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The Joker may have gotten the best of Batman and Robin again. In a bizarre scene on the I-190 in Buffalo, the Batmobile crashed into a guardrail Thursday, according to a NITTEC image. The driver, Robin – not in costume, by the way – was on his way to the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center to set up for this weekend's Nickel City Con, when disaster struck. "Actually, t…

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Don't keep this news in a vault: Geraldo Rivera is coming to Western New York – by boat. The mustachioed Fox News contributor is riding along the full length of the Erie Canal, Rivera said in a tweet Monday. Instead of a mule named Sal, he's bringing his brother, Craig. The Albany Times-Union spotted Rivera at Lock 2 in Waterford earlier Tuesday, waiting for the cana…

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Step aside, #TheDress: Yanny and Laurel are here. A viral audio posted by Instagram influencer Cloe Feldman is setting the internet ablaze. In the clip, a voice can be heard repeating one word ... but is it Laurel or is it Yanny? Listen to the recording and decide which word you hear: https://twitter.com/CloeCouture/status/996218489831473152 A linguist explaine…

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When my mother was in her early 30s, she packed a lifetime's worth of clothing into suitcases and shipped them to another country an ocean away from her parents, brothers and sisters. She didn't know what she'd need, exactly, when moving from China to America to join her husband, but she figured her infant daughter would grow up and borrow items from her closet. I did. …

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What's in a name? For the Bills and two of their newly signed free agents, the opportunity for a very Buffalo laugh. The team tweeted a photo of OT Gerhard de Beer and DE Mike Love side by side, thumbs pointed at their jerseys. "Weekend vibes" was all the tweet said. But the real message? https://twitter.com/buffalobills/status/995043366906744834 Responses to the …

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Here's another chance to curse common first names. An innocent ESPN interview Friday night with the station's Buffalo Bills beat reporter Mike Rodak has sparked social media theatrics, with a modest side of humor. Arizona Cardinals' senior vice president of media relations, Mark Dalton, spotted an error in an ESPN lower-third that claimed quarterback Josh Rosen had p…

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John Pawlowski still eats the same sub, from the same deli, and on sunny days once a week he still parks under same shady tree on the same Town of Tonawanda street for his lunch break. One year later, the country's most famous sub eater remains a creature of habit. "I don't have another good spot," Pawlowski said. http://buffalonews.com/2017/05/16/tonawanda-sub-ea…

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Alton Brown admits that he might never be able to set foot in Buffalo again. The Food Network star's sin? It's about as bad as when Frank's RedHot tweeted, "Buffalo wings + Ranch = two peas in a pod."  In case you missed it, Brown said "If you want great Buffalo chicken wings, don't go to frickin' Buffalo" on a recent episode of First We Feast's "Hot Ones." In …

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Madonna and Sean Penn. Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston. Hollywood history is littered with bitter, attention-grabbing breakups among the A-list set. The latest: Ross Cellino and Steve Barnes. At least that's according to no less an authority than Chrissy Teigen, the model and TV host who is married to singer John Legend. The Buffalo…

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Mark Topping didn’t grow up in Buffalo, but after four years living and attending college in the Queen City, he considers himself a “Buffalonian at heart.” Topping grew up in California, in the San Francisco Bay area and suburbs of Los Angeles. He ended up in Buffalo during his college years, when he did a national student exchange program in 1992 at SUNY Buffalo State.…

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Buffalo and Rochester culinary defenders can put down their (pitch)forks: The author of the New Yorker "garbage plate" article has apologized. Elizabeth Barber on Saturday posted a piece on the magazine's website about a "Buffalo City Fair" event in Brooklyn that cited garbage plates as an example of Buffalo cuisine. She couldn't have stirred up a bigger food fight if s…

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University at Buffalo student Kyle Hughes received Internet notoriety earlier this season after hitting a half-court shot to win ... 12 medium pizzas. SportsCenter played the clip on repeat that night. So how did Hughes respond to UB's big upset of Arizona in the NCAA Tournament? In the most Buffalo way possible: by going through a folding table, of course. Here's th…

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Buffalo fish fries are special — different from what you'd find in Cleveland, Milwaukee or some other cities.  How? It mostly comes down to carbs and sides (There are right ones and wrong ones to get, according to News food critic Andrew Galarneau's power rankings.) And they come with a long history, too. Fish fry socials "were the Facebooks of their time. That…

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Yes, St. Bonaventure fans scrolling through #Bonnies Twitter or pinching yourselves this morning, last night was real. St. Bonaventure men's basketball pulled off a March Madness upset last night, beating UCLA 65-58 and winning its first game in the NCAA tournament since 1970. Here are some of the best Twitter reactions and proof that last night was not a dream: …