Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Curtain Comes Down on Beowulf Alley Theatre

"The golden age is before us, not behind us." - William Shakespeare

Posted By on Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 10:30 AM

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Say goodbye to Beowulf.

The theater sent a press release and published the regrettable news on the official Beowulf website.
The Board of Directors for Beowulf Alley Theatre Company has announced that the theatre at 11 South 6th Ave will be closed, effective immediately. The final performance of Savage Bond, by Steve Holiday, was held Nov. 24. Performances that were scheduled for the remainder of the season have been cancelled, and subscribers will receive refunds for those shows.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Stephen Kardynal's Chatroulette Version of 'Wrecking Ball' Tops Original

Posted By on Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Stephen Kardynal, youtube celeb and comedian, went on Chatroulette and sang his version Miley Cyrus' Wrecking Ball in his own (sick) way. Kardynal also went as far as tying a giant fitness ball to the ceiling, wearing the tighty whities and licking a sledge hammer. The responses from the unsuspecting Chatroulette fans is priceless.

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A Video Survey of American Dialects Makes You Realize That You're the Only One Who Speaks Correctly

Posted By on Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Apparently, there are people in the country that call water fountains "bubblers," people that call pecans "pee-cans," and it seems there are folks that call bags "begs." The point is, everyone talks funny and, in my opinion, uses the wrong words for everything... and this video proves it.

Over the years, researchers have studied the differences in American dialects (see this 2003 Harvard Dialect Survey, as well as this 2013 NC State Survey, though I don't recommend you start digging through either while you still have something to do today), and The Atlantic has taken a swing at their own version of the map, using questions from the Harvard survey:

For the video above, we called people across the country to ask them a few of Vaux's questions, then layered the answers with maps based on Katz's. You'll hear what Philadelphians call a group of people, the many ways of pronouncing "pecan," and what Southerners mean when they say "the devil is beating his wife."

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Up in Non-Smoke? Arizona Officials Want to Keep Kids From E-Cigarettes

Posted By on Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 1:00 PM

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Electronic cigarettes are becoming more popular with today's youth. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, high school students' use of e-cigarettes grew 2.8 percent in 2012. Arizona legislators, law enforcement officials and anti e-cigarette advocates recently worked to pass legislation limiting sales of the surrogate smokes to ages 18 and over. They're hoping the Arizona law might become a national model.

Dr. Sara Bode, a member of Arizona’s chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, said the law that took effect in Arizona in September sends an important message that e-cigarettes still deliver nicotine that impairs memory and can lead to cigarette smoking and other addictions.

Is this one case where what's good for Arizona is good for the rest of the country?

In September, Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne and 39 other attorneys general sent a letter asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to expand to e-cigarettes the current prohibition on advertising and marketing tobacco products to youth.

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Boredom And Daydreaming Makes Better Employees

"Boredom is rage spread thin."

Posted By on Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 11:30 AM

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Do you often find yourself daydreaming and bored to tears while on the clock? Researchers at the University of Central Lancashire in England have found that boredom helps with creativity and it gives us the time to daydream. Earl Nightingale once said, "You'll find boredom where there is the absence of a good idea."

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Obama Interrupted by Heckler's Call to Stop Deportations

Posted By on Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Yesterday President Obama was interrupted by a heckler during his speech on immigration reform in San Francisco. The young man started shouting at the president, "You have a power to stop all deportations." The protester asked the President to use his executive order to stop all deportations to prevent thousands of families from being separated.

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Hero Needs a Home

Posted By on Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 9:00 AM

The Humane Society of Southern Arizona presents Hero, a male, 5-month-old, pit bull mix
Reference no: 759821


Why is Hero all smiles? Because he’s safe and pampered after being saved from a life of fighting (story here). Hero is moving on and looking forward to starting a beautiful new life right here in Tucson. He’s always ready to play, eager to explore and elated to make new friends wherever he goes. If you could offer Hero a life of love and promise, please visit the Humane Society of Southern Arizona and ask to meet Hero and his friends. They’ve already come a long way on their journey from being victims of abhorrent brutality to victorious ambassadors enjoying a life free from harm and full of joy. All that’s missing is you! Visit HSSA at 3450 N. Kelvin Blvd., or call 327-6088 for info.

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Monday, November 25, 2013

ASU Retaliates and Defaces Wildcat Family Statue

Posted By on Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 5:00 PM

The wildcat family is spray-painted with ASU. Photo taken Monday, Nov. 25.

  • Maya Sederholm
  • The wildcat family is spray-painted with ASU. Photo taken Monday, Nov. 25.

It's about that time, again everybody. And as you probably know very well, Arizona's biggest rivalry, the game between Sun Devil and Wildcat football, is only days away now. As is tradition, the two schools have taken to showing their spirit by bringing their colors to their opponent's doorstep.

Except this year ASU got their entire 'A', of their 'A' mountain painted— and UA got away with a failed attempt at a first-grade handwriting assignment. In response to a new red coat of paint for ASU's famous 'A', the Devils took to the iconic Wildcat Family Statue on the University of Arizona mall, and sprayed a lackluster ASU on its side.

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