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10 Funny Steve Martin Quotes to Brighten Up Your Day
14 Aug
10:53

10 Funny Steve Martin Quotes to Brighten Up Your Day

Happy birthday, Steve Martin! The comedian turns 73 on August 14, 2018. Martin has been busy touring the country with fellow comedian Martin Short following the release of their hilarious Netflix special, An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life. “Touring with Steve is just…well, Steve, at […]

‘Bitcoin is Stupid’ Author Gets a Lesson in the Value of Being Your Own Bank
14 Aug
9:54

‘Bitcoin is Stupid’ Author Gets a Lesson in the Value of Being Your Own Bank

Advertisement As anyone who has ever attempted to explain bitcoin to their parents can understand, one of the most challenging parts of convincing them of the utility of this technology is making the case that a person should be his or her own bank. Occasionally, though, an object lesson bites […]

Drivers can face fines for flood rescues
14 Aug
7:25

Drivers can face fines for flood rescues

Flooded roads are unsafe to cross and you could get stuck. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 News) This Scottsdale driver went around a barricade for a flooded road and became stuck. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 News) A motorist in Dewey tried to cross a low lying wash that was flooded and became stuck. […]

Looking Back on the Weird Fad of Stand-up Comedian Singles
14 Aug
6:55

Looking Back on the Weird Fad of Stand-up Comedian Singles

Howie Mandel in “I Do the Watusi.” Photo: YouTube/Howie Mandel The comedy-club boom of the 1980s and the proliferation of cable networks in the ’80s and ’90s that needed to fill airtime meant newfound visibility and popularity for stand-up comedians. A club in every decent-sized town and stand-ups around the […]

How Haircuts and Fake Celebrity News Led RL Stine to Literary Success
14 Aug
6:54

How Haircuts and Fake Celebrity News Led RL Stine to Literary Success

R.L. Stine, 74, is a novelist and author of the Goosebumps and Fear Street series of horror fiction for preteens and teens. His latest books are “R.L. Stine Presents Scream and Scream Again” (Harper) and “You May Now Kill the Bride” (Harper Teen). He spoke with Marc Myers. I was […]

Sydney trains: Number of people caught ‘surfing’ on public transport doubles in past year
14 Aug
3:43

Sydney trains: Number of people caught ‘surfing’ on public transport doubles in past year

Posted August 14, 2018 13:25:55 New footage released by Sydney Trains shows the daredevil teens surfing on Sydney’s busy rail network. Key points: Last year, 110 people were reported “surfing” on Sydnay’s trains The NSW Transport Minister said young boys trying to “show off” were the worst offenders Dramatic CCTV […]

Funny tear-jerker follows kids on mean streets of Lebanon
14 Aug
12:43

Funny tear-jerker follows kids on mean streets of Lebanon

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Zain Al Rafeea gives a remarkable performance. Photo: MIFF CAPHARNAUMForum Theatre, August 18, 4pm Children fending for themselves have a long history in the cinema. Here, Nadine Labaki’s picaresque story of a foul-mouthed but ferociously positive little survivor on Beirut’s meaner streets recalls both the Italian […]

‘It’s stupid, malicious and vindictive’, Jewish leader denied entry to Labor event
14 Aug
11:43

‘It’s stupid, malicious and vindictive’, Jewish leader denied entry to Labor event

A leading figure of the Jewish community has been denied entry to a multicultural event hosted by NSW Labor. Jewish Board of Deputies CEO Vic Alhadeff was turned away at the door of the Sussex Street event by the state’s first Muslim MP Shaoquett Moselmane. He was told he was […]

Driving into flooded areas puts lives at risk, could violate Arizona law
14 Aug
10:14

Driving into flooded areas puts lives at risk, could violate Arizona law

(Facebook Photo/Central Arizona Fire and Medical) PHOENIX — You probably won’t get ticketed for needing to be rescued from a flooded Phoenix wash or street. However, you could be endangering the lives of first responders, as well as your own. “We’ve got a current that is strong enough to push […]

Reportedly up to 212 lbs, Rousimar Palhares talks recent viral photo
14 Aug
8:04

Reportedly up to 212 lbs, Rousimar Palhares talks recent viral photo

Even fighting down at 170 lbs, Rousimar Palhares’ reported 5’ 8” frame has always been a strange physical outlier. A man that appears to be almost as broad across the shoulders as he is tall, with arms that look more like a second set of legs than normal limbs with […]