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    Does new base jumper video disrespect the events of 9/11?

    By JROrtega in The Daily Dose

    You may have not watched it yet, but chances are in the coming days the video will gain popularity. Maybe even go viral, perhaps? A helmet cam video posted on YouTube just more than a week ago chronicles a base ...

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    They're all going to laugh at you - "Carrie" Remake

    By JROrtega in The Daily Dose

    Original: Remake: I'm a snob when it comes to horror movies from the 60s, 70s and 80s. I cringed when I saw birds attack the beautiful Tippi Hedren in a phone booth in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds." I practically got ...

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    How would you use $338 million?

    By JROrtega in The Daily Dose

    Surprise - I won Saturday's $338 million Powerball jackpot, and I'm trying to figure out how to best use my winnings. And back to reality. My partner and I talked a bit Saturday night about what $338 million could do ...

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    Have you done the Harlem Shake?

    By JROrtega in The Daily Dose

    UPDATE:We are no longer accepting entries. To see all of the videos submitted and cast your vote, go here. You still have until March 31 to give us your best Harlem Shake videos! We've received several great submissions so far! ...

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    Relax, don't do it.

    By JROrtega in The Daily Dose

    I did absolutely nothing this weekend, and you know what - it was fantastic. A sore throat, endless sneezing and an overall cloudy judgement last week left me feeling lazy and needy. Not sure if it's a bug going around, ...

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    What have we become?

    By JROrtega in The Daily Dose

    Death is an unstoppable moment. The very end all of our physical lives on this Earth. This final act always seems sacred and private. But the death of famed director Tony Scott was anything but that. As his life hung ...

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    The Consequences of Being a Journalist

    By JROrtega in The Daily Dose

    The dark clouds groaned over the plains alongside U.S. Highway 87 Tuesday -- a storm was near. I stood at the bottom of a hill next to a curved asphalt-skinned snake cresting its way northward. From a distance, I could ...

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    Should I name my first born Blog Entry Ortega?

    By JROrtega in The Daily Dose

    I really hope you didn't say yes ... PLEASE tell me you didn't say YES. It's hard to avoid the reality of some of the names being given to children this generation. Never has it been more clear than in ...

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    People going mad over Mad Cow?

    By JROrtega in The Daily Dose

    I still remember hearing about the "mad cow," as a kid, well I felt like a kid. The first happened when I was a junior in high school. The other two were in Alabama and right here in Texas in ...

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    A trip down memory lane.

    By JROrtega in The Daily Dose

    So not only is it Monday, but it's also the Monday after a week long staycation. I'm not complaining, really. I was actually ready to come back. I feel fully recharged and ready to face the world. But nothing made ...

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