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Heather Armstrong Reigns Over Blogdom With Dooce.com

When asked what we do for work, we often wince before saying, "I'm a blogger." It's because, for most folks, the term likely describes a twenty-something nerd who lives in his mother's basement, collects unemployment, and writes in his LiveJournal about black metal bands. Thanks to the New York...

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Facebook Posts Promising Free Southwest Flights Are *Gasp* Spam

In today's Facebook travels, you may have noticed that free Southwest flights constituted a hot topic of discussion amongst your friends. (We received several comments today along those lines.) Well, to nobody's surprise, those comments were nothing but spam messages. In case you were goofy enough...

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'Great Gatsby' Flick to Be Shot in 3-D

It sounds like a story line straight out of 'The Simpsons.' For the first time in years, a movie director will soon adapt 'The Great Gatsby' to the silver screen. Except this Gatsby will be in 3-D. And in Australia. Let's just hope that director Baz Lurhmann goes ahead, fully embraces absurdity, and...

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Dorky Dad Bakes Son 'Angry Birds' Birthday Cake, Lazy Parents Roll Eyes

If your kids are currently in the room, it's probably in your best interest to refrain from watching this video. No, it's not because of bad language or nudity or violence. It's because, if they see this monstrosity of a birthday cake (and working model of 'Angry Birds'), they will not rest until...

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Nun Ousted From Spanish Convent for Facebooking

Ten years ago, the sisters of the Santo Domingo el Real convent in Toledo, Spain decided to get a computer. "It enabled us do things [sic] such as banking online and saved us having to make trips into the city," 54-year-old Sister Maria Jesús Galán recently told the Telegraph. Having...

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Bieber the Face (and Hairdo) of MTV and Facebook's Anti-Cyber-Bullying Campaign

MTV, Facebook and Justin "The Beebs" Bieber have launched Draw Your Line, a campaign to track and discourage acts of cyberbullying. While we hate cyberbullying as much as the next blog, we have to question the inclusion of Justin Bieber, as it reminds us of those old anti-drug specials featuring...

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Make Actual Music Virtually With Tellart's 'Bells!'

Clang your way through the end of your work day by plugging your favorite tunes into Tellart's nifty 'Bells!' site. By merely dragging those little virtual bells into position, you'll trigger an Arduino processor that plays the genuine articles right there in Tellart's Rhode Island office (watch...

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Frightened Dell Employees Call Cops on Horribly Misguided P.R. Campaign

We're comforted to know that we're not the only ones who get severely weirded out by overzealous P.R. people. Dell employees in Round Rock, Texas were so freaked out, in fact, that they recently wound up calling the cops on their own coworkers. Of course, they didn't realize at the time that the...

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'A' Is for ADD: 'Sesame Street' Coming to Microsoft Kinect

Perhaps you're the type of parent that hates to see a child become ADD-addled and glassy-eyed in front of the TV. Well, thanks to 'Sesame Street' and Microsoft's motion-control Kinect gaming system, you can soon have your little tyke unresponsive and rambunctious. According to the Xbox PR folk, the...

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Black Eyed Peas Halftime Show Suffers From Wireless Malfunction (Among Other Things)

Yesterday, before the big game, Black Eyed Peas figurehead Will.i.am promised USA Today that he would totally tweet during the halftime show! Well, he didn't. Here was his explanation, as taken from his Twitter feed, decidedly post-game: "Att crashed...ahhhh!!!! The worse." He then added,...

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