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08 Mar 2011 13:04


Culture: That foundation probably isn’t up to safety code

  • Up, up and away! The folks over at National Geographic decided to recreate the balloon based lift-off scene from Pixar’s “Up.” I’m probably not giving much away to say they were met with dramatic and whimsically colorful success! source

23 Jul 2010 13:48


Biz: European banks put to the test, couldn’t handle the stress

  • seven banks number of EU financial institutions that failed a stress test
  • $4.5 billion the size of the shortfall the banks collectively faced source

19 Jul 2009 15:34


Biz: Why Exxon is an evil, unbelievably greedy company

  • profits Over the years, Exxon Mobil has been making major profits at levels larger than most of the countries in the world. They’re No. 2 on Fortune’s Global 500.
  • sabotage Over the last 17 years, after a deal that went sour, they’ve actively sabotaged oil fields in Texas, filling them with junk and plugging up wells with explosives.
  • fine In response to all of this, the company could have to pay some $1 billion in fines to the state – which, considering, seems a bit like a slap on the wrist. source

12 Jul 2009 12:32


Biz, Politics: Hollywood: The industry formerly known for its flat screens?

It’s been 50 years since this many 3D movies came out. And if money talks, how’s this: James Cameron’s Avatar will be the most expensive movie ever made. source

18 Jun 2009 21:06


Culture: Pixar gives 10-year-old girl her dying wish: To see “Up” on DVD

  • When I watched it, I had really no idea about the content of the theme of the movie. I just know that word ‘Up’ and all of the balloons and I swear to you, for me it meant that (Colby) was going to go up. Up to heaven.
  • Lisa Curtin • Whose 10-year-old daughter, Colby, was able to see “Up” thanks to some really awesome Pixar staffers who hooked her up with a copy of the DVD. Colby, who was diagnosed with vascular cancer three years ago, died seven hours later. Sad story, but awesome in a heartbreaking way. • source

07 Jun 2009 21:05


Culture: “Up” still up top, “Land of the Lost” bombs, “The Hangover” hangs

  • $44.2 million The second-week take for Pixar’s “Up,” which was followed right behind by “The Hangover,” which earned $43.3 million.
  • $19.5 million The box-office take for Will Ferrell’s “Land of the Lost,” which cost over $100 million to make and got godawful reviews. source

28 May 2009 22:21


Culture: This weekend promises to be awesome for movie fans


23 Mar 2009 21:54


Biz, U.S.: The stock market really liked the bailout news a lot

  • +497 we had a good day, now it’s time to party! source

12 Mar 2009 21:33


Biz: Investors, finally optimistic for once. Stocks are up!

  • +9.5% in the last three days. Whoo, time to party! source