It's hard to to top the phrase "pole dancing for Jesus" — I dare you to even try — because it satisfies so many absolutely awful contemporary needs in just four words. It's the perfect bogus local-news trend story. (I first saw it on Wonkette, but it was picked up from the Fox affiliate in Houston.) It's an SEO bonanza. And it's an awesome name for the next band you never heard of that's suddenly appearing on "Saturday Night Live" for some reason. The fact that it's an actual thing — there's a class in it at a dance studio in Spring, TX, a northern suburb of Houston, and the newsbabe somberly assures the anchordude that "you have to bring your church program with you in order to get into the class' — only makes it better. Or worse. Or something. "Tune in," newsbabe tells anchordude, promising him in this teaser segment that she herself will take a few twirls for Jesus in the nine o'clock hour. "We will," anchordude replies, a glittery mix of prurience and ratings-lust in his eyes. Or is that just good old-fashioned religious fervor? it's getting so hard to tell.
On Thursday May 26, Red Nose Day will return for the second year. It's all about giving to children to fight hunger, sickness, and homelessness. In the video above, the most famous magician in the world, David Copperfield, has his own magical way of asking you to get involved. There's going to be a two-hour TV show on… READ THE REST
Facebook gets a bad rap, but where I live, it has brought neighbors together, and it started because of the things I didn't want to share. READ THE REST
When the Congressional Science committee wants to talk about the cold weather, and when NASA has to defend their budget by explaining why NASA is important, it can make people who believe in facts… a bit tense. READ THE REST
It's IT development for the 21st century. DevOps basically takes a holistic approach to product development, bringing together programmers and operations engineers right from the start of a project's life-cycle. Rather than the usual push-pull that comes when big idea guys run into nuts-and-bolts functionality guys, this process makes sure a finished product forms with… READ THE REST
There's a noticeable change in the air after the start of a new year. Sure, there's the optimism of a fresh start, and all the other yadda yadda that greets the calendar change. But, even though it's still the dead of winter, your mind does start projecting into the future a bit more. Within a… READ THE REST
Auxiliary power batteries are almost as essential now as a smartphone itself. Of course, even if you've got one of those power hubs packed to the gills and ready to radiate raw, device-driving energy, it doesn't really do you much good if you don't have a charging cable to connect the two. Maybe your device… READ THE REST