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Pia Guerra’s Top Five Artists and Writers To Watch

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Comic book artist Pia Guerra, of “Y: the Last Man” fame recently swapped e-mails with Handshake.

We asked her to give her list of five graphic artists and writers to keep an eye on. Here are her favorites:

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Not-So-Happy Meals

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We’re sorry children of Santa Clara County, but no more Happy Meal Toys for you.

Earlier in the year the the county banned restaurants from giving out toys with high-calorie meals aimed at kids. And one national group wants to make the ban national.

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The Naked Cowboy Feels Threatened: Times Square Turf War

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You know that Naked Cowboy guy who hangs out in his tighty whities in Times Square taking photos with tourists and singing for his supper? Well, apparently he guards his brand and Image like a mother falcon guards her fledgling chicks.

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Tuesday New Release Guide: June 22

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Tuesday is the day for new releases for video games and DVDs. Here’s our guide to the new releases for Tuesday, June 22:

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This Is The Worst Music Video Ever–N’Sync’s I Drive Myself Crazy

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Everyone loves a sappy boy band ballad once in a while. I Drive Myself Crazy is your best bet if you’re still mulling over a romance gone bad in the late ’90s. This video perfectly illustrates the angst and imprisonment of the heart with padded cells, silky pajamas, graceful dance jumps, and cheese.  Lots of it. This has to […]

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Ozzy Osbourne Begins Career As Health Journalist

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Britain’s Sunday Times of London recently hired an unlikely new health columnnist, John Michael “Ozzy” Osbourne.

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What The Smurf? A First Look At The Smurfs Movie

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The Smurfs have always been on our shit list.

For one, they’re communists. Everybody has their own little role in Smurf society and receives food, shelter, and clothing without exchanging any money? Come on. We know what’s up.

Second, they need to expand their vocabulary. The word “smurf” is a noun, a verb, and an adjective, yet it basically means nothing. You’re having a “smurftastic” day, Smurfette? Papa Smurf is feeling “smurfy”? Those two statements could not have conveyed any less information.

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Study Shows That 22 Percent Of Internet Time Is Social

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A recent Nielsen study proved what we already all knew. If you’re online, you’re most likely spending time blogging, tweeting or commenting on a friend’s drunken Facebook photo.

The study found that people spent 22 percent of their time social networking. It also found that a third of the world is using social media, and that number has increased 24 percent from last year.

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Commisioned Comics’ Zombie Alphabet

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Commisioned Comics is planning to go on a six-day zombie fest with a new feature: The Zombie Alphabet.

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Chatroulette Creator Honored At Webby Awards

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Although there are creeps, geeks and weirdos that do some random things (some of them obscene) on Chatroulette, the site is still considered by many as a great social networking tool.

Chatroulette.com earned a Webby Award Monday night in Manhattan. Andrey Ternovskiy, the 17-year-old founder of the site, was given the “Breakout of the Year” award. (Even though his speech was 5 words that you could hardly understand, I’m certain he was glad that he won).

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