by Robbie Daniels posted Oct 30 2014 7:30AM
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie rose to national attention in part because of his aggressive style, with his sharp, in-your-face rebukes to constituents who publicly challenged him posted online by his own staff. But now that he's widely believed to want to run for president in 2016, what may have worked in New Jersey and appealed to people in other parts of the country as being kind of funny to watch, may not make Republican primary voters eager to vote for him. In the latest incident, Christie told a heckler criticizing the speed of recovery on the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy yesterday (October 29th) to, quote, "Sit down and shut up." Christie's rant at the man lasted for several minutes, and also included him saying, "I'm glad you had your day to show off, but we're the ones who are here to actually do the work. So turn around, get your 15 minutes of fame and maybe take your jacket off, roll up your sleeves and do something for the people of this state." The heckler was a former councilman in the New Jersey Shore town of Asbury Park, who founded a group called Finish the Job that's critical of the pace of rebuilding aid. He told local radio station WCBS of Christie, "You begged the citizens to give you that job; you owe them to answer questions even when it's uncomfortable and inconvenient."

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by Robbie Daniels posted Oct 30 2014 6:30AM
Fresh off of stirring up controversy with their "Sexy Ebola Containment Suit" Halloween costume, Brands on Sale is advertising another costume that's guaranteed to make a lot of people unhappy -- a "Baby Marijuana Costume." The $29.99 costume makes your baby look like a marijuana leaf, with the blurb describing it as, quote, "just the right combo of cute and edgy. "

by Scotty Matthews posted Oct 29 2014 1:28PM
MTV is hoping horror-loving audiences are ready to Scream again, as the network announced yesterday that it will be rebooting Wes Craven's hit film franchise as a TV show.

The 10-episode series, expected to premiere in October 2015, will see Craven returning as an executive producer, along with Harvey and Bob Weinstein.

The new series will introduce a whole new batch of teenagers, but no word yet on what dreadful fates they may face.

To promote the show, MTV tweeted out a phone number yesterday (310-461-4299) that lets fans hear the oh-so-comforting voice of the Ghostface killer from the original films.

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by Boredom Therapy posted Oct 29 2014 11:00AM
If you always thought that you were unique, well, think again. Apparently each of us has a doppleganger somewhere in the world: A person that looks so much like you, that you could be twins.
If you're skeptical, just take a look at these celebrity pairs. Some of them look so identical, we can't even tell them apart.

See the rest of the pics and who they are here:
by BBC NEWS/CNN posted Oct 29 2014 6:30AM
An unmanned supply rocket bound for the International Space Station has exploded shortly after its launch from the US state of Virginia.
Antares, built by Orbital Sciences Corp, combusted seconds after leaving the seaside launch pad at Wallops Flight Facility.
The cause of the cargo ship malfunction has yet to be determined.
The initial planned launch of the spacecraft on Monday was delayed due to a yacht in the surrounding danger zone.
The flight was expected to be the third contracted mission with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
The rocket was due to carry nearly 5,000 pounds (2,200kgs) of supplies to six astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
It included experiment kits for the astronauts to conduct tests on blood flow to the human brain and the analysis of meteors.
Officials said there were also some pre-packaged meals and freeze-dried crab cakes on board.
"We will understand what happened, hopefully soon, and we'll get things back on track," said Frank Culbertson, executive vice-president of Orbital Sciences.
"We've all seen this happen in our business before, and we've all seen the teams recover from this, and we will do the same."

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by Chad Johnson posted Oct 28 2014 3:59PM
#FallonToFargo is an attempt by Waxing The City with Robbie & Dave in the Morning to get Jimmy Fallon to come to Fargo... here's how you can help!

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by Scotty Matthews posted Oct 28 2014 1:10PM
Devils Lake senior Melanie Bailey was less than half a mile from the finish line during a high school cross country race in Minnesota last weekend when she noticed the runner ahead of her began limping and crying.

Rather than blowing by her, Bailey stopped and offered to assist her rival, Danielle Lenoue, who goes to Fargo South.

Bailey quickly realized that Lenoue's injury--which turned out to be a torn patella tendon and meniscus--was too serious to simply have her lean on her the rest of the way, so Bailey gave her a piggyback ride to a medical-support area near the finish line.

"I felt so bad for her; I had to do something," said Bailey. "I was just doing the right thing."

Watch their story here...

UPDATE: A simple act of "doing the right thing" has earned the girls a trip to California and an appearance on Ellen DeGeneres' talk show!

Last week,
Bailey said she was overwhelmed by all the attnetion, adding she never thought she'd get on the front page of the Devils Lake Journal, let alone have the story featured by national and international media outlets.

WDAY reports Bailey and LaNoue flew to California Monday to record their appearance on "Ellen."

The episode is expected to air later this week, however there aren't any details about the ladies' appearance on the "Ellen" website.

(Source: WDAY)
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by Admin posted Oct 28 2014 12:13PM
SumoCoupon has compiled an awesome map that reveals what the most Googled costume in every state is this year. Not surprisingly, movie characters and mythical creatures are popular across the nation. But for some inexplicable reason, bananas are a hit in not one, but THREE states.

Here are 10 costumes that are currently trending (for the full list, check out the map below):

  • *Black Widow -- Texas, Missouri, Wisconsin, North Carolina
  • *Katniss Everdeen -- Michigan, Ohio, Georgia, Massachusetts
  • *Zombie -- Oregon, Kentucky, New Mexico
  • *Banana -- Connecticut, Minnesota, Maryland
  • *Pirate -- Maine, Alaska, South Dakota
  • *Alice in Wonderland -- California
  • *Anna from Frozen -- Virginia
  • *Captain America -- Utah
  • *Medusa -- Colorado
  • *Slenderman -- Pennsylvania

(Source: HuffPo)
by YAHOO posted Oct 28 2014 10:00AM
When Tom Burns first watched "Star Wars" with his seven-year-old daughter earlier this month, he didn't expect to be sporting a Princess Leia costume a few weeks later. But that's exactly what happened after his daughter said she wanted to be Han Solo for Halloween.
"When she asked if she could dress up as Han Solo, it seemed as if she was asking permission, and I could tell that part of the hesitation was the gender thing," Burns tells Yahoo Parenting. "I immediately said 'Yes, of course that's ok! The gender thing shouldn't even enter your mind.' So when she said, 'If I'm Han Solo, you should probably be Princess Leia,' I couldn't argue that point." The 37-year-old dad's biggest hesitation? "I'm an almost-40 year old balding dude, how am I going to pull off the hair?"
But he did. In a post on The Good Men Project, where Burns is an editor, he explains he found a Princess Leia hoodie that came with the trademark buns online, and slipped on a Red Cross nurse's skirt from a local store. "If she had asked me to wear the gold bikini, there might have been some pushback," he says. "But anytime she says 'Can I do this?' or 'Can we try this?' I always want to say, within reason, 'Yes, let's try that. What could be the harm?'"
Burns notes that his daughter seemed to appreciate how quickly he agreed to dress as Leia, even though she knew the gender-swap costumes would be considered funny. "She has said things like 'I don't think I'm normal because I like Barbie and I like Batman,' so we've had the 'you like what you like' discussions," Burns says. "I want her to know: girls wearing boys clothes, boys wearing girls clothes, it's just people in clothes and people doing what they want to do."
In his post on The Good Men project, Burns explains that he wants to teach his daughter that "equality goes both ways. If I'm going to tell my daughter that she can do almost anything a man can do (excepting some very specific biological acts), then I also need to show her that a man can do almost anything a woman can do, too."
The lesson wasn't lost on Burns's daughter. "When she saw my costume, she was so excited. She was like, 'We're going to look great together!'" he says. "At the end of the night, she grabbed my hand and said 'Thank you for dressing up.' I think it meant something to her."
So this Friday, Burns and his daughter will put their costumes back on for trick-or-treating, and their Yorkshire terrier, Oliver, will be there too — dressed as Chewbacca.
"I realize that she is not that far away from being a teenager, and there is a time in the not-so-distant future when dressing up in a complimentary costume with dad is not something she'll want to do," Burns says. "She is saying 'I want to spend time with you, let's do something together,' and I would be an idiot not to take advantage of that."

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by ABC News posted Oct 28 2014 8:00AM
Sexy cop, sexy Snow White and sexy corn have new, topical competition in the skimpy Halloween-wear section: Meet "Sexy Ebola Containment Suit," the most awkward and arguably insensitive of them all.
Online retailer BrandsOnSale, which bills itself as a "Unique Costume Shop and more" unveiled the new ensemble days ago, featuring a short white dress, face shield, breathing mask, safety goggles and blue latex gloves at $59.99 per costume. A pair of bright yellow knee-high rubber boots can be purchased at an additional cost.
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The Internet met the news of the costume with mixed responses.
"I'm in complete and utter disgust," one Twitter user reacted, while another questioned the costume's existence.
"The fact that there's a sexy ebola nurse costume proves the sexy costumes have gone out of control," another wrote.
Others found the gear humorous, writing "Ladies, you've still got time..."
The introduction of "Sexy Ebola Containment Suit" comes on the heels of an Internet hoax in which an older image of a "Sexy Breaking Bad" costume featuring a reconstructed yellow hazmat suit was digitally altered to appear as if it were a "Sexy Ebola Nurse" in 2014.
But will anyone actually buy these outrageous outfits? Yes, if recent trends are any indication.
The National Retail Federation last month predicted that Americans will spend $2.8 billion on Halloween-wear this year, with $1.4 billion of that amount on adult costumes to outfit approximately 75 million grown-ups. Those numbers contribute to a record two-thirds of Americans buying costumes.
And with all of the headgear attached to the "Sexy Ebola Containment Suit," anyone wearing it probably won't be able to read any of the tweets deriding them for bad taste either.

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