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Great Job, Internet!: Glimpse into the sad lives of ’80s cartoon stars in “Where Are They Now?”

With ’90s nostalgia at an all-time high, it’s easy to forget about the beloved cartoon characters of the ’80s. While the Internet fondly reminisces over Tommy Pickles and Rocko, poor Lion-O is mopping up spills in a supermarket. TheShow More Summary

Alarmed at Increase in Smoking, New York Regulators Resist a Much Safer Alternative

2 hours agoNews : Reason

The share of adult New Yorkers who smoke cigarettes, which fell from 21.5 percent in 2002 to a low of 14 percent in 2010, continues to rise, reaching 16.1 percent last year, according to survey data released yesterday. The New York City...Show More Summary

Tim Fite releasing 'iBeenHACKED' (stream a track)

Brooklyn artist Tim Fite is releasing a new album, iBeenHACKED, on October 7. He describes it as "a music/art project satirizing and celebrating the highs and lows of digital culture, examining the ways technology and connectivity are hacking our...

'Phantom Rift' Review - An Undercooked Homage

I wanted to love Phantom Rift [$2.99]. I wanted to give it my unabashed affection. I am quite fond of the Mega Man Battle Network series because of, well, everything about it. Certainly, paying homage to Mega Man is something Phantom Rift isn't doing, but the series itself is paying homage to boasted a unique

A Mother’s Endless Fight: Michigan Prosecutor Appeals Maryanne Godboldo’s Case Again

In Michigan, Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy has reportedly appealed the case against Maryanne Godboldo, the Detroit mother who tried to protect her daughter from potentially damaging side effects of the psychiatric drug Risperdal, yet again. Show More Summary

If Grown Men Acted Like Little Kids On Fishing Trips

In this latest episode of "Kid Snippets," from YouTube comedy channel Bored Shorts TV, kids teach us how to fish. Listen to one kid impart some very important wisdom on the art and science of catching a big one. And then watch that entire lesson acted out by full-grown men. The lesson is pretty much foolproof, so pay close attention.

Episode 125: Norm Overload

Ryan and special guest "Cognac" listen to and discuss Talking Heads' "More Songs about Buildings and Food." Episode 125: Norm Overload originally appeared on Overthinking It, the site subjecting the popular culture to a level of scrutiny it probably doesn't deserve. [Latest Posts | Podcast (iTunes Link)]

Giving respect to brand advertising

I wrote the first half of the following two years ago for a name-brand Web magazine that decided not to run it. You can guess why. I later turned it into a shorter piece for Wharton‘s Future of Advertising collection. For this post I took out some cruft and added a new second half. As usual, […]

The Rise of Robocop

Bayonets are 12-inch or longer steel knives that are attached to rifles. They are weapons of war, used exclusively to maim and kill. Congress thinks we should be giving them to neighborhood cops. I have only the deepest respect for the brave men and women who serve in our police and sheriffs departments. Show More Summary

Kentucky Democrat Runs Right Of Obama, McConnell On Guns

Senate challenger Allison Grimes (D-KY) is running right of Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on guns and far right of President Barack Obama (D). In her most recent campaign ad--"Skeet Shooting"--Grimes tells McConnell he doesn't hold a gun correctly, and she tells viewers that her position on guns is one of the stark differences between her and Obama. Show More Summary

NSA Warns "Bad Guys Are Everywhere" As Spooks Run Afoul Of German Laws Again

Submitted by Pater Tenebrarum via Acting-Man blog, Successfully Distracted … We can probably “thank” ISIS for having distracted everyone from the ongoing spy scandal. A new barbaric and powerful terrorist group the danger of which is...Show More Summary

Chris Brown’s New Album Is As Awful As He Is

Don't worry about separating the artist from the art: Chris Brown's new album is the worst. The post Chris Brown’s New Album Is As Awful As He Is appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Turning negative space into a plea for environmental respect

2 hours agoArts : Art Beat

[Watch Video]Pat Brentano cuts paper silhouettes of birds and trees to remind people to respect the environment. Video by Eric Schultz and Joe Conlon for State of the Arts NJ, a co-production of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts...Show More Summary

Kobayashi Battles the Tiny Hamster in the Eating Contest You’ve Eagerly Awaited

According to the rules, there are roughly two times in life when it's acceptable to watch videos of food consumption: One is when it's competitive eating contests onscreen, and the other is when it's tiny hamsters doing the nibbling....Show More Summary

Here's Proof Americans Don't Know 'The Star-Spangled Banner'

This past weekend marked the 200th anniversary of "The Star-Spangled Banner," so Jimmy Kimmel had his cameras hit the streets to see how many people actually knew the words. And, as it happens, the answer is not very many. In defense of Americans, Kimmel also states the we don't know what the word rampart means, which is totally false. Show More Summary

Vid: Anal Probes Run Amok: Drug-Sniffing Dogs Must Be Stopped.

2 hours agoNews : Reason

The case of Timothy Young made national headlines in 2012 when New Mexico police anally probed him in search of drugs (no contraband was found). His ordeal was the result of a false positive alert by a drug-sniffing police dog. Incredibly,...Show More Summary

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