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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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Guy Fieri responds to scathing Times review: ‘There was another agenda’ [Video]

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By Paolo Lucchesi, SFGate.com This morning on the Today Show, the shoe that everyone was waiting to drop finally dropped: Guy Fieri responded to New York Times critic Pete Wells’ zero-star bloodbath of a review of his Times Square restaurant, Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar. After all, when a (now viral) review consists of 34 questions, Fieri’s answers were [...] [Read More]
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Amazon.com prepares you for the zombie apocalypse

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Amazon now has a page sporting just about everything you’d need to survive the zombie apocalypse. (Assuming, of course, that something called a “zombie-seeking-missile” either doesn’t exist or isn’t sold on Amazon.) The gallery above shows you some of the items Amazon deems you’ll need if zombies are trying to kill you and eat your […] [Read More]
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‘Call of Duty’ contagion may hit the work place

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Huge crowds are expected to pack GameStops and Best Buys on Tuesday for the release of “Call of Duty: Black Ops II,” one of the largest video-game releases of the year. Bosses beware, as avid gamers may even miss work for it according to USA Today . While some fans are expected to take Tuesday [...] [Read More]
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Anti-virus pioneer John McAfee wanted for murder in Belize?

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John McAfee speaks last week after donating equipment to the Belizean police. (Photo courtesy of 7 Belize News) You are probably used to seeing the name “McAfee” as the ubiquitous anti-virus software searches your computer for viruses, but according to Gizmodo, it’s the police in Belize who are searching for founder John McAfee — to face [...] [Read More]
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Greenpeace’s bedtime stories are not for children

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Greenpeace has released a series of “storybook” ads that would probably give kids nightmares, Buzz 60′s Patrick Jones reports. The ads are meant to alert the public to the dangers of excessive tree-cutting. One of the “stories” tells of a happy bird family that dies in a tree: “Once, Mama Bird and Papa Bird were [...] [Read More]
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Photographer yells at subway riders, snaps their reactions

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Filmmaker and photographer Benz Thanachart has a unique take on the smartphone revolution. When he left New York and traveled home to Thailand over the summer, he noticed everybody there engrossed in their phones. Like many phone users in the U.S., people there were “always obsessed with the little personal space on their hand,” he [...] [Read More]
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