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Nerd of Batman, sports, logic, Diddy, objectivity, Star Trek, personal enlightenment, Lincoln, the Rays, psychology, mic dropping. Kind've in that order.
-- I don't hit snooze. I usually wake up some time before my alarm is going to go off and I move it back an hour.
This alarm clock will get you outta bed. Or....
But here's an economic punishment that will wake you up in the morning: An alarm clock that shreds a dollar bill if you don't smack it in the first few seconds.
Click the link to see the pic of the contraption.
--50 Shades of Superman? Uhhh, maybe.
All of their romances pale in comparison to the potential of DC Comics' current power couple, Superman and Wonder Woman. The two hooked up for the first time last year, but now DC has revealed an all-new ongoing series -- aptly titled Superman/Wonder Woman -- that will serve to explore the budding relationship between the DCU's most powerful heroes.
-- Probably the worst Star Wars prank I've come across. Definitely most annoying.
-- Cristiano Ronaldo could be a, or the reason you watch a soccer game.
Although far from obese, his buddies looked distinctly wobbly compared to the solidified sports star.
Flaunting freshly highlighted hair, Cristiano stood between them in a dodgy pair of yellow swimming trunks as he soaked up the Floridian rays.
He was in chipper spirits on the deck of the luxury vessel, proudly parading his buff body as he admired the view.
-- I'm not one for anything involving weddings - remember, can't tie a tie - but Joanna Krupa's wedding dress is immaculate.
How? By walking down the ideal the an low-cut strapless number by Chagoury. But a revealing crystal embellished top wasn't the sexiest aspect of the dress. Although her gown included a dramatic ruffle train, the high-low style created a mini effect in the front, allowing full view of the bride's long legs.
-- Starbucks will be posting their calorie counts. I believe what regularly get has zero calories.
Calorie counts on menus are already required in some parts of the country, including New York City.
But starting June 25, Starbucks Corp. says customers at its more than 10,000 U.S. locations will be able to see that there are 300 calories in a small caramel Frappuccino and 230 calories in a small Iced Caffe Mocha.
Pastry cases will also show calorie information, in case customers want to save some calories and opt for a Morning Bun (350 calories) instead of a blueberry scone (460 calories).
Next you’re going to tell me that Tony the Tiger is really a cranky bald man in a cat suit, or something equally horrifying.
My only solace is that he goes by “Cap’n” Crunch instead of ”Captain.” Still, I’m a little heartbroken over here.
-- I DIDN'T SEE IT YET (TONIGHT!), but if Man of Steel is as dark as the Nolan Batman trilogy, then it's going to be a challenge to create a Batman/Superman movie where they are contrasting figures...which they are.
Welcome to the Dark Knight-ification of Superman. Yes, the film is directed by Zack Snyder, but it is heavy (in all senses of the word) with the imprint of co-writer and co-producer Christopher Nolan, who's followed his decade with the caped crusader by taking on the task of rebooting DC Comics' other superstar superhero. The tone is somber, the palette is grayish, and you can scarcely swing a cape without it getting snagged on some moral dilemma.
-- Last week Sony did a job on Microsoft when hours after the big X Box One showcase, they undercut the price of it by going to $399 on the PS4.
Now, we've got Jay Z (one of the three best EVER), doing one on Kanye, who's album drops this week.
And! There'll be free copies of it. The connection: Samsung has purchased 1 million copies of Jay-Z’s coming album, entitled “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” slated for release July 4, and plans to give them to Samsung Galaxy smartphone users for free – 72 hours ahead of the release. The users are to receive the music through an app they’ll receive later this month. (Recipients won’t be able to share it until the official release date.)
-- That guy's belly isn't like that because of beer. It's something else. Beer belly is a misnomer.
Blame that belly on the beer? Not so fast. According to University of California Davis food science professor Charles Bamforth, the colloquial notion of the beer belly — that beer somehow uniquely targets the gut – doesn’t jibe with medical science.
“The beer belly is a complete myth. The main source of calories in any alcoholic beverage is alcohol,”
-- Ugh. Send the porn offer. She's bound to get one, right? This is what the adult industry usually pounces on.
-- The end of Western Civilization, that's a bit much. Definitely get off Bob's lawn moment.
-- #shotsfired at a baseball game. No not really.
-- You'll have to drive to Columbus for it, but a White Castle food truck is an excellent idea.
...while company officials determine exactly where the trucks will be stationed, says Jamie Richardson, a White Castle vice president. Once regular locations are mapped out, the trucks will likely stay open 24 hours, just like almost all of White Castle’s brick-and-mortar stores. Richardson says the food-truck menu, although not yet finalized, will include three variations on the chain’s signature sliders and might see items not available in stores, such as salty caramel fries.
Downtown Toledo would be a decent spot for a couple of distinctive food trucks!
-- After Earth. Oblivion and Elysium. All apocalyptic, right? All with BIG stars. Same movie.
-- A dress code for attorneys in TN.
Attorneys in the county have groaned to their colleagues and judges that certain female attorneys are showing up in attire that pricks the sensibilities of a profession long known for its conservative dress code.
Some female lawyers, according to many in the local legal community, are appearing in court in revealing blouses, miniskirts and, in at least one instance, sweatpants.
Do you have a dress code where you work?
-- It's a hundred years late, but the US/China global rivalry has potentially spawned a man made canal in Nicaragua.
Estimated to cost $40 billion, it includes an interoceanic canal, an oil pipeline, an interoceanic “dry canal” freight railroad, two deepwater ports, two international airports and a series of free-trade zones along the canal route. The canal would be at least twice as long as the Panama Canal and wider in order to accommodate the newest generation of supertankers.
-- Eye ball licking. Not yum.
Sometimes known as "worming" – which somehow makes this whole thing worse – oculolinctus is being blamed for a significant rise in Japanese cases of conjunctivitis and eye-chlamydia, which is actually a thing. It's apparently seen as a new second-base; the thing you graduate to when kissing gets boring.
-- It's not often we see Gene Wilder. He's a recluse, and I guess being alive at 80 is an accomplishment, but Wilder looks rough. He also slammed the '05 remake of Wonka.
Take, for instance, the 2005 version of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." Wilder, of course, is best known for portraying chocolatier Willy Wonka in Mel Stuart's "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory." But he did not mince words about Tim Burton's take on the beloved Roald Dahl tale.
"I think it's an insult. It's probably Warner Bros.' insult," Wilder said. "Johnny Depp, I think, is a good actor, but I don't care for that director. He's a talented man, but I don't care for him doing stuff like he did."
-- This is probably your lone chance to call a vulture adorable.
A rare bird species at the Toledo Zoo has made its first successful hatching after its parents have been breeding for several decades. The birds, called Cinereous vultures, hatched an egg earlier this May, so the zoo keepers placed a fake egg in the parents’ nest while keepers incubated it.