New Jersey Professor Suspended Over Game Of Thrones Picture


(PCM) Francis Schmidt, who is an art professor at Bergen Community College in New Jersey, claims that he was put on an eight day suspension after he posted a photo online of his daughter wearing a Game Of Thrones t-shirt.

The text on the t-shirt featured a quote from the HBO hit series which read “I will take what is mine with fire & blood”.  According to Schmidt, a school official saw the image posted online and perceived it as a threat and reported Schmidt.

The school officials who laid down Schmidt’s disciplinary action were questioned whether or not the reference was meant as a threat against the dean.

We are sure that Schmidt is going to appeal the school over his suspension and the school is calling the situation a private matter.

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Nintendo’s Original Game Boy Turns 25 Today!


(PCM) Gosh…we are really starting to feel our age! Today, marks the 25th birthday of Nintendo’s iconic Game Boy hand-held gaming system. A Japanese firm released the very first 8-bit Game Boy on April 21st 1989 and we are sure no one at the time knew just the impact that it would have on the gaming industry as we know it today.

We remember begging our parents for one of these back in the early 90′s! The Game Boy marked a true revolution in the world of hand-held gaming by allowing players to take their favorite games such as Mario, Tetris and Donkey Kong on the go and there was no looking back ever since.

While Nintendo was not the first company to come up with the idea for portable gaming, both their price point and incredibly popular and addictive games made the Game Boy a must have for gamers … Read the rest…

Construction Set To Begin On The World’s Tallest Building


(PCM) Construction is set to begin on the Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia, which when completed will have the prestige of being named the tallest building in the world.

The planned tower will stand 1 kilometer high and is rumored to have the cost of $1.23 billion to complete. The tower requires 5.7 million square feet of concrete and over 80,000 tons of steel. It is said to trump the current tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai by almost 600 feet.

The planned location for the Kingdom Tower will be in the city of Jeddah which is located along the coast of the Red Sea. There are also plans for a 98-foot terrace that will be placed on the buildings 157th floor.  In addition to the terrace, Kingdom Tower will house a Four Seasons hotel, luxury condominiums and office space.

The tower is the first phase … Read the rest…

Pennsylvania Teen Suspended For Asking Miss America To The Prom


(PCM) Here we see yet another case of a school district taking things a little too far! When 18-year old high school student Patrick Farves asked Miss America Nina Davuluri to the prom, we are sure he never expected it to result in a three day in-school suspension.

Davuluri was making an appearance at Central York High School to speak with students about diversity and the importance of science, technology, engineering and math studies.

During a question and answer session with Davuluri, Farves, who is a senior, stood up and asked Davuluri is she would accompany him to the senior prom, before proceeding to walk up to the stage with a plastic flower. Davuluri giggled and the student body cheered for Farves.

School officials say that they did have advance warning that Farves was planning on popping the prom question to Davuluri and warned him ahead of time not to … Read the rest…

George Zimmerman Did Not Paint A Picture Of Trayvon Martin And Sell It!


(PCM) Despite reports to the contrary, George Zimmerman did NOT sell a painting of Trayvon Martin for $30,000 dollars. The news was first reported via the satirical news website, The News Nerd and many people are falling victim to believing in this newest viral hoax.

The News Nerd featured an image of George Zimmerman holding up a painting that he allegedly made featuring Travyon Martin against the backdrop of an American Flag featuring the words “God one nation with liberty and justice for all.”

Despite the fact that is quite easy to see that the image has been photoshopped together, many people began sharing the story via social media and it has created an outrage. Many were commenting that they were sickened and disgusted by the painting and none bothered to find out if the story was either true or false.

Had this been a true story, then yes we … Read the rest…

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