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Today on The Daily What Geek: The trailer for The Dark Knight Returns animated flick is out

Elsewhere on the Internets:

  • Sympathetic: Jayson Blair, to ex-New Yorker writer Jonah Lehrer's struggle to tell the truth
  • Embarrassed: A Muslim TV reporter at the Olympics, after he was kissed by a fan while observing Ramadan
  • Arrested: The 17-year-old who harassed Olympian Tom Daley about his dad's death on Twitter
  • Vindicated: The 11-year-old who bungled the national anthem at a MLS game this past weekend
  • Approved: A laser treatment to reduce stretch marks, by the FDA
  • Announced: Mitt Romney will announce his VP pick via smartphone app
  • Sued: Nielsen, for billions, for allegedly manipulating TV ratings data
  • Tapped: Bill Clinton, to give a coveted prime-time address on the second night of the Democratic National Convention

Lunchtime Lady: Lisa Zalic

Lunchtime Leisure: Spelunky

Lunchtime List: 13 People Who Don't Know What "Literally" Means

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Today on The Daily What Geek: Peter Jackson confirms The Hobbit will be split up into three movies

Elsewhere on the Internets:

  • Claimed: Obama is a descendant of the first enslaved African-American, by Ancestry.com
  • Insulted: Palestinians, by Mitt Romney's racist comments at a fundraiser in Israel
  • Witnessed: A UFO, at Friday's Opening Ceremonies
  • Added: Gay marriage, to the Democrats' official convention platform
  • Suspended: A journalist who's been sh*t-talking NBC via Twitter
  • Dismissed: Sarah Palin, as a mistake, by Dick Cheney

Lunchtime Lady: Joanna Shari

Lunchtime Leisure: Deadly Neighbours 2 (via)

Lunchtime List: 25 Behind-The-Scenes Movie Photos That Will Mess With Your Mind

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Today on The Daily What Geek: The Avengers go to the Olympics

Today on ROFLympics: Cheezburger liveblogs the Opening Ceremonies

Elsewhere on the Internets:

  • Seriously: Shooting suspect James Holmes wants to know how The Dark Knight Rises ended
  • Donated: $2.5M, in support of gay marriage in the state of Washington, by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos
  • RIP: Chick-Fil-A's head of PR, who died this morning of a heart attack
  • Returning: Bristol Palin, to Dancing With the Stars
  • Horrifying: A Croatia McDonald's, which continued to serve food despite a dead body near the counter
  • Epic: A Chinese farmer's two-year journey on rickshaw to get to London for the Olympics
  • Exists: DNA testing for cats

 

Lunchtime Lady: Valerie Rose

Lunchtime Leisure: QWOP

Lunchtime List: Top 6 Real-Life Versions Of Batman Villains

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Today on The Daily What Geek: The Internet reimagines World War II -- but with cameras instead of guns

Elsewhere on the Internets:

  • Likely: The legalization of gay marriage, in Scotland by 2015
  • Historic: America's refusal to dip its flag to the host nation at the Olympics
  • Tricked: Viewers, by networks, into thinking bad shows -- like Newsroom -- are critically acclaimed
  • Suspended: A Greek Olympian, from the Games, for a racist tweet
  • Married: North Korea's Kim Jong Un, but it's unclear when the nuptials occurred

Lunchtime Lady: Candice DeVisser Lunchtime Leisure: ASCIIvania (via) Lunchtime List: 5 Movies Made Possible By Characters Who Suck At Their Jobs

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Today on The Daily What Geek: When the release of The Dark Knight Rises coincides with the first night of Ramadan, what's a Muslim nerd to do?

Elsewhere on the Internets:

  • Preparing: Tampa, FL, adult venues, for the influx of business during the upcoming GOP convention
  • Surprised: Team Great Britain fans in a photo booth, by David Beckham
  • Destroyed: Chick-Fil-A and ABC's Brian Ross, by Jon Stewart
  • Departing: Mitt Romney, on a six-day trip abroad to boost his foreign policy cred
  • Nothing: What searchers found on yet another expedition to find evidence of Amelia Earhart's death

Lunchtime Lady: Valerie Roach Lunchtime Leisure: Seedling (via) Lunchtime List: 9 Unintentionally Terrifying Children's Books

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Today on The Daily What Geek: Meet an artificial jellyfish created with... muscle cells from a rat heart

Elsewhere on the Internets:

  • Launched: An informal Facebook campaign to convince Christian Bale to visit kids injured in the Colorado shooting
  • Finally: Heisenberg Blue Glass Rock Candy, for sale via Etsy
  • Planned: National Same-Sex Kiss Day at Chick-Fil-A, for August 3
  • Expected: An AIDS-free generation in the not-so-distant future, according to scientists
  • Crashed: Gay hookup app Grindr, by the arrival of Olympians in London
  • Lauded: President Obama, by Hugo Chavez, of all people
  • Compiled: A hilarious -- and accurate -- "Do Not Ever Buy" list, by a record store in Chicago

Lunchtime Lady: Yelinice Lopez Lunchtime Leisure: Outsmart! (via) Lunchtime List: 9 Smutty Passages From Classic Books

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Today on The Daily What Geek: The history of electricity -- animated

Elsewhere on the Internets: 

  • Shameful: Reactions to the Colorado shooting from a right-wing Congressman, the NRA, and more
  • Booted: A fan, from an MC Chris concert, after a tweet criticizing the rapper
  • Endorsed: Same-sex marriage, by game publisher EA
  • Fired: The writing staff of The Newsroom, by Aaron Sorkin
  • Installed: A pregnancy test dispenser, in a Minnesota bar, by a nonprofit

Lunchtime Lady: Lydia Sampson Lunchtime Learning: The Origin of Nickelodeon's Green Slime Lunchtime Leisure: The Grid (via) Lunchtime List: 10 MP3s You Need To Download For Free This Week

 

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