Are You On Google’s Blacklist?
Google’s Bizarre Blacklist – Somewhere hidden deep within Google’s massive cache of servers, there is a blacklist unlike any other. For starters, it contains enough sexually suggestive terms to make any 15-year-old boy’s head explode. But there are also some unexpected words, like, say, Latina. And hidden from public view, the official version will never see the light of day. [dailybeast]
Saudi Prince Beat Servant To Death In London Hotel – A Saudi prince killed his servant in a murder of “ferocity” that had a sexual element, a court heard today. The 32-year-old victim was found on 15 February beaten and strangled in bed at the London hotel room he was sharing with the prince. A series of injuries, including bite marks to Abdulaziz’s cheeks, revealed the “ferocity of the attack to which he had been subjected”, the jury heard. Nice one. [guardian]
Circus Lion Attack VIDEO: Accident Caught On Tape In Ukraine – There is a long-standing tradition of circuses in Eastern Europe, but this weekend, a performance in Ukraine went terribly wrong when a lion attack a trainer, CBS reports. Doug Shepard, who witnessed the attack, said: “Kids are screaming, and kids are only 10 feet away and (my family was) probably 35 feet away.” Good – next time hopefully the lion will eat the man alive. [huffpo]
The Real Reason Oprah Hates David Letterman – David Letterman finally spilled the beans on his long and legendary feud with Oprah Winfrey, but Kitty Kelley says there’s more to it. The unauthorized Winfrey biographer says it all started when Oprah appeared on Letterman’s show in 1989, the night after she hosted a disastrous devil-worshiping segment on her own show. [newser]
iPad Adoption Rate Fastest Ever, Faster Than DVD Player – Apple’s iPad sold three million units in the first 80 days after its April release and its current sales rate is about 4.5 million units per quarter, according to Bernstein Research. This sales rate is blowing past the one million units the iPhone sold in its first quarter and the 350,000 units sold in the first year by the DVD player, the most quickly adopted non-phone electronic product. [cnbc]
Jessica Alba Smoking Hot In GQ Promo Video – today, I’ve found mine. Jessica Alba, always a source of hotness, just turned it up about 300-kelvin notches with this spectacularly sexy videoshoot promo for GQ. When I say it’s hot, I mean, it’s red hot. In fact, I’m going to tempt superlatives and say this is the hottest I’ve ever seen Jessica Alba in moving pictures. [egotastic]
White House Goes Solar – Solar power is coming to President Barack Obama’s house.The most famous residence in America, which has already boosted its green credentials by planting a garden, plans to install solar panels atop the White House’s living quarters. The solar panels are to be installed by spring 2011, and will heat water for the first family and supply some electricity. [associated]
Murdoch Owns People, Politicians – I mean that literally. As Politico recently pointed out, every major contender for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination who isn’t currently holding office and isn’t named Mitt Romney is now a paid contributor to Fox News. Now, media moguls have often promoted the careers and campaigns of politicians they believe will serve their interests. But directly cutting checks to political favorites takes it to a whole new level of blatancy. [newyorktimes]
Did Kim Jong il’s Son Get Surgery To Look Like Kim il Sung? – Well I can’t imagine these reports to be untrue. We are talking about Our Dear Leader, the same guy that orchestrated his football team’s every move via an ‘invisible telephone‘ during the 2010 World Cup. The very same man that hired Chinese actors to pretend to be North Korean supporters. the man knows no bounds. That is way he is so awesome. Check it out. [telegraph]
UK’s Elite Meet & Greet At ‘High Net Worth’ Event – Some of the UK’s wealthiest citizens met up recently in the heart of Gloucestershire to rub elbows while eyeballing the latest in supercars and private jets. The ultra-exclusive ‘Elite 2010’ event was organised by Aeronautics Ltd. and the Fine English Company, dedicated to the best in bespoke British luxury. 200 high net worth VIPs were in attendance at the occasion hosted by British Royal Air Force Air Chief Marshal Sir Glenn Torpy. Hmm.. I better check my spam folder for the invite.. [luxist]
Times Square Attempted Bomber Gets Life – A Pakistani immigrant who tried to set off a car bomb in Times Square was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison by a judge who said she hopes he spends some of his time behind bars thinking “carefully about whether the Koran wants you to kill lots of people.” Yu! Punished! [abc]
The Social Network Divides Generations – The Social Network is officially a hit—it won the weekend box office—but different viewers came away with wildly different impressions, according to David Carr of the New York Times. Older people see it as a cautionary tale about a young man who betrays all his friends and principles. Younger people see a story of a visionary who did what he had to do to create something huge. [newser]
Neanderthals Weren’t That Dof – Scientists are broadly rethinking the nature, skills and demise of the Neanderthals of Europe and Asia, steadily finding more ways that they were substantially like us and quite different from the limited, unchanging and ultimately doomed inferiors most commonly described in the past. The latest revision involves Neanderthals who lived in southern Italy from about 42,000 to 35,000 years ago. [washingtonpost]
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