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Flat-Earth Believer Cancels Launch in Homemade Rocket

Bureau of Land Management throws wrench into 'Mad' Mike Hughes' plans

(Newser) - A limousine driver who planned to launch himself into the sky in a homemade rocket this Saturday to prove the Earth is flat won't be doing that, and not just because the Earth is definitely not flat. "Mad" Mike Hughes says he had to call off his planned... More »

Malaysia Airlines Nixes 'Bucket List' Contest

Company tries to coax people back on planes with regrettable promo

(Newser) - Even a drunken, washed-up Don Draper would know better than to pitch this: Malaysia Airlines —dogged by the twin tragedies of Flight 370 and Flight 17 and desperate to fill its scads of empty seats — came up with what apparently seemed like a promising promotion: the "My... More »

School's 'Redneck Day' Does Not Go Over Well

Many offended at the stereotype

(Newser) - Questionable idea of the week: The student council at an Arizona high school thought it would be awesome to organize a schoolwide "Redneck Day," in which students would dress up like, well, you get the idea. Needless to say, this did not play out well. The local schools... More »

Latest Really Bad Idea: Dirty Dancing Remake

Reboot officially announced, to little fanfare

(Newser) - Dirty Dancing is getting remade, and not everyone is happy about it. "Deal with it, it's happening, there's nothing you can do about it," declares Kyle Buchanan in New York . Kenny Ortega, who choreographed the original film, will direct the reboot, Lionsgate announced. Ortega went on... More »

Awful New Reality Show: Brides Vie for Plastic Surgery

It gets worse: Unveiling will come at wedding

(Newser) - Just when you thought reality shows couldn't possibly get more awful, E! orders Bridalplasty. The show will feature brides-to-be competing to win plastic surgery procedures. "Extensive surgical procedures," as the Hollywood Reporter puts it (emphasis ours). The wedding-related challenges will include writing vows and planning honeymoons, and the... More »

7 Dumbest VC Investments Ever

(Newser) - So much to choose from; such a short list. Weighing in as the heavyweight champion of all time among venture capitalist bombs—Webvan, the brain-dead effort to use the Internet and a series of high-tech warehouses to deliver low-margin groceries. But at least there was a there there. More »

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