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Barry Becher, Television Marketing Guru, Dead at 71 Barry Becher, Television Marketing Guru, Dead at 71
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Barry Becher is a name you may not immediately recognize, but there’s a very strong possibility you’re extremely familiar with his television commercials. Becher, along with partner Ed Valenti, are credited as creating modern-day infomercial marketing with their Ginsu knife …

Supreme Court Ruling Upholds Obamacare Supreme Court Ruling Upholds Obamacare

Supreme Court has ruled in favor of keeping President Barack Obama’s much-maligned health care legislation, which has been dubbed “Obamacare” by folks on both sides of the fence. The decision to keep the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was …

$9000 Water Bill: Woman Goes Head-to-Head with Water Company $9000 Water Bill: Woman Goes Head-to-Head with Water Company
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A $9000 water bill would more than likely force me to consider alternate means of indoor plumbing. That’s probably something Atlanta, Georgia resident Blayne Beacham should look into after clashing with her water company over an insanely bloated bill that …

Pat Cummings, Former NBA Star, Dead at 55 Pat Cummings, Former NBA Star, Dead at 55
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Pat Cummings, the forward/center who would lace-up with the Dallas Mavericks, the New York Knicks, and the Miami Heat, was found dead at a Greenwich Village apartment in New York on Tuesday afternoon. He was 55. The cause of death …

Obesity Drug Approved: Belviq Approved for Mass Consumption Obesity Drug Approved: Belviq Approved for Mass Consumption
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Obesity drug approved: Belviq, the first weight-loss drug to be approved by the FDA is over 13 years, will soon find its way into the bloodstream of America’s obese and overweight. According to the Associated Press, the pill, which was …

Games of Thrones Season Three to Begin Production This July Games of Thrones Season Three to Begin Production This July

Games of Thrones’ fans who are still weeping endlessly about the end of season two can keep themselves occupied with the knowledge that the third round of HBO’s epic fantasy will begin production this July. Of course, you probably won’t …

Science Girl Ad: If You Want to Be Smart, You’d Better Work It Science Girl Ad: If You Want to Be Smart, You’d Better Work It
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Here’s a tip, science girl ad masterminds: If you want to attract more women to the field, the last thing you probably want to do is play into gender-based stereotypes. Unless you’re hopelessly single and/or a total misogynist, chances are …

Singing Soldier Cut from America’s Got Talent Singing Soldier Cut from America’s Got Talent
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Singing Soldier Timothy Michael Poe was cut from the recent episode of “America’s Got Talent”, NBC’s popular talent competition. Poe was effectively given the boot after performing a cover of country singer George Strait’s “The Chair”, which obviously didn’t settle …

Celtic Coins Found by Amateur UK Treasure Hunters Celtic Coins Found by Amateur UK Treasure Hunters
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The Celtic coins found by a group of amateur treasure hunters in the United Kingdom are thought to be worth close to $15.6 million, or, if you prefer, £10 million. The discovery was made on the Channel Island of Jersey, …

Swedish Atlas Recovered at New York City Gallery Swedish Atlas Recovered at New York City Gallery

A Swedish atlas was recovered from a New York City gallery years after it was stolen from the Royal Library of Sweden by one of its chief librarians. According to ABC News, the 415-year-old Wytfliet Atlas was nicked from the …

Hilary Swank Sets Out to Save Stray Romanian Dogs Hilary Swank Sets Out to Save Stray Romanian Dogs
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Hilary Swank loves animals, and she’s not above taking a trip across the pond to spread her love of those creatures who cannot speak for themselves. Recently, the “Million Dollar Baby” actress embarked on a mission to Bucharest, Romania in …

Hoda Kotb Rumored to Replace Ann Curry on Today Hoda Kotb Rumored to Replace Ann Curry on Today
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Hoda Kotb is apparently one of the frontrunners for the soon-to-be-available hosting gig over at the TODAY show, according to the Daily Mail. Kotb, who is known for consuming copious amount of wine during her fourth-hour segment with Kathie Lee …

John Koko, Bass Player and Vocalist for Makaha Sons, Dead at 51 John Koko, Bass Player and Vocalist for Makaha Sons, Dead at 51
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John Koko, vocalist and bass player for the influential Hawaiian group Makaha Sons, died as a result of heart problems on Monday. John was 51. According to the Associated Press, Koko was looking into a heart transplant around the time …

Will Code 4 Latte: Homeless Woman Looks for IT Work Will Code 4 Latte: Homeless Woman Looks for IT Work
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A “Will Code 4 Latte” sign is sure to draw some attention, both good and bad. Which, of course, is to be expected, particularly when someone who claims to be homeless is holding a makeshift shift cardboard sign with an …

Impaled at WTC: Construction Worker Falls Onto Metal Rod Impaled at WTC: Construction Worker Falls Onto Metal Rod
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Impaled at WTC: Going forward, whenever people ask me why I’m extremely terrified of heights, I’ll simply show them this article. A 37 year-old construction worker at the site fell about six feet before landing on a two-inch thick piece …

Slyvester Stallone Wins The Expendables Lawsuit Slyvester Stallone Wins The Expendables Lawsuit

Sylvester Stallone isn’t messing around when it comes to his new cash cow “The Expendables”. With the sequel scheduled to make some serious cash at the box office late this summer, Stallone and company are looking to line their pockets …

Nora Ephron, Filmmaker and Journalist, Dead at 71 Nora Ephron, Filmmaker and Journalist, Dead at 71

Nora Ephron, who is probably best known to movie-goers as the writer/director responsible for such motion pictures as “Sleepless in Seattle”, “Michael”, and “You’ve Got Mail”, passed away on Tuesday from pneumonia brought on by acute myeloid leukemia. She was …

Uggie Retires: Canine from The Artist Gets His Own Star Uggie Retires: Canine from The Artist Gets His Own Star

Uggie retires: The adorable dog from “The Artist”, a film which everybody and their nearsighted grandmother fell in love with last year, has decided that he’s done with filmmaking. After appearing in a handful of motion pictures, including “Wassup Rockers”, …

Willow Smith Tongue Ring: Twitter Shakes Its Head Willow Smith Tongue Ring: Twitter Shakes Its Head
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Willow Smith and her tongue ring has certainly caused a stir as of late. The 11 year-old, whose parts are Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, instantly sent several outraged parents to various social media outlets when she posted a …

Human-Powered Helicopter Breaks Aviation Record Human-Powered Helicopter Breaks Aviation Record
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The human-powered helicopter developed by some extremely intelligent individuals at the University of Maryland’s Clark School of Engineering has broken the record for the longest flight time by — what else — a human-powered helicopter. The device, which has been …

Prepare Your Boomsticks for This Animated Evil Dead Tribute Prepare Your Boomsticks for This Animated Evil Dead Tribute

There are a lot of people out there who love the “Evil Dead” movies, so much so that they’re willing to stand in line for several hours at numerous horror conventions just to get a peek at their hero, Bruce …

James Cameron to Film Three Avatar Sequels Back-to-Back James Cameron to Film Three Avatar Sequels Back-to-Back
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Although I did enjoy “Avatar” — the theatrical version, not the overlong extended cut — the idea of sitting through three sequels seems a little daunting. For me, everything I needed to know about Pandora and its inhabitants is contained …

Elvis Hair Sold at Recent Memorabilia Auction Elvis Hair Sold at Recent Memorabilia Auction
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Elvis’ hair was sold along with other rock and sports star memorabilia at the Music Icons and Sports Legends auction by Julien’s Auctions. In addition to a few locks from Presley’s famous head, cash-saturated buyers could also pick up a …

Corpse on Flight: Swedish Woman Forced to Fly with Dead Guy Corpse on Flight: Swedish Woman Forced to Fly with Dead Guy
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Corpse on flight: How would you feel if you were forced to sit next to a dead body for nearly ten hours? Apparently Swedish resident Lena Pettersson was none too pleased with having to endure such an experience during her …