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  • The fraudulent myth of Big Papi

    09/27/2016 3:23:37 PM PDT · by TBP · 40 replies
    The Week ^ | September 21, 2016 | Anthony L. Fisher
    Te retirement tour of Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is nearing its emotional conclusion, and the universal praise for the accomplishments of perhaps the most beloved ballplayer ever to call Fenway Park home has been lavished on Big Papi from opposing teams, fans, and a press corps that has long elevated the slugger to folk hero status. You can't argue with Ortiz's legacy in Boston. He was a monster producer in all three of their World Series championships since breaking an 86-year "curse" in 2004, including a number of iconic game-winning hits, and a seemingly inexhaustible supply of...
  • Revealed! Superstar Actor Raped Child Star Corey Haim

    09/20/2016 9:10:09 AM PDT · by bkopto · 232 replies
    Radar On Line ^ | Sept 19, 2016 | Dylan Howard
    Hollywood is poised to out the A-list star who raped tragic ’80s child star Corey Haim and has brazenly gotten away with the abuse for almost three decades. RadarOnline is choosing not to name the superstar sexual predator at this time, but can reveal that he is one of the most recognizable faces in the industry. The closeted perv has never come out as gay — and even has children of his own. But in truth, the star behind the family-man facade is an evil monster who has led an extraordinarily twisted double-life. “This dirty little secret is an open...
  • New film asks "What if Uncle Sam crashed on my couch?" (VANITY)

    09/13/2016 5:28:25 PM PDT · by bfkirk · 3 replies
    Vimeo ^ | 9-13-2016 | Brian F. Kirk
    Three years in the making, "Sam & Me" is a dark comedy that imagines, "What if Uncle Sam crashed on my couch?" It personifies the dysfunctional relationship between taxpayer and government. The movie is pro-freedom and pro-faith. More details at www.samandmefilm.com. To watch, visit https://vimeo.com/ondemand/samandme The film is absolutely free to the first 50 Freepers who use the promo code Freep at checkout.
  • Central Michigan should give the game back, but it won't happen

    09/11/2016 3:47:25 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 9 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | September 10, 2016 | Berry Tramel
    STILLWATER — On the corner of Knoblock and Mathews, the southeast exterior of Gallagher-Iba Arena had turned into an impromptu Central Michigan pep rally Saturday. Players, parents and fans partying in the golden Oklahoma afternoon. Chippewas coach John Bonamego, smoking a victory cigar that seemed bigger than the football Corey Willis carried across the goal line on the play that shouldn't have existed, smiled from ear to ear. The coach who beat cancer last year had now beaten the 22nd-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys, 30-27. The Chippewas' first victory over a ranked team in a quarter century. Maybe the greatest Central...
  • Image of exotic dancer on state highway sign distracts drivers

    09/05/2016 2:36:44 PM PDT · by who knows what evil? · 51 replies
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | September 5th, 2016 | who knows what evil?
    A white silhouette of an exotic dancer straddling a stripper pole distracted drivers on Route 101 eastbound Sunday after the image appeared on a highway sign that’s supposed to display nearby attractions. It’s not clear when the image was placed on the blue sign just before Exit 5, but State Police reported it to the state Department of Transportation early Sunday evening, according to DOT spokesman Bill Boynton. Boynton described the image as a three-foot tall sticker or decal. He said it wasn’t authorized and that he had no idea how it got there. The sign is used to advertise...
  • Quality Streaming Entertainment to watch?

    08/29/2016 2:54:43 PM PDT · by gopgal4life · 69 replies
    Vanity | gopgal4life
    I am a very long time lurker (typically in the articles section), FR feeds my soul, you could say, and always has. I rarely post, though. Don't judge me but I think my last comment was about Mitt running for prez back in 2011-ish. I am now firmly planted in the Trump camp and I have been since he announced in June 2015. Anyhoo, my post today is non-political. I decided to post today because I have been looking for online streaming entertainment to watch and I am dismayed at the popularity of all the Dark, Dark material that both...
  • Wonder Woman trailer debuts at Comic-Con

    07/24/2016 3:48:14 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 27 replies
    http://www.ew.com ^ | July 23, 2016 | CHRISTOPHER ROSEN
    First footage from Wonder Woman debuted at Comic-Con on Saturday, providing fans with a sneak peek at Diana Prince in action. The trailer, which debuted inside Hall H and was released soon after by Warner Bros., opens with Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) washing up on shore and encountering Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot). “You’re a man?” she asks. “Yeah, do I not look like one?” The teaser, which is heavy on action, focuses on the differences between Themyscira and the rest of the world. “I had no father,” she says to Trevor when he asks if she had ever met a...
  • Third Eye Blind taunts GOP during convention, gets booed

    07/21/2016 4:42:30 PM PDT · by kevin_in_so_cal · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed July 20, 2016 | Deena Zaru
    Third Eye Blind taunted Republicans Tuesday night in a charity concert at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland during the party's convention, and a frustrated audience responded with persistent boos. "@ThirdEyeBlind I have never been more disappointed," Twitter user Liza White tweeted. And in a single tweet the band indicated that they didn't care, tweeting, "good." Jenkins wrote an op-ed in the Huffington Post in 2012 titled, "Why We Aren't Playing at the RNC," announcing that the band declined an offer to perform a private party at the GOP convention in Tampa that year, because, "They are...
  • 'Finding Prince Charming': First Gay Dating Show to Air this Fall

    07/12/2016 7:22:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 45 replies
    MRC TV ^ | July 12, 2016 | Josh Luckenbaugh
    Undoubtedly in an attempt to capitalize on the success of ABC's "The Bachelor," the LGBT-themed cable network Logo has greenlit a gay dating show called "Finding Prince Charming," which will premiere this fall.  Logo made the announcement on its website Tuesday morning: Love is in the air—and on the airwaves—as Logo announces its new reality dating competition series, Finding Prince Charming. Coming this fall, the show will see 13 handsome suitors housed together as they vie for the heart of a hunky Romeo. With help from host Lance Bass, the guys will try to stand out from the crowd and, hopefully, make an intimate connection....
  • POLITICALLY INCORRECT - NO TRUTHS PLEASE

    07/08/2016 12:25:33 PM PDT · by crazylibertarian · 5 replies
    July 8, 2016 | Roderick T. Beaman
    POLITICALLY INCORRECT NO TRUTHS PLEASE When I was in high school, several of our teachers lamented the depiction of blacks in movies and television. The reason given was that they were always shown as servants or other degrading roles. Years later, many blacks called The (Bill) Cosby Show, with the title actor’s character an obstetrician/gynecologist and a successful lawyer for a wife, unrealistic. The family lived in a beautiful brownstone in highly fashionable Brooklyn Heights. Stepin Fetchit billed himself as ‘the laziest man on earth’ and catapulted to millionaire status by the 1930s, the first black actor to do that....
  • The Wife Of The Big Broadcast's Late Ed Walker Passes

    06/27/2016 3:25:40 PM PDT · by Viking2002 · 9 replies
    Nancy Elizabeth Murphy Walker, wife of the late Washington DC prominent radio personality Ed Walker, passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 due to complications from surgery. She was 82. Nancy was a beloved schoolteacher in Montgomery County Public Schools for 40 years, teaching at Bradley Elementary, Westbrook Elementary and finally Somerset Elementary before retiring in 2004. She was active as a deacon and volunteer at her church, Fourth Presbyterian in Bethesda, and was also a volunteer at Sibley Hospital. Born in Frederick, MD, Nancy attended Towson University before moving to Bethesda.
  • 'Harry Potter' Hackers Leak the Four Houses of American Hogwarts (4 Houses of "Ilvermorny")

    05/10/2016 5:34:21 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 10 replies
    Obsev ^ | 5-9-2016 | Logan Rapp
    All we know about the American wizard school was that it was called Ilvermorny, but that's all changed. Hackers found a way into the Pottermore site to discover a part that's under construction. Ultimately, we now know the names and styles of the four hours of Ilvermorny. So when Pottermore's sorting ceremony returns, looks like we Yankees will have a few new options to choose from.We have the houses of Horned Serpent, with the abilities of shape-shifting, invisibility and hypnosis; the Wampus, which is just described as a "cougar" with no other information; the Thunderbird, which seems to be across...
  • Prince Treated for Drug Overdose Days Before Death

    04/22/2016 6:09:10 AM PDT · by RayofHope · 65 replies
    TMZ ^ | 04/21/2016 | TMZ Staff
    Prince Treated for Drug Overdose Days Before Death Prince Treated for Drug Overdose Days Before Death 7,254 4/21/2016 4:51 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF EXCLUSIVE 42116-prince-getty-04Prince was treated for a drug overdose 6 days before his death ... multiple sources tell TMZ. We broke the story ... Prince's private jet made an emergency landing in Moline, Illinois last Friday, hours after he performed in Atlanta. At the time his reps said he was battling the flu ... something we questioned because his plane was only 48 minutes from home before the unscheduled landing. Multiple sources in Moline tell us, Prince...
  • WHAT IS HPN? [Hollywood Prayer Network]

    04/19/2016 3:02:37 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    “I have found the greatest power in the world is the power of prayer.” Cecil B. Demille Hollywood Prayer Network (HPN) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization led by entertainment industry Christians, seeking to impact our culture for Christ through prayer. We are committed to asking Christians everywhere to pray for the artists and professionals, projects and productions, and global impact of Hollywood: the world’s most influential mission field. With an attitude of love, it is our passion to mobilize people around the world to engage in culture, pray for the media, and help transform the spiritual climate of Hollywood. Whether...
  • Bernie Sanders considered soft on guns by his fellow Democrats

    04/18/2016 3:47:02 AM PDT · by Marcus · 15 replies
    Blasting News ^ | April 17, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    Sen. Bernie Sanders remains a darling of the far left on the political spectrum. But, according to Politico, he has one politically incorrect position that has proven to be a vulnerability. Coming from a rural state, Vermont, he is considered to be soft on guns, from the point of view of his fellow Democrats. He opposes a bill that would make firearms manufacturers responsible for the use of their products in the commission of a crime. Sanders fellow senator, Kristin Gillibrand of New York, broke down and cried about the issue and begged Sanders to change his position for the...
  • Tough-guy journeyman actor George Kennedy dies at 91

    02/29/2016 3:54:29 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 38 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | February 29, 2016 | AP
    LOS ANGELES – George Kennedy, the hulking, tough-guy character actor who won an Academy Award for his portrayal of a savage chain-gang convict in the 1960s classic "Cool Hand Luke," has died. His grandson Cory Schenkel says Kennedy died on Sunday morning of old age in Boise, Idaho. He was 91. He had undergone emergency triple bypass surgery in 2002. That same year, he and his late wife moved to Idaho to be closer to their daughter and her family, though he still was involved in occasional film projects. His biggest acting achievement came in "Cool Hand Luke," a 1967...
  • Fifty-two inmates dead in cartel prison battle in northeast Mexico

    02/11/2016 11:07:50 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    rueters ^ | Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:03am IST
    Fighting broke out before midnight in two areas of the Topo Chico prison between a faction of the brutal Zetas gang and another group, Nuevo Leon state Governor Jaime Rodriguez said. "During the clash several prisoners set fire to the food storage and sleeping areas," Rodriguez told reporters. It was not immediately clear how the victims died but Rodriguez said there was no gunfire. Rodriguez said the situation had been brought under control at about 1:30 a.m.(0730 GMT) on Thursday and ruled out a prison break. Worried family members outside the prison at one point forced open the prison gates...
  • Time to Seriously Boycott Fox TV? Lucifer, Exorcist Episodes Celebrate Satan. No Longer a Joke

    01/24/2016 3:35:15 PM PST · by Be Careful · 100 replies
    Celebrating Satan? While Homeschool w/ no TV really is the answer for our kids, we need to push back as hard as we can on Fox. Ideas beyond the obvious of just tuning out?
  • Celebrities Join "Stop Hate Dump Trump" Anti-Donald Campaign

    01/21/2016 7:42:47 AM PST · by Biggirl · 101 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 21, 2016 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Dozens of celebrities and activists have joined a new campaign aimed at derailing the presidential prospects of Republican frontrunner Donald Trump and the “politics of hate and exclusion he represents.”
  • Natalie Cole dead at 65: R&B singer was daughter of Nat King Cole

    01/01/2016 4:15:56 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1-1-16 | Larry McShane
    Chart-topping R&B singer Natalie Cole, who followed her legendary father into the music business with hits like "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)" and "Unforgettable," died at age 65. "Natalie Cole, sister beloved & of substance and sound. May her soul rest in peace," tweeted the Rev. Jesse Jackson on New Year's Day. Cole, who had struggled with a variety of health issues in recent years, died Thursday night, according to publicist Maureen O'Connor. The cause of death was reportedly congestive heart failure.
  • {snip} Should you take the kids to see The Force Awakens? {How desensitized are your kids?}

    12/17/2015 3:46:34 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    EW.com ^ | Anthony Breznican
    Here's a guide that may help you decide. It's mostly spoiler free, so no specific plot points will be revealed, but it does describe some of the incidents in general terms. You can read this and still not know where the story is going. ... 3.) NO MEANINGLESS DEATH In 1977's original Star Wars, the entire planet of Alderaan was obliterated, but the only human agony we witnessed played out on Princess Leia's face as she watched her homeworld turn into an asteroid field. In The Force Awakens, The First Order has a weapon similar to the Death Star -...
  • No More 'Christmas in Washington': After 33 Years the Show Has Been Canceled

    12/01/2015 6:27:34 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-01-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    [VIDEO] That's it. No more "Christmas in Washington." After 33 year years and 5 administrations, the live Christmas concert has been canceled: After last year’s show, hosted by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, TNT announced that it would no longer broadcast the Christmas special, ending a 15-year partnership with veteran producer George Stevens Jr. and his son, Michael. The Stevenses, who had just been ousted as the producers of the Kennedy Center Honors gala, said they were in search of a new broadcast partner. But a new network sponsor was never found, and according to the Stevens Co., the 2014 broadcast...
  • ‘The Walking Dead’ Is Not A Show About Survival, But About Humanity

    11/30/2015 9:52:53 AM PST · by PROCON · 83 replies
    thefederalist ^ | Nov. 27, 2015 | Jay Caruso
    Since “The Walking Dead” premiered in 2010, non-fans have often asked fans about the appeal of the show: “Who wants to watch people constantly on the run from zombies?” They mistakenly equated the show with feature films about zombies. Zombie movies almost always have the same underlying theme: survival. From “Night Of The Living Dead” to “28 Days Later” to “World War Z,” there is only one question viewers pose to themselves: “Will the characters survive?” There is never enough time to go beyond the theme of survival and really become invested in the characters. In “The Walking Dead,”...
  • Red Star Falling: The Trumbo Train Wreck

    11/28/2015 6:30:45 PM PST · by OddLane · 49 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 26, 2015 | Ron Radosh
    When it was announced two years ago that Bryan Cranston would play Dalton Trumbo in a new movie about the late blacklisted Communist screenwriter, I wrote an article for National Review that asked a simple question: would the film be honest and portray Trumbo accurately, or would it perpetuate the myth of innocent and victimized Hollywood Reds? Indeed, because of this piece, the producers and/or the publicity people of Bleecker Street Cinema claimed that I had “trashed the film” in advance and barred me from the screening, thus preventing me from writing about it for a national publication. One could...
  • Huge Flops Hit the Box Office

    10/26/2015 1:51:51 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 146 replies
    www.wsj.com ^ | Oct. 25, 2015 6:46 p.m. ET | By Erich Schwartzel
    A frightening showing at the box office this weekend featured five disappointments—including two of the biggest flops in history. “ Steve Jobs,” “The Last Witch Hunter,” “Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension,” “Rock the Kasbah” and “Jem and the Holograms” all fell short, with only “Witch Hunter” cracking $10 million. “Kasbah” and “Jem” now rank among the worst openings of all time, and “Paranormal” missed expectations after weeks of anticipation over its divisive distribution strategy. Instead, holdovers “The Martian” and “Goosebumps” came in first and second place, respectively. “The Martian” grossed an estimated $15.9 million in the U.S. and Canada, bringing...
  • Raymond Chandler: a Tale of Two Detectives

    10/05/2015 5:07:41 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 19 replies
    pop.RntRave.com ^ | Sept 19, 2015 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    I went to Manhattan to be a novelist and took the whole project very seriously. You know, in that pretentious way that young writers do. But somebody recommended The Big Sleep to me and I was totally charmed. This is the opposite of highbrow literature. It's a lively crime story told in street-level English, with slang and hyperbolic metaphors. The hero is a tough-guy private investigator, a knight on a white horse as Raymond Chandler himself explained. People come to him with their problems and the PI makes justice prevail. Raymond Chandler wrote a half-dozen outstanding novels starring his famous...
  • STEPHEN COLBERT ON BEING A “FOOL FOR CHRIST” [NOT satire!]

    09/29/2015 3:56:47 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 9/29/15 | Trevin Wax
    If, ten years ago, someone had told me that today I would be writing an article about the theology of a late-night talk show host, I wouldn’t have believed it. Picturing Jay Leno, David Letterman, and Conan O’Brien – I would have thought: What would there be to write about? Yet here we are in a day in which late-night hosts have left behind some of the cynicism of the past in favor of the fundamentals of comedy. We smile at Jimmy Fallon’s infectious joy and marvel at Stephen Colbert’s ability to combine moments of hilarity with moments of gravity as...
  • China calls Hillary Clinton a “rabble rouser” over Xi tweet

    09/29/2015 6:36:12 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 6 replies
    kmj.580 ^ | 9/29/15 | Unknown
    CNN) – China has lashed out at Hillary Clinton for her tweet criticizing Chinese President Xi Jinping’s record on gender equality, accusing her of being a “rabble-rouser” intent on China-bashing to win election points. The English edition of Global Times, a state-run media outlet, ran the editorial on Monday saying she had “resorted to these ignominious shenanigans” and likened her to another 2016 candidate, Donald Trump. It added: “Hillary was a lawyer, the former hostess of the White House, and also a senior leader in the government. It is a pity that even the former first lady has also thrown...
  • Oscar Nominee Subjects Are Going to Be a Heavy Dose of Lesbians, Transgenders, Pedophile Priests

    09/29/2015 2:44:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    Showbiz411.com ^ | 9/28/15 | Roger Friedman
    Get ready. This is going to be an interesting year at the Oscars. The movies that are getting into position for Best Picture nominations are not “Driving Miss Daisy” material. One of the leading candidates is “Spotlight,” Tom McCarthy’s exciting telling of how Boston Globe reporters unmasked 90 pedophile priests. The film has an all star cast including Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Liev Schreiber. They will all be contenders in the Best Supporting Acto race. “Carol” is a love story about two lesbians in 1952 New York. Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara are the lovers, and their work is...
  • Judy Carne, Rowan and Martin Laugh-in's "sock it to me" girl, has died at aged 76.

    09/07/2015 12:08:40 PM PDT · by PallMal · 57 replies
    The Telegraph Online ^ | Sept 7, 2015 | Obituary
    Judy Carne, who has died aged 76, was a bouncy, auburn-haired British actress who won overnight fame in the 1960s as the Sock It To Me girl...
  • Wes Craven, ‘Scream’ and ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ Director, Dies at 76

    08/30/2015 6:33:30 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 42 replies
    Variety ^ | August 30, 2015
    Legendary horror director Wes Craven, known for the “Scream” films, “Nightmare on Elm Street” and more, has died of brain cancer. He was 76.
  • 2016 Republican Presidential Primary Death Quiz

    08/13/2015 1:11:00 PM PDT · by AmericanCheeseFood · 3 replies
    2016 Republican Presidential Primary Death Quiz is a video put out by the Auralnauts, a YouTube channel that deals mainly in entertainment. This video however, deals with the Elections and I thought I'd share it with the FReepers here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8bVKt25YdE
  • Ann Coulter Talks 'Sharknado 3' Role: I'm as Bad as Lena Dunham

    07/22/2015 12:28:48 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 7/22/15 | Paul Bond
    "I've been acting for years. ... My greatest acting performance was pretending to enjoy the movie 'Selma.'" A version of this story first appeared in the June 26 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.In addition to being one of the most contro­versial conservative pundits on television, Ann Coulter has tried her luck at acting. In 2007, she made a few appearances on the Fox News series The ½ Hour News Hour. And now Coulter plays the U.S. vice president in Syfy's Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (July 22).She spoke with THR from...
  • "The Last Ship" is awesome! (Vanity)

    07/21/2015 1:09:31 PM PDT · by RIghtwardHo · 90 replies
    N/A ^ | 21 Jul 2015 | RIghtwardho
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  • Official Comic Con Trailer: Fear the Walking Dead: World Premiere

    07/10/2015 2:04:11 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 30 replies
    AMC youtube channel ^ | Jul 10, 2015 | AMC
    Official Comic Con Trailer: Fear the Walking Dead: World Premiere (click to see the youtube video)Published on Jul 10, 2015 Get more exclusive content on the official site for Fear the Walking Dead: http://www.amc.com/shows/fear-the-walking-dead
  • No Thank You Very Much, Mr Roboto

    07/10/2015 3:14:01 PM PDT · by jimjohn · 29 replies
    self | jimjohn
    The Wednesday episode of Mr. Robot was my last...
  • Search a Western Pennsylvania Theater to Find 'Bigfoot'

    05/28/2015 10:46:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | May 27, 2015 | Adrian McCoy
    A homicidal Bigfoot running wild in Western Pennsylvania stars in a locally made comedy/horror creature feature premiering this week. “Bigfoot: The Movie” is the brainchild of Ellwood City native Jared Show, who directed and produced the film. “It’s about three town locals and yinzers who are on the hunt for Bigfoot,” Mr. Show said. “A lot of these movies about Bigfoot are about people finding Bigfoot, or Bigfoot is their friend. Our Bigfoot’s not friendly at all. Our Bigfoot is mean, and it goes around killing people and eating cows.” “Bigfoot” was filmed in and around Ellwood City, with some...
  • Face it, George Clooney sucks

    05/28/2015 8:51:21 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 47 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/28/15 | Kyle Smith
    Face it, George Clooney sucks By Kyle Smith It’s time for Hollywood to face facts: George Clooney is not a star. If you matched them up head-to-head, Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson would crush him — and I don’t just mean literally. Clooney’s latest is the gargantuan flop “Tomorrowland” — a $190 million bomb (not including $100 million or so in worldwide marketing costs) that looks like it’s going to gross a little more than half of that at the North American box office. It’s delicately being referred to as an underperformer because no one in Hollywood wants to hurt the...
  • Verizon to Acquire AOL in $4.4 Billion Deal

    05/12/2015 6:18:52 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 23 replies
    Fox Business ^ | May 12, 2015 | Dow Jones Newswires
    Verizon Communications Inc. is buying AOL Inc. in a $4.4 billion deal aimed at advancing the telecom giant's growth ambitions in mobile video and advertising. The all-cash deal values AOL at $50 a share, a 23% premium over the company's three-month volume-weighted average price. AOL shares rose 18% in premarket trading to $50.27. Verizon shares fell 1.6% to $49. The acquisition would give Verizon, which has set its sights on entering the crowded online video marketplace, access to advanced technology AOL has developed for selling ads and delivering high-quality Web video.
  • Report: Tom Brady Could Be Suspended For Up To One Year (deflate-gate)

    05/08/2015 12:58:14 PM PDT · by drewh · 121 replies
    CBS ^ | May 7, 2015 2:40 pm ET | John Breech
    Tom Brady's offseason might extend until 2016 if the NFL decides to drop the hammer on the Patriots quarterback and at least one report is indicating that the league could slam the hammer down hard. According to the Miami Herald, Brady could be suspended for up to one year thanks to the part he played in Deflategate. "Everything is being studied. Everything is being considered," an NFL source told the Herald. Brady's punishment could end up being a shorter suspension, but the source told the Herald not to dismiss the possibility of a year-long suspension. The Patriots quarterback, along with...
  • The NFL's Deflategate report is a disaster for Tom Brady

    05/07/2015 6:15:29 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 103 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5/7 | Cork Gaines
    While the investigation focuses on the actions of two employees, locker room attendant Jim McNally and equipment assistant John Jastremski, the report also concludes that Tom Brady "was at least generally aware of the inappropriate activities of McNally and Jastremski involving the release of air from Patriots game balls." This is a pretty damning accusation against one of the NFL's biggest stars. The league's evidence against Brady centers on three main points: 1) his reaction to the condition of game balls used in a Week 7 game against the New York Jets in October, 2) how he interacted with McNally...
  • Sci-Fi’s Pod People - Sci-Fi taken over by PC heavies— face serious resistance.

    04/10/2015 11:37:27 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 74 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | April 10, 2015 | Daniel J. Flynn
    "....The controversy over the Hugo Awards contains elements of a good dystopian science fiction story. Unfortunately, the media brat-fit over the successful effort to rescue escapist fantasy literature from its political pursuers comes not from the pages of Brave New World but from Slate,Salon, and Entertainment Weekly.Like sports, video games, and cake baking, science fiction strangely finds itself in the crosshairs of ideological killjoys. Perhaps it was only a matter of time and space before the genre obsessed with time and space became a culture-war battlefield.“To many of the people involved in this industry, politics and message trump entertainment or...
  • 'Furious 7' races to the top of the box office

    04/05/2015 8:44:09 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5 April 2015 | AP
    “Furious 7″ raced to the top of the domestic box office, picking up a massive $143.6 million in its opening weekend. That establishes a new high-water mark for the month of April, blowing past the $95 million debut of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” as well as marks the highest grossing kick-off for any film in the “Fast and Furious” franchise. It also ranks ninth among the top ten openings in history. Audiences flocked to see star Paul Walker in one of his final roles. The actor died in a 2013 car crash at the age of 40 and his...
  • BBC drop the big one. Clarkson out from Top Gear!

    03/25/2015 11:09:12 AM PDT · by Vanders9 · 56 replies
    BBC ^ | 03/25/15 | BBC
    The BBC's director general Tony Hall has confirmed that Jeremy Clarkson will not have his Top Gear contract renewed, after a physical assault on one of his colleagues.
  • Night at The Museum 3

    03/23/2015 11:22:13 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 7 replies
    today | Me
    Watched the movie over the weekend and it is a very GOOD example of what libs think the world would be if they could have it their way.
  • Taylor Swift buys .porn and .adult web domain names

    03/23/2015 8:40:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    BBC ^ | 3/23/15
    Taylor Swift has bought the web domain names TaylorSwift.porn and TaylorSwift.adult. The addresses are part of a public sale by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The web domain names go on sale to the public on 1 June but some stars and companies are being given the opportunity to buy them ahead of then.
  • Who's Faster on the Draw? Gun or Knife

    03/09/2015 8:13:57 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 38 replies
    Who's faster on the draw? Gun or knife? This segment highlights a person with a gun against another with a knife, both are holstered. At the sound of the signal, each draws to hit their target. (balloons). The person with the gun targets vary from 5-7 yards out and the knife guy balloons is only 4 feet away. This demonstration shows the gun prowess from varying distances and the time it takes to hit the target, which is more impressive than watching the guy draw his knife. Don't know what do you all think? View the who's faster on the...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) ROUND 7 - FINAL!

    03/08/2015 7:18:56 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 69 replies
    me | 3/8/15 | me
    ROUND 7 - THE FINAL - OF THE '80S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, March 15 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. The Final Pair! Vote for your favorite! No reply, no vote. A tie will be broken with a run-off which will end (hopefully) the following Monday.
  • 5 Ways ‘Parks And Recreation’ Turned Into Socialist Propaganda

    03/03/2015 11:32:29 AM PST · by OddLane · 39 replies
    Thought Catalog ^ | January 23, 2015 | Michael Malice
    There are countless television shows that far outstayed their welcome, becoming almost unwatchable self-parodies by the end. The Drew Carey Show, The Office, and Scrubs are three extreme examples of this phenomenon. As series drag on, show fans become show writers and what ends up happening is effectively fanfic on screen. It’s why The Simpsons still makes the same jokes again and again. Parks and Recreation isn’t unwatchable yet, but boy is it close. This is a shame. While the series was never great, it was still one of the most consistent sitcoms of the last decade. All the characters...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) ROUND 6

    03/01/2015 6:30:25 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 48 replies
    me | 3/1/15 | me
    ROUND 6 OF THE '80S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, March 8 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. The Final 4 in just 2 pairs of songs! Vote for your favorite of each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end (hopefully) the following Monday.