Amy Willerton, Miss Great Britian 2013 … RIP Shirley Temple Black … “Vancouver home to Canada’s first crackpipe vending machines” … want to buy Dwight Howard’s waterfront mansion in Florida? … sad story about a college senior falling asleep outside in the cold and dying … Laura Vandervoort is on the newest Maxim cover … a tiger has killed 10 people in India over the last six weeks … “Iraqi militants accidentally set off own car bomb at training camp, 21 dead” … SUV playing loud music ended up with nine bullet holes … Vermont: America’s heroin capital … want to find a crowd? Find a market niche … the 15 greatest disaster movies of all-time …
“More than $400,000 worth of prime parking for Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium — some 2,000 parking passes and 300 charter bus permits — was purchased, but never used.” [The Record]
Unknown rocker has huge twitter following. Gets newspaper cover. Too bad they didn’t check to see 81% of his twitter followers were fake. [City Paper]
“He did malice and self-loathing like no one else; he could do hurting and shy. His specialty was to add grace-notes to trash. Whether ordinary Joe or monster, each character shivered with complexity.” [Economist]
The 76ers are the second team in NBA history to lose back-to-back games by more than 40 points. Golden State 123, Philadelphia 80. [Philly.com]
“… four out of five Americans with Internet connections still don’t use [Twitter] regularly. Facebook, by comparison, has more than half the U.S. online population covered.” [WSJ]
Rick Reilly is recycling material in his columns like it’s 2009. [Deadspin]
Kansas State 85, Kansas 82, OT. The Jayhawks were just 3-of-17 on 3-pointers. [KC Star]
Remember the Tim Tebow media circus? Wherever Michael Sam gets drafted, except a massive media crush. [NYDN]
Marcus Smart stayed in school to change … but he hasn’t changed in a good way, says columnist. [Oklahoman]
“The richest recruiting story ever told” is not hyperbole and very good. [CBS Sports]
Oh, look, Texas Tech superfan is on a video here making a gesture at a Texas A&M player. [Indy Star]
Seven-foot-one high school kid looks like a Kevin Durant in a mix-tape – same thin frame, crazy length, smooth handle, and surprising range on his jumper. But you can’t mention Durant’s name because … well, a handful of people think it is unfair to the kid. People, man. [College Basketball Talk]
“Social media is a scary, scary, crazy thing,” said Jared Lorenzen. [Cincinnati.com]
This fellow has the best goal scoring celebration of 2014 all locked up. He got a red card and was ejected.
Watch how a forest changes over a year.
Look at this fool try to backflip from one shelf to another. [via Adam]
News anchor confuses Samuel L. Jackson and Laurence Fishburne. Embarrassment and chaos follow.