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• Jeez, when you cannot trust two complete strangers in a fast food restaurant’s parking lot selling high-end computer equipment, we are truly lost as a society. A 22-year-old woman in Spartanburg, South Carolina was a victim of a sophisticated ruse when she came upon two enterprising fellows selling iPads for $300 apiece in a McDonald’s parking lot. The duo agreed to sell her one for $180 but upon closer inspection (after she opened a sealed FedEx box containing the purported iPad once she got home), she discovered that it was simply a block of wood painted black with an Apple logo. DERP! [azcentral]

• Ladies and gentlemen, Kansas State’s new mascots: the EcoEnforcers. Hoo boy. [Off the Bench]

• Um, yay? Kid Rock, Lady Antebellum and Maroon 5 to perform during NFL season kickoff show. I would have preferred Toddler Stone, Lord Cerebellum and Crimson 12, mainly because those acts don’t exist. Or suck. [Shutdown Corner]

• South Carolina QB Andrew Clifford crashed his moped while carrying pizza. [Larry Brown Sports]

• The Stanley Cup took a bit of a tumble under Michael Ryder’s watch. [Puck Daddy]

• The Royals’ Brayan Pena: Earth’s defender against the onslaught of the praying mantis menace. [Big League Stew]

• Here’s a commercial featuring ESPN’s Lee Corso eating grass. Yep. [Awful Announcing]

• Check out NBA Offseason’s super cool band-themed t-shirts. [The Basketball Jones]

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