Monthly Archive for October, 2012

: October, 2012

‘Bronco Bamma’ girl expresses what we all feel deep down about the elections

Meet Abby. She’s just your average red-haired, blue-eyed four year old but from now on she may be forever known as the “Bronco Bamma Girl” after her mother posted the following video of her crying because she just can’t stand to listen to anymore election 2012 talk. “I’m tired of Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney,” […]
Categories: General

Viral Sandy photos aren’t actually of hurricane

Images of big news and events move quickly across our digitally connected society. But as we share and re-post images that grab our attention, we sometimes forget to ask the obvious question: Is that really what is says it is? Case in point: These viral images that were initially said to show Hurricane Sandy weren’t […]
Categories: Viral

The threat of high tide

Tide tables suggest that if Hurricane Sandy keeps on its current path and hits Connecticut during high tide, which heavily increases its potential for damage. If the water level is high when the storm
Categories: General

Storm surges a major threat during hurricane

By far the biggest danger presented by Hurricane Sandy: its storm surge. Latest estimates say it could reach a height of 6-11 feet. To offer some perspective, New York City’s seawall is about
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What local weathermen are saying

Hurricane Sandy is due to hit Connecticut Sunday night and while the potential for damage varies from town to town, local weathermen agree that the whole state — especially its coastal town — is going
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Taylor Swift Splits From BF?

The country star and Conor Kennedy have reportedly broken up. From The Daily Dish at SFgate.com Singer Taylor Swift is single again after splitting from her boyfriend Conor Kennedy, according to a
Categories: General

NFL player stars in colorful radio spot supporting marriage equality

Voters outside the state of Minnesota are missing out on quite the radio spot. The group Minnesotans for Equality burst onto the airwaves yesterday with a spot starring Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe. Kluwe, the author of a now-legendary (and colorfully NSFW) defense of gay rights, uses the editorial’s most memorable phrase in its bleeped-out format […]
Categories: Sports

Amityville Horror house on the market

Just in time for Halloween, the home made famous by the Amityville Horror movie is up for sale – and has been for a while. Located in Toms River, NJ, the house was where the cult film was shot.  The real haunted home though is in the neighboring state, according to AOL Real Estate: The […]
Categories: General

Apple unveils the iPad mini — and some surprises

By Caleb Garling Turns out the iPad Mini isn’t quite so mini after all. The new Mini, unveiled today during a media event in San Jose, is a bit larger and more expensive than some of its key
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Rome bans eating in tourist areas

ABOVE: This guy is totally breaking the law (Photo, Bonnie Bloge/Flickr.com) If the guys I play bocce with are any indication, eating and sitting around are two of Italy’s national pastimes — just don’t do it in Rome. A city which prizes it’s culinary culture and a laid-back way of life has banned eating at […]
Categories: General