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January 1, 2013
13:35 // 1 year ago

Here’s a CNN report regarding the Ivory Coast stampede. An incredibly harrowing situation. ”My two children came here yesterday,” one woman told Reuters about the incident. “I told them not to come but they didn’t listen. They came when I was sleeping. What will I do?”

12:56 // 1 year ago

Ivory Coast stampede: Dozens killed, hundreds injured after fireworks display

  • 60+ killed last night in a stampede in Abidjan, which took place outside of a football stadium after a fireworks display. Another 200 or more were injured in the incident, which mostly affected children and teenagers. ”I don’t know what happened but I found myself lying on the ground with people stepping on me, pulling my hair or tearing my clothes,” said one woman, who gave her name as Zeinab, regarding the stampede. source
12:51 // 1 year ago
The scene from Times Square as the clock struck midnight. (NBC photo; ht BreakingNews)

The scene from Times Square as the clock struck midnight. (NBC photo; ht BreakingNews)

0:58 // 1 year ago
January 1, 2012

This one’s for Dick Clark, who has not let a stroke get in the way of letting him do what he loves. It’s heartwarming.

(Source: jjangs, via the-bryman-deactivated20120620)

0:01 // 2 years ago
December 11, 2011

Box office has worst weekend in three years — so, what’s to blame?

  • $78 million the amount the entire box office made over the weekend, with the strongest movie being the objectively awful “New Year’s Eve”
  • $68 million the amount the entire box office made on Labor Day weekend 2008, the last time the box office dipped this low source

» A bad crop of films, or something else? With a bunch of also-rans in the theater and two weak films — a movie that scored 7 percent on Rotten Tomatoes in the lead and a Jonah Hill vehicle, “The Sitter,” right behind — to hold up the box office, it may not have been the best week for films … but December is a very strange time of year for the box office to struggle like this. One analyst blames a lack of male-oriented films. We blame a lack of exposure for Foozie Bear, who is by far the the best part of “The Muppets.”

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21:11 // 2 years ago