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Billy Corgan stars in furniture commercial to promote his pro wrestling company or something (video)

Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins lost his mind years ago, but further proof comes in the form of this commercial for a furniture store. Or is it for his pro wrestling company? In either case, our primary reaction is smiling politely.

On the list of bad decisions by Billy Corgan, this ad ranks somewhere between “dating Courtney Love” and “Zwan”.

As a palate cleanser, here’s…

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A Quite Interesting welcome to the 2012 Olympics from the British [video]

The 2012 Summer Olympics will officially open on Friday night, as millions of people around the world tune in for the Opening Ceremonies, mostly to mock whatever the British have decided to use to showcase their country. Dancing fish and chips! An ode to drizzle! Athletes being drowned in tea! A salute to haphazard post-colonial border determination! The anticipation is overwhelming.

Of course, given his visit this week

2012 Summer Olympics to look more like 1984

Picture this: Michael Phelps goes to watch Usain Bolt run in the 100m Final at the 2012 Olympics in London. Bolt shatters the World Record. Phelps tweets, “What a run by Bolt!”.

Under the draconian rules set by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Games organizers Locog, Phelps could be punished for merely tweeting about another athlete.

Via The Guardian, here are the rules imposed on…

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Borat’s Kazakhstan national anthem accidentally played for gold medal winner in Kuwait (video)

Ah, the pride of winning a gold medal for one’s country and getting to hear your national anthem played. It’s an experience any athlete looks forward to, except for those from Kazakhstan. They will spend the rest of their lives fearing what will actually be played, thanks to Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.”

Kazakhstan’s Maria Dmitrienko was on the…

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Olympic gymnast Paul Hamm charged with drunkenly assaulting cab driver (video)

Remember Paul Hamm? That gymnast you were subjected to watching while you hoped NBC would show some other sport during the 2004 Olympics? Hamm is currently serving as a gymnastics coach at Ohio State, and he’s been charged with trying to start a new sport: Assaulting a taxi driver and refusing to pay for his ride.

According to Columbus police:
After an argument, Hamm damaged a window…

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