Our hats are off to Something Awful writer David Thorpe, the genius who had the forethought, dedication and passion to orchestrate a major prank against reggaeton/rapper dude Pitbull. A few months back, Pitbull launched a contest in conjunction with Walmart wherein fans voted to get a free Pitbull concert at their local Walmart. In response, Thorpe began an #ExilePitbull hashtag campaign on Twitter. He urged voters to send Pitbull to a remote Walmart in Kodiak, Alaska, and the Kodiak location received more than 60,000 likes, handily defeating the competition. Thorpe won! Keep reading »
The mayor of a sleepy Alaska town is feline fine. The part-Manx cat clawed his way onto the political scene of Talkeetna, Alaska, through a write-in campaign shortly after he was born 15 years ago.
Although his position is honorary, Stubbs’ popularity is real. His election earned him enough press to catapult the town at the base of Mount McKinley into a tourist destination. Read more…
Sometimes I think Kathy Griffin would not have any material if it weren’t for the Palin family. But I don’t necessarily mind because, like she says here in a clip from her “Kathy Griffin: Gurrl Down” comedy special, the Palin family is really effing funny. Here Kathy talks about how she went to Wasilla, Alaska, with Levi Johnston to knock on the Palins’ front door … and could not see one inch of Russia. What the…? [AOL TV] Keep reading »
Gird your loins, Arizona: Sarah Palin might be moving in! The Atlantic Wire reports the former governor of Alaska allegedly bought an 8,000-square foot, $1.6 million home in a secluded area of Scottsdale, Arizona. The identity of the buyer is hidden on the property records, but the lawyer for the sale suspiciously replied “No comment!” when asked if the buyer was Palin. The fancy pad features six bedrooms, six bathrooms, a swimming pool and spa, a six-car garage, a wine cellar, and a guard gate. Damn! Keep reading »
Ladies, our hopes for marrying into the Palin family have been dashed! (Heterosexually, at least.) Track Palin, 22, the eldest Palin child, recently married his high school sweetheart, Britta Hanson, in a small ceremony. Track Palin is an Army Reservist who was deployed for a year in Iraq; he plans to study at the University of Alaska, where his new wife is a nursing student. The happy couple wed in Hatcher Pass, Alaska, a skiing, snowboarding and hiking locale. The happy couple will hold a bigger ceremony this winter at Alaska’s Alyeska Ski Resort, when they said friends and family from the lower 48 states will be able to join them. (Hmm, could there be another Palin grandkid on the way?) What I find most interesting about this photo is that the bride appears to have wed in jeans and a white blazer, which is the low-key way I want to do it. In fact, it looks like everyone wore super-casual jeans or khakis. Maybe these Palins are onto something… [People] Keep reading »
An Alaska high school choir was up in arms after the principal banned a song for graduation because it was written by a gay rocker. Wasilla principal Dwight Probasco banned the 1975 Queen hit “Bohemian Rhapsody” from a graduation ceremony after complaints from parents about the sexual orientation of songwriter and lead singer of Queen, Freddie Mercury. “The whole thing was just ridiculous,” said a senior from Sarah Palin’s hometown. “They’d played the song on the school intercom and we played it at prom. It’s a great song and the choir was really excited to be singing it. The senior class felt like it defined them.” Read more… Keep reading »