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Fast food ads compared with reality

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Dario D. of Alphaila did a very cool comparison of fast-food advertising with photographs of actual burgers and tacos he bought (tip to Jezebel). Obviously, not every burger they sell is this lame, or they wouldn’t sell any. Inspired by buying “probably the ugliest Whopper I’ve ever seen in my life (though exactly the size [...] [Read More]
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Democrats angry at Obama for apparent ‘caving’ on tax issue

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Some Democrats are fuming after President Obama signaled that he will accept extension of the Bush-era tax cuts for everyone, regardless of income. “Sorry folks, there’s nothing ambiguous about this: agreeing to the Republican tax cut plan without putting up a fight would pretty much be the textbook definition of caving,” Jed Lewinson writes in [...] [Read More]
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Opt Out Day: Saying no to naked airport scans

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Many travelers who pass through the nation’s overcrowded airports as the holiday season begins are going to be subjected to a new kind of security procedure. They’ll be asked to walk into a machine that will allow a Transportation Security Administration employee to see what they look like naked. The idea, say TSA officials, is [...] [Read More]
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Marriage annulled after wife thinks about other men

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We’ve heard of emotional affairs, but how about intended affairs? Or, at the very least, thoughts of maybe, possibly intending to have an affair — complete with the specific man in mind? An Italian woman was having oh-so-naughty thoughts about a man who wasn’t her husband, yet her husband was the man she shared her [...] [Read More]
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Courage! A new meaning for ‘overcoming hurdles’

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Watching this video of a girls’ hurdle race gone horribly awry, I can’t decide whether to laugh or cry. Of course, having done not much better than this on the hurdles in junior high doesn’t help matters . . .

What the heck. I think …

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Pillow fight breaks out on Continental flight

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A flight en route to an airport near Seattle took a turn for the silly last week when passengers busted out their tiny in-flight pillows and started a fight. The pillow fight was captured by several cameras, but here’s the footage that’s making the rounds online. According to several reports, the Continental Airlines flight took [...] [Read More]
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Cee-Lo Green: Fox News, the other F-bomb

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Cee-Lo Green, whose runaway hit of the summer, “F*ck You,” appeared on the Colbert Report Tuesday, swapping out “Fox News” for the f-bomb…though in some circles there isn’t much of a difference. Watch it here: The uncensored video (warning: contains adult language): The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Cee Lo Green – [...] [Read More]
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How to fool the opposing team and get famous on YouTube at the same time

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Why didn’t anyone ever think of this before? A Corpus Christi, Texas, middle school quarterback juked the opposing team, and the resulting video has made the rounds on YouTube (obviously) to the tune of more than 3.5 million page views. In the video, the Driscoll Middle School quarterback casually takes the ball from the center, [...] [Read More]
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