Saturday, May 13

 

Friday, May 12

 

Thursday, May 11

 

Wednesday, May 10

Woot This Week

by Kathleen Richards

Welcome to Woot This Week, where every week we count down five of the coolest/weirdest/craziest items currently for sale on Woot!

And now, without further ado, the top five cool things I found on Woot this week:

5. KeySmart Extended 4 Piece Bundle, $24.99

Pocket knives are cool, but when was the last time you actually needed to slash something? These are like a pocket knife that you'll actually use.

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Tuesday, May 09

The Debunker: Was the Famous McDonald's "Hot Coffee" Lawsuit Frivolous?

by Ken Jennings

It's May, and that means only one thing to all men and women of good will: National Beverage Day on the sixth of this month! We all love a refreshing beverage, but how much do we really know about them? If you're thirsty for knowledge, take a deep, satisfying swig of Jeopardy!'s Ken Jennings, who will be debunking drink-related disinformation all month. As Alexander Pope once said, "A little learning is a dangerous thing, / Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring"!

The Debunker: Was the Famous McDonald's "Hot Coffee" Lawsuit Frivolous?

It's Exhibit A for people who blather on about scheming lawyers, credulous bleeding-heart juries, and the damage done to this country by frivolous lawsuits. In 1992, a 79-year-old woman named Stella Liebeck ordered a cup of coffee from a McDonald's drive-thru, and then proceeded to spill it all over herself after she'd driven away. Despite the fact that she'd spilled the coffee on herself, through no fault of McDonald's employees, a jury awarded her $2.86 million. What an injustice! What happened to the tough, self-sufficient Americans who tamed the frontier, am I right? When did we become such sissified, litigious snowflakes?

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Monday, May 08

Music Monday: Advice Songs

by Scott Lydon


Happy Music Monday! Need some advice? Maybe you can get it from a song! Scott's found five advice songs that might lead you to being a better you. No promises, though. You have to WANT to change.

Baz Luhrmann - Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)

 

Before he was a director, he was a great songwriter! Well, okay, maybe "great" is being kind. But this song did chart, and a lot of people still remember it from their young, glorious days. And hey, it's not wrong. You should wear sunscreen when you can.

More advice coming up. For Heaven's sake, take it!

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Saturday, May 06

 

Friday, May 05