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34658670-09231722.jpg“Mayor” Of Hollywood Dies: Johnny Grant, the beloved honorary mayor of Hollywood, was found dead in bed at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, where he lived. He was 84.

34658440.jpgGadget Freaks Are All OCD: Reporter Alex Pham has a fantastic piece about the lengths nerds will go to at CES to avoid germs. We guess it’s hard to build up your immune system when you spend all your time indoors, by yourself, playing World of Warcraft.

ALeqM5gu2lfxcgV7JVOhOt7DDO5dtBI2PQ.jpegNBC Is Ridiculous: But so is the notion that there is such a thing as “news” anymore. If you need us, we’ll be in the kitchen. With our heads in the oven.

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