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Thursday, August 5, 2010



Why Cheerleading Isn't a Sport, But Croquet Is

Posted: 05 Aug 2010 05:00 PM PDT

"Cheerleaders are like dancers who have gone retarded"

Could AMC's 'Rubicon' Give 'Mad Men' a Run for Its Money?

Posted: 05 Aug 2010 04:50 PM PDT

What do you think?

US decision to attend Hiroshima memorial hailed

Posted: 05 Aug 2010 04:40 PM PDT

The site of the world's first atomic attack swarmed with tens of thousands of people Thursday as Hiroshima prepared for a memorial that will for the first time have representatives from the United States and other major nuclear powers.

Why So Grumpy, Chicken Hat Man? (Pictures)

Posted: 05 Aug 2010 04:30 PM PDT

During our reportage of the Great British Beer Festival we came across many different characters, but there was one man so superior that we couldn't stop thinking about him. Who is this grumpy man in a chicken hat? And why is he so unhappy while surrounded by all that beer?

Is President Obama Good for Business?

Posted: 05 Aug 2010 04:20 PM PDT

Presidents generate big buzz and an influx of customers when they visit restaurants and other establishments. But does it last? Business owners across the nation reflect on what happens when the commander-in-chief walks through the front door.

Blizzard Deleting Inappropriate StarCraft II Maps

Posted: 05 Aug 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Community-made maps for Blizzard's RTS are being actively policed for offensive content.

Low Flow Spells Less Shower Fun in Nation's Greenest Prison

Posted: 05 Aug 2010 03:50 PM PDT

The newly opened Coyote Ridge Corrections Center, in Connell, WA, is the greenest prison in the United States. The facility reduces water consumption by a whopping 5.5 million gallons through low flow fixtures and using gravel outdoors instead of grass.

Wanna Stop Global Warming? Eat Bugs.

Posted: 05 Aug 2010 03:40 PM PDT

Atkins? South Beach? Jenny Craig? Try "The Firefly Fast," "The Caterpillar Cleanse," or "The Stinkbug Slimdown." An insect diet could be the solution to cooling our planet's ever-warming climate.

Food stamp use hit record 40.8m in May

Posted: 05 Aug 2010 03:20 PM PDT

The number of Americans receiving food stamps rose to a record 40.8 million in May as the jobless rate hovered near a 27-year high, the govt reported yesterday.Recipients of SNAP subsidies for food purchases jumped 19% from a year earlier and increased 0.9% from April, the US Dept of Agriculture said in a statement on its website.

Senate confirms Elena Kagan as 112th justice,

Posted: 05 Aug 2010 03:10 PM PDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed Elena Kagan as the 112th justice and fourth woman to serve on the Supreme Court.

Is Lebanon on the Brink of Violence?

Posted: 05 Aug 2010 02:50 PM PDT

Clashes with Israel's Army and internal tensions over the investigation into the Hariri assassination have left the country on edge.

Why should murderers of spouses have parental rights?

Posted: 05 Aug 2010 02:40 PM PDT

A bill introduced earlier this year by PA state Sen. Lisa Boscola would terminate parental rights if the perpetrator is convicted of homicide or committing other felonies against the other parent.

Oktoberfest Comes Early! 45 Smoking Hot Lederhosen Babes

Posted: 05 Aug 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Sure it's only August, but Oktoberfest is coming a little early this year and I'm sure you won't complain. Slightly NSFW...

Call Your Facebook Friends for Free From Your Android or iOS

Posted: 05 Aug 2010 02:40 PM PDT

VoIP giant Vonage has just introduced a new iPhone, iPod touch and Android app that allows users to call their Facebook friends for free. Vonage Mobile for Facebook [iTunes link] is similar to VOiP apps like Skype or Fring, but with a twist: It's all about Facebook.

10 things you might not know about the U.S. Supreme Court

Posted: 05 Aug 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Nicknames for justices have included "Old Bacon Face" (Samuel P. Chase, who had a reddish complexion), "Scalito" (Samuel Alito, characterized as a mini-me of Antonin Scalia), "The Lone Ranger" (William Rehnquist, for his contrarian positions) and "Hugo-to-Hell" (Hugo Black, a strict sentencing judge).

Gaming's Most Obsessive Moments

Posted: 05 Aug 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Most of us are guilty of this..

40 Amazing Pictures of New York City

Posted: 05 Aug 2010 02:20 PM PDT

New York City, one of the most beautiful places on Earth is the center of much activity. From arts to business and science, a lot goes on in NYC. Check out this amazing set of photos showing NYC from different perspectives.

10 Hilarious Cover Letter Blunders

Posted: 05 Aug 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Trying to get your foot in the door? Here's what NOT to say in your opening salvo.

Cubicle Warfare – Tighten, Toss, Run! (PIC)

Posted: 05 Aug 2010 02:13 PM PDT

Bonus points if you do this to one of those people who are always eating incredibly horrible smelling food in their cubicle.

"Oh, my God! They killed Kenny"- South Park

Posted: 05 Aug 2010 02:00 PM PDT

For the last 14 years, "South Park" has been taking jabs and the occasional one-two sucker punch at overblown social issues, celebrity scandals, and hot button political issues.

PG13 Family Circus

Posted: 05 Aug 2010 01:40 PM PDT

Everyone has a charity or a cause that they believe in. Mine is Family Circus, by Bill Keane. Family Circus been around for over 50 years, and hasn't even been funny yet on accident.

From the NYPD to JetBlue

Posted: 05 Aug 2010 01:40 PM PDT

Some airlines try to hire flight attendants who are young and attractive. JetBlue Airways has a type, too: cops and fire fighters. Since its launch 10 years ago, the New York-based airline has hired several hundred New York police officers and fire fighters, most of them retirees, for its flight attendant ranks.

Man Steals $120,000 Meant For 7-Year-Old's Make-A-Wish

Posted: 05 Aug 2010 01:40 PM PDT

Because of this guy, the poor girl passed away without getting the enjoy her dying wish.

Ovulating Women Unconsciously Buy Sexier Clothing

Posted: 05 Aug 2010 01:20 PM PDT

Ovulating women unconsciously buy sexier clothes, says new research. The study finds that ovulating women unconsciously dress to impress -- doing so not to impress men, but to outdo rival women during the handful of days each month when they are ovulating. "The desire for women at peak fertility to unconsciously choose products that enhance...

On Facebook, wife learns of husband's 2nd wedding

Posted: 05 Aug 2010 01:08 PM PDT

(AP) -- Dread of the unknown hung in the air as Lynn France typed two words into the search box on Facebook: the name of the woman with whom she believed her husband was having an affair.

Inside Xbox 360 Kinect and Why It's the Future of Microsoft

Posted: 05 Aug 2010 12:44 PM PDT

Kinect is more than an Xbox 360 peripheral, it's the future of Microsoft, or at least a very possible one. It's the beginning of Microsoft's plans for natural user interfaces, the step beyond the thing you're staring at right now.

Worst prediction ever…(Pic)

Posted: 05 Aug 2010 12:40 PM PDT

I wish this is how it would have ended, sadly it did not come true!

Why We Play Metroid

Posted: 05 Aug 2010 12:30 PM PDT

Once upon a time, way back in the mists of gaming history, the gentle narration of Nintendo localizer Dan Owsen reassured us that the last metroid was in captivity, and the galaxy was at peace. Now we know better. The war between the bounty hunter Samus and the life-sucking jellyfish bred by the malicious space pirates who orphaned her still rages.

Would You Eat An Old Spiced Cake? (pic)

Posted: 05 Aug 2010 12:30 PM PDT


Brett Favre Gets Advice From LeBron [Photo Story]

Posted: 05 Aug 2010 12:30 PM PDT

From one gigantic ego to another, advice on how to make a big decision.

BlackBerry Torch review -- Engadget

Posted: 05 Aug 2010 12:02 PM PDT

When we began our review of the BlackBerry Torch (aka the Bold 9800), our hearts were all aflutter... But can it pick up where hugely successful models like the Curve and Bold have left off?

Google denies deal to end net neutrality

Posted: 05 Aug 2010 11:40 AM PDT

Search giant denies deal with US telco Verizon allowing the telecoms company to prioritise the order and speed in which it delivers content to users

The 50 Greatest Vocoder Songs [Audio]

Posted: 05 Aug 2010 11:40 AM PDT

The vocoder was invented to improve telecommunications in the 1930s and re-purposed by the military to mask speech among officials during World War II. By the 1980s, artists began using it as a musical instrument. The sound caught on and has remained one of the most influential movements in music to this day. Here are the greatest songs to use it.

1 Child Killed and 50 Hurt In Mo. School Bus Crash (w/pics)

Posted: 05 Aug 2010 11:30 AM PDT

One person has been killed in a major accident on eastbound I-44 in Missouri, reports CBS station affiliate KMOV-TV. Authorities say that the victim is a child.

Amazon Launches UK Kindle Store

Posted: 05 Aug 2010 11:20 AM PDT

Amazon launches online bookstore with more than 400,000 titles availabel for download.

Five Disturbing Truths about Mario Games

Posted: 05 Aug 2010 11:20 AM PDT

The truth is, a lot of stones go unturned in the Mushroom Kingdom, and if you have the gall to ask a few questions, you'll find out that it's actually one screwed up place.

Shaq To Jim Rome: Let's Rumble

Posted: 05 Aug 2010 11:10 AM PDT

Last night, the former Cavalier challenged ESPN host Jim Rome to a boxing match via twitter. Rome said on his show "Jim Rome Is Burning," that Boston would be making a bad decision by signing O'Neal. O'Neal didn't appreciate that. On Twitter, the 38-year-old said he is happy with his career and legacy, then stated that Rome has no legacy.

Gamers beat algorithms at finding protein structures

Posted: 05 Aug 2010 11:08 AM PDT

Researchers have turned the biochemical challenge of figuring out protein folding structures into a computer game. The best players can beat a computerized algorithm by rapidly recognizing problems that the computer can't fix.

Disney parks raising ticket prices

Posted: 05 Aug 2010 11:00 AM PDT

It's going to cost vacationers more to visit with Mickey Mouse starting Thursday, when Disney parks in California and Florida will raise ticket prices.

A Brief History of the Bikini

Posted: 05 Aug 2010 10:50 AM PDT

When the bikini was unveiled in 1946, it was by no means the first time that women had worn so revealing a garment in public. In the fourth century, for example, Roman gymnasts wore bandeau tops, bikini bottoms, and even anklets that would look perfectly at home on the beaches of Southern California today.

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