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Monday, December 8, 2014

Eve's failed disco ball is a great example of how not to do a Kickstarter

Council likely to still give $25K for "clean-air celebration"
On Saturday afternoon, the Downtown Alliance-led Kickstarter campaign for the "US's largest disco ball" sputtered to a close about $11,000 shy of its $25,000 goal. The enormous 20-foot-diameter mirrored ball was meant to be a clean-air replacement for the traditional fireworks at the annual Eve celebration, but unfortunately, it's now more of a lesson for how not to execute a Kickstarter campaign.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

How angry should we be about Valley Fair Mall's live reindeer exhibit?

Let's imagine for a moment that you're a reindeer—hairy, muscular, with a nice fuzzy rack—and it's Christmas and you're hanging out in a shopping mall full of screaming babies and teenagers. Are you revelling in the holiday cheer?

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Taiwanese Animators create delightful animated clip of Kaelin Clay fumble

The University of Utah has a long history of premature celebrations, but none of them have then been animated to show players drinking Champagne on the field, dancing with bikini-clad ladies and riding horse-sized ducks. But thanks to Taiwanese Animators, the geniuses behind absurd CGI renditions of national news stories, we now have this important piece of Utah history immortalized for future generations. 

Friday, October 31, 2014

2014's Top 10 Last Minute Utah-Themed Halloween Costumes

As you get older, Halloween costumes become more and more of a colossal pain in the ass. With every passing year, the temptation grows to throw on a garbage bag and call it a California Raisin.

Friday, October 17, 2014

A conversation with an ex-Mormon who started his own cult

New religion born out of art and weed has attracted followers and the FBI
Christopher Allman experienced the typical ex-Mormon story. He grew up in Utah County.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Meet the Mormons likely to be "surprise" hit thanks to LDS Church putting pressure on members

For a major motion picture release, everything rides on opening weekend. If a movie does well and sells a lot of tickets, it stays in theaters for a longer period of time.

Friday, September 26, 2014

You have until Monday to apply for the worst job in Utah

Were you one of those kids who went through puberty way too early? Are you between 18 and 21 and wondering what it's like to buy beer... illegally?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Salt Lake City has a new nickname and it sucks sooo bad

Coming up with a good nickname is hard work, and since Steamboat Ski Resort in Colorado already owns the rights to "Ski Town, USA," what other nickname could Visit Salt Lake possibly come up with other than "Ski City USA"? Yep, that's actually Salt Lake City's new nickname, "Ski City USA," which makes it sound like the entire population of SLC is working at a discount sporting goods store.

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