Friday, May 30, 2008

Crane collapses in New York City; at least 1 dead

A construction crane collapsed Friday on New York's Upper East Side, smashing into a 23-story apartment building before crashing onto the street below and leaving at least one person dead.

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Is McCain a dirty word

Please tell me what dirty word Foxnews.com is using. I am consistantly blocked from looking at their site at work



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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Study Public Schools Just As Good as Private Schools

Students in public schools have math scores that are just as good if not better than those of students in private schools, according to a new national study. The research focused across several years on 9,791 kindergarten through fifth-grade students.

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Take It To The Top.......again

I love consumerist. Their informed readers and staff have a knack for finding email addresses, phone numbers, etc for executive customer service levels..... hopefully, you will never have to use this information, but if you do, here goes:

Northwest's executive management team:
Douglas Steenland
President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
Doug.Steenland@nwa.com
DMSteenland@nwa.com

David Davis
Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
dave.davis@nwa.com

Kristen Shovlin
Director, Customer Service
kristen.shovlin@nwa.com

Lowe's executive customer service:
1-866-900-4650
execustservice@lowes.com

Jump to their site for many more. If you ever feel as a company is ripping you off, consumerist is where you may want to turn first.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Get something for nothing.....well $10


http://www.somethingstore.com/ will send you something for $10. What they send is a mystery. It's kinda like the wootoff bag o' crap, except this costs more.

Somethingstore doesn't charge any additional shipping and some of the items they have recently offered are a RC Speed Car, Starbucks Gift Set, and a Clock/Calender/Weather reader.

This site is obviously off to a good start and rave reviews, as the LA Times says "Why don't you just get yourself a little something...something?"

I can't wait to buy something!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Barrack Saves Michael Jackson from Foreclosure


That's right, billionaire real estate investor Thomas Barrack struck a deal to buy a $23.9 million loan on Neverland Ranch from Fortress Investment Group. This should save this house of horrors until the next time.

Barrack is a billionare owner who ownes the property that sits between the Ronald Reagan estate and Michael Jacksons' Neverland.

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Finally, an online meeting place for drunksssss


Vinogusto is an open space where people discover, comment and share their wines and wine places. That's what they say. I say, if you just do online dating and play games online, now you can build another network to be a part of.

Vinogusto is just like any othe socil newok xept the like to tase winessss. I justt joined. wONT you!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Kinights out for Suge

Member Suge Knight, the one who had Tu---- I mean the one who was driving the car when Tupac was killed? Suge Knight reportedly also was known for other tought acts, such as holding Vanilla Ice by his ankles from a balcony - Well as Cris Tucker would say "you got knocked the #$%#$% out".

Jump for the exclusive pics @ TMZ.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

GTA 4 lol moments

Here are some funny GTA 4 moments snatched off the net:

Embo-1
Posted 5/5/2008 3:38:59 PM
message detail heres 2 of mine:

1.
I just put one of Brucie's cars in his garage, and so I was looking for a ride, when a speeding car just came out of no where and clipped the back of a family car. People were screaming and some stuck around saying stuff like "Jesus..." and "OH MY GOD!!". The guy who hit the family car limped out of his, I checked the driver of the one who was hit, and she was dead on the wheel. So I jacked her car, and when Niko gave her body a little tug she just fell out, and Niko gracefully said "I need this more than you do".

2.
Free roaming with some mates, 3 of us decided to get into a helicopter we were flying (I flew) around the airport when some other dude shot at us with an RPG, he got very lucky as it just hit the tail rotor, and blew the rotor off.
We were going down so I attempted to line it up with the airstrip for a crash landing, we were moving forward so fast that when it hit the ground it skidded for ages, the tail came clean off and was following behind us, my mate decided to jump out but he was killed when he slammed into the tail.
The body of the chopper rolled onto it's side and continued to head straight into a wall. With a loud crash my other mate died instantly from the impact. When I jumped out, JUST as I was getting up the tail came out from behind the camera and clipped me in between the helicopter's body and the tail which was recently torn off.

Tameric
Posted 5/5/2008 3:56:21 PM
message detail Camping the Annihilator spawn points in Free Mode with an RPG-7.

My personal favorite was this group of clan members (about 5) kept asking where to get the choppers when some random guy offered to pick them up in his chopper and then drop them off at the helicopter spawn point.

As soon as I heard this; I immediately drive my car to the airport and pick up the RPG-7 near the entrance and then drive to the landing pads.

I take cover behind one of those vent things near the landing pads with my RPG ready. Once the one guy drops them off, he stays hovering waiting for them to take off so they can both run around doing whatever around the city. The group he drops off piles into a helicopter and just when it starts to lift off the ground; I jump out from behind cover and fired a rocket at the chopper and it hits it dead on and blows it up. The mic chatter immediately turns into a flame war and trash talking but meanwhile, the guy who dropped him off was sitting there laughing so I decided to blow him out of the sky as well.

crazedgamer1354
Posted 5/5/2008 4:24:00 PM
message detail One time in free mode I got a street bike, and my friend hopped on. When I got on I brought it up to full speed on the free way, and then my friend said "This is yag (read backwards) the way we are spooning----" and right as he said this the bike hits a little bump in the road goes flying forward at a downward slant with the back slightly in the air and my friend in the back gets completely taken out by a free way sign that his head hit and took him straight off the bike. I was able to land it with complete awe of where my pal had even gone noticing that there was no partner on the back of my bike anymore.


Phenom2kx
Posted 5/6/2008 8:15:15 AM
message detail Was about to finish a mission. Was on a bike and was going full speed at the yellow check thinking I was done. Well, there was a pole and even though the game stops you automatically and advances to next screen or whatever. The pole was close enough and I was going fast enough. Hit the break a bit as I always do but caught a weird angle and I ran directly into it with my head mostly at full speed on a harley and had the funniest animation ever. I died as I was already low on health. Had to re-do the mission.

Pure entertainment!

Girl imitates Lollipop Girl from GTA 4


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Monday, May 5, 2008

Madden 09' to be worse than 08'

It all started when I looked at the xbox Madden details page and notice something sticking out at me. Then I noticed a few more things. Take a gander:

Madden 08 details---------------Madden 09 details
Players: 1-2---------------------------------Players: 1-4 - ok good so far

Players Co-op: 1-4-------------------------Players Co-op: 1-2 - this is not better

Multiplayer Versus-----------------------Multiplayer Versus - same

System Link: 2-16 - Sorry in an effort to make the game more fun system link has been removed

Dolby 5.1 Surround----------------------Dolby 5.1 Surround - same

HDTV 1080p------------------------------HDTV 720p - WHAT!!! I would love to hear the explanation on how the graphics will be better

Storage Device----------------------------Storage Device - yah

2 Players ----------------------------------2 Players - yah

Leaderboards-----------------------------Leaderboards - yah

Player Stats-------------------------------Player Stats - yah

Voice Messaging-------------------------Voice Messaging - yah

Voice Support---------------------------Voice Support - yah (sorry my yah's are so repetitive, just like the features in these two games - hmmm!)

--------------------------------------------Online Tournaments - now online tournaments may cause me to buy this game, before you could only screw up someones game online - now you can screw up a whole season.

"EA GAMES - screw up everything"

Madden 09 deets


It's almost that time again. Madden 09 (or Madden 20) is just around the corner. I can't believe it's been 20years of this epic football game.

Sometimes I think "what if they just named it football instead of Madden" we could have been finished hearing Madden say things like "here's the play I would run" years ago. Anyway's the rumor is that Madden won't actually be in this game at all -we can keep our fingers crossed on that rumor. In the meantime, check out some real details:

Madden IQ system: players train in a holographic environment, which grants them a "Madden IQ" based on their practice in 12 different drills. The game's difficulty adjusts itself to the player's Madden IQ.

EA Sports Backtrack: the game analyzes the player's playing ability and points out mistakes during gameplay a la a television-styled telestrator

Improved online leagues: server-based leagues, supporting up to 32 players, with full schedules including the playoffs and the Super Bowl as well as a draft and trade support. Schedules can be played in a round-robin style as well.

Revamped graphics: Improved stadium models, new weather particle system, new lighting models, new player models, field goal nets, user-controlled celebrations, and Total Control animation system. There are now clear visors.

Improved gameplay: Offensive line slide protection, smart routes, formation substitutions, and new player weapon types.

Revamped franchise mode: Simulated stats have been improved (e.g. fewer running backs gaining 2,000+ yards in one season), rivalry games have special value and played games have more crowd and television intensity.

On-demand picture-in-picture play-call window: Picture-in-picture style interface to allow the player to see key information and call plays and formations without leaving the current window.

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