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Anyone know of a dumber tattoo?Â I think “Stupid Tattoo” should be a regular segment here.…
Damn, this is huge.
A tech guru on the Today Show warned buyers to stay away from the 360.Â Okay, not in so many words, but 90% of the 360 discussion dealt with the hardware problems.Â He said that the $1.15 billion warranty was basically a recall without the legal ramifications. He went on to promote the PS3 and the Wii, the former for its inclusion of Blu-Ray and the latter for the unique motion-sensing controls.
This is a very big deal. Most people don’t know the first thing going on with these consoles, parents in particular. But everybody knows somebody who watches the Today Show, and now when the ladies gossip over what to get their kids for Christmas, anyone mentioning the 360 is going to get an earful from another housewife who now thinks she is a console and technology expert.
The RRoD debacle is getting all the wrong attention now. Fans loyal to MS are fed up with returning multiple units, people on the fence (myself included) are now leaning towards the PS3, with its weaker game line-up, just because of the 30% chance of a return nightmare.…
GREEN BAY – 21-year-old Mahalia Xiong was reported missing after she did not return from a night of bowling and drinking at an Ashwaubenon bowling alley and Green Bay bar four days ago. Xiong’s left her car at a bowling alley around 11 p.m. Thursday to go with friends to Timeout Sports Bar & Grill, at 710 Hansen Road.
Xiong and her friends left the bar and returned to Ashwaubenon so she could pick up her car about two Friday morning. She took a different route and headed back to Green Bay. She called her boyfriend about 2:30 a.m. but didn’t leave a message. No one has heard from her since.
Police are reviewing video surveillance tapes from convenience stores where Xiong might have stopped as well as Xiong’s cell phone records, interviewing friends and family and retracing her steps, including using a helicopter to look for her car. She was last seen driving a rented four-door, 1996 Mercury Sable with a Wisconsin license plate of TFD715.
The family set up a reward fund at Pioneer Bank.…
Hayley Petit, Michaela Petit, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, Dr. William Petit Jr. Courtesy Muldoon Photography.
CHESHIRE, Conn. – Two men broke into the home of William Petit Jr., 50, a prominent doctor, kidnapped his wife Jennifer Hawke-Petit, 48, and forced her to withdraw money from a bank early Monday morning. Jennifer was able to notify bank employees that she and her family were being held hostage and notified police. When police arrived at Petit’s house, the observed two men leaving in a station wagon while the house was engulfed in flames. After striking a couple police cruisers on their way out, the two men, not identified, were apprehended.
Inside the house they found a severely injured William Petit Jr as well as the dead bodies of his wife and his two daughters, Hayley and Michaela.
Petit, a well-known diabetes specialist, was in stable condition at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, his injuries nor the cause of his family members deaths, have been released. Authorities would not release the names of the suspects. The two men are due Tuesday in Meriden Superior Court.…
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CENTEREACH, N.Y. â€” Jesenia Vega, 27, and her boyfriend Louis Wiederer,26, spent the day at a neighborhood block party. At around 9 p.m., Vega got in her car to leave. Wiederer attempted to stop Vega from getting into her car, as she was intoxicated, and witnesses stated they heard Wierderer stating “You’re going to get arrested; you can’t drive like that!” But Vega ignored him and proceeded to drive off with Wiederer hanging on to the open, driver-side window.
She reportedly fishtailed down the block as her boyfriend’s feet dragged. Soon after, Wiederer became lodged under the car â€” leaving what Newsday called “a trail of skid marks and blood.” Jay Steiner, a 60-year-old retired nurse, said the car sped through two stop signs before coming to a stop. He rushed to the vehicle but saw no signs of life.
He said he recalled Vega saying, “Oh, my God … Don’t tell me I just killed my fiance.”
Vega is currently being held on $100K bail.…
DENISON, Texas — Terri Perdew had splashed some children, who were playing in some water at an intersection, with her car. The second time she drove by, she attempted to do the same thing, but lost control of her car when it hydroplaned. This resulted in her striking Zachary Duncan, 14-months, and his mother who were both sitting on the curb. The boy died and the mother was treated with minor injuries.
Perdew has been charged with manslaughter. Officials stated that Perdew thought splashing the children was funny or they had asked her to do it.
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Tamera Jo Freeman, having gotten balls-to-the-wall drunk before boarding a flight from San Fran to Denver, began to curse and strike her children once off the ground. Other passengers said she had begun getting violent with the children before they even got on the plane, but continued to hit them on the legs, shoulders and knees after her 4yo daughter and 2yo son began fighting over the window shade.
Even though the abuse went on for “the whole flight,” the flight crew was not notified of the disruption until at least the 1 1/2 hour mark when flight attendants interfered. More belligerancy ensued. Police were waiting on the ground in Denver and arrested Freeman, 38, on charges for assault and interfering with the flight crew.
Silly bitch. Don’t you know that you’re supposed to drag them into the lavatory before you beat them?!
– DS Lite: 141,967
– Wii: 109,854
– PSP: 37,578
– PS2: 15,777
– PS3: 13,493
– Xbox 360: 2,942
– Game Boy Micro: 294
– GBA SP: 138
– Gamecube: 106
– DS Phat: 15
– GBA: 0
Unreal.Â Not even close.Â Japan is the land of the big ‘N’ and nobody else is invited.Â Funny when you consider that Microsoft thought that they needed to win in Japan to win this generation.Â Now Sony is going to face an uglier realization, they need to win BIG in America and Europe to win this generation.Â In reality, they are both fucked.Â Nintendo makes a PROFIT with each console sold.Â Microsoft and Sony actually save money the fewer units they sale.Â Not a good business plan.Â Console war VIII goes to Nintendo.…
Not likely to happen. However, if the XBox goes the way of the Saturn, we will look back at the summer of 2007 and be surprised that everyone didn’t see the end coming all at once. So, to hedge my bets (and be able to say, “I told you so”) I want to point out the string of events that will make the demise of the brand seem obvious in retrospect:
- Microsoft has manufacturing issues that delay units getting to market.
- High launch failure rates that take over a year to begin subsiding.
- Repair centers refuse to take in more 360’s.
- Gaming stores jack up price of warranties of all systems to compensate for 360 return rates.
- A probe finds game stores getting 30%-35% return rates on 360’s.
- Refurbished units sent back with extra heat sinks.
- Massive thread in Forza forum blame game for RRoD
- User reports and YouTube videos from MS fans who have had multiple failures (11 in one case)
- Microsoft’s entertainment and devices chief Robbie Bach sells $6.2 million in stock two months prior to the announcement of…
- … a 3-year warranty extension to cover the RRoD problem, which will cost MS over 1 billion dollars.
Amber Tucker, left, and Brandi Murrah
Kentucky – Amber Tucker, 17, and Brandi Murrah, 16, were both in custody for misdemeanor chargeswere and were being transported to the Morehead Youth Development Center. On the way, one of the girls pretended to be sick and asked the driver to open the divider between them so she could get some air conditioning. Upon doing so, the other girl reached through and began choking the driver with her handcuffs. They were then able to get the keys, throw the driver out and fled the scene in the vehicle which was later found abandoned in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. They are still at large and suspected to be heading towards Russellville, Kentucky. The youth transporter, in her 40’s or 50’s was not seriously injured.
Rottentomatoes.com has released their mid-year movie report detailing the top rated, and top hated movies of 2007 so far. Here are the Top 10 Rated, and Top 10 Hated.
- Ratatouille – 96% positive out of 156 reviews
- Away From Her – 96% positive out of 121 reviews
- Once – 97% positive out of 102 reviews
- Knocked Up – 91% positive out of 175 reviews
- Hot Fuzz – 90% positive out of 172 reviews
- Sicko – 91% positive out of 149 reviews
- The Host – 92% positive out of 129 reviews
- Zodiac – 88% positive out of 178 reviews
- Waitress – 89% positive out of 121 reviews
- The Lookout – 87% positive out of 124 reviews
- Because I Said So – 5% positive out of 147 reviews
- The Number 23 – 8% positive out of 175 reviews
- Premonition – 8% positive out of 150 reviews
- The Reaping – 7% positive out of 122 reviews
- Norbit – 9% positive out of 116 reviews
- Perfect Stranger – 11% positive out of 133 reviews
- Happily Nâ€™Ever After – 4% positive out of 71 reviews
- Are We Done Yet?
Plattsmouth, Neb – Here’s a nasty one. James Cook, 6, was playing hide-and-seek with his 9-year-old sister at his families home in Plattsmouth, Nebraska. James decided to hide in an older model microwave that the family had left outside to be taken to the dump with some other items. The microwave was on it’s back; door up. The older, Sharp brand microwave is 15 inches wide by 10 inches high by 12 inches deep. Once the door shut, he was unable to open it.
After about an hour of looking for her older brother in the 91 degree weather, his sister alerted the family that she could not locate him. An hour after that, the family finally found James who had already suffocated to death.
So, do any of you remember a time you played hide-and-go-seek and you found the perfect spot? A spot that no one would ever find you in?…
CHEYENNE, Wyo – It was just after midnight when Ty and the Twisters were performing on stage at the Old Chicago. A shot rang out and the lead singer, Robin Munis (pictured, left), fell to the stage with a fatal gunshot wound to the head.
“At first we thought it was just a speaker blowing up or something. I looked over and saw her on the floor,” said Travis Brooks, who had been sitting at the bar.
Patrons scrambled to the bathrooms and walk-freezers while a black pickup truck sped from the parking lot. Officials are now looking for Robins’ estranged husband, David Munis (pictured, right), a National Guardsman with sniper training.
Authorities found David Munises truck in a canyon near Laramie after a tip from a caller, who also claimed to have spotted David Munis, 36, about 45 miles west of where his wife, Robin Munis, was shot.
Between them, the Munises had four children, ages 19, 17, 13 and 5.
David Munis saved the taxpayers some money by killing himself via a self-inflicted gunshot to the chest.Â A search team located Davis at about 7:45 p.m.…
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Georgia’s top medical examiner says that Chris Benoit had steroids in his system. Not a big surprise to a lot of you, but I am sure some wrasslin’ fans out there will dispute it for some reason. Xanax and hydrocodone were also found in his body. His wife, Nancy Benoit, had Xanax, hydrocodone and hydromporphone in her body. Daniel Benoit had Xanax in his system.
A 13-year-old recently stabbed his 16-year-old brother in the lungs, killing him.Â They were fighting over whose turn it was with their videogame system.Â So, the media is automatically blaming videogames for the death.
It seems painfully obvious to me that the problem here was “sharing” and that the console was just the target of their momentary ire.Â This would be like blaming Tonka Trucks for the murder if the boys were struggling over a dumptruck in their sandbox.
I guess we’ll have to put up with this nonsense for another 20 years.Â By then, the videogame generation will have grown up and be the ones making policy and reporting the news.Â Just as Rock-n-Roll was reported as dangerous during the youth of the Baby-Boomers that now pull the same fascist bullshit on us that they whined about when their parents pulled it on them.
Can my generation please promise to NOT be hypocrites when we grow up?Â Let’s be nice when our children get their kicks from sniffing burning paint chips and having sex with farm animals.…