Monthly archives: March 2013

#SC01: Former Congressman Henry Brown Endorses Curtis Bostic

Former  South Carolina Republican Rep. Henry Brown on Saturday endorsed former Charleston County councilman Curtis Bostic in next week’s 1st District GOP primary runoff. “I’ve known Curtis and his family for many years, and know him to be a man of integrity and principle,” said Brown, who represented the district in Congress for a decade. Brown called Bostic “the best choice for District 1.” A press release (PDF) from the Bostic […]

UPDATE: #MarchMadness: Guide to the Elite 8-- Wichita State -vs- Ohio State

Ready for the next step in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship? Then you’re in the right place! ViralRead is bringing you a complete Guide to the Elite 8 over the next two days. But since tip-off for the first game, Marquette versus Syracuse, is only hours away, we’ve got this brief preview for you. Expect updates, including the low-down on tonight’s late game- Wichita State (9) versus Ohio State (2), […]

North Korea Declares State of War

Early this morning, North Korea declared that the nation is officially in a “state of war” with South Korea.  The situation between North Korea and the South/US has been escalating almost by the hour in recent days. More from Reuters: The United States said it took Pyongyang’s threats seriously but cautioned that the North had a history of bellicose rhetoric. Russia, another a permanent U.N. Security Council member, urged all sides […]

#MarchSadness: FGCU lost to Florida in Sweet 16

15th seed Florida Gulf Coast University’s magical run through the NCAA Tournament came to a crashing halt last night against the third seed Florida Gators, losing 62-50 in the Sweet 16 last night. “It was great to see the excitement across the country with the underdog, and it’s just a real feeling when you’re the underdog and you’re the talk of the nation,” FGCU coach Andy Enfield said. “Our plan […]

What's Your Game of Thrones Coat of Arms?

The highly anticipated third season of Game of Thrones premieres tomorrow. To help get you in the mood, HBO has created a “make your own sigil”-maker on their site.   You can either mimic one of the existing houses, or come up with something entirely your own! ReactionLOL (1) It’s a Trappp! (0) Bias (0) Losing (0) Fail (0) Winning (2) Aww (0)

"Surprised Patrick" Meme Takes Over the Internet

The meme is simple: take this picture of a shocked Patrick Star, and stick him in other famous scenes. What originally began on Reddit has now spread to Twitter, and the “Surprised Patrick” account has now amassed more than 27,000 followers since its inception on March 27. Here are a few of the best ones: ReactionLOL (1) It’s a Trappp! (0) Bias (0) Losing (0) Fail (0) Winning (0) Aww (0)

VIDEO: New Bacon-Flavored Mouthwash?

Yesterday, Scope announced that they are due to release a Bacon-flavored mouthwash. I love bacon as much as the next guy, but this leads the pack in awkward novelty products that I’m not sure I could stomach. Watch this video and see which level of bacon love you land on. Are you ready “For Breath That Sizzles”? UPDATE: Mashable, Consumerist, and others are convinced it’s an April Fool’s joke. Scope […]

Cypriot President Breaks His Silence

Center-right leader Nicos Anastasiades addressed civil servants in the capital city of Nicosia today, just one day after banks reopened across the country following a nearly two-week shutdown. Amid jabs at banking authorities in Cyprus and Europe, Anastasiades insisted that despite the crescendo of international concern, Cyprus would remain on the EU’s single-currency system. “We have no intention of leaving the euro,” he stated this afternoon, adding, “In no way […]

S.C. Marriage Counselor: Mark Sanford Is 'Rationalizing' Adultery

Mark Sanford’s explanations of his 2009 adultery scandal are “rationalizations” that show the former South Carolina governor “has not come to terms with the gravity of his sin,” a Christian marriage counselor in the district says. “Only men that work hard at removing such conscience-deadening rationalizations and minimizing statements and replace it with true contrition win their spouse back,” Timothy Bryant wrote at his blog Friday. “Apart from such true contrition a […]

Pentagon: Kim Jong Un May Attack to "Save Face"

Tensions are mounting on the Korean Peninsula this week as the US and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) are engaging in a dangerous game of military one-upmanship. The pace of combative rhetoric began accelerating after North Korea conducted an underground nuclear detonation test on February 12, 2013. After the test, the UN ratified a fresh round of sanctions, which were apparently mistaken by Kim Jong Un for […]