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'Knights of Pen & Paper 2' Coming May 14th

One of our favorite mobile RPGs is Knights of Pen & Paper [$4.99], an RPG adventure that was about a bunch of RPG fans sitting around and playing some gold old fashioned tabletop RPGs. The whole "game within a game" aspect made it feel like a massive love letter to the RPG genre, as our

Why I dislike fitness subcultures – Reason #10,001

I turn 42 at the end of the week.  I’m way too old to waste my time dealing with the pissing contests between and within the various fitness subcultures.  There are assholes everywhere, and the downside of social media is that it makes it that much easier to find them.  I get it.  People at…

Make a Collapsible Archery Bow from Old Skis

6 minutes agoHobbies / Crafts : Makezine

Now that the end of winter is in sight, you might be wondering what to do with your skis that were going to be retired after this season. Or maybe you would just rather have a bow than skis. Either way, this technique will show you how to turn your […] Read more on MAKE

BOSSIP Exclusive: Ma$e Heads Back To Harlem To Party With Uptown’s Elite

Rapper Tells Bossip He’s Happy To Be Back In Harlem During Surprise Stop at Harlem Haberdashery Masquerade Ball Ma$e made a triumphant return to his old Harlem stomping grounds over the weekend. P. Diddy’s one-time sidekick arrived at Harlem Haberdashery’s

91-Year-Old Is Living Her Dream As A Tech Designer At Silicon Valley Firm

37 minutes agoNews : Huffington Post

A nonagenarian has started a new career as a valuable part of Silicon Valley's tech world, bringing her years of wisdom to the industry. When Barbara Beskind was a child, she wanted to become an inventor. At 91 years old, she's living that dream as a tech designer for IDEO, a firm in Palo Alto, California, according to Today.com. Show More Summary

Boy Wonders and Old Coots

On the homepage today, I begin a “CPAC Journal” — for Part I, go here. I mention something about age, in the context of Ben Sasse, the new Nebraska senator. He was a young college president, though not as young as Leon Botstein, who took over Bard College at age 28 (having assumed the presidency of another college at 23). Show More Summary

UK Paper Accuses Immigration Policies of Inciting Racism, Cites Old Facts

The Independent newspaper made ill-founded accusations against the British government's immigration policies that caused an increase in racism in the country.

Sunderland’s Adam Johnson arrested on suspicion of having sex with 15-year old girl [BBC]

40 minutes agoSports / Football : 101 Great Goals

Sunderland’s Adam Johnson has been arrested on suspicion of having sex with a 15-year old girl, the BBC have confirmed. The 27-year old former Manchester City man has been an integral part of Gus Poyet’s Sunderland side this season, indeed he scored the winner in the North-East derby earlier in the season. Johnson will […]

Watch as This 90-Year-Old World War II Veteran Goes Sledding With His Dog By His Side

You’re never too old to have some fun in the snow — at least, not according to this World War II vet! Claude Bratcher decided he wasn’t going to let

Why there’s no Silicon Valley in outer space

Back to aliens! It’s like going home. It’s a way of checking on old friends (scientists who think about aliens) and recalibrating one’s estimate of the abundance of intelligent civilizations in the universe (I’ve gone from “no idea” to “no freakin’ idea”). My hunch has always been that, given the vastness of the cosmos, we […]

Anticholinergic drugs linked to risk for pneumonia in elderly

Taking commonly used medications with anticholinergic effects is associated with a significantly higher risk for developing pneumonia in a study of more than 3,000 olde patients living in the community -- not in nursing homes.

Erotica author says Amazon is hurting her $10 million yearly sales

1 hour agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Jaid Black, a 43 year old writer of self-published erotica ebooks, says Amazon is needling into her market: hardcore erotica for women. Read the rest

Ives’ ‘Lives’, Harvey Weinstein Benched, Clive Owen Broadway Bound, ‘Hedwig’ Newcomer: Live In NYC

Clive Owen (The Knick) will make his Broadway debut in a revival of Harold Pinter’s Old Times, directed by Tony Award winner Douglas Hodge (La Cage Aux Folles). Previews for the Roundabout Theatre Company production will begin September...Show More Summary

Ryan Giggs explains his brand new Manchester United hotel opposite Old Trafford [Video]

Ryan Giggs has recently opened a state of the art hotel, just opposite Old Trafford, which has already become a huge attraction for Manchester United fans. Along with the other members of the Class of ’92 (excluding Beckham), Giggs is the proud owner of the hotel, which features a rooftop 5-a-side pitch, nicknamed ‘Heaven’. Giggs […]

?Lady Gaga and Vince Vaughn Take the Plunge Together

Post by Nicole Fabian-Weber. Hey, remember that time Lady Gaga was vomited on (on purpose) during a show? That's so the old Lady G. The new Lady G -- the one who just got engaged to Chicago Fire hottie, Taylor Kinney -- is all about getting our attention for positively awesome reasons. Show More Summary

Clive Owen to Make Broadway Debut in Pinter’s ‘Old Times’

The revival, to be directed by Douglas Hodge, will begin performances in September, the Roundabout Theater Company announced.

UVA Soy Sauce Frat Throws Cool Party Themed 'Bombs Over Baghdad' 

Zeta Psi is a very old, very rich, very prep-school fraternity at the University of Virginia that's known on campus as Zete and to the rest of the country as "that one frat, I forget where, somewhere in the South probably, that sent a pledge to the hospital for three days after making him wash down some dog food with 12 to 18 ounces of soy sauce." Read more...

Anarchist Cookbook author's decades-long struggle to bury his book

1 hour agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In 1971 William Powell, then 19 years old, wrote a how-to guide to making explosives, weapons, and drugs called The Anarchist Cookbook. A few years later a hijacker made a bomb from a recipe in the book that killed a police officer and injured three others. Read the rest

Discovery of the Day: Medieval Mass Grave Found Below Supermarket in Paris

2 hours agoHumor / odd : The Daily What

The owners of a Monoprix supermarket in Paris knew they were sitting atop the site of an old hospital, but they didn’t expect to find more than 200 bodies buried beneath them. Prior to making some renovations, a group of archaeologists examined the site and made the shocking discovery. Show More Summary

How Vince Young Found New Purpose After His NFL Dreams Crumbled (VIDEO)

At just 31 years old, Vince Young is officially retired from the NFL -- not where the young superstar quarterback thought he would be at this stage in his career. Though he had a promising start with a winning college record, Young's...Show More Summary

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