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This Business Insider Senior Editor Thinks NBA And NFL Players Do “Hood Rat Sh-t”

By: Beejoli Shah / February 2, 2015
It's never easy to get an assignment handed to you that's hard to write -- especially one as silly as a listicle about what constitutes a "Modern Gentleman," but that didn't stop Business Insider's senior finance editor, Linette Lopez, from giving it the old college try. The other thing it didn't stop her from? Making… More »

Huckabee Equates Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage To Forcing Jews To Sell “Bacon Wrapped Shrimp”

By: Robyn Pennacchia / February 2, 2015
In an interview with CNN on Sunday, Mike Huckabee explained why he is never going to support the legalization of gay marriage, which is already legal in most of the states: "I'd like to think that there's room in America for people who have different points of view without screaming and shouting and wanting… More »

5 Ways America’s Justice System Is Designed To Screw You

By: Cracked / February 2, 2015
You've heard it in 10,000 cop shows: "You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you." As much as people tend to hate on lawyers, that moment when you have your face crammed into the hood of a squad car is when most decide those appointed… More »

Creationists Furious Over Carnival Cruise Lines’ Superbowl Ad

By: Robyn Pennacchia / February 2, 2015
Ken Ham and his fellow Creationists are very upset about a Carnival Cruise Lines ad that aired during the Superbowl, featuring a particularly lovely part of a 1962 speech by John F. Kennedy. "I really don't know why it is that all of us are so committed to the sea, except I think it'… More »

New York Pastor: Justin Bieber Is Trans* And Regrets Getting Surgery

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 2, 2015
New York pastor Rev. James David Manning has some pretty bizarre impressions about how being trans* and/or queer/gay/lesbian/whatever else works, because he’s asserting in a YouTube video that children ages 6-10 are getting gender reassignment surgeries and regretting those surgeries by the time they’re 20 years old. He’s citing Justin Bieber as a… More »

Break Free Of Your Phone Addiction With WNYC’s “Bored And Brilliant” Project

By: Claire Hannum / January 31, 2015
Most of us suffer from some form or another of smartphone addiction, and we have a tendency to whip out our phones anytime we're alone with our thoughts or find ourselves getting bored. Without space for our minds to wander, are we missing out on prime creativity… More »

Stacey Dash: Rape Victims Are “Bad Girls … Who Like To Be Naughty”

By: Robyn Pennacchia / January 30, 2015
Stacey Dash was once known for being Dionne in "Clueless." Now she's just known for being clueless in real life. The former actress, in her new role on Fox's "Outnumbered," had some interesting things to say about two recent stories regarding campus crackdowns meant to prevent sexual assault--national sorority chapters telling sorority members at… More »

Watch This Very Important Footage Of Cats With Wine Glasses On Their Heads

By: Claire Hannum / January 30, 2015
Please enjoy this essential video of cats hanging out with wine glasses on their heads and relish in the utter absurdity in both this film and life itself. You're welcome. [Jezebel]… More »

All Charges Dropped Against White Cop Who Shot A Black 7-Year-Old In Her Sleep

By: Claire Hannum / January 30, 2015
Detroit police officer Joseph Weekley, who shot 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones in her sleep during a raid on her home in 2010, will not face any charges surrounding her death. Weekley was initially charged with involuntary manslaughter (a felony) and careless discharge of a firearm causing death  (a misdemeanor) in connection to Aiyana's death in 2011,… More »

Sarah Palin Is Now A Co-Chair Of The Ready For Hillary PAC

By: Robyn Pennacchia / January 30, 2015
Last weekend, Her Royal Mooseness Sarah Palin blessed us all with what will surely go down in history as the greatest drunk maid-of-honor speech in all of history. At one point during said speech, she ripped a "Ready For Hillary" magnet out of her bra and flailed it around while yelling  “I’m ready for Hillary,… More »

Satanic Monster Energy Drinks Lady Is Back And More Batshit Than Ever

By: Robyn Pennacchia / January 30, 2015
Remember Christine Weick? The woman who delighted us all with her fascinating theories about supposedly "Satanic" symbols on Monster Energy drinks in a hilarious YouTube video that will never, ever get old for any reason? She's baaaaAAAAAAAaaaaaack. This time, our beloved Christine stopped by Texas Muslim Capitol Day--a peaceful rally at the Texas Capitol… More »

Woman Plummets To Death After Cliff-Side Sunset Proposal

By: Megan Reynolds / January 30, 2015
Whoa, this is so sad: a Bulgarian woman is dead after falling off a cliff following her boyfriend's surprise proposal in Ibiza. Dimitrina Dimitrova's boyfriend led her to a romantic cliff-side proposal spot and as the sun set, he popped the question; Dimitrova was so excited that she literally jumped for joy -- then fell 65… More »

Living With A Boyfriend Is Just Like Murdering Five People, Says Pat Robertson

By: Robyn Pennacchia / January 29, 2015
Brenda, a concerned mother, wrote into the 700 Club to ask Pat Robertson for some insight on her daughter's afterlife, and whether or not she was definitely going to hell for living with a boyfriend who had yet to finalize his divorce. "My daughter is a Christian and a good person. She lives with… More »

“Humans Of New York” Helps Raise Over $1 Million For Brooklyn School

By: Claire Hannum / January 29, 2015
A little over a week ago, Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind the blog "Humans Of New York," posted a photo of a young man named Vidal who cited his school principal, Nadia Lopez, as the most influential person in his life: "When we get in trouble, she doesn't suspend us. More »

Megyn Kelly On Women: “We’re Drinking, We’re Smoking, We’re Having Premarital Sex”

By: Beejoli Shah / January 29, 2015
Megyn Kelly, you're all right. Say what you will about Fox News (which hopefully is very little, because my god, talk about bottling up the worst conservative arguments into one place and giving them a megaphone), one thing is true: their own Megyn Kelly, right-leaning host of "The Kelly File," is kind of a bad… More »

‘Zombie Cat’ Claws Way Out Of Grave And Into Our Hearts

By: Huffington Post Weird News / January 29, 2015
Rest in purrs. A Florida feline has been dubbed a “zombie cat” after clawing his way out of an untimely grave. The cat's owner, Tampa resident Ellis Hutson, 52, told ABC News he found his pet, Bart, in the road a couple of weeks ago. Read more on Huffington Post Weird… More »

Idaho Mom Insists LGBT Rights Could Lead To Rampant Necrophilia

By: Robyn Pennacchia / January 29, 2015
The state legislature of Idaho is currently debating a bill, House Bill 2, which would add both sexual orientation and gender identity to its Human Rights Bill. While one would think this would not be too much of a big deal to anyone living in the year 2015, there are still some people out there… More »

Footage Shows Police Pepper Spraying Seattle Teacher At MLK Rally

By: Claire Hannum / January 29, 2015
Video footage surfaced yesterday depicting Seattle police pepper spraying Seattle high school teacher Jesse Hagopian on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, unprovoked, just after he'd finished making a powerful speech about racial equality. That day, a rally had been held in Seattle in honor of Dr. King. Hagopian marched and spoke to participants about the… More »

Father Of Boy With Leukemia Asks School To Bar Unvaccinated Children

By: Robyn Pennacchia / January 29, 2015
Rhett Krawitt is an unvaccinated child--though not because his parents have any loony beliefs about vaccination causing autism or whatever. He's unvaccinated because he has been fighting leukemia for the past 4 1/2 years, and though doctors say he's in remission, his immune system is still rebuilding. Because he can't be immunized, Rhett relies o… More »

Marissa Alexander Has Been Released From Prison

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 28, 2015
Florida Stand Your Ground defendant Marissa Alexander has been released from prison. [NBC] Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch is being grilled over her stance that waterboarding is torture. [The Guardian] If policing strategies that position officers as members of the community rather than being removed from or above the community have been prove… More »

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