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Ep. 820: Where we stop using cliches for show titles

It's Friday the 13th, but nothing is creepier than this morning's news about Ashton Kutcher replacing Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men. On today's episode of The 404 Podcast, we're talking about the list of other potential castings for the slot, the Library of Congress launching a National Jukebox, a pricey out of court settlement from Limewire, and a user-submitted picture of Natali Morris that's too wrong not to show.

By May 13, 2011

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The 404 820: Where we stop using cliches for show titles (podcast)

It's Friday the 13th, but nothing is creepier than this morning's news about Ashton Kutcher replacing Charlie Sheen on 'Two and a Half Men.' On today's episode of The 404 Podcast, we're talking about the list of other potential castings for the slot, the Library of Congress launching a National Jukebox, a pricey out of court settlement from Lime Wire, and a user-submitted picture of Natali Morris that's too wrong not to show.

By May 13, 2011

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What happens when a cliche outlasts the technology that inspired it?

The movie "License to Wed" has critics writing that Robin Williams' character puts the bride and groom "through the ringer." Anyone remember the original clothes wringers that inspired this cliche?

By July 5, 2007

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Top cliches in sci-fi cinema

By September 27, 2006

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10 cliches in stock photos

By May 29, 2006

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New 'Maze Runner' trailer anything but a dead end

The popular series of young-adult novels gets its first movie treatment. Crave's Eric Mack fears it may induce flashbacks to a summer road trip gone wrong.

By July 29, 2014

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Teen ends relationship like he memes it, becomes Web hero

Kane Zipperman's girlfriend cheated on him, but wants him back. His posting of their exchange is less communication and more a certain art. But is it real?

By June 5, 2014

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Two heads aren't better than one, study says

Do you believe in the wisdom of crowds? Well, a Princeton study suggests less wisdom there than you might imagine.

By April 24, 2014

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Stocksy stock-image site expects profit in November

A new entrant in the stock-image market seems likely to find a niche with a business model that returns more license revenue to photographers.

By October 9, 2013

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Expert advice for online dating (podcast)

A cyberdating specialist offers her tips and tricks, including what to avoid and what to aspire to.

By February 13, 2013