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Six Flags Amusement Parks Add Immersive Virtual Reality To Roller Coasters…and Blow. Our. Minds.

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*One of my greatest surprises after moving to the west coast seven years ago was the discovery of Six Flags amusement parks. I grew up just a stone’s throw from the midwest’s Cedar Point, which is widely known as the roller coast capital of the world. I still cherish the memories of my annual treks there as a kid, and didn’t imagine being close a park that could match the thrills I’d experienced at Cedar Point.

Then, I found Six Flags.

The one in my neck of the woods, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, was always a thrill, but got better in recent years with the addition of rides like Superman Ultimate Flight (which is the first ride I hit when I enter the park!) and The Joker, a new hybrid coaster that repurposed the foundation of one of the park’s old wooden out-and-backs and turned it into a scream machine that left me hoarse for the balance of my day there last summer.

During THAT ride, I had to suppress my repeated “F*** me!” screams, as there were small, impressionable children aboard.  (I can’t wait to ride it again!) Continue reading

17-Year-Old Lottery Winner Says the Money ‘Ruined My Life!’ (Now She Wants to Sue!)

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*Aww…Boo Hoo! Its unlikely this teen is going to get anyone to feel sorry for her after winning millions in a UK Lottery and now suffering from life after becoming a millionaire.

Simmer down. Simmer down. I can practically feel your claws and hear your screams of Bitch Puh-leez!!!

But alas, this fair maiden is unhappy and has said she wishes she had never won at all.

Raise your hand if you’d like to relieve her of this burden. THIS we can do. Continue reading

Heartbreaking Video of Woman Confronting Cheating Boyfriend Goes Viral (Watch)

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*Whew! Videos like the one below (scroll down) which shows a young woman, Kourtney Jorge, and her ex-boyfriend, Leonard Long III, talking through problems of infidelity make some of us happy that we are not currently in a relationship. I mean really, who needs the hassle? But the fact that the video has Twitter buzzing (it immediately went viral, garnering hundreds of thousands of likes and retweets almost immediately) also reveals our innate attraction to other peoples’ drama.

The hashtag #Hurtbae is now official.

The six-minute-44-second video titled, Why They Cheated: Two Exes Confront Each Other About Infidelity, was done for the website, The Scene, and while the ex-boyfriend remains composed and shows no sense of remorse, the woman is, of course, just the opposite:

…emotional and pitiful looking throughout.

The two are sitting opposite each other as the words on the screen bring the words being spoken in confession by the male read:

“I did everything.”

The woman, obviously a glutton for punishment, asks for further clarification:

“Like what?”

“I had sex with other girls. I did everything.” Continue reading

The Lego Batman Movie Cracked Me Up, Delivers Laughs For Kids Of All Ages

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*I don’t know about you, but I don’t think I can take another Trump announcement, pronouncement, or tweet!  Yesterday, I needed a break from the dismal news cycle, so I snuck into a showing of the hysterical new The Lego Batman Movie. Even a die-hard Superman fan like me loved it.

Maybe that’s because the Man of Steel himself has a role in the movie, and provides a fairly significant plot point to the action-packed romp, during which Batman struggles with…

…wait a minute. Am I ACTUALLY writing a review about a film that’s based on Lego building blocks??

Yes, I am. I was drawn into the story from the first few frames.  I howled with laughter during the flick, which has lots of action and humor that will appeal to the little ones, along with many jokes that will go right over their heads while leaving you in stitches.

Will Arnett, who provides the voice of the most vain Caped Crusader we’ve ever seen on screen (“…I get up at 4:30am and pump iron until my pecs are just sick!”), may well be my favorite cinematic Batman. Continue reading

Recently Deceased Founder of Little Caesar’s Paid Rosa Parks’ Rent for Years

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*Well if this turns out to actually be true, it gives new meaning to wonders never cease to amaze! According to a 2014 news article from Sports Business Daily, Mike Ilitch, the founder of the Little Caesar’s pizza chain, came to Miss Parks’ rescue following a 1994 burglary in her apartment which caused concerns about her safety. Continue reading

Drive-Thru Services for the Bereaved, Hmm…This Funeral Homes Gives it a Go! (Watch)

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*Not to judge, but I guess you can justify just about anything. Who knew one day there would be computers? Cellphones? Drive-thru funeral services?

***Insert sound of screeching car brakes here***

Yes. You read that correctly. Please know that I am attempting to present this to you using my game face (though something inside of me wants to bust out laughing). My apologies in advance for any offense that may cause somebody. But a funeral home in Memphis is giving this new concept a go.

And who am I to think that’s funny?

The R. Bernard Funeral Home is housed in a building that was formerly a bank, and for some ungodly reason, they feel they absolutely must use the drive-thru window. For what for, you ask?

Ah! Here’s something: As a way for people to view their recently departed…without getting out of the car.

There you go! Continue reading

Burger King Offers ‘Adult Toy’ in Valentine’s Day Meal Box (Watch)

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*Happy Valentine’s Day lovers. Let’s get this day started right! Since VD fell on a weekday this year, I hope you and your significant other enjoyed an incredibly romantic weekend. So what’s in store for you guys tonight? Maybe a little flick called ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ or maybe just dinner. Are you in the mood for fast food? If your answer is affirmative Burger King has a little surprise for you. It’s called the Adults Only Meal.

And it looks like more than fries comes with that shake. Continue reading

Introducing an Orange Alligator: the “Trumpagator!”

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*I still remember the “horse of a different color” scene in the 1939 Hollywood remake of The Wizard of Oz. 

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Remember it?  That horse changed into several bright colors during that segment, and has prompted smiles for generations of movie lovers.

Well, THAT was a horse…in a movie.   I wouldn’t have been smiling at the sight of this:  a 4- to 5-foot orange alligator.  He or she — you can’t blame anyone for not wanting to get close enough to discern the beast’s gender! — turned heads earlier this week near a pond just outside of Charleston, South Carolina.  Residents have begun joking that it should be called a “Trumpagator.” Continue reading