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- Senior Citizens Charged Over Using Iron Maiden to Piss Off Neighbors
An elderly couple in Stockholm, Sweden, faces charges of harassment after they allegedly blasted Iron Maiden tracks at full volume in an effort to exact revenge on a noisy neighbor.
- Downton Abbey wants to cash in on itself—and plans to launch an apparel, furnishings, and beauty lin
Downton Abbey wants to cash in on itself—and plans to launch an apparel, furnishings, and beauty line. So now you can have all the elegance that comes with Dowager Countess's exercise in maroon, Lady Mary's never-wrinkled chiffon, or the American grandmother's fussy feather headbands.
- Billboard Exploits Native American History to Sell Pro-Gun Message
Residents of Greeley, Colorado, say they are outraged over two billboards displaying a historic photo of Native Americans in an effort to make an implicit pro-gun point.
- Corrupt fraud-lizard Lanny Davis comforts jabbering bigot Tim Brando about Twitter meanies who "spew
- This Is What It Looks Like When You Lose All of Your Startup Money
Well, technically not all of it. After working as a programmer for online gaming community Meez.com, our tipster saw his scoop of the corporate money sundae reduced by 8,000,000 to 1, leaving him with just a little more than it cost to mail him this check. "Sometimes you win," he told us, "but you rarely hear about the losers."
- Jan Brewer Signs "No Shitty Inoperable Gun Left Behind" Into Law
It's time someone addressed the real victims of America's decline in traditional family values. I speak of our national shame: unwanted firearms. If Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer could, she'd adopt them all, no matter how broken. But she's doing the next best thing: finding loving homes for orphaned hand-cannons.
- Here's the Scene That Made Me Fall in Love With Rectify
The Sundance Channel's series Rectify unfurls so slowly that it's audacious. It risks losing viewers by taking its time to allow its central, fascinating character, Daniel Holden, to feel his way around a world from which he was absent for 19 years (he spent that time on Death Row and was let out thanks to new DNA evidence). At one point, he describes time as moving differently for him. It does for the show as well. The medium is perfectly tailored to its protagonist.
- Consumer Reports' first-ever thorough lab analysis of raw ground turkey meat and patties discovered
Consumer Reports' first-ever thorough lab analysis of raw ground turkey meat and patties discovered that more than half the packages tested positive for fecal bacteria. So much for that "healthy" turkey burger, huh?
- Publisher Sells Pulitzer-Winning Paper's Headquarters To Be Mean
Life as a newspaper journalist is a crushing series of indignities ending only with your final layoff from the last print newsroom within a hundred miles of your (foreclosed) condo. For California's Pulitzer-winning daily the Press-Enterprise, today's comically tragic news is that the paper's headquarters is being sold off for $30 million, with the remaining employees destined to be shuffled over to some leased office space in Riverside.
- Egyptian-American journalist Mona Eltahawy says that the N.
Egyptian-American journalist Mona Eltahawy says that the N.Y. District Attorney has requested access to her Twitter account. The request is related to her 2012 arrest for spray-painting over a bigoted pro-Israel subway ad that equated Muslims with "savages."
- Son Celebrates Birthday by Paying Off His Mother's Mortgage
- Mark Zuckerberg's Self-Serving Immigration Crusade
Having solved the problem of people not wasting enough time on the internet, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is now tackling his first real-world political cause: immigration reform. With a slick new non-profit group funded by tech millionaires, Zuckerberg is rallying Silicon Valley's elite into a political force they hope might one day rival Wall Street. Zuckerberg's political moves are of a piece with his career as a tech mogul: hugely ambitious, painfully awkward, entirely self-interested, and surprisingly successful. And he's just getting started.
- Eloise Illustrator Having an Estate Sale; Here's What Eloise Would Buy
Eloise illustrator Hilary Knight is having an estate sale. Though Eloise is eternally a precocious six-year-old living atop the Plaza Hotel, she has superb taste, naturally. She is cultured and well-traveled. She has been to Paris and Moscow and the Bawth. She has an uncanny skill of naming pets. She loves dressing up. Oooh how Eloise would have loved this collection.
- This Insane Footage of a Botched Fuel Heist Will Make You Gasp
Two petrol thieves remain at large in Australia after a gas station CCTV camera caught them fleeing the scene of a severely botched fuel heist.
- Deadly Afghan Plane Crash Caught By Dash Cam In This Horrifying Video
A Boeing 747 cargo plane crashed just after takeoff from Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan yesterday. There were eight crew members on board, and none of them survived. The entire crash was captured on the dash cam of an approaching vehicle. This is terrifying.
- President Obama on Jason Collins: He Can Definitely 'Bang With Shaq'
After a press conference this morning, assembled to address the crisis in Syria, the status of the federal budget cuts and the continuing Boston bomber investigation, President Obama returned to the podium to answer an encore question about Jason Collins coming out
. A fan of both basketball and the gays, the president responded: Переслать
- Naked Sweethearts & Mud Crawls: A Small College's Big Hazing Problem
Anonymous posters on Greek Life forums have long swapped rumors about the horrific hazing at Young Harris College, a tiny private college up in Appalachia run by former Georgia Secretary of State and failed gubernatorial candidate Cathy Cox. Now, a potent new lawsuit alleges that YHC administrators turned a blind eye — and some even joined in the fun — as sorority members made rushees sit naked on washing machines while they marked the jiggling parts of their bodies, male pledges engaged in human centipede-style "elephant crawls" through freezing cold creeks, and students dropped out of classes due to the emotional and physical stress of participating in Greek Life.
- Meteorologist Can't Stop Hiccuping During Live Weather Report
Just under the wire for April, but a bit too late to make this month's news blooper reel, KHOU 11 Chief Meteorologist David Paul recently faced one of the worst case scenarios for any on-air news person outside of uttering the words "fucking shit"
during the first two seconds of your very first newscast. Переслать
- Craigslist Ad for Assistant Hilariously Proves Need for Assistant [UPDATE]
Here is a screen capture of a real help wanted ad for an administrative assistant posted on New York City Craigslist by Sotheby's. The ad has been fixed now, presumably not by its original poster (click on the magnifying glass at the bottom to enlarge)
- Everything Amanda Knox Has Been Called in UK And US Tabloids
Amanda Knox, the American student convicted of murdering her roommate while studying in Italy, is back on television. Amanda Knox, who was exonerated of the charges, has an anticipated tell-all memoir coming out
. Amanda Knox, tabloid obsession, is being tried again for murder in Italy . Amanda Knox has a lot of nick-names: Переслать
- Is David Petraeus About to Join KKR?
The David Petraeus comeback tour
may lead the disgraced former general through the cleansing fires of high finance, where your alleged sins can be washed away with a few stellar exits. He has been making the rounds at a number of New York-based venture capital and private equity firms and one very knowledgeable source said Petraeus is slated to announce a relationship shortly. Переслать
- The Netherlands Has a New King; Time to Invade the Netherlands
The Netherlands' beloved Queen Beatrix officially abdicated her throne on Tuesday, making her son Willem-Alexander the nation's first king since 1890.
- George Zimmerman, charged with the murder of unarmed 17-year-old Travon Martin, has waived his right
George Zimmerman, charged with the murder of unarmed 17-year-old Travon Martin, has waived his right to a pre-trial "Stand Your Ground" hearing—but may still use the Florida law to argue for immunity during his trial.
- Armed Robber Has Shotgun Snatched by Unassuming Superhero
- Life "Isn't Easy" for Handsome Bankers with Ivy League Social Network
Gather round, campers, turn down the lantern, and prepare for a story from our friends at Bloomberg. A story of two rich, good looking men, ripped by the claws of fortune and fate as they struggle to create a website for other rich people. This is a true story.
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