Monday, May 30, 2011

Arlington National Cemetery

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Candice Crawford

NFL star Tony Romo married Candice Crawford Saturday night in Dallas, Texas. The couple said "I do" in front of 600 guests, including R&B singer Ashanti and Kim Kardashian's ex-beau Miles Austin.

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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

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Danica Patrick

Danica Sue Patrick (born March 25, 1982) is an American auto racing driver, model and advertising spokeswoman currently competing in the IndyCar Series and the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Patrick was named the Rookie of the Year for both the 2005 Indianapolis 500 and the 2005 IndyCar Series season. With her win in the 2008 Indy Japan 300, Patrick became the first woman to win an Indy car race.

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Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS - JR Hildebrand lost $1.5 million in the last mile of the Indianapolis 500.

He was leading the race heading into the final turn on the final lap when he went high to pass a slower car and slammed into the safety wall, allowing Dan Wheldon to win the 100-year anniversary race.

Wheldon received $2,567,255 for the victory while Hildebrand earned $1,064,895 for his second-place finish. The total purse was $13,509,485.

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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids is a 2011 comedy film directed by Miguel Arteta. The script, written by Phil Johnston, was included on the 2009 Blacklist, a Hollywood list of the most popular unproduced screenplays of the year.[

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Dolly Parton

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Blue Angels

Lack of Blue Angels does not mean lack of attendance at Millville air show
MILLVILLE - One notable act was missing from the lineup of the Millville Wheels & Wings Airshow this weekend, but those who attended the two-day event said they still found plenty to marvel at.
Earlier this week, organizers announced that safety concerns grounded the Blue Angels, the Navy flight demonstration team that had been expected to headline the air show. The naval acrobatic jet team is undergoing a safety review after four of the six jets flew below a specified altitude during a recent air show.

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Gil Scott Heron

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Air France 447

Air France Flight 447 was a scheduled airline flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris that crashed into the Atlantic Ocean on 1 June 2009, killing all 216 passengers and 12aircrew.[3] The investigation is still ongoing, and the cause of the crash has not yet been determined, but a briefing released by the BEA on 27 May 2011 revealed that the aircraft crashed following an aerodynamic stall. It further revealed that for about a minute prior to the crash there were inconsistent readings in the pitot tubes (speed sensors). The cause of the faulty readings is yet to be determined, but a theory is that ice formed on the pitot tubes, which would have caused them to freeze, giving inconsistent measurements owing to their reliance on air pressure measurements to give speed readings.[4][5] Pitot tube blockage is suspected of having contributed to airliner crashes in the past — such as Birgenair Flight 301 in 1996.

Two years on, families of crash victims mark tragedy
Families of the victims of Air France Flight 447 from Rio to Paris that plunged into the Atlantic killing all 228 people on board are marking the second anniversary of one of the most mysterious crashes in recent aviation history.

Air France 447: What the Black Box Tells Us
Here's how to think about the release today of a report based on "black box" data from the Air France crash into the Atlantic Ocean two years ago. Or at least how to start thinking about it. I wrote a number ofprevious items about the crash soon after it occurred. 

Air France Flight 447 Said to Have Stalled After an Airspeed Sensor Failed
Air France Flight 447’s flight recordings show the aircraft slowed to a stall after its airspeed sensors failed while the two co-pilots were at the controls, two people with knowledge of the investigation said.

WSJ: Air France 447 Pilots Missed Key Information

Sources speaking ahead of an official release of information expected Friday suggest that content collected from the cockpit voice and data recorders of Air France Flight 447 is building a case for pilot error. The investigation has so far implicated pitot tubes, which may have fallen victim to icing at 35,000 feet. But The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that "people familiar with preliminary findings" say that while the pitots did cause sensor malfunctions, cockpit displays functioned normally. Problems with the Airbus A330's pitot tubes led to a series of automation failures, disconnects, warnings and alarms for Flight 447. The sources say that while the crew was working the series of problems, they appear to have missed other essential information.

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Nba Finals Schedule

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Patriot Act

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Kung Fu Panda 2

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Lee Dewyze

What ever happened to singer Lee Dewyze?

All eyes were on American Idol winner Scotty McCreery as he was crowned the 2011 American Idol.  Most finale episode traditions were observed in the 2011 finale, except for one big thing – where was last year’s winner, Lee DeWyze.    Performers for the night, which of courses included both Scotty and Lauren Alaina, also featured songs by U2 front man Bono, Idol judge and rocker Steven Tyler, and baby boomer generation singer, Tom Jones! The FOX TV show, American Idol was red hot with talent!  Let’s not forget the very controversial booty bumping done by Lady Gaga! So where was Lee DeWyze during all of these?

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a day to commemorate the sacrifices of members of the armed forces of the Canadian province Newfoundland and Labrador in times of war, specifically since the First World War. It is observed concurrently with Canada's national holiday, Canada Day. Memorial Day is observed on 1 July to recall the losses of Dominion of Newfoundland at Beaumont Hamel during the Battle of the Somme of the First World War and has been observed annually since 1917.

Memorial Day through the years

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Tom Jones

Sir Thomas John Woodward, OBE (born 7 June 1940), known by his stage name Tom Jones, is a Welsh singer, particularly noted for his powerful voice. Since the mid 1960s, Jones has sung many styles of popular music – pop, rock, R&B, show tunes, country, dance, techno, soul and gospel – and sold over 100 million records.

Tom Jones, Tim McGraw, the Kiss and More Highlights from the Idol Finale
It was an American Idol finale for the record books: Steven Tyler sang "Dream On," Jennifer Lopez and husband Marc Anthony shared a dance and a kiss on stage, country legends Tim McGraw and Carrie Underwood wowed, James Durbin got his happy metal ending with Judas Priest, Tom Jones showed the men of the top 13 how it's done and Haley Reinhart even sang a snazzy version of "Steppin' Out with My Baby" with Tony Bennett.

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Elizabeth Smart

Elizabeth Smart's case finds closure at last
Elizabeth Smart, her family and the entire state of Utah could have asked for no greater moment of closure than this: Having the young victim of kidnapping and abuse, now a poised, confident woman who has triumphed over her victim-hood, confront Brian David Mitchell in court and speak to him. That her testimony was followed by U.S. District Judge Dale Kimball handing down a life sentence was a final moment of justice.

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Dancing With The Stars Winner

Hines Ward wins the Super Bowl of dancing

(CBS) Does it really take two hours to crown the champion of amateur - sometimes very amateur - dancing? It does if you want to sell a lot of commercial airtime on America's most popular television show.

In any case, surely you wanted to see one more performance from all those "Dancing with the Stars" contestants whose names you forgot once your hard-hearted votes eliminated them from the show.

Oh, of course Hines Ward won. Any NFL player who can smile and move with even vague competence (there aren't many) will win the mirrorball trophy.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

!! Admin News 0002

I have been pondering about the format. My current format is like this

Relevant link here with the same header as the target article
Summary of the article. Typically just copying the first paragraph

Link to google news about the title
Link to google trends about the title
Link to wikipedia about the title

This seems to work especially good with proper names of people. You can usually just get the first article from google news and run with it.

Another category I have noticed is new movies. Typically, it would probably good idea to make it like so
Rotten tomatoes score
Comment from rotten tomatoes describing the overall attitude towards the film

Metacritic score
Advice based on the score wether to go see the movie or not.

Plot summary here

Link to IMdb about the movie'

Now. How I could detect if the title is about a person who is in the news at the moment, or a new movie.
I think I should create a parser for imdb.

Huguette Clark

Huguette Marcelle Clark , a reclusive and eccentric heiress, was the youngest daughter of former U.S. Senator and industrialist William A. Clark.

Huguette Clark dies at 104; reclusive heiress
Huguette Clark, a copper tycoon's daughter, preferred to be known as Madame Clark and to be surrounded by her expensive French dolls. Relatives accuse her lawyer and accountant of mishandling her massive estate.

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Mega Millions Winning Numbers (9, 12, 21, 42, 43, MBN 42)

Lottery Results May 24, Jackpot Soars to $35M
The Mega Millions winning numbers for Tuesday, May 24, 2011, are 9, 12, 21, 42, 43, the Mega Ball number is 42, and the Megaplier number is 3. Unfortunately, there were no jackpot winners in last night's drawing for $26,000,000, so you'll just have to try your luck again Friday, May 27th. The good news is that the Mega Millions estimated jackpot prize money rolled over and is now up to $35,000,000!

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Maksim Aleksandrovich Chmerkovskiy is a Latin Ballroom dance champion, choreographer, and instructor. He is best known as one of the professional dancers on the American television series Dancing With The Stars, on which he first appeared in season two. He most recently partnered with actress Kirstie Alley. On May 24, they were announced as the runners-up.

Is Maksim Chmerkovskiy Really Leaving Dancing With the Stars

Say it ain't so! Now whose washboard abs are we going to spend two nights a week drooling over?

Hours before the winner is crowned on tonight's season finale of Dancing With the Stars, rumors are swirling that Maksim Chmerkovskiy (the only pro still in the running who hasn't yet won a mirror-ball trophy) that the competition-ender may also be the end of the charming pro.

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Lauren Alaina

Scotty McCreery lets Lauren Alaina sing last in 'Idol' finale

Teenagers Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery were still absorbing their status as American Idol's top two when USA TODAY's Bill Keveney spoke to them exclusively moments after Thursday's results show.

"I felt like I was going to pass out," 16-year-old Alaina said. "I was crossing my fingers and praying (host Ryan Seacrest) was going to call out my name. I feel so blessed to be here, I cannot believe it."

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Nancy Grace

Nancy Grace pulls the plug on her career as a TV judge after just one year

Nancy Grace has had enough of life on the bench. The prosecutor-turned-TV star is quitting her top-rated courtroom show, Swift Justice, after just one hit season.
Grace says she doesn't want to move to Los Angeles, where the show recently relocated after previously taping in her hometown of Atlanta.
Instead, Grace, who has three-year-old twins with her husband, investment banker David Linch, will stay in Georgia where she records her self-titled show for the cable network HLN.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Joplin Missouri

The lessons of Joplin

Having watched the news regarding the F4 tornado that hit Joplin, Missouri, and given the number of times I have chased tornadoes through Tornado Alley, my heart is heavy with sorrow for those who died or were injured during this record-breaking multi-cyclonic storm. Unfortunately, storm chasers never truly had an opportunity with this storm as most storm chasers with any brains to back up their nerves of steel would never chase funnel clouds in the dark, which is when the storm reached its peak.

It would be redundant of me to cite Joplin's statistics, as the national news media have already smothered our senses with news overload regarding a city in Missouri some of us may have never seen. Suffice it to say people in Joplin are living in a chainlike web of sorrow and pain tonight, and it is not over by a long shot, as they are currently under a tornado and severe thunderstorm warning once again.

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Christina Hendricks

ROLL CALL: ‘Mad Men’s’ Christina Hendricks Puts Boob Job Rumors To Rest

Christina Hendricks: The Girls Are Real!: “Mad Men” star Christina Hendricks has finally put those boob job rumors to rest. “It’s so bizarre that people are constantly asking if my breasts are real or fake,” the 36-year-old beauty told the Daily Mail’s You magazine. “They’re so obviously real that anyone who’s ever seen or touched a breast would know.” Case closed!

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Too Big To Fail

'Too Big to Fail' – real story's not over

The HBO movie “Too Big To Fail” ends just after the early stages of the financial crisis in 2008, when Congress dramatically reversed course and passed the massive TARP program in the face of a cratering Dow Jones Industrial Average and fears of an economic apocalypse.

But of course, the real story didn’t end there. After the timeframe of the movie, TARP, which was originally sold as a way to buy “troubled assets”—hence the acronym "Troubled Asset Relief Program"—became much more than that. And before it was all over, the Federal Reserve would swell its balance sheet by epic amounts, dwarfing the TARP bailout itself.


New 'Bachelorette' dishes on her men

Ashley Hebert might not have won the heart of “Bachelor” Brad Womack, but last night she started her second search for love on the season premiere of “The Bachelorette.”
The reality TV cutie stopped by Access Hollywood Live on Tuesday where she explained some of the show’s standout suitors, including the masked man.

Oscar De La Hoya

From Golden Boy to cokehead

by Andy del Rosario
The sad and shocking news about future Hall of Famer and boxing legend Oscar de la Hoya going into drug rehab has to be juxtaposed against the comeback feat of Bernard Hopkins, who became the world’s oldest boxing titleholder at the age of 46.
Hopkins defeated Canada’s Jean Pascal via unanimous decision for the world’s light heavyweight title, surpassing George Foreman, who recaptured the heavyweight crown at the age of 45 and 10 months.

Justin Bieber And Selena Gomez

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez Jet Off on a Romantic Vacation

After their public display of affection at the Billboard Music Awards, where Justin Bieber officially called Selena Gomez his girlfriend, the couple have reportedly gone off on a romantic vacation.

The Daily Mail is reporting that the Bieber and Gomez are taking some well deserved time off in Hawaii. The couple was spotted walking to the beach in Maui on Monday.

Joseph Brooks

Joseph Brooks, a Maker of Jingles, Songs and Films, Dies at 73

Before his life had tumbled into scandal and ended over the weekend in suicide at the age of 73, Joseph Brooks had carved out a glittering, idiosyncratic career as author of some of advertising’s most famous jingles, as a maker of movies and musicals and as the composer of a huge hit, “You Light Up My Life.”

Mr. Brooks’s death came after he was charged in 2009 with luring 13 women to Manhattan to audition for movie roles, then drugging and sexually assaulting them. He had not yet been tried, but he faced 25 years in prison if convicted. A son, Nicholas, is awaiting trial on charges that he strangled his girlfriend last December.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Iceland Volcano Eruption

Volcano eruption in Iceland puts aviation sector on edge

The bad news: Icelandic volcanic eruptions have started impacting operations of Indian carriers with fears of a repeat of last year’s crisis looming large. The good news: it’s not all that bad — yet. Last year, the Eyjafjallajokull eruption had led to closure of European airspace for more than a wee k — the largest such closure since World War II.

Icelandic volcano eruption closes airport
Iceland closed its main international airport and canceled all domestic flights Sunday as a powerful volcanic eruption sent a plume of ash, smoke and steam high into the sky. (May 22)

Bernard Hopkins

Hopkins out of this world

Maybe he’s from another planet. What Bernard Hopkins did on Saturday night in Montreal was unearthly. For the second time in a row he fought like the younger man in the ring when taking Jean Pascal to school in their light-heavyweight title rematch. When Hopkins missed making weight on Friday — by mere ounces, true, but nevertheless something that once would have been unthinkable by his iron-discipline standards — it seemed to offer a hint that the 46-year-old modern-day marvel might finally be starting to feel his age like any human would. Instead, Hopkins went out and fought an even better fight than he did when boxing a draw with Pascal last December.

Indy 500

Dragon Racing Crashes

INDIANAPOLIS — Things couldn’t have gone much worse for Dragon Racing in May.
After Chinese rookie Ho-Pin Tung crashed team owner Jay Penske’s No. 8 entry on Saturday and Scott Speed struggled throughout the practice sessions, the team flew veteran Patrick Carpentier in to try and get Speed’s No. 20 car into the Indianapolis 500 on the last day of qualifying Sunday.

December 21 2012

Yeah, the end of the Mayan calendar.

Doomsday: Is it May 21, 2011 or Dec. 21, 2012

December 21, 2012 Doomsday
Earlier, several scientists and speculators had proposed numerous astronomical alignments hinting at the planet’s demise, based on the view that the calendar of the ancient Mayan civilization ends on December 21, 2012.
There is a range of eschatological beliefs that cataclysmic or transformative events will occur on December 21, 2012, which is said to be the end-date of a 5,125-year-long cycle in the Mayan long count calendar.
According to English archeologist John Eric Sidney Thompson of the Mayan calendar corresponded to the Julian date 584283, which equals August 11, 3114 BC in Gregorian calendar. This means that the end date of of the Mayan calendar, some 5,125 years later, is December 21, 2012 AD.

Mayan Calendar

Soooo, the world didn't end on saturday. Perhaps next year?

Mayan calendar is about to expire, and some think it might mean TeHAcOpAlyPsEiSHeRe!!11

The Maya calendar is a system of calendars and almanacs used in the Maya civilization of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, and in some modern Maya communities in highland Guatemala and Oaxaca, Mexico.
The essentials of the Maya calendric system are based upon a system which had been in common use throughout the region, dating back to at least the 5th century BCE. It shares many aspects with calendars employed by other earlier Mesoamerican civilizations, such as the Zapotec and Olmec, and contemporary or later ones such as the Mixtec and Aztec calendars. Although the Mesoamerican calendar did not originate with the Maya, their subsequent extensions and refinements of it were the most sophisticated. Along with those of the Aztecs, the Maya calendars are the best-documented and most completely understood.
By the Maya mythological tradition, as documented in Colonial Yucatec accounts and reconstructed from Late Classic and Postclassic inscriptions, the deity Itzamna is frequently credited with bringing the knowledge of the calendar system to the ancestral Maya, along with writing in general and other foundational aspects of Maya culture.

Zombie Apocalypse

Time to panic!

CDC Guidance

A Brief History of Zombies
We’ve all seen at least one movie about flesh-eating zombies taking over (my personal favorite is Resident Evil), but where do zombies come from and why do they love eating brains so much? The word zombie comes from Haitian and New Orleans voodoo origins. Although its meaning has changed slightly over the years, it refers to a human corpse mysteriously reanimated to serve the undead. Through ancient voodoo and folk-lore traditions, shows like the Walking Dead were born.


I would imagine this search is about Lance Armstrong scandal.

Learn more about EPO, aka. Erythropoietin in Wikipedia

Erythropoietin, or its alternatives erythropoetin or erithropoyetin or EPO, is a glycoprotein hormone that controls erythropoiesis, or red blood cell production. It is a cytokine for erythrocyte (red blood cell) precursors in the bone marrow.
Also called hematopoietin or hemopoietin, it is produced by the peritubular capillary endothelial cells in the kidney and liver, it is the hormone that regulates red blood cell production. It also has other known biological functions. For example, erythropoietin plays an important role in the brain's response to neuronal injury. EPO is also involved in the wound healing process.
When exogenous EPO is used as a performance-enhancing drug, it is classified as an erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA). Exogenous EPO can often be detected in blood, due to slight difference from the endogenous protein, for example in features of posttranslational modification. On May 22nd 2011, an episode of 60 Minutes showed professional cyclist Tyler Hamilton confessing under oath about his, as well as Lance Armstrong and many others' use of the drug prior to the Tour de France in 1999, 2000 and 2001.

Lance Armstrong

Lance Edward Armstrong (born Lance Edward Gunderson on September 18, 1971) is an American former professional road racing cyclist who is best known for winning the Tour de France a record seven consecutive times, after having survived testicular cancer. He is also the founder and chairman of the Lance Armstrong Foundation for cancer research and support. He last rode for (and helped found) UCI ProTeam Team RadioShack.

In October 1996 he was diagnosed as having testicular cancer, with a tumor that had metastasized to his brain and lungs. His cancer treatments included brain and testicular surgery and extensive chemotherapy, and his prognosis was originally poor. He went on to win the Tour de France each year from 1999 to 2005, and is the only person to win seven times, having broken the previous record of five wins, shared by Miguel Indurain, Bernard Hinault, Eddy Merckx, and Jacques Anquetil.

In 1999, he was named the ABC Wide World of Sports Athlete of the Year. In 2000 he won the Prince of Asturias Award in Sports. In 2002, Sports Illustrated magazine named him Sportsman of the Year. He was also named Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year for the years 2002–2005. He received ESPN's ESPY Award for Best Male Athlete in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006, and won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Overseas Personality Award in 2003. Armstrong announced his retirement from racing on July 24, 2005, at the end of the 2005 Tour de France, but returned to competitive cycling in January 2009, and finished third in the 2009 Tour de France. He confirmed he had retired from competitive cycling for good on February 16, 2011.

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UCI president Pat McQuaid denies cover-up of Lance Armstrong positive test at 2001 Tour of Switzerland
Tyler Hamilton's allegation last night that Lance Armstrong provided a positive test at the 2001 Tour of Switzerland, and then subsequently made donations to the UCI in an attempt to quash that positive test, were dismissed last year by UCI president, Pat McQuaid, when they first surfaced.

AZ Central
The Tour of California, which 39-year-old American Chris Horner wrapped up Sunday, showed a lot of what is great about cycling.
That especially was true Saturday when another American, Levi Leipheimer, won the brutal 75.8-mile seventh stage that took the peloton to the top of Mt. Baldy.

CBS News, Video
A former teammate of perhaps the world's greatest cyclist, Lance Armstrong, says he used banned performance-enhancing substances with Armstrong to cheat in pro races; Plus, Lin DeVecchio and "The Grim Reaper."

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Linkedin Ipo

Via USA Today

LinkedIn (LNKD), the largest professional-networking website, more than doubled to $94.25 on its the first day of trading Thursday after its initial public offering. It's one of just seven IPOs to double in its first day since 2001, after the dot-com bubble burst, Renaissance Capital says.

Oprah Winfrey


Actually, Winfrey's descent - and Gaga's rise - has little to do with the end of Winfrey's venerable talk show and more to do with Gaga's mastery of social media. According to Forbes, the $90 million Gaga earned in the past year is a big reason for her ascent but an even bigger reason is her "32 million Facebook fans and 10 million Twitter followers." Forbes credits Gaga's fans and followers for moving 1 million digital copies of "Born This Way" in five days.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Kyrie Irving


Kyrie Andrew Irving (born March 23, 1992) is an American-Australian college basketball player for the Duke University Blue Devils men's basketball team. He was one of the top-rated high school basketball players in the United States in the class of 2010.


"I think he's a great talent and if the Cavs pick him he's going to be a great pick for them," James said. "A solid point guard, a true point guard but (he) also can score. In this day and age in the NBA it's a point guard's league. (Derrick) Rose, (Russell) Westbrook … all these young athletic point guards do so many great things. I think Kyrie Irving is really good and if they decide to take him which is looks like they have a good one."

One Tree Hill Season 9


The "One Tree Hill" season 9 announcement was finally made, and that should please Spokane CW fans. The great "One Tree Hill" season 9 news came on Tuesday night (May 17), and Entertainment Weekly was there to reveal the green light.

There has been some buzz that "One Tree Hill" will receive a limited number of episodes in the 2011-12 television season, with just 13 new ones ordered by CW. That news has not yet been confirmed, so there might be a small wait before those facts can be revealed.

Jon Stewart & Bill O Reilly

Bill O'Reilly and Jon Stewart Debate Common Controversy

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Harold Camping


Harold Egbert Camping (born July 19, 1921) is a Christian radio broadcaster[1] and president of Family Radio, a California-based religious broadcasting network that spans more than 150 outlets in the United States as well as a website.
Camping's trademarks include his deep, sonorous voice coupled with a slow cadence. He has also used mathematical predictions applied to the Bible to predict dates for the end of the world. His current end times prediction is that the Rapture will be on May 21, 2011 and that God will completely destroy the Earth and the universe five months later on October 21. He had previously predicted that the Rapture would occur in September 1994.

So, your basic nut case. He might as well be shouting on top of a soap box in a street corner, clutching a sign and a whiskey bottle.


Path? Now I am truely dumbfounded.
I have no idea what my robot is offering me.

Perhaps it's Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Latest news about them is about PATH renting out some space in WTC.

I really don't know. If I could algorithmize the thought process of getting atleast this info, I would be a long way there.

Let's try.
1. Path? It is a common word. It is presented by itself without context. Most likely millions of people are not simultaneously trying to find information about paths in general at the same time.
2. So maybe it's an acronym. PATH stands for atleast for port authority. Let's try that.
3. Why would be people interested in port authority all of a sudden.
4. It's something that is happening right now, or is in the news.
5. Let's check the news.
6. WTC -- very emotionally loaded TLA in a headline.
7. Yup, the article is from 6 hours ago. It's fresh and fits the bill.

La Noire

L.A. Noire

Amid the post-war boom of Hollywood's Golden Age, Cole Phelps is an LAPD detective thrown headfirst into a city drowning in its own success. Corruption is rampant, the drug trade is exploding, and murder rates are at an all-time high. In his fight to climb the ranks and do what’s right, Phelps must unravel the truth behind a string of arson attacks, racketeering conspiracies and brutal murders, battling the L.A. underworld and even members of his own department to uncover a secret that could shake the city to its rotten core.
Using groundbreaking new animation technology that captures every nuance of an actor's facial performance in astonishing detail, L.A. Noire is a violent crime thriller that blends breathtaking action with true detective work to deliver an unprecedented interactive experience. Search for clues, chase down suspects and interrogate witnesses as you struggle to find the truth in a city where everyone has something to hide.

Teresa Giudice

In LA, I was the surprise guest for Mario Lopez on Extra. I hid in a dressing room and he had to guess who I was. He is just the sweetest guy in show business (and so so handsome!). He’s one of the few celebrities I’ve met that actually makes me go a little weak in the knees. Most people, you meet them and they’re just normal. There’s something about Mario. He looks into your eyes, he holds your hand, he just pays complete attention to people when he’s talking to them. It’s pretty amazing.

Real Housewives Of New Jersey


That moment during the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" season two finale when Danielle Staub hit Teresa Giudice with that mysterious zinger about not acknowledging her nephew? And then Teresa went nutso, screeching, "Don't bring up my family!" and accidentally (or maybe not!) shoving host Andy Cohen back into his seat? Not quite as random as we thought at the time!

That was an amuse-bouche, a tantalizing morsel to whet our appetites for the full-blown feast of family rivalries, insecurities and that will unfold this season. (We wonder if Danielle got paid extra to drop that bomb? Clearly the addition of Teresa's sister-in-law and archrival Melissa Gorga was in the works for a long time.)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Survivor Winner

Ant the winner iiiiiiis....

Boston Rob Mariano

Well, it’s about time. It took four seasons of playing the game, but Boston Rob Mariano can finally count himself among the elite group of Survivor winners, having earned eight of nine jury votes during Sunday’s Redemption Island finale and earning the $1 million US prize. There was really no other possible outcome; over the last 13 weeks, Mariano ran Survivor with an iron fist, controlling his tight alliance of six and then, when no one else was left, eliminating any alliance members who threatened his chance to win. Up against the sweet-but-ineffectual Natalie Tennerelli and the volatile and abrasive Phillip Sheppard, Mariano was the clear winner in the eyes of the jury — and in the eyes of the viewers, who also awarded him the $100,000 Fan Favorite prize.

Josh Turner

I have no idea who this guy is, so lets head to wikipedia:

Joshua Otis "Josh" Turner (born November 20, 1977) is an American country music singer and actor signed to MCA Nashville Records in 2003, Turner has released four studio albums for the label. The first of these was 2003's Long Black Train, whose title track was his breakthrough single release. 2005's Your Man accounted for his first two Number One hits: "Your Man" and "Would You Go with Me," while 2007's Everything Is Fine included a #2 in "Firecracker." Haywire, released in 2010, produced his biggest hit, the #1 "Why Don't We Just Dance." Overall, Turner has charted ten times on the Billboard country singles charts, with all but one of his singles reaching Top 40 or higher. Noted for his deep voice, Turner belongs to a small group of singers who are able to pitch notes lower than C2 (two octaves below middle C), he is able to hit as low as G1. Unlike many basses though he is able to sing much higher than the average bass range and in a number of his songs he rarely sings particularly low.

Currently he is packing some Trends heat because of his visit to 'American Idol'.

Scott McCreery was just an aspiring country singer a few months ago...and now Josh Turner is showing up at his bumpkin town concert to play alongside the crooner!

At an outside performance in his hometown of Garner, South Carolina, Scott was singing a rendition of (likely idol) Josh Turner's hit Your Man when suddenly the country idol himself walked onto stage with a guitar in hand to sing alongside the 17-year-old -- who's made the top 3 in this season of American Idol.

Jorge Posada

Who is this guy?

A little research this...

Position: Catcher
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: August 17, 1971 in Santurce, P.R. (Age 39)
High School: Colegio Alejandrino (Guaynabo, PR)
Drafted by the New York Yankees in the 24th round of the 1990 amateur draft.
Signed May 24, 1991. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 4, 1995
Team: Yankees 1995-2011
2012 Contract Status: Signed thru 2011, 4 yrs/$52.4M (08-11) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2010): 13.085, Free Agent: 2012 [*], Agents: ACES [*]
Relatives: Nephew of Leo Posada

He is the only Major League catcher to ever have hit .330 or better with 40 doubles, 20 home runs, and 90 RBIs in a single season. Posada and Yogi Berra are the only Yankees catchers to hit 30 home runs in a season. Since 2000, Posada has had more runs batted in, home runs, and hits than any other catcher in baseball.

And why is he hot in google trends? Some drama...

Ny Daily

Of all the words - spoken and otherwise - about the Jorge Posada affair, none were as insightful as those uttered Sunday night by John (Pa Pinstripe) Sterling, seconds before the first pitch of Red Sox-Yankees.

Suzyn (Ma Pinstripe) Waldman sounded relieved declaring the Posada controversy officially over. "You're right, it's out of the way," Sterling said. "But I think it was good for the sport. Look at all the attention it brings. Next week it will be another cause celeb."

Monday, May 16, 2011

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Hi. Sorry about the poor quality of the latest posts.
I was sick for a couple of days and couldn't do any hand holding for my pet robot so the post queue backed up. I now unjammed the queue in a very lazy manner.

I try to do better editing in the future.

Anyway, what is this blog about?
This blog is an experiment by me. I have written a small script which tracks google trends and when it finds a suitably juicy topic it will make a boilerplate draft post of it for me. It will then inform me what it has done and offers some links to possibly related material.
I then do brief research and try to quickly decide what is relevant. I will edit the post and make notes of from where and why I sourced my material.

In the future I hope to learn from my own decisions and formulate them into algorithms. I then try to use these algorithms to replace my own editing small step at a time.


FRANKFURT (Dow Jones)--A section within the International Monetary Fund is doubtful that Greece should receive additional financial aid because of the country's "disappointing" reform program and lacking privatization and deficit reduction efforts, German newspaper Die Welt writes Monday, citing top level European Union diplomats.

However, further aid is likely to be extended to Greece because "there is no other alternative," Die Welt cites sources. The newspaper further cites sources saying that Greece would be extended a combination of billions of euros in loans, an extension on the maturity of its debt and a reduction on the interest rates it pays.

Playstation Blog

Thank you for your patience and encouragement over the last few weeks. As covered in the post from earlier today, you can now update the firmware on your PS3 and change your password. Kazuo Hirai just announced that we have begun the phased restoration by region of some of the services, starting with online multiplayer functionality.
Please note that these services will take a bit of time to be turned on and rolled out to the whole country. The process has begun and some states are being turned on now, so please be patient as we reach your city and state. We’ll be updating the map below as service comes online in individual states. It will take several hours to restore PSN throughout the entire country, so please keep checking back for the latest updates. In the meantime, now’s a great time to get your PS3’s firmware updated, which is required to get online.

Danielle Staub

Danielle, who is finishing taping VH1's Famous Foods, tells RumorFix exclusively, "I'm not shocked at all" that Teresa was in a bar fight and got punched in the face recently."She's an animal," Danielle says.

The new season of the reality show that made her famous launches next week, so Danielle sarcastically says, "Good luck housewives!"

Everything Must Go

It may not improve on the Raymond Carver short story that inspired it, but Everything Must Go resists cliche and boasts a pair of magnetic performances from the perfectly cast Ferrell and Wallace.


Talk about getting the story wrong! I’m always gratified when a movie that I love kills at the box office, and I can even deal with a little endzone-dancing studio spin, but really — the notion that Bridesmaids, the terrific new matrimonial comedy of cracked sisterhood, somehow “exceeded expectations” by taking in $24.5 million at the box office this weekend (representative headline on TheWrap: “‘Bridesmaids Over-Performs”) is actually a little insulting. Sure, it sounds like a compliment (people dug the movie so much they went even more than the marketers were predicting!). But why would a major comedy produced by Judd Apatow, heralded by enthusiastic reviews, featuring a breakout performance by a venerable Saturday Night Live star, the whole thing pitched as a funny, soulful date movie to an audience that regularly turns the worst sort of pandering chick-flick crapola into major hits…why would that movie surprise anyone by making as much on its opening weekend as The Bounty Hunter or Failure to Launch?

Heart Attack Grill

A new restaurant is opening in Dallas, Texas this Friday called Heart Attack Grill. Many people are enraged at the title as it suggests obesity is a good thing, according to WTSP.

Many people in the area and across America are weighing in on what they think about this restaurant. Some people have said Heart Attack Grill looks very good, other say they are scared to try it, and many people are disgusted with the whole premise.

Modern Warfare 3

The Modern Warfare 3 release date has been revealed as November 8 if a report of a leaked retail poster for the next Call of Duty is legitimate.

The report comes from IGN, which claims insider retail sources have provided the bit of publicity that carries the date. The site says the poster is Australian (the date order is 08.11.11) but, of course, the release is almost certainly going to be global.


Diverticulitis is a common digestive disease particularly found in the large intestine. Diverticulitis develops from diverticulosis, which involves the formation of pouches (diverticula) on the outside of the colon. Diverticulitis results if one of these diverticula becomes inflamed.

Newt Gingrich

WASHINGTON — Days after formally announcing his candidacy for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, Newt Gingrich on Sunday sharply criticized a plan by House Republicans that would drastically overhaul Medicare, the federal health care program for retirees.

Mr. Gingrich, the former speaker of the House who led a conservative resurgence in the 1990s, said the Republican Medicare plan was “too big a jump” for Americans and compared it to the health care overhaul championed by President Obama.


Airing Monday, May 11, 2009 at 8:00 pm Eastern Time (5:00 pm Pacific Time), and re-airing several more times over the month, FUEL TV will showcase “Check 1,2 - Common.”

Hip-hop legend Common brings his positive sound to the Winter Dew Tour stop at Northstar-at-Tahoe, California, the Toyota Championships, for an unforgettable mountainside performance.

Common is a Grammy Award winner and multi-platinum selling recording artist who has collaborated with heavyweight hip-hop producers Kanye West, the Neptunes and many more. Expanding his talents beyond music, Common can also be seen acting in the films “American Gangster,” “Terminator: Salvation” and the upcoming “Justice League: Mortal” as the Green Lantern.

Professional snowboarder Keir Dillon sits down with Common to discuss his latest record, action sports and his acting ambitions. In addition to Keir’s interview, Common gives a spirited performance of songs from his catalog of hits and also shows off his sharp freestyle skills.

May 21 Judgement Day

That’s right, all signs point to a May 21 Judgment Day, with the End of the World following just months later on October 21, 2011.  Many of the signs of the Apocalypse have already reared their ugly head, warning that the End of Days are coming very soon.  Have you noticed the signs that God has given us to prove the Second Coming of Jesus is around the corner?

The bible gives us the seven signs of the Apocalypse, many of which can be noticed in everyday life as we approach May 21, 2011.  God gives us the signs of the Apocalypse to let us know that the Rapture, and End of the World are nearing.  Here are the seven signs of the Apocalypse with specific examples of each in today’s world.


A cicada is an insect of the order Hemiptera, suborder Auchenorrhyncha, in the superfamily Cicadoidea, with large eyes wide apart on the head and usually transparent, well-veined wings. There are about 2,500 species of cicada around the world, and many remain unclassified. Cicadas live in temperate to tropical climates where they are among the most widely recognized of all insects, mainly due to their large size and unique sound. Cicadas are often colloquially called locusts, although they are unrelated to true locusts, which are a kind of grasshopper. Cicadas are related to leafhoppers and spittlebugs.

Cicadas are benign to humans in normal circumstances and do not bite or sting in a true sense, but may in fact sting after mistaking a person's arm or other part of their body as a tree or plant limb and attempt to feed. Cicadas have a long proboscis under their head that they use for feeding on tree sap, and if they attempt to inject it into a person's body it can be painful, but is in no other way harmful. This sting is not a defensive reaction and should not be mistaken for aggression; it is extremely uncommon, and usually only happens when they are allowed to rest on a person's body for an extended amount of time.

Cicadas can cause damage to several cultivated crops, shrubs, and trees, mainly in the form of scarring left on tree branches while the females lay their eggs deep in branches. Many people around the world regularly eat cicadas; the female is prized, as it is meatier. Cicadas have been (or are still) eaten in Ancient Greece, China, Malaysia, Burma, Latin America, and the Congo. Shells of cicadas are employed in the traditional medicines of China.

The name is a direct derivation of the Latin cicada, meaning "buzzer". There is no word of proper English, or indeed Germanic, etymology for the insect. In classical Greek, it was called a tettix, and in modern Greek tzitzikas—both names being onomatopoeic.

Chelsea Handler

Chelsea Handler adopts a relatively modest tone in interviews, which is odd because she has pulled off what few comics have been able to do lately.
The 36-year-old stand-up has bucked the splintering, niche-audience trend of the past decade to develop herself into a bona fide, genre-spanning brand.

Handler is a late-night TV show host, best-selling author, national touring comedian and proud creator of spinoff shows and tours. She's the national voice of the weekly girls night out -- that now-standard ceremony of cocktails and conversation held in the name of female bonding.

"I give a lot of myself to my show, my books and my stand-up," Handler said over the phone from her office in Los Angeles. "When you're on TV, it's a powerful thing, and since the show repeats so many times courtesy of E! and their lovely marketing strategy, so many people see you."

Red Wings

The last time Mike Ilitch sat down for an extensive interview about the hockey dynasty he built in Detroit was in 2007, part of a lengthy roundtable discussion with The Detroit News and the Red Wings front office as they celebrated Ilitch's silver anniversary as team owner.

One of the topics that day was the Red Wings' status as a so-called anchor for the Western Conference, and specifically the Central Division, which over time became the Wings' dominion.
"Well, I think they want to keep us in the division we're in now because we fill their arenas," Ilitch said then, adding, "We want to go in the East now, and we're working real hard so that our fans can see our team all the time. They don't have to (wait until) 10 o'clock, 11 o'clock at night (for games) and all that business."

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