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Vivint Solar Aiming To Open Over 20 New Offices In 2015, Continuing Nationwide Expansion

One of the top residential solar energy system providers in the US, Vivint Solar, is aiming to continue its expansion throughout the nation, according to recent reports. The current plan will see more than 20 new sales and operations...Show More Summary

Russia lets anyone use Earth-sensing data from its civilian satellites

4 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

The US government has been willing to loosen its grip on satellite data, but what about the info from other countries? Don't worry, that's opening up as well. Russia has declared that the Earth-sensing data it collects from civilian satellites is now...

Nick Jonas Googles Himself, But Never 'Nick Jonas Shirtless'

Nick Jonas opens up about his big growth year, that crotch-grabbing shoot, and more- Entertainment Weekly A Teen Mom gets a brand new engagement ring- US Weekly You can now watch The Interview on iTunes- Huffington Post Is Tyga not dating Kylie Jenner anymore?- TMZ Taylor Swift‘s cats travel in style- Just Jared Jr Prince [...]

Kari Byron Show Us How to Open Champagne in a Zombie Apocalypse

14 hours agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Or any old time, really. There's no bad time for champagne tricks.

Tina Fey And Rachel Dratch Mock NPR [Video]

Even those of us who shamelessly adore NPR have had that moment when it seems like the opener for a piece has been over-written to a comically overstated degree. Whether it’s coffee beans or starfish, the dramatic lead-in to these pieces is prime comedy fodder for the likes of Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch. Show More Summary

Open Thread: “Confessions of A Former Troll”

Online outrage gives us a socially acceptable outlet for sadism. The lynch mob instinct is strong. — Noah Smith (@Noahpinion) December 23, 2014 I wore an onion on my belt, as was the fashion at that time. A little nostalgia from Emmett Rensin, at Vox: Because I was 16 and because I was angry, [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

The Saturday Rumpus Review of Wild

In simplicity there is truth, and being out in wide open spaces often has a way, like high-speed rail, to bring us back to simple things.

Friday Evening Open Thread: Let the Year-End Thumbsuckers Begin!

After much deliberation, I've named Doing Something Ignorant/Embarrassing And Then Sternly Saying "That's Not Us" as the Most 2014 Thing. — David Roth (@david_j_roth) December 23, 2014.. If we’re lucky, there’s not gonna be much actual capital-N News produced over the next week or so. So… what’s on the agenda for the evening? This space reserved for your ad.

It's A Christmas Miracle!: Armored Truck In Hong Kong Spills $2-Million On Highway

2 days agoOdd : Geekologie

This is a short video of the aftermath in Wan Chai, Hong Kong on Christmas Eve after an armored truck's doors opened while on the highway, sending $2-million (US) in banknotes onto the road. I have questions. 1) how does an armored truck's...Show More Summary


1. ON SURRENDER OF THE ENEMY AND THE COLLECTION OF SUBSCRIPTION FROM THE PEOPLE ? Regarding Enemy: We can accept enemy’s surrender if they follow the following conditions 1) Abstain from carrying activities (Open/Secret) against us 2) Abstain from such activities that may create serious hatred of people 3) Regularly supply us information [...]

Three great new L.A. coffeehouses

For those of us who love coffee, the last two months have been like early holiday presents. Because no fewer than three terrific coffee shops have opened around the city since November. One is a brand new dinosaur-themed shop that is about as fun as a trip to the Natural History Museum; the...

2015 Preview: ATP No. 9, Marin Cilic

Cilic became a Grand Slam champion at the 2014 US Open, ending half a decade’s worth of speculation about whether he would ever fulfill his obvious talent. He proved his backers right, thanks in no small degree to an ironic career plot twist. Show More Summary

Was it good for you?

Did all of you have a nice Christmas day today? I hope so. We had a fantastic day here in chicken land. The three of us spent the day together, opening gifts, eating, eating, more eating. We went for a walk under Carolina blue skies and cool crisp air. Show More Summary

Chaos Ensues As Armoured Truck Spills $4.5 Million On Road

Dozens of Hong Kong motorists and pedestrians rushed to grab loads of money after an armoured truck’s doors opened by accident on a busy road, spilling about $US4.5 million dollars in HK$500 notes (US$65) on Christmas Eve, reports the South China Morning Post. Check out all those frantic people. More »      

Christmas Haul Open Thread

(Not my house, BTW. But it is on my street.) So, how'd everyone make out today? Any cool new stuff you can show the rest of us? There will be a live Doctor Who thread later. Happy holidays to...

Open Thread: Tell Us Your Best Mother-In-Law Horror Stories

It's the most wonderful time of the year! It's also the time of year when our mothers/ mother-in-laws drive us nuts. There are so many ways to passive-aggressively insult someone on a holiday! More » Open Thread: Tell Us Your Best Mother-In-Law Horror Stories is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.

Armored truck spills $4.5 million on road, everyone rushes to grab it

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Dozens of Hong Kong motorists and pedestrians rushed to grab loads of money after an armored truck's doors opened by accident on a busy road, spilling about $4.5 million dollars in HK$500 notes (US$65) on Christmas Eve, reports the South China Morning Post. Check out all those frantic bastards. Read more...

Tell Us Your Christmas Horror Stories

By now, most of your presents are opened, the torn, crumpled wrapping paper now collecting dry pine needles on the floor. The egg nog is running low, and you've probably started to run out of ways to distract yourself from your family. But fear not, dear reader, for someone probably has it worse than you. Read more...

Open Thread: Join Us For The NBA’s Christmas Day Games

Intermsofsports,ThanksgivingisfortheNFL.ChristmasisfortheNBA.That’sjusttheorderoftheworld.Believeitornot,10yearsagotoday,ShaquilleO’NealreturnedtoLosAngelestoplayKobeBryantandtheLakersforthefirsttimesincethebandbrokeupearlier thatsamesummerandwhenthe“ShaKobebeef”hitDefCon-12levels.

Astronauts celebrate Christmas in space

While many of us here on Earth are opening presents and feasting on Christmas Day (Dec. 25), astronauts aboard the International Space Station will be having their own celebration high above the planet's surface. The two Americans among...Show More Summary

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