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And really bad eggs: Salmonella causes massive recall

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(Getty Images) You might want to take a look at your egg cartons. The Associated Press reports that 380 million eggs have been recalled, some packaged as recently as Aug. 17, from Wright County Egg in Galt, Iowa. The recall has been expanded from the initial 228 million eggs after increased cases of salmonella have [...] [Read More]

Don’t want to play in Facebook Places? Here’s how to opt out [Updated]

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On Wednesday, Facebook launched its new Places feature, which allows you to tell your friends where you are. As is typical of Facebook, you’re automatically opted in, and if you don’t want to play, you have to take steps to opt out. [For a clarification, see Update 2.0 below.] In theory, simply not checking in [...] [Read More]
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Celeb doctor was tweeting about dog before fatal crash

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Don’t tweet and drive, kids. You might end up like Dr. Frank Ryan, a famous Hollywood plastic surgeon who died after driving off a cliff near his Malibu home Monday. Ryan, known for working with celebrities such as Heidi Montag, was tweeting about his border collie, Jill, just seconds before the crash, the doctor’s ex-girlfriend [...] [Read More]
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FCC: Your Net speed averages half what you were sold

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When you signed up for your current Internet service, the provider you chose indicated you’d get speeds “up to” a certain amount – say, 8 Mbps. But good luck actually achieving that. According to a study released by the Federal Communications Commission [PDF], most U.S. broadband users get about half the speed they were promised. [...] [Read More]
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Excess is us: The Krispy Kreme cheeseburger

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Our bellies are shaking. Our thighs are quivering. And our arteries are closing faster than a driver’s license office at 4:59 p.m. on a Friday. Gentle readers, meet the Krispy Kreme cheeseburger. Visitors at the Wisconsin State Fair got to sample this treat, which weighs at 1,000 calories, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. We’re [...] [Read More]
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Man jailed for sending a Facebook friend request

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There is maybe — maybe — one person I never really want to hear from again. OK, we’ll make that two. If either of these people were to reach out, I’d probably blog about it delete their voicemail/e-mail/Facebook friend request and move on. That’s not the case for a Florida woman who filed charges against [...] [Read More]
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Hide yo’ kids, hide yo’ wife, Auto-Tune the News gets a pilot

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ABOVE: The Gregory Brothers’ Auto-Tuned version of the Antoine Dodson interview. Hide yo’ kids, hide yo’ wife, there is no stopping Antoine Dodson. From marching bands to singer/songwriters, the Gregory Brothers, of Auto-Tune the News fame, have inspired thousands to create their own versions of Dodson’s ridiculously popular video that first hit the internet as [...] [Read More]
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Dr. Laura: Still crazy after all these years

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ABOVE: Dr. Laura Schlessinger speaks in L.A. earlier this year. Proving she’s still crazy after all these years, Dr. Laura Schlessinger drops the n-bomb 11 times during a conversation on her radio show with a black female caller whom Schlessinger suggests might be hypersensitive to issues of race. Schlessinger has since issued an apology. Transcript [...] [Read More]
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The Fried Cheese Melt: your ticket to a cardiologist

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This one’s sure to give you the nom nom’s. Or a heart attack. Denny’s diner has come out with a new sandwich that makes for the mother of all grilled cheese sandwiches: the Fried Cheese Melt. Four deep-fried mozzarella sticks, slathered in bubbling American cheese, sandwiched between two pieces of buttered and grilled sourdough bread. [...] [Read More]
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Former Vice President’s son calls Obama “worst president in history”

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The Huffington Post reported Wednesday that former Vice President Dan Quayle’s son Ben Quayle has, in his newest campaign ad, called Barack Obama the “worst president in history.” Apparently, anything Obama does, Quayle can do better. In the ad Quayle, currently running for Congress in Arizona’s 3rd District, says that “his generation will inherit a [...] [Read More]