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110 Billion Minutes of Friending, FBing, Tweeting, Tagging, GameVilling, and Stalking

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According to a June 2010 Nielson study, online users spend 110 billion minutes on Social Networking Sites and Blogs. That’s one in every 4.5 minutes (or 22% of all online time). No wonder I in


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March 22, 2011 at 2:20 PM

Outrageous Food News: Lawsuits & Gunfires

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© J. Brockman

I think I’m officially afraid of going to Fast Foods and Chains. Check out these headlines:

Man Exchanges Gunfire With Cops Over Price of Burritos
“Think Outside the Bun” … and Run For Your Life! Sadly, today’s economy has skyrocketed the value of Beefy Crunch Burritos from 99 cents to $1.49. (Although, it’s kinda sorta understood by average customers that Taco Bell’s Beefy Crunch Burritos were only 99 cents for a limited time. Um, yes, sir! Taco Bell is legally allowed to offer promotions to their customers.) But apparently, not everyone agrees that promotions should be “limited time offers.” And one man from San Antonio thought it’s so absurd that he confronted the issue at gunpoint (for four hours!) after he ordered seven burritos and found out that the 99 cent Beefy Crunch Burritos promotion ended. Police said that the suspect fled away to a Burger King in his Mitsubishi Eclipse… I think Donald Trump should address this issue if he’s going to run for Presidency.

© Dennis Mojado

Starbucks Suit Dispute: Scalding Cup Crash or Just a Dumb Rash?

Really? A lawsuit? 36 year-old doctor and “professional model”, Riffat Qureshi, sues Starbucks because of a scalded tummy. (Ouch, not so hot for a professional model. I wonder if she does lingerie/swimsuit or is she strictly a professional tummy model?) Anyway, the doctor-slash-model claimed that a Starbucks barista slid a cup of boiling hot Starbucksness (actually, I think it was just plain hot water) across the counter and it splashed at her… The last time I checked, my Starbucks coffee was somewhere between lukewarm and been-sitting-in-a-hot-pot warm. But definitely not scalding hot boiling. Whatever the case, I think it’s smart to assume that hot drinks are, umm… hot!

Shh, I think I’m going to gawk at her when I see her at Starbucks!

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March 21, 2011 at 5:02 PM

“Moon” and “Mega-Millions”?


Okay, so what’s the link between the “moon” and “mega-millions”? Nothing much really except for that fact these two terms are currently the most searched keywords according to Google Trends.That means that right now (or last night actually), people want to know about the $201 Million jackpot. Apparently, I’m quite disappointed because nobody I knew (including myself) won… So let’s move on to the next Google-citing thing: Tonight’s SuperMoon! (Yes, I did say “SuperMoon” and yes, I did say “Google-citing”.)

If you haven’t heard (although, I’m 97.3% sure that you have), the moon will be the closest ever to the Earth since 1993. [Someone] personally told me that it would be the size of a turkey to the naked human eye! That’s one juicy moon!

Whether you care about the SuperMoon or think it’s a SuperHype, I bet you’ll be tempted to stick your head out the window tonight — either to witness a “once-in-a-blue-moon” wonder or confirm that you are, in fact, the God(dess) of Hype Detector. And if you didn’t win any Mega-bucks last night (so sorry, I feel your pain), perhaps it won’t be such a bad idea to place a friendly bet with friends and family tonight about this SuperMoon vs SuperHype event.

Disclaimer: Have a gambling problem? Call the 24-Hour Confidential National Council on Problem Gambling Hotline at 1-800-522-4700.

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March 19, 2011 at 2:49 PM

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