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V.22 No.10 | 3/7/2013

Idiot Box

Mini Disaster

Ring of Fire on Reelz

By Devin D. O’Leary

Reelz Channel, still testing the boundaries of its slogan “TV About Movies,” decides maybe it should try invading Syfy Channel territory with its new mini-series, the disasterrific Ring of Fire. Like every Syfy movie that doesn’t involve an oversized monster mashup (Sharktopus or Boa vs. Python), Ring of Fire features an environmental disaster, a bunch of vaguely familiar TV stars and lots of CGI. Reelz takes it to the next level, though, offering us full-fledged C-list stars (sorry Debbie Gibson and Dean Cain), some more expensive CGI and a couch-busting four-hour runtime.

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Rowdy’s Dream Blog #275: Volcano Eruption Report

I am driving with G on a one-lane, elevated, on-ramp type road, surrounded by other similar structures. G points out that I have blown through the light on Montgomery a second time. I tell her I didn't see it. Little colored balls fall into the folds of my jacket. I see some nurses sliding out of an escape chute from a three-story brick building. This is because of the volcano eruption report. We find my friend, D, and I ask him, "What's the word on the STREET?"

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The Daily Word: 7.15.11- Somalian drought, Indonesian volcano, brain's misinformation storage and FBI investigations

Also, maybe fluoride makes us dumb.

Volcano erupts in Indonesia, evacuating thousands.

Kenya opens new refugee camp to deal with influx of Somalis facing starvation.

Misinformation may be un-erasable from our brains.

A DuPont herbicide suspected of killing trees.

A conspiracy theory about fluoride.

FBI investigates claim that journalists tried to hack phones after 9/11.

The United States has a lot of debt, dudes.

This short film about robots rioting in Brixton is cool.

Some idiot sends an email to The Oatmeal and he grades it.

Regretsy helps you know what is NOT steampunk.

Spotify hits the US and may reconfigure the music world.

What the heck is Spotify?

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The Daily Word with yetis, Mumbles and weapons in fast food restaurants.

Mitch Daniels won’t run for president.

Another volcanic eruption shuts down Iceland’s airports.

Snake Oil used to actually work.

Three banks handle 95% of spam scam money.

Has “The Office” jumped the shark?

Choking happens in the Ukranian Parliament.

Memories of Macho Man Randy Savage.

How to spot a psychopath.

50 photos of Basset Hounds running.

Shatner exists.

A woman pulled a sword in Pizza Hut. Another woman pulled a grenade in Dairy Queen.

Beware the Hair Burglar.

Mumbles wants a Compabo Burger.

The yeti was filmed in Alaska.

An ABQ bus driver is accused of assaulting a passenger.

Sid Cutter, founder of the Balloon Fiesta, died of stomach cancer.

APD found two dead bodies over the weekend.

Happy birthday, Joan Collins.

Thanks to Tom Nayder, Geoffrey Plant and Oskar Petersen for some of today’s fine links.

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George Takei (“Star Trek”) demonstrates the proper use of the word “douchebag.” Glad that’s settled.

Yemen printer cartridge bomb was set to explode in 17 minutes.

Speaking of which, can you opt out of an airport body scan?

Banksy “flower bomber” stencil: best costume ever.

The volcano that killed 36 last week in Indonesia erupted again yesterday, only with “more force.”

The handsfree Kinect for Xbox 360 is out. Here’s a side-by-side comparison with PlayStation Move for PS3 and Nintendo’s Wii and MotionPlus .

Palin reacts to the midterm election results. Tina Fey reacts to Sarah Palin.

Captivating photos of the Outlaw Motorcycle Club in the ’60s.

Did George W. Brush approve torture? "Damn right."

Rock and roll revelations from Keith Richards’ new book.

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The Daily Word 4.19.10. Volcano, Nazis, Suicide.

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Two al-Qaeda in Iraq leaders were killed in an American air strike.

Boxer Edwin Valero killed himself in jail.

Comcast is going to start the RightNetwork.

Neo-Nazis rally in Los Angeles.

The Saudi kingdom goes nuclear.

Obama is heading to Wall Street.

New Mexico hantavirus alert.

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Erica Padilla killed herself in jail.

Flooding on the Chamita River is receding.

Albuquerque is in for a wet week.

It's Dudley Moore's birthday.

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