Posts tagged "alaska"

This Is What Aurora Borealis Looks Like In Real Time

Posters, photos and time-lapse videos of the Northern Lights are stunning, but what would the Lights look like in real life if we came upon them ourselves? Videographer O Chul Kwon captured a the real-time movement of Aurora Borealis in Yellowknife, Canada, and now I can sufficiently daydream that I'm right there experiencing it too.

By: Claire Hannum / September 21, 2014

The Palin Family Threw Down At A Snowmobile Party On Saturday

Bristol Palin reportedly has a mean right hook. No, really: police in Anchorage, Alaska confirmed to the politics blog Wonkette that the entire Palin family were part of "20 people" involved in a brawl at a party on Saturday night for the annual Iron Dog snowmobile race. The whole matter started, allegedly, when the elder…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 11, 2014

Bear Crashes Birthday Party By Falling Through Family’s Skylight, Proceeds To Eat All The Cupcakes

A Juneau, Alaska, couple was prepping for their child's birthday party at their home when they received a visit from a surprise party crasher — a 180-pound black bear who fell through the skylight. The couple ran out of the room, but the bear wasn't about to show himself out before he got a chance…

By: Claire Hannum / June 26, 2014

Coming To A Bar Bathroom Near You: Pregnancy Tests!

Alaska has the highest rate of fetal alcohol syndrome in the United States, so apparently, the obvious solution to lawmakers is to put free pregnancy tests in the restrooms of local bars so women can make sure there's no bun in the oven before they order a beer. I don't know about you, but

By: Claire Hannum / June 16, 2014

MTV’s “Buckwild” Reality Show Rebooted, Heads To Alaska

MTV is bringing back their reality show "Buckwild," only this time it'll be set in Wasilla, Alaska — AKA Sarah Palin's hometown. "Buckwild" was originally canceled after cast member Shain Gandee died suddenly in an accident. [TMZ]  A tiny bright spot in the natural disaster that is Terry Richardson: the text to a British model named…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 24, 2014

HAHAHA: Prankster Gets Pitbull Exiled To Alaska

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,…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 31, 2012

Alaska Town’s Cat Mayor: Feline Mayor Is The Cat’s Pajamas

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…

By: Huffington Post Weird News / July 16, 2012

Kathy Griffin Could Not, In Fact, See Russia From Sarah Palin’s House

  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,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 26, 2011

Is Sarah Palin Moving To Arizona?

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!"…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 23, 2011

Sorry Ladies: Sarah Palin’s Son, Track Palin, Is Off The Market

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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 20, 2011

Wasilla High School Bans Song By Gay Rock Legend

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,…

By: Newser / May 14, 2011