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'Annie Hall' Might Be Woody Allen’s Greatest Disappointment, According to Woody Allen

'Annie Hall' Might Be Woody Allen’s Greatest Disappointment, According to Woody Allen | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

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To most of us it's his best film. To Woody it's nothing like what he wanted to make. Also: will we ever see the film's original, stranger cut...?

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Miami Heat LeBron James "Headband Girl" Joke on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Jimmy Kimmel Live Video: Heat Fan Gets LeBron's Headband...

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ATF agents search West Palm Beach gun shop in firearms trafficking investigation, arrest owner (VIDEO)

ATF agents search West Palm Beach gun shop in firearms trafficking investigation, arrest owner (VIDEO) | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Via WPTV:

 

SUBURBAN WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Agents of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) executed a search warrant at a gun shop in suburban West Palm Beach before noon Friday and arrested the store's owner.

 

Agents spent several hours at the Gun Outlet at 1489 Military Trail, just south of Okeechobee Boulevard.

 

 

An ATF spokesperson said shop owner David Milstead is in custody and faces firearms violations. The ATF says he is suspected of supplying guns to the illegal market...

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Miami Heat NBA Champions Parade Route

Miami Heat NBA Champions Parade Route | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

See you Monday June 25th at 11am!

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Bronx Man Accused Of Using 47 Pit Bulls In New York Basement Dog Fighting Ring

Bronx Man Accused Of Using 47 Pit Bulls In New York Basement Dog Fighting Ring | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Via CBS New York:

 

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police arrested a Bronx man on animal cruelty charges Thursday in connection with an alleged dog fighting ring involving pit bulls.

 

Authorities seized 47 dogs, including puppies, from the basement of the Sherman Avenue apartment building, where they allege several of the pups were being trained to fight, the New York City ASPCA confirmed to 1010 WINS.

 

Raul Sanchez was arrested and inside the building authorities recovered a loaded .25-caliber handgun, 22 crude wooden cages, multiple pet carriers, dog treadmills, harnesses and muzzles, syringes, cash and a shopping cart full of raw chicken parts. Police said the basement featured a makeshift arena with estimated capacity for 100 spectators...

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Mark Cuban To First Take Hosts: My 2 1/2 year old knows more about the NBA than you (VIDEO)

Mark Cuban To First Take Hosts: My 2 1/2 year old knows more about the NBA than you (VIDEO) | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
Via Deadspin:

This morning, though, Mavericks owner and brilliant legal mind Mark Cuban dropped by the program to spend a half hour destroying Skip Bayless and co-host Stephen A. Smith. Cuban discussed last year's Finals as much (possibly more than) this year's, providing analysis deeper than anything the Worldwide Leader produced in the previous 12 months—then explained to Bayless and Smith exactly why their own commentary is useless. Admittedly, attacking those two yahoos is child's play for anyone with functioning neurons—but it's still fun to watch...
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NBA Champions Miami Heat at LIV (PHOTO GALLERY)

NBA Champions Miami Heat at LIV (PHOTO GALLERY) | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
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Miami Beach, FL - June 21, 2012 - After defeating Oklahoma City in the NBA Championships last night, the Miami Heat celebrated their victory at LIV at Fontainebleau...
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New dad and NBA Champion Chris Bosh holds his baby on the court post game

New dad and NBA Champion Chris Bosh holds his baby on the court post game | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
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Heat Fans Go Nuts All Over Miami As LeBron, Wade and Bosh Clinch A Title (VIDEO)

Heat Fans Go Nuts All Over Miami As LeBron, Wade and Bosh Clinch A Title (VIDEO) | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
Via Miami New Times:

All across the Magic City this Thursday night, pots are getting wrecked by spoons, more car horns are getting leaned on than rush hour on the Dolphin and every half-decent bar is passing around shots of Jameson in honor of Bron Bron. Your Miami Heat are 2012 NBA Champions...
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A message from LeBron James to all the haters...

A message from LeBron James to all the haters... | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
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El BJ: Miami Porn Stars Promising BJs If Heat Win NBA Championship

El BJ: Miami Porn Stars Promising BJs If Heat Win NBA Championship | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
Via Busted Coverage:

Looks like we just found another two reasons to root for the Thunder in the NBA Finals and they go by the names of Sarah Jay and Angelina Castro. These two porn stars combine for nearly 300,000 followers on Twitter and have created a pro-Heat twitter campaign known only as #TeamBJNBA. To break it down as simply as possible, if the Heat win the title, each one of their followers is entitled to a BJ from Sarah or Angelina (or both)...
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POLICE VIDEO: George Zimmerman Reenacts Trayvon Martin Struggle At The Scene A Day After The Shooting

POLICE VIDEO: George Zimmerman Reenacts Trayvon Martin Struggle At The Scene A Day After The Shooting | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

The latest and most detailed account yet of what happened in Sanford, Fla., on Feb. 26 comes from a voice stress test that Zimmerman passed, along with a video re-enactment, a handwritten statement and audio interviews conducted in the days after the shooting by investigators.

 

In the video Zimmerman, 28, gives a blow by blow description of how the fight began and depicts Martin as the aggressor, a key point as his legal team builds his defense on Florida's controversial "stand your ground" law...

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Now it's official: Miami Heat "Headband Girl" (and former rakontur intern) makes it to LeBronJames.com

Now it's official: Miami Heat "Headband Girl" (and former rakontur intern) makes it to LeBronJames.com | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Via LeBronJames.com:

 

After the Miami Heat won Game Three of the NBA Finals this past week, LJ was seen walking towards the locker rooms, but before officially walking back, he gave his headband to a lucky fan in the stands. That fan turned out to be 21-year old Jennifer Chaplin from Miami, who immediately put on the “sweaty” (lol) headband after LJ gave it to her. But she said she’s going to never wash it and will keep wearing to give the Miami Heat good luck! Through our friends Alfred Spellman and Billy Corben at Rakontur, where Jennifer used to intern, we were able to track her down and find out her story and take a couple photos. Read below…

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Armed robbers in Michael Myers 'Halloween' masks hold up Chinese grocery in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Armed robbers in Michael Myers 'Halloween' masks hold up Chinese grocery in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Via The Patriot-News:

 

Two men wearing Michael Myers “Halloween” masks held up a man and woman Thursday morning at the C-C Chinese & American Store in the 1700 block of Hanover Street in Harrisburg, police said.

 

One robber had a handgun, police said. The men barged into the store at about 1:30 a.m., hitting the man on the head with a handgun and forcing the man and woman to the floor, police said. The robbers took their money. cell phones and keys, police said...

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Epic Win/Fail: Bullied Bus Monitor Sparks Overwhelming Support, But Also Death Threats To Kids

Epic Win/Fail: Bullied Bus Monitor Sparks Overwhelming Support, But Also Death Threats To Kids | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Via Techdirt:

 

A few years ago, I noted the seeming irony in the fact that there appeared to be a decent amount of overlap between groups of people doing amazing altruistic things on sites like Reddit, while also doing amazingly troll-tastic things in places like /b/. Groups getting together to "do something" are a powerful force, and often are a powerful force for good. But they can also get out of hand, and turn into questionable mob-like vigilante-ism. However, it's not often that you see both such forces come together in the same story. However, that appears to be the case with the amazing story concerning upstate NY school bus monitor, Karen Klein...

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Parents of Border Agent Speak Out On Fast And Furious In Emotional Interview, Say Obama Is "Hiding Something" (VIDEO)

Parents of Border Agent Speak Out On Fast And Furious In Emotional Interview, Say Obama Is "Hiding Something" (VIDEO) | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Via Mediaite:

 

In what will go down as one of the most emotionally jarring interviews in the history of his program, Sean Hannity had the unenviable task tonight of talking to the parents of slain Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, the man whose passing came as a result of the botched Fast & Furious operation in which someone in the Obama administration approved selling arms to Mexican drug lords. The pained, defiant parents asked for the President to enlighten the situation, but appeared to have no hope of resolution “until after the election.”

 

While Terry’s parents have been publicly vocal about wanting their son’s death investigated, this was their first interview on cable news about the matter, and appeared both clearly outraged and pained about the matter. When asked if he had anything to say to Attorney General Eric Holder or the President, the elder Terry said “I can’t say on camera, what I’d want to say to him,” while his wife asserted that she believed there was “something they don’t want us to know, something they’re hiding.” “They are hiding it big time, passing the buck,” he agreed.

 

To give the audience an idea of the President’s response thus far to the story, Hannity then played an interview the President had with Univisión’s Jorge Ramos where he says he does not know who authorized the operation, but he knew it was not himself or Holder. “You get tired of hearing the constant lies you know they are doing,” Mrs. Terry responded, to which Hannity added that White House Press Secretary Jay Carney had called the story a “fishing expedition in an election year” for Republicans. “They want to put Fast and Furious on the backburner until this election is over,” Mrs. Terry concluded. “It’s in the way.”

 

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Hackers claim responsibility for yesterday's epic Twitter outage

Hackers claim responsibility for yesterday's epic Twitter outage | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Via The Telegraph:

 

Millions of social media users were unable to access micro blogging website Twitter on Thursday after it crashed amid claims hackers had caused the outage.

 

The popular site was unavailable for an hour and 40 minutes in countries all over the world from Europe through to Asia following the two service outages.


The crash, prompting a flurry of complaints on rival sites, was the longest service disruption for several months.


Thursday's crash was extensive enough that Twitter didn't even display its famous "Fail Whale" error message. Instead, the site timed out and failed to load the page.


A hacker for the group UG Nazi, which has in the past been affiliated with LulzSec, immediately claimed responsibility for the downage, attributing it to a simple DDos attack.


The hacker, who calls herself Cosmo, claimed taking down the site had been surprisingly simple...

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Haters Gonna Hate: 'The 15 funniest tweets from Miami Heat's NBA Finals Win'

Haters Gonna Hate: 'The 15 funniest tweets from Miami Heat's NBA Finals Win' | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Via Jockular:

 

It's allllll over, folks. El Heat de Miami are world champions of basketball!* And everyone hates them for it. Enjoy this last installment of "X funniest tweets from Game X of the NBA Finals" before you go back to hate-watching baseball...

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Penn State: Prosecutors Have More Victims Ready To Come Forward If Jerry Sandusky Is Acquitted

Penn State: Prosecutors Have More Victims Ready To Come Forward If Jerry Sandusky Is Acquitted | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
Via Deadspin:

Another day, another round of potential allegations of child sex abuse against Jerry Sandusky. Last night, NBC's Rock Center aired a report in which 30-year-old Travis Weaver said Sandusky began abusing him when he was 10, and that the molestation even took place during a trip to California for Penn State's Rose Bowl appearance in 1995.

"He is now part of a second group of guys who came forward later, who did testify—he testified before a grand jury, prosecutors have his testimony, he's willing to testify in court. They're holding that group in case they need them, in case they get a not guilty verdict out of this current jury. They could potentially go after federal charges against Jerry Sandusky..."
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Penn State: Judge Orders That Sandusky Verdict Can’t Be Reported Until Court Is Adjourned

Penn State: Judge Orders That Sandusky Verdict Can’t Be Reported Until Court Is Adjourned | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (CBS) – Jury deliberations are now underway in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case.

 

On Thursday, the judge sequestered the jury and issued an order prohibiting members of the media from reporting the verdict until after the court has been adjourned.

 

According to the order, if any member of media reports the verdict through before the court is adjourned, it will be considered a violation and the reporter, as well as the media outlet they work for, could face sanctions...

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Florida woman exposes herself on bus bench

Florida woman exposes herself on bus bench | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
Via WPLG Local 10:

A woman was arrested and charged with exposing herself at a bus bench.

According to a published report, she was found nude on a bus bench at 3900 N. Ocean Blvd. and claimed she was just trying to change clothes...
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Chris Bosh With The Greatest & Strangest Champagne Bath of All Time (VIDEO)

Chris Bosh With The Greatest & Strangest Champagne Bath of All Time (VIDEO) | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
Chris Bosh With The Greatest & Strangest Champagne Celebration of All Time (VIDEO)...
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Must-have animated GIF: LeBron James jumps around with Chris Bosh

Must-have animated GIF: LeBron James jumps around with Chris Bosh | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
Miami Heat superstars -- and now champions -- celebrate courtside before the end of Game 5 of the NBA Finals...
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DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart refuses to say if crack, meth and heroin are worse than marijuana (VIDEO)

DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart refuses to say if crack, meth and heroin are worse than marijuana (VIDEO) | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Via Mediaite:

 

Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO) made drug reformers proud on Wednesday when he went after Drug Enforcement Administration official Michele Leonhart during a hearing on DEA oversight. Polis refused to allow Leonhart to get away with half-answering questions about the relative health impact of marijuana versus other drugs.

 

Rep. Polis is an outspoken advocate of marijuana legalization (last year, he proposed a deficit-reduction plan that involved legalizing and taxing weed). During the hearing, he sought to make Leonhart concede that other Schedule I narcotics are much worse than marijuana — a point drug reformers often use to make the case that pot shouldn’t be classified with drugs like heroin and meth.

 

Clearly she doesn’t. Or she simply refuses to acknowledge the facts. Plenty of studies show that drugs like heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine are much more addictive and harmful than marijuana. Heck, the same studies also show that alcohol and nicotine are more addictive and harmful than marijuana. Our own government even recognizes that nicotine is potentially as addictive as heroin and cocaine...

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Penn State: Jerry Sandusky's adopted son, Matt, says he is a victim of his father and would have testified

Penn State: Jerry Sandusky's adopted son, Matt, says he is a victim of his father and would have testified | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Via The Patriot-News:

 

BELLEFONTE -- Matt Sandusky, through his attorney Andrew Shubin, said that he met with prosecutors this week to say for the first time that he is a molestation victim of Jerry Sandusky, his adopted father. Matt, 33, was adopted by Jerry and Dottie Sandusky as an adult, after going to live with the family as a foster child.

 

He has denied ever being abused by his adopted father until now. “This has been an extremely painful experience for Matt and he has asked us to convey his request that the media respect his privacy. There will be no further comment,” Shubin said in a statement.

 

Shubin also said Matt was prepared to testify truthfully at trial, if called by prosecutors...

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