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Data and Goliath

last weekNews : Truthdig

By Emily Parker It was actually the corporate world that built a “massive Internet eavesdropping system,” a new book notes, and the NSA just tapped into it. “It’s less Big Brother, and more hundreds of tattletale little brothers.”

'Thunderbirds Are Go!' Trailer: The Tracy Brothers Return

Lady Penelope, Parker, Brains and the Tracy Brothers spring into action in the full trailer for ITV's 'Thunderbirds Are Go!' [...]

Hardly anyone realizes the classic board game Monopoly started as an early feminist's attack on capitalism

Ralph Anspach wasn't going to stop making his Anti-Monopoly game just because Parker Brothers told him to. At least not without a fight. It was 1974 and Anspach, an economics professor at San Francisco State University, was caught in a legal battle with the makers of the popular board game Monopoly for allegedly infringing on the game's copyright. Show More Summary

Scandal Recap: Justice for Brandon

“Mother, mother. There's too many of you crying. Brother, brother, brother. There's far too many of you dying.” An instrumental of Marvin Gaye’s classic song “What’s Going On” plays as the camera pans from Brandon Parker’s dead body to the Capitol building, visible from the scene of the tragedy. It was... More »

The Board Game Trial of the Century

2 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

We recently linked had the story of how the game Monopoly was born, tracing it to Elizabeth Magie’s The Landlord’s Game, which she patented in 1903. Parker Brothers bought the rights to a derivative game in the ‘30s from Charles Darrow, then bought the rights to Magie’s game for $500 -and destroyed it. Show More Summary

This Teacher Is About To Change Her Student's Life With A Kidney Donation

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Six-year-old Matthew Parker spends three days a week getting dialysis treatment at University Hospital in San Antonio. Because of this, Matthew, a triplet, isn't able to join his brothers in their first-grade class every day. But thanks...Show More Summary

The Board Game Trial of the Century

2 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

How a litigious Parker Brothers almost destroyed their Monopoly patent.

1930s to 2010s: Playing Monopoly for 80 years

Monopoly, the iconic board game now produced by toy company Hasbro, is celebrating its 80th anniversary. Monopoly was first published in 1935 by Parker Brothers, which is now a subsidiary of Hasbro. To date, more than 275 million board games have been sold around the world, according to Monopoly. Show More Summary

80 Things You Probably Don't Know About The Monopoly Board Game

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Monopoly board game. Our friends over at Hasbro sent us over a list of facts you may not know about the Parker Brothers game to celebrate the beloved franchise. While you may know the popular...Show More Summary

This Week in Jazz

This Week in Jazz: Nicole Saphos, Jonathan Parker, The Harry Bells, The Jolley Brothers with strings, and much more. [ more › ]

Boys' basketball: Max Hazzard rallies Loyola to upset win over Long Beach Poly

4 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Back when Max Hazzard was a freshman at Loyola and learning from his brother, Jacob, and standout point guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright, he clearly was taking mental notes and preparing for the day he'd be all grown up and ready to take charge.

Deadly Wives: Judy Parker got her son, Daniel Lee Hicks, to kill her husband, John Parker Jr, after all her efforts to kill him failed

John Parker Jr Murder victim had $1M life insurance policy Jerry Davich: Murder victim’s brother wants justice New charge filed in a 2003 Merrillville homicide Stepson admits part in murder conspiracy Wife of 2003 Merrillville homicide victim jailed Indiana Woman Pleads Guilty In Husband’s Murder Former CP woman pleads guilty to murder conspiracy of husband […]

Four-year-old boy takes dare to climb tree, gets stuck 50 feet off the ground

It must have been a double-dog dare. Four-year-old Parker Clark took his older brother's challenge to scale a tree very seriously, shimmying about 50 feet up before realizing he was too scared to try and climb back down. "I told himShow More Summary

Jabari Parker Wears 'Blues Brothers' Costume, Surprises Trick-or-Treaters

Jabari Parker knows how to do Halloween right. The Milwaukee Bucks small forward surprised some neighborhood trick-or-treaters in suburban Milwaukee this week, popping out of someone's home (his?) dressed as a Blues Brother and giving out giant handfuls of candy. Show More Summary

HOUSTON: Hate Groups To Rally Against Mayor Annise Parker On November 2nd

6 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Tony Perkins, Todd Starnes, Mike Huckabee, Phil Robertson, Rick Scarborough, the Benham brothers, and a clown car cavalcade of other crackpots will rally in Houston on Sunday, November 2nd to denounce "sermon-grabbing homofascist" Mayor Annise Parker. Show More Summary

Princess Diana Threatened to Kill Camilla Parker Bowles, Claims Controversial New Book

Author Penny Junor is set to release a tell-all book about the upbringing of Prince Harry, but the portions of Prince Harry: Brother, Soldier, Son that are gaining the most notice have less to do with "Captain Wales" than with his allegedly...Show More Summary

Accio Dice! Harry Potter Wizard’s Monopoly

9 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Oh Gizmo!

It’s taking Parker Brothers long enough to make a Harry Potter-themed edition of Monopoly, so CustomLumos decided to take matters into their own hands. The result? This awesome, one-of-a-kind Monopoly board came that The post Accio Dice! Harry Potter Wizard’s Monopoly appeared first on OhGizmo!.

Sarah Jessica Parker Eying Television Return with 'Busted'?

Sarah Jessica Parker is looking to return to television after her hit successful run with Sex and the City in a new show, Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love. The 49-year-old actress would star in the police crime drama show as one of the two leading roles, Deadline [...]

‘Sex And The City’s Sarah Jessica Parker Eyes Series Return With ‘Busted’

Sidney Kimmel Entertainment has optioned the rights to Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love, a police crime thriller written by Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker. It will serve as SKE’s debut television...Show More Summary

Rick on 'Simon & Simon': 'Memba Him?!

10 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : TMZ.com

Gerald McRaney is best known for playing the unconventional detective Rick Simon -- photographed here with his on-screen brother Jameson Parker -- in the long running buddy sitcom "Simon & Simon." Guess what he looks like now!

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