Death hoax: Twitter kills off Nicolas Cage

http://twitter.com/#!/ToddKincannon/status/349703547157356544
Another day, another Twitter death hoax.


The “news” was broken by the renowned site, Global Associated Press, which spelled Cage’s name wrong:
http://twitter.com/#!/Jrlvr88/status/349704578972925953
Actor Nicholas Cage is reported to have died shortly after a snowboard accident earlier today -June 25, 2013.

The actor & novice snowboarder was vacationing at the Zermatt ski resort in Zermatt, Switzerland with family and friends. Witnesses indicate that Nicholas Cage lost control of his snowboard and struck a tree at a high rate of speed.

Nicholas Cage was air lifted by ski patrol teams to a local hospital, however, it is believed that the actor died instantly from the impact of the crash. The actor was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and drugs and alcohol do not appear to have played any part in his death.

Oddly, this “news” story hasn’t been reported by TMZ, AP, or any MSM outlet.


Someone really needs to look into the trails at the Zermatt ski resort: they’ve already claimed Eddie Murphy, Charlie Sheen, Keanu Reeves, Jim Carrey and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/06/25/death-hoax-twitter-kills-off-nicolas-cage/

If You Can Pronounce This Entire Poem Your English Is Better Than 98% Of People. Good Luck…

Are you a crossword freak? Do you try to casually insert the words you read on your word of the day toilet paper into conversation? Well sir, I challenge you to correctly pronounce every word hither and become the true sommelier of words!

Wow, now that’s a tongue twister! I think I need a refund on those years of school. Think your friends can do it? H/T Tickld Share this with them below and find out.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/poem-pronounce/

Kathleen Sebelius earns kudos for brilliant appliance vs. insurance observation


During a conference call with reporters, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius pointed out that getting insurance is different than buying a toaster.

In spite of frequent differences, many think that Sebelius nailed it:


So it’s agreed. Sebelius was correct on her point. #Bipartisanship

It used to be just like buying products online, but apparently not any more:


A long way indeed!


Related:

Ouch! Citizens put pathetic O-care ‘enrollment’ figures in devastating perspective

Spin doctors: White House celebrates O-care enrollment by touting people on Medicaid

Brad Woodhouse on O-Care numbers: Yay, it out-performed Romneycare in Mass.

HHS releases craptacular Obamacare ‘enrollment’ numbers; Citizens want to throw up

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/11/13/kathleen-sebelius-earns-kudos-for-brilliant-applianceinsurance-observation/

I'm Going To Destroy You Tommorow

I'm Going To Destroy You TommorowRead more: http://ifunny.com/pictures/gipxrxzy4e/

Another dramatic tornado video

http://twitter.com/#!/WSMV/status/178638285449596928Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/03/11/another-dramatic-tornado-video/

These 26 Revelations Will Blow Your Mind When You Know Them. I’m Still Baffled By #3.

You may go through life, thinking that you know all that there is to know… but you’d be dead wrong. In fact, there are lots of things that you have experienced in your life that you probably haven’t thought about properly. When you do, after you read these pieces of strange trivia, you’ll feel blown away. What were you like as a baby? How big is the universe? How old is the oldest person alive? All of these questions (and more) will soon be answered. You might just have a headache after you read through these…

1.) The 2nd player in Duck Hunt could control the ducks.

2.) If you’re in a group of 70 people or more, there is a 99.9% chance two will share the same birthday.

3.) 1998 is as far away from today as 2030 is.

4.) There are more possible permutations of the 52 cards in a standard deck than there have been seconds SINCE the Big Bang.

5.) Everyone in the world has been an infant… but no one knows what it’s like to be one.

6.) People graduating college this year have never experienced life without The Simpsons.

7.) Ireland’s population has never fully recovered from the Great Potato Famine of the 1800s.

8.) 1 day on Venus is longer than 1 year.

9.) A human male’s genitals contain enough blood to power three gerbils (ew).

10.) Once you’re dead, no one else will remember your memories.

11.) High school freshman are as old as the Krusty Krab Pizza episode of Spongebob Squarepants.

12.) Mars’s population consists entirely of robots. Watch your back.

13.) When caterpillars undergo metamorphosis, they basically become liquid and then reform back into butterflies.

14.) Only 66 years passed between man achieving flight… and then flying to the moon.

15.) The fax machine was invented the same year as people were on the Oregon Trail (and their oxen died when they tried to fjord the river).

16.) You can spell “upside down” upside down by using the letters “umop apisdn.”

17.) Mike Powell set the long jump record at 29 feet. He launched himself 30 feet forward to do so.

18.) Private Wojtek was a (real) Syrian brown bear cub found in Iran and adopted by soldiers of the 22nd Artillery Supply Company of the Polish II Corps in World War II.

19.) People born blind have never seen a smile… but know to make one when they are happy.

20.) There are more atoms in a glass of water than there are stars in the universe.

21.) You always see your nose, but your brain filters it out.

22.) Russia has a larger surface area than Pluto (17 million square km compared to 16.6 million square km).

23.) Being the oldest person alive means that EVERYONE alive at the time of your birth is now dead.

24.) France was still executing people by guillotine when Star Wars was released.

25.) When you say the word “crisp,” the world travels from the back of your mouth to the front.

26.) If all 7 billion people on earth moved to Texas, it would have the population density of New York City.

(H/T Ebaumsworld) There are so many strange aspects of life you probably haven’t thought about before even in addition to these. Take some time every day to sit back and think. After all, some day you won’t have any more time to do so. Share this odd trivia with others by clicking on the link below.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/bizarre-facts/

Constitution read by House; Protester yells about assault weapons, abortion


Oh, dear.

Man was protesting something regarding assault weapons and abortion, didn’t get a good look.

— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) January 15, 2013

What sparked the pitiful screeching? Why, that pesky Constitution was read on the House floor this morning.

This morning, the U.S. Constitution will be read aloud from the floor of the House of Representatives.

— Eric Cantor (@GOPLeader) January 15, 2013

“Constitution” trending nationwide on Twitter! Tune into CSPAN to watch it be read by your U.S. House of Representatives.

— Rory Cooper (@rorycooper) January 15, 2013

Reading of Constitution underway on the House floor for 2nd time in history. Preamble read by Judiciary Chair Bob Goodlatte, R-VA.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) January 15, 2013

Take notes.RT @gopleader: This morning, the U.S. Constitution will be read aloud from the floor of the House of Representatives.

— Michelle Ray (@GaltsGirl) January 15, 2013

Proud to read a portion of our nation’s #constitution before the U.S. Congress this morning.

— Jeff Fortenberry (@JeffFortenberry) January 15, 2013

The buzz started yesterday, when the plan to read The Constitution was reported.

The US Constitution will be read aloud in the House Chamber tomorrow starting around 10AM. Live on @cspan

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) January 14, 2013

SET YOUR TIVOS RT @markknoller: The US Constitution will be read aloud in the House Chamber tomorrow starting around 10AM. Live on @cspan

— Jordan Fifer (@JordanFifer) January 14, 2013

Even uncomfortable bits? “@gopleader: On Tuesday, the U.S. Constitution will be read aloud from the floor of the House of Representatives.”

— MichaelMathes (@MichaelMathes) January 14, 2013

Seeing Tweets from members of Congress about reading of Constitution Tuesday. Shouldn’t they all have read it BEFORE they were elected???

— Jeannine Otto (@AgNews_Otto) January 14, 2013

[email protected]markknoller @cspan which would take longer to read….US Constitution or Obamacare?

— Sean Hannity’s Hair (@SHannitysHair) January 14, 2013

“It burns! IT BURNS!” — Pelosi RT @markknoller: The US Constitution will be read aloud in the House Chamber tomorrow starting around 10AM.

— Jon Gabriel (@ExJon) January 14, 2013

Heh. Prescient! The Left did seem to be terribly frightened by the thought of exposure to that icky, old Constitution.

@gopleader @repgoodlatte EXPLAIN NOW TO AMERICANS JUST HOW YOU FUCKERS ARE GETTING PAID TO READ THE CONSTITUTION?!!DO IT ON YOUR OWN TIME.

— Tiger (@LibbyLab) January 14, 2013

On #cspan these idiots have NOTHING better to do than read the effing constitution? #teabaggers

— Andrew Haskell (@droidster) January 15, 2013

I knew the #GOP #Teabaggers can’t read! They need someone to read the Constitution to them. We are paying for this? #TGDN #TCOT #SuckIt #p2

— FlickerShow Promo(@MrFlickerShow) January 15, 2013

Classy. Also, racism. Or something.

Paying the GOP to read the Constitution is more productive than paying them to interfere with policy-making because the President is black.

— Tom Wellborn (@TLW3) January 15, 2013

Evidently, someone took it past screeching on the Internet to shrieking in person.

At the end of the reading of the Constitution on the House floor today, I could hear an #Obamite screaming in protest, before adjournment!

— Csinaco (@Csinaco) January 15, 2013

Protester in House chamber waited until members were done reading the constitution before shouting about assault weapons & abortion

— Kelsey Snell (@kelsey_snell) January 15, 2013

VERY loud demonstrator pulled out of House chamber at end of Constitution reading. Yelling about banning assault weapons and abortion.

— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) January 15, 2013

Cops led protester thru Capitol 3rd floor hall, he was yelling “Ban abortion and assault weapons. They’re killing our children”

— Daniel Newhauser (@dnewhauser) January 15, 2013

Protestor just removed from the House chamber gallery.Yelling to “ban assault weapons they’re killing our children.”

— Jill Jackson (@jacksonjk) January 15, 2013

Protester yanked out of House chamber at end of Constitution reading. Continued screaming AT THE TOP OF HIS LUNGS for several minutes after.

— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) January 15, 2013

It took several USCP to pull assault weapons/abortion protester out of chamber. His yells echoed up and down Capitol corridors.

— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) January 15, 2013

Twitter reacted as only it can.

Capitol Hill protester, being hauled out by police, demands a ban of abortion AND assault weapons #purplenation

— Jonathan Strong (@j_strong) January 15, 2013

Bipartisan. RT @dnewhauser: Cops led protester thru Capitol, he was yelling “Ban abortion and assault weapons. They’re killing our children”

— Joseph Diebold (@JosephDiebold) January 15, 2013

And, win.

Ezra Klein hates old material RT @lukerussert: Protestor in the House Gallery as member read the Constitution. Let’s see what this is about

— Rschrim (@Rschrim) January 15, 2013

It is more than “a hundred years old” and stuff, right Ezra?

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/01/15/constitution-read-on-house-floor-protester-yells-about-assault-weapons-abortion/

Jeb Bush : Polls says Bush name hurts his candidacy

Jeb Bush, the former Florida Governor and son and brother to former presidents, seems to have a host of advantages as he jumps into the hyper-crowded field of GOP presidential aspirants.
But the last name… it may be a hindrance.
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s entry into the Republican p… http://www.thecherrycreeknews.com/jeb-bush-polls-says-bush-name-hurts-his-candidacy/

10 Bands You Probably Didn’t Realize Were Christian. And They Rock.

More and more people today are claiming themselves to be atheists. Losing your faith seems like something of a rite of passage in your 20’s now and it is more popular than ever. Interestingly enough, many bands that have been popular over the last few years still claim to be Christian and are quite proud of it. So in a world where it is less popular than ever to be a Christian, these bands are still waving the flag of Christianity.

    <p>Lifehouse</p>                                                        <img class="articleimg" src="http://images.viralnova.com/000/088/594/desktop-1414697687.jpg" width="650" alt="Lifehouse" />                                                                             <a class="social-share"><img src="/images/share.png" alt="share" /> </a>                                    <a href="#" class="facebook addthis_button_facebook" style="float:none"></a>                    <a href="#" class="twitter addthis_button_twitter"></a>                 <a href="#" class="pinterest addthis_button_pinterest_share"></a>                   <a href="#" class="addthis_button_google_plusone google"></a>                                                                                   <a href="http://www.mtv.com/artists/lifehouse/photos/" target="_blank">mtv</a>                                          Lifehouse is not often vocal about their faith, but lead singer Jason Wade is a known Christian and several songs reference the impact of Jesus in his life such as "Breathing" and "Everything."           <p>Anberlin</p>                                                     <img class="articleimg" src="http://images.viralnova.com/000/088/593/desktop-1414697685.jpg" width="650" alt="Anberlin" />                                                                              <a class="social-share"><img src="/images/share.png" alt="share" /> </a>                                    <a href="#" class="facebook addthis_button_facebook" style="float:none"></a>                    <a href="#" class="twitter addthis_button_twitter"></a>                 <a href="#" class="pinterest addthis_button_pinterest_share"></a>                   <a href="#" class="addthis_button_google_plusone google"></a>                                                                                   <a href="http://www.billboard.com/artist/279033/anberlin" target="_blank">billboard</a>                                         Anberlin has stated on numerous occasions that they are indeed Christians but wouldn't classify their music as Christian rock. Despite this, they are often labeled as Christian rock, interviewed in Christian magazines, and even play in Christian music festivals. So...you might be a Christian band, Anberlin.            <p>U2</p>                                                       <img class="articleimg" src="http://images.viralnova.com/000/088/596/desktop-1414697688.jpg" width="650" alt="U2" />                                                                                <a class="social-share"><img src="/images/share.png" alt="share" /> </a>                                    <a href="#" class="facebook addthis_button_facebook" style="float:none"></a>                    <a href="#" class="twitter addthis_button_twitter"></a>                 <a href="#" class="pinterest addthis_button_pinterest_share"></a>                   <a href="#" class="addthis_button_google_plusone google"></a>                                                                                   <a href="http://musically.com/2014/09/16/era-itunes-giveaway-u2/" target="_blank">musically</a>                                         It's not hard to see that U2 consistently puts Christian and Biblical themes into their music. Most of the songs on their album, "Pop" talk about wavering faith, and Bono even addresses Jesus directly.                       <p>Switchfoot</p>                                                       <img class="articleimg" src="http://images.viralnova.com/000/088/591/desktop-1414697684.jpg" width="650" alt="Switchfoot" />                                                                                <a class="social-share"><img src="/images/share.png" alt="share" /> </a>                                    <a href="#" class="facebook addthis_button_facebook" style="float:none"></a>                    <a href="#" class="twitter addthis_button_twitter"></a>                 <a href="#" class="pinterest addthis_button_pinterest_share"></a>                   <a href="#" class="addthis_button_google_plusone google"></a>                                                                                   <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Oh-Gravity-Switchfoot/dp/B000KC6T0S" target="_blank">amazon</a>                                          Switchfoot is often referred to as a Christian rock band; their albums are still distributed to Christian retail outlets through Sparrow Records/EMI CMG, their songs are featured on Christian radio and charts, they play at Christian festivals, and they are presented with Dove Awards (Christian music awards). The band has always philosophically disagreed with this label: "We're Christian by faith, not genre," Tim Foreman explained to Rolling Stone magazine in 2003.            <p>Sufjan Stevens</p>                                                       <img class="articleimg" src="http://images.viralnova.com/000/088/590/desktop-1414697682.jpg" width="650" alt="Sufjan Stevens" />                                                                                <a class="social-share"><img src="/images/share.png" alt="share" /> </a>                                    <a href="#" class="facebook addthis_button_facebook" style="float:none"></a>                    <a href="#" class="twitter addthis_button_twitter"></a>                 <a href="#" class="pinterest addthis_button_pinterest_share"></a>                   <a href="#" class="addthis_button_google_plusone google"></a>                                                                                   <a href="http://www.chartattack.com/tag/sufjan_stevens/" target="_blank">chartattack</a>                                            This indie-acoustic act rose to prominence with his albums, "Michigan" and "Illinois." He is also a prominent Christian, goes to church every Sunday and is willing to openly discuss his faith with anyone who wants to know.          <p>Underoath</p>                                                        <img class="articleimg" src="http://images.viralnova.com/000/088/589/desktop-1414697682.jpg" width="650" alt="Underoath" />                                                                             <a class="social-share"><img src="/images/share.png" alt="share" /> </a>                                    <a href="#" class="facebook addthis_button_facebook" style="float:none"></a>                    <a href="#" class="twitter addthis_button_twitter"></a>                 <a href="#" class="pinterest addthis_button_pinterest_share"></a>                   <a href="#" class="addthis_button_google_plusone google"></a>                                                                                   <a href="http://www.mtv.com/artists/underoath/" target="_blank">mtv</a>                                         This is one of the few bands on this list that openly admits their faith and promotes it. Though the band has been noted for "setting precedent in both Christian rock and beyond", only a portion of their albums are sold in the Christian marketplace.           <p>P.O.D.</p>                                                       <img class="articleimg" src="http://images.viralnova.com/000/088/588/desktop-1414697680.jpg" width="650" alt="P.O.D." />                                                                                <a class="social-share"><img src="/images/share.png" alt="share" /> </a>                                    <a href="#" class="facebook addthis_button_facebook" style="float:none"></a>                    <a href="#" class="twitter addthis_button_twitter"></a>                 <a href="#" class="pinterest addthis_button_pinterest_share"></a>                   <a href="#" class="addthis_button_google_plusone google"></a>                                                                                   <a href="http://loudwire.com/p-o-d-murdered-love-exclusive-lyric-video-premiere/" target="_blank">loudwire</a>                                          P.O.D., Payable on Death, has represented Jesus since their first album in 1994, Snuff the Punk. The band has unabashedly penned songs for Christ, and have spread their testimony every chance they had. The band's frontman is part of a ministry called the Whosoevers that goes around spreading the Gospel to youth around the country.                        <p>Mumford and Sons</p>                                                     <img class="articleimg" src="http://images.viralnova.com/000/088/595/desktop-1414697687.jpg" width="650" alt="Mumford and Sons" />                                                                              <a class="social-share"><img src="/images/share.png" alt="share" /> </a>                                    <a href="#" class="facebook addthis_button_facebook" style="float:none"></a>                    <a href="#" class="twitter addthis_button_twitter"></a>                 <a href="#" class="pinterest addthis_button_pinterest_share"></a>                   <a href="#" class="addthis_button_google_plusone google"></a>                                                                                   <a href="http://popcultureblog.dallasnews.com/2013/09/we-were-there-mumford-sons-at-gexa-energy-pavilion.html/" target="_blank">popcultureblog</a>                                          This folk band has admitted that their lyrics are spiritual in nature and it's easy to see it in some of their songs. Their frontman's parents are even pastors in his home town.           <p>The Avett Brothers</p>                                                       <img class="articleimg" src="http://images.viralnova.com/000/088/587/desktop-1414697680.jpg" width="650" alt="The Avett Brothers" />                                                                                <a class="social-share"><img src="/images/share.png" alt="share" /> </a>                                    <a href="#" class="facebook addthis_button_facebook" style="float:none"></a>                    <a href="#" class="twitter addthis_button_twitter"></a>                 <a href="#" class="pinterest addthis_button_pinterest_share"></a>                   <a href="#" class="addthis_button_google_plusone google"></a>                                                                                   <a href="http://music-mix.ew.com/2013/10/26/avett-brothers-magpie-and-the-dandelion/" target="_blank">music-mix</a>                                         The Avett Brothers have emerged as a hugely popular cult band in the indie-folk world, and have been accepted as basically a secular act even though a lot of their lyrics are very clearly about their Christian faith, with songs like "Me and God" and "Through My Prayers," it's hard to deny their Christian influence.            <p>Evanescence</p>                                                      <img class="articleimg" src="http://images.viralnova.com/000/088/592/desktop-1414697684.jpg" width="650" alt="Evanescence" />                                                                               <a class="social-share"><img src="/images/share.png" alt="share" /> </a>                                    <a href="#" class="facebook addthis_button_facebook" style="float:none"></a>                    <a href="#" class="twitter addthis_button_twitter"></a>                 <a href="#" class="pinterest addthis_button_pinterest_share"></a>                   <a href="#" class="addthis_button_google_plusone google"></a>                                                                                   <a href="http://evanescence.com/" target="_blank">evanescence</a>                                           Evanescence co-founder and original primary songwriter Ben Moody came out of the Christian rock world, so it shouldn&rsquo;t come as a big surprise that many of the band&rsquo;s lyrical themes are either outright religious, or echo Christian themes.   

 See, not all Christian rock is lame. I’m sure you have listened to these bands before and never even realized that you were enjoying some sweet Christian rock tunes.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/christian-bands/

Celebs, others react to news of possible lift of gay Boy Scout ban


D.L. Hughley calls himself a comedian in his Twitter bio, so we’ll take his word for it. His method of arguing for gay rights is a bit short on laughs, though. He called conservative blogger Sister Toldjah a “hooker” after she took issue with his characterization of Chick-fil-A founder Dan Cathy as a racist. Tolerance, right? So what better way to argue for the lifting of a ban on gay Boy Scouts and scout leaders than to call the organization’s uniform “gay”? It’s OK, folks, a liberal said it.

Its past time that Boy Scouts lift their (ignorant, hurtful) ban on gay kids nyti.ms/Vsfpdc

— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) January 29, 2013

NBC News reported earlier today that the Boy Scouts of America is “actively considering” lifting the ban, which it reaffirmed just seven months ago. BSA spokesman Deron Smith told NBC the policy under consideration “would allow the religious, civic or educational organizations that oversee and deliver Scouting to determine how to address this issue.”  In other words, allowing gay members and leaders would become a sort of “troops’ rights” issue.

Boy Scouts talk about ending ban on gay members but will leave it up to local organisations to decide their own policy. owl.li/hcxQF

— Dana B (@common_st) January 28, 2013

Actor Neil Patrick Harris displayed quite a bit more tact that Hughley, although we wonder if “diversity” covers those who have religious or other objections to homosexuality.

Come on, Boy Scouts, do the right thing. Diversity should be honored and valued. There should be a merit badge for it.

— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) January 28, 2013

@actuallynph The new Scout Law should end with “thrifty, brave, clean, and tolerant.”

— Rob Saurini (@Saurini) January 28, 2013

A lift of the ban isn’t quite enough to make Dan Savage happy. It looks like the “my duty to God and my country” clause of the oath would have to go too. Next year, maybe?

Looks like Boy Scouts org may vote to lift ban on gay members – what about ban on atheists? That up for a vote too?

— Dan Savage (@fakedansavage) January 28, 2013

Move over Hughley — you have competition.

Saw on the news Boy Scouts of America bans gay scouts.. Aren’t they all gay??

— Colleen (@Colleeenxoo) January 28, 2013

They’re a little late. Other than the Church, where could you find more child abusers already? @rightwingwatch: bit.ly/14puxbS

— Michael K. Potter (@stumpymccripple) January 28, 2013

https://twitter.com/adamthislife/status/296092339515035648

Wait….gays cant be boy scouts? ……i thought all the boy scouts were gay

— Pierre Phipps (@PrinceCharmingP) January 29, 2013

https://twitter.com/Curtismanley6/status/296093296332259328

Allowing gay Boy Scouts? I thought you had to be gay to be a Boy Scout

— Tyler Wolf (@tylerwolf9696) January 29, 2013

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/01/28/nothings-gayer-than-a-boy-scout-uniform-celebs-others-react-to-news-of-possible-lift-of-gay-scout-ban/