Cedric Voets: 6 Video Games That Accidentally Make You The Bad Guy (Cracked)
One advantage video games have over movies and books is that they are the only medium where you actually feel like you're walking in the shoes of the protagonist -- a good game will convince you that's really you galloping across meadows, exploring futuristic cities, having sex with pigeons , etc. Or, you know, just being a colossal dick for no reason.
In Greek mythology, Persephone, also called Kore or Cora ("the maiden"), is the daughter of Zeus and the harvest goddess Demeter, and is the queen of the underworld. Homer describes her as the formidable, venerable majestic princess of the underworld, who carries into effect the curses of men upon the souls of the dead. Persephone was abducted by Hades, the god-king of the underworld. The myth of her abduction represents her function as the personification of vegetation, which shoots forth in spring and withdraws into the earth after harvest; hence, she is also associated with spring as well as the fertility of vegetation.
Alan J was first, and correct, with:
She's only got the gig part time
Ceres' daughter, Persephone, was snatched by Hades. When Mom demanded of
Zeus that she be returned (and made all the crops die to back it up)
Zeus said she could come back if she hadn't eaten anything. The girl had
helped herself to six pomegranate seeds, so a compromise was struck. She
spent 6 months in the Underworld, during which time crops remained
dormant, and 6 months with Mom, when crops flourished.
Jim from CA, retired to ID, said:
That would be Persephone.
Remember when kids were taught Greek and Roman mythology in school? And art, music and PE?
Those were the days, my friend.
Dastardly Dale of Norcali replied:
Persephone, a vegetation goddess after her abduction by Hades. After harvest, Hades carried her off to inner earth. It's girls with guns today, Kidees!
Lucifer Of Oregon said:
The Greeks claimed Persephone was queen of the underworld,
but my EXTENSIVE internet research has revealed that, in
truth, "The Undisputed Queen Of Hell" is none other
DJ Useo replied:
Tis' Persephone, but I can think of other, more appropriate ladies.
I hope this doesn't appear too harsh. In general I favor the Fairer Sex. ;)
MAM , wrote:
Persephone ("the maiden") The daughter of Zeus and the harvest goddess Demeter, and is the queen of the underworld. Also the wife of the god Haides.
Joe S answered:
Persephone (not pronounced purse-a-phone) Years of watching Hercules and Xena taught me a lot of stuff like this. Having a Greek daughter-in-law helps too.
I'm tired and I think I have an abscessed tooth. I'm not gonna even look for a picture of Xena. Gong to bed.
Patriot Act NSA Spying Unconstitutional Section 215 National Security Letters Must End
My name is Marc Perkel and I have decided to announce that I will not comply with the so called "Patriot Act" laws requiring me to disclose information about my customers. If I receive a national security letter I will immediately photograph it, post it online everywhere I can, and then make a video of me burning it. I will then await my arrest. If you want to put me in jail then come get me mother fucker.
AMC offers the movie 'Jurassic Park', followed by the movie 'The Lost World: Jurassic Park'.
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Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of NYC', another 'Real Housewives Of NYC', followed by a FRESH'Bravo's First Looks', then the movie 'Enough'.
Comedy Central has the movie 'Couples Retreat', followed by the movie 'You Don't Mess With The Zohan', then the FRESH'Nick Swardson: Taste It'.
FX has the movie 'Rise Of The Guardians', followed by the movie 'Rise Of The Guardians'.
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SyFy has the movie 'GoldenEye', followed by the movie 'Joy Ride 3: Roadkill'.
US jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater and trumpeter Irvin Mayfield (R) perform at the opening of this year's Elbjazz Festival in Hamburg, Germany, 29 May 2015. The event runs until 31 May.
Photo by Markus Scholz
Thousands of camera-toting tourists, commuters and residents will catch a glimpse of the setting sun framed perfectly in New York's east-west street grid on Friday evening, when an annual phenomenon known as "Manhattanhenge" captivates the city.
The precise alignment of the glowing sun with Manhattan's east-west thoroughfares occurs on Friday and Saturday at 8:12 p.m. (0012 GMT), according to Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the American Museum of Natural History's Hayden Planetarium.
Manhattanhenge, a term coined by the astrophysicist, creates "a radiant glow of light across Manhattan's brick and steel canyons, simultaneously illuminating both the north and south sides of every cross street of the borough's grid," he writes on the museum's website.
Although Manhattan's grid was laid out decades ago, no one seems to have noticed and celebrated Manhattanhenge before Tyson. Its popularity has been building steadily, and now draws big crowds drinking in the beauty and snapping pictures of the spectacular display of color with their smartphones.
Manhattanhenge is best viewed while standing in the middle of the street. The wide vistas afforded by the likes of 14th, 23rd and 42nd streets make them popular vantage points.
A Colorado charter school refused to let a class valedictorian deliver a graduation speech in which he planned to come out as gay, prompting criticism from activists.
Evan Young, 18, said he agreed to make some suggested changes to the speech he planned to deliver on May 16 at the commencement ceremony for Twin Peaks Charter Academy High School in Longmont. But he refused to remove the disclosure about his sexuality, the Daily Camera reported Thursday.
"My main theme is that you're supposed to be respectful of people, even if you don't agree with them. I figured my gayness would be a very good way to address that," he said.
He and his father, Don Young, said they weren't notified until just a few minutes before the ceremony that Evan Young wouldn't be allowed to speak or be recognized as valedictorian.
A global team of vigilant satellite watchers has caught the U.S. Air Force's robotic X-37B space plane on camera as the craft circles Earth on its fourth mysterious mission.
The unmanned X-37B launched May 20 atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Details about the current mission - known as Orbital Test Vehicle-4, or OTV-4 - are classified, but the satellite trackers' new observations are shedding some light on the spacecraft's activities.
"It's in a lower orbit than normal … had us confused for a while, as I thought it would be the standard operating orbit," tracker Greg Roberts, who lives in South Africa, told Space.com. "The inclination is also lower than before."
Roberts captured pictures of the space plane in two-second-long exposures through what he called "cursed power and telephone lines."
The Air Force owns two X-37B spacecraft, which altogether had flown three missions prior to the May 20 launch. OTV-1 began in April 2010 and concluded that December after 224 days in orbit. OTV-2 launched in March 2011 and landed in June 2012, after 468 days on orbit. OTV-3 wrapped up in October 2014 after spending 675 days in space.
Women hold a placard as they take part in a "Slut Walk" protest in Jerusalem May 29, 2015. Several hundred people on Friday took part in the protest, marching through Jerusalem's center. The SlutWalk movement began after a Toronto policeman suggested in 2011 that women could avoid sexual assault by not dressing like a "slut."
Photo by Baz Ratner
A Wisconsin cheesemaker is debuting a 20-year-old cheddar this week that's short in supply and big on price.
The cheddar from Hook's Cheese Co. of Mineral Point goes on sale Friday for $209 a pound. Most of the 450-pound supply is already spoken for, with orders coming in after the planned sale went public earlier this year, the Wisconsin State Journal reported.
There's about of 20 pounds of the cheddar that's unaccounted for, said cheesemaker Tony Hook. The company will sell it starting Friday at its store and Saturday at a farmers market in Madison.
Although the price of the cheddar is steep, it's fair because the Hooks could've sold it long ago, according to cheese retails and restaurant owners.
The alleged "misconduct" referenced in the indictment of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Sweaty Wrestler™) is of a sexual nature involving a male individual, dating back to Hastert's time as a high school wrestling coach and history teacher in Yorkville, Illinois, sources with knowledge of the case told ABC News.
The school district that employed Hastert from 1965 to 1981 as a high school history teacher and wrestling coach noted it "was first made aware of any concerns regarding Mr. Hastert when the federal indictment was released" Thursday.
The indictment revealed that Hastert's time at Yorkville, in Illinois, is "material" to the allegations against him and the U.S. Attorney's investigation. The indictment itself does not mention what the alleged misconduct is.
A spokesman for Dickstein Shapiro LLC, the lobbying firm that Hastert joined in 2008 after leaving Congress, confirmed in a brief statement that "Dennis Hastert has resigned from the firm."
Workers are held by ropes on the top sphere, as they carry out the yearly cleaning of the metal exterior of the landmark monument the Atomium, in Brussels, Friday, May 29, 2015. The 335 foot monument was originally built for the Expo 1958 and was completely restored in 2006.
Photo by Virginia Mayo
A Wisconsin jury late on Friday found actor Dustin Diamond, who played the nerdy Screech in the early '90s sitcom "Saved by the Bell," not guilty of a felony charge stemming from the stabbing of a man during a Christmas bar fight, court records show.
After several hours of deliberation, jurors found Diamond, 38, not guilty of recklessly endangering public safety, but guilty on two misdemeanor counts of carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct over the Dec. 25 incident, Ozaukee County Circuit Court records showed.
The criminal complaint alleges that Diamond's fiancée, Amanda Schutz, 27, pushed a woman who was harassing her and Diamond on Christmas night at the Grand Avenue Saloon in Port Washington, Wisconsin, north of Milwaukee.
In a fight that ensued, Diamond stabbed a man with a switchblade, causing a wound that was not life-threatening, according to the complaint and to the police.
A street painting, suggesting a 3D portal, by German street artist called 1010 is pictured near the Paris bypass, France, Friday, May 29, 2015. 1010 has similar spray paintings in different cities around the world.
Photo by Binta
A San Francisco man who created the underground drug-selling website Silk Road was sentenced Friday to life in prison by a judge who cited six deaths from drugs bought on his site and five people he tried to have killed.
U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest told 31-year-old Ross Ulbricht he was a criminal even though he doesn't fit the typical profile - he has two collegiate degrees - and she brushed aside his efforts to characterize the business as merely a big mistake.
Ulbricht's 2013 arrest shut down what prosecutors described as an unprecedented one-stop online shopping mall where the supply of drugs was virtually limitless, enabling nearly 4,000 drug dealers to expand their markets from the sidewalk to cyberspace, selling drugs on a never-before-seen scale to more than 100,000 buyers in markets stretching from Argentina to Australia, from the United States to Ukraine.
The government said in court papers that Ulbricht left a blueprint that others have followed by establishing new "dark markets" in sophisticated spaces of the Internet that are hard to trace, where an even broader range of illicit goods are sold than were available on Silk Road.
A woman with writing on her torso takes part in a "Slut Walk" protest in Jerusalem May 29, 2015. Several hundred people on Friday took part in the protest, marching through Jerusalem's center. The SlutWalk movement began after a Toronto policeman suggested in 2011 that women could avoid sexual assault by not dressing like a "slut."
Photo by Baz Ratner
The World Health Organization is set to examine a widely used pesticide and agribusiness is bracing for bad news, less than three months after the group classified another popular herbicide as "probably" cancer-causing.
Twenty-four scientists representing WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) will analyze scientific findings regarding links between cancer in humans and the herbicide known as 2,4-D at a June 2-9 meeting in Lyon, France.
A separate group of IARC scientists in March unanimously decided to classify glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto Co's Roundup weedkiller, as "probably carcinogenic to humans." The designation prompted outrage and calls for a retraction from Monsanto, and demands by some public officials and consumers for bans on the pesticide.
IARC's work is of particular concern to Dow AgroSciences, a unit of Dow Chemical Co. The company manufactures 2,4-D and this year is rolling out a product that combines 2,4-D with glyphosate after approval from the Environmental Protection Agency last year.
Critics for years have said 2,4-D has clear ties to cancer and note that it was an ingredient in Agent Orange, a defoliant used in the Vietnam War linked to cancers in soldiers. But agribusiness interests, U.S. regulators and others say that a different ingredient in Agent Orange was behind the health problems, and that there is no solid evidence of cancer connected to 2,4-D.
A Sotheby's worker holds up a Russian imperial silver-gilt and cloisonne enamel triptych icon made by Khlebnikov, Moscow at premises of the auction house in London, Friday, May 29, 2015. The piece is estimated to fetch 100,000 to 150,000 pounds ($152,529 to $228,794 or 139,078 to 208,617 euro) when it features in a sale of "Russian works of art, Faberge and icons" in London on Tuesday, June 2.
Photo by Matt Dunham
A Massachusetts judge on Friday ordered parishioners of a Roman Catholic church who have occupied the building for more than a decade while the archdiocese attempted to close it to end their vigil by next week.
Parishioners of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini church in Scituate, Massachusetts, south of Boston, have maintained a 24-hour vigil at the church since the Archdiocese of Boston in 2004 identified it as one of 70 parishes to close in a restructuring.
Massachusetts Superior Court Justice Edward Leibensperger ordered the group to leave the church, located on a 30-acre (12-hectare) plot of land near the waterfront, by June 5, saying the remaining occupants have shown "a stubborn refusal to accept the reality of final decisions of the courts."
Even as the judge issued his order on Friday, the occupation continued, with parishioners taking it in turns to remain inside the church building. Margaret O'Brien, an 85-year-old parishioner, said she meant to stay.
A male emperor tamarin (Saguinus imperator) carries a four-week-old infant at Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna, Austria, May 29, 2015. The infant was born at the zoo on April 26 and measures some 5 cm (2 inches) without its tail.
Photo by Heinz-Peter Bader
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