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Jon Hotchkiss is a multi-Emmy-nominated producer and creator of series for Discovery, TLC, NBC, GSN and Playboy TV. His new series, This vs. That is his first independently financed creation and premieres January 2013.

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I Was Robbed: Literally

(0) Comments | Posted November 14, 2014 | 12:14 AM

I was the victim of a burglary. I know this because that's what it says on the copy of the Los Angeles Police Department Investigative Report I was given by Officer Norman of the Van Nuys branch of the LAPD (note: the officer's name has been changed)

The burglary happened...

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That Cat Call Video (#Analysis & #Video #Response)

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 6:22 PM

By now everyone has seen that cat calling video, right? The one with the young woman in New York City who gets cat called about 100 times over the course of 10 hours while walking alone through various parts of New York City. As of Oct 30 at 1:30 pm...

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Revenge Porn and the Failure of 39 U.S. States

(0) Comments | Posted September 28, 2014 | 1:07 AM

Of all the types of porn there are -- amateur, B&D, S&M, A&E, three-way, girl-on-girl, three girls, one guy, his mother, and her sister, that crazy shit they do in Germany -- my least favorite is something called "revenge porn."

But, you won't find a revenge...

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Texas Court OKs "Up Skirts": WTF?!

(2) Comments | Posted September 22, 2014 | 5:19 PM

This week, the Texas Court of Appeals made a ruling that is both outrageous and grotesque... and for the first time in recorded history, it has nothing to do with either abortion or the death penalty.

Rather, the court handed down a ruling in a case in which a photographer...

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Ringling Brothers vs Animal Activists (VIDEO)

(69) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 1:29 PM

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Elephants perform at the Ringling Bros circus, July 15, 2014

"Ladies and gentlemen... boys and girls... children of all ages...." There is no phrase in the English language filled with more genuine enthusiasm, anticipation and excitement... and that includes both the other...

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The Perks of Fame Revealed: A Second Piece of Costco Sample Sausage

(0) Comments | Posted July 4, 2014 | 1:02 AM

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You've been to Costco, right? You've seen the people who set up a stand and give away samples of meatballs or fish sticks or crab dip, right? You know that the people giving out the samples will often say if you ask for...

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7 Simple Things I Do That Greatly Improved My Life... That You Should Do, Too

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2014 | 2:04 PM

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The author poses with Miss USA 2011, Alyssa Campenella. This photo hangs on the wall at Mullberry Street Pizza in Sherman Oaks, CA. It's captioned "Thanks for the great pizza. Sorry I ruined the photo."

Below, a list of seven simple things...

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The Tragic Results of Complacency, Wishing, Hoping & Praying Is More Dead Children

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2014 | 12:48 PM

Anyone who tells you the words of the constitution are immutable... is a liar. Anyone who tells you that if the constitution gives an American a "right," there is absolutely nothing that the government can do to take it away, is also a liar. And, anyone who clings to only...

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Mythbusters Scandal Grows (VIDEO)

(14) Comments | Posted May 21, 2014 | 5:27 PM

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Dear Mythbusters Fans:

I have some news to share. News I presume you're not going to like. News that you likely won't believe. News that will make you mad.

And for that... I'm sorry.

However...

If you read this post all the way...

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A Dad, an Animal Rights Protest and the Exploitation of Children

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2014 | 3:31 PM

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Animal rights activists -- and children -- march on the campus of UCLA April 25th, 2014.

On Friday, April 25th, 2014, I witnessed the inappropriate political use of several elementary school age children.

As a father of two little girls, I'm embarrassed...

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10 Reasons to Smash Your Cell Phone Right Now!

(55) Comments | Posted April 22, 2014 | 9:24 AM

I want to smash my cell phone. Seriously. I want to smash it into hundreds of pieces. And then, I want to mix those jagged pieces of broken electronics with C4 and blow them up just to be 100% certain they can't be reassembled by a team of savvy forensic...

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5 Crazy Things Not Even Pilots Will Not Tell You About Airplane 'Safety'

(0) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 4:08 PM

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This vs That hosts, Brad Sherwood, Chris Tallman and Mark DeCarlo. Click here to see our series premiere, free.

What is the funniest thing ever uttered on an airplane? For my money it's this... Pilot (over PA): "Would the passenger in...

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12 Things No One Will Tell You, Not Even Your Smartest Friend.

(5) Comments | Posted March 21, 2014 | 5:57 PM

Here now, 12 things no one will tell you. Not even the smartest person you know. That is, until now. You're welcome!

1. What if I needed to eat a banana right this second?

If you only have unripe bananas, you are SOL if you must have it this...

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Are You More Likely to Remember Stuff You See or Stuff You Hear?

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 1:33 PM

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NOTE: At the end of this post, there are two experiments for you to test your own memory to determine which information you are better at recalling: what you hear vs. what you see.

A few nights ago -- around 8:00 p.m. or...

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Why Doesn't My Snoring Wake Me Up?

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2014 | 8:22 AM

According to the latest statistics, nearly 40 percent of adult men snore. And that number nears 100 percent for adult men who play husbands with a hot wife on a sitcom. Think The King of Queens, for example.

If you are a chronic snorer, you are likely to...

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UCLA Scientists Terrorized By Animal Activists (VIDEO)

(9) Comments | Posted February 20, 2014 | 2:04 PM

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On February 15th, 2014, just a few feet from the front door of a residential home occupied by a UCLA scientist, a group of 66 animal rights activists staged a peaceful demonstration. However, "peace" was the opposite of their goal.

But first...

I...

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Revealed: Why Does Tomato Sauce Explode in the Microwave? (Video)

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2014 | 8:10 PM

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It's times like this I wish I had a much taller dog.

If you put a cup of water into the microwave to heat it up, it generally does not explode. That is, unless you set the cook timer for like four-hours....

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Discovery Yanks Controversial Mythbusters Sex Episode

(7) Comments | Posted February 13, 2014 | 9:13 AM

Discovery Channel and Mythbusters have blinked.

At least "blinking" is what I think they've done. Although, if this was being written by someone at Upworthy, "blinked" would be preceded by the words: "You'll be amazed what..." Anyway... "blink" is the word I think best describes the recent action taken by...

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What's the Hottest BBQ Fuel? Propane vs. Natural Gas

(0) Comments | Posted February 7, 2014 | 10:50 PM

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A hundred percent of people, according to a recently released poll, say that a double-cut rib eye steak liberally seasoned with Santa Maria spices (a blend of salt, pepper and garlic), grilled over a backyard BBQ is the quintessential and most delicious thing...

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Best Popcorn Method: Revealed (VIDEO)

(2) Comments | Posted January 30, 2014 | 7:02 PM

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The worst movie I've ever seen in a theater is District 9. How clever. How "ironic." What a commentary on humanity. A South-African culture many years beyond the brutality of Apartheid is invaded by aliens (who, surprise!) are subjugated, denied rights...

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