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Meth Addict Accidentally Burns Down World’s Fifth-Oldest Tree

Posted on 17 March 2012

Sarah Barnes had climbed the tree to smoke, because where better to get high than in the branches of a 118-foot, 3,500 year old cypress ? The fire in question came when she wanted to get a better view of her surroundings, and presumably also her drugs. "The Senator," as the tree was known, was burned to the ground. Continue Reading

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Invisible Children Founder Jason Russell detained after masturbating in public

Posted on 16 March 2012

Jason Russell, 33, was allegedly found masturbating in public, vandalizing cars and possibly under the influence of something, according to Lt. Andra Brown. He was detained at the intersection of Ingraham Street and Riviera Road. Continue Reading

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Man and a goose form unlikely friendship

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Man and a goose form unlikely friendship

Posted on 14 March 2012

There is one goose in Echo Park with a ritual all her own. Every morning, her priority is to stand by the side of the road and patiently wait for her mate to return - on his scooter. Continue Reading

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How To Get Anything Through TSA Nude Body Scanners

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How To Get Anything Through TSA Nude Body Scanners

Posted on 09 March 2012

The scanners are now effectively worthless, as anyone can beat them with virtually no effort. Continue Reading

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TED Conference Speaker Has Best Computer Fail Ever

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TED Conference Speaker Has Best Computer Fail Ever

Posted on 09 March 2012

Imagine you are invited to give a TED talk at the big conference in Long Beach. But just as your talk on the topic of the "unexpected" gets underway, you're plagued with that Apple computer "spinning beach ball of death" and your total AV package is frozen. Gulp. Continue Reading

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Uganda Be Kidding Me

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Uganda Be Kidding Me

Posted on 08 March 2012

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KONY 2012 (Scam?)

Posted on 07 March 2012

The organization behind Kony 2012 — Invisible Children Inc. — is an extremely shady nonprofit that has been called ”misleading,” “naive,” and “dangerous” by a Yale political science professor, and has been accused by Foreign Affairs of “manipulat[ing] facts for strategic purposes.” They have also been criticized by the Better Business Bureau for refusing to provide information necessary to determine if IC meets the Bureau’s standards. Continue Reading

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KONY 2012

Posted on 07 March 2012

KONY 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice. Continue Reading

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Bentley Burglar Evades Glendale Lockdown With Briefcase Full Of Cash

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Bentley Burglar Evades Glendale Lockdown With Briefcase Full Of Cash

Posted on 29 February 2012

A man who smashed in the window of a parked Bentley on Tuesday was able to evade police with a stolen briefcase containing an unknown amount of cash. Continue Reading

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RUN ASIAN MAN! – Los Angeles Police Chase Ends in Hail of Bullets

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RUN ASIAN MAN! – Los Angeles Police Chase Ends in Hail of Bullets

Posted on 24 February 2012

A slow speed chase from East LA, across the 101 Freeway, through Hollywood ends in Koreatown with a hail of gunfire from LAPD. Continue Reading

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