Archive for month: March, 2015

Pssst: Don Draper doesn’t really write those ‘Mad Men’ ads

NEW YORK (AP) -- Matthew Weiner is no "mad man." He's never worked in advertising. But as the creator of "Mad Men," AMC's drama series about advertising in 1960s-era New York City, he's cooked up more than a few advertisements. Lucky Strike cigarettes, Kodak Carousel slide projectors, Burger Chef, London Fog raincoats: These vintage products are part of the culture of "Mad Men," which let its audience experience them anew through the ads brainstormed by advertising whiz Don Draper and his Read more [...]

‘A.D. The Bible Continues’ goes beyond the biblical epic

OUARZAZATE, Morocco (AP) -- The people are restive, the priesthood is scheming and a fanatic band of insurgents known as the zealots are plotting assassinations - and now to make matters worse, the body of a condemned cult-leader known as Jesus has disappeared from the tomb, apparently following some ancient prophecy. Politics in Jerusalem 33 A.D. was just as complex and dangerous as it is today and NBC's new series, "A.D. The Bible Continues" fuses the biblical epic with the current rage Read more [...]

Questionable tweets by new ‘Daily Show’ host Noah draw fire

NEW YORK (AP) -- A day after Trevor Noah was declared the new host of "The Daily Show," complete with the blessing of the exiting Jon Stewart, graphic tweets targeting women, Jews and Middle America are causing a social media backlash. By Tuesday, Trevor Noah was a trending topic on Twitter as he drew fire for jokes described as tasteless, hateful - and unfunny. Roseanne Barr was among those calling out the 31-year-old South African comic, who has an international following and two million Read more [...]

Anti-censorship group: China behind cyberattacks on US sites

31 Mar 2015 0 Comments
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese authorities have taken over computers both inside and outside the country to launch cyberattacks against the website of an anti-online censorship group and a U.S.-based web resource that hosts some of the group's data, according to an analysis released by the group. Greatfire.org said in a statement Monday that Chinese authorities carried out denial-of-service attacks that have intermittently shut down San Francisco-based Github over the past week. Greatfire.org said Read more [...]

No ‘narsisstics’: Music festivals ban fans’ selfie sticks

31 Mar 2015 0 Comments
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- You can bring your beach towels and floral headbands, but forget that selfie stick if you're planning to go to the Coachella or Lollapalooza music festivals. The devices, which grasp cellphones to allow people to take pictures of themselves farther away from their faces, are banned at this summer's festivals in Indio, California, and Chicago. Coachella dismissed them as "narsisstics" on a list of prohibited items. Selfie sticks have become a popular but polemical photo-taking Read more [...]

Google, Microsoft battle drives down prices for PCs, tablets

31 Mar 2015 0 Comments
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google is releasing its cheapest Chromebook laptops yet, two versions priced at $149 aimed at undercutting Microsoft's Windows franchise and gaining ground in even more classrooms. Various PC manufacturers have been working with Google to design lightweight laptops running on the Chrome operating system since 2011. The newest versions are made by Hisense and Haier. Hisense's Chromebook can be ordered beginning Tuesday at Walmart.com and Haier's version can be bought Read more [...]

10-foot, 300-pound metal rooster goes missing in Athens

31 Mar 2015 0 Comments
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Police are searching for whoever made off with Rocket the Rusty Rooster, a 10-foot-tall, 300-pound metal sculpture stolen from its perch outside an Athens business. Lexington Vintage owner Bonnie Harris tells CBS 46 that she's saddened by the crime, believed to have happened Friday night or Saturday morning. Harris said the rooster attracted attention to the store, which opened in November. Athens-Clarke County police say the estimated value of the Bunyanesque artwork Read more [...]

Police: Idaho man calls 911 a dozen times about bar bill

31 Mar 2015 0 Comments
POST FALLS, Idaho (AP) -- Police say a northern Idaho man called 911 a dozen times to report being overcharged at a bar and now faces a $1,000 fine and a year in jail. Post Falls police Capt. Pat Knight says an officer gave Phillip Poissonnier of Post Falls a ride home after he was kicked out of Club Tequila just after 1 a.m. Monday. Knight tells Spokane, Washington, television station KXLY ( http://is.gd/k21YQR ) that Poissonnier then made 12 emergency calls, the first wanting officers Read more [...]

Woman charged with stabbing boyfriend after salsa argument

31 Mar 2015 0 Comments
AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- A northeast Ohio woman has been charged with felonious assault for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend after yelling at him for eating all of the couple's salsa. A police report says 61-year-old Ronnie Buckner told officers he was eating salsa with his girlfriend, Phyllis Jefferson, at his Akron, Ohio, apartment Sunday when she started complaining that he was eating all of it. Buckner told police that 50-year-old Jefferson then started yelling and stabbed him with a pen. Read more [...]

Taylor Swift wins artist of the year at iHeartRadio Awards

The iHeartRadio Music Awards should be called the iHeartTaylorSwift Awards. The pop singer cleaned house at the show Sunday, winning artist of the year and song of the year for "Shake It Off," and even assisted Madonna by strumming her guitar onstage while the pop icon sang a new song. "More than anything in the world, I just hope that any of the fans watching know how much I adore you ... we've gotten closer and closer with each year, not further apart," a glossy-eyed Swift said at the Shrine Auditorium Read more [...]
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