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Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year MoPo!

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Super-rich make marque on Rolls Royce

The Rolls-Royce may have been the epitome of luxurious motoring for more than 100 years, but for a new breed of super-rich oligarchs and Middle-Eastern royalty, it seems a standard version of the world's most famous car is no longer enough.

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Want to buy an island?

If you're looking for an island. Katafanga Island in the South Pacific paradise of Fiji is available. 225 acres of unspoiled beauty for a very reasonable €25,000,000. € 25 000 000. = 36.1125 million U.S. dollars.

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A happy couple

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OMG!!! Suffocation by Fat

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Kills you slowly, twice as fast

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Hackers Take Aim At Mac OS X

Apple has better commercials, but the Mac is no harder to break into than a Windows PC, says Gartner security analyst John Pescatore. What's more, most IT shops can automatically patch large numbers of PCs at the same time, while Macs generally have to be patched one at a time, he said.

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Hummer H2..... It only looks tough

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Restaurateur Introduces Smoking Hole

A restaurateur in Lower Saxony has refused to be deterred by the state's new ban on smoking in bars and restaurants: He has sawed three holes in the wall so patrons can smoke "outside."

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The Top Baby Names of 2007

Top 10 Girl Names

Sophia
Isabella
Emma
Madison
Ava
Addison
Hailey
Emily
Kaitlyn
Olivia

Top 10 Boy Names

Aiden
Ethan
Jacob
Jayden
Caden
Noah
Jackson
Jack
Logan
Matthew

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eBay | Quebec man sells snowbank for $3,550

A Quebec man has sold the "magnificent" two-metre-high snowbank in front of his home on EBay for $3,550, less than two weeks after putting it up for sale - to a buyer who plans to use it for a snowball fight with his family.

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Top 25 Google Trends Today

1. january 1 tcp/ip
2. sara jane moore
3. susan cagle
4. pilobolus
5. lynette squeaky fromme
6. together as one
7. purple pearl
8. new years comments
9. tempe block party
10. rose parade
11. gaylord hotels
12. dick clark
13. mindy mccready
14. mixed drinks
15. myspace new years graphics
16. first night
17. times square
18. auld lang syne
19. black eyed peas recipe
20. craig price
21. jello shots
22. cooking lobster tails
23. times square web cam
24. barrett jackson
25. cooking crab legs

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Sunday, December 23, 2007

Chuck Norris Sues Over Internet Fact Book

Tough-guy actor and martial arts expert Chuck Norris sued publisher Penguin on Friday over a book he claims unfairly exploits his famous name, based on a satirical Internet list of "mythical facts" about him.

It includes such humorous "facts" as "Chuck Norris's tears cure cancer. Too bad he has never cried" and "Chuck Norris does not sleep. He waits," the suit said, as well as "Chuck Norris can charge a cell phone by rubbing it against his beard."

WWCND (What Would CHuck Norris Do?)

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Apple To Adopt Intel's Ultra-Mobile PC Platform

Apple Inc. will form a closer bond with once-rival Intel Corp. early next year when it begins building a new breed of ultra-mobile processors from the chipmaker into a fresh generation of handheld devices, AppleInsider has learned.

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Extreme Sleeping

Like any extreme activity, it requires the nerves of steel, good choice of timing, location and the absence of suspicious cops. All this however is easier to achieve, because you are, well... asleep, so you can trust the unseen powers to take care of the rest. Long & restful sleep is by no means guaranteed, but perhaps somebody will take your picture and you'll wake up famous.


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Plexiglas-Like DVD To Hold 1TB Of Data

This is certainly cool, a Plexiglas-like disc that can store a terabyte of data. Supposedly the tech is a few years away but it is still pretty spanky.

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Breast implants for your tattoo! WTF!

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Microsoft Watch (BSOD)

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Tsunami Hazard Zone

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Chicken Run

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First Look! 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

We have the technology inside General Motors to do a car that can go up against any supercar from around the world," he continues, punctuating the thought with this threat: "I can't wait to take on any Porsche with this car, and we're going to be right in there with the Ferrari [599s] and Lamborghini [Murcielagos]." Whoa, ease off the Red Bull, Tom.

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Forbes Names NVIDIA “Company Of The Year”

Forbes has named NVIDIA “Company of the Year.” Congrats to the gang at NVIDIA, Christmas has come early this year.

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Circuit City's Holidays Not So Happy

Circuit City posted a steep quarterly loss and warned that the losses will continue into the current quarter. Oddly enough the CEO said he was very dissatisfied with the company’s third quarter results and said the losses were pretty much “self-induced.”

"We are very dissatisfied with our third quarter results," Circuit City CEO Philip J. Schoonover said in a statement, adding that the company saw fewer sales of profitable items like accessories, services, and extended warranties. "We believe that these issues are primarily self-induced and are within our control to improve," he said.

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Flash is Fixed!

Adobe Systems Inc. patched its Flash Player earlier this week, fixing nine critical vulnerabilities that hackers could use to attack Windows, Mac and Linux machines.

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Spilled Paint

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Why Nintendo can't ship enough Wii's

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Lakota Indians Withdraw from Treaties Signed in 1858

The Lakota Indians, who gave the world legendary warriors Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse, have withdrawn from treaties with the United States.

"We are no longer citizens of the United States of America and all those who live in the five-state area that encompasses our country are free to join us,'' long-time Indian rights activist Russell Means said.

A delegation of Lakota leaders has delivered a message to the State Department, and said they were unilaterally withdrawing from treaties they signed with the federal government of the U.S., some of them more than 150 years old.

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Marysville coffee drinkers pay it forward

Lindsey Molstad of Stanwood was pleasantly surprised Wednesday afternoon when a man in a sports car with Texas plates paid for her vanilla latte and her daughters' hot chocolates.

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Top 25 Google Trends Today

1. family tree dna
2. often a bridesmaid never a bride
3. elmo s christmas countdown
4. christmas in connecticut
5. santa tracker
6. in god s name
7. rush hour 2
8. aptera
9. goodbye zoey
10. namal tribe
11. bemoreproductive.com
12. after christmas sales
13. santa radar
14. the stand
15. myspace christmas comments
16. cleo lemon
17. be more productive.com
18. norad santa
19. liar liar
20. oregon trail game
21. ron paul meet the press
22. patriots dolphins
23. us flag
24. lovers and other strangers
25. jimbo fisher

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Found: Artifacts from the Future

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Sexual Harrassment

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Kari Byron and Fire Extinguisher

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Hi There! I'm Poison Oak

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Another great invention

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Surprise!

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Duke Nukem’ Forever Teaser Trailer Out

As promised, the new Duke Nukem Forever teaser trailer is now out. It is about a minute long and does, I repeat, does contain in-game footage. Head on over to Shacknews for the video in standard and HD formats. Here are a couple shots snagged from the HD version of the trailer:


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Apple Issues 31 Patches

Apple issued a total of 31 patches yesterday for a whole slew of security issues. So much for that whole “most secure OS ever” thingy.

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New Windshield 3-D Navigation System

The actual tech behind this “virtual cable” displayed on the windshield of your car is kinda cool. The thought of driving somewhere with a person that needs something like this is scary as hell.

Our invention, called Virtual Cable™ is a unique display for a car navigation system. The driver sees the Virtual Cable™ image through the windshield. It appears as if suspended over the road, similar to a trolley cable. The image is in true 3D and appears to be a natural part of the landscape. The driver uses only peripheral vision to follow the Virtual Cable™.

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Bathroom Artist

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Apple To Announce The iBoob At MacWorld 2008

According to an unnamed source Apple has developed a new chip that can store and play music in women’s breast implants. Imagine, women can finally stop complaining about men not listening to them… DOH! Rumored cost is between $499 and $599.

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Top 25 Google Trends Today

1. lauren upton
2. velvet revolution
3. don t tase me bro
4. muffuletta
5. rielle hunter
6. philly anchorwoman
7. biggest loser finale
8. time person of the year
9. white house fire
10. casey aldridge
11. nate lowman
12. jamie lynn spears
13. claudia haro
14. ok magazine
15. courtenay semel
16. bill parcells
17. eisenhower executive office building
18. spears pregnant
19. miss south carolina
20. ok! magazine
21. todd endris
22. britney spears sister
23. jeanette longoria
24. ped egg
25. andrew meyer

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Monday, December 17, 2007

Johnny Cash | MoPo Forum Arcade

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Hockey Jesus

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Nintendo Leads the Way, Again

On Friday, the NPD Group, a research firm, released its November sales report for game consoles. At the top of the pack was Nintendo, with 981,000 Wii consoles sold. Behind Nintendo, was the Microsoft XBox 360, with 770,000 consoles sold, and the Sony Playstation 3, with 460,000 units sold, less-than half of Nintendo's figure.

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$9100 for Guitar Hero 3

A kid gets caught smoking pot, so his father decides to take away his Christmas present, an unopened Guitar Hero III for the Nintendo Wii. Nothing too surprising about this. The father decides to put the thing up on sale on eBay, complete with the story of why it is up there. Next thing you know, the dad sells this thing for $9,100.01.

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NSFV

Not Safe for Vegans

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Man chugs liter of vodka in airport security line

A man nearly died from alcohol poisoning after quaffing a liter (two pints) of vodka at an airport security check instead of handing it over to comply with new carry-on rules, police said Wednesday.

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Dirty Xmas


A collection of "'Twas The Night Before Christmas" parodies.

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Naughty & Nice

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It's a draw

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Top 25 Google Trends Today

1. neti pot
2. rick salomon
3. juvenon
4. cochlear
5. john berg
6. megan kanka
7. hayes macarthur
8. elizabeth daily
9. terry bowden
10. clash of the choirs
11. buy broken arrow
12. www.yeah that always.com
13. gimlet
14. i love new york 2 finale
15. eric volz
16. pam anderson
17. alycia lane
18. coventry log homes
19. rolfing
20. jesse timmendequas
21. arthur brown
22. dan fogelberg
23. dan fogerty
24. mahender murlidhar sabhnani
25. alycia lane bikini photos

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Friday, December 14, 2007

Call of Duty 4 - Women’s Edition

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Asus Bamboo PC Is Eco-Friendly

Back in 1976, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak built the Apple I, an early personal computer that consisted of a circuit board in a simple wooden box.

The Asus Eco Book, as it's dubbed, has a case made of laminated bamboo strips available in different shades.

Harvesting bamboo, an abundant, flexible, durable and fast-growing grass, is unlikely to harm the environment as processing wood from trees might, Asustek said, although glues and laminates for shaping and fortifying the material sometimes contain toxins.


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Global Warming

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Wonder Woman in Afghanistan

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Google Develops Wikipedia Rival

The project, which is in an invitation-only beta stage, lets users create clean-looking Web pages with their photo and write entries on, for example, insomnia. Those entries are called "knols" for "unit of knowledge," Google said.

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eBay | Man Sells Soul For Christmas Money

He told buyers: "I've got no money for the Christmas holidays, and all I've got left to sell is my soul. "I'm not really using it lately - and selling it on eBay is better than letting the Devil have it."

Little did he know that the devil and eBay are one and the same.

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Back Flips

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'Always wear clean underwear'

DARWIN, Australia - A senior Australian Senator who was handcuffed in his underpants to a pole during a drunken night in a Russian strip club said Wednesday he learned from the experience to "always wear clean underwear."

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CompUSA Sends Out Layoff Letters

Would you check out this layoff slip CompUSA sent around? We know we shouldn't expect their director of HR to get all blubbery or anything, but it's like the corporation really is as soulless as it gets credit for.

Like, you're really going to sit in your office in Texas and write a hundred word letter that instantly puts thousands of people out of a job, and the best you can do is "We thank you for your service to CompUSA, Inc."?

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Christmas card arrives 93 years late

A postcard featuring a color drawing of Santa Claus and a young girl was mailed in 1914, but its journey was slower than Christmas. It just arrived in northwest Kansas.

The Christmas card was dated December 23, 1914, and mailed to Ethel Martin of Oberlin, apparently from her cousins in Alma, Nebraska.

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Top 25 Google Trends Today

1. philadelphia freedom lyrics
2. on broadway lyrics
3. me and mrs jones lyrics
4. rich rodriguez
5. chris evert
6. u of i
7. uga admissions
8. monster in law
9. i am legend reviews
10. ladies night lyrics
11. get down tonight lyrics
12. dark knight trailer
13. watch i am legend online
14. lil wayne shot
15. dudley nichols
16. greg norman
17. listen to the music lyrics
18. laura andrassy
19. barbara eden
20. rappers delight lyrics
21. ed rollins
22. its a wonderful life
23. glow in the dark cats
24. marcia cross
25. double jeopardy

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Lego Stephen Hawking on MARS!

In tribute to his recent trip to space zero gravity flight, Stephen Hawking gets the Lego treatment.

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Death By Oreo

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They Spy for the Government!?!

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RIAA Says Personal Copies Are “Unauthorized”

You are not going to believe this one. The RIAA claims that copying your legally purchased CD to your PC is an infringement. Huh?!?! I am quite literally astounded that there hasn’t been a national uprising against these guys by now...or at the very least, a nationwide music boycott to send a message loud and clear that we are not giving up our rights to fair use.

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Rated aaRgh!

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Wedding Invite

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I Did NOTHING Today and Still Got Paid

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If you don't see why this is Awesome!

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The Pug Factory

that explains a lot of things...

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Guitar Hero 4 Interstate Edition

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Body Odor Called Key Romantic Attraction

If body odor is a key to romantic attraction, a Florida company claims to have the first scientific way of finding true love.

A new dating service that says it's the first to use DNA matching to find that "perfect someone" is scheduled to launch in Boston Tuesday.

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Welcome to Wal*Mart

I pulled into the crowded parking lot at the Super Wal-MartShopping Center and rolled down the car windows to make sure my Labrador Retriever pup had fresh air. She was stretched full-out on the back seat and I wanted to impress upon her that she must remain there.

I walked to the curb backward, pointing my finger at th ecar and saying emphatically, "Now you stay. Do you hear me?" "Stay! Stay!"

The driver of a nearby car, a pretty blonde young lady, gave me a strange look and said, "Why don't you just put it in park?"

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Need a free copy of Windows Vista Ultimate?

Need a free copy of Windows Vista Ultimate? Are you incredibly trusting of big corporations? Well I have the deal for you, with a new program through Microsoft called the Windows Feedback Program. For the small price of privacy and perhaps some dignity, you can let Microsoft watch your every move for 3 months, in return for some software of your choice.

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“w00t” Picked As Word Of The Year

Merriam-Webster has named “w00t” word of the year. No, I am not kidding and yes, this is one of the six signs of the apocalypse.

Massachusetts-based Merriam-Webster Inc. said "w00t" -- typically spelled with two zeros -- reflects a new direction in the American language led by a generation raised on video games and cell phone text-messaging.

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Loss of Virginity World Map

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Top 25 Google Trends Today

1. alan keyes
2. cash warren
3. enza sambataro
4. jamie leigh jones
5. alli spencer
6. jessica alba pregnant
7. macy jepson
8. mitchell report
9. iowa public television
10. bud foster
11. troy patton
12. michael costanzo
13. zonule of zinn
14. miguel tejada
15. emmitt thomas
16. iowa debate
17. isle of palms
18. luke scott
19. defenddrew.com
20. darla miles
21. timothy busfield
22. rebecca broussard
23. w00t
24. xo communications
25. barney cam

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Monday, December 10, 2007

Did Iceland Teen Call Secret White House Phone?

When Vífill Atlason, a 16-year-old high school student from Iceland, decided to call the White House, he could not imagine the kind of publicity it would bring.

Introducing himself as Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, the actual president of Iceland, Atlason found what he believed to be President George W. Bush's allegedly secret telephone number and phoned, requesting a private meeting with him.

"I just wanted to talk to him, have a chat, invite him to Iceland and see what he'd say," Vífill told ABC News.

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MPK Co's Litroenergy Glows for 12 years

Litroenergy is a new type of material that emits light for 12 years without needing electricity or sun exposure. The self-luminous micro-particles are called Litrospheres and are said to be non-toxic and inexpensive. The light is said to be equivalent to a 20 watt incandescent bulb (lumens please?).

The litrospheres give off a continuous illumination, and can be designed to glow in any color. They can be injection molded or added to paint. The company that invented the material, MPK Co., predicts that first applications of Litroenergy will be in safety equipment such as safety tape and life rafts. Currently, the cost to light up a 8 ½ x 11 piece of plastic 1/8” thick is about 35 cents.

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Commodore 64 Turning 25

After twenty five years, the Commodore 64 is still loved by many. You know, it seems like just yesterday that they were all the rage, doesn’t it? Hard to believe it has been a quarter of a century.

On Monday, the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, will celebrate the C64's 25th anniversary. Computer pioneers will reflect on the C64's achievements and contribution to the industry. Jack Tramiel, the founder and CEO of Commodore, will attend, along with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and William C. Lowe, father of the IBM PC.

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Gold Pill makes your poop glitter for $425

If you've got so much money that you're just looking for new ways to waste it, Tobias Wong and Ju$t Another Rich Kid created the Gold Pill for you. It's a pill dipped in gold and filled with 24-karat gold leaf.

You're supposed to eat it "to increase your self-worth." That would be funny if it didn't cost $425 for the joke. Supposedly an added benefit is that it will make your poop sparkle, but no one seems to have proven that part yet (and if you do, please don't send us the pictures).

This is either genius social commentary or a brilliant way to bilk rich people out of their money. If Wong's name sounds familiar, it's probably because he also created the $2,000 ccPhone.

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Pothole

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eBay | Mary Carey's Breast Implants

Mary Carey, the former California gubernatorial candidate and star of the upcoming VH1 show “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew,” is giving holiday shoppers an opportunity to take home what could be the seasons’ best stocking stuffer - her recently removed breast implants.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own these autographed implants, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

“Now that I’m sober, I wanted a new physical state to go along with my new mental state,” said Carey. “I thought the auction would be a great way to spread some holiday cheer and to make sure someone out there has a Mary Mary Christmas.”

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CompUSA To Close All Stores After Holidays

After closing half of its stores earlier this year in an attempt to stay afloat, CompUSA is throwing in the towel. Last night, it announced that it will be closing all 103 remaining locations after holiday sales to reduce inventory.

Started in 1984, the death of CompUSA marks the end of an era for B&M computer retailers who are increasingly unable to compete with big-box stores like Best Buy. Keep an eye out for Possible [H]ot Deals from the liquidation.

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Nintendo Pulls Wii Advertising

Faced with continued shortages of the popular console, Nintendo has decided to pull advertising for the Wii, to be replaced with DS ads instead.

A Nintendo spokesman says: "We have been running the campaign all year round, but we want to take a responsible stance this Christmas and not fuel demand."

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Top 25 Google Trends Today

1. cns girls gone wild
2. mayra veronica
3. jeanne assam
4. matthew murray
5. 6 grandfathers
6. matt roloff dui
7. led zeppelin reunion
8. chris redman
9. thirty reasons girls should call it a night
10. michael wixson
11. roger king
12. the hills finale
13. paranormal state
14. renee sloan
15. i want a dog for christmas charlie brown
16. dana perino
17. ice storm
18. smith sisters murdered anonymously
19. jamie leigh jones
20. led zeppelin set list
21. jandek
22. kyle orton
23. led zeppelin concert review
24. thermohaline circulation
25. beyonce crotch shot

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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Fast Food Fighter

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Emilie De Ravin | MoPo Forum Arcade

Flash Shooting Games
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Blood & Gore Extreme Flash Games
Flash Casino Games
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Flash Sport Games
Flash Adult Games

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James Bond | Diet Another Day

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Bart Simpson - Nevermind

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World Cannabis Laws

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Safety First

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Slide Film Projection Table Lamp

Handcrafted in Lyon, France, this stainless steel table lamp uses precision ground lenses to project an image from a slide onto a wall or ceiling. The streamlined polycarbonate lampshade focuses light through a condensing lens and onto the slide, while the reflector on the base of the lamp projects an image that measures up to 4 1/2' -diam.

The projection angle and focus adjust at the touch of a dial, and the diameter of the image increases the further the lamp is located from the wall or ceiling.

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Self-Sustaining Ecosphere

A self-contained, self-supporting ecological system is permanently sealed within this hand-blown borsilica glass sphere. Its careful balance of air, water, plant and animal life was developed as the result of years of NASA research into self-sustaining, bio-regenerative systems where the equilibrium must be maintained for long periods of time, such as long-term space stations.

Inside, tiny shrimp feed on bacteria that metabolize organic waste into nutrients for the algae which, in turn, photosynthesize the oxygen needed for the shrimp and bacteria to survive.

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Remote-Controlled Beverage Buggy

This 1:12 scale remote-controlled dune buggy has cup holders that secure two 16 oz. cans or bottles of your favorite beverage, allowing you to dispatch the buggy to the refrigerator or cooler for more libation (willing accomplice not included). The buggy is easy to maneuver using the included two-channel 49MHz radio transmitter, which controls right, left, forward, and reverse movement.

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Finger Drums Mousepad

This electronic drumpad also serves as a mousepad, and allows you to play eight different percussion sounds, including bass, snare, two rack toms, a floor tom, hi-hat, crash, and ride cymbals using only your fingers.

A demonstration mode allows you to accompany six pre-set patterns, and you can record up to 30 of your own rhythms. Separate volume and tempo controls allow you to adjust sound levels.

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iPod® iKaraoke Microphone

This device allows you to sing along with your favorite songs because it has a built-in FM transmitter that plays a connected iPod®s songs through your home stereo system.

The device isolates and mutes the vocal track of the original song, so that you can replace it with your voice so it is easily heard over instruments and backing vocals; the lead vocals can be added back in to help you keep your place at the touch of a button.

It can also be plugged in directly to your stereo system using standard audio cables (not included). You can pause, scan forward or backward, or skip tracks using the device, and add reverb to your voice. Power is provided by a connected iPod®.

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The Walken Hot Dog Grill And Bun Warmer

This vertical grill combines the benefits of convection cooking and radiant heat, allowing it to cook five hot dogs and two buns, or a single hamburger and bun at the same time caramelizing your meats.

Trimmed in stainless steel, the grill has an adjustable grilling basket that can accommodate larger items, such as chicken breasts or fish steaks, and cooking times can be adjusted to suit your taste.

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Trimmed in stainless steel, the grill has an adjustable grilling basket that can accommodate larger items, such as chicken breasts or fish steaks, and cooking times can be adjusted to suit your taste. Buns are warmed in the two compartments adjacent to the central grill section, and all grease and crumbs from cooking are collected by a non-stick tray that removes for cleaning.

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R2-D2® Wireless Web Camera

Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the original iconic Star Wars® film, this replica of the headstrong astromech droid is a full-function, 628 x 528 pixel web camera that wirelessly transmits real-time video and audio to a computer, and has worldwide remote access capabilities, allowing you to control R2-D2®'s movements and access the web camera from a laptop or a PC anywhere in the world.

Unlike lesser real-time cameras that are tethered to a computer, R2-D2® is controlled by a lightsaber-shaped remote that prompts the droid to move forward, backward, left, and right (including 360°' spins), and a sensor located on R2-D2®'s front leg detects desk or table ledges and automatically stops the droid from proceeding w hile signaling an audible warning.

The web camera takes digital photos and snap shots, and it has voice record, zoom, and tilt functions. R2-D2® says 11 different phrases and astromech droid sounds from the original Star Wars® soundtrack.

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Remote-Controlled Laser Combat Cars

These remote-controlled cars have infrared lasers that are fired by the handheld remotes, allowing two users to engage in combat, or one of the cars can be switched to artificial intelligence mode, enabling one player to battle a microprocessor-controlled car.

The remote controls use digital proportion trim to move the cars forwards, backwards, right, and left, including clockwise and counterclockwise pivots that allow you to turn quickly and fire at your opponent.

During combat, the lasers are aimed by directing the front of the car at your opponent, and the lasers can be fired without limit, while each shot causes the laser cannon to recoil. The battle ends when one of the cars is hit ten times, and at the touch of a button, an invisible shield protects the cars from lasers for five seconds. Includes a boundary to contain cars during battle.

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The Runaway Alarm Clock

This is the alarm clock that rolls away and hides when you hit its snooze button, and it continues to emit a random pattern of beeps and flashes, encouraging drowsy sleepers to seek it out in order to shut it off.

It is built from shatter-resistant ABS and has two rubber wheels that allow it to roll off your nightstand from a height of 2' when it sounds its alarm, so there is no mistaking that it is time to get up.

The wheels can move over wood floors and carpet, so it can maneuver into unexpected corners, increasing the challenge to find it. You can set the clock for one snooze cycle, one to nine minutes, before it seeks a hiding place, or for no snooze cycles for immediate escape. Includes low battery warning indicator; requires four AAA batteries.

Wheels may be disabled in case of extreme frustration.

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Jules Jurgensen Uncrushable 3,000-Ft Depth Watch

This watch can withstand the crushing water pressure exerted on its frame when submerged down to a depth of 3,000 feet. Made by Jules Jurgensen, crafters of the world's finest timepieces for over 265 years, it uses washers and O-ring gaskets between the case and back to provide the tightest seal available.

The 4 mm faceplate is made of the hardest mineral crystal available, 570 on the Vickers scale, and it is twice as thick as the 2 mm faceplates used in other watches; it is sealed and bonded to the case, eliminating any gaps between components. The case back is twice as thick as cases found in lesser watches.

Its pushers are made of heavy-gauge steel and are soldered to the case to provide a tight seal when in locked-down mode, yet are res ponsive to the lightest touch in operation mode. A ratcheting carbon fiber outer bezel also has a built-in tracer for easy timing calculations.

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90-Game Tavern Arcade System Restaurant Bars

This is the tabletop video arcade system found in restaurants and bars, containing over 90 different games for diverse at-home playing options for all ages and skill levels.

Created by the producer of more than 200,000 commercial units, the system lets you choose from an enormous variety of game types, including trivia (pop culture, history, and more), sports (including tennis, golf, football, bowling, and pool), puzzles, and card games, with up to four players and in your choice of nine languages.

All functions and game actions are accessed via the precise touchscreen monitor housed in a durable metal and structured plastic case which can be wiped clean with a damp cloth. The durable case houses the built-in high quality flat screen monito r and only takes up a 1' sq. on a counter, bar, or family room table. High scores and game play history for multiple players are stored on the unit's hard drive for future challenges.

Built-in high-speed and wireless networking ports are included for additional upgrades available directly from the manufacturer; information included with purchase.

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Closed When Flashing

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How to Resuscitate a Lizard

1. Scoop lizard from pool.
2. Shake out lizard.
3. Massage lizards torso, applying on and off pressure, directly behind frontal legs.
4. Apply mouth mouth resuscitation to lizards mouth, breathing slowly and forcefully.


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Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab

Just in time for Christmas, the same isotope: U-238, which has been linked to Gulf War syndrome, cancer, leukemia, and lymphoma, among other serious ailments.

The set came with four types of uranium ore, a beta-alpha source (Pb-210), a pure beta source (Ru-106), a gamma source (Zn-65?), a spinthariscope, a cloud chamber with its own short-lived alpha source (Po-210), an electroscope, a geiger counter, a manual, a comic book (Dagwood Splits the Atom) and a government manual “Prospecting for Uranium.”

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I Love My job!

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Monday, December 03, 2007

PSA - Teens

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Why does the sun darken skin but lighten hair?

Sun darkens skin because it triggers the production of melanin, a brownish-black pigment that helps filter out harmful ultraviolet rays. It lightens hair because the UV light triggers the breakdown of these selfsame melanin molecules into simpler and evidently less colorful compounds.

The exact mechanism by which this is accomplished is not as clear as it might be. “The ionic pathway probably begins by nucleophilic attack of the peroxide anion on the o-quinone grouping,” says one medical text, clearly written by the kind of guy you wouldn’t want to have season tickets next to at the ballgame.

The melanin in both skin and hair is meant to protect the other tissue, but in skin it’s renewed (and thus the skin gets darker) whereas in hair it’s not, since hair is no longer living.

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MTV To Put South Park Online For Free

In a move paralleling the online archiving of The Daily Show, Viacom subsidiary MTV has announced their intention to put all of South Park online, for free. It's well known among fans that Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park, have publicly encouraged downloading of their show from whatever source.

This move would legitimize such activities, and undoubtedly generate advertising revenue. My question is, won't this cut into their DVD boxset sales? Since The Daily Show isn't released in that format, it was a non-issue, but not so for South Park.

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Woman wins suit challenging toilet-paper tax

A western Pennsylvania woman won $100 plus court costs after she sued Kmart for twice collecting sales tax on a nontaxable necessity: toilet paper.

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Sperm donor liable for child support

A New York man who said he donated sperm to a female co-worker as a friendly gesture and sent presents and cards to the child over the years likely will owe child support for the college-bound teenager, according to a judge's ruling.

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