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Boy Suspended For Threatening Friend With Ring Forged In Fires Of Mount Doom: Dad

Well, the consequences could have been a lot worse.<p>The father of a fourth grader in Kermit, Texas claims his son was suspended from school because the boy stated he had the “One Ring” — as in, the one featured in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit — and that he could use the ring to …

The Hobbit

Impressions of India: Mumbai

January 5, 2015 - Day One, Mumbai, India<p>We arrived in Mumbai after a grueling fourteen hour flight from JFK, seated in coach. Needless to say, we were seriously sleep deprived! Fortunately, our tour planner, (Abbas Slatewala of IndiaSomeday) had arranged a car to pick us up at the airport, so we …

India

Australian TV Host Wore Same Suit for a Year to Prove Point About Sexism

Nobody noticed host Karl Stefanovic's repeated attire<p>For the past year <b>Karl Stefanovic</b>, a morning talk show host in Australia, has intentionally worn …

Hilary Swank

8 Travel Hacks for Your Next Vacation

Contrary to the saying, getting there is not always half the fun. Don’t let airport hassles, dead phones, and suitcase disasters get in your way. …

First Person Mode Makes 'GTA 5' More Horrible Than Ever

You have to hand it to Rockstar: it just made GTA new again. When GTA 5 launched last year, the developer gave us the most fully-realized and detailed world it had ever built, and yet it was hard to not feel something missing. Not only was its story mode badly written and mostly boring, its odd …

Jennifer Lawrence: I'm scared every time I open my front door

Jennifer Lawrence says she knew being a movie star would bring with it a certain loss of privacy. What she didn't know, she says, was the deep emotional and even physical toll it would take.<p>"I knew the paparazzi were going to be a reality in my life," the 24-year-old Oscar winner said in an …

'Grand Theft Auto V' in first person is absolutely nuts

New consoles and a new perspective<p>The bright orange San Andreas sun is blinding, but the tinted mask on my motocross helmet helps dull the effect. I'm sitting on a dusty hill, miles outside of the busy core of Los Santos, and I'm waiting. All is quiet as I scan the horizon. Then I hear it: the …

The Sad Fates of the World's Six Tallest Unfinished Buildings

Building a house is stressful. Building a skyscraper is a nuclear bomb of stress, problems, and carefully-coordinated chaos—chaos that is closely …

GameStop's Black Friday ad leaks, includes nearly 400 items

A circular for what seems to be GameStop's big Black Friday sale just leaked online. The circular is, as you would expect, packed with price cuts, though nothing is really blowing my socks off.<p>Here's a rundown of some of the best deals in the ad, which you can find right here on BFads.net. All …

From Johnny Depp to Hunter S Thompson: no such thing as a glamorous drunk

The actor’s half-cut appearance at an awards show turns back the clock to the glory days of the Hollywood hellraiser. But was it really that much fun?<p>Apparently drunk Johnny Depp cut off at Hollywood Film Awards ceremony<p>As an exchange student in the US, I once paid to hear Hunter S Thompson give a …

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