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Apple Unveils Mega iPad [VIDEO]

Among the big reveals at today’s Apple event was a supersized 12.9″ iPad. TechCrunch reports: Apple CEO Tim Cook called it “the biggest news for the iPad since the iPad.” With the iPad Pro, you can now run two side-by-side iPad Air apps. The iPad Pro isn’t for everyone — hence the name. But for those who already love their …

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United Airlines CEO Resigns Amid Corruption Scandal

The Associated Press reports: The chairman and CEO of United Airlines is stepping down in connection with an investigation into the airline’s dealings with the former chairman of the agency that operates New York-area airports. United Continental Holdings Inc. said Tuesday that Jeff Smisek and two other senior executives had resigned and railroad executive Oscar Munoz was named CEO and …

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This Is An Ad For Something [VIDEO]

Stick around for the amusing twist in this British ad for instant noodles. (Tipped by JMG reader Bryan)

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HYPOCRISY EXPLOSION: Breitbart Slams Muslim Flight Attendant Seeking Workplace Religious Liberty

A flight attendant who recently converted to Islam is suing ExpressJet for suspending her rather than making a “reasonable accommodation” of her newly-found unwillingness to serve alcohol. Gosh, does that sound at ALL fucking familiar? Pam Geller rants at Breitbart: So now we have yet another Muslim workplace lawsuit from CAIR – once again designed to impose Islam on the …

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Drunken Midnight McMuffin

The Twitter feed for McDonald’s is full of “hip” GIFs and videos today as they promote the national roll-out of “all day breakfast.” Crain’s Business reports: McDonald’s is launching all-day breakfast nationwide starting Oct. 6, the latest attempt of the struggling fast-food giant to reverse seven straight quarters of declining sales. The Oak Brook-based chain’s franchisees voted to approve the …

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Google Debuts New Logo [VIDEO]

From the Google corporate blog: The Google logo has always had a simple, friendly, and approachable style. We wanted to retain these qualities by combining the mathematical purity of geometric forms with the childlike simplicity of schoolbook letter printing. Our new logotype is set in a custom, geometric sans-serif typeface and maintains the multi-colored playfulness and rotated ‘e’ of our …

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Apple Disputes Report That Nearly Half Of Its Streaming Music Subscribers Are No Longer Using The Service

Last week the research company MusicWatch published a report which claims that 48% of Apple Music subscribers are no longer using the service even though the initial three-month free period has not yet expired. Apple, quite naturally, is disputing that claim. Motley Fool reports: Earlier this month, the consumer-electronics leader revealed that there were 11 million users of Apple Music, …

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DENVER: City Council Members Object To Proposed Chick-Fil-A Outlet In Airport Food Court

Most of the opposition to new Chick-Fil-A stores has died down since CEO Dan Cathy declared last year that he is shutting up forever about same-sex marriage. But the issue resurfaced this week at a meeting of the Denver City Council. The Denver Post reports: Councilman Paul Lopez called opposition to the chain at DIA “really, truly a moral issue …

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AFA Claims Victory As Hilton Drops In-Room Porn

The American Family Association is declaring victory over perversion today, reporting that Hilton Hotels no longer offers in-room adult movies. Via press release: Since 1992, AFA has been pleading with Hilton to get out of the pornography business. We’re glad to announce that efforts by AFA and our friends at Morality in Media (MIM) have been fruitful. Over the years, …

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Hilarious Troll Battles Haters On Target’s Facebook Page

Using the Target logo and a fake name, a hilarious troll took to Target’s Facebook page to battle the haters who are ever so pissed about the company’s coming gender-neutral toy aisles. AdWeek has the details: Brands can’t be as honest as they might like in dealing with haters on Facebook. But sometimes other Facebook users can do it for …

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NEW YORK CITY: Chick-Fil-A Megastore Opens In October

During the Great Chicken Uproar of 2012, then-NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn demanded that the NYU cafeteria close its tiny walk-up Chick-Fil-A window, which was the chain’s sole outpost in the nation’s largest city. NYU declined to act. A few months ago I reported that Chick-Fil-A had signed a deal to open a megastore near Manhattan’s Herald Square. This week …

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Columbia House Declares Bankruptcy

Yeah, I got suckered into this scam back in high school and you probably did too. NBC News reports: The music died for Columbia House on Monday when its parent company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. As anyone with a dusty Hootie & the Blowfish album probably knows, Columbia House became popular in the 1990s as the business that …

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Franklin Graham Has The Target Sadz

“I think Target may be forgetting who has made their stores strong. It’s not gender-neutral people out there—it’s working American families, fathers and mothers with boys and girls they love. What’s next? Are they going to try to make people believe that pink or blue baby showers are politically incorrect? I have news for them and for everyone else—God created …

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Tweet Of The Day

Self-described “Cleveland dad and geek” Chris Andrikanich found himself internet famous late yesterday after Google announced that its new parent company is called Alphabet, which happens to be his Twitter handle. It’s against Twitter’s rules to sell screen names, but that hasn’t stopped strangers from telling Andrikanich to hold out for a million dollars. The Washington Post has more about …

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Target Toy Aisles To Go Gender-Neutral

The wingnuts are screaming about this. From Target’s corporate blog: Over the past year, guests have raised important questions about a handful of signs in our stores that offer product suggestions based on gender. In some cases, like apparel, where there are fit and sizing differences, it makes sense. In others, it may not. Historically, guests have told us that …

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