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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Blue Bloods Season Finale Review: "The Blue Templar"

After a full season of hints, allusions, and foreshadowing, "The Blue Templar" was finally front and center for the finale of Blue Bloods.
Once Jamie told the family about his private investigation into Joe's death, things took off pretty quickly. Frank took over and delegated tasks to Danny, Henry, and Erin, the only people he deemed he could trust.

Blue Bloods Season Finale Review: Frank's emotions were just under the surface as Danny and Erin bickered over whether there was enough evidence to move forward. But the entire family worked this case with a laser focus. This was personal, but catching the bad guys is also the family business.

Jackie definitely had Danny's back on this one but it did make me wonder who had Jackie's? When she called Danny to say she'd been run off the road, he didn't seem overly concerned. We're talking about the Blue Templar here. They killed his brother. I would have thought he'd be a little more concerned for his partner's safety.

Frank was pretty impressive when he stalked out of that SUV for the final take down. He got out of the car looking every bit the part of the enforcer. Of course, having an ESU team backing him certainly helped.

Having the song Highway to Hell playing in the background as they busted this crew was a nice touch, as well.

I'll miss Malevsky. When he just about smiled as Frank asked who killed his son, it was downright evil. He managed to be sleazy, intimidating, and highly entertaining, but taking his own life was a fitting send off for this character.

Jamie took a backseat in this investigation as Frank said there were too many eyes on him. That made sense but it seemed odd that the one person who spearheaded this from the start was left out for most of the conclusion. I was happy to see him included in the final take down. It was a moment of closure for the entire family.

Only the Reagans argue over who's going to say grace at family dinner because everyone actually wants to.

Blue Bloods grew stronger throughout its first season. I'll miss the Reagan clan over the summer but I'm excited to have them over for dinner again come fall.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 teaser trailer sees 'America under siege' (update: more teasers)

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Just hours after new details on the game came to light, Activision has launched the first of likely many teaser trailers for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 via Facebook. Subtitled "America Under Siege," the all-too-brief clip drives home the fact that a focus of the modern combat occurring in this installment will be the USA's own front lawn.

Enough explaining -- you can watch the 30 second video (reminiscent of the one used to debut Modern Warfare 2 in 2009) after the break, after which we're sure you'll have all sorts of plot theories to share in comments. Make us proud!

Update: We've added three more clips from Activision just after the break, teasing France, England, and Germany.

COLBERT: Rick Santorum's Long-Term Google Sex Term Problem Is Not As Bad As Chris Lee's "Short-Time Craigslist Problem"

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Stephen Colbert fully supports Rick Santorum for 2012.

Santorum's major asset: name recall.

His major flaw? Also, name recall.

As most people know by this point, the top Google search result for Rick Santorum is an obscene sex term assigned to him by Dan Savage.

After Santorum compared man-on-man sex in 2003 to man-on-dog sex, Savage told his readers to "Google bomb" Santorum, so the top search result for his name would be a graphic sex term. (If you want to know what it is, just Google it).

The Google bomb worked, and Rick Santorum has been complaining lately about how this is the cross he must bear.

But Santorum complaining about it is only making the problem worse, and last week his name was one of the hottest search terms on Google.

"By now the only people who haven't heard about this are the Amish," said Colbert. "He'll do well with the Pennsylvania Dutch."

Oh, well. At any rate, Colbert makes the point that a long term Google problem like Santorum's is still better than a short-term Craigslist problem like Chris Lee's, (who resigned within 3 hours after Gawker broke the story that Chris Lee had sent sexy topless pictures of himself to a woman on Craigslist.)

SONG PREMIERE: Lady Gaga – Judas

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“Judas” is here! Lady Gaga surprised fans with an early release of her highly-anticipated new single from Born This Way on Friday afternoon. Listen to the RedOne-produced smash after the jump and let us know what you think about the song!

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Spanish golfer Seve Ballesteros dead at age 54

Madrid: Five-times major winner Seve Ballesteros, regarded by many as golf's greatest shot-maker, was one of the most gifted and charismatic players to have graced the game.

The Spaniard, who died at his home in northern Spain on Saturday at the age of 54, thrilled fans across the globe with his swashbuckling style, magical touch around the green, creativity and passion for the sport.

After revealing in October 2008 that he had a brain tumor, Ballesteros had four operations before undergoing a course of chemotherapy.

Spanish golfer Seve Ballesteros dead

He appeared in public again for the first time in mid-2009 to a standing ovation and only last October seemed in high spirits and was cracking jokes at a symposium on brain tumors supported by his foundation.

His family announced Friday that his neurological condition had deteriorated severely.

"Today, at 2.10 a.m. Spanish time (0010 GMT), Seve Ballesteros passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at his home in Pedrena," they said in a statement on the player's personal website (

The final cause of death was respiratory problems, the statement added.

Ballesteros piled up 87 titles worldwide, 50 of them on the European Tour, and his sublime golf skills were more than a match for his erratic driving while in his pomp.

A winner of three British Opens and two Masters titles, he gave the European game a much-needed lift in the late 1970s. Along with Briton Tony Jacklin, he was chiefly responsible for reviving Europe's fortunes in the Ryder Cup team competition.


Ballesteros became a father figure for Spanish golf and replaced American Arnold Palmer as the game's most flamboyant and charismatic figure.

From the age of seven, he was using a cut-down three-iron on the beach near his home in Santander and this helped him master the art of the manufactured shot from just off the green which lasted throughout his career.

Ballesteros arrived on the international scene, virtually unheralded, at the 1976 British Open as a 19-year-old of raw talent with an extraordinary swing which seemed to turn 360 degrees.

That exuberant swing frequently came close to knocking him off his feet with its momentum long after his golf ball was sent soaring into the distance.

Ballesteros did not triumph that week at Royal Birkdale -- he was beaten by the then-dominant American Johnny Miller -- but a hero was clearly born and European golf was back in business as a force to rival the Americans for the first time in years.

In 1979, the gifted Spaniard won the first of his British Open titles at Royal Lytham after conjuring magical rescue shots from all parts of the course. One such recovery earned him the epithet of: "Car Park Champion."

American Ben Crenshaw, a double Masters winner and keen student of the game, said of Ballesteros: "Seve plays shots I don't even see in my dreams."


In 1980, Ballesteros won his first green jacket at Augusta National, becoming the first European to clinch victory at the Masters since it was first held in 1934.

Another followed three years later and in 1984 he again lifted the prized British Open claret jug at the home of golf, St Andrews.

In 1988, he claimed his fifth major title in the British Open at Royal Lytham. At the age of 31, he was apparently only just entering his prime as a golfer.

Career highlights:

- 91 professional victories, including five major titles, nine PGA Tour wins and 50 European Tour victories.

- Six-time winner of the European Tour Order of Merit (1976, 1977, 1978, 1986, 1988, 1991).

- Three-time European Tour player of the year (1986, 1988, 1991).

- Inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1999.

Major championships

Masters: Two-time winner, 1980 and 1983.

British Open: Three-time winner, 1979, 1984, 1988.

US Open: Best finish, third, 1987.

PGA Championship: Best finish, fifth, 1984.

Ryder Cup: Ballesteros helped Europe beat the United States in 1985 to begin two decades of dominance. He also captained Europe to victory in 1997 at Valderrama, Spain.

Rick Santorum 2012 Announcement: Former Senator Launches Presidential Exploratory Committee

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Former senator Rick Santorum announced the launch of a presidential exploratory committee for the next election cycle on Wednesday night during an appearance on Fox News.

Earlier in the day, Santorum alerted his supporters that he would be addressing the next step of his decision-making process ahead of 2012 on the network.

"Over the past two years, I have traveled our great nation listening to people express their concern for the future of America," he wrote in an e-mail. "Throughout this journey, my wife Karen and I have been incredibly humbled by the encouragement I have received to run for president in 2012."

While recent polls haven't shown Santorum running toward the front of the potential GOP presidential pack, the former senator came out on top of a straw poll taken at the Greenville County Republican convention in South Carolina last weekend.

The AP reports:

Santorum is a favorite of social conservatives and represented Pennsylvania for two terms in the Senate. He has been busy laying the groundwork for an expected presidential campaign for months. He lacks the name recognition and organization of his better-known rivals. But social conservatives, who hold huge sway in the early nominating contests in Iowa and South Carolina, are far from settled on a preferred candidate in a field that lacks a clear front-runner.

The Los Angeles Times recently reported that Santorum described himself as a "tortoise" and overlooked in the GOP presidential field, though soon that would perhaps change.

"I'm out there -- 13 trips to Iowa, 14 trips to South Carolina, my trips to Nevada, talking to groups that can be helpful in this process," he said. "I'm just trying to take one step after another and do my best."

Santorum said on Wednesday night that now the real test for him is whether he can raise enough money to run a competitive campaign.

Last month, Santorum was suspended in his role as a contributor to Fox News, along with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, in the wake of the former lawmaker signaling plans to explore the idea of running for president.

On Wednesday night, Santorum addressed the launch of his presidential exploratory effort in an email to supporters. Below, full text of the potential candidate's message.

Dear ______,

You have been one of my long-time supporters, so I wanted you to be one of the first to know of a major step I have taken toward running for President of the United States in 2012.

Tonight during an appearance on the Fox News Channel, I announced that I established a Presidential Testing-the-Waters effort, which will allow me to begin the process of raising the funds necessary to consider a formal candidacy.

And the reason I have done this is simple: In 2008 Americans wanted a president who they could believe in, but after two years they realized that what they needed is a president who believes in them.

It's time for America to be America again -- an America that rewards innovation and hard work, that stands by our allies instead of our enemies, that protects even the most vulnerable of our society, and an America that says every life is to be cherished. That's what I believe in and that's why I'm taking this next step in a possible run for president.

So today I am emailing my long-time friends and supporters, hoping that you will again stand with me as we fight for the future of the country we love and the values we cherish. You have always been by my side through our past fights - whether the 1996 Welfare Reform bill they said could never work, fighting through President Clinton's vetoes of the Partial Birth Abortion Ban, or taking on brutal dictators in Iran and Syria when they said it was not our place to stand up for liberty.

I hope that you will stand with me again as I explore a run for the Presidency.

For more information visit our new website at:
God Bless,

Rick Santorum

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

76th Birthday Of Roger Hargreaves: Google Doodle (16 Doodles)

The diary of all the cool Google logos

76th Birthday Of Roger Hargreaves-Mr Happy Google Doodle

Google Logo published on 9th May, 2010

Check the complete post. We have collected all the 16 logos that were published by Google

Here are the other Google Doodles that can be seen today.

Little Miss Shy

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Mr Slow

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Mr Rush

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Mr Messy

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Little Miss Tiny

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Little Miss Magic

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Little Miss Curious

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Mr Forgetful

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Little Miss Chatterbox

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Mr Dizzy

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Little Miss Naughty

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Mr Bump

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Little Miss Sunshine

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Mr Tickle

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Mr Funny

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Charles Roger Hargreaves (9 May 1935 – 11 September 1988) was an English author and illustrator of children's books, notably the Mr. Men and Little Miss series, intended for very young readers. The books' simple and silly stories, with bright-coloured, boldly drawn illustrations, have been part of popular culture for over 25 years, with sales over 85 million worldwide in 20 languages.