Category archives: Roundup

BREAKING: Original World Wide Web Had Nothing to do with Porn

Decades before YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, before Charlie bit his brother’s finger and long before the Star Wars Kid, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN as it’s commonly known, created the World Wide Web. Specifically, back on April 30, 1993, CERN released the code for “W3″ to the world royalty-free. The ease of use and the fact that it cost nothing, gave programmers an open field to create. […]

Adam Scott Becomes First Australian To Win the Masters

Forget Tiger and The Chosen Guan. Adam Scott has just won his first major, becoming the first Australian ever to win the Masters Tournament. It became all about Scott v. Angel Cabrera as both men birdied on the 72nd hole during regular tournament play to force a sudden death playoff.  With very light rain coming down, the two golfers set off on 18 again and both shot for par (4). Then in […]

Circus Elephant Latest Victim of a Drive-By

At 2:00 a.m. yesterday morning Carol was hanging out with her friends in the arena parking lot in Tupelo, MS, when a gunman drove up and opened fire. Carol was injured but a specialist is being flown in to tend to her. It is unclear whether Carol ever saw her attacker. Now read that paragraph again… only this time, Carol is an elephant. And since the shooting happened in Tupelo, […]

'Punch to the Gut': Jobs Report Shows Weak Economy

A sample of headlines (via Memeorandum) tells the story: People Not In Labor Force Soar By 663,000 To 90 Million, Labor Force Participation Rate At 1979 Levels – Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge GIGANTIC MISS: JUST 88K NEW JOBS, UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FALLS TO 7.6%, DOW FUTURES OFF 150 – Joe Weisenthal, Business Insider U.S. Adds Only 88,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.6% – Katherine Rampell, New York Times What the […]

Famous Cable TV Comedian Tweets That His Sister is Leading in SC-01

Tonight, Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert might have displayed a little premature confidence in his sister’s ability to win the special election in South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District. Colbert’s sister, Elizabeth Colbert Busch, a Democrat, is running for congress in a district that routinely elects Republican’s 2-to-1, and is leading a theoretical match-up against a controversy plagued former governor, who had a rough run-off debate tonight against an up and coming […]