Adrienne Truscott Does Rape Comedy Right

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 21, 2015
See, rape jokes can be funny! More »

Judge: Lab Chimps Have The Right To Fight For Freedom

By: Newser / April 21, 2015
The writ of habeas corpus lets prisoners appear in court to make their captors justify why they're being held. Until now in the US, those who've used this legal tactic have been human. But a New York judge yesterday ruled that the writ may be used by two lab chimpanzees at Stony Brook University, ScienceMore »

It’s A Quadruple Rainbow, Oh My God!

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 21, 2015
It's a quadruple rainbow, all the way! A quadruple rainbow, OH MY GOD! More »

High Schoolers Celebrate “Anti-Gay Day” With Matching Outfits

By: Robyn Pennacchia / April 20, 2015
This past Wednesday, members of the Gay Student Union at a Pittsburgh-area high school participated in the National Day of Silence, meant to call attention to the bullying and harassment many LGBT kids are subjected to. The next day, some of their classmates decided to double down on that bullying and harassment, and organized an "Anti-Gay… More »

Cory Booker Is Calling Congress Out On Its “Pot Hypocrisy”

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 20, 2015
Or is it hyPOTcrisy? Heh heh heh. More »

Charges Dismissed Against Chicago Officer Who Shot Rekia Boyd In The Head

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 20, 2015
A judge has dismissed the manslaughter charge against the Chicago officer who killed an unarmed Black woman, saying that there is "no evidence of reckless conduct." Back in 2012, Officer Dante Servin approached 22-year-old Rekia Boyd and her friends in a park and told them to keep the noise down; when one of the me… More »

Father Of 8 Blames Child Porn Stash On The Illuminati

By: Robyn Pennacchia / April 20, 2015
In 2013, police found over 20,000 images of child pornography on a computer belonging to Alan Greaves, a 45 year-old British father of eight. He is currently in jail, after having plead guilty to two offences of making indecent images. However, he is now, through his lawyer, claiming he is innocent. You see--Greaves says he ha… More »

Iowa Republican Blocks Bill Terminating Parental Rights Of Convicted Rapists

By: Robyn Pennacchia / April 20, 2015
State Rep. Chip Baltimore insists it's just a "feel good" bill. … More »

Maureen Dowd Needs To Sit Down

By: Katrin Higher / April 19, 2015
In all of Maureen Dowd's years of writing editorial for The New York Times, I never thought she would go this far down the gender binary path. She manages to call Hillary Clinton overly masculine while slamming Obama for being feminized all in the same paragraph. Happy Sunday and happy internalized misogyny, Maureen! This i… More »

Obama Expected To Voice Support For Medical Marijuana

By: Katrin Higher / April 19, 2015
Sunday night, Barack Obama is supposedly going to voice his support for the legalization of medical marijuana on national television, around 9PM on CNN in an interview with Sanjay Gupta. This will be part of a series that CNN has been doing called "WEED 3" Maybe we need to DVR Game of Thrones and MadMore »

Bald Eagles Return To NYC After 100 Years

By: Katrin Higher / April 19, 2015
A bald eagle couple has been found making a home (nest) in New York City, the first to do so in a century, ornithologists report. They appear to be starting a family on the South Shore of Staten Island. Local birders have named the male Bald Eagle Vito, and the couple are engaging in brooding… More »

Ohio School Photoshops The Word ‘Feminist’ Off Of A Girl’s Shirt, Calls It ‘Offensive’

By: Katrin Higher / April 19, 2015
Middle school student and my new bff Sophie Thomas of Clermont Northeastern Middles School in Batavia, Ohio wore a shirt to photo day that said FEMINIST in glaring white letters - which the school then decided to totally wipe out in post. Do I still have to live in a country where the word feminist… More »

‘Anne of Green Gables’ Actor Jonathan Crombie Who Played Gilbert Blythe Dies At Age 48

By: Katrin Higher / April 19, 2015
The Canadian actor who played Gilbert Blythe on the PBS hit mini-series Anne of Green Gables, died Saturday morning at the age of 48 from a brain hemorrhage. Many of us from Generation X to the older Millenials, grew up watching and adoring his character in this beloved series and he was definitely considered many… More »

Texas Nears Approval Of Open-Carry Bill For Handguns

By: Katrin Higher / April 18, 2015
In the true fashion of Texas and its insane Wild West ways, the state is nearing the approval of a bill that would allow its gun-licensed citizens to casually walk around with visible hand guns at all times! The state’s House voted 96-35 on Friday to pass the bill, which allows folks to tote around… More »

Clueless Sexist Dude Catcalls A Woman During An Anti-Catcalling Video

By: Katrin Higher / April 18, 2015
Buzz60, a fun video grabbing site that puts out quirky and interesting content, did a small street interview piece on catcalling hosted by Patrick Jones that was meant to be about anti-street harassment and anti-catcalling. On Twitter, Jones called the impromptu interview "the craziest interview of my career." The guy who basically stepped in to… More »

Global Warming Is Causing Spiders To Become Giant Breeding Speeding Hell Monsters

By: Katrin Higher / April 18, 2015
The 1990 cinematic triumph "Arachnophobia" is becoming a reality. As if we didn't have enough horror in the world, scientists have to show up and give us the very upsetting news that global warming is causing spiders to become faster, larger and more numerous. With warmer climate, spiders become more limber, breed more and basically… More »

Northern Illinois University Offers Honors Course on ‘Game of Thrones’ This Semester

By: Katrin Higher / April 18, 2015
Hey college kids, want to be part of society's intellectual decline? Then sign up for NIU's new honors course "Game of Thrones, Television and Medieval History" that is based on the popular HBO show (not the books that the show is based on by George R.R. Martin). I'm sure it's a great course considering thi… More »

Ben Affleck Demanded PBS Hide His Slave-Owning Ancestor From Their Show

By: Katrin Higher / April 18, 2015
PBS's popular show "Finding Your Roots" traces the ancestry of celebrities and it was recently revealed that Ben Affleck decided to hide some of his more sinister lineage. Affleck thought he was safe with his secretive demand, until of course, the Sony emails were leaked! Turns out the host of the show, Henry Louis Gate… More »

“White History Month” Deli Owner Would Like Some Money Now Please

By: Robyn Pennacchia / April 17, 2015
As you may recall, back in March, some douchebag in Jersey put a sign out in front of his deli saying "Celebrate Your White Heritage In March WHITE HISTORY MONTH." It did not work out well for him. In fact, it worked out so poorly for ol' Jimbo Boggess that he says he is now… More »

Instagram Specifically Bans Female Nipples, Is Totes Fine With Male Nipples

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 17, 2015
Instagram’s new guidelines specifically ban images of female nipples except in the case of breastfeeding mothers, post-mastectomy breasts, and artwork. More »

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