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Utah Student Pays Tuition in $1 Bills

Luq Mughal, a 21 year old engineering student at the University of Utah, decided he’d had enough with the high cost of college tuition. So earlier this week he sent the powers that be a message by paying every dollar of his tuition bill. Literally. He lugged a metal case full of money into the bursar’s office and paid for …

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Warren Buffett Backs Billion Dollar March Madness Contest

In a move apt to bring a smile to the face of every statistics geek on Earth, Warren Buffett is backing a one billion dollar payout for anyone who can perfectly pick the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Quicken Loans is running the contest, and the payout, in the extremely unlikely event that there is a payout, will be backed by …

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Pranks Venice Gym

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s latest role has come as a shock to many, especially to the members of a Gold’s Gym location in Venice, Ca. The 66-year-young actor, bodybuilder, and politician donned a wig and walrus-style mustache to go undercover as “Howard,” a regional manager for the fitness chain, in order to raise awareness and funds for After-School All-Stars, a nationwide program …

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Super Bowl Tickets Hit Record Prices

There are three ways to get to see this year’s Super Bowl: be a player for the Denver Broncos, be a player for the Seattle Seahawks, or make as much money as one of those players. The “cheap seats” as of this writing are going for over $2,400 on StubHub (that’ll get you into the upper end zone, where you …

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Widener University Shooting “Not a Random Act”

Police in Chester, Pa., are still on the lookout for the person who shot a Widener University student yesterday evening. The victim, as yet unnamed, was sitting in a car in the parking lot of the school’s athletic center around 8:48 p.m. Monday night when the incident occurred. Campus security was alerted by an emergency “blue light” button, though it …

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Snorting Smarties Warning: Can Cause Nasal Maggots

Snorting Smarties. That’s what the kids are up to these days. Last Thursday, parents of students at Portsmouth Middle School in Rhode Island were sent an email warning them about the dangers of snorting crushed up Smarties candy (you know, that chalky-sweet staple of elementary school Halloween parties?). But here’s the bad part: while it won’t get you high, Smartie-snorting …

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Erin Andrews Freaked out by Sherman Rant

In the waning seconds of Sunday’s NFC Championship matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers, it seemed the Niners were poised for a comeback win. Down 23-17, they made up for the sloppy play of their previous few possessions, cruising downfield to set up a potential game winning touchdown. But thanks to the self-proclaimed “best corner in the …

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Trappist Beer Brewed in America for the First Time

Five years ago, St. Joseph’s Abbey in Massachusetts sent two monks on a fact finding mission. They weren’t seeking relics or theological insight. They wanted to know more about beer. For years, St. Joseph’s, a monastery in Spencer, Mass., about an hour west of Boston, has supported its community by producing and selling a line of jams and jellies labelled …

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North Korea Issues Threat over US-South Korea Drills

North Korea is baring its teeth over upcoming U.S.-South Korea joint military exercises. On Wednesday, North Korea insisted that the two nations cancel their annual joint military drills, scheduled to begin in late February and continue into April, claiming that the drills would destroy inter-Korean relations. The two exercises, known as “Foal Eagle” and “Key Resolve,” are routine, but also …

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Norv Turner to Interview with Minnesota Vikings

After only one season with the Cleveland Browns, veteran NFL offensive guru Norv Turner may be off to Minnesota. According to a league source, the Minnesota Vikings, fresh from hiring Mike Zimmer as head coach on Wednesday, have obtained permission to interview Turner for their open offensive coordinator post. Turner is still under contract with the Browns, where he served …

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Tom Guiry, Star of “The Sandlot,” Headbutts Cop

You’re killing me, Tom Guiry. By which, I mean “you’re killing me, Smalls.” For anyone not around for the 1993 baseball classic “The Sandlot,” that intro might ring hollow. But for those of us who associate any feeling of guilt or dread with the loss of a Babe Ruth-autographed baseball, it will be worth knowing that Tom Guiry, a.k.a. Scotty …

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Robbie Knievel Likes Drunk-Driving RVs

Robbie Knievel, the daredevil son of daredevil legend Evel Knievel, was arrested last Tuesday for a death-defying act of mind-blowing stupidity: He drove an RV through Sturgis, South Dakota, with .228 blood-alcohol content. He was busted after driving his RV into two other RVs, then driving away. When police caught him, he was sitting behind the wheel, texting. The content …

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