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Monthly Archive for February, 2011
For all of us who have ever wanted to kiss and bowl at the same time, the “Kiss Controller” is here.
While you probably can’t precisely equate the overthrow of whole regimes in the Mideast to the budget standoff happening at the Wisconsin State Capitol, the two actions have some things in common, not the least of which is a mass occupation of public space. And when that many people get together, they’re going to need [...]
Detroit may finally be getting its RoboCop statue. After a tweet at Mayor Dave Bing and his subsequent dismissal of the actual need for a statue of RoboCop, a group of fans quickly raised over $50,000 for a representation of the bionic crime-fighter. Apparently, Mayor Bing felt the depiction of Detroit as a lawless, crime-ridden [...]
The Nevada prison holding O.J. Simpson says there is no truth to a National Enquirer article reporting that the former NFL great was savagely beaten in a racially motivated attack. “We’re getting inundated” with calls from news media said Steve Suwe, the public information officer for the Lovelock Correctional Center, told USA Today. The Enquirer [...]
Let’s face it, watching Justin Bieber attempt to pull off a dance number ala Michael Jackson at the Grammys last night was painful. Jackson had at least twice the talent at half the age, and Bieber wasn’t even close to Justin Timberlake’s class. So a lot of people were happy when someone with actual musical [...]
If you’re a numbers person set on having a baby with a 11-11-11 birth date, today is the day to get started. (Or, you know, this weekend. These things aren’t timed too specifically.) I’m not sure if a baby with a binary code for a birth date, or the fact that it is Valentine’s Day [...]
Technology is leading us to the mindset that our smart phones can do anything. “There’s an app for that,” right? Wrong, according to the Vatican. A recently released app that allows Catholics to confess their sins via iPhone is invalid, a Vatican spokesperson said Wednesday. Confession: A Roman Catholic App was created to be “perfect [...]
It’s remarkable enough when a jocular tweet becomes a national sensation. But when that tweet also leads to an effort to raise $50,000, it’s downright phenomenal. It all started when Twitter user @MT proposed that Detroit’s mayor erect a statue of RoboCop in a tweet that read, “Philadelphia has a statue of Rocky & Robocop [...]
Fort Wayne, Ind. A city of history. A land of opportunity. A people proud of their Harry Baals. Fort Wayne’s new government center, in the heart of downtown, needs a new name. So an online poll was set up at the city’s website, FeedbackFortWayne.org, where people could vote on some possibilities. There’s “Chief Little Turtle [...]