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Tokyo Electric Power company (TEPCO) has now confirmed that the No. 1 reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant partially melted down in the days following the Japan Earthquake-Tsunami. While Tepco suspected there may have been a melt down, nothing was confirmed until this week when a camera was finally able to reach the bottom… read more

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You have to wonder if the makers of the 1979 horror film The Amityville Horror had any clue that 32 years later people would still be making films stemming from the original.  And you have to wonder if even they would say, “Just stop.” While the concept of the Amityville house being haunted is up… read more

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Stacy Hopkins, a teacher in Tennessee, has been arrested in connection with allegations that she had sex with two underage male students. A physical education teacher and assistant girl’s basketball coach at Arlington High School in Arlington, Tennessee has been charged with two counts of aggravated statutory rape by an authority figure and two counts of… read more

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Financially, Thor had the third best start to a Marvel Comics movie franchise, but yet it was middle of the pack based on attendance. Thanks, 3D! According to Box Office Mojo, the $66 million that Thor brought in this weekend was the third best opening for the first film in a Marvel series, coming in… read more

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Empire Avenue is yet another way of trying to measure just how influential someone is in the social media scene, but, as with all of its predecessors, it’s broken on launch. I won’t lie, the link above to the new social media game Empire Avenue will earn me some credits in the game.  Just because… read more

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A total of 34 this week. FunJug.com The President’s Speech Trailer Katy Perry singing Rebecca Black’s Friday Playing DDR and the Violin at the Same Time May the 4th be With You Man VS Moose in Sweden Star Wars Friday Parody ‘Primeday’ Saturday Shorts: The Benefits of Looking Ahead SeanPAune.com Which TV Shows are Canceled… read more

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In general I’ve been excited for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides … and then I saw this clip. While the entire Pirates of the Caribbean series has been unrealistic with zombies, squid-headed villains and more, this clip from the fourth in the film series is just so silly as to actually turn me… read more

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It’s episode #143 and it’s dog-free this week! A very general episode this week with lots of thoughts on the news of the past seven days. Scattercast Episode 143 subscribe to Scattercast via iTunes.… read more

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The first trailer for the new Conan the Barbarian film that actually shows footage has appeared, and I have to say I’m less than impressed. While I know fans of the original stories have their problems with the 1982 film, I come strictly from being familiar with the movies, and this just looks bland in… read more

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A second full theatrical trailer has been released for Green Lantern, and it’s a good mixture of footage we’ve already seen as well as some new scenes. While I’m still not 100% sold on this film adaptation due to things like the costume having some weird aspects, and I’m also concerned by the number of… read more

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A substitute teacher at the Robert L. Craig School in Moonachie, New Jersey has been arrested on charges stemming from sexual conduct with a 14-year-old boy at the school. Patricia Gallegos, 24, was arrested last week in Moonachie, NJ and charged with one count of second-degree child endangerment. She was taken into custody afternoon of… read more

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I’m not sure what amazes me more: The fact that a fifth installment in the Fast & the Furious even exists, or that Fast Five brought in $86,198,765 in its opening weekend. Is this really where we are now movie wise?  A fifth movie in a brainless series about cars can bring in just north… read more

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