10 Cool Stories Of the Week – April 28th to May 05th, 2012

10 Cool Stories Of the Week – April 28th to May 05th, 2012

Mila Kunis tops The Sun’s World’s S*xiest Women poll…, The economy has recovered all private sector jobs…, Nashville & Phoenix agree…, Will Rondo “trip on” another ref…, The Delta blues owes its near-mythic origins to slavery…, An interesting comparison…, Afghani designed landmine clearing device…, The Kramer reality tour…, FRIGGIN’ AWESOME…, Friday night fights…

1. Mila Kunis tops The Sun’s World’s S*xiest Women poll. They might be on to something there

when our internet vote closed – a staggering 22,502 had cast their votes. In first place, with 6.1 per cent of the vote, was sultry Black Swan actress Mila Kunis. The 28-year-old Ukraine-born star could only finish ninth in the FHM poll. Former X Factor judge Cheryl Cole came second with you, scoring 5.7 per cent of the Sun vote and in the same position as in the FHM poll.

2. The economy has recovered all private sector jobs lost since Obama took office. This bad news….for

Our guest blogger is Michael Linden, the Director of Tax and Budget Policy at the Center for American Progress Action Fund. As of April, there are now more private sector jobs in the United States than there were in January 2009, when President Obama took office. You read that right. We have now replaced all of the private sector jobs lost while Obama has been president.

3. After being completely ignored because of Wednesday’s 3OT game in Washington, both Nashville & Phoenix agree to do the smart thing & be the only teams playing tonight. Faceoff @ 7:30 Eastern


4. Will Rondo “trip on” another ref? Will the Bulls remember to play a second half against the Sixers? Will the Nuggets keep the Lakers under 100? Friday night NBA playoffs discussion thread? Why not? Games start at 7:30 ET 

5. The Delta blues owes its near-mythic origins to slavery, gospel music, Jim Crow, the bayou, cotton fields, whiskey, shotgun shacks, midnight deals with Satan at the crossroads–and the catalogs of Sears, Roebuck & Co

Delta blues is as much legend as it is music. In the popular telling, blues articulated the hopelessness and poverty of an isolated, oppressed people through music that was disconnected from popular trends and technological advances. Delta blues giants like Robert Johnson were victims, buffeted by the winds of racism, singing out mostly for personal solace.

6. An interesting comparison of the Alien and Prometheus trailers

Last week, the new Prometheus trailer hit, and it’s fantastic. It’s gripping, original, and most of all it makes you want to see the movie if only to find out what the hell is going on. At one point someone in the trailer says “they’re changing!” and then some one else says “changing into what?” Exactly. Who are they? And just what are they changing into?

7. Afghani designed landmine clearing device uses no fossil fuel, is biodegradable, has zero risk of injury to human operators, and costs pennies on the dollar next to current tech

The global statistics on land mines and their effects make sobering reading. According to the United Nations, up to 110 million mines have been laid across more than 70 countries since the 1960s and that between 15,000 and 20,000 people die each year because of them.

8. Old and busted: The Kramer reality tour. New hotness: The Peter Griffin reality tour

Quahog, R.I., the fictional hometown ofPeter Griffin and his dysfunctional “Family Guy” relatives, is coming to life. The show will meld with reality this weekend when a local tourism council sponsors an all-day bus tour highlighting the Rhode Islandinstitutions featured — for better or worse — on the Fox network’s hit series.

9. The first preview of Elder Scrolls Online is FRIGGIN’ AWESOME

American games mag Game Informer has the exclusive on the Elder Scrolls Online and although a screenshot and teaser trailer is promised for today (probably late today UK time, but we’ll update this story if they turn up) subscribers in the US have already started receiving copies of the mag. One took it upon himself to give an overview of the info on forum NeoGAF and it sounds like the game is going to be quite a bit different from Skyrim and Oblivion. In fact it sounds like a massively multiplayer online (MMO) game first and an Elder Scrolls title second.

10. Friday night fights, Bellator 67 discussion thread. Fights start at 7pm eastern

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