The Wire: The Musical on Funny or Die

There isn’t much I can say about Funny or Die‘s musical theater rendition of HBO’s The Wire except that you need to watch it. Again and again. And again.
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After gory incidents, online ‘zombie’ talk grows

TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press, VICKI SMITH, Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — First came Bridgeport, with Tyree Smith, who allegedly hacked another man to death with an ax and ate part of his brain.
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Old-people smell desired over young B.O.

A study published Wednesday by the journal, PLoS ONE, found that people favored the “old-people smell,” which can resemble a very ripe prune, over the body odor of young or middle-aged adults.

Researchers took 41 volunteers of all ages and told them to wear T-shirts with “nursing pads” sewn into the armpits. They were told to sleep in the shirts for five nights, and during the day, keep them in freezer bags so that bacteria could not grow.

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‘Teacher of the Year’ accused of sexting student

A Texas middle school band director accused of texting sexually explicit messages to a 15-year-old student was named teacher of the year at his school a few days earlier, according to NBCDFW.com. Police in Grapevine, TX, told the Associated Press that John McDaniel, a 32-year-old educator at Colleyville Middle School in the Dallas area, was arrested Thursday, […]
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Faces of the Spelling Bee

At last night’s Scripps National Spelling Bee, 14-year-old Snigdha Nandipati of San Diego took home the trophy after spelling winning word “guetapens.” The Bee was a hard-fought battle, with a range
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Hurricane names for 2012

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TMZ founder dies at 58

TMZ is known for its quick reporting on celebrity deaths and posted yesterday about the loss of one of their own, the site’s founder Jim Paratore. Paratore, who also created TMZ’s TV show and talk shows “Ellen” and “Rosie,” died at age 58 of a heart attack, the site said. He was on a bike […]
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Injured Plano fashion blogger’s book released

A Texas fashion blogger and model who was injured in a runway accident after a flight to look at Christmas lights last December, has a new book at the same time her parents are featured in a Christian video project, “I Am Second.”
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