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Contemplating the Mysteries of Existence

Stephen Colbert's already making his unique mark in the late-night spot vacated earlier this year by David Letterman.

The bits he's doing are so different than the bits being done on the other talkers.

Like this one, where he lies down on a blanket in a field and contemplates life with a buddy.

The buddy for this bit - Tom Hanks.

Very funny. Check it out.

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You Learn Something New Every Day

The eastern seaboard of the United States is getting whacked with rain.

Between five and ten inches of the wet stuff in some areas in the mid-Atlantic.

All because of something called a rex block.

It's a weather pattern. Ever heard of it? Neither have I.

But it's real. High pressure to the north blocks low pressure to the south, so the normal weather patterns that flow east to west don't flow so well.

And because of that, and Hurrican Joaquin just off shore, we're talking massive amounts of rain.

Don't ask me. Ask Al Roker.

He's got the low down. And now you know!

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Top 10 Most Malicious Celebrities

The folks at Intel Security released a list of the top ten most malicious celebrities on the planet this week.

The celebrities themselves aren't necessarily malicious.

But doing an Internet search for them will more likely than not land you on a link to a website that's malicious - i.e., capable of whacking you with an Internet virus.

They rated the celebrities according to the likelihood that you'll end a search for them with a virus.
# 10. Actress Nina Dobrev - 13.2% likelihood
# 9. Singer Lorde - 13.6% likelihood
# 8. Actress Betty White - 14% likelihood
# 7. Comedian Amy Schumer - 14.7% likelihood
# 6. Singer Katy Perry - 14.9% likelihood
# 5. Rapper & Mr. Beyonce Jay Z - 15.8% likelihood
# 4. Singer Britney Spears - 16.4% likelihood
# 3. Singer Usher - 16.7% likelihood
# 2. Luke Bryan - 17.6% likelihood
# 1. DJ Armin van Buuren - 17.9% likelihood

Honestly, I've never heard of the last guy.

And I'm too afraid to Google him. Lord knows what might happen!
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You Didn't Come to My Wedding... Here's Your Bill!

This could be one of the most ridiculous things I've ever heard.

A couple in Minnesota was scheduled to attend a wedding, but at the last minute, their babysitter was unable to take care of their kids, so they couldn't go to the wedding.

Things happen, right?

But a couple of weeks afterward, they got a bill in the mail for just under $80, the cost of the two meals that were ordered and not eaten, plus the service and tax charge. The bill came from the new bride and groom.

I wonder if the RSVP fully-disclosed the No-Show Fee?

We should check on that, don't you think?

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Honest Trailers Takes on "Age of Ultron"

We talked about this already. Marvel is releasing the BluRay version of The Avengers: Age of Ultron this week.

So what better time than now to trot out the honest trailer for the movie.

I'm sorry, that's Honest Trailer.

It's the creation of Screen Junkies, a YouTube channel that pulls apart and pokes fun at the movies and TV shows we know and may or may not love.

And this one for Age of Ultron is pretty hilarious

Check it out.
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This Was Necessary Why?

Eighteen years ago, in Romy & Michelle's High School Reunion - it was a movie, let's set the scene - Romy (played by Mira Sorvino) told her high school pals (also played by actors) that she invented Post-It notes.

And obvious lie, and an obvious joke, in the script of a movie.

I mentioned it's a movie, right?

Yesterday, during an interview on The Huffington Post, Mira came face-to-Skype with the actual inventor of Post-Its, a guy named Art Fry.

And she, as Romy, apologized to Art for saying she'd invented Post-It notes.

It's an interesting bit - except no one seemed to know what part he or she was playing.

What do you think?

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"I've Always Hoped that the Good Lord Has a Sense of Humor"

Mark Wahlberg was asked to speak at a ceremony for Pope Francis during the pope's recent visit to the US.

Yes, that Mark Wahlberg. The one who used to be Marky Mark, the one who has starred in some fairly raunchy yet successful films.

Mark's Catholic, so why not get some face time with the guy in charge, right?

During his speech, he mentioned Ted, the movie about a foul-mouthed teddy bear, and asked the pope's forgiveness.

Sort of an odd and out-of-place thing, don't you think?

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On Stage "Redemption"

This weekend's Global Citizen Festival in New York's Central Park saw some inspired musical pairings.

Like Beyonce joining Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam on stage to peform Bob Marley's "Redemption Song."

I don't know the song, so I took a look at Bob Marley's performance, and compared it with Beyonce and Eddie's.

I think they improved on it a bit, and made it their own.

What do you think?

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Scary Turf

This news story on NBC last night is pretty scary.

There are folks out there who believe that crumb-rubber artificial turf could be causing cancer among people who use the turf regularly.

Crumb-rubber is the term used for ground-up automotive tires.

When asked about it, the federal government - in the form of the Environmental Protection Agency - doesn't have much to say.

In fact, they don't have anything to say.

And that's more scary than the possibility that the turf is carcinogenic.

Check out the story...

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"Why is Damon Naked in this New 'Vampire Diaries' Trailer?"

Okay, I've never been interested in the CW's Vampire Diaries.

And seeing naked men? I can take it or leave.

But, my hat's off - and that's it, folks - to Ian Somerhalder, who plays Damon on this show I've never seen.

He posted a trailer for the show on social media - this one to Instagram - that talks about his being naked in it.

Guess what? While he might be, you get to see just his torso, so he just as easily might not be naked.

Clever boy though. He got a ton of hits, and a ton of views for the trailer too.

He must have majored in theater and minored in marketing...

Why is Damon naked in this new Vampire Diaries Trailer...?

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