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See Norman The Scooter Dog in action as he makes new fans in New Orleans for the Super Bowl

Internet favorite Norman The Scooter Dog surfaced at the Super Bowl and made a whole new legion of fans on Vine, Twitter’s new micro-video app. SFGate caught up with him in a New Orleans park here: Thanks for making Norman The Scooter Dog an editor’s pick, @vineapp! vine.co/v/b1PPwg6JtTA — Jeff Elder (@JeffElder) February 5, 2013 […]

Restaurant owners, airline customers like quiet children

A family in Washington State got a big surprise this week when they received a $4 discount on their restaurant meal for “well-behaved kids,” SFGate.com reports. The mom posted the receipt on Reddit.com under the name LauraInk.  She wrote the following: “We enjoyed a fabulous dinner sans crayons, iPods, and other toys. We appreciate conversing […]
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When Twitter attacks: How trolls use social media to silence

In a recent interview with the Financial Times, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone repeated what’s become a stock line for him: “Twitter should be considered a triumph of humanity not a triumph of technology.” The San Francisco microblogging service has almost certainly, on balance, been a positive force for humankind — a handheld printing press, megaphone, […]
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NFL: Beyonce’s show did not kill the lights

This year’s Super Bowl had a special gift for those know-it-alls you find at every game-watching party. In addition to the armchair quarterbacks, we also had a nice crop of speculation about what caused the Superdome power outage, which delayed the game for half an hour. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has a message for everyone: […]
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Baby holds up her end of the conversation

If you think the Super Bowl Clydesdale ad drained the world’s cuteness resources, think again. Here’s an adorable little girl who has a lot to say. Whatever it is, we’re sure it’s very important.

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Oreo’s biggest ad of the game doesn’t cost a dime

Quick thinking and quick action won the Super Bowl, and the same strategies arguably won the Super Bowl advertising game. Oreo is being hailed as the best advertiser of the night after its lightning-fast response to the Super Dome blackout. Shortly after the lights brought the third quarter to a halt, Oreo tweeted this, with […]
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Shaq lip-syncs to Beyonce at halftime

It was pretty obvious that Beyonce was singing live, but there was still some lip-syncing going on at the Super Bowl.

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Dodge Ram commercial takes cues from YouTube video

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Chrysler’s inspirational video for its new Dodge Ram truck took many of its cues from a little-known YouTube video produced by Farms.com in 2011, according to a Slate story. In both videos, ABC broadcaster Paul Harvey, who died in 2009, delivers his “So God made a farmer” speech from […]
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Ray Lewis’ insane message about the double homicide

To add insult to injury — or double homicide — Ray Lewis’ message to the families of the two men stabbed to death in an altercation with Lewis and his crew 13 years ago was less than apologetic. In an interview with CBS’s Shannon Sharpe aired in Super Bowl XLVII pre-game coverage, the retiring Ravens […]
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Best and worst Super Bowl commercials

As the TV announcers and NFL analysts continue the time-honored tradition of dissecting the Super Bowl game as it happens, we carry on the equally-important tradition of dissecting the latest crop of Super Bowl commercials. Here are the best and worst commercials of the the game. Pregame 2013 Hyundai Genesis “Bringing the ruckus” makes this […]
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