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The Daily Word: 11.4.10

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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Natal No Longer

Project Natal, Microsoft's upcoming no-controller-needed motion sensing camera for the Xbox 360 has finally got its ready for market name, Xbox Kinect. Kinda sounds like the Kin, eh? Those clever marketeers. The name was revealed Sunday night at a pre-E3 event featuring Cirque du Soleil with plenty of fanfare. The whole event should turn up on MTV and Nickelodeon in the near future, but until then we'll have to content ourselves with this.

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The Daily Word 11.12.09: Lou Dobbs, China, Xbox

Lou Dobbs leaves CNN to engage in "constructive problem-solving."

Obama has been considering four options in Afghanistan. Turns out, he may not accept any of them.

In Philippines, kidnapped Irish priest released by MILF. That is their acronym.

Sandra Day O'Connor's husband died. He suffered from Alzheimer's.

Unfinished Albuquerque homes become crime magnets.

Warhol's "200 One Dollar Bills" sells for $43.7 million.

Chinese mixed-race reality show contestant learns, huh, China's kind of racist.

Up to one million Xbox users to be banned by Microsoft.

LA Dodgers cut 87-year-old scout's salary 56%, also hate Christmas.

South Korean woman passes driver's test on 950th try.

This lady is crazy.

Landscaping at Tramway and Central may be done some day.

It's Wallace Shawn's birthday.

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