Archive for July 15th, 2011
(CNN) — You may remember her as the title character from NBC’s “Blossom,” or recognize her as brainy Amy Farrah Fowler on the CBS hit comedy “The Big Bang Theory.”
Mayim Bialik has made a name for herself in the entertainment business, but she’s also had a lesser-known career in a similar field as her “Big Bang Theory” character: neuroscience.
Bialik, 35, who will attend her first San Diego Comic-Con next week, studied neuroscience at the University of California, Los Angeles. She’s also written a book about parenting based on the science of hormones involved in parent-child bonding, to be released by Simon & Schuster in 2012.
“Not that you need a neuroscience degree to be a good parent… but my reflections on parenting are absolutely informed by my understanding of the hormones of attachment, which were the subject of my thesis,” she said.
The daughter of teachers and the granddaughter of European immigrants, Bialik was studious as a teenager and always knew she wanted to go to college, even while on “Blossom.”
“I basically walked off the television and onto the UCLA campus,” she said.
Hot on the heels of all this Google+ madness, Microsoft has “unintentionally” leaked its own social networking platform. Whether this is a grab at all the hype or a genuine mistake on the part of some IT guy, we still have one question: What the heck is a Tulalip? I kid… Fusible, which picked up the story first, discovered that the name Tulalip is also the name of a Native American tribe located near Redmond, Washington, Microsoft’s home turf.
The teaser page pictured below was published to the web today on socl.com, which is apparently owned by Microsoft, reports Fusible. There are rumors that Microsoft is the lucky buyer of Social.com, which would mean they paid $2.6 million for the domain name alone.
Fox News’ Eric Bolling: ‘I Don’t Remember’ Any Terrorist Attacks On America During President Bush’s Term (VIDEO)
Fox News host Eric Bolling pulled a Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday, asserting that there were no terrorist attacks on “American soil” during President Bush’s term in office.
Giuliani famously made a similar assertion in early 2010, saying, “we had no domestic attacks under Bush.” Of course, the 9/11 attacks happened under Bush.
Bolling’s misstatement came during a discussion on the network’s Glenn Beck replacement show, “The Five.” He and a panel—which included former Bush spokeswoman Dana Perino—were arguing about whether Bush had been guilty of “fear-mongering” during his tenure. Panelist Bob Beckel said that the former president had used fear-mongering around the non-existent weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. As he attempted to continue his point, Bolling cut him off and started to move on to the next segment.
“America was certainly safe between 2000 and 2008,” he said. “I don’t remember any attacks on American soil during that period of time.” Nobody on the panel challenged this comment.
ANDERSON, Ind. — An Anderson business owner said that four children broke into his ice cream truck about midnight Sunday. How does he know? It was all caught on video.
Mark Bragg, owner of Circus Time Ice Cream, said video captured by his security system shows the children approaching the truck near the intersection of 29th and Pearl streets on bicycles. Based on his observation of the video, Bragg said the children did not appear to be much older than 10 years old.
Bragg said he lost about $100 to $150 worth of ice cream, but his ice cream truck was not damaged.
“How they were able to pry open the doors to the truck without damaging them, I don’t know,” said Bragg.
Bragg said his insurance doesn’t cover losses, but said he was more concerned about the fact that there were children out on the street unattended at midnight. Anderson’s juvenile curfew is 11 p.m.; ages 15, 16 and 17 have 1 a.m. curfew on Friday and Saturday nights.
Vandal suspect blamed for painted penis says he was angry | Houston & Texas News | Chron.com – Houston Chronicle
Creeping up to the front porch of a darkened house on the quiet, dim-lit street in West University, a young man begins to paint a giant penis on the front door.
The phallic roguery didn’t end there. Nineteen-year-old William Tyler of Houston admits he painted another one on the side of the home on Arbuckle.
Tyler told West University police he was angry at a resident of the house, who he said was “harassing his cousin.”
So a little after 2 a.m. June 8, in addition to the penises, Tyler also spray-painted “whore” and “slut,” along with other obscenities, on the victim’s Lexus and Toyota vehicles in the driveway, according to court documents.
He admitted to West University police that he poured paint stripper on top of the cars before gluing coins to the vehicles and placed some grass killer on the lawn.