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July 4, 2012

How Re-Releases Fail To Preserve Some Of Metal Gear's Distinct Charms From 1UP.com

Unfortunately, much in the same way as Metal Gear Solid 2's con job will not be as effective for someone playing the game for the first time now or in the future as it was for those who played it in 2001, some of those charms may be lost or poorly t…

For The First Time Ever An Amputee Will Compete In Both The Olympics And The Paralympics

The South African double amputee will run the 400 meters and the 4x400 meter relay.

Eric Sykes Dead At 89: Farewell To A British Comic Legend

The legendary star enjoyed an acclaimed career spanning the stage, screen and radio but probably will be best remembered for his long-running 1960s sitcom series which he starred in alongside Hattie Jacques.

Spectacularly Broken Game Launches From 1UP.com

Most games launch. Some stumble and fall on their heads.

Five Dead After German Gunman 'Took Hostages When Bailiffs Arrived To Evict Him From His Flat'

Media reports say the armed gunman executed a bailiff, a locksmith, the new tenant of his apartment and another person in the south-western city of Karlsruhe with shots to the head before taking his own life.

Odd Future's Frank Ocean Comes Out

In a tumblr entry posted last night, hip-hop artist Frank Ocean shared a text document where he describes his first love, another man who he met four years ago when they were both 19. This frank and beautifully written admission comes on the heels of speculation regarding some of the pronouns used on his upcoming album Channel Orange, which will be released on July 17th.

'The Mob Learned From Wall Street': Eliot Spitzer On The 'Cartel-Style Corruption' Behind Libor Scam

“Viewpoint” host Eliot Spitzer, Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone contributing editor, and Dennis Kelleher, president and CEO of Better Markets, analyze the Libor interest rate–rigging scandal engulfing the banking industry.

The Twelve Best Performances Of The National Anthem

These folks did right by America! "The Star Spangled Banner" doesn't always sound great, but when it does, it will give you chills.

Call For Transparency: Romney's 'Astronomical' $101 Million IRA

Professor Edward Kleinbard explains to Jennifer Granholm how Romney could have a massive IRA: He may have generated a return of of 30% a year to reach $100 million. Or, in a possibility Kleinbard calls troubling, Romney may have rigged the system. “…

"We Are Young" Cover Party

43 YouTube covers of We Are Young, one video, let's set the world on fire, etc. Fun.

The Cat Who Swims In The Ocean

Meet Neo. He goes swimming in the ocean every couple days, and then gets a kiddie pool bath in a tiny kiddie pool. Generalizations, squashed! Conventions, exploded!

Meet The 8 Talented American Tennis Players Who Will Inevitably Disappoint You

At least one of these players from the Wimbledon junior draw will soon make us hopeful that the next American tennis champ has finally arrived. And then they'll be repeatedly destroyed in every Grand Slam by seemingly superhuman Europeans.

Here's A Boston Terrier Loving A Little Ginger Guinea Pig

Lick, lick, lick, lick, pose. Ludicrously adorable.

Get Closer: A Lesson About Difference

Everyone loves this giant bear, but what about who is in inside? A simple, beautiful message about "making handicaps disappear."

Data Analysis And Soccer

Data analysis became more influential than ever before at Euro 2012. Statistics are starting to change international soccer forever.

UPDATED: Is Bernard Arnault Having A Scandalous Secret Affair With Le Figaro Fashion Critic Virginie Mouzat?

Quel Scandale! As you’ve probably noticed, it’s couture week in Paris and apparently Raf Simons’ first Dior couture outing isn’t the only buzz over there involving LVMH. Rumor has it LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault, who has three children with his second w…

Ex-Porn Star Speaks Out About Sex Addiction In Porn

Former porn star Jennie Ketcham has written a memoir about her struggles with sex and cocaine addiction and her decision to leave porn for good. She says of her days in porn: "You don't know people's names, you just know if they have a clean bill of health and if they're willing to sign a W-2 to take it up the a**."

The Greatest American Moments In Olympic History

What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July?

Detroit To Be Hit By Flesh And Brain-eating Zombie Apocalypse (But Only If Live-action Terror Theme Park Is Pushed Through)

Terrifying: Entrepreneur Mark Siwak wants to create live-action terror theme park 'Z World' on Motor City's run-down and abandoned streets

R. Kelly Blames His Divorce On The Notebook

R. Kelly recently released a memoir (which was previously-shelved) called “Soula Coaster: The Diary of Me,” and… sorry, let me give you a few seconds while that sinks in. Mother of God, just look at that cover. The subtitles and microphones scream “…

The 10 Best (Worst) Political Ads Of The Year

Campaigns, super PACs, and everyone else have churned out ads by the minute this election cycle. Here are some of the strangest.

Katie Holmes Divorcing Tom Cruise Over Scientology?

File this under "news we definitely saw coming": TMZ is reporting that the "final straw" that pushed Katie Holmes to file for divorce from Tom Cruise on Friday after five years of marriage is -- you guessed it -- the actor's firm devotion to Sciento…

Metal Gear Solid Fan Theories From 1UP.com

The second I heard back at the time. It was one of those things I didn't believe, but also felt the arguments could at least hold SOME weight when thought over, and Kojima can do some pretty crazy stuff when he wants to-and this wouldn't be complete…

Tom Cruise's Attorney Hopes Divorce Won't Be "Contentious"

Tom Cruise's attorney is hoping for calm and respectful divorce proceedings between the Rock of Ages star and his soon-to-be ex-wife, Katie Holmes.

Mel Gibson's Stepmom Files A Restraining Order

Mel Gibson's stepmom has filed a restraining order against him, accusing the actor of encouraging his father to divorce her and becoming violent during disputes about his father's health care.

Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad Is Officially My Least Favorite Athlete

This colossal dickface wins the 3,000 meter steeplechase gold medal at the European Championships in Helsinki and celebrates by shoving an adorable mascot who happened to be a 14-year old girl. You’re on the list, guy whose name I can’t say or spell…

Mark Miller Accused In Sword, Sandwich Attack

WINTER HAVEN, Fla., July 3 (UPI) -- Police in Florida said a man accused of attacking two women with a sword and a peanut butter sandwich bit the inside of a patrol car.

Brown Widow Spiders At Home In SoCal

LANHAM, Mass., July 3 (UPI) -- Brown widow spiders are making themselves at home in Southern California, researchers say.

Data Analysis And Football - AskMen

Data analysis became more influential than ever before at Euro 2012. Statistics are starting to change international soccer forever.

Wes Anderson's Best Commercials

Adweek has a list of some of the best commercials Wes Anderson has made. It's tough to beat his two-minute spot for American Expre

What Is Next For The Nuns On The Bus? For Progressive Catholics?

For the past two weeks, the Nuns on the Bus have served as a beacon of hope and delivered a much-needed call to action for progressive Catholics long disillusioned with the Vatican’s edicts on social issues.

Ashton Kutcher And Mila Kunis Fuel Romance Rumours As They Step Out Yet Again For Lunch Date

And although the Black Swan star has previously called rumours of romance between them 'absurd', the pair certainly seemed to enjoy each other's company as they slipped into the exclusive Soho House in West Hollywood on Saturday.

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