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Newport Festival Record Attendance

Since it’s conception 54 years ago the Newport Folk festival has boasted some very impressive musicians, such as Johnny Cash, Bob Seger and Bob Dylan. Over the years it has been home to rock, jazz, blues and many other genres. …

Myth Busted: Do Teachers Get “Summers Off”?

Every teacher has, at some point, had someone lament to him/her about how they wish their job paid them to “take the summer off”. Most of the time this statement is not made with any sort of ill intent, but …

Newport Folk Festival Returns To Much Fanfare

The summer landscape is littered with music festivals that draw tens of thousands of attendees to see what are often stellar band line-ups. In the whirlwind of all of these festivals, which include heavy weights such as Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and …

Man Goes Bankrupt Investing in Beanie Babies

In an interview with Dazed Digital, one man tells the story of how his father spent all his family’s money to “invest” in the Beanie Baby craze, and in the end lost $100,000 on the crazy market idea. Back in …

Pink Panther Gang Again Breaks Members Out of Prison
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Some producer out there needs to get started on this as a movie idea right away. According to the Atlantic Wire, members of the famed international jewel thief ring, the Pink Panther Gang, have staged a daring jailbreak of a …

Fisherman Sues for $1M Contest Winnings

Every avid fisherman has a story about “the one that got away”. Usually it is a fish that was so big, fought so long, broke line, stripped reel gears, tipped a boat, etc. Fishermen have better stories about the ones …

Actor Wes Studi Arrested for DWI

The Hollywood Reporter tells us that actor Wes Studi was arrested early Friday morning for aggravated DWI in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Celebrities getting arrested for driving while intoxicated is nothing shocking. Usually the presumption is that they were at …

Pinterest Now Tracks You Automatically, Lets You Opt Out Pinterest Now Tracks You Automatically, Lets You Opt Out
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In an effort to make you “feel like Pinterest is really yours,” the social network is beginning to implement a new personalization feature that tracks your movements across the web and recommends certain pins based on the websites you visit. …

Google Is Showing Old Content Like It’s New Google Is Showing Old Content Like It’s New
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Google News is showing news stories as much more recent than they actually are. While it’s unclear if this is a bug on Google’s part or a way publishers are gaming the system, it is happening fairly frequently. Do you …

JJ Cale Dies At Age 74 From Heart Attack

The music industry and the world lost a very talented man Friday, July 26, 2013. According to his official website, JJ Cale passed away at 8:00 p.m. at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, California after suffering from a heart attack. …

Hudson River Boating Accident Is A Tragedy
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A tragic accident occurredon the Hudson River when a boat crashed into a parked construction barge near Tappan Zee Bridge. The boat was carrying a wedding party of six that included the bride, groom and best man. The bride, Lindsey …

Mysterious Hum Heard ‘Round the World

What do Taos, N.M.; Vancouver, Canada; Auckland, New Zealand; Bristol, England; and Largs, Scotland all have in common? A select few residents of these diverse cities are victims of the Hum, a constant, low-frequency noise that has affected seemingly random …

Google’s Biggest-Ever Change To AdWords Is Now Being Forced On Advertisers Google’s Biggest-Ever Change To AdWords Is Now Being Forced On Advertisers
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The “biggest-ever change to AdWords” (Google’s words) officially began rolling out to all advertisers this week, though the process will be completed over the course of several weeks. Are Enhanced Campaigns a step in the right direction for search advertising …

Christina Applegate is the Face of Fruitwater

Christina Applegate has added “celebrity endorser” to her résumé. The actress is the face of Fruitwater, the zero-calorie, carbonated, fruit-flavored waters produced by Coca-Cola’s Glacéau. Fruitwater comes in five different flavors: black raspberry, lemon lime, orange mango, strawberry kiwi, and …

Alabama Executes Mentally Ill Man

“Come sit down and let me pray for you” were the last words spoken by Charlie Newman an 80 year old World War II veteran.  He was speaking to a close friend of his grandson who was attempting to rob …

Parasitic Meningitis Case In Benton, Arkansas
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A 12-year-old girl from Benton, Arkansas, Kali Hardig, is currently being treated with parasitic meningitis. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “Primary amebic meningoencephalitis is a very rare form of parasitic meningitis that causes a fatal brain …

Imperial Beach Standoff Ends In Arrest

One of San Diego County’s top 10 most wanted fugitives, 34-year-old Ramiro Espinoza, was arrested today following an approximately eight hour standoff with police. The incident began at around 5:00 p.m. Thursday night when the Imperial Beach Swat Sheriff’s Department …

Jake the Snake Resurrecting Career
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Moving in with Diamond Dallas Page may have been the best thing Jake “The Snake” Roberts could have done for his life, and his career. Roberts, who retired from wrestling in early 2011, moved in with Page in 2012. Since …

Beth Chapman Yells At Teen, Issued Arrest Warrant
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Beth Chapman is used to being able to raise her voice at wrongdoers; as Dog the Bounty Hunter’s other half–both romantically and professionally–she’s tracked down criminals in dangerous situations for years. As the only woman on the team, sometimes it …

Sharknado Is Coming to Theaters, and That’s Awesome…Right?

If you thought the Sharknado craze was waning, think again. The SyFy network’s B-movie and award winner for most accurate title of all time (it features shark tornados, so, you know) is coming to the big screen. According to THR, …

Family Dollar Murders: Suspect Was Fired This Spring
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The man accused of killing two Family Dollar employees last week was terminated from the company this past spring, and was reportedly passed over for a manager’s job there. Lavere Bryant of Dearborn, Michigan was arraigned on Wednesday in the …

Saints Row IV Gets ‘Game of the Generation’ Edition, New ‘Hail to the Chief’ Trailer

It’s pretty clear that Saints Row IV is going to be ridiculous. The previous game in the series provided plenty of juvenile humor and violence, and publisher Deep Silver has been trying its best to capture that feel with over-the-top …

Google Changes AdWords Quality Score Reporting Google Changes AdWords Quality Score Reporting

Google announced a change on Friday to how Quality Score is reported in AdWords. The company says the change was made so that it more closely reflects factors that influence visibility and expected performance of ads. “Under the hood, this …

Laugh with SNL Actors As They Break Character [VIDEO]

Sometimes, the bit itself isn’t quite as funny as seeing a funny person laugh at another funny person or laugh at themselves. It’s infectious. If something is so hilarious that the actors themselves can’t contain their laughter, you know it’s …