Looks like a real-life Madden glitch!
Good thing the PlayStation 3 dropped in price. The US Department of Defense ordered 2,200 more of the consoles to crank up their PS3 supercomputer, currently consisting of 336 of the devices in a Linux cluster. According to the official Justification Review Document (cache link) required for the purchase of the PS3s, the game platform, with its [...]
PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh City Council has tentatively approved paying $50,000 to settle a free speech lawsuit filed by a man cited for giving a city police officer the middle finger. Thirty-five-year-old David Hackbart, of Butler, made the gesture at a driver in April 2006, then did it again when someone yelled at him -- realizing only later the [...]
It was simply a case of the right bulbs going out at the wrong time. But passers-by couldn't be blamed for thinking a smirking prankster, or something much darker, was responsible when they looked up at the neon sign for Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, N.Y., which then displayed the ominous phrase "I'm hurt." When The New York Times showed [...]
A new conservative children's book titled Help! Mom! The Radicals Are Ruining My Country! prominently features Nancy Pelosi as an evil villain. Author Katharine DeBrecht, whom you may have seen on Fox News, explains: When Nancy Pelosi was elected Speaker of the House all we heard was how wonderful it was that a mother and grandmother rose through [...]
For survivors-to-be whose healing arsenal includes attitude. I dedicate this post, on this particular day, to Gloria Rosa Linda, who is going to beat the living shit out of breast cancer. Sewing kits range from $12 to $20, depending on what materials you'd like to include. The folks behind this made bracelets, too, but not for sale. "Just to [...]
A copyeditor at the Toronto Star greeted the news that union copyeditor jobs were being eliminated in favor of freelancers by heavily editing the publisher's memo announcing same, pointing out all the ways in which the publisher could benefit from editorial aid. This is very funny stuff, but having looked at the markup, I have to say that I [...]
Vermonters have long stood behind their right to bear arms, boasting some of the highest rates of gun ownership and the least restrictive gun laws in the country. Currently the only state that allows its citizens to carry a concealed weapon without a permit, it may soon be the first to require a permit for the unarmed in its ranks. In what could [...]
A followup from yesterday's post... A 29-year-old British woman may face charges for driving into a puddle and splashing kids waiting for a bus. She says the kids asked her to splash them. Callard has claimed the children asked to be splashed and would not have done it otherwise.She told the Daily Mail: "The fun factor is mostly gone from life [...]
There are people accusing him of driving in the oncoming traffic lane in the comments, hilarious!
SAN FRANCISCO--No one is immune from cyberthreats, not even the head of the FBI. FBI Director Robert Mueller was banned by his wife from doing online banking after he nearly fell for a phishing scam, he said on Wednesday during a talk at the Commonwealth Club of California. He received an e-mail purporting to be from his bank that looked [...]
The Bank of America in Tampa, Florida has a no-exceptions policy requiring a thumbprint when cashing a check. And they do mean no exceptions: the bank refused to cash a check for a man with no arms because he couldn't provide a fingerprint. "They looked at my prosthetic hands and the teller said, 'Well, obviously you can't give us a thumbprint'," [...]
The Subway Yearbook project is the latest bit of fun from the joy-sharing pranksters at Improv Everywhere... We installed a photography studio on a random subway car. We claimed that the MTA had hired us to take photos of every single person who rides the subway and that we'd be producing a yearbook at the end of the year. Most people were happy [...]