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  • Teddy Bear the Porcupine Predicts Super Bowl XLIX Winner

    01/27/2015 4:23:45 PM PST · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    Can Teddy Bear the Porcupine accurately predict the winner of the Super Bowl for the FOURTH year in a row? Don't ever underestimate the power of po'pine prognostication! See who he picks to win Super Bowl XLIX (2015). Copyright 2015, Zooniversity LLC. Online sites are welcome to link to this address or embed with Google ads intact (no ad blocking). FILE COPYING IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED WITHO
  • Disney Eyeing Chris Pratt For Indiana Jones Revival

    01/27/2015 3:31:02 PM PST · by Perdogg · 41 replies
    Here’s one from the helluva good idea department. Marvel offerings are soaring, and Star Wars is being reinvigorated by director JJ Abrams. Now, Disney has just started to turn its attention to reviving the Indiana Indiana Jones bullwhipJones franchise after buying the rights from Paramount in 2013.
  • Johnny Depp Scores Lowest Wide Release Opening Since 1999

    01/24/2015 6:30:30 PM PST · by Perdogg · 41 replies
    “Mortdecai” is loosely translated into “10 deaths.” That’s an understatement. Johnny Depp’s terrible comedy marks his lowest wide release opening since 1999’s “Astronaut’s Wife”– that’s excluding limited releases of smaller non tentpole movies like “Finding Neverland” (a hit ultimately), “The Libertine” (a disaster), and “The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus” (a daffodil in the wind, box office wise).
  • Hope Solo reportedly let her husband drive a USWNT team car while drunk

    01/22/2015 4:05:41 PM PST · by Perdogg · 10 replies
    Hope Solo has been caught up in lots of legal issues recently, including being charged with domestic violence before her case was dropped. On Monday morning, she was in the car when her husband Jerramy Stevens was arrested for DUI. She wasn't suspended for either of these things, presumably because she wasn't convicted of a crime and didn't violate any specific team rules.
  • Eagles will reportedly try to trade up for Marcus Mariota

    01/20/2015 3:27:06 PM PST · by Perdogg · 24 replies
    According to, the Eagles will try to trade up in the draft to select Heisman winning quarterback Marcus Mariota.
  • Source tells Bob Kravitz that Patriots may have deflated footballs in DeflateGate scandal

    01/19/2015 4:15:01 AM PST · by Perdogg · 151 replies
    WTHR ^ | Updated: Jan 19, 2015 6:34 AM EST
    A source within the NFL tells's Bob Kravitz that the league is investigating the possibility that the Patriots deflated footballs in their 45-7 win over the Colts Sunday night. The source told Kravitz that officials took a ball out of play at one point and weighed it. A deflated football could potentially be easier to throw and catch in poor weather conditions than a properly inflated ball.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Screenwriter mysteriously killed in 1997 after finishing script..

    01/18/2015 11:09:34 AM PST · by Perdogg · 18 replies
    EXCLUSIVE: Screenwriter mysteriously killed in 1997 after finishing script that revealed the 'real reason' for US invasion of Panama had been working for the CIA... and both his hands were missing
  • Fox Plans 'Minority Report' TV Adaptation

    01/18/2015 7:01:53 AM PST · by Perdogg · 16 replies
    reboot of the popular sci-fi mystery film Minority Report is being developed as a TV series for Fox. The 2002 Steven Spielberg movie, starring Tom Cruise and loosely based on a short story by Philip K. Dick, takes place in Washington D.C. during the year 2054.
  • Fox Confirms ‘X-Files’ Reboot Talks, David Duchovny & Gillian Anderson To Return: Update

    01/18/2015 6:55:44 AM PST · by Perdogg · 35 replies
    UPDATED: Following the success of Fox’s 24 limited series, the network is looking to bring back another iconic drama series, The X-Files. Fox TV Group chairman Gary Newman today confirmed chatter that the network is in talks for a new installment of Chris Carter’s cult supernatural drama, which starred David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. Newman went on to say he was “hopeful” about the outcome.
  • Amazon's New Series 'The Man In The High Castle' Is Amazing

    01/17/2015 12:23:28 PM PST · by Perdogg · 30 replies ^ | 01/15/2014 | Matt Novak
    What if the Allies had lost World War II, the Nazis had been first to develop the atomic bomb, and the Germans and Japanese had carved up control of United States? That's the premise of the new streaming series from Amazon, The Man in the High Castle — an adaptation of the 1962 book by the same name. And the show is fantastic.N
  • Howard Shore's Scores to 'Scanners' and 'The Brood' Get First Vinyl Release via Mondo

    01/17/2015 12:06:49 PM PST · by Perdogg · 6 replies
    In an announcement that's bound to blow some minds, film score authorities Mondo have revealed they'll be delivering the music from Canadian body horror icon David Cronenberg's Scanners and The Brood on a single slab of vinyl tomorrow (January 13). The Mondo blog confirmed that the label has teamed up with Howe Records for a release placing Howard Shore's score to 1981's Scanners on the A-side and his "The Shape of Rage Suite" for 1979's The Brood on the flip.
  • Mango the Supermarket Cat

    01/16/2015 4:19:14 PM PST · by Perdogg · 50 replies
    Mango the cat who made a local supermarket his second home four years ago, has now many fans and admirers. He came to a Tesco store in Tiverton, Devon one day and decided to make it his second home.
  • Troy Aikman upset with Skip Bayless for questioning his sexuality

    ESPN "First Take" co-host Skip Bayless has a history of delivering controversial statements and opinions to generate buzz and elicit reactions from viewers. He recently called Johnny Manziel an “alcoholic” and a “liar.” It was quite ironic when you think about it—being that Bayless once lied about his high school basketball career. But that’s not the only thing he’s fabricated, apparently.
  • John Fox (likely to be) hired by Bears: 6 things to know

    01/15/2015 5:28:28 PM PST · by Perdogg · 15 replies
    All signs point to former Broncos coach John Fox, divorced from his old team on Monday, landing in Chicago. Would it be a good fit?Sure looks like it. Here's five things to know about this impending hire.1. Quick Turnaround: The 2001 Carolina Panthers were a horrible, horrible football team. They went 1-15, hired Fox, won 7 games the next year and promptly went to the Super Bowl the season after that (they lost to the Patriots thanks to John Kasay kicking the ball out of bounds and Tom Brady being superbly clutch).
  • Licence to thrill again for fans of Bond music

    01/14/2015 3:16:41 PM PST · by Perdogg · 46 replies
    Yorkshire Post ^ | 01.13.2015 | by Andrew Robinson
    IT might not be the best Bond film but the music for Moonraker by Yorkshire-born composer John Barry is out of this world. Thirty six years after Roger Moore saved the world from baddies Hugo Drax and Jaws, fans of the late John Barry’s work are banding together to raise £25,000 for the entire film score to be re-recorded by the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • John Fox, Broncos 'mutually agreed to part ways'

    01/12/2015 8:06:02 PM PST · by Perdogg · 70 replies
    John Fox is leaving the the Denver Broncos after four seasons as head coach. Fox is coming off a 12-4 season during which the Broncos earned the AFC's No. 2 seed, but a loss to Indianapolis Colts in the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs was apparently the death knell for a coach many perceived was underachieving with a roster built to win a Super Bowl. The two sides "mutually agreed to part ways," according to Adam Schefter.
  • NCAA National Football Championship Ohio State (4) at Oregon (2)(8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN) Thread

    01/12/2015 2:44:07 PM PST · by Perdogg · 533 replies
    ATT stadium, Arlington Texas, Indoors, Ohio State at Oregon (-6 O/U 73).
  • Skyfall ‘nonsense’ says Bond writer

    Skyfall has been labelled “nonsense” by Anthony Horowitz. The author, who is writing a new James Bond novel himself, has admitted he was unimpressed by the latest movie in the famous franchise. While Skyfall, which saw Daniel Craig take on the role of 007 for a third time, was a box office hit, Anthony admits he didn’t understand what all the fuss was about.
  • Is the the best soundtrack by Coldplay, Radiohead... or a hobbit?

    01/08/2015 7:26:26 PM PST · by Perdogg · 18 replies
    With film awards season here, a string of new soundtrack albums are out now. Some are packed with old hits, others with dramatic scores for the big screen...
  • Aaron Rodgers still not practicing for Packers

    01/07/2015 7:27:24 PM PST · by Perdogg · 37 replies
    Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers didn't practice Wednesday and might not Thursday as he continues to receive treatment for a calf injury that has bothered him the past couple weeks.
  • Sylvester Stallone announces 'Rambo 5' title

    After months of speculation, Sylvester Stallone has finally announced the title for the fifth (and seemingly final) “Rambo” movie, “Rambo: Last Blood.” The actor simply tweeted earlier this week that he’ll be filming a gangster biopic about Gregory “the Grim Reaper” Scarpa after shooting “Rambo: Last Blood.” Seven years have passed since Stallone last reprised the role of Vietnam vet John Rambo. The last film, “Rambo,” earned $113 million worldwide.
  • Celebrate J.R.R. Tolkien's twelvety-third birthday with a traditional toast

    01/03/2015 8:23:13 AM PST · by Perdogg · 13 replies
    Had J.R.R. Tolkien lived in the Middle-earth of his own creation, the festivities surrounding his annual birthday celebration would likely involve tables full of honey-cakes and lembas, and many a glass of miruvor schlepped in from the Woodland Realm of the Elves.
  • Don't look so guilty, you're on ESPN!(Vid at link)

    01/02/2015 10:38:37 AM PST · by Perdogg · 20 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 01/02/2014
    Don't look so guilty, you're on ESPN! Ohio State fan who turned ashen faced when she was caught on camera caressing a male friend Six very awkward seconds captured by television cameras during Thursday's Sugar Bowl has set off a flurry of speculation and theories as to what exactly was going on. An Ohio State fan is apparently gently stroking the back of a blond man's head, but when she realizes she is being filmed she acts like she has been caught with her hand in the cookie jar. But why? What exactly was she doing that caused her to...
  • NCAA Football National Semi-Finals January 1, 2015

    01/01/2015 6:03:05 AM PST · by Perdogg · 298 replies
    Jan 01 5:00PM EST ESPN, Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA (3) Florida State at (2) Oregon (-7.5, O/U 71) - Weather 56 Degrees and Sunny. Jan 01 8:30PM EST ESPN, Sugar Bowl, New Orleans, LA (4) Ohio State at (1) Alabama (-9, O/U 58.5) - Weather Dome.
  • Hotel Hopes Guests Head Home With a Rescue Dog

    12/31/2014 1:46:51 PM PST · by Perdogg · 13 replies
    At this hotel, guests get welcomed with a wagging tail or a warm lick to the face. A dog will bound out from behind the registration desk, clad in an "Adopt Me" vest, as visitors arrive at the Aloft hotel in downtown Asheville, North Carolina, believed to be the only hotel in the U.S. where guests can adopt the dog that greets them when they check in. But the hotel doesn't overwhelm road-weary travelers to this mountain tourist mecca, where people come to tour the nation's largest home, the Biltmore estate; cast a fly-fishing rod; or hoist a beer in...
  • Brush Up on Gym Etiquette as You Kick Off New Year's Resolutions

    12/31/2014 12:50:36 PM PST · by Perdogg · 55 replies
    abc news ^ | Dec 26, 2014, 12:06 PM ET
    It's almost that time of year again; the time when the New Year's resolution crowd flocks to the gym, annoying the regulars. If going to the gym more is part of your New Year's resolution, great! But there are a few things you can do to be more considerate of your fellow gym-goers once you get there.
  • Initial Jobless Claims Rise 17k, End 2014 At Same Level As In July

    12/31/2014 6:08:09 AM PST · by Perdogg · 6 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Submitted by Tyler Durden on 12/31/2014 08:38 -0500
    It appears the glorious trend of decling initial jobless claims has run its course. For the last 5 months, initial claims have oscillated around the crucial-to-the-narrative 300k level - breaking the constant downtrend of the last 4-5 years. Today's 298k print, up 17k from last week, is the same level seen in the 3rd week of July.
  • Kaley Cuoco Doesn't Consider Herself a Feminist, Likes "Serving" Husband Ryan Sweeting

    12/30/2014 3:32:27 PM PST · by Perdogg · 55 replies
    Kaley Cuoco brings home the bacon -- and cooks it, too! The 29-year-old Big Bang Theory star is one of the highest-paid actresses on television, but at home, she's more than happy to play the part of housewife. Interviewed for the February issue of Redbook, Cuoco said she likes cooking for and "serving" husband Ryan Sweeting, whom she married on New Year's Eve 2013.
  • Ndamukong Suh wins appeal, will play vs. Cowboys

    12/30/2014 2:38:40 PM PST · by Perdogg · 62 replies
    NBC sports ^ | December 30, 2014, 5:22 PM EST
    Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is not suspended from Sunday’s playoff game after all. Suh has won the appeal of his one-game suspension and will play on Sunday at Dallas. Instead of getting suspended, Suh will be fined $70,000. That’s actually a more harsh financial penalty than a suspension would have been, as players on wild card teams are paid $22,000 for their first playoff game.
  • Opponents set for 2015 NFL season

    12/29/2014 6:59:16 PM PST · by Perdogg · 34 replies
    The opponents for all 2015 regular-season games have been determined and a complete list of each team's home and away matchups was issued today by the NFL. The official 2015 schedule, with playing dates and times, will be announced in the spring. NFL Kickoff 2015 Weekend will begin on Thursday, Sept. 10, and the regular season will conclude on Sunday, Jan. 3. Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. will be played on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016.
  • NFL suspends Ndamukong Suh for one game

    12/29/2014 12:44:49 PM PST · by Perdogg · 174 replies
    Ndamukong Suh will pay a steep price for his fancy footwork in Sunday's loss to the Green Bay Packers. The NFL has suspended the Lions' defensive tackle for one game for stepping on the leg of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the league announced Monday. Suh will not be available for Sunday's NFC wild card game against the Dallas Cowboys. "You did not respond in the manner of someone who had lost his balance and
  • This Street Cat Had Contracted A Virus And, Left With One Eye And Only Four Teeth...

    12/29/2014 6:17:09 AM PST · by Perdogg · 40 replies
    Zeb the cat was just days away from being euthanized after contracting feline immunodeficiency virus, which cost him most of his teeth and one eye. But in the nick of time he was taken in by City of Elderly Love, a senior pet rescue organization based in Philadelphia.
  • NFL PLayoff Schedule - Wildcard weekend

    12/29/2014 4:55:13 AM PST · by Perdogg · 59 replies
    4:35 PM Saturday Jan 3 2015 ESPN - (5) Arizona at (4) Carolina 8:15 PM Saturday Jan 3 2015 NBC - (6) Baltimore at (3) Pittsburgh 1:05 PM Sunday Jan 4 2015 CBS - (5) Cincinnati at (4) Indianapolis 4:40 PM Sunday Jan 4 2015 Fox - (6) Detroit at (3) Dallas
  • Vanity - 2014 Official NFL Black Monday (Coaching Fires) thread

    12/28/2014 1:58:48 PM PST · by Perdogg · 37 replies
    So far the rumor mill.... Rex Ryan out at NYJ Jim Harbaugh out at San Fran, on his way to Michigan.
  • 50 years ago today, Cleveland Browns defeated the Baltimore Colts 27-0 for their last NFL title.

    12/27/2014 8:16:44 AM PST · by Perdogg · 43 replies
    50 years ago today, Cleveland Browns defeated the Baltimore Colts 27-0 for their last NFL title.
  • Dr Who Christmas Special 9pm EST BBCA

    12/25/2014 4:13:44 PM PST · by Perdogg · 51 replies
    Dr Who Christmas special tonight
  • Vanity - any fans of Jumong from Korea?

    12/22/2014 10:04:57 AM PST · by Perdogg · 14 replies
    Are there any fans of the TV series Jumong from Korea? Is it worth investing the time?
  • Box Office: 'Hobbit: Five Armies' Crushes 'Museum,' 'Annie' With $90.6M

    12/22/2014 3:59:00 AM PST · by Perdogg · 23 replies
    Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies opened to a massive $90.6 million in North America, while Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb and Annie both suffered soft starts as the crucial year-end holidays got underway. Overseas, the final Hobbit entry also dominated, grossing another $105.5 million for a 12-day international total of $265 million and early world haul of $355.6 million. Five Armies soared in its five-day domestic debut after earning an A- CinemaScore, including a weekend tally of $56.2 million. Box-office comparisons to the previous Hobbit films aren't exactly parallel as the first...
  • What Cats See at Christmas...

    12/21/2014 7:55:40 AM PST · by Perdogg · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | Cole and Marmalade
    What Cats See at Christmas...
  • Vanity - Post your predictions for 2015

    12/20/2014 11:31:56 AM PST · by Perdogg · 122 replies
    Post your predictions for 2015 - Anything from Politics, Arts, Sports, Weather, to Business and Economy.
  • LISTEN to Marco Rubio’s fantastic interview with Mark Levin on Cuba

    12/20/2014 6:32:41 AM PST · by Perdogg · 35 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | 12.19.14
    Marco Rubio was on with Mark Levin tonight to talk Cuba and gave the best interview I’ve heard yet on Cuba from anyone. One of my favorite parts was where he listed four of five reasons why Obama’s new policy toward Cuba won’t help the Cuban people, one being based on how Cuba’s economy is set up so that 90% of all money in Cuba gets taken by the military because nothing is privately owned. Rubio is really quite impressive in his knowledge of Cuba.
  • Michael Vick: Playing for the Redskins would be a dream come true

    12/19/2014 3:41:28 AM PST · by Perdogg · 21 replies
    How do you make a crazy quarterback situation in Washington even crazier? You add Michael Vick. The Jets quarterback, a Virginia native who's set to be a free agent at the end of this season, said this week that returning close to home to play for the Redskins would be a "dream come true." "I'm open to playing for anybody that wants to win," Vick told "But obviously, going back home, I mean, that'll be a dream come true, but I would hate to get my hopes up for something that wouldn't happen. So I can't even think about...
  • Convenience Store Owner The Pantry Nears Deal to Be Sold

    12/17/2014 4:48:33 AM PST · by Perdogg · 3 replies
    Southeastern convenience-store chain The Pantry Inc. is nearing a deal to be sold, according to people familiar with the matter. The Cary, N.C., company, which does business primarily under the Kangaroo Express banner, has a market value of $685 million, at Tuesday’s closing. Using a typical takeover premium, an acquisition of the company could value it at more than $850 million.
  • The Worst Movies Of 2014 with Colin Farrell, Johnny Depp and Robert Downey Jr.

    12/17/2014 3:45:04 AM PST · by Perdogg · 25 replies
    When I walk into any movie, I hope it will be good. After all, this is how I spend the majority of my time. This is what I write about and speak about and think about more than anything else, and when I see critics who seem to dislike the majority of what they cover, I am baffled. Why would you do this work if you genuinely dislike more than you like?
  • vanity - Post your review of "The Hobbit"

    12/16/2014 4:31:31 PM PST · by Perdogg · 38 replies
    Since the final Hobbit opens up tomorrow, please post your review. Tell us why, not just "it was good" or "it was bad". I will post my review early Saturday morning. Please, if you are not interested in discussing this movie, do not ruin it for any one with "I hate the CGI" or "Peter Jackson is a Marxist" or "Frodo and Samwise were a Hollywood homosexual conspiracy" - and no spoilers. From analyzing the themes the Shore use in the soundtrack, it appears that it will probably closer to the book, with a bit of sorrow at the end.
  • Auburn football freshman Jakell Mitchell shot and killed

    12/14/2014 6:30:26 AM PST · by Perdogg · 51 replies
    OPELIKA, Alabama - An Auburn freshman football player was shot and killed at an off-campus apartment complex early Sunday morning, police said, according to local reports. Jakell Mitchell, 18, was a local high school standout who had been redshirted his freshman year, and coaches spoke highly of his prospects.
  • Now Bond movie falls victim to Sony hackers: Leaked script reveal

    12/14/2014 5:17:45 AM PST · by Perdogg · 41 replies
    Now Bond movie falls victim to Sony hackers: Leaked script reveal the bitter arguments over $300million movie's lackluster ending The script for the upcoming James Bond film Spectre has been leaked in the Sony hack The $300million film is in production now, even though executives seem to have numerous problems with the script It is now known how the film will end and the characters each actor will be portraying
  • Rottweiler loves the cat so much

    12/13/2014 9:12:21 PM PST · by Perdogg · 31 replies
    Rottweiler loves the cat so much
  • ‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies’ To End Trilogy On A High Note?..

    12/13/2014 8:50:21 PM PST · by Perdogg · 45 replies
    It’s less than a week until The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies hits the theaters, putting an end to the six-part Middle Earth saga that began with The Lord Of The Rings trilogy in 2001, and continued with The Hobbit trilogy in 2012. So does the series do a good job of tying up all the loose ends in the franchise? Early reviews seem to indicate the third Hobbit film to be not only the best in the trilogy, but on par with that of the original trilogy.
  • Senate approves $1.1 trillion spending bill

    12/13/2014 7:37:27 PM PST · by Perdogg · 189 replies
    The Senate on Saturday night approved a sweeping $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund most of the federal government through the next fiscal year, turning back a conservative rebellion against President Obama's immigration policy.