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By deskofbrian On Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
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US Drone attack kills 9 in Yemen attack, Obama addresses drone program

Tthe U.S. officials are NOT denying the drone attack, drone activity or the targets. From a CNN, three drone strikes in Yemen targeted “militants” with “suspected links to al Qaeda” Three More...

By deskofbrian On Monday, January 30th, 2012
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New Study: Dolphins talk in their sleep, but do they speak ‘whale’

The ABC headline reads “Dolphins Reported Talking Whale in Their Sleep” as scientists in France report that captive-born dolphins have been recorded “talking in their sleep.” Joking about More...

By deskofbrian On Friday, January 27th, 2012
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Walton Goggins talks about ending up in ‘GI JOE 2: Retaliation’

While discussing season 3 of “Justified” Walton Goggins spoke briefly with Collider about working on GI Joe 2. How did you end up getting involved with G.I. Joe 2? GOGGINS: Well, Lorenzo [di Bonaventura] More...

By deskofbrian On Thursday, January 26th, 2012
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Robert Redford reminds us: Hollywood elites are clueless

Robert Redford opened the 34th annual Sundance Film Festival on Thursday, slamming the government for failing its citizens and talking about how Sundance exists for the forgotten “99 percent.” Like Michael More...

By deskofbrian On Wednesday, January 25th, 2012
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Transcript 2012 President Obama’s State of the Union Speech

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow Americans: Last month, I went to Andrews Air Force Base and welcomed home some of our last troops to serve in Iraq. Together, More...

By deskofbrian On Friday, January 20th, 2012
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Walton Goggins talks Boyd Crowder, ‘Justified’ season 3, role in Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’

Assignment X landed an exclusive interview with “Justified” star Walton Goggins as the FX series debuted it’s first episode of season 3 this week. ASSIGNMENT X: Going into Season Three, did you More...

By deskofbrian On Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
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Severed head found under Hollywood Sign

Police are investigating the morbid discovery of a severed human head found along a hiking trail below the Hollywood sign today. Two dog walkers discovered the remains inside a bag in California’s Bronson More...

By deskofbrian On Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
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Twenty dolphins wash up dead at Cape Cod

20 Dolphins have washed up near Cape Cod – International Fund for Animal Welfare spokeswoman said Monday. CNN: Between 40 and 50 common and Atlantic white-sided dolphins have been found stranded close to the More...

By deskofbrian On Sunday, January 15th, 2012
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NASA rolls out Internet radio station, Third Rock, to reach out to younger audience

NASA was created for discovery and exploration and the nation’s aerospace program will venture into the arena of Internet radio. The recent announcement from NASA this week is set to target “tech-savvy More...

By deskofbrian On Thursday, January 12th, 2012
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Frank Darabont envisioned a prequel to open Walking Dead season 2

Season Two of The Walking Dead could have taken a completely different turn if it were up to former director Frank Darabont. Remember the tank zombie? Rick Grimes, the main character, encounters the inside of the More...

By deskofbrian On Thursday, January 12th, 2012
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Robert Rodat, Saving Private Ryan and Falling Skies writer, hired to redo Thor 2

Thor 2’s production has been in flux due to the original director Patty Jenkins leaving citing “creative differences” and new director Alan Taylor having to wait for a new writer to rework Don Payne’s original More...

By deskofbrian On Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
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Pennsylvania man, Stephen Carr, cross dresses, chained to a car in Walgreens

The news from Uniontown, Pennsylvania came from a Walgreens parking lot where a man was arrested, kicking off the New Year with a crazy weird crime story. “Carr was cross-dressing by wearing makeup, female More...

By deskofbrian On Sunday, January 1st, 2012
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Timothy Olyphant on Justified: ‘It’s fun pretending to be cool’ and season 3 spoilers

Timothy Olyphant is making some rounds promoting season 3 of the FX series “Justified” as the season 2 DVD is released. This interview was with Parade Magazine. Raylan is a tough guy, known for his unblinking More...

By deskofbrian On Thursday, December 29th, 2011
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New Photo for Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie – due June 2012

Disney has offered a few looks at Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, the stop-motion film comes out later on October 5, 2012. Frankenweenie features the voices of Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara, and Martin More...

By deskofbrian On Wednesday, December 21st, 2011
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Strange Dutch TV show features cannibalism as hosts eat each other’s flesh

Two Dutch television-show hosts have claimed to have eaten each others flesh. The meat, cooked medium rare. According to a report on ABCNews.com, Dennis Storm and his co-host Valerio Zeno, got a piece of flesh removed More...

By deskofbrian On Wednesday, December 21st, 2011
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During the Civil War over 5 million Bibles were distributed

Published by the Sun Herald, Mississippi: While the nation was ripped apart by Civil War, the American Bible Society (ABS) endeavored to spread the word of God by passing out pocket Bibles to soldiers in the Union More...

By deskofbrian On Thursday, December 15th, 2011
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Ice Sheets can retreat and grow in ‘geological instant’ so global warming may be ‘irreversible’

The current shrinking of glaciers may be irreversible, as research shows that they can expand in a ‘geologic instant’. Scientists from the University at Buffalo discovered that a fast-moving glacier on the Greenland More...

By deskofbrian On Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
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Oscar Barbosa, teen commits suicide by piranha

A man in South America committed suicide by jumping out of a canoe into piranha infested waters. The Sun reports that fisherman Oscar Barbosa, 18, bled to death leaping into a Bolivian river full of piranha, suffering dozens More...

By deskofbrian On Monday, December 12th, 2011
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Natalie Johnson, Texas woman, fired from Macy’s for not letting cross dressing man in woman’s dressing area

A Texas woman was fired from the Macy’s department store for refusing to violate her religious beliefs by permitting a young man dressed as a woman from entering the women’s dressing room. Natalie Johnson More...

By deskofbrian On Thursday, December 8th, 2011
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Christmas, I Mean Holiday, Music: op-ed by student, take Jesus, Santa out of Christmas

This is an op-ed by a 16 year-old high school student Colin Curran in New Jersey (posted by the Huffington Post) Note the direction of the music director at the school:  “advisor stated the songs could not More...


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