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Missy Elliott Is Joining Katy Perry in the Super Bowl Halftime Show

21 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Since Katy Perry announced she was booked for the Super Bowl's halftime show, rumors have abounded about a special secret guest. Who would show? Some had it pegged at Perry's pal Rihanna, but logically that would never fly—badgal would most certainly hold out for her own damn Super Bowl halftime. Show More Summary

[DEALS] Lowest airfares this week to domestic and international destinations!

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

When it comes to booking cheap flights, the sky's the limit with FlightCentre, the travel agency trusted by expats in Shanghai and around China. This week, start the Chinese New Year holiday early and fly to 10 hot domestic and international destinations like Beijing, Hong Kong,Harbin, Boracay, Phuket and more! [ more › ]

Fly, Fly Away

Tonight’s bedtime stories included two books involving flying characters: Foo, the Flying Frog of Washtub Pond (in which the title character gets blown into the sky by a gust of wind), and The Magic Brush. The latter is a dead-grandparent book, but ends with a cheerful picture of the kids reunited with their grandfather in…

Richard Scarry's Busytown for the Modern Age

last weekOdd : Neatorama

We're living in the future! There are no flying cars yet, but there are all sorts of new careers that you can prepare for. The children's book author and illustrator Richard Scarry became famous for his fictitious city of Busytown, where anthropomorphic animals engage in many different jobs. Show More Summary

An Airline Transfer Partner Threatens to Shut Down Accounts for Transferring In Points!

Last week I wrote about a frequent flyer program’s fraud department gone off the rails. Air France KLM’s Flying Blue — an American Express and Citibank transfer partner — informed an award booking client that their award booking to Europe had been cancelled, their account suspended, and miles confiscated. Show More Summary

This “Harry Potter” Golden Snitch Engagement Ring Might Fly Away if You Don’t Catch It!

A beautiful ring crafted (gold or silver) to look like a Golden Snitch from Harry Potter. From Etsy seller alchemyhouse: At this ring, have a look It was inspired by a book If you’re a wizard or witch You could use it to get hitchedShow More Summary

Dev Patel Flies Out of Town with a Mystery Brunette

Dev Patel arrives at LAX Airport with a mystery brunette on Sunday (January 18) in Los Angeles. The 24-year-old The Newsroom actor just signed on to star in the film Lion based on the book “A Long Way Home,” EW reports. The film follows the true story of a boy who sets out on a [...]

Kim Kardashian Reveals Perfect Selfie For The Cover Of Her Highly Anticipated Selfish Picture Book!

Mark your calendars because Kim Kardashian's selfie-ography is hitting shelves at a bookstore near you! Time sure does fly! It feels like it was just yesterday, when the reality star announced the publication of her selfie-only book. [ Related: YOU Can Buy Kim's Selfies For Just $19.95! ] The 34-year-old beauty revealed the cover of her tome, Selfish, [...]

Mark Hamill on Kingsman: The Secret Service, Star Wars Spy Drones and More!

On his comic book and movie cameos and flying spy drones on the Star Wars: The Force Awakens set The post Mark Hamill on Kingsman: The Secret Service, Star Wars Spy Drones and More! appeared first on

Jozy Altidore Flies Out to Toronto to Complete Move to MLS

2 weeks agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Sunderland striker Jozy Altidore was on his way to Toronto on Thursday morning as he and Jermain Defoe prepared to trade places. Press Association Sport understands the 25-year-old United States international was booked on a flight to Canada after traveling … Continue reading ?

James Cooper Thomas; another phony Vietnam veteran/author

Scotty sends another of his projects, James Thomas, who claims that he was an Air Force helicopter pilot in Vietnam with a Distinguished Flying Cross; Of course, none of that is true. The Air Force says “Who?” How bad do your books have to suck if you have to pretend to be a war veteran […]

JetBlue Double TrueBlue Base Points Through March 8, 2015

JetBlue is offering double base flight points when you register, book, and fly by March 8, 2015. This is almost exactly the same as the promotion that JetBlue ran last year over the same time period. The caveat here is that only travel...Show More Summary

Newswire: Writer Gary Whitta drops out of Gareth Edwards’ standalone Star Wars movie

Much like Boba Fett in Return Of The Jedi, Book Of Eli writer Gary Whitta’s jetpack has been whacked by Han Solo, causing it to malfunction and send him flying through the air and right into the mouth of the sarlacc pit. And no, that’s not a metaphor. Show More Summary

The Artist and the Fly Fisher

3 weeks agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

The Artist and the Fly Fisher is an evocative book of ideas and impressions. The artworks celebrate the choice made by many fly fishers in Australia and from overseas to explore an extraordinary place. They are touched by the unique wilderness of the Central Plateau of the Tasmanian Highlands. Such wildness tests the skill of the artist too.

Kevin Ashton Describes “the Internet of Things”

Kevin Ashton is an innovator and consumer sensor expert who coined the phrase “the Internet of Things” to describe the network connecting objects in the physical world to the Internet. He has a new book, How to Fly a Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery, out January 20. Show More Summary

Virgin America Fly 2015 sale for west coast discounts, book by Jan 7 for flights to May 9

Virgin America has a mostly west coast fare sale today and tomorrow. Virgin America Fly 2015 sale for west coast discounts and some other U.S. routes between New York and Florida, Texas and California. Book by Jan 7 for flights to May 9 offers one way fares as low as $49. Show More Summary

Interview with man who coined the phrase “the Internet of Things"

3 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

Arik Gabbai of The Smithsonian interviewed innovator Kevin Ashton, who coined the phrase “the Internet of Things." He has a new book called How to Fly a Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery. Read the rest

Our sorry state of technology: let’s do better in 2015 shall we?

This morning I tried to upgrade a flight I have booked for next week. I opened the iPad app from the airline I’m flying with and tried to find my flight. It has a button that allows me to pick a chair. I click it and the in-app browser starts. Show More Summary

United Airlines sues site that found loophole for cheap tickets

You know how it's often cheaper to fly from Chicago to Paris by booking a flight to Dubai, and then just getting off at the stopover, which happens to be Paris? Well thanks to a lawsuit from United Airlines and booking site Orbitz, you do now -- the...

50% Off Business Class Awards to Europe If You Book in January

Air France KLM’s Flying Blue program should be interesting to U.S. frequent flyers for several reasons. They offer one-way awards, which Delta won’t have until next year. They are an American Express Membership Rewards and a Citi Thank You points transfer partner. Show More Summary

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