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The 2011 Zombie Invasion Schedule

Zombies make their appearances here and there all through the year, but you will see more of them this month. Between World Zombie Day on October 8 and Halloween on October 31, the nation and even the world will be crawling with zombies. If you are a zombie (or want to be one), find out [...]

Lynyrd Syknyrd to Open BBQ Restaurant at the Excalibur

Quick word association game for you: What’s the first thing that comes to mind when I say “Free Bird.” Jousting? Yeah, me too. “Sweet Home Alabama.” You thought of Merlin, didn’t you? These associations aren’t so far-fetched. Classic rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd just announced that they’re planning on opening “Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer at the [...]

The Stories Behind 5 Familiar Voices

Note: This article was originally published in 2008, before Brenna wrote a book and went on to big things at Mashable. Server migration week continues, so forgive us for reposting a few oldies/goodies. You may not recognize the names or faces, but the voices you know. They might tell you to stand clear of closing doors, [...]

Woody’s Winners, Week 12

NFL WEEK TWELVE Woody posted a pleasant 12-4 record in NFL games last week, and wishes to apologize to all the Tennessee fans out there for jinxing your Titans a few weeks ago by raving about their wonderful play and Super Bowl chances. Sorry about that. A (non-holiday-related) family emergency caused me to miss the Thursday games [...]

Woody’s Winners: NFL Week 7

NFL WEEK SEVEN: Week 6 brought a bit of normality back to the NFL, with fewer head-scratchers than in weeks past. I won 9 of 14 picks, and three of my losses were upsets that didn’t quite happen (including 3-point losses for Washington and Dallas). Still, things are weird in the standings: In the NFC, every [...]

Woody’s Winners, NFL Week 5

NFL WEEK FIVE: Woody ended last week with an even 7-7 record, correctly choosing the Rams in an upset, but blanking by choosing the Dolphins on MNF. That puts me at 34-28 for the year, not bad for a season that’s been wild and wacky one-quarter of the way through. How wacky? Indianapolis has lost [...]

Being Justin Bieber

Imagine that you have the same name as a celebrity. Then imagine having the name of the hottest teen hearthrob of the year: Justin Bieber. The 35-year-old Justin Bieber of Jacksonville, Florida, suffers the consequences. He was kicked off Facebook, presumably for impersonating a celebrity, and he can’t get any sleep because of all the [...]

Woody’s Winners, NFL Week 3

NFL WEEK THREE: By my count, seven teams are expected to start a different QB this week than they did just half a month ago on Kickoff Weekend. Some replacements are due to injury, but others are due to poor performance, and Woody thinks it’s a bit early in the season for any NFL team [...]

RIP Leonard Skinner

Yes, there really was a Lynard Skynard, but his name was Leonard Skinner. Skinner, a gym teacher in Jacksonville, Florida, was the inspiration for the band’s name. Skinner died yesterday at a nursing home in Florida. He was 77. Mr. Skinner never asked to become part of rock ’n’ roll lore. He didn’t even like rock [...]

11 Famous Roommates From the World of Sports

Most of us remember our college roommates as partners in crime who ate all our Easy Mac. Some famous athletes may remember their roommates as “that four-time Super Bowl winner who slept on the bottom bunk,” though. Here’s a look at 11 famous roommate pairings from the world of sports: 1. Tony Dungy and Flip Saunders The [...]