4 year old shoots a 6 year old.
Six-year-old Brandon Holt has died from injuries sustained when his 4-year-old neighbor shot him in the head with a 22-caliber rifle Monday evening as they played between their New Jersey homes, reports the Asbury Park Press.
The two boys were playing outside in Holt's side yard when the 4-year-old, who has not been named, left to retrieve the 22-caliber rifle from inside of his home. He fired one shot into Holt's head while he sat in a golf cart right beside his garage.
Certainly, DYFS had no reason to inspect that home.
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Film critic Roger Ebert has passed away from cancer at age 70
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Nobel Prize-winning ex-VP Al Gore is back in the news: He just sold his underperforming Current TV network to Al Jazeera TV for $500 million.
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In which your resident music major shits on a film you will probably like. Also: If you need a spoiler alert for Les Mis, WTF?
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By now you've probably seen the picture: A man pushed onto the tracks of the NY subway struggles to climb back on the platform while the train bears down on him. The venerable tabloid the New York Post captions the image "Doomed", and the poor man, Kee-Suck Han, was killed by the train. Now the question is this: did the newspaper photographer do everything in his power to save the doomed man, or did he worry more about getting the picture?
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The British Broadcasting Company is one of the most distinquised media entities in the world. Unshackled by advertisers, they have produced amazing programming and are famous for their fearless news reporting. That is, right up to now, when they have been beset by 2 1/2 or 3 simultaneous scandals.
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Some conservatives apparently think that Rubert Murdoch favours gay marriage and that his media outlets have been "in the tank for Mitt Romney" in 2008 and 2012. They start to wonder if they will have to start their own media outlet to rival Fox News to get their message out.
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With all the attention on the Aurora shooting, we haven't discussed the actual movie.
I saw it this past weekend.
Reviews I had heard going into it generally agreed that it wasn't as good as the second one but was maybe on par with the first.
My personal opinion-- shared by two of the three people with whom I had seen it-- was that it was better than the second and certainly darker. It's a rare one that I'm likely to see a second time in theater as I'll be visiting family this weekend and some of them still want to see it.
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Nipping the heels of fashion, some publishers turn to bold book covers to repackage classic novels by Jane Austen and Emily Brontë for the post-Twilight teen market.
Others have opted for a more controversial approach in aiming for a more mature audience. Jane Eyre, for example, is getting a "Mary Sue with heaving bodice" rewrite to capture some of the Fifty Shades of Grey demographic.
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The thread on Prometheus brought to my mind that Sci-fi movies and television have really been very blah lately. The Star Trek reboot was entertaining, but most of what's out there right now either consists of thriller / horror movies that happen to be set in the future, or summer blockbuster fare (Men in Black, Avatar, Battleship). I know there have been a few decent indie movies out there like Moon, but nothing that's really hit the mainstream. Good hard old school sci-fi needs something that can do for the genre what Game of Thrones did for fantasy - something for HBO or Showtime (or maybe Netflix?) to take and adapt into an adult series that takes itself seriously, has high production values, and deeply explores the genre. There are certainly some viable candidates out there - let's talk about what you'd like to see adapted into a Thrones like TV series or a Lord of the Rings style feature film.
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Saw it last night and thought it was pretty good. Did you see it? Did you like it?
At least as memorable as the movie itself was the 25 minute delay while the theater re-booted their computer because the movie started skipping during some of the more intense action scenes.
Spoilers, some minor, follow in the body.
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Ray Bradbury, the author who brought true artistry to the world of Science Fiction, has died at the age of 91, in Los Angeles. Rest well, Ray.
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The Internet is filled with conspiracy theories, where ideas like the 9/11 Truffers and Obama's birth certificate fill gigabyte after gigabyte of the aether. But in Korea the same thing can happen with a hiphop artist.
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