Man Accused Of Ripping Out Woman's Eyeballs During Domestic AssaultWoman Accused Of Cooking Her 2-Year-Old Daughter Alive On Charcoal GrillMom Didn't Call 911 For Dying Daughter Because She Was Low On MinutesWoman Killed Her Autistic Son By Setting Him On Fire In BathtubGirl Dies After 325-pound Cousin Sits On Her As PunishmentGirl, 3, Dies After Father Accidentally Runs Her Over With Riding Lawn MowerMan Used Ax To Murder His Ex-wife In Front Of Her MotherMan Called Wife To Say He Drowned Their Baby Daughter In BathtubAutistic Teen Accused Of Drowning Autistic Nephew In BathtubTopless Model Killed As She's Filmed Hanging Out Of Car Window

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Homage to Video Games

May 20, 2007 at 2:18 pm by  

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The Easy Way to Stop Smoking

May 20, 2007 at 11:30 am by  

The Easy Way to Stop Smoking: Join the Millions Who Have Become Nonsmokers Using the Easyway Method (Hardcover)

Author: Allen Carr (Author)
Hardcover: 224 pages
Paperback: NA
Publisher: Sterling (January 2005)
Language: English
ISBN: Unknown

Book Description:
A new edition of the revolutionary bestseller, with four million copies in print. Allen Carr’s innovative Easyway method—which he discovered after his own 100-cigarette-a-day habit nearly drove him to despair—has helped millions kick smoking without feeling anxious and deprived. That’s because he helps smokers discover the psychological reasons behind their dependency, explains in detail how to handle the withdrawal symptoms, shows them how to avoid situations when temptation might become too strong, and enables them to stay smoke-free. Carr discusses such issues as nicotine addiction; the social “brainwashing” that encourages smoking; the false belief that a cigarette relieves stress; the role boredom plays in sabotaging efforts to stop; and the main reasons for failure. With this proven program, smokers will be throwing away their packs for good.Product Details

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The GalCiv Diaries

May 20, 2007 at 8:07 am by  


This is mandatory reading for all of our members. So many laugh-out-loud moments and so much excitement, it will have you looking for a copy of this wonderful game as soon as you finish reading.

A sample:

Who would have thought repeatedly angering and insulting the most powerful race in the galaxy while completely defenceless could have consequences? Who could have known that refusing to end a war with a military over a hundred times the size of your own might lead to tactically tricky situations? Did any among us guess that attacking the heart of their empire with my only craft while the most populous planets in the galaxy lay unguarded might ultimately lead to my downfall?

I paced the war room in my underpants, puzzled.

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Tennessee – While the news has been populated by what Britney Spears is doing with her hair, or whether Paris Hilton will see jail time for driving without a license – all newsworthy items, for sure – have you read about the case that is about to go to trial regarding a couple by the name of Channon Christian, a 21-year-old University of Tennessee student, and her 23-year-old boyfriend Christopher Newsom?

It’s amazing if you haven’t as it involves two young people being abducted, raped, tortured and murdered by another group of people in house in a Tennessee neighborhood. The investigation into their deaths led to the arrest of Lemaricus Davidson, 25; his brother, Letalvis Cobbins, 24; George Thomas, 24; and Cobbins’ former girlfriend, Vanessa Coleman, 18, and Eric Boyd, 34.

Even more details have been trickling out in the manner of Channon and Christopher’s death. Christopher was gang-raped, possibly had his genitals cut off, shot and burned. This was all done in front of Channon. Channon was also was gang raped over several days, urinated on, made to drink household cleaner, had a breast removed, possibly while still alive, strangled and then cut into multiple pieces.…

Starcraft 2 Announced

May 19, 2007 at 10:24 am by  

No more speculation. Blizzard has announced that their new game is indeed a sequel to Starcraft. To go along with the announcement, is now no longer a teaser site, it also has screenshots, wallpaper and video.

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Blizzard to Announce Starcraft 2?

May 17, 2007 at 1:00 pm by  

Well, it looks as if we may be seeing a Starcraft 2. Rumors are flying on the eve of Blizzard making some sort of “secret game” announcement in front of a large group of South Korean gamers at their Worldwide Invitational. Another MMORPG is probably not in the cards as WoW is doing exceptional already. Also, some have pointed out the newly registered is now up. Also, last year, Blizzard Chief Operation Officer Paul Sams stated that there will be a “major project announcement in 2007” as well as

“StarCraft is my absolutely favorite game of all time. As you probably already know, there is no doubt that we will continue the StarCraft and Diablo franchise, and trust me, I will be the happiest person in the world when we announce StarCraft 2.”

Now obviously none of this truly means anything definite, as Blizzard has stayed quiet on the subject aside from letting everyone know about the announcement in general, but what do you think? Are all these Starcraft fanatics finally getting their wish after all these years?…

Smashing Pumpkins – Zeitgeist

May 17, 2007 at 10:27 am by  

Smashing Pumpkins – Zeitgeist

Release Date: July 10, 2007
Label: Martha’s Music / Reprise

Track Listings

  1. Doomsday Clock
  2. 7 Shades of Black
  3. Bleeding the Orchid
  4. That¹s the Way (my Love is)
  5. Tarantula
  6. Starz
  7. United States
  8. Neverlost
  9. Bring the Light
  10. (Come on) Let’s Go!
  11. For God and Country
  12. Pomp and Circumstances

It’s been seven years since the Smashing Pumpkins played a live show, but that’s all about to change as the group debuts their comeback album, Zeitgeist.

The album hits the shelves on July 10th, but what remains unclear is exactly who is in the band. James Iha, D’arcy Wretzky and Melissa Auf der Maur (who replaced Wretzky), three of the original members, have stated they are not a part of this reunion. This leaves Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin. Both key members, for sure, but is this really a reunion? It seems more like Billy couldn’t make it solo, or with his last band, so is he just cashing in?

As a Smashing Pumpkins fan, I will be checking out the CD, just out of curiousity, but with Wretzky and James Iha out of the picture, I am having a hard time beleiving this will be anything but a Billy Corgan album.…

This outstanding young man is 17-year-old Anthony Miranda. He has been accused of biting his 5-week-old daughter, Salyne Miranda, multiple times on her back. Doctors also found she had a fractured skull, broken collar bone and a fractured arm. Anthony only admits to biting her. The reason? Aside from being mad at the girl’s 15-year-old mother,

“I was frustrated,” Miranda said. “I had a lot going on in my mind, and she was crying when I bit her.”

Anthony has now been charged with serious bodily injury to a child and the infant is now in foster care. When asked if he would try to get custody back, Anthony stated

“Of course, with all my heart,” he said. “That’s my first child.”


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Man Sets Girlfriend on Fire

May 17, 2007 at 9:16 am by  

Michael Wilson, 33, has been charged with murder after his girlfriend of two months, 33-year-old Nupur Srivastava, died from injuries she received from Wilson pouring gasoline on her and then setting her on fire during an argument.

After being set on fire Srivastava ran through the apartment where portions of her burning clothes burned holes into the carpet. Srivastave suffered from third-degree burns over 80 percent of her body and has been in the hospital since April. She died on Sunday the 13th.

Wilson had initially told firefighters that the fire was an accident that happened as he tried to light his grill. Police noted that the rain cover was stillon the grill and found a gas can and lighter on the back porch.

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Ho Killed By Hoe

May 16, 2007 at 10:39 am by  

John Freeman, a 50-year-old man living with his mother, invited a tranny prostitute back to to the house. An argument of some type ensued resulting in Mr. Freeman beating the transvestite to death with his fist, feet and a garden hoe. After police were called, Mr. Freeman was found still kicking the body.

Mr. Freeman and the transvestite had a casual relationship in the past, and Mr. Freeman was aware of his companions anatomy so while a motive is still not known, it was not because of any genitalia surprises.

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May 15, 2007 at 2:06 pm by  


Not much to say, Jerry Falwell is dead.

If you feel like rejoicing, grieving or talking about it, do so here.

May Book of the Month – World War Z

May 15, 2007 at 12:32 pm by  

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War (Hardcover)

Author: Max Brooks (Author)
Hardcover: 352 pages
Paperback: Yes
Publisher: Crown (September 12, 2006)

From Publishers Weekly:
Brooks, the author of the determinedly straight-faced parody The Zombie Survival Guide (2003), returns in all seriousness to the zombie theme for his second outing, a future history in the style of Theodore Judson’s Fitzpatrick’s War. Brooks tells the story of the world’s desperate battle against the zombie threat with a series of first-person accounts “as told to the author” by various characters around the world. A Chinese doctor encounters one of the earliest zombie cases at a time when the Chinese government is ruthlessly suppressing any information about the outbreak that will soon spread across the globe. The tale then follows the outbreak via testimony of smugglers, intelligence officials, military personnel and many others who struggle to defeat the zombie menace. Despite its implausible premise and choppy delivery, the novel is surprisingly hard to put down. The subtle, and not so subtle, jabs at various contemporary politicians and policies are an added bonus.

Motive Unclear in Infant Mutilation

May 15, 2007 at 12:24 pm by  

Katherine Nadal, the mother accused of completely severing off her infants sons genitals, was in court today. After a $100,000 bail was set she informed District Judge Denise Collins that “I don’t have the means. My family doesn’t have the means” when asked if she could post bail. She was appointed an attorney, Allen Isbell, but no motive has been given for the attack.

The father stated that the baby had colic for a few days and had been crying a lot, and Katharine tested positive for cocaine, methadone and a mild tranquilizer the day after the attack. The father has also terminated his relationship with Katherine and is attempting to get sole custody of the boy, who is currently in the custody of an Aunt. He was released to this family member after multiple surgeries. The severed parts were never found.

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The Bionic Woman

May 15, 2007 at 10:50 am by  

Premieres: September 1, 2007
Show Categories: Drama, Science-Fiction
Cast: Michelle Ryan (EastEnders); Mae Whitman (State of Grace); Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica); Miguel Ferrer (Crossing Jordan); Chris Bowers (Rescue Me); Will Yun Lee(Witchblade); Molly Price (Third Watch)

Well, the people that brought you a newer, realer Battlestar Galactica are at it again. This time they are going to tackle the ’70s show, The Bionic Woman. In the updated tale, Jaime Sommers will be played by Michelle Ryan. A bartender who is also raising her teenage sister. After suffering a devastating accident, the only thing that can save her is some medical procedures of the top secret kind. It involves giving her two bionic legs, a bionic arm and a bionic eye.

This procedure comes at a price that will undoubtedly involve Jaime Sommers stopping crime or thwarting enemies with her newly acquired assets, while still managing her own life…or something like that.

Michelle Ryan may already be familiar to some as the actress in the British soap-opera, Eastenders, but if you are like me, I have never heard of her before.…

Half-Life 2: Episode Two Preview

May 14, 2007 at 11:37 pm by  

Shacknews has posted an article detailing their hands-on preview of the follow up to Half-Life 2: Episode One. Along with some new screens, it is also full of spoilers, so if you do not want any of the story, new features or enemies revealed, I do not recommend reading it.

But let me say…I am such a nerd. I cannot wait to fight the Hunters that will make their debut in this installment. These guys are tiny versions of the larger Striders that were in the previous chapters. Early reports stated that the Hunters would hunt in packs, work together tactically to eliminate you from flanking to even gaining better ground if you have found cover. From this article, it seems as if they were not exaggerating.

It also talks about the new muscle car you will be driving in the games, as well as Alyx and her improvements. Alyx was a great example of how a sidekick should operate in a game like this, and now she is back again with more improvements, including being equipped with a boosted AI that will help her in the new arena style battles she will be taking place in such as taking cover, blind shots, etc.…

Boy, 11, Killed by Friend’s Father

May 14, 2007 at 1:49 pm by  

HOUSTON – 58-year-old Raymond Shaw, a man who has been in poor health and whose wife passed away a few years ago, came home to find a group of boys in his house. The boys were there to see Raymond’s 13-year-old son. Raymond ordered all of the juveniles out of his house, but one boy, 11-year old Jonathan Dixon, allegedly pushed Raymond and cussed him before leaving.

Raymond then did what any of us would have done at that point, he grabbed his sawed-off shotgun, followed the boy into the yard, and then shot him in the back of the head.

Neighbors were able to get the gun away from Raymond as he was trying to reload.

Shaw is being held in the Harris County Jail with bail set at $50,000.

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Sony Facing an Uphill Climb?

May 14, 2007 at 1:28 pm by  

The LA Times has posted an article in regards to the PS3 and the fact it seems to be struggling in it’s efforts to get out of last place in the next-gen console wars. It does mention the fact that the PS2 suffered a similar situation, but after cheaper production costs led to cheaper consoles, and a few PS2 only game titles, they were back in business…and still are to this day.

Is that going to be the case with the PS3? Is it just a late bloomer? Some do not think so. With a reported loss of $240 per console already, a price cut at this point does not seem too likely. Even with the reported cheaper lasers saving Sony $100 per console, there is no guarantee that this will be passed on to the consumer.

There is also the fact that the PS3 just does not have any games that are must-haves. With GTA being released on the 360 and possibly even the next Final Fantasy seeing a multi-platform release, Sony has not given anyone a real reason to quit using their current consoles, including the PS2.…

Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed

May 14, 2007 at 10:45 am by  

Just a heads-up for any of you who may be interested, but The History Channel will be airing a two-hour documentary on Star Wars called Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed.

From their press release:

Through interviews with politicians, academics, journalists and critics – all of whom weigh in on the enduring appeal of George Lucas’ creations – the special demonstrates that Star Wars isn’t just a high-action adventure in space. It’s a remarkably complex and sophisticated story about power, politics, sin, spirituality and redemption—almost Shakespearean in its power, humor, presentation and influence.”

The episode will air on Monday, May 28th at 9:00 pm and again on May 29th at 1:00 am.

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