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48 min ago | New York Post

Why Weird Al is still the king of spoof

Weird Al was a college student in 1979 when he recorded his first hit, "My Bologna" - a parody of "My Sharona" by the Knack.

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Related Topix: 'Weird Al' Yankovic, Pop/Rock, The Knack, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA, Dance, Black Entertainment, Michael Jackson

Sat Jul 12, 2014

On the run criminal called BRAZIL has picture transformed to look...

The man is wanted for recall to prison having breached his probation and police are hoping to have caught him before his namesakes play tonight A man called Brazil who is on the run has had his picture transformed by police to look like one from a football sticker album.

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Lone Ranger actor's outfit sells for $195,000

The outfit Lone Ranger actor Clayton Moore wore when making appearances as the character after retiring from television has sold for $195,000 at a Texas auction.

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Related Topix: Lone Ranger, Entertainment, Television, The Lone Ranger, Drama, Western, Action Movies, Clayton Moore

The Citizens' Voice

Inmate accused of starting prison riot claims immunity in another bizarre filing

MARK MORAN / THE CITIZENS' VOICE Duane Peter and four others are accused of instigating a riot in 2010 at the State Correctional Institution at Dallas.

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Related Topix: Riot, Dallas, PA, Luzerne County, PA

National Public Radio

'Weird Al' Yankovic On Parody In The Age Of YouTube

"Weird Al" Yankovic has been the king of parody for 30 years, outlasting and, in some cases, outselling the artists he's sent up.


Related Topix: 'Weird Al' Yankovic, Pop/Rock

WFTV Orlando

Steven Spielberg 'dinosaur hunter' photo goes viral

Steven Spielberg attends "Transformers: Age Of Extinction" New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on June 25, 2014 in New York City.


Related Topix: Horror Movies, Jurassic Park, Action Movies, Adventure, Science Fiction Movies, Theater, Arts, Startups, Social Software, Facebook, Paleontology, Dinosaur, Science

ABC News

Kodiak, Alaska, Has Most Expensive Haircut in US

If you've seen a lot of long-haired men on Alaska's Kodiak Island, this might be the reason.


Related Topix: Kodiak, AK

Fri Jul 11, 2014


Lions, tigers, bears destroy jeans for charity

In an industry where consumers pay as much as hundreds of dollars for a pair of ripped jeans, one Japanese brand claims to have What are described as "the only jeans on earth designed by dangerous animals," Zoo Jeans have been distressed by one Japanese zoo's most ferocious residents.

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The Arizona Republic

Giant snake found in car that stalled on street

When a woman's pickup stalled on a street in Santa Fe, New Mexico, local chef Jackson Ault stopped to lend a hand.


Related Topix: Santa Fe, NM

Hotel Valet Nearly Totals $500,000 Lamborghini While Parking

A valet of the five-star Le Meridien hotel in New Delhi lost control of a client's Lamborghini in a parking area this week and smashed the car worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, narrowly missing several pedestrians along the way.


WMMS-FM Independence

Toker Fired After Legally Smoking Pot Has His Job Back

Some parts of the story are still in dispute, but all parties seem to agree on one fact: Michael Boyer, the first man in Spokane, Wash., to legally purchase recreational marijuana on Tuesday, has his job back.


Related Topix: Spokane, WA, Marijuana, Labor Realty, Human Resources


14,000 draft notices sent to men born in 1800s

No, the United States military isn't trying to build a force of centenarians. It just seems that way after the Selective Service System mistakenly sent notices to more than 14,000 Pennsylvania men born between 1893 and 1897, ordering them to register for the nation's military draft and warning that failure to do so is "punishable by a fine and ... (more)


WTOC-TV Savannah

Bizarre sexting case in Virginia may have you reconsider sending naked photos

"Sexting," the exchange of explicit messages, has become a popular phenomenon among teens, but unfortunately for one young man in Virginia, it could lead him behind bars.


Related Topix: Prison

Thu Jul 10, 2014

NBC Chicago

Co. Paints Drought-Stricken Lawns

Los Gatos-based Green Canary has been painting lawns that have turned brown due to a lack of water.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

102.5 The Bear

Forget 'Hot Mugshot Guy', Check Out The 'Hot Cop Of Castro'

It was only a couple of weeks ago, convicted felon Jeremy Meeks rose to fame over his dreamy mugshot .


Woman Watching TV Learns of Her Home's Violent Past

When Catrina McGhaw signed a lease on a house in Ferguson, Mo., she didn't think to ask whether she'd be living in a former torture chamber.


Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Ferguson, MO

The Arizona Republic

'Screaming' pig sought after chasing kids

Police in the Maine town of Oakland are looking for a pig that threatened two children walking through the woods.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, Oakland, ME

The Modesto Bee

Freak accident sends chisel through gym window

The freak accident Wednesday prompted temporary suspension of construction of the controversial Marine Transfer Station on the Upper East Side.


Related Topix: Modesto, CA


Agave that will bloom only once begins to do so

The blooms so far are "low-key" with yellow anthers sticking out, Joe Mooney, a spokesman for Matthaei Botanical Gardens, said Wednesday.


Related Topix: Michigan, Home Gardening, Home

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Bizarre Angelina Jolie video emerges online

The 16-minute clip, which is believed to have been shot at the Ansonia Hotel building in New York City in 1999, was posted online by the National Enquirer on Tuesday night.