August 2, 2011
When newlyweds Rich and Nicole Walsh emerged from their nuptials in Pittsburgh, they received the greatest gift of all...a Batmobile parked across the street from the church. The filmmakers of The Dark Knight Rises were gracious enough to let the bride and groom get some photos on one of Batman's Tumblers. The sweetly nerdy moment was captured on video. Nothing from the Crate & Barrel registry will ever live up to this.
The Princeton Review has come out with their annual list of the Top 20 Party Schools in the United States. This list probably influences the decision of prospective university students more than we'd care to admit. Here are the Top 10 with school appropriate photos. 11 thru 20 only warrant an honorable mention.
This is not a good way to ask for directions.
All Hail Shark Week. Sharks must have some cutthroat agents.
Who would have seen this coming? Turns out both "Fox" and "his friends" were a little upset about the President's decision to make a Ramadan proclamation. I mean he may have talked about Easter in his radio address that week and held an egg roll on the White House lawn, but he didn't make a special proclamation! Who cares that he quoted Jesus Christ in said Ramadan proclamation?! Outrage! Outrage! Harumph!
In case you haven't come across it, Reddit has a regular feature where people from all walks of life with an interesting story to tell are interviewed by the site's community. AMA stands for "Ask Me Anything," and pretty much anything goes. Here are 15 of the most fascinating AMAs from the last couple of years. Add your own in the comments if you have a favorite that I missed.
Brazilian soccer legend, Ronaldo, may have been in tip-top shape during his glory days, but not anymore. Take a look at what the retired life has done to this soccer pro.
He doesn't growl once. Not even once. I'm disappointed.
Dr. Dolittle refuses to live in a world where society won't let him talk to animals! Netflix refuse to live in a world where genres need to make sense.
So about a week ago GQ used excerpts of the book America's Douchiest Colleges for their list of this year's douchiest universities in the country. We here at BuzzFeed disagreed with their list, and made our own that was, well, right. Well the GQ guys have responded by giving our list the full douche-nalysis. What follows is the email that Peter and H.L. sent me. Enjoy.
President Obama signed the bill to raise the debt ceiling today, avoiding a potentially catastrophic blow to the United States economy. In the process, however, he had to sign off on a $2 trillion deficit reduction plan his own party thinks is too drastic and Republicans think isn't drastic enough. Politics is the great art of disappointment.
There's no better way to express yourself than with fashion. Take a look at some of the coolest jean jackets inspired by pop culture. And why not customize your favorite jean jacket so that it truly tells the world who YOU ARE!
"Weird Science" was released on this day 26 years ago. To honor John Hughes's greatest achievement in sci-fi girl-creation software movies, we bring you this handy list of things you didn't know about "Weird Science."
Whoops. Colorado Republican Doug Lamborn stepped in the briar patch last week when he used the phrase "tar baby" in association with President Obama. Rep. Lamborn has since personally written the President to apologize for his poor choice of words, with a spokesman saying he should have said "quagmire" instead of "tar baby." If you don't know why "tar baby" is offensive to African Americans, just do a quick Urban Dictionary search. If you dare.
Nostalgiagasm incoming. Back when getting hurt was not only acceptable, but desirable. That bruised knee could be soothed by winning some radical Reeboks.
Everyone loves pictures of puppies. This guy loves them more.
Although I like to think I can sing a mean Frank Sinatra myself, it's nothing compared to Gary, the 2nd Avenue New York construction worker. Forget "all the noise, traffic, and the impact of the 2nd Ave. subway and enjoy," as he croons the classic "Summer Wind."
I wish I could tell you that tree fought the good fight, and the wind let it be. I wish I could tell you that. A violent wind storm in Mansfield, Ohio ripped asunder the tree where Andy hid the money for Red in 'The Shawshank Redemption' (with Ohio standing in for New England thanks to Hollywood voodoo). What's next? Is the mouse from 'Green Mile' going to get crushed by a meteor?
Sharks get a bad rap for being dangerous predators that are constantly devouring humans, but there is a whole world of things out there that will kill before a shark does. Here are just a few of those things.
I'm a sucker for Candid Camera type pranks. This is the best of that genre I've seen in a while.
Gabrielle Giffords returned to the House of Representatives last night, turning a night where everyone was disappointed into a wonderful fist pump of a moment. It got us thinking, so here are our 10 best entrances from the world of film.
Apparently this kid is the breakout star of this season's Britain's Got Talent.
The jail bait gyration ratio certainly has declined since 1999. During a recent concert, Gomez paid homage to Britney's prime but was clearly uncomfortable with sexing it up for her pre-teen audience. This awkward montage made me yearn for TRL of yore.
By the Seven, those are some good effects. Warning: If you haven't seen the season finale of Game Of Thrones stop the video before 2:40 to avoid spoilers.
Any second now, someone will be forming PETT: People for the Ethical Treatment of Technology. False alarm people! They aren't sentient; just full of hot air.
Duane Perera, fed up with the routine of everyday life, picked up and traveled the world over just to drink Coca-Cola. Take a look at his amazing adventure!
The ladies love auto-tune, right? Don't get mad dude, the apartment was only trying to play wingman.
Hege Dalen and Toril Hansen have rightly become national heroes in Norway after they rescued 40 fleeing teens from the massacre on Utoya Island. Using their boat, they made multiple trips into the waters around Utoya where Anders Breivik was murdering 69 people and ferried as many as they could to safety. Bullet holes later discovered in their boat indicate Breivik fired upon them. There's been some concern among the gay community that their story hasn't received the attention it should because they are a married lesbian couple. Let's see if we can't rectify that.
A woman in Alabama has now robbed two banks while posing as a man. The first time, her costume was so convincing that both police and press at the time talked about a "man" who had committed the crime. She appears to have gotten sloppy as this time people were like "yo that's totally a chick with beard drawn on her face." Here's a still from the security cam. What do you think? Convincing?
I'm not horribly jealous. Definitely not. Who would be jealous of a kid with this on his wall? No jealousy here... (Is it sad that I still want this on my wall?)
This controversial mural was created by famed graffiti artist Blu, in his native Italy. Accurate? Tasteless? Both? What do you think?
How many Oscars is this going to win? Oh, just like ALL OF THEM. Any movie that proudly boasts "From the cinematographers of 'Crank'" is bound to bludgeon your eyeballs with prestige.
It'll be okay buddy. Well actually, no it won't. This kiss represents the beginning of the end for your people, so do what you have to do. Forget I said anything.
This is an amazing animation for people who love pinball, animation, or both. And if you aren't such a person, what the hell is wrong with you?
'I have no idea how much the world sucks because I have no reference level.' Delivered in the form of a liberally swearing song: this is the new anthem for cats everywhere. It illustrates why cats' lives are so easy, while simultaneously shows why they're so great. I've already memorized all the lyrics!
While cats and dogs may both have their own special talents, there are definite winners when it comes to smarts and skills. Parade recently made a definitive list in their July 31st issue. Take a look at which creature reigns supreme in each category.
No matter how you feel about the debt bill drama, at least everyone can agree that this moment was awesome. Making a surprise return to the House of Representatives, her first since being gravely wounded in the Tuscon shooting spree, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords drew thunderous applause from members of both parties and voted for the debt bill. By all accounts, she looked great and there wasn't a dry eye in the House. The bill passed 269-161.