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NFL player penalized for saluting troops

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When Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker planned his Veteran’s Day touchdown celebration, he probably thought he’d come up with a nice, respectful gesture. After all, why wouldn’t the NFL want to honor America’s soldiers? Well, as it turns out, protocol overrode tribute on this particular day. After scoring a 56-yard touchdown, Decker dropped to one [...] [Read More]
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PETA takes on fur-wearing Super Mario

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ABOVE: That’s not paint thrown by a PETA activist. Mario has been stomping koopas and taking names with his brother Luigi since 1983, but he’s gone too far according to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Now he’s wearing fur. Actually, PETA is 24 years late, since Tanooki Mario appeared first in Super Mario [...] [Read More]
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Are the Whalers coming back to Hartford?

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Could a National Hockey League team be back in Hartford in five years? If you ask Howard Baldwin, the president of Whalers Sports and Entertainment and chairman of the Connecticut Whale minor league hockey team, the answer is yes. Baldwin unveiled Tuesday morning a plan to revitalize Hartford, centered around a renovated XL Center in […] [Read More]
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A first look at ‘The Hunger Games’ trailer

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Move over “Twilight.” There’s a new teen-fiction series headed to the big screen. For fans of Suzanne Collins‘ wildly popular, post-apocalyptic “The Hunger Games,” today’s a big day. The trailer for the first film in the trilogy debuted on “Good Morning America” this morning, giving a first live-action look at who is bringing the characters [...] [Read More]
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Bills WR gives touchdown ball to Dallas Cowboy cheerleader

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Someone just earned a whole lot of brownie points in this relationship. In case you didn’t catch it on Sunday, here’s Buffalo Bills receiver David Nelson scoring a fairly run-of-the-mill touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys. The real action happens after the score, however. Nelson takes a long victory lap around the field to find his [...] [Read More]

‘Storage Wars’ cast uncovers real-life Pirates’ Chest

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The cast of A&E’s  ’Storage Wars’ has ensured that more people than ever will soon start attending storage locker auctions, hoping to strike gold. Literally. According to Storage Auction Guru, cast members Dan and Laura Dotson came across the show’s most astonishing–and most lucrative–find while rummaging through a storage locker in Contra Costa County, on [...] [Read More]
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Homosexuality at Baylor: Hate the drug, love the addict

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By Roy Bragg In the movie Stripes, characters Russell Ziskey and John Winger are signing up for the Army. The recruiter asks them if they’re gay. Actors Bill Murray and Harold Ramis ponder the question, then answer. “No,’ Ramis says, “but we are willing to learn.” Now, there’s a place where they can learn — [...] [Read More]
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Wal-Mart will open on Thanksgiving Day

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Walmart is planning to open earlier this year than last, and to date, earlier than anyone else has announced so far: 10 p.m., according to news reports. [Read More]
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Mike Tyson plays Herman Cain in parody ad

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Herman Cain, if not the most viable candidate for president, has certainly made his case for most blog-worthy. The blogosphere has lit up with jokes about Cain, and now Mike Tyson has jumped in to make fun of the Republican candidate. In this skit for Funny or Die, Tyson plays Cain in a mock campaign [...] [Read More]
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“Sexually provocative” Dakota Fanning ad banned

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A Marc Jacobs perfume advertisement featuring teenage actress Dakota Fanning has been banned in the UK, following several complaints that the photograph sexualized children. In the ad for Jacobs’ new fragrance “Oh, Lola!,” Fanning poses in a lace dress, an oversized bottle of perfume placed suggestively between her legs. The UK Advertising Standards Authority released [...] [Read More]
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