by THECOUNT.COM "ALWAYS OPEN! Since 2005!"
on February 6, 2011
by THECOUNT.COM "ALWAYS OPEN! Since 2005!"
on February 6, 2011

Humanoid Robot to Appear on Super Bowl Pre-Game

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A NASA & G.E. built humanoid robot is going to make a special guest appearance on the Super Bowl XLV pre-game show today. This robot is going to be a future astronaut’s assistant who will be onboard the International Space Station.

R2 is going to appear with Howie Long on the show. R2 isn’t going to do anything sports related- the current prototype consists of only a head, torso, two arms and two five-fingered hands. The government doesn’t want to scare you with the ‘other’ robots they have in secret, which in fact can throw a football and run faster than you, a human. You can only see this guy for now.

by THECOUNT.COM "ALWAYS OPEN! Since 2005!"
on February 2, 2011

Anderson Cooper Attacked in Egypt

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CNN reported today that “360″ host Anderson Cooper was punched numerous times in the head as a pro-Mubarak mob surrounded him and his crew trying to cover the demonstration in Cairo, Egypt.

“Cooper then escaped to the roof of a nearby building, where he said on air that he and his crew were trying to get to a neutral zone between protestors and pro-Mubarak supporters when they “were set upon by pro-Mubarak supporters punching us in the head. The crowd kept growing, kept throwing punches, kicks…suddenly a young man would look at you and punch you in the face.””

Cooper told the Live CNN Blog that the attackers “pushed and shoved the CNN crew and punched them in the head… but no one was seriously hurt.”

by THECOUNT.COM "ALWAYS OPEN! Since 2005!"
on February 2, 2011

Magic Johnson Urges Lakers to Trade

Carmelo Anthony may not be the only one who gets a new address if Lakers brass have anything to say about it.

The Lakers, for the first time this season, entertained the “T” word, as in trade. Rumblings of a shakeup began last month when Lakers great Jerry West attributed the team’s lack of defense on their age. Following that loss, Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak admitted that the Lakers would be entertaining trades. Tuesday, Magic Johnson not only echoed those statements, but suggested that a trade was needed to revitalize the the current NBA champions.

“I think we have to,” Johnson said. “We have to do something. The Lakers are not responding and two things showed me that — the Miami Heat Christmas game and then the Boston Celtics game [on Sunday]. When you don’t get up for your two biggest games during the season and you have flat performances, then you have to start looking at trade possibilities to improve the team and bring some energy to the team and bring some new life to the team.” Johnson made the comments following an announcement of naming rights to a football stadium that the former Laker co-owner is attempting to get approved.

With the trade deadline fast approaching, the Lakers are clearly at an organizational crossroads in a season where opponents both in and out of the conference have made significant upgrades. Lethargic play, weak defense and a humiliating 109-96 defeat to the Boston Celtics highlighted the Lakers deficiencies. Despite a record of 33-17, the team remains 7 and a half games back of the Western Conference leading San Antonio Spurs.

No one on the team is untouchable, save for Kobe Bryant due to his no-trade clause. However, the name to garner the most attention should be center Andrew Bynum. The oft-injured center has been a target of acquisition in the past. Although he has underachieved due to his sometimes questionable play and annual injuries, teams are nonetheless enamored with the 23 year-old’s upside.

by THECOUNT.COM "ALWAYS OPEN! Since 2005!"
on February 2, 2011

DUMB: Woman Priority Mails Puppy Intended as Gift

A Minneapolis woman tried to send a live puppy priority mail. Alert postal workers noticed “panting” coming from a box that had tumbled to the ground. After examination, the puppy was found sealed tight in the box, no food was present. After opening the box, postal authorities contacted animal control who took possession of the puppy.

Cops located 39-year-old Stacey Champion at the “return address” written on the box, she is charged animal cruelty. Champion asserted in court that she had shipped the pup “priority” to insure its safe delivery. According to animal control they have not decided if they will give the puppy back to Champion, she has until Friday to try and claim the pup or it will go up for adoption.

by THECOUNT.COM "ALWAYS OPEN! Since 2005!"
on February 1, 2011

New TSA Body Scanner Being Tested Vegas Airport

A new TSA body scanner is being tested at the Las Vegas airport. TSA said that it is being tested because the current one is raising too many privacy issues. We know that it is an invasion of privacy, but what about our health???

This new trial system does not involve new machines. Instead, it relies on new software…yes, that means it is still the old clunky machine, full of radiation, but the new photo that comes from it will make it seem like it’s all ‘okay’. “The ignorant travelers won’t know the difference!”

The new software now discards the x-ray-style image that revealed the contours of your body- you know, the one that showed your private parts. The new image is said to look like a chalk outline of a body at a crime scene. The new software gives your image coverage like clothes!

The new machine takes your picture/scans you, and the machine automatically says “OK” or it doesn’t, then the security lets you pass through if your image makes the cut. If you don’t pass the scan, you have to do the old fashioned pat down stop after the scan…so if you’re packing heat then you know the consequences.

by THECOUNT.COM "ALWAYS OPEN! Since 2005!"
on February 1, 2011

Wife Stabs Kills Hubby Over Hickey

MEDFORD — A woman stabbed and killed her husband after she discovered a hickey on his neck. The couple began fighting at a party and after some yelling and hitting the wife stabbed her husband in the chest, the fight was said to be over a hickey she found on her husband’s neck.

39-year-old Shawntina Burston was arrested at the scene and appeared in court this morning, charged with murder. Burston plead not guilty.