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Record company hikes Whitney Houston music price briefly

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Within a half-hour of the news of Whitney Houston’s death, Sony Music raised the price of her greatest hits CD by 60 percent, so says the nextweb.com. [Read More]
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NYU student misses mark with summer-job letter

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This applicant’s over-the-top approach may have kept him from getting a summer job on Wall Street, but you have to give him some credit for trying. [Read More]
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Hula hoop-cam: It’s kind of surprising

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Put a video camera on a hula hoop, then spin around and see what happens. [Read More]
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Dad teaches kid a lesson via Facebook

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Kid hates parents. Kid posts on Facebook saying so. Dad finds out. Dad records video. Dad empties magazine of .45 caliber hollow points into her laptop. [Read More]
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Pizza Hut offers $10K proposal package

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The ring, the limo, the flowers … the pizza? Pizza Hut is offering all the above in its Valentine’s Day proposal package. It may seem like a gag promotion, but the pizza chain is serious. Only 10 couples will be lucky enough to pay $10,010 (plus tax, sorry California) for a package that includes a [...] [Read More]
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Who needs air bags when you have 38KKK breasts?

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Texas’ Sheyla Hershey wasn’t wearing a seat belt, but she walked away from the wreck thanks to her 38KKK breasts, the Daily Mail reports. [Read More]
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Mark Zuckerberg inadvertently ‘likes’ Mitt Romney on Facebook

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What do Mitt Romney, Republican presidential candidate, and Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, have in common? Zuckerberg recently “liked” a link to Romney’s website on Facebook when it was posted by Slate write Farhad Manjoo with the text “just try looking at the Romney logo without seeing the word MONEY” next to it. These words [...] [Read More]
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Fans ask Oscars to let the Muppets sing

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Oh, the hu-Muppet-y! For only the third time since 1946, producers of the Academy Awards have decided to nix the in-show performances of the Best Original Song nominees. Deadline Hollywood says it’s to make the broadcast shorter. But the timing is terrible: The Academy essentially nixed the Muppets, as the excellent song “Man or Muppet” [...] [Read More]
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