooters Girls Donate Pantyhose to Oil Spill Cleanup

Posted: 12 Jun 2010 04:10 PM PDT

Hooters, a restaurant chain known more for its waitresses' outfits than environmental efforts, is helping to clean up British Petroleum's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico by donating used pantyhose.

Interview with TAL's Ira Glass and On Being Wrong

Posted: 12 Jun 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Every episode of the radio show This American Life has, host Ira Glass suggests, "a crypto-theme." There's whatever the story appears to be about--the financial crisis, evangelical Christianity, cryogenics--and then there's what it's actually about. And what it's actually about is, as often as not, wrongness.

How to Watch The World Cup: A Simple Guide [CHART]

Posted: 12 Jun 2010 04:00 PM PDT

America, you're new to this. Act like you've been here before.

50 Year Old Discovery in London Subway (PICS)

Posted: 12 Jun 2010 03:50 PM PDT

Back in the 1950's, old lifts were removed in the Notting Hill tube station in favor of more modern escalators. Recent work at the station revealed these posters in the old lift passageway.

Top 15 Games In Dire Need of a Sequel

Posted: 12 Jun 2010 03:30 PM PDT

How many times have you wished for a certain game to get a sequel? How many times have you cursed the overrated mainstream title receiving its 15th sequel while truly unique and good games are lost in the sea of mediocrity? Don't worry, you're not alone.

FTC will investigate Apple

Posted: 12 Jun 2010 03:10 PM PDT

The Federal Trade Commission will open an investigation into whether Apple is illegally using its position in the mobile software market to harm competitors, according to several published reports. On Friday afternoon, both Bloomberg News and The Wall Street Journal reported that the FTC had opened a formal probe.

1.3 million flee as China flooding kills 155

Posted: 12 Jun 2010 03:10 PM PDT

Unusually heavy seasonal flooding in China has killed at least 155 people and forced more than 1 million to flee as water levels in some areas reached at their highest in more than a decade, the government reported Saturday.

Blunder Allows U.S. To Tie England, 1-1, In World Cup

Posted: 12 Jun 2010 03:01 PM PDT

Steven Gerrard put England ahead in the fourth minute of the Americans' World Cup opener Saturday. But then Clint Dempsey tied the score when his shot skipped off the grass twice and bounced in off the English goalkeeper's hand!!!

Balance (PIC)

Posted: 12 Jun 2010 02:40 PM PDT


'Matrix' Management (DILBERT)

Posted: 12 Jun 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Insert these iPod earbuds and fire up PowerPoint.

Sebelius stumps for anti-childhood obesity plan

Posted: 12 Jun 2010 02:31 PM PDT

The Obama administration is calling on mayors to help in the fight against childhood obesity because the effort won't work if communities don't engage in it, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told a conference Friday.

Top 20 Moments In World Cup History (Gallery)

Posted: 12 Jun 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Although it is hard to shrink it down to 20, here are the best moments ever in a World Cup

Cupcat [PIC]

Posted: 12 Jun 2010 02:20 PM PDT


BitTorrent Live Stream Brings Film Festival to Gaza

Posted: 12 Jun 2010 02:10 PM PDT

BitTorrent is the most effective way to share large files online, but it can also be used to stream live events. In some cases it's the only way for people to access cultural events. After a Palestinian filmmaker was denied a visa to visit a film festival in Norway where one of his films is to be screened...

Obama to POLITICO: Congress shares the blame for BP

Posted: 12 Jun 2010 02:00 PM PDT

In an exclusive interview, the President discloses he believes Congress is partially responsible.

Mossad agent held in Poland over Dubai murder

Posted: 12 Jun 2010 01:50 PM PDT

Polish authorities have arrested at the request of Germany a suspected Mossad agent thought to have played a role in the Dubai assassination of a Hamas commander.

Sweetest Break-up Letter Ever [Pic]

Posted: 12 Jun 2010 01:40 PM PDT


YouTube Teams With IGN To Broadcast E3

Posted: 12 Jun 2010 01:20 PM PDT

Next week, the world's leading video game makers and throngs of fans and press will unite for E3, which is generally regarded as the most prominent annual gaming-focused news event. And this year, fans will be able to watch live, thanks to a live stream that's being broadcast through a partnership between YouTube and gaming portal IGN.

Kids in Danger: Top 10 Craziest '80s Kids Movies

Posted: 12 Jun 2010 01:10 PM PDT

In honor of the 25th anniversary of The Goonies, we look back at the 10 craziest kids movies of the 1980s.

17 Unexpected Faces In Inanimate Objects (PICS)

Posted: 12 Jun 2010 01:00 PM PDT

Try telling these objects that they're not alive. Go ahead.

Bartering for Health Care (w/Video)

Posted: 12 Jun 2010 12:50 PM PDT

If you're among the millions of consumers who don't have health insurance, you'll appreciate this practice: a hospital in Brooklyn allows artists to pay for healthcare services with their art.

Amazon cloud uses FedEx instead of the Internet to ship data

Posted: 12 Jun 2010 12:40 PM PDT

Amazon's cloud storage service has unveiled a brand new way to quickly move giant amounts of data to the cloud, one so technologically advanced that it actually allows customers to "bypass the Internet." What is this new technology, you may ask? It's called FedEx.

Best Soccer Movies ... In Honor of 2010 World Cup

Posted: 12 Jun 2010 12:20 PM PDT

The 2010 World Cup has begun. Here are some fun soccer movies -- from sublime to ridiculous -- to enjoy while not watching the soccer itself...

5 Things We Are Making Fatter (In Addition to Ourselves)

Posted: 12 Jun 2010 12:00 PM PDT

If your own health won't get your fatass on a treadmill, at least do it for the health of your friends and Mr. Snuggletons.

Saudi Arabia: 4 months in prison and 90 lashes for kissing

Posted: 12 Jun 2010 11:50 AM PDT

A Saudi court has convicted a man and sentenced him to four months in prison and 90 lashes for kissing a woman in a mall. The government-owned daily Al-Yom reported on Thursday that Saudi religious police arrested the man and two women after they were seen on mall cameras "engaging in immoral movements in front of other shoppers."

Custom rig water cools 6-core CPU and dual GTX 480s

Posted: 12 Jun 2010 11:40 AM PDT

It looks like money can buy happiness. For $6000 you too can get this custom build gaming PC that includes an overclocked 6-core processor and a pair of GeForce GTX 480s in SLI!

Houston To Blame For Gulf Oil Spill, According To Preacher

Posted: 12 Jun 2010 11:40 AM PDT

A new, undeniably correct theory on the Gulf oil spill has just been announced. There's a spill, it seems, because God hates how Houstonians love abortions.

Arizona's Next Immigration Target: Children of Illegals

Posted: 12 Jun 2010 11:20 AM PDT

New legislation is being planned to go deny birth certificates and automatic U.S. citizenship to the babies of illegal immigrants

Don't be ill at the weekend: 3,000 people a year die

Posted: 12 Jun 2010 11:20 AM PDT

A shocking study has found those admitted as emergency cases at the weekend are significantly more likely to die than those admitted during the week.

Protecting Your Most Personal Of "Personal Computers" (vid)

Posted: 12 Jun 2010 11:10 AM PDT

We've seen about a 50% increase in malware and sypware on smartphones in just the last 6 months alone...

Warren Buffett lunch price: $2.6 million on eBay

Posted: 12 Jun 2010 11:00 AM PDT

The price of lunch with billionaire investor Warren Buffett has topped $2 million again, breaking a previous record for the most expensive charity item ever sold on eBay.

Health Committee: Gay Men Still Banned From Donating Blood

Posted: 12 Jun 2010 10:40 AM PDT

A federal health committee will not change restrictions on blood donations by gay men, but it proposed research that could eventually enable some barred men to give blood. The restriction on gay men, imposed in 1983 in response to the HIV-AIDS crisis, bans any man who has had sex with another man even once since 1977 from giving blood.

10 Daring Global Delicacies

Posted: 12 Jun 2010 10:20 AM PDT

Every culture has its own rituals and customs, especially when it comes to cuisine. While some foods are considered delicacies in their native lands, they're pretty bizarre to outsiders.

BP before the oil spill: Environmentally friendly?

Posted: 12 Jun 2010 10:20 AM PDT

The short answer: Not so much.

BBC Podcasts - Africa Today

Posted: 12 Jun 2010 10:10 AM PDT

BBC Podcast. Africa Today: African news and analysis from the BBC's Focus on Africa and Network Africa programmes; the Africa Today podcast contains the day's top stories from the continent - available to download Monday to Friday from 1630 GMT.

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