8bitdo releases wireless nintendo nes classic controller
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How many times have you been on the last level of Super Mario Bros. 3, and you get so excited that you jump up and rip the controller out of the system?

10? 20? 100 times?

Your days of leaving Princess Peach to die at the hands of Bowser are over thanks to this wireless Nintendo NES from 8Bitdo. The Retro Receiver set turns your brand-new NES Classic into the system of your wireless dreams, allowing you the full range of excitement that comes with beating Super Mario Bros. 3.

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The set comes with an NES30 controller, a USB charging cable, and bluetooth reciever. Only one per box, though. Also, as Mashable was quick to point out, you can use the receiver for almost any “current-gen wireless controller other than Xbox,” meaning you can use PS4 or Wii controller on this bad boy.

The controller ships on December 16 and costs $39.99 on Amazon.

canadian police punish drunk drivers with nickleback
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Drinking and driving is a dangerous practice that still far too many people do. It’s not surprising. People go out, have a few too many, and either think they’re “cool to drive” or just don’t care. It’s a very serious problem.

And a serious problem needs a serious solution.

In an effort to deter drunk driving, police in Kensington, Prince Edward Island, Canada will be picking the music on the way to jail, and you’re not going to like it.

According to a Facebook post by the Kensington Police Sevice, “When we catch you, and we will catch you, on top of a hefty fine, a criminal charge and a years driving suspension we will also provide you with a bonus gift of playing the offices copy of Nickelback in the cruiser on the way to jail.”

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This is how they remind you not to drink and drive, apparently.

“Now, now, no need to thank us, we figure if you are foolish enough to get behind the wheel after drinking then a little Chad Kroeger and the boys is the perfect gift for you.

“So please, lets not ruin a perfectly good unopened copy of Nickelback. You don't drink and drive and we won't make you listen to it.”


Look, no one wants that. This holiday season, avoid Nickleback by getting a designated driver.

Can you hear that? It’s the sound of “Hello, darkness, my old friend.” Or is that the Curb Your Enthusiasm theme.

Whatever it is, it’s the sound of someone giving into a man that they called a “phony” and “fraud.” At least, that’s the look on Mitt Romney’s face as he eats dinner with Donald Trump as he once again interviews for a job in the Trump administration. He looks scared, broken, and maybe, in danger — harkening back to that time just a few months ago when it looked like New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was being held hostage by our president-elect.

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But don’t take my word for it, Twitter has already had a go at captioning the saddest night of Mitt Romney’s life — and this guy lost a presidential election.

Check out some of the best reactions to the moment when a million voices inside Mitt Romney cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.

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Any leprechaun will tell you, don’t take your eyes off the gold.

Owners of this armored truck, who just left an 86-pound bucket of gold flakes out in the open, learned this the hard way, when a passerby swiped the 5-gallon metal bucket from the unguarded van. Apparently, the guard left to grab their cellphone in broad daylight on West 48th Street in New York City.

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ABC News said, “The thief lugged the gold flakes up the street, taking an hour to complete what would normally be considered a 10-minute walk. He then hopped into a white van and fled.”

It’s like he showed up to rob the place and half the work was done for him. While the suspect is thought to be hiding in Florida, because of course he is, officials should probably just chalk this one up to a “freebie.”

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“I know who would want to take me home,” and it’s not this Oregonian.

Police responded to a report on November 26, after a woman “allegedly told a man to 'shut up' after he obnoxiously whistled the song 'Closing Time' by the band Semisonic near her driveway.” 

No one is immune to the earworm, especially this one-hit wonder, which is probably what drove this woman to involve the police.


Time spoke to Captain Mark Herb of the Forest Grove Police Department:

“It’s not clear if the caller would have been more or less upset if it was a different genre or whether it was just the talent lacking in the whistling,” Herb said.

According to Time

“While the whistler had moved on by the time police arrived, cops still located him and, according to Herb, he was still whistling ‘Closing Time.’ Police officers spoke to the man who said he was upset that he had been told to shut up. Cops sent him on his way, and according to the notes left by the officer in the police log, ‘he whistled his way back home.’”
Via: CBC
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Breathe a sigh of relief, planet Earth, because Netflix is about to make things a whole lot better.

According to an announcement on their blog, “Netflix members worldwide can now download in addition to stream great series and films at no extra cost.”

This means that if you’re about to get on a plane or you’re in the middle of an internet outage, you can still binge Stranger Things, Orange is the New Black, Narcos, and host of other Neflix original movies, as well as non-Netflix produced content.

As of now, it looks like the feature is only available on iOS and Android, no desktop. But it is available right now, so update your app and live free!

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The First Rockefeller Christmas Tree Was a Real Charlie Brown Tree
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The annual Christmas tree lighting at 30 Rockefeller Center in New York City is a hallmark of the holiday season and has been since long before the “War on Christmas” began. Heck, it’ll probably be there long after the “War on Christmas” ends, if a day ever comes.

94 feet tall, the Norway spruce that lights up 30 Rock has five miles of mult-colored LEDs and a Swarovski star packed with 25,000 crystals. Modesty is not this tree’s strong suit. The same could not be said for the first Rockefeller Christmas tree, however. 

85 years ago, on Christmas eve 1931, construction workers stopped building Rockefeller Center long enough to put up a 20-foot-tall balsam tree, which they decorated with cranberries, paper, and tin cans. You can see this Charlie Brown-esque tree in the photo above, along with a foreman “standing on a wooden crate and passing out holiday checks and bonuses to laborers wearing overalls and boots coated in dust,” says Time.

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This was all during the depression, so everyone was understandably pretty miserable. In fact, Rockefeller Center construction was responsible for putting tens of thousands people back to work. “It was also the single largest and most expensive private development in the history of the world at the time,” says Daniel Okrent, author of Great Fortune: The Epic of Rockefeller Center and a former LIFE magazine managing editor.

Two years later, in 1933, the official Christmas tree lighting ceremony kicked off “when a 40-ft.-tall tree illuminated with 700 lights debuted outside the old RCA building. And while NBC broadcasted the festivities on the radio, the first televised tree lighting ceremony took place in 1951 on The Kate Smith Show.”

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