TV Watch List: Thurs, August 15- Sun, August 18

Hannah is way more evil than Dexter
Hannah is way more evil than Dexter

Metro’s weekend TV breakdown.

COMPETITION. Oh, how far the pretty have fallen. In this episode, former beauty queens and pageant girls vie, not for a crown or sash designating them loveliest of all, but for the title of Miss Wipeout. This is probably a prime example of why young girls should not put all of their eggs in the “going to be Miss Universe one day” basket.
Thursday, 8 p.m., ABC

‘Strange Sex
EDUCATIONAL. The title of this episode of one of the most deliciously freaky documentary-type shows on the ‘tube is “160 lb. Scrotum and Dominatrix in Training.” They had us at “160 lb Scrotum.”
Sunday, 10:30 p.m, DFH

‘True Blood’
DRAMA. Whaaat, it’s already the finale? Time flies when you’re having bloody good fun. You know that sh—t is going to go down in the sixth season finale of — admittedly — one of the most increasingly ridiculous fantasy/dramas on TV. But we love it.
Season Finale, Sunday, 9 p.m., HBO

DRAMA. We’ve finally picked our jaws off the floor after finding out, at the end of last week’s episode, that that B Hannah is back and still poisoning people. We’re really hoping that Dexter just offs her this time — bloodily.
Sunday, 9 p.m., SHO


Mutant worms stay sober, even on alcohol

U.S. researchers have developed "mutant worms" that do not get drunk by alcohol, a breakthrough that could lead to new treatment for people trying to quit drinking


K-9 nose helps capture $150K in cocaine at…

A furry, four-legged security agent helped authorities stop an illegal cocaine shipment from sneaking past JFK customs.


Minnesota man asked to leave Southwest flight after…

A man and his two sons were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight after the man sent a tweet complaining about being treated rudely by a gate agent.


Man sues hospital after surprise penis amputation

An Alabama man who went in to a hospital last month for a circumcision awoke after surgery to find his penis had been amputated, his lawyer said on Thursday.


Review: Brett Ratner's big 'Hercules' movie is small…

The latest "Hercules," starring Dwayne Johnson as the half-god beefcake of Greek myth, strips its hero and tale of most of its fantastical elements.


Scientists recreate world's smallest Monet copy

Scientists have reproduced a famous Impressionist painting using nano-printing, to create what has been described as the world's smallest work of art. Reworked at the…


Jerry Seinfeld is ambidextrous, and other Reddit AMA…

See some of the weirder highlights of Jerry Seinfeld's recent Reddit AMA.

Going Out

Grab a pedestrian and start dancing at What…

As a New Yorker, I’ve mastered the art of focusing my gaze straight ahead. Though it occasionally piques my interest, the absurdities that play out…


2014 NFL Fantasy Football Top 100 overall player…

2014 NFL Fantasy Football Top 100 overall player rankings

U.S. Soccer

NYCFC announce signing of Frank Lampard

The tease of a big signing Thursday by new MLS side NYCFC ended up being one rumored for weeks. England midfielder Frank Lampard agreed to…


NBA great LeBron James sends 800 cupcake apologies…

By Kim PalmerCLEVELAND (Reuters) - NBA star LeBron James, whose recent return to the Cleveland Cavaliers in his home state of Ohio sparked a frenzy…


Jerry Reese confident with Giants, skipping countdown clocks…

Last year, Giants GM Jerry Reese installed a countdown clock in the locker room to inspire Big Blue to play in their own stadium for Super Bowl XLVIII.


Forget Wi-Fi: Li-Fi could be the future

Li-Fi technology – developed by Mexican company Sisoft – is wireless internet connectivity using specialized LED light.


Weather app Climendo might be the most accurate…

The wait for a truly accurate weather forecast could finally be over thanks to a nifty new app called Climendo.


Napkin Table puts focus off the phone and…

Michael Jan, a design student at Tunghai University in Taiwan, has invented a serviette-picnic blanket hybrid called the Napkin Table.


Essie's new Color Boutique

Essie launches high-tech kiosks at major airports and malls across the country.