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Hendrix spent army career playing guitar, masturbating

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Today — Nov. 27 — would have been Jimi Hendrix’s 70th birthday. It’s a good time to remember the musician’s accomplishments, but just as fun to dredge up some of the weirder parts of his life, too. For example the fact that Jimi Hendrix’s one-year military career ended because of his music, but also because [...] [Read More]
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Tuesday trial to determine fate of Warhol’s Fawcett portrait

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A trial starts Tuesday to determine the fate of an Andy Warhol painting of the late actress Farrah Fawcett, who donated her art collection to her alma mater, the University of Texas at Austin, when she died in 2009 at the age of 62. Fawcett’s longtime partner, actor Ryan O’Neal, is being sued by the [...] [Read More]
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Watch ‘Canada’s Chris Christie’ fall on his a – -

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is to Canadian comedians what Chris Christie is to the New York stand-up circuit — he’s a bigger than life character. Hence the popularity of this animated gif showing the embattled mayor falling on his a– during an event preceding the Grey Cup, Canada’s less-good answer to the Super Bowl. The best part is that [...] [Read More]
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Reports: ‘Dallas’ star Larry Hagman dies at 81

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Several media outlets reported on Friday that TV icon Larry Hagman, who made oilman “J.R. Ewing” a household name, has died. The actor passed away at a Dallas hospital at age 81, after suffering complications from cancer, the Dallas Morning News reports. His “Dallas” co-stars Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy were reportedly at Hagman’s side […] [Read More]
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Latest wrinkle for poker players: Botox

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In the never-ending quest to expand the market for cosmetic surgery, here’s a new wrinkle–chemical poker faces. A New York City doctor of aesthetic medicine who likes to gamble has come up with the idea of “Pokertox,” a treatment for players that includes Botox and facial fill-ins. Dr. Jack Berdy tells the Huffington Post: “Some [...] [Read More]
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Farmer claims his diving pigs produce better bacon

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A farmer in China believes that training pigs to dive into a lake will make the bacon they produce taste better, China Daily reports. Huang Demin of Ningxiang county in Hunan province said his pigs dive every day. He claims the activity helps them eat more food and grow stronger, improving the quality of the [...] [Read More]
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Consumer group warns against giving new snack to kids

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A consumer advocacy group dedicated to health and nutrition is taking a stand against Cracker Jack’s new snack, Cracker Jack’D, which will contain the same amount of caffeine as a 12-ounce soda. The nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest calls out Cracker Jack’D, along with Kraft’s caffeinated MIO Energy and Jelly Belly’s caffeinated [...] [Read More]
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The Coolest Man of 2012 — You Choose

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By Mick LaSalle, SFGate.com Who is the coolest man of 2012? Above is a gallery consisting mostly of reader suggestions. Who would you choose as this year’s coolest man? Someone on this list . . . or someone else? I’ll be monitoring your comments throughout the day and adding to the gallery, if necessary. Also […] [Read More]
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Social media bids a tearful farewell to Twinkies

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Meet the ‘Roctuplets’

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The “Roctuplets” new website looks like American Idol, but the kids are much younger and they’re all from the same family. You may recognize them, however, as Octomom Nadya Suleman’s famous octuplets, who are now, apparently, being exploited through a new Christmas single, “I’m Ready for Christmas.” Aren’t we all. The video, which you can [...] [Read More]
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