A man who was driving a speedboat when it struck and killed a 10-year-old boy tearfully apologized to the victim's family in court today, saying: "I feel so badly. The pain will never go away."
Developers DICE never officially sanctioned the use of mods in Battlefield 3, fearing it could lead to stuff like exploits in multiplayer matches (which, you know, happened anyway). So has the studio reversed that decision for the upcoming Battlefield 4? Of course not. Read more...
The 2012 documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry captured a Chinese activist whose ability to frustrate his country's freedom-clamping policies made him a hero. Ai knows what it feels like to live in an oppressive state, which is why his new op-ed in The Guardian should alarm Americans. Show More Summary
If I never write another blog item updating the status of a third Ghostbusters movie, that's fine by me. Sorry, Dan Aykroyd, but I think this franchise that is best left buried. In the meantime, however, we have Spook Central, an upcoming documentary about Ghostbusters, to keep us entertained.
Photographers often go to exotic locations for unbelievable situations to see never before seen areas of the world to get that one perfect shot. It's a constant search of trying to outdo yourself to capture something new. But sorry, you can go to the ends of the world and not outdo NASA Astronaut Chris Cassidy. This shot from space is beautiful. Read more...
I’ve never been able to bring myself to buy one of those inflatable neck pillow, mostly because they look so dorky (I’m sorry, I’m shallow), but man do I ever regret that decision whenever I have a long flight — there’s nothing like starting a vacation with severe neck pain! I think I’ve finally found [...]
A recovering attorney is starting a cake pop business. Never had a cake pop? Then you’re dumb. Or, I guess, diabetic. Sorry if you’re diabetic. [Kickstarter] Wondering what happened to the survivors of the crash of the USS Vengeance in the new Star Trek movie? This is how their trials would likely go down. Show More Summary
If you have never heard of KING OF THE LOST WORLD, you’re lucky – or at least you were, until you started reading this review. Sorry about that, but if I had to suffer through watching this movie, the least you can do is suffer the knowledge of the film’s existence. Just be thankful I [...]
You probably noticed that the worst thing in the world happened this week. That’s right, Jurassic Park 4 was put “on hold.” Sorry to bring it up when your emotions are still so raw. Universal’s official statement is that the film isShow More Summary
Despite the fact that 15 years have passed since The Big Lebowski was released, there are hardcore, super-devoted fans out there who have held out hope that Joel and Ethan [...]
That’s right, it’s business time! And by that the Macalope sadly means trying to figure out why business folks never get Apple. Sorry for any confusion. Hope you weren’t thinking of something else. Any-hoo, we’ll first look at a consultant with a surprising motivation in talking about Apple (note: not that surprising). Show More Summary
With iBooks on your iPhone or iPad (or iPad mini, my favorite reading device), you can download electronic books from the convenient privacy of your very own iOS device. You never need to enter a bookstore again (sorry, Barnes & Noble!), making purchases of guilty pleasures and important intellectual tomes equally simple. A real bookstore, [...]Show More Summary
What I said: “Oh yeah! I’m sorry I’m just really out of it. What’s your name again?” What I meant: “I’ve never met you before and you just want pity in the face of tragedy.”
Have you ever heard of the “sneaky nuts” prank? Western Australia’s Minister for Education Peter Collier has. Collier is both embarrassed and profusely sorry as he admits he has learned a valuable lesson in social networking: Never “like” something unless you know exactly what it is. To wit, Collier “liked” a Facebook photo without noticing that it showed [...]Show More Summary
Preston sends a link to the story of Henry Johnson who fought off a horde of Germans while he was at an outpost on May 15th, 1918 – I’m sorry we missed the anniversary two days ago, but late is better than never; Johnson and 17-year-old Needham Roberts were on night watch duty while stationed [...]
You’re all familiar with the “acceptance of responsibility” sentence reduction. Someone cops to the crime and shows remorse, then they get a few levels knocked off their guidelines. Simple enough, right? Robert Chu pleaded guilty to a drug conspiracy charge in a timely fashion. Ordinarily, we’d call that “acceptance of responsibility.”......
Sorry Nets... and Lakers... Cavs... and ANYONE else hoping to hire Phil Jackson as a head coach, 'cause the Zen Master will never, ever coach another basketball game in his life, so says Jalen Rose. Rose -- former NBA star turned ESPN analyst --…
Amanda Knox claims she’s never participated in an orgy. Take that, Italy! Continue reading » Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Tags: Amanda Knox, Crime, Foxy Knoxy, Italy, Meredith Kercher, Murder, Orgies, Quote of the Day, Sadomasochism / S&M, Sex, Sex Scandals
Click here to view this media Digby flagged this segment from this Sunday's Fareed Zakaria GPS, and as she noted, Zakaria seems to be singing a very different tune now on whether austerity is popular with the masses in Europe than he was four years ago. Show More Summary
Tech pundits are going nuts about Google's computerized glasses. Entrepreneur Loic LeMeur is so excited he tweeted pictures of his family in them. Tech god Robert Scoble says he is never taking them off. Gadget guru Kevin Smith saysShow More Summary