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Sir Mix-a-Lot mixes it up with Seattle Symphony

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Everyone who says Seattleites are standoffish should watch this. That’s right, it’s the Emerald City’s own living legend Sir Mix-a-Lot performing his seminal hit “Baby Got Back” with the Seattle Symphony and a crew of more than 30 dancing ladies who volunteered from the audience. Word came back in April that Mix would perform with […] [Read More]
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Video: Man flying ‘drone’ attacked on Connecticut beach

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A video posted to YouTube on Friday shows a woman attacking a man flying a remote control quadcopter at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, Connecticut. In the video, which is quickly going viral thanks to a Reddit post, the woman accuses the man of taking pictures of women in bikinis with the drone-like device. She […] [Read More]
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Seattle shooting hero gets big wedding thanks

Seattle shooting hero gets big wedding thanks

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Prepare for a lot of toasters and towels, Jon Meis. After Meis tackled a gunman during Thursday’s deadly shooting at Seattle Pacific University, people around the country began to call him a hero. They praised his bravery, in which he pepper-sprayed the suspect after three people were shot. They called out his selflessness. They described […] [Read More]
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A tribute to Tetris: The greatest time suck of my generation

A tribute to Tetris: The greatest time suck of my generation

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Tetris turns 30 years old on Friday. Thirty years! Where did the time go? It seems like just yesterday I was playing on my Nintendo Game Boy in college, procrastinating before I got a D-minus on my Media Law test. And there was the time I played Tetris instead of watering the lawn, and it […] [Read More]
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Topless travel photos are the latest social media trend

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With Memorial Day weekend behind us and summer on the horizon, social media feeds are a blur of vacation selfies and wanderlust inducing tourist snaps. And now there’s a new trend in travel photos popping off up on Facebook and Instagram: topless pics. The Topless Tour is asking travelers to share photos of their bare […] [Read More]
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Fox affiliate lets everyone know Maya Angelou won’t be coming into Houston

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Oops. Whoever was in charge of lower-thirds at Houston’s KRIV-TV made an error and has promptly earned the ire of the Internet. Wednesday morning, the world learned acclaimed writer and poet Maya Angelou had passed away at the age of 86. The Houston Fox affiliate reported the news on their morning show, but someone made […] [Read More]
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A photo from The Walking Dead Escape event in Houston via Eric Kayne for The Houston Chronicle

The Walking Dead comes to Connecticut

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Fans of the hit TV show and top selling comic book, The Walking Dead, can experience what it feels like to live, and hopefully survive, in a post-apocalyptic zombie land when The Walking Dead Escape comes to Connecticut next Saturday, June 7. The live-action obstacle course, will be held next Saturday at the XL Center in Hartford. […] [Read More]
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10 inspiring quotes from Maya Angelou

10 inspiring quotes from Maya Angelou

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Her story awed millions. The young single mother who worked at strip clubs to earn a living later danced and sang on stages around the world. A black woman born poor wrote and recited the most popular presidential inaugural poem in history. A childhood victim of rape, shamed into silence, eventually told her story through […] [Read More]
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