Bye Bye ‘Baby Bump’, ‘Amazing’?

If you’re thinking of setting up an amazing man cave or showing off a ginormous baby bump next year, think again. A northern Michigan school on Friday released its 37th annual list of words and phrases that it believes should be “banished” from the English language, and it suggests that some classic — and perhaps…

Corgan To Tea Bag In Highland Park

Billy Corgan is working on opening a cool little tea house in suburban Highland Park. The Smashing Pumpkins founder and frontman lives in the tony North Shore burgh and frankly is tired of not having cool cultural things to do. “We want to open it because there’s nothing really to do up here,” Corgan said,…

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2012 Pop Culture Predictions

Courtesy of our friends at the Montreal Gazette (Q101 is #1 in Montreal!): With that dire Mayan doomsday prophecy hanging over the next year, we needed to stare extra-deep into our crystal ball to make predictions on 2012’s world of entertainment. Knowing Armageddon may be in the cards, many important questions arise, such as: How…

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Life Without Facebook, Youtube? You May Get A Taste

The Internet’s most popular destinations, including eBay, Google, Facebook, and Twitter seem to view Hollywood-backed copyright legislation as an existential threat. It was Google co-founder Sergey Brin who warned that the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act “would put us on a par with the most oppressive nations in the world.” Craigslist…

UFC 141: Lesnar Takes 2nd Straight Beatdown, Exits Stage Left

As the gravity of what just happened sank in, Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White’s sickness became severe. “I’m really not feeling good, let someone else talk,” White announced to reporters late Friday night following the first-round technical knockout loss and subsequent retirement by heavyweight Brock Lesnar, the organization’s most popular fighter. Indeed, White has…

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Facebook ‘Timeline’ Exposing Your Nastiness

The Facebook Timeline feature is rolling out across the world, but not everybody is happy about it. Finnish newspaper YLE Uutiset reports that Facebook appears to be publishing users private messages. Users can see private messages posted to users on their public profile and displayed on their timeline. Facebook said the report is erroneous. A Facebook…

Carrier IQ, They’ve Got An Eye On You [Ominous Music]!

There’s quite a debacle going on in the wireless world right now, or as the Brits like to call it, a “row”. A company that was once thought as the primary go-to in the mobile world for diagnostic software that is on millions of handsets throughout the country, Carrier IQ is being looked at with…

Barfing In Cabs for Free May End In 2012

More than 1,500 Chicago cab drivers have signed a petition calling for the first fare hikes since 2005, in addition to proposing new fees for passengers who pay with credit cards, travel in large groups or vomit in the car during a late-night ride. Drivers are calling for fares to be raised by 22 percent,…

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