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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]

Ack! No more ‘Cathy’ comics?

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It’s last call for “Cathy,” the long-running comic strip known for its frazzled, chocolate-eating title character.
Who will complain about swimsuit season now?
Creator Cathy Guisewite told the Chicago Tribune she’s retiring from the comic strip to spend more time with her family.
“I suddenly found myself up against this wall: That if I don’t quit now, then [...] [Read More]
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Soldiers coming home: Have yourself a good cry, on us

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This video was uploaded to YouTube.com back in May, but recently it’s been making the rounds across Facebook. The 10-minute video is a compilation of soldiers returning home and surprising their children, spouses and loved ones.  It’s a burst of pure joy and likely will have you in tears. You may recognize  the music  from [...] [Read More]
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