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Cats away! Artist turns his dead pet into flying helicopter after it is killed by a car (WARNING: GRAPHIC)

Cats away! Artist turns his dead pet into flying helicopter after it is killed by a car (WARNING: GRAPHIC) | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Artist Bart Jansen decided to turn his cat Orville, named after the famous aviator Orville Wright, into a permanent piece of artwork by transforming him into a flying helicopter...

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Pizza Por Favor: Miami's Pizza Patrón Giving Away Free Pizza On Tuesday If You Order In Spanish

Pizza Por Favor: Miami's Pizza Patrón Giving Away Free Pizza On Tuesday If You Order In Spanish | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Via NBC Miami:

 

"Pizza Patrón will give away a large pepperoni pizza, the company’s top-selling product, as part of its Pizza Por Favor campaign. The free pizza promotion will be offered June 5 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 

“Spanish is the language that is the common bond that unites all Hispanics and we want to celebrate this in a fun way,” said Daniel Fedsberg, Miami Pizza Patrón franchisee.

 

The pizzas will be offered one per customer at participating locations while supplies last..."

 

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Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics Game 4 Delivers Highest Overnight Rating for NBA Playoff Game Ever on Cable

Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics Game 4 Delivers Highest Overnight Rating for NBA Playoff Game Ever on Cable | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics: Eastern Conference Finals Game 4 on ESPN Delivers Highest Overnight Rating for NBA Playoff Game Ever on Cable

 

Sunday night’s NBA Eastern Conference Finals Game 4 on ESPN – in which Boston defeated Miami in overtime to even their series 2-2 – delivered a 7.9 overnight rating, the highest ever for an NBA playoff game on cable (records back to 2003), according to Nielsen. The game peaked with a 10.7 rating during overtime.


The 7.9 overnight rating is up 39 percent compared to Game 4 of the 2011 Western Conference Finals – Mavericks/Thunder – on ESPN (5.7) and up 30 percent compared to Game 4 of the 2010 Eastern Conference Finals – Magic/Celtics – on ESPN (6.1).

 

Additionally, Game 4 set new records for an NBA game on ESPN3 and WatchESPN, generating more than 24.5 million minutes, which translates to an average minute audience of more than 128,000. Also, the average for total minutes for the four games of the Eastern Conference Finals is up 105 percent across all platforms, compared to 2011 (five games.)

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Former CBS4 Web Producer Kim Chapin Dead At 27

Former CBS4 Web Producer Kim Chapin Dead At 27 | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

"Former CBS4 web producer Kimberley Chapin died over the weekend, according to her family, the result of an apparent epileptic seizure. She was 27 years old..."

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Luka Rocco Magnotta: Fugitive 'cannibal' porn star arrested in Berlin internet cafe...looking at news stories about himself

Luka Rocco Magnotta: Fugitive 'cannibal' porn star arrested in Berlin internet cafe...looking at news stories about himself | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Reports say Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, was captured by German police after being on the run for almost two weeks...

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NBC Has Cast Mads Mikkelsen As Hannibal Lecter In "Hannibal" TV Series

NBC Has Cast Mads Mikkelsen As Hannibal Lecter In "Hannibal" TV Series | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

"Mikkelsen is best known in the States for his role as Le Chiriffe in 2006's Casino Royale, but other than that, he made a name for himself by starring in small foreign films like Pusher and Valhalla Rising. More recently, Mikkelsen was cast as a yet-unnamed villain in Thor 2..."

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg knew about overpriced IPO and dumped shares, new lawsuit claims

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg knew about overpriced IPO and dumped shares, new lawsuit claims | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
Mark Zuckerberg is losing even more friends.

Another group of disgruntled Facebook investors has reportedly sued the the social media guru, saying he made out like a bandit over the site’s botched IPO.

This latest class-action lawsuit claims Zuckerberg knew Facebook was horribly overpriced at $38 per share when trading began last month, TMZ reported today...
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Too Soon: Miami Zombie Prank Almost Goes Horribly Wrong (VIDEO)

Too Soon: Miami Zombie Prank Almost Goes Horribly Wrong (VIDEO) | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
Last week the Blaze reported on the horrific cannibal incident in Miami. There were additional reports from around the country of other zombie-like, cannibal attacks.

The fact that the government tells us there is no “Zombie Virus” apparently did not reach everyone. It also did not stop some foolish people in Miami from trying to scare strangers into thinking that zombies were roaming their town and randomly attacking humans. One person dressed in “typical zombie attire” and began barking and chasing people as his accomplice recorded the action...
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Libertad: Five Cubans in custody after coming ashore in Fort Pierce, Florida five others unaccounted for

Libertad: Five Cubans in custody after coming ashore in Fort Pierce, Florida five others unaccounted for | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
Five people are in custody this morning in Fort Pierce after after authorities received reports of undocumented migrants coming ashore, according to the U.S. Coast Guard...
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Georgia man’s death during threesome nets his family $3M in medical malpractice trial

Georgia man’s death during threesome nets his family $3M in medical malpractice trial | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
The family of a Georgia man who died when his heart couldn’t take a three-way sex romp was awarded a hefty $3 million payout by a jury, according to reports...
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Tampa strip clubs prep for this summer's biggest party: The 2012 Republican National Convention

Tampa strip clubs prep for this summer's biggest party: The 2012 Republican National Convention | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

"By August — just in time for the Republican National Convention — operators of Club Cam Systems plan to roll out similar ventures at two other Tampa adult clubs. Their goal: drum up thousands of dollars online while giving some of the estimated 50,000 GOP convention visitors a taste of the adult entertainment awaiting them when they arrive..."

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Maureen Dowd: "The Obama magic is flagging…"

Maureen Dowd: "The Obama magic is flagging…" | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

"As funnel clouds form over Washington, Obama still seems absorbed in his endless odyssey of self-discovery..."

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California Teacher Calls Student "Nappy Headed," Student Gets Expelled For Complaining

California Teacher Calls Student "Nappy Headed," Student Gets Expelled For Complaining | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

13-year-old Brea Persley was told by her science teacher allegedly barked "sit your nappy-headed self down." That's how we're reaching the youth, eh? But when the Inglewood's Century Academy of Excellence student complained about the comment, she was expelled...
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Recovering Bath Salts User Says Drug Makes You Feel "10 Feet Tall and Bulletproof" (VIDEO)

Recovering Bath Salts User Says Drug Makes You Feel "10 Feet Tall and Bulletproof" (VIDEO) | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Freddy Sharp knows first-hand what it feels like to lose it on "bath salts." 

 

The stimulant cocktail — so-named because it is often sold in stores disguised as a common household product such as bath salts in order to skirt legal issues — came into renewed public interest recently after it was linked to the now-notorious "Miami Zombie" attack caught on surveillance camera late last month.

 

"It felt so evil," says the 27-year-old Tennessean. "It felt like the darkest, evilest thing imaginable..."

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'National Debt Has Increased $1.59 Trillion in Last 15 Months -- More Than First 97 Congresses Combined'

'National Debt Has Increased $1.59 Trillion in Last 15 Months -- More Than First 97 Congresses Combined' | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

"The Republican-controlled House of Representatives, which took office in January 2011, has enacted federal spending bills under which the national debt has increased more in less than one term of Congress than in the first 97 Congresses combined.

 

In the fifteen months that the Republican-controlled House of Representatives--led by Speaker John Boehner--has effectively enjoyed a constitutional veto over federal spending, the federal government’s debt has increased by about $1.59 trillion..."

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Report: Miami-Dade & Broward Counties Stop Voter Roll Purge

Report: Miami-Dade & Broward Counties Stop Voter Roll Purge | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

"The election year fight by Governor Rick Scott to purge voter rolls of “non-citizens” is in trouble of spiraling Florida into a similar situation the state faced in the disastrous presidential election in 2000...

 

Scott said over the weekend that the state would defy a Department of Justice order to stop the voter roll purge he ordered earlier this year. But Monday, the two largest counties in the state said they would side with the Justice Department.

 

According to CNN, the supervisors of elections in Broward County, Evelyn Perez-Verdia, and Miami-Dade County, Penelope Townsley, said both counties will immediately stop the removal of any voters from the county rolls..."

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Iron Man 3 To Be Filmed, and Possibly Set, in Miami

Iron Man 3 To Be Filmed, and Possibly Set, in Miami | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Via Cultist: "Tony Stark belongs in Miami. There's just no argument -- what better place for a stupidly rich playboy from New York? He'd be among his peers. He'd be surrounded by beautiful women. That pasty Pepper Potts might even get herself a tan..."

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Travel+Leisure rank Orlando, Florida as one of America's 'Worst Dressed' cities...

Travel+Leisure rank Orlando, Florida as one of America's 'Worst Dressed' cities... | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Orlando was voted America's No. 1 family vacation destination and it is now ranked No. 4 for 'America's Worst-Dressed People'...

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Dolphins Sign Former Miami Hurricane Lamar Miller

Dolphins Sign Former Miami Hurricane Lamar Miller | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
The Miami Dolphins continued to get all of their 2012 draft picks under contract Monday when the team announced it had signed third-round pick Lamar Miller...
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Haitian Americans seek greater political clout in South Florida

Haitian Americans seek greater political clout in South Florida | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
Despite being one of South Florida's fastest growing ethnic groups, Haitian Americans remain hard to find on the political stage in Broward and Palm Beach counties...
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Miami Heat's Chris Bosh set to return for Game 5 against Celtics

Miami Heat's Chris Bosh set to return for Game 5 against Celtics | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
The Heat's Chris Bosh is reportedly ready to return for Tuesday night's Game 5 vs. the Celtics...
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Tattoo Removal Booms in Slow Job Market

Tattoo Removal Booms in Slow Job Market | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
With the job market recovering but still shaky, people with tattoos find it even harder to get hired, prompting them to reconsider their body art...
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Toddler Sings 'Ain't No Homos Gonna Make It To Heaven' and Indiana church congregation goes wild (VIDEO)

Toddler Sings 'Ain't No Homos Gonna Make It To Heaven' and Indiana church congregation goes wild (VIDEO) | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

An Indiana pastor is reportedly fielding death threats after footage surfaced of his congregation going wild for a tiny tot singing an anti-gay hymn...

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Chef Philip Ho in Sunny Isles Beach is as good as it gets

Chef Philip Ho in Sunny Isles Beach is as good as it gets | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
One of Miami's greatest delicacies: Chef Philip Ho Dim Sum Cart Brunch in Sunny Isles, Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-3pm...
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