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Date a Boy Who Travels

Date a Boy Who Travels

Date a boy who treasures experience over toys, a hand-woven bracelet over a Rolex. Date the boy who scoffs when he hears the words, “vacation”, “all-inclusive”, or “resort”. Date a boy who travels because he’s not blinded by a single goal but enlivened by many. You might find him in an airport or at a book store browsing the [...]

Watch the motorcycle marriage proposal that shut down a Los Angeles freeway

Cyclists in Los Angeles effectively closed the 10 freeway in West Covina for about ten minutes on Sunday, as one of them proposed to his girlfriend in a cloud of pink smoke. Apparently, she loved it. The California Highway Patrol did not. The biker club members face possible citations including impeding or blocking traffic. LA Times has more. [...]

Sesame Street: Share It Maybe

“Why We Should All Root for the Miami Heat”

“Why We Should All Root for the Miami Heat”

While Bennett said all the right things about keeping the Sonics in Seattle, a team executive dinner on September 9, 2006, tells you all you need to know about the man and his motives. On that fine evening, the Sonics management, all held over from the previous ownership regime, all Pacific Northwesters, gathered in Oklahoma to meet the new boss. [...]

I don’t take no orders from no woman!

A man accused of dumping tree parts on a Detroit street tells a reporter "I don't listen to women." The man - Ihor Stetkewycz of Warren, Michigan - also claims to be from Mars. (more…)

Meet a “real-life Barbie”

Meet a “real-life Barbie”

A 21-year-old girl, who has become an internet sensation in her home country of Russia, claims on her blog to be the most famed woman on the Russian-language internet. Valeria Lukyanova's doll-like features, long blonde hair and 'perfect' body make her look like a real life Barbie. In fact, with her tiny waist and large breasts, she bears [...]

Pittsburgh’s Twin City: Kaunas, Lithuania

Pittsburgh’s Twin City: Kaunas, Lithuania

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“Tron: Uprising” new trailer

Can Tron do for Disney XD what Star Wars did for Cartoon Network? Here’s the new trailer for Tron: Uprising, the new animated series debuting on Disney XD in June. Like Cartoon Net’s acclaimed The Clone Wars, this is a sophisticated-looking animated series that’s set at a moment in time that takes place between two feature films (in this [...]

Gary Wilson – The Great Porn Experiment

Have our brains evolved to handle the hyperstimulation of today's Internet enticements? In a response to Philip Zimbardo's "The demise of guys?" TEDTalk, Gary Wilson discusses the disturbing symptoms showing up in some heavy Internet users, the surprising reversal of those symptoms, and the science behind these 21st century phenomena.

“Dumb And Dumber 2″ confirmed by Peter Farrelly

“Dumb And Dumber 2″ confirmed by Peter Farrelly

Dumb And Dumber 2 has been confirmed to shoot in September. Co-director Peter Farrelly has revealed plans for a follow-up to the hit 1994 comedy about the cross-country adventures of two intellectually-challenged friends. But he insisted that the new film will be the first true sequel. He told ComingSoon.net: "We're getting set to shoot Dumb [...]

Draw Something bought by Zynga

Draw Something bought by Zynga

The party was in celebration of Zynga’s purchase of Omgpop, a New York-based game maker founded by Mr. Forman, and it was extravagant to an extent that Omgpop’s employees could only have dreamed of until recently. Omgpop had been limping along until Draw Something, a smartphone game it introduced just seven weeks ago, became a breakout hit. [...]

Galaxy S III full specs: 1.5GHz quad-core, 1080p display, ceramic case

Galaxy S III full specs: 1.5GHz quad-core, 1080p display, ceramic case

We reported some exclusive details surrounding Samsung’s upcoming flagship Galaxy S III smartphone this past weekend, and now we have received some more information that helps us paint a more complete picture. And as that picture becomes more clear, this sure looks like the baddest Android smartphone the world hasn’t yet seen. We reported that [...]

Tron: Uprising: An early look at Disney’s return to the Grid

The Grid, a world of shimmering, digital wonder, was introduced to moviegoers in 1982 film “Tron” and then taken to a new visual level in “Tron: Legacy” in 2010. Now the Grid is going to television and expanding with a wider mythology and new characters — and more of the sleek, glowing vehicles that fans love. “Tron: Uprising,” [...]

Sexy Jenni in a 1250whp Underground Racing Lamborghini

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John Wayne Gacy had a helper?

John Wayne Gacy had a helper?

“There is significant evidence out there that suggests that not only did John Wayne Gacy not operate alone, he may not have been involved in some of the murders, and the fact that he was largely a copycat killer.” (more…)

David Choe Just Made 200 Million USD for Painting the Facebook Office

David Choe Just Made 200 Million USD for Painting the Facebook Office

In 2005 artist David Choe was asked by Facebook to paint their headquarters at the time. With the filing for IPO by Facebook, it turns out that painting the offices of the then Internet start-up, will make him one of the richest living artists one day. This week Facebook announced that they will be going public in the near future. Along with [...]

Friction – Led Astray (Official Video)

Richard Stallman Weighs In On The Check Engine Light

Richard Stallman Weighs In On The Check Engine Light

My fight against the check engine light still goes on, though, like an uncle with an extensive collection of pornography, I'm sure many of you were hoping I'd just keep it to myself. Well, like your pervy uncle, I won't. I can't. And, I'm not alone. Among the many emails I received, most suggesting I speak with my clergyperson, I received an [...]

The hidden beauty of the bottom of toy cars

The hidden beauty of the bottom of toy cars

Jason Torchinsky's interest in the bottoms of toy cars borders on the Nicholson Bakeresque... The bottoms of toy cars are fascinating because it's a revealing insight into the mind of the toy designer. Generally, you don't really have to do anything at all, but most toy cars have at least some attempt made to have some measure of detail or [...]

Drive-thru funeral parlor: “It’s a convenience thing”

Drive-thru funeral parlor: “It’s a convenience thing”

Here lies the late Robert Sanders, 58, at the Robert L. Adams drive-through funeral parlor in the Los Angeles area city of Compton. The funeral parlor has been in business since 1974, and is believed to be the only drive-through funeral home in southern California, according to office manager Denise Knowles-Bragg. She says the parlor offers a [...]

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