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December 30, 2014

Chinese Real Estate Mogul Sent to Prison for Eating Endangered Tigers

A wealthy Chinese businessman has been jailed for 13 years after buying and eating three tigers. Identified only by the name ‘Xu,’ the real-estate developer appealed to a higher court which assuredly upheld the ruling.

You see, Xu has a hobby marked by dismembering and grilling endangered tigers. This process includes eating tiger meat, storing tiger penis, and drinking tiger blood alcohol.

Last year he organized a total of three trips for himself and 15 colleagues. During these trips, a tiger would be purchased for a huge sum of money, and picked apart while he and his friends watched. They would then eat the meat and keep the leftovers.

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December 23, 2014

Sony Will Allow Theaters to Show “The Interview” on Christmas Day

Tim League founder of the Alamo Drafthouse cinema chain announced this morning that Sony Pictures will be allowing him to show the controversial film “The Interview”.

We have no word yet from other exhibitors, but sources familiar with this mornings conference call made it clear that Sony was back on track for a Christmas day release, they will make the film available to theaters at a reduced rental rate,  as well as available through video on demand services and a still unclear streaming deal.

This all just a week after Sony under pressure from Pro-North Korean hackers pulled the film because of vague threats of attacks against theaters showcasing the [...]

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December 22, 2014

Joe Cocker Dies

Joe Cocker who came to fame at Woodstock with his now famous bluesy voice passed away this morning after a year long battle with lung cancer. Cocker, a British born musician who has resided state-side for some time came to fame in the 1960’s with powerful renditions of songs like “With a little help from my friends” originally by the Beatles. He produced over 40 albums throughout his career. His agent Barrie Marshal said the singer was “Simply Unique” in a report from the BBC.

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December 22, 2014

Boston Uber Driver is Arrested, Accused With Rape

In startling recent news, Uber driver Alejandro Done has been accused of sexually assaulting an innocent woman. He was arrested.

What happened was this:

According to investigators, the woman was picked up on December 6. She used the Uber app like anybody else would- requesting the popular ride-sharing service through her smartphone.

Upon arriving, Alejandro allegedly insisted on being payed in cash. He took her to an ATM where she withdrew cash, and upon getting back into the car was taken to a secluded location.

 

She was then sexually assaulted, say authorities.

Currently, “Uber has confirmed that they are aware of the [...]

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December 19, 2014

Glitch Mob: An Industry in Flux

A new generation of games is extremely exciting for the whole fan base of said industry. No other type of entertainment including movies, music, television, and literature gets the same improvement in waves. Video games have a special schedule and we are supposed to be in the middle of a swathe of improved graphics, expanded draw distance, and revolutionary gameplay. That is what we have always been promised. And certain console transitions have provided those improvements, the Super Nintendo yielded a gargantuan improvement in pixel count and tone. The Nintendo 64 brought a whole new dimension into our games, and after that, well, it seems as though it is better to wait three years [...]

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December 18, 2014

Sony Needs to Grow A Pair (and Here Are 3 Reasons Why)

As the entire world is aware, what is believed to be North Korea has threatened to cause “911-style” mass destruction of theaters on American soil which play a certain film depicting their leader, Kim Jong Un.

So in unison with AMC, Regal, and many other major theater chains, the company behind this film yanked it from release (previously set for Christmas day).

That company was Sony.

The film, The Interview.

Now, maybe you’re thinking “Of course they did! Terrorism is serious sh*t.”

But why don’t we consider these three things?

 

1. Bombing anything on US soil is a really bad idea.

Japan once [...]

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December 18, 2014

Is This The Last Dalai Lama?

When the Chinese government took action to forcibly rule Tibet in 1959, centuries of stability and peace were thrown away.

Prior to this the Dalai Lama resided at Potala Palace in Lhasa (the capitol city). His role, according to religious and political ideology, was that of both spiritual and political leader. During the time before this and with preceding leaders, Tibet maintained peace and happiness.

But China trampled over the government, strong-arming it into the Communist regime, and converted the official language from Tibetan to Chinese. And on the fateful year of 1959 the Dalai Lama fled to India.

 

Now the nation is under a [...]

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December 13, 2014

Retro Report: Napster and the Culture of Free

In 1999, a file-sharing program created in a Boston dorm room sent shockwaves across the music industry and served notice that a major cultural shift was underway.

Napster a peer to peer music service founded by Sean Fanning & Sean Parker was at one point larger than AOL. Napster was the most disruptive thing the music business ever experienced, and years after the service was shuttered they are still dealing with seismic shift it has caused in there industry. Long gone are the days of “buying” music. Gen Y is a streaming generation, and one that doesn’t wanna cough up a dime to the industry.

This new music business has though given the power back to the [...]

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December 12, 2014

The Fastest Production Jaguar Ever

This is the latest rendition of the famed F-Type. The Project 7 . (Which was just confirmed for production) Jaguar has packed this thing with a Supercharged V8 that pulls nearly 600 BHP. It can do 0 – 60 in just under 4 seconds and features a removable roof.

The only thing Jag got wrong on this was limiting the top speed to 183 MPH. It just debuted at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, so expect more to hear more about it in the next few weeks.

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December 8, 2014

Eat Here: Monell’s

As a California native, real southern dining is an experience that is unfamiliar to us Angelinos. I decided to immerse myself into a unknown culture to get a real taste of Nashville dining and visit a Tennessee hot spot. Monell’s is a restaurant, unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. As soon as you walk in the door, the atmosphere warms up your spirit seeing the vibrant smiles and welcoming staff presented at the front door. Now this is where it gets interesting. If you do not have a full party accompanying you, they take you and whoever you’re with, and add you to a table with complete strangers to fill up a table. Now that might seem a tad bit jarring, however [...]

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December 8, 2014

Monday Blues: A Study on Monkeys

When it comes to life many humanistic qualities have been defined by monkeys in a more simplistic manner, and we can all learn from it. The saying goes, monkey see, monkey do, a fundamental aspect in human interaction and we overlooked it until we noticed it in primates. We can take a lot from them, and i came across this study, that perfect exemplifies human nature. Basically, in the beginning there is five monkeys in this room, and a ladder. At the top of this ladder, are a bunch of bananas.

Now heres where it starts to get interesting. Occasionally a monkey would decide to climb the ladder and grab a banana, however whenever a monkey went up the ladder, the other monkeys [...]

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November 28, 2014

Top 5: Deals That Don’t Need Black Friday

Today, you may feel the need to get caught up in all of the “Black Friday” hysteria, but I assure you fellow gamer, there is no need. Pull yourself away from the media and the stores telling you what to do, walk outside and smell the roses, and the deals that have been surrounding you way before you had thought the word “doorbuster”. These are all great, content rich products that float around or below the twenty dollar mark, and now you don’t have to risk death to receive them.

 

 

5: Deadly Premonition

This extremely odd piece of interactive entertainment caught my eye when it was first released but I never [...]

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November 20, 2014

Eat Here: Burger Up

FROM FRESH NASHVILLE

 

When it comes to good food, good people, and great vibes, Nashville, Tennessee is definitely the way to go. I recently arrived in this beautiful city a mere three weeks ago, and already I can tell you, I’ve had the best burger quite possibly in the world. On the first day that I arrived, I decided I wanted to have a delicious Nashville meal and asked a buddy of mine to take me to the best restaurant in our vicinity. Ladies and gentlemen, I am happy to say my first meal in Tennessee was an amazing place that you might know named “Burger Up”.

 

Now for those of you on the west coast, specifically California, (even more [...]

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November 20, 2014

Master Chief is Finally Getting Patched Up

If you have been playing the Halo: Master Chief Collection for the past week you know that the online multiplayer has been plagued with sluggishness. Some users on Reddit reported that matches took up to 6 hours to find, and some people had no luck finding any at all. Hopefully these painful issues will be mostly cleaned up today with a new patch that will do the following:

(Source: Halo Waypoint)

 MATCHMAKING Addressed a number of issues that resulted in extended matchmaking times and low matchmaking success rates. Made a number of updates to how matchmaking progress is communicated to the player. With this update, you’ll see better, more frequent and more informative [...]
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November 17, 2014

Batman Still Has His Easter Eggs

Batman Arkham City was full of fun little Easter eggs that called back to earlier games and comic book lore. But even after 3 years, more are still being found. Under a fake name, Rocksteady Studios (the developer of the game) posted a video hinting at a never solved secret. And what was that secret? Days, one day in particular, December 14th 2004, the day the studio was founded. If you set your PC or game console to that date and pay a visit to Calender Man in the Gotham Court you will get a special message.

Batman: Arkham City New Easter Egg – Calendar Man’s Secret Message

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