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  • Star Wars Mark Hamill “Luke Skywalker Didn’t Die A Virgin”

    04/17/2019 1:59:19 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 57 replies ^ | April 17, 2019 | Christopher Fiduccia
    [Mark] Hamill can't officially confirm or deny whether Luke died a virgin, it does bring the expanded Star Wars universe into question. Star Wars Legends of course introduced Luke's wife named Mara Jade, who is a fan favorite character from the Star Wars novels. Together they had one child named Ben Skywalker, although neither Mara Jade nor their son have been introduced in the movies thus far and Star Wars Legends was removed from canon following Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm. After the title reveal of Episode IX and the fact that J.J. Abrams recently said there is more to learn about Rey's parentage, the truth behind Luke's...
  • Ole Miss students vote unanimously to remove Confederate statue from campus center [tr]

    03/07/2019 12:40:58 PM PST · by C19fan · 90 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 7, 2019 | Stephanie Haney
    University of Mississippi student government groups are calling for a Confederate soldier monument to be moved from a prominent spot on the Oxford campus to a Confederate cemetery in a secluded area behind a coliseum. All 47 members of the Associated Student Body Senate voted unanimously on Tuesday in favor of a resolution asking administrators to move the statue, which has stood since 1906 in a park-like setting near the university's main administrative building. The Confederate soldier statue was a rallying point in Oxford in 1962 for people who rioted to oppose court-ordered integration of the university. The Graduate Student...
  • Backyard camera catches talking crow saying 'Hello' to squirrel

    03/03/2018 9:51:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    A wild crow that was hand-raised by an Ontario veterinarian as an infant was caught on camera saying "Hello" to a squirrel in the woman's back yard. Dr. Kristy Hiltz, a veterinarian at Sherbrooke Heights Animal Hospital in Peterborough, said her husband placed a GoPro camera near a feeder in their back yard and it recently captured the moment a crow landed on a branch near a feasting squirrel and said "Hello" twice. Hiltz said the crow was one of five she and her family cared for in the summer of 2011 after their nest fell out of a tree...
  • President Trump under fire after appearing to hog umbrella from Melania Trump and Barron

    01/16/2018 5:10:40 PM PST · by mdittmar · 73 replies
    yahoo ^ | January 16, 2018 | Aris Folley,
    President Donald Trump is facing a deluge of criticism after appearing to keep an umbrella to himself while leaving his wife and son to brave the elements.Photographs of the president showed him holding a large black umbrella as he boarded Air Force One at West Palm Beach in Florida Monday.
  • I Don’t Like Fruit

    11/17/2017 1:37:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Rush ^ | November 17, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I have made a big deal out of the fact that I don’t like fruit. In fact, it has become a signature thing. At golf every Saturday morning we get together early and have breakfast at the club prior to going on out. And I’m always razzed, you know, I order bacon and eggs or just some bacon. And everybody says, “Hey, Rush, I got some extra fruit, you want some fruit?” It’s not even funny anymore because it’s so well known. So I have a story here. “Just 12% of Americans Eat Enough Fruit and Vegetables, According to...
  • Hold on Ex-Im nomination keeps cronyism crimped

    02/09/2016 4:29:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 9, 2015 | Diane Katz
    The president has nominated attorney J. Mark McWatters for the bank board. However, Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), chairman of the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, has said he's "in no hurry" to hold a hearing or a vote on the nomination. Other pending confirmations take precedence, he said.The last of the 2015 lobbying reports are in, and the top corporate spender turns out to have been the Boeing Company, at $21.9 million. Not coincidentally, the aerospace giant also outranks thousands of other firms in profiting from the subsidies doled out by the Export-Import Bank. Last year, Boeing benefitted...
  • R U 4 Real (Vanity)

    03/07/2015 12:45:05 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 9 replies ^ | 3/7/2015 | Dallas59
    Will the government ever publish graphs, charts, info on where the money they get for Obammy Care is going?
  • What Flying Was Like Before the Smoke Cleared

    02/23/2015 6:25:07 PM PST · by Drango · 89 replies
    NYTimes ^ | Feb 23 '15 | JOE SHARKEY
    IF you think the air travel experience generally stinks now, consider what it was like before smoking was banned on domestic flights 25 years ago. Tracy Sear, a flight attendant with US Airways, was looking over some Facebook posts from colleagues recalling those bad old days when a third or more of passengers on any flight puffed away, and cabins were foul with smoke. When I spoke with her the other day, she read one of those posts to me: “Suitcases, uniforms, hair — all stunk from cigarette smoke. And it’s astounding that we didn’t have more cabin fires.” ~snip
  • Important Slow News

    07/09/2014 4:21:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | July 8, 2014 | John Stossel
    Wars, plane crashes, mass murder -- it's easy to report news that happens suddenly. Reporters do a good job covering that. But we do a bad job telling you about what's really changing in the world, because we miss the stories that happen slowly. These are usually the more important stories. Recently, President Barack Obama was mocked for saying: "The world is less violent than it has ever been. It is healthier than it has ever been. It is more tolerant than it has ever been. It is better fed than it's ever been. It is more educated than...
  • Newsweek Contributor Compares Ann Romney to Hitler and Stalin on MSNBC

    05/13/2012 8:05:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 5/13/12 | Noel Sheppard
    As NewsBusters reported Sunday, Newsweek/Daily Beast senior contributor Michelle Goldberg called Ann Romney "insufferable" on MSNBC this morning. Seconds later, she also compared the wife of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee to Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary). As Mark Finkelstein previously noted, Goldberg began her Romney attack on Up with Chris Hayes by saying, "It can't only be me that maybe initially saw Ann Romney as maybe a sympathetic or neutral figure but who is increasingly seeing her as someone who is kind of insufferable because of the way she's milking this thing."
  • Gingrich tells NY GOP he would support Romney

    04/20/2012 8:29:18 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 70 replies ^ | Apr 20, 2012 @ 09:51 AM |
    The Associated Press NEW YORK —Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich told Republicans at a New York state party dinner that he would work for Mitt Romney’s victory in the general election if Romney wins the nomination. “We are dedicated to a unified Republican Party,” he said. Speaking Thursday in New York City, Gingrich said he’s stayed in the race “to articulate big themes and big ideas” but that “we have a moral obligation to defeat Barack Obama.” To that end, he said, he would work to support Romney, and he said Romney would do the same for him. “Romney and I...
  • Is the president of the Czech Republic a pen stealer?

    04/12/2011 3:58:18 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 7 replies ^ | Apr 12, 12:23 pm ET | Brett Michael Dykes
    As just about anyone who's ever worked in an office can attest, one of life's most festering annoyances are people who don't return pens that they borrow. Now it appears as though Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus may be one of those people, and the citizens of the nation he rules over are none too pleased about it. You see, Klaus, whose most notable prior controversy was probably his flat rejection of climate change science—a position that he even appeared on Glenn Beck's show to tour—was caught on video coyly pocketing a ceremonial pen during a recent visit to Chile....
  • Dennis Kucinich Sues House Cafeteria (bit into olive pit)

    01/26/2011 9:58:26 AM PST · by Baladas · 141 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | January 26, 2011 | Ryan Abbott
    WASHINGTON (CN) - Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich says he suffered permanent injuries from biting an olive pit hidden in the sandwich wrap he bought at a House of Representatives cafeteria. He demands $150,000. The former presidential hopeful sued Restaurant Associates, which operates the cafeteria in the Longworth Office Building, its parent company, Compass Group USA, and food suppliers Performance Food Group Co. and Foodbuy LLC. Kucinich seeks damages for negligence, in Superior Court.
  • Woman who trained Obama family dog Bo dies

    01/15/2011 11:23:17 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 15, 2011 | JESSICA GRESKO
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz, the trainer who prepared President Barack Obama's dog Bo for life as the first dog, has died.
  • Eva Longoria and Tony Parker -- Divorcing

    11/16/2010 1:09:17 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 64 replies · 1+ views
    TMZ ^ | 11/16/2010 | Staff
    Eva Longoria and Tony Parker are getting divorced ... TMZ has learned. Parker filed for divorce yesterday in Texas. The "Desperate Housewives" actress and the San Antonio Spurs star married back in July of 2007. Eva has stated that she has Tony's initials tattooed on her body ... in a mystery spot. She also has Tony's jersey number -- "Nine" -- tattooed on the back of her neck.
  • Woman Keeps Pet Snowball For 33 Years

    01/13/2010 5:16:30 AM PST · by Daffynition · 88 replies · 1,770+ views ^ | January 12, 2010 | staff reporter
    Prena Thomas has the usual things in the freezer of her home in Lakeland, Fla. Vegetables, pancakes and fish, she told a Tampa television station. But she also has a snowball that she made in 1977. Thomas said that over the decades, she has never had a power outage that would destroy the cold hunk she says is precious to her. "It's just like a little pet," she said. However, she does sometimes take it out of the freezer, unwrap the bread bag that contains it and shows it to friends.
  • Chihuahua With Earrings Stolen At Gay Bar

    08/21/2009 11:59:20 AM PDT · by GQuagmire · 82 replies · 2,185+ views ^ | 8/21/09 | AP
    WILTON MANORS, Fla. -- A man with a tattoo of Britney Spears' name on his arm or neck allegedly stole a Chihuahua with pink earrings from a South Florida gay bar. Brian Dortort, 48, said Thursday that he has spent weeks searching for his 4-month-old pooch, named Hudson Hayward Hemingway. The dog, about the size of a softball, was in a specialty pet bag.
  • Roger Federer marries longtime girlfriend

    04/13/2009 11:27:42 AM PDT · by Justaham · 8 replies · 932+ views
    eOnline ^ | 4-11-09
    BASEL, Switzerland -- Roger Federer married longtime girlfriend Mirka Vavrinec in a small ceremony in his hometown Saturday. The second-ranked tennis player announced the wedding on his Web site, saying the couple got married "surrounded by a small group of close friends and family." "It was a beautiful spring day and an incredibly joyous occasion," he said. The couple announced last month they are expecting their first child.
  • Suncoast man finds manatee-shaped potato

    02/06/2009 3:12:56 AM PST · by Daffynition · 46 replies · 1,896+ views
    WWSB ABC7 ^ | Feb 5, 2009 | unknown
    SARASOTA, FL - A Suncoast man says he has a potato that's shaped like a manatee. Sarasota resident Len Higley tells ABC 7 that he picked the tuber from a bin of loose potatoes at the Publix on Fruitville Road near Honore Avenue. He says that as he sorted through them, that his eyes went right to the potato and immediately thought it looked like one of the endangered vegetarian mammals. Higley purchased the potato a brought it home, but says he's not going to eat it. Putting it on Ebay has crossed his mind, but not sure what he's...
  • Edwards Admits Affair

    08/08/2008 11:57:31 AM PDT · by JennysCool · 764 replies · 2,562+ views
    ABC News ^ | 08-08-08 | ABC News
    ABC Radio news just announced Sen. John Edwards will admit to the affair with Rielle Hunter in an interview with the network, but insists the child is not his. We return you to your regularly-scheduled FReeping.