Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Digital: Postponed!

WASHINGTON - The Senate on Monday voted unanimously to postpone the upcoming transition from analog to digital television broadcasting by four months to June 12.

Sources: MSNBC, The Associated Press
Full article: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28863961/wid/11915829/?GT1=43001

Monday, January 26, 2009

Fail police fail

(man my city/state just rocks in the news world lately)

CHICAGO - A 14-year-old boy accused of impersonating a police officer and going on patrol has pleaded not guilty.

On Saturday the teen, wearing an officer's uniform, walked into a police station and was assigned to go on patrol. He partnered with another officer for about five hours before the ruse was discovered.

The boy did not have a gun, never issued any tickets and didn't drive the squad car, Deputy Superintendent Daniel Dugan said.

Assistant Superintendent James Jackson said the ruse was discovered only after the boy's patrol with an actual officer ended Saturday. Officers noticed his uniform lacked a star that is part of the regulation uniform.

Sources: MSNBC, The Associated Press
Full article: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28861227/?GT1=43001

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Where were these kinds of girls when I was growing up???

In an unusual legal case arising from the increasingly popular practice known as “sexting,” six Pennsylvania high school students are facing child pornography charges after three teenage girls allegedly took nude or semi-nude photos of themselves and shared them with male classmates via their cell phones.

Full article: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/28679588/?GT1=43001

Source: Today/MSNBC

Monday, January 19, 2009

Marvel Team-up: Spider-Man & Barack Obama

It's a Brand New Day for the United States of America and Spider-Man's along for the ride!

To celebrate the upcoming inauguration of Barack Obama, Marvel is proud to present an all-new story teaming up one of the world's most recognizable political figures with the world's greatest super hero as President-Elect Obama joins Spider-Man in "Spidey Meets the President!"

Written by Zeb Wells with art by Todd Nauck and Frank D'Armata, the story takes place in Washington, D.C. on Inauguration Day and finds one of Spider-Man's oldest foes attempting to thwart the swearing in ceremony of the 44th President of the United States. Fans can read it in its entirety in Marvel Comics' AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #583, available in comic book shops nationwide on January 14th, 2009. Look for the special variant cover by artist Phil Jimenez featuring the President-Elect and Spider-Man!

"When we heard that President-Elect Obama is a collector of Spider-Man comics, we knew that these two historic figures had to meet in our comics' Marvel Universe," says Marvel's Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada. "Historic moments such as this one can be reflected in our comics because the Marvel Universe is set in the real world. A Spider-Man fan moving into the Oval Office is an event that must be commemorated in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man." For fans of Spider-Man and those wanting to own a part of this historic moment in American history, visit your local comic book retailer on January 14, 2009 to purchase the issue.
Source: Marvel.com

Sunday, January 18, 2009

No more burgers-before-bros on Facebook

Whopper lovers and Facebook freeloaders alike are mad as heck … and well, I am too (though for slightly different reasons). Just eight days into the blogosphere-infamous "Whopper Sacrifice" campaign — in which Facebookers were encouraged to dump 10 "friends" for a free-Whopper coupon — the Burger King application unceremoniously ceased to function. Bing bang boom, no free Whoppers for anyone.

It’s not that I actually wanted a Whopper. I was more excited by the social experiment of building a profile, accepting 10 friends (including two hardcore vegans and my boss), and summarily dumping them in such a way that they’d receive an official notice via the "Whopper Sacrifice" Facebook application informing them that their friendship to me was worth roughly 1/10th of a fast food hamburger coupon (each). Because dude, that’s hilarious.

In its brief existence, "Whopper Sacrifice" collected 82,771 people who dumped 233,906 friends, each of which received a memo that only advanced the viral campaign.
Why did this happen? The world may never know. Repeated efforts to contact Facebook resulted in the same statement the company PR Bot e-mailed everyone in the media:

"We encourage creativity from developers and companies using Facebook Platform, but we also must ensure that applications follow users’ expectations of privacy. After extensive discussions with the developer, we have not disabled the application but have made some changes to the application’s behavior to assure that users’ expectations of privacy are maintained."

Full article: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28680705?GT1=43001

Source: MSNBC

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Chris Brown's Embarrassing Performance

During Chris Brown's performance in Dublin, Ireland last week, he encountered an...interesting problem. You be the judge: Does Chris Brown actually have a boner or is it just an oddly shaped fold in his pants?

No Pants Subway Ride 2009

From http://improveverywhere.com/2009/01/1..., 1,200 New Yorkers ride the subway without pants in a snow storm.

Friday, January 16, 2009


In an effort to ensure our plush products exceed federal and international safety standards, we learned the 2008 Plush Uterus has failed a pull test. The ovaries may detach when pulled, becoming a potential small part choking hazard for young children. No one has been harmed.

Please contact recall@iheartguts.com for information on how to return your uterus for a refund or exchange for any other organ. If your plush uterus is NOT accessible to young children, and you wish to keep your beloved uterus, you may opt-out via email.

I Heart Guts apologizes for any inconvenience this recall may cause but the safety of our customers is important to us. Look for a redesigned, kid-safe uterus plush in Spring 2009.

Read the full recall information.

Why the Wii is superior...

... get your tissues ready gentlemen.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Mountain Climber - SethComedy

Sometimes the most inopportune things can happen at the most inopportune times.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Delete 10 Friends, Get a Whopper

Fast-food chain Burger King has created "Whopper Sacrifice," a Facebook app that will give you a coupon for a free hamburger if you delete 10 people from your friends list.

"Now is the time to put your fair-weather Web friendships to the test," the Whopper Sacrifice site explains. "Install Whopper Sacrifice on your Facebook profile, and we'll reward you with a free flame-broiled Whopper when you sacrifice ten of your friends."

The funniest part: The "sacrifices" show up in your activity feed. So it'll say, for example, "Caroline sacrificed Josh Lowensohn for a free Whopper." Unfortunately, you can't delete your whole friends list and eat free (however unhealthily) for a week. The promotion is limited to one coupon per Facebook account.

Source: MSN.com
Full article: http://tech.msn.com/news/articlecnet.aspx?cp-documentid=16724388&gt1=4000

Monday, January 12, 2009

Monkeys Talk About Religion - SethComedy

Only a monkey would question the theory of evolution.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Doctor Who!? BBC Names Unknown As New Time Lord

The producers of BBC's time-travel drama Doctor Who have named their choice for the new actor to bring the intergalactic time traveler to life, and he definitely puts the "Who?" in the title.
Matt Smith, a virtual unknown, has been named as the 11th actor to portray The Doctor, according to the BBC News. Viewers will begin seeing Smith in 2010, when he replaces David Tennant, who announced his intentions to leave the show in October.

At 26, Smith, who has been seen in the BBC political series Party Animals and on stage in The History Boys, is the youngest to every fill the Doctor's shoes. Smith is believed to have beat out heavy competition from bigger names such as John Simm and David Morrissey. His casting also puts to rest rumors that the Doctor would be played by a woman for the first time, with names such as Catherine Zeta Jones and Jennifer Saunders being tossed around.

Executive producer and head writer Steven Moffat said it was Smith's original take on the role that made him the one.

"As soon as Matt walked through the door, and blew us away with a bold and brand new take on the Time Lord, we knew we had our man," he said. "2010 is a long time away, but rest assured the 11th Doctor is coming — and the universe has never been so safe."

Smith said he is "proud and honored" to take on the role that's been famous in England for more than four decades.

"David Tennant has made the role his own, brilliantly, with grace, talent and persistent dedication. I hope to learn from the standards set by him," Smith said. "The challenge for me is to do justice to the show's illustrious past, my predecessors, and most importantly, to those who watch it. I really cannot wait."

Smith will begin shooting this summer. Tennant will film four specials that will air in 2009 before taking his final bow.

Source: TVGuide.com
Full article: http://www.tvguide.com/News/Doctor-Who-Casting-1001240.aspx