02 Apr 2019

Lady Gaga, ‘A Star Is Born’ big winners at 4th Fishies

Louisville, KY — Convenient pain sufferer and Academy Award procurement expert Lady Gaga and the 2018 remake of A Star Is Born cleaned up at the Fourth Annual Fishy Awards held Monday at the P.F. Chang’s on Shelbyville Rd.

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15 Mar 2019

Clone-like, Colombian spiders named for Star Wars’ Storm Troopers

Perhaps the greatest pleasure in science is naming a new species. You can name animals after your loved ones (or, let’s be honest, yourself), insects after their own weird genitals, and lichens after Lady Gaga. When you’ve made such a discovery, the world is truly your Crassostrea virginica oyster (itself named for the colony of Virginia, which was in turn most likely named for Elizabeth I of England, the virgin queen).

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27 May 2018

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Bombs With $148M Global Debut

Walt Disney and Lucasfilm’s Solo: A Star Wars Story performed at near-worst-case scenario levels this Memorial Day weekend. The film opened with a soft-ish $35.6 million on Friday, including $14m in Thursday previews, before comparatively cratering over the holiday for an $83.3m Fri-Sun and projected $101m Fri-Mon frame. That’s a weak 2.83x four-day weekend multiplier, on par with Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2.73x in 2007) and X-Men: The Last Stand (2.71x in 2006). That wouldn’t be a problem if the overall numbers were bigger, as X-Men 3 and Pirates 3 both set Memorial Day records. Solo did not set any (positive) records.

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25 May 2018

Is ‘Solo’ suffering from ‘Star Wars’ fatigue?

Every new “Star Wars” film brings an excitement that can be felt throughout the galaxy. Yet, this weekend’s “Solo: A Star Wars Story” seems to be missing some of the usual galactic hype.

Is Disney’s Han Solo spinoff, which tells the origin story of the smuggler, suffering from a bit of “Star Wars” fatigue?

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25 Apr 2017

McDonald’s reveals brand new uniform – unimpressed customers make the same savage joke

There’s nothing like putting on a brand new outfit and feeling your finest – until someone tells you it doesn’t look so great.

Imagine the self-confidence levels of McDonald’s staff in the USA after they were given brand new uniforms, only to be mercilessly mocked on social media.

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