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Early summer movies underperform at box office | Entertainment | Reuters

Early summer movies underperform at box office | Reuters
So apparently release-weekend ticket sales for Pirates of the Caribbean 3 are about 15% lower than last year’s number for Pirates 2. Geez… I dunno, maybe it’s because the prices keep going up for nothing. Or maybe 15% of the people got turned off by #2 and aren’t rushing out to see this one. Or maybe a large chunk of people are seriously pissed off at the film industry for churning out several metric tonnes of mindless tripe

Ax or Ask – Helping people talk better

Ax or Ask (Youtube)

All I can say is I wish this guy all the luck in the world. If I try to tell someone their “street talk” is illiterate filth, I get labeled as a racist, so thank you Mr Garrard McClendon for trying to educate the masses. I don’t care that he’s cheesy, and I don’t care that he wears the ugliest suit ever worn. It’s a shameful world

Flickr (aka Yahoo) needs a reality check

You may have heard of an Icelandic photographer named Rebekka Guðleifsdóttir (I have no idea how to pronounce that!). She’s taken some gorgeous artistic shots and trick photos that dazzle the eye and mind alike. She’s so good, in fact, that an unscrupulous print shop decided to sell canvas prints of her work without permission, and made a fair chunk of money

I'm going to suck you dead! Study links oral sex and throat cancer

It’s nice to live in a world where people still swallow “scientific studies” as the one and only truth (unless some holy text says otherwise). Just out is a study linking oral sex and throat cancer

Brain-damaged teen (seriously), drunk and high, runs into oncoming traffic

Every once in a while, we get a chilling reminder of how amazingly dumb people can be. In the news today, a troubled teenager died a nasty death after jumping out of a moving car and running across a busy highway.

Humanity vs Capitalism

On Friday, Brazil decided to bypass a pharmaceutical patent in order to get better AIDS treatment for its people. They were in negotiations with Merck, creator of the Efavirenz drug, but couldn’t reach an agreement on the price. Brazil’s president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (I call him Louie) made the decision to break the patent and put his citizens first

The downward spiral

The Webby Award winners have been annouced, and one of the most hypocritical controversies on the net right now involves eBay, winner of a Lifetime Achievement Award. Some woefully retarded rednecks are accusing eBay of providing weapons to Seung-Hui Cho, the Virginia Tech Shooter.