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R.I.P. All These Cancelled TV Shows

It happens every year — you get attached to some new TV show, only to learn five or six episodes in that it’s not coming back after its debut season. It’s the sad lifecyle of TV — if a show doesn’t make the desired ratings, it’s gotta walk the plank. In the last few days, networks have been announcing their latest round of cuts — most which won’t surprise you (who ever watched “Gifted Man,” anyway?) But there are some surprises (“Pan Am” seemed to do pretty well). After the jump, all the TV shows that are getting canned to make way for new TV this fall. Keep reading »

Now, Even Your Clothes Hangers Will Feature Facebook

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Facebook is everywhere, all the time — and now, it’ll be able to follow you into the mall, even if you don’t have a smart phone. That’s because new retail technology has created digitized hangers that are linked up to Facebook. Every time someone “likes” an article of clothing online, the hanger updates the number of likes the piece of clothing receives in real time. That way, if you’re shopping alone, you can still crowdsource your outfit. Choosing between two leather jackets, for example? The digital hanger will allow you to use one more metric in deciding. Maybe you’ll choose the one with more Facebook likes, figure retailers. So far, the system is being tested out in Brazil. But one possible glitch that’s already been discussed? When people put the right clothing back on the wrong hanger. For the fashionably insecure, that’s sure to spell disaster. [Mashable]

The Incredible, Inedible Inflating Dog

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It’s great the way the Russians keep innovating when it comes to weird pet tricks. Like take this guy, who blows in his dog’s face and causes the dog to “inflate.” If I blow in my parent’s dog’s face, Roxy just tries to lick me. Clearly Russian dogs are better. [Neatorama]

“Back To The Future”‘s Bully Explains Everything

Remember Biff, the dumb villain in all three “Back To The Future” movies? The guy who famously told Michael J. Fox to “make like a tree and get out of here?” Well his real name is Tom Wilson, and people stop him all the time to talk about the movie series and ask him a bunch of questions. So he decided to cut to the chase and create a postcard that answers virtually any and all “Back To The Future”-related question you might have. Like, is Crispin Glover really as weird as he seems? (Answer: Not as weird as he wishes he was). And what was it like to work with the Delorean (Answer: Annoying). Read the whole postcard after the jump! Keep reading »

Need A Job? This Brooklyn Writer’s Looking For A Muse, NBD

Office work is such a bore, am I right? Which is why this offer to just sit around listening to this “writer” tell “stories” and type them out sounds like a really great job opportunity. Of course, he’s not looking to pay just anyone to be his muse: you’ve got to be an attractive female and a good listener. You don’t even need to be a good speller, because he’s got someone for that. And don’t worry, the stories are “mostly really good.” I mean, he says they are, so they must be. [Craigslist]

Justin Bieber, Jon Hamm Help Celebrate “SNL”‘s 100th Digital Short

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Maybe you love Andy Samberg and co.’s weekly “Saturday Night Live” Digital Shorts. Maybe you don’t. Either way, you have gotta watch this clip if only to catch Jon Hamm thrusting his pelvis in Justin Bieber’s teenage face.

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