Hooters Celebrates 25 Years of Food and Fun

Hooters announces the celebration of their 25th Anniversary and will host a party on the 25th of every month in restaurants around the world. The first Hooters restaurant opened in 1983 after six businessmen in Clearwater, Florida thought up the concept and took the plans from a napkin to reality.

In celebration of the 25th Anniversary, Hooters is giving back to the customers that have taken the concept from 1 restaurant in Clearwater to over 440 locations in 42 states and 24 countries. On the 25th of every month this year, guests who come into Hooters will have a chance to instantly win $25,000 or be 1 of 25 guaranteed $1,000 winners around the country.


"Well, they must be doing SOMETHING right to be around for 25 years...."

USA Regional Pizza Styles

You might be forgiven for thinking pizza is pizza is pizza, right? Apparently not in the USA. The styles and tastes vary from region to region in the USA, with quite different styles such as Old Forge, Ohio-Valley, New Haven and Trenton to name a few.


"Could there be anything better? Pizza is just about the ultimate food, eh?"

Darwin Award Winners #34, 35, 36, 37 & 38 of 2008

A car traveling at a high rate of speed on an airstrip adjacent to a home owned by John Travolta crashed early Saturday morning, killing the five people inside.
The accident occurred around 4am in the gated Graystone Community, which is located inside the Jumbolair Aviation Estates north of Ocala.
According to a spokesman for the Florida Highway Patrol, a 2008 gray BMW was traveling northbound on the airstrip when the car hit an embankment, flew off the end of the runway and crashed into trees about 200 feet from the end of the airstrip.


"No matter how fast you go in your Beemer, you will not achieve takeoff."

Australia Issues Canadian Travel Warning

Australians taking the advice of their government's "Smart Traveller" web site will likely be steering clear of Canada.
That website, which is run by Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, has Canada listed as a country where travellers should "exercise caution".
Countries listed on the Smart Traveller website that are considered safer than Canada include Chile, South Korea and Latvia.

"When I first heard this story, I had to check my calendar to make sure it wasn't April 1st!"

Fake FedEx Trucks; When the Drugs Absolutely Have to Get There

Savvy criminals are using some of the country's most credible logos, including FedEx, Wal-Mart, DirecTV and the U.S. Border Patrol, to create fake trucks to smuggle drugs, money and illegal aliens across the border, according to a report by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Termed "cloned" vehicles, the report also warns that terrorists could use the same fake trucks to gain access to secure areas with hidden weapons.

The report says criminals have been able to easily obtain the necessary vinyl logo markings and signs for $6,000 or less. Authorities say "cosmetically cloned commercial vehicles are not illegal."


"The title says it way better than I ever could!"

Sarah Michelle Gellar still passionate about developing American McGee's Alice

Sarah Michelle Gellar told SCI FI Wire that she's still passionate about developing Alice, a movie based on the computer game American McGee's Alice, to which she owns the film rights. The game is based on Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
"It's a passion project of mine," Gellar (The Air I Breathe) said in an interview. "It's a story that I'd love to see. I'm fearful at this rate that I'm going to be the wicked Queen of Hearts because I'm going to be too old to be Alice," she added with a laugh.
The Rogue Entertainment game is a first-person shooter based in a dystopic dark version of Carroll's Wonderland. Gellar said she mastered the game with the help of her husband, Freddie Prinze Jr., who is an avid gamer. "I just thought [it] was the most weirdly beautiful game," Gellar said.


"Buffy meets Doom?"


How to Stay Awake at Work or School

Have you ever been so tired you almost fell asleep at work? Did you ever wish you could just crawl under your desk and take a nap like George Costanza?

Whether you were partying too hard the night before, up late feeding a newborn baby, or some other energy draining activity, you've got an emergency that needs to be addressed pronto!
Here are some steps you can take to make it through the day. They range from total retreat to commando "cowboy-up" tactics. Use the ones that will work for you and bookmark this for the next time this happens. ('Cause you know it will! Doh!)


"Ah, something we can ALL use at work!"


10 Things You Should Never Say to a Guy

For years we've all heard the things men shouldn't say to women, such as "Yeah, those jeans do make you look a little chunky," and "Why didn't you tell me you had a hot friend."

We've been doing our best to behave, but it's time you knew there are a few things that won't score you any points with the man in your life. For the most part, we're an open book, but there are a few things that make us cringe.

Here's a look at 10 things women say that drive men nuts.


"Do you want to go to the mall with me? - Yup, not on the top 10, but most men don't enjoy shopping!"

10 Things You Should Never Say to a Woman

Madame, that is by far the ugliest nose I have ever seen, and I compliment you on it—it suits you!
—Peter Sellers, "The Pink Panther"

It's true: Some comments are better left unsaid.

But as a sophisticated man of the 21st century, you already know this. You know you're not supposed to comment on your girlfriend's weight, or tell her that her friends are hot. And you know she probably feels the same way you do about the phrase, "Can we still be friends?"

Additionally, you've found that honesty, while valued in most situations, can sometimes offend. What you say to diffuse tension in an argument often stokes the fire. We understand that the female psyche can be complicated, and we're here to demystify what may seem like strategically placed trapdoors.


"When she asks "Does this dress make look fat?" The incorrect answer (hands down) is "no fatter than the other dresses you own". - One of those things NOT to say! "

The Hulk Out List

Some soul out there has compiled a list of every reason that Dr. David Banner was driven to 'Hulk Out'. A highly entertaining list, with some interesting, funny, and just weird reasons that the mild mannered doctor went green with anger.


"You wouldn't want to make me angry....."

New Bond film title is confirmed

The next James Bond film is to be called Quantum of Solace, producers have confirmed.

The title is taken from one of a collection of short stories published by 007 creator Ian Fleming in 1960.

Producer Michael Wilson said the film would have "twice as much action" as 2006's Casino Royale, which saw Daniel Craig debut as the iconic secret agent.


"Craig did great in Casino Royale; I'm looking forward to this next film! Although I can't help but think that 'Quantum of Solace' is a title more suited to a romance novel."

Zimbabwe releases $10 million bill - worth $4 U.S.

As the US economy inches ever closer to a recession, it might provide a little perspective to look at what a real economic crisis looks like. Plagued by hyperinflation of over 50,000% a year, Zimbabwe's central bank recently decided to issue $10 million notes-- believed to be the highest denomination of currency in the world today. The bill, worth less than US$4, is barely enough to purchase a hamburger.


"This situation reminds me of Germany after World War One, where people got paid a days wages, and they needed a wheelbarrow to carry all that paper money - I wonder how much longer before Zimbabwe descends into total chaos?"

The World’s First Weed ATM In Los Angeles

Well for all you stoners out there it’s finally here! Your dream come true! The world’s first weed ATM! Well actually, AVM’s: Anytime-Vending-Machines. This AVM is available 24/7, is fully secured in it’s own room, has two dispensaries, and full-time security for your protection. You must have a doctor’s consultation and prescription to use the machine.


"I wonder if there will be a munchies machine located next to it?"

Game : 13 Days In Hell

What's worse than zombies walking the earth? Do a tour of duty in the underworld, brother. These creeps are RAW.

Instructions : Mouseclick to aim to fire; spacebar to reload, number keys to switch weapons


"A good shooter game, easy to learn, intense, and you need a good aim - not bad at all!"

The Muppet Matrix

"There can be only ONE...Kermit"

99 Extraordinary, Creative and Unusual Uses for Ordinary and Everyday Objects

Imagine all of the silly old stuff you have sitting around the house that is simply going to waste and hasn’t been used in years. Think it’s all junk? Perhaps not. Here are ninety-nine creative ways you can use things you thought had only one purpose, from beer and soda to rulers, stamps, sugar, toothpaste, old CDs and even your iPod.


"Some very creative uses you might not have thought about before."

If the NHL was high school

If the NHL was high school

Anaheim would be the kid that beats you up and steals your lunch money.

Atlanta would be the slutty cheerleader everyone scores on.

Boston would be the kid who you want to like…but you can’t because he smells.

Buffalo would be the kid who never can afford to go anywhere or do anything.

Calgary would be the bipolar popular chick who can please many people when she’s up but when she’s down she tries to commit suicide.

Carolina would be the farmer kid with a mullet.

Chicago would be the really old kid that has yet to hit puberty.

Colorado would be the kid who did really well in elementary school and is just a slacker now.

Columbus would be the kid who puts rims on his bike wheels and pretends he’s driving a BMW.

Dallas would be the kid with the weird accent.

Detroit would be the foreign exchange student.

Edmonton would be the kid that was accidentally castrated in the early 1990’s and hasn’t been the same since.

Florida is the kid who can never fit in.

Los Angeles would be the kid who always misses school.

Minnesota would be the kid who’s older brother was an All-American jock who got all the girls and success, but he is just a water boy.

Montreal would be the kid who wants to trade you his apple for your Subway sandwich.

Nashville would be that kid with the dad in the military. He’s cool, but you don’t want to be best friends with him because you know he’ll be moving soon.

Ottawa would be the kid that breezes through the school year and then blows the final exams.

Phoenix would be the kid that nobody knows.

Philadelphia would be the kid who’s always suspended.

Pittsburgh would be the crybaby tattle tail.

New Jersey would be the really boring kid.

New York Islanders would be the kid who has his/her whole life planned out already. Or at least the next 14 years.

New York Rangers would be the rich kid.

San Jose would be the kid that always over studies for the finals and ends up bombing them.

St. Louis would be the smooth talking kid who gets you to trade your snack pack to him for half an apple.

Tampa Bay would be the prom queen who got pregnant and now she’s not the same as she used to be.

Toronto would be the girl with major issues.

Washington would be the class clown. Entertaining, but ends up going nowhere.

Vancouver would be the kid that has good marks all year, then skips the finals to smoke weed and fails


Chickipedia. For Guys That Never Get Laid.

Chickipedia is pretty much everything you’d expect from a site with such a name. An online resource seething with useless information about women. Currently in beta, Chickipedia is enough to make any woman’s skin crawl. Think of it at a non-geeky take on Dig A Silicon Valley Girl, and just like Wikipedia, anyone can contribute to this online encyclopedia–for the guy that will never get laid.
In an effort to become an undefeated search engine on the millions of hot chicks out there, this wiki-style resource lets you add a woman, and edit existing entries about her.

"I see a few hundred thousand subscribers from the bat."

Donald Rumsfeld Calls for U.S. Propaganda Agency

Back in 2001, the Pentagon under Donald Rumsfeld's leadership created the controversial Office of Strategic Influence, which was closed down just a few months later after its existence became public. Rightly or wrongly, the Pentagon was accused of creating a propaganda office. Now, the former defense secretary has a bigger vision: he is advocating a "21st century agency for global communications."
In Rumsfeld's view, the free press can co-exist with government sponsored/produced/paid news. "It doesn't mean we have to infringe on the role of the free press, they can go do what they do, and that's fine," says Rumsfeld. "Well, it's not fine, but it's what it is, let's put it that way."

"It's all good because it's OUR propaganda, right?!?"

The Legacy of George W. Bush's Presidency

The linking chart shows the past 8 years under George Bush, and it's not looking good. From a bigger National Debt, from a Budget Surplus to a Budget Deficit, from an almost doubling in the price of college and tripling of the price of gasoline, things are not looking to good for the legacy of the George W. Bush presidency.

"But we were SURE there were weapons of mass destruction...doesn't that count for something?!?"

John Rambo's Solutions to 5 Everyday Office Problems

Rambo is back in theaters this Friday, and despite the fact that Sylvester Stallone is about 300 years old, we can all learn from Stallone’s and Rambo’s perseverance under pressure—whether we’re also ex-soldiers tormented about ‘Nam or just mindless office drones. See, Rambo can be a guide to handling anything, including the hassles you face in the office every day. Throw away your copy of Sun Tzu and the Art of Business and take a lesson from a true master of war.

"Oh, how we wish sometimes this could be done in the office......"

Why Does My Cable Company Force Me To Subscribe To All These Stupid Channels?

If you're like most people, you look at your "basic" cable line-up and think: "Why do I have all these stupid channels? Wouldn't it be cheaper if I could just subscribe to the ones I actually like?"

You're probably convinced that there's a huge conspiracy going on to get you to pay for a bunch of crap you don't want.

You might be right.

"Oh, I don't know how long I've wanted to be able to pick single channels!!"

Khalkhin-Gol: The Battle that shaped WW2

In August 1939, just weeks before Hitler invaded Poland, the Soviet Union and Japan fought a massive tank battle on the Mongolian border - the largest the world had ever seen.
Under the then unknown Georgy Zhukov, the Soviets won a crushing victory at the batte of Khalkhin-Gol (known in Japan as the Nomonhan Incident). Defeat persuaded the Japanese to expand into the Pacific, where they saw the United States as a weaker opponent than the Soviet Union. If the Japanese had not lost at Khalkhin Gol, they may never have attacked Pearl Harbor.
The Japanese decision to expand southwards also meant that the Soviet Eastern flank was secured for the duration of the war. Instead of having to fight on two fronts, the Soviets could mass their troops - under the newly promoted General Zhukov - against the threat of Nazi Germany in the West.
In terms of its strategic impact, the battle of Khalkhin Gol was one of the most decisive battles of the Second World War, but no-one has ever heard of it. Why?

"Ah, the endless possiblities of the 'What If?' scenarios.."


Area 51 designated with a new name

The Air Force’s classified test range at Groom Lake, Nev., has never lacked for evocative nicknames — it and its restricted airspace have been called Dreamland, Paradise Ranch, The Box and, most famously, Area 51. Now there’s a less romantic moniker to throw on the pile: “Homey Airport,” according to a few civilian aviation journals.
“Homey Airport” now appears as the official name for a certain air base near a certain dry lake bed in Nevada, according to reports in the Web site of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, as well as the Daily Aviator blog and others. New editions of flight planning software and civilian aviators’ GPS gear lists the name and the official designation “KXTA” — which online wags have speculated stands for “extraterrestrial airport.” (The “k” designation indicates only that the field is in the U.S., according to the Federal Aviation Administration.)

Paranormal Montage

"Some obvious fakes, but some ya just have to wonder...shadows and lights only work so many times as a reason before you start to feel the hair at the back of your neck stand on end..."

Presidential Paintball

For the aspiring young assassin, a popular online games site offers kids the opportunity to assume the identity of a leading presidential contender and then shoot their political opponents in a series of armed confrontations in the White House.
While the ammo is paintball, the game on the highly trafficked miniclip.com site allows kids to train a rifle scope on six presidential aspirants and squeeze off a hail of shots (which are accompanied with a rat-a-tat sound).
The game, "Presidential Paintball," features in the crosshairs: Barack Obama; Hillary Clinton; John Edwards; Mitt Romney; John McCain; and Rudy Giuliani (it seems the game was developed before the ascension of Mike Huckabee).
If a candidate wins a head-to-head confrontation, he/she advances to a new shootout, which occurs in various White House settings, including outside the Oval Office.

"Enjoy your aspiring career as a presidential assassin!"

Hypothetical attack on U.S. outlined by China

In a hypothetical future scenario, the U.S. and China are poised to clash — likely over Taiwan.

The democratic Republic of China, commonly called Taiwan — which America backs and the communist People’s Republic of China considers part of its territory — frequently irritates Chinese leaders with calls for greater independence from the mainland. But while the American military mulls its options, Chinese missiles hit runways, fuel lines, barracks and supply depots at U.S. Air Force bases in Japan and South Korea. Long-range warheads destroy American satellites, crippling Air Force surveillance and communication networks. A nuclear fireball erupts high above the Pacific Ocean, ionizing the atmosphere and scrambling radars and radio feeds.

This is China’s anti-U.S. sucker punch strategy.

"WW3, anyone? China versus USA - with all those nukes, say goodbye to the planet."

Delicious Anime

Delicious Anime - this is an anime streaming website where you can watch your favourite Anime Online without needing to download them to your PC; so you can watch Anime anywhere. The site has over 350+ Anime series and it’s all free.
To watch an episode, simply select the Anime on the right menu and then select an episode that you’d like to watch. So for all you anime fans, you might want to check this site out, and see some old favourites or discover new ones.

"All the anime you can watch - if it's your thing, head on over!"

College textbook prices up 186% since 1986; enter revolution

While there is hardly anyone that is oblivious to the rising costs of a college education these days, there might be some people still not aware that there is another under-reported cost hiding in the college education receipt. College tuition is still out pacing inflation at public and private colleges and a review of this phenomenon can be checked out in depth at BusinessWeek.com. Excluding the cost of college tuition, the cost of college textbooks is now starting to become a front and center topic for financial studies and government reports.
The DOE study states that full-time students at four-year public colleges spend an average of $893 a year on textbooks and about $10 less a year for two-year students. The most interesting figure from this study is that since 1986, the textbook prices have risen almost 186 percent, or 6 percent a year. When you look at other product prices in the market they all generally rose by about 3 percent. Some public and private universities publish their own figures of college textbook costs for a student per year and they range from $400 - $1,300.

"Is it any wonder more and more kids can't afford college?!?"

Force strong for new Jedi church

Two Star Wars-loving brothers planning a Jedi church hope it will be much nearer than a galaxy far, far away.

Barney and Daniel Jones want fellow devotees to be able to join them close to their home on Anglesey.

Barney, 26 - or Master Jonba Hehol - and Daniel, 21 - Master Morda Hehol - head the UK Church of the Jedi, in honour of the film's good knights.

"There's just too many jokes one can make with this one - insert your own here!"


Yakutsk: Journey to the coldest city on earth

Think our winter's been a bit grim? Try visiting Yakutsk – the Russian city where 'a bit nippy' means minus 50C, and a quick dash to the corner shop could end in frostbite.

At minus 5C, the cold is quite refreshing and a light hat and scarf are all that's required to keep warm. At minus 20C, the moisture in your nostrils freezes, and the cold air starts making it difficult not to cough. At minus 35C, the air will cold enough to numb exposed skin quickly, making frostbite a constant hazard. And at minus 45C, even wearing glasses gets tricky: the metal sticks to your cheeks and will tear off chunks of flesh when you decide to remove them.

Australians high on the Mile High Club: survey

Two in three Australian travelers are either members of the notorious Mile High Club or would like to be a member, a survey showed on Monday.
Asked if they would consider a mid-air sexual encounter, almost half of 1,110 people surveyed wanted an adventure, while 12 percent already had mile-high membership wings.

"Fly the friendly skies, INDEED!"

For Guy Virgins: Basic Things No One Told Me About Sex

I lost my virginity later than the average guy. Before I got laid for the first time I had read a fair amount about sex. I took Sex Education classes in school. I read articles on positions and techniques in Maxim and Cosmo.
I also looked at tons of porn on the internet and through my PlayStation 2's handy DVD player. All in all, I thought even though I had never done it myself, I knew most of what there was to know about sex.
Then I started having it and I kept discovering all these basic things that had somehow passed me by. In all the stuff I read and watched these things never came up. I never heard anyone talking about them either. I guess they assumed that the audience was already having sex and that knowing these things was a given. And it seems that porn glosses some things over or does not reflect what actual sex is like. I know, I'm as shocked as you are. So here's my list of basic sexual stuff that I only found out about when I came across it myself.

"What, you mean porn isn't real?!? Shocking! A good read, though."


Star Trek Movie Mistakes Part 1 & 2

"Live Long And Prosper - but try to keep things the same!!"

Star Wars Coming to America

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Someone has brilliantly mashed up Star Wars and the Eddie Murphy movie Coming To America, which also stars James Earl Jones. If you've seen both movies you'll like this A HA!

"It's actually quite funny, and not half-bad; it would make for an interesting movie!"