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6a00d8341c730253ef0147e0fdc97d970b-pi If you're in the Northeast, you're probably reading this while trapped indoors. A blizzard will pound the region today and tomorrow.

6a00d8341c730253ef0147e0fdc97d970b-pi Ireland's first same-sex civil unions will take place in April 2011.

Speedo 6a00d8341c730253ef0147e0fdc97d970b-pi In defense of the Speedo: a history: "Worldwide sales of the scanty swimwear jumped 44 percent in 2010."

6a00d8341c730253ef0147e0fdc97d970b-pi The next things up Apple's sleeve are 3-D and holographic images. According to the Telegraph, "The technology could be used to produce a new generation of televisions, computer monitors and cinema screens that would provide viewers with a more realistic experience."

6a00d8341c730253ef0147e0fdc97d970b-pi Over five hundred same-sex marriages have taken place in Argentina since marriage equality was introduced into that country over the summer: "dozens of other gay wedding planning businesses launch in the capital, with more than 300 suppliers now trying to target the gay market."

6a00d8341c730253ef0147e0fdc97d970b-pi Lady Gaga is the ultimate celebrity do-gooder. She was the entertainer who did the most for charities in 2010.

6a00d8341c730253ef0147e0fdc97d970b-pi Who was this year's most googled gay?

Hj 6a00d8341c730253ef0147e0fdc97d970b-pi Hugh Jackman learns the dangers of cricket.

6a00d8341c730253ef0147e0fdc97d970b-pi A living relative of John Wilkes Booth wants to exhume the body of the assassin's brother in order to procure a DNA sample: "If there is a DNA match, the family would know that John Wilkes Booth is buried in a family plot in Green Mount Cemetery in Baltimore. Family members could then dismiss the theory that he escaped after shooting Lincoln in 1865 and lived under an assumed name for decades."

6a00d8341c730253ef0147e0fdc97d970b-pi A friend of UK spy Gareth Williams insists that he was not gay.

6a00d8341c730253ef0147e0fdc97d970b-pi Atlanta police are withholding the name of a person of interest related to the murder of Black Gay Pride head Durand Robinson.

6a00d8341c730253ef0147e0fdc97d970b-pi RIP: Openly gay Florida DJ Neil Rogers.

6a00d8341c730253ef0147e0fdc97d970b-pi Spider-Man musical aerialist Christopher Tierney is walking again post-surgery.

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  1. "If you're in the Northeast, you're probably reading this while trapped indoors. A blizzard will pound the region today and tomorrow."

    I wish *something else* was pounding me instead. {sorry, it was too good a setup to resist ;) }

    At least I have plenty to do as I got a 3 GHz quad core CPU and a new motherboard for Christmas. Reinstalling all my stuff may be a pain, but I can't wait to test out what this thing is capable of.

    Posted by: ravewulf | Dec 26, 2010 7:45:24 PM


  2. Gotta love those speedos

    Posted by: Stephen | Dec 26, 2010 7:58:06 PM


  3. I asked Santa if he'd pound my region but he only came down my chimney.

    Posted by: Anastasia Beaverhausen | Dec 26, 2010 8:18:53 PM


  4. Hugh Jackman video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKQFBj-xZwk

    Posted by: Buzz | Dec 26, 2010 8:27:17 PM


  5. "Lady Gaga is the ultimate do-gooder. She donated the most to charities in 2010."

    That's incorrect. She hosted and raised money for charities but did not donate her own money.

    Posted by: Natira | Dec 26, 2010 8:43:04 PM


  6. I'd be willing to kiss Hugh's booboo and make it all better.

    Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | Dec 26, 2010 11:02:43 PM


  7. The whole rest of the world wears Speedos... it's only fat Americans that feel the need to vilify them.

    Board Shorts, more like 'bored shorts'! Show me some legs, ass, & a tidy package- any day!!!

    Posted by: pete N sfo | Dec 26, 2010 11:03:01 PM


  8. Good for Gaga! It's spectacular that such a talented and influential pop star is spending her time advancing positive causes and championing full equality.

    Posted by: SKOC211 | Dec 27, 2010 12:37:10 AM


  9. The next thing up 'Apples sleeve'?? Excuse me? No. Lets get one thing straight here, Apple do no invent technology, they license or (as court cases are showing) steal it from others. Nothing new in 3D will be coming from Apple. Sharp already has glasses free 3D android phones and others will have within a few months. Nintendo will have a 3D DS in a short while and manufacturers have glasses-less tech ready to go.

    Apple applies for a patent and the world notices, even when its a year out of date. That article and the repeat on here is what happens when people dont look outside their own narrow little world.

    I wonder how many people realise that the 'Apple' Retina display was actually designed and made by LG, the unbreakable front glass of the iPhone 4 is made by Corning (and is used by many others) and that the 'Apple' A4 processor was designed by Intrinsity and is almost identical to the Samsung Hummingbird used in the Galaxy S (which has a faster GPU).

    Posted by: Rovex | Dec 27, 2010 2:36:36 AM


  10. Speedos are gay. 'nough said.

    Gareth Williams was obviously as gay as the pope. His family and friends need to get a grip.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Dec 27, 2010 4:58:08 PM


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