The Sith who Stole Christmas
The Sith who Stole Christmas_ The long Thanksgiving weekend is over , but with the end of that weekend comes the beginning of the holiday season . To celebrate the occasion, we present this wonderful mashup of two holiday institutions — How the Grinch Stole Christmas! and Star Wars.
12 days of Christmas cost_ The 364 items repeated across all the song’s verses would cost $101,119, an increase of 4.4 percent over last year, according to the annual Christmas Price Index compiled by PNC Wealth Management. The broader government Consumer Price Index increased by 3.9 percent over the same period.
Tobey Maquire settles poker lawsuit
Tobey Maquire settles poker lawsuit_ Tobey Maguire has settled a lawsuit that sought repayment of hundreds of thousands of dollars the "Spider-Man" actor allegedly won in secret high-stakes poker games at Beverly Hills luxury hotels, according to court documents filed last week.
Phoenix Jones no charges
Phoenix Jones, who was recently unmasked as 23-year-old Benjamin Fodor, was arrested in October after using pepper spray on several people he believed were involved in a fight.
He was charged, but a "proof problem" lead the city attorney to drop the case on Wednesday, according to the Seattle Post Intelligencer.
"Two men at the heart of the alleged fight ran from the scene, and attempts to identify and interview them have been unsuccessful," Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes said in a press release.
However, he stressed that just because they aren't going to prosecute in this case, doesn't mean Fodor should continue his vigilante ways.
"Mr. Fodor is no hero, just a deeply misguided individual," Holmes said, "He has been warned that his actions put himself in danger, and this latest episode demonstrates that innocent bystanders can also be harmed."
Fodor lost his job as a teacher who works with autistic children when his identity was revealed following his assault charge.
The Oct. 9 incident was captured on video. Fodor, wearing gold and black outfit with a mask, rushed in during what he believed was a group of people fighting.
When he attempted to break it up, several of the people - who claimed they were merely hanging out - chased after him, including two women.
The video - recorded by one of Fodor's friends - shows him using the pepper spray on people after issuing several warnings. superhero pepper spray, phoenix jones autistic children, phoenix jones no charges,
No one but Fodor was charged with any crime relating to the confrontation.
Octopus walks on land
Octopus walks on land_ If you're curious to learn more about the sea creature's possible motivation, there has been some great research on the understanding of octopus intelligence recently, including this surprisingly moving article in Orion magazine, chronicling a researchers bond with a giant Pacific octopus named Athena.
Next Live co-host
Next Live co-host_ Neil Patrick Harris will co-host LIVE! with Kelly for five days, November 28 through December 2, 2011, according to a November 14, 2011 press release from ABC. Harris will co-host with Kelly Ripa, in the chair vacated by Regin Philbin. LIVE! with Kelly airs Monday through Friday mornings on ABC.
Good Will Hunting house for sale
Good Will Hunting house for sale_ Calling all cinephiles! A piece of LA film history has hit the real estate market -- and it comes with a price chop. This is the house where Ben Affleck (an Occidental College alum) and Matt Damon lived while writing the script for their Academy Award winning film, "Good Will Hunting." Originally, the farmland was purchased by Eagle Rock pioneer, Albert Brasch who commissioned architect Jean L. Egasse to design the "chalet" like property.
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Thanksgiving prayers and blessings
Thanksgiving prayers and blessings. Many people across the country are giving thanks on this Thanksgiving. (thanksgiving Day prayer before meal) But giving thanks isn't limited to Turkey Day. See how religious followers across the globe express their gratitude through prayers and blessings.
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