Roundup: Twitter's IPO a Success; New Knee Ligament Discovered; New RoboCop Trailer

dianamorales3Diana Morales … More unflattering footage of Toronto mayor Rob Ford comes to light. … NBA released some ugly Christmas Day jerseys. … The Cubs hired Rick Renteria as their new manager. … ‘Super typhoon’ pummels the Philippines. … There’s going to be a new Star Wars movie released Christmas 2015. … Twitter’s IPO opened strongly. … Jay Cutler cleared to play on Sunday vs. the Lions. … Portland defeated Seattle in the MLS playoffs. … Hummus-flavored ice cream? … New Jersey police stumble upon a hallucinogenic drug operation. … Florida man arrested for calling 911 after his cat denied entry to strip club. … George Brett confronted an autograph hound at the KC airport. … Chinese man sues wife for ugly children — and wins. … Freddy Adu got cut by another soccer team.  … Netflix/Marvel creating FOUR new superhero shows. … Putin puns, yo. … Ben Stiller almost made a movie called, “Go to Hell, Mike Piazza.” … NCAA will use a new baseball in hopes of generating offense. … Dogs killed by Africanized bees in St. Petersburg, Fla. … Another teacher arrested for an affair with student. … Happy Birthday Morley Safer (82); Mary Hart (63); Lief Garrett (52); Gordon Ramsay (47); Tech N9ne (42); Giancarlo Stanton (24). … Enjoy the weekend.

Is Apple using indentured labor? [Bloomberg]

Kid in tiger suit + Tiger cub = cute video of the day. [Hyper Vocal]

Maryland is launching a PR campaign to improve reaction to Big Ten move. [Baltimore Sun]

Seven years later, the Brian Pata murder case remains unsolved. [Fox Sports]

A close look at a Georgia high school football rivalry. [Inside Athens]

Explaining Twitter’s IPO. [Guardian]

What’s wrong with Homeland? [THR]

New ligament discovered in human knee. [National Post]

King of Gore dinosaur ruled before the T-Rex [NatGeo]

Power in short supply on MLB free agent market. [Yahoo!]

Review of Randall Cunningham’s “Football Life.” [700 Level]

There’s a restaurant where you aren’t allow to talk. Obviously it’s in Brooklyn. Obviously Vice wrote the story. [Vice]

“Why is America so Robo-phobic?” — Samuel L in new Robocop trailer. Michael Keaton, too!

Adidas already has a new World Cup ad, club drugs optional.

Russian police ‘Get Lucky.’

Mud gets a red card.

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