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Brit’s Brain Goes Haywire Over New York Subway System

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British journalist Bim Adewunmi has been in New York for the last few weeks and apparently taking the subway has driven her insane. Writing in The Guardian, she expresses the feeling in the most colorful way possible:

“Think of a book with an opening scene set in a village in rural England. There’s a winding country lane, and in the distance can be heard the relentlessly tuneful whistle of a milkman, and the gentle moo of a cow. Yes, there are still milkmen and there are still cows, but look closer: the cows are wearing smart white coats and jaunty little hats, delivering milk extracted from humans. Terrifying image, isn’t it?”

Everything about her description of the MTA is glorious. Some more highlights: Keep reading »

Forbes’ Frat Douche Bill Frezza Says “The Gravest Threat To Fraternities” Are “Drunk Female Guests”

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Fresh off the heels of a fraternity at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee fielding accusations that they drugged female guests with roofies, someone at Forbes.com actually decided to publish a blog post arguing “Drunk Female Guests Are The Gravest Threat To Fraternities” (cached here). It’s the kind of journalism moment that the Seth and Amy “REALLY?!” GIF was made for.

The author is Bill Frezza, a Forbes contributor and the president of The Beta Foundation, the house corporation for the Chi Phi fraternity at MIT. With no exaggeration, Frezza more concerned with frats over people. The whole thing reads like a game of Sexist Victim Blaming No Accountability Bingo: his focus on “irresponsible women,” frets about “false accusations of rape,” and repeated jabs at feminists show he doesn’t care a whit about mens’ role in sexual violence against women — a subject he glosses over entirely except to accuse women of lying about it, even though we all understand that’s really what this whole thing is about. Keep reading »

Food Truck Sold Tacos With Side Of Meth: Authorities

Food Truck Sold Tacos With A Side Of Meth: Authorities

Tacos with a side of salsa, guac, and—meth? Seventeen members of an alleged international drug ring have been busted and indicted, the state’s attorney general’s office announced yesterday, revealing that one sales venue was a taco truck parked on the streets of Denver, the Denver Post reports. Read more on Newser…

My Tri-Boob Heart Will Go On

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Passenger Shaming Instagram Gloriously Calls Out The Rudest Flyers Among Us

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At last, a solution to those select selfish douchebags who ruin everyone else’s flying experience — embarrass them on the internet! In elementary school, whenever we leaned back in our chairs, scratched up our desks, or generally defiled anything that was communal property, our teacher would ask, “You wouldn’t behave like that in your own house, would you?” (Sometimes the answer really was “yes,” but that’s neither here nor there.) The Instagram and Facebook account Passenger Shaming asks this exact question without ever having to actually say it. Passenger Shaming is awesomely self-described as “photos of assholes taken by anonymous flight attendants & passengers from all over the world. Don’t end up here.” It’s captured shots of passengers kicking up their bare feet next other flyers’ heads, making gigantic messes under their seats, peeing in the bathroom sink, and just being all-around shitty people to the hundred or so other passengers who are stuck in a metal tube with them. Keep reading »

We Live In A World That Includes Twee Dog Weddings, Because Why Not

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When Danni Rivera and her husband Wil got a second dachshund, she suggested over a glass of wine that the two pups get married. Luckily for her, she’s a wedding photographer and videographer, so she just made a few calls to her fellow creative friends and whipped up a canine Pinterest wedding. Hudson and Chelsea tied the knot in front of all their four-legged friends, and well, wikiHow implies that dog weddings are a totally normal thing so who am I to judge? I can’t really argue with two minutes of puppy footage, no matter how much that cake and those place settings may have cost. Love is love, right? [NBC Philadelphia]

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