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Is 'old person smell' real? Yes, but it's not what you think

Is 'old person smell' real? Yes, but it's not what you think | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

"No matter how much you try to hide your age, you can’t nip-and-tuck your scent away. People will still be able to figure out how old you are simply by taking a sniff..."

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Brazilian Cannibals Make Empanadas With Human Meat

Brazilian Cannibals Make Empanadas With Human Meat | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

"Three people in Brazil killed and ate at least three women as a ritual of their religious sect. The cannibals, who have confessed to the crime, say that a voice told them to kill evil women. It's unclear if the voice also told them to use the extra human meat to stuff empanadas, which they then sold to their unwitting neighbors..."

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg On New York Soda Ban: "We're Simply Forcing You To Understand"

Mayor Michael Bloomberg On New York Soda Ban: "We're Simply Forcing You To Understand" | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

New York City bans sodas over 16 oz.: No more Slurpees, Big Gulps, Venti at Starbucks...

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Urban Auteur's comment, June 4, 2012 2:13 PM
Ironically, 7-Eleven is exempt from the citywide ban on sodas over 16 oz.
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June 5th will be proclaimed "Michael Bay Day" in Miami-Dade County

June 5th will be proclaimed "Michael Bay Day" in Miami-Dade County | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally A. Heyman is sponsoring a special proclamation on June 5th, 2012 for world renowned film director and producer Michael Bay, to be presented during the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners meeting. The Miami-Dade Film & Entertainment Advisory Board and the Miami-Dade Office of Film & Entertainment requested the proclamation as a way to celebrate and recognize Mr. Bay’s contributions and the positive economic impact his films have had on Miami-Dade County...

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Maryland man charged with killing, eating man's brain, heart

Maryland man charged with killing, eating man's brain, heart | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

"A 21-year-old Morgan State University student told investigators that he ate the heart and portions of the brain of a man whose dismembered remains were found in his Joppa home, according to a grisly account from the Harford County Sheriff's Office..."

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'Sesame Street' Songs Used To Torture Guantanamo Detainees, Al Jazeera Reports

'Sesame Street' Songs Used To Torture Guantanamo Detainees, Al Jazeera Reports | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

"Anyone who’s grown up in this country is likely familiar with Sesame Street and its cheery, often-educational songs. But a new Al Jazeera documentary, Songs of War, reports that music may have been used for entirely different purposes: as a torture method for detainees at Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib. And Christopher Cerf, the award-winning musician who composed the show’s music for 40 years, isn’t happy about it..."

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'The Bourne Legacy' -- new movie trailer starring Jeremy Renner

'The Bourne Legacy' -- new movie trailer starring Jeremy Renner | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

The narrative architect behind the Bourne film series, Tony Gilroy, takes the helm in the next chapter of the hugely popular espionage franchise that has earned almost $1 billion at the global box office: The Bourne Legacy...

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Hungry Florida women arrested for plot to rob Pizza Hut deliveryman of pizzas, wings and apple pie

Hungry Florida women arrested for plot to rob Pizza Hut deliveryman of pizzas, wings and apple pie | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
MAY 29--A “large framed” Florida woman and her slighter companion are facing felony charges after the ravenous duo allegedly hatched a harebrained plot to rob a Pizza Hut deliveryman of two large piz...
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Miguel Exposito, Former Miami Police Chief, Asks Judges Today To Give Him Job Back

Miguel Exposito, Former Miami Police Chief, Asks Judges Today To Give Him Job Back | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

"For two years, Miguel Exposito was the head honcho at the Miami Police Department. They were jolly times for the Magic City's muckrakers, who made an easy living as Exposito butted heads with Mayor Tomas Regalado and produced a too-crazy-to-be-true litany of scandals and shootings. When he was fired in September, Riptide poured out some whiskey for Expo.

 

Today, the ex-jefe is in Miami-Dade Court, where he'll petition a panel of judges to reinstate him as chief. Much as it pains us to say so, that would be a historically terrible idea. Let's recall why..."

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Marlins Tickets are Now The Cheapest in the MLB Despite Having the Best Record in May

Marlins Tickets are Now The Cheapest in the MLB Despite Having the Best Record in May | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
"The Miami Marlins started the season with the most expensive tickets in the league. Granted that was for their opening day game against the defending world champs in their brand new stadium, but according to a site that aggregates secondary market tickets prices the Marlins now have the least in demand and cheapest seats in the game. Tickets to some games are selling for as low as $3 a pop on the secondary market. Which is odd considering that team just had their best month ever..."
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RIP: Ada Gordon -- my first agent passed away on her 93rd birthday. What a life!

RIP: Ada Gordon -- my first agent passed away on her 93rd birthday. What a life! | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
RIP: Ada Gordon -- my first agent in Miami 25 years ago -- passed away yesterday on her 93rd birthday.
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Sweetwater, Florida To Ban Bath Salts In Addition To Fake Marijuana

Sweetwater, Florida To Ban Bath Salts In Addition To Fake Marijuana | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

The City of Sweetwater has already outlawed synthetic marijuana and now wants to ban bath salts as well...

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'Pissed-Off College Student Leaves Epic Voicemail' (AUDIO NSFW)

'Pissed-Off College Student Leaves Epic Voicemail' (AUDIO NSFW) | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Via Deadspin: "If you've ever attended school at any level, you know how infuriating it can be when some dipshit administrator screws up your paperwork and sticks you in the wrong class. Or even worse, when they actively try to prevent you from switching out of that class into the class you wanted. Well, one brave college student isn't about to take that shit lying down. An anonymous reader at a health-care vocational school sent in this message that was left on the voicemail system by an aggrieved student, and it's a masterpiece of profane righteousness. I would like to hire this woman to leave voicemails for every fucked-up bureaucratic entity in this country: The IRS, Verizon, every insurance provider ever, etc. She has struck a vital blow for us all in the battle against Big Everything..."

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John Edwards acquitted on 1 count, mistrial on 5 others

John Edwards acquitted on 1 count, mistrial on 5 others | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - John Edwards was acquitted on one count of accepting illegal campaign contributions and a mistrial was declared on five other counts when jurors said Thursday they couldn't decide if he illegally used donor money to hide his pregnant mistress while he ran for president...

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More Floridians on food stamps despite increase in jobs

More Floridians on food stamps despite increase in jobs | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

A record number of South Floridians continue to receive food stamps even though the economy shows signs of recovery in the unemployment rate...

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Speaking of gay comic book characters: New Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino Comic Book Unveiled

Speaking of gay comic book characters: New Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino Comic Book Unveiled | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

"Comic Created By Sorrentino, Superstar Artist Greg Horn, Produced by Wizard World, MPS Entertainment Scheduled For Release @ Wizard World Chicago Comic Con..."

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Milwaukee archbishop paid priests who sexually abused children to leave church

Milwaukee archbishop paid priests who sexually abused children to leave church | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

As the archbishop of Milwaukee, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York authorized payments of as much as $20,000 to persuade sexually abusive priests to agree to dismissal.

 

A victims advocacy group, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, sent a letter of protest to the current archbishop of Milwaukee on Wednesday asking, “In what other occupation, especially one working with families and operating schools and youth programs, is an employee given a cash bonus for raping and sexually assaulting children?”


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Woman Arrested for Masturbating on the Side of a Florida Highway

Woman Arrested for Masturbating on the Side of a Florida Highway | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

OCALA, Fla. -- An Alabama woman was arrested in Marion County after officials say she was distracting drivers by performing a sex act on herself late Sunday night.

 

Ashley Holton, according to Sheriff's Office deputies, was wearing only a pink shirt when she pulled her car over on Highway 484 near Interstate 75 and exposed herself to other drivers.

 

Deputies said Holton, 35, performed a sex act on herself for at least half of an hour while some drivers illegally turned their cars around to watch her. Some drivers called 911...

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Conservative group launches fight against gay comic book characters

Conservative group launches fight against gay comic book characters | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

"Conservative lobby One Million Moms launches campaign against DC Comics and Marvel's inclusion of homosexual characters.

 

Fresh from failing to prevent an Archie comic featuring a gay marriage from being sold in America, conservative American mothers' group One Million Moms has launched a new attempt to stamp out homosexuality from the world of graphic novels..."

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More info on Ronald Poppo, Miami Face-Eating Victim: Decorated high school student, shot in Bayfront Park Back in 1976

More info on Ronald Poppo, Miami Face-Eating Victim: Decorated high school student, shot in Bayfront Park Back in 1976 | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

"Ronald Poppo is currently in critical condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital after having large portions of his face chewed off by Rudy Eugene on Saturday near the MacArthur Causeway. However, it's not Poppo's first trip to Jackson Memorial Hospital after receiving near-fatal injuries in downtown Miami. Poppo was shot at the Bayfront Park band shell and taken to the hospital back in 1976, according to court records..."

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Florida mom arrested for choking teenaged boy at mall over "nasty" Facebook messages about her daughter

Florida mom arrested for choking teenaged boy at mall over "nasty" Facebook messages about her daughter | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
ST. PETERSBURG — A 46-year-old mother who was charged with assaulting a 14-year-old boy at a mall says she was angry that the boy wrote nasty comments about her daughter on Facebook...
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Coast Guard seizes $135 million worth of cocaine

Coast Guard seizes $135 million worth of cocaine | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
ST. PETERSBURG — U.S. Coast Guard crew members will be offloading $135 million worth of sized cocaine Thursday morning...
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Movie Geek Theory: INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS Intricate Connection to Quentin Tarantino’s Filmography

Movie Geek Theory: INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS Intricate Connection to Quentin Tarantino’s Filmography | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

By now, most Quentin Tarantino fans are aware of the connections interlaced throughout all of his films. John Travolta’s Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction is the brother of Michael Madsen’s Vic Vega in Reservoir Dogs, Harvey Keitel’s Mr. White worked with Alabama from True Romance, the plot basis for Kill Bill is described as the synopsis for a TV series in Pulp Fiction, etc.

 

Now the epiphany that Eli Roth’s character of Donny Donowitz aka “The Bear Jew” in Inglourious Basterds is the father of the movie producer Lee Donowitz in True Romance has inspired a truly mind-blowing theory that the rest of the films (chronologically speaking) in Tarantino’s filmography take place in a world where [Inglorious Basterds spoiler] World War II came to an end when Adolf Hitler was brutally murdered in a movie theater by the Basterds. Hit the jump for more...

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I'm proud to be an American: Russia jails activist for spitting on portrait of Vladimir Putin

I'm proud to be an American: Russia jails activist for spitting on portrait of Vladimir Putin | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

A Russian court on Wednesday jailed an activist for 15 days after finding him guilty of spitting on a portrait of President Vladimir Putin at a protest, a rights group said. The activist, Dmitry Karuyev, 20, claimed he merely sneezed on it...

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