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15 Conan Monologue Jokes About The Oscars

The Academy Awards, commonly known as The Oscars, is an annual American awards ceremony honoring achievements in the film industry. Winners are awarded the statuette, officially the Academy Award of Merit, that is much better known by its nickname Oscar. The awards, first presented in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, are overseen by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The awards ceremony was first televised in 1953 and is now seen live in more than 200 countries. The Oscars is also the oldest entertainment awards ceremony; its equivalents, the Golden Globes for foreign and domestic productions the Emmy Awards for American television, the Tony Awards for theatre, and the Grammy Awards for music and recording, are modeled after the Academy Awards. The 86th Academy Awards were held on March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles

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9 Actors Who Saved Otherwise Mediocre Movies

We’ve already taken a look at what can happen when a bad character or actor torpedoes a movie, but what about the flipside? Occasionally, an actor will rise above the dreck of a bad movie and will turn in a performance so inspired or so charismatic that it somehow manages to save the whole movie – or at least parts of it anyway. The following are nine such performances. Some of these are iconic, once in a lifetime type performances which helped elevate their movie to the ranks of the all-time classics while others are simply outrageous scene stealing performances that helped to cover up that without them, the movie was a festering pile of rancid turds. With that said, here are nine actors who saved bad movies.

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9 Crazy, Quirky Hotel Rooms Around The World

When many of us think of hotel rooms, we think of plain Jane corporate décor -- beige walls, beige bedding, beige curtains. But it doesn't have to be that way. Some hotels have jazzed up their rooms in a major way, and we've seen plenty of uber-quirky decor on our travels, from a Barbie-themed suite in Las Vegas to a room with psychedelic styling in Miami.

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The 15 Hottest Female Fighters in Martial Arts Movies

As a boy, you’d run away if the girl whose hair you pulled on the playground answered with a smack. Nowadays, you’re a man grown. And a lady who can kick, punch, and headbutt while looking like a model fresh off the catwalk is a marvel. After all, she can double as your date and your bodyguard. She’ll look hot all through karaoke then back you up if the biker guy with enough rings to qualify as brass knuckles runs his mouth. She’ll have your back if a plague hits and mutant zombies overtake our planet. And if you ever have to race off on any sort of quest, she’ll be right there next to you with her killer uppercut.

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7 Amazing Coral Reefs Made from Sunken Vehicles

Rising abruptly out of the ocean bed and teeming with colorful life, coral reefs are some of the most amazing natural sights on earth — truly, there’s nothing else quite like them. Occupying less than a tenth of 1% of the earth’s surface, they are home to more than 25% of all marine species, and are always surrounded by swarm-like schools of fish and alive with crustaceans, mollusks and sponges. Today pollution, disease and overfishing are all hitting coral reefs hard, and many face a precarious future. However, while mankind might be pushing many of the coral reefs around the world to the point of destruction, we have also been responsible for creating new ones, whether by design or by accident! Indeed, whenever new shapes arrive in the depths, coral will gradually begin to collect, bringing with it a flowering miniature ecosystem. Here are seven such artificial reefs shaped from the wrecks of vehicles, each of which has become a truly spectacular underwater environment!

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The 8 Most Disgusting Condiments (People Actually Eat)

People like food. It fills you up, gives you a reason to leave your bed in the morning and tastes good… some of the time. For those other times, when the stuff you’re jamming into your greasy maw isn’t up to par but you’re determined to eat it anyway, there are condiments. Maybe you splash a half ton of ranch dressing on some crummy French fries or slather a diabetic coma-inducing level of ketchup your overdone burger. The point is, condiments can rescue an otherwise disastrous meal or jazz up an old favorite with just a little sugar or oil or spice.

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10 Fashion Faux Pas Travelers Should Avoid

Just because you're living out of a suitcase doesn't mean you can't be fashionably (and appropriately) dressed for every occasion. Are you guilty of any of these crimes against travel fashion?

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Top 4 Websites For The Cigar Aficionado

Cigars, as anyone will tell you, are bad for you. There is no question about that. But there are plenty of guilty pleasures that people partake in that are bad for us. Regardless of the health risks, there are millions of cigar smokers around the world who enjoy a nice stogie once in a while. In the old days, the only places to buy and get information on cigars were local cigar shops or maybe a magazine. With the onset of the information age, cigars went digital and now there are plenty of cigar websites and blogs to tickle your tobacco fancy. But which are good? Well, do not fret, here I will layout the must-bookmarks for any cigar lover. Some of these cigar websites will be great for buying cigars, others for reviews, and some may be a combination of the both. At the end though, you will have the tools to know what you’re talking about at your next cocktail party or know where to go for the best deals on some premium cigars.

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10 Best Caribbean Shore Excursions in the Water

As you daydream about a Caribbean cruise vacation, there is likely clear-blue sea in the picture. Perhaps you see yourself sitting on a white-sand beach, frozen drink in hand watching the waves. But there are other ways to experience water on fun — and sometimes thrilling — shore excursions. Check out these water-based Caribbean excursions.

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3 Troubling Ways The TSA Punishes Passengers Who Opt Out

If you don't want to walk through a poorly tested full-body scanner or have a TSA agent belittle your anatomy before your next flight, then you still have the right to opt out and submit to an "enhanced" pat-down. That's exactly what I did on a recent trip from Orlando to Atlanta. Actually, I do it every time I fly. But as I waited for a male agent -- who would ask me to spread my legs, would touch my torso, rub the inside of my legs and feel the back of my neck and arms -- I began to understand what the TSA really means when it says it's focusing its efforts on "intelligence-driven, risk-based screening procedures." It means that when we're screened at the airport, we're separate, but we're not equal.

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