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Monthly Archive for January, 2012
As opposed to past Super Bowl Media Days, this year’s edition was fairly uneventful. So uneventful that the media ended up talking to this guy, a “Tom Brady look-a-like.” The man, 26-year-old Patriots fan Nick Lower, wore his Halloween costume to Media Day for kicks, but ended up being paid the compliment of being named [...]
Siri, ye cannae kin Scottish at aw. The Los Angeles Times reports that the iPhone 4S has become a top seller in Scotland despite its voice feature’s inability to decipher the accent of Robbie Burns, Sean Connery and Montgomery Scott. “What’s the weather like today?” Darren Lillie said hopefully into his iPhone recently here in [...]
“The Height of Stupidity?” queried the UK MailOnline headline. “This is shocking!” gasped a commenter. “Talk about stupid,” said another. “Fool,” sniffed a third. The subject of their disdain is Menna Pritchard, a Welsh single mother who went rock climbing with her 2-year-old daughter strapped to her back. The little girl, Ffion, was not wearing [...]
With over a quarter billion dollars spent on Super Bowl commercials this year (The economy’s certainly booming in that sector), advertisers will be vying desperately for your attention this Sunday. This year, they’re trying a few new ways of getting it. One new strategy was to make commercials longer in order to make their spot [...]
When a couple’s wedding date came up, the groom’s dad was in the hospital. How to keep the old man connected to the memory? Photoshop him in.
Stephen Colbert’s super PAC might be a big joke, but it’s raising some serious bucks.
By Andrew Harris Bloomberg News Newt Gingrich, fighting for the Republican Party’s nomination to challenge President Barack Obama in the 2012 election, was sued for unauthorized use of “Eye of the Tiger,” the Grammy-winning theme song from “Rocky III.” Rude Music Inc., an Illinois corporation owned by Frank Sullivan, a co-author of the song, sued [...]
Three-fourths of Americans with cell phones use them in the bathroom, “talking, tweeting and typing” even while on the toilet, according to a new tech survey. Two-thirds of users say they’ve answered calls and sent text messages in the bathroom, and men are more likely to do so than women, marketing group 11mark found and [...]
The Chicago Tribune reported that an Indiana man has been forced to stand in front of his local courthouse with a sign reading “I failed to appear for jury duty.” It’s a judge-ordered punishment for violating jury duty requirements. The 22-year-old was selected for a drunk-driving trial back in December, but he skipped out after [...]