October 29, 2012
Imagine you buy a new house. Then a hurricane comes, so you evacuate. You learn that your brand new house is totally underwater. What's the first thing you do? Call a sports talk radio show, obviously.
When tons of people are posting photos of an event to Twitter and Instagram, it makes sense that the press would request to use some of those photos. It's a little funny to see, and also to see how confusing the ownership of the photos gets.
"You have 50 percent of the American population now believes that they are entitled to a government handout," said Archer.
Michael Vick might get benched for a rookie. "We've given up; come back next year," the Eagles are saying.
A desolate New York City and flooded coastlines.
And no, it wasn't the Brooklyn Cyclones.
The Jersey Shore is set to get some of the worst of Sandy's wrath. But but but Vinny has "the craziest" Halloween party on Long Island Wednesday!!! #Ugh.
Enough with this hurricane. Here's a hedgehog dressed as Thor.
An image of a made-in-China hat is everywhere today, but it's not official swag.
One point for creativity, but really, wtf?
In a nutshell.
That's the idea, right? Directed by Guy Ritchie, and starring Robert Downey, Jr. as a low-key fighter pilot.
As the enormous storm bore down on the East Coast, people's urge to document everything continued unabated.
In a harrowing rescue 90 miles off the coast of North Carolina, the Coast Guard airlifted 14 people to safety.
Part of the model's appeal: "It's been saying Obama's going to win." Silver finds the attachment a bit unnerving.
These are live images of the storm taken from the BuzzFeed datacenter at the Datagram facility in downtown Manhattan within the evacuation zone! The feed will update with a new photograph every minute. Follow along to see how the storm is progressing. (Images courtesy of Datagram.)
Sure there is a hurricane happening, but these people know the real meaning of suffering.
So says Connie Britton, anyway. That story and more in today's CelebFeed Gossip Roundup!
Things are getting really dangerous out there. Watch your wigs, people.
You know, just hosing down the sidewalk in advance of the storm.
The ship was off the coast of Florida when the storm struck. For hours it was tossed violently enough to send furniture flying and shatter glass.
All they need is a little love and a lot of Lysol.
All the disturbing, empty vistas of the apocalypse, without all those pesky zombies. As East Coast cities shut down, journalists captured the lack of bustling humanity.
Plus several more who ignored the caution tape at Hudson River Park. New Yorkers are the best.
Best drawing ever, probably.
While the East Coast braces for Hurricane Sandy, these photos have been uploaded to Instagram from California today. I want to go to there.
How to access Twitter, Facebook, e-mail, and search when all you can do is text. Some last-minute digital storm prep.
"My mother in law's name is Sandy so I predict the hurricane will give the east coast a life time of annoyance and occasional gifts of money."
Remember, Hurricane Sandy reporters: Your credibility depends on how deep you're willing to go.
Hurricanes make grocery shopping impossible. Here's what you can cook without putting on pants.
Irene was an amateur 'cane compared to this guy. I mean girl.
The partially collapsed crane is currently swinging from a building on W. 57th Street.
The latest Epic Rap Battle might be the geekiest yet. Clearly, the Doctor wins.
They might not be on or anywhere near the East Coast, but they've got this.
Hurricane Sandy is here. How many everlasting Crisco candles have you got on hand?
Carcinogens vs. gentrification.
Take your mind off the destructive storm with some familiar faces who won't knock out your internet connection.
"Gone surfing!" and other messages left for the intrusive hurricane.
The NBA does more than any other league to help small-market teams keep homegrown talent. And then stuff like this happens while the Lakers are paying like 400 All-Stars a billion dollars each.
You know, the woman who bought the giant billboard of herself in Los Angeles?
At a speech in late October at the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial, West berates a Democratic tracker sent to record him. It sounds as though she started crying at the end of the video.
There's been a bunch of photos floating around the internet that are of older storms, not actually of Sandy. Can you tell which is real and which is fake?
Don't share these images from storms past, or storms that never existed.
As Hurricane Sandy hits the East Coast, the first and longest boardwalk in the U.S. is floating in pieces through the streets of Atlantic City, New Jersey. [Update, 11/2: The pictures below represent a small portion of the Boardwalk. The oceanfront Boardwalk in front of the casinos appears, in the wake of the storm, to be undamaged.]
WNYC reporter Arun Venugopal made these GIFs of groceries flying off store shelves in New York City.
An ugly California contest.Latest pro-Sherman mailer uses liberal icon backers of Berman as part of attack.
I want kids of my own, and I'm reaching a point in my life where I almost don't care how I go about it.
At a rally outside Cleveland, the candidate softened his tone and said now is "a time when we need to come together" Cancels campaign events for Sandy.
Hurricane Sandy is stealing the spotlight. But Mother Nature has been exceptionally volatile this week.
Print isn't dead! At least for these 13 people.
Alex Morgan is not impressed.
She went as the very same thing in 2007.
THOSE EYES. But that body...
Do people really get that freaky during storms? Here's everything you've ever wanted to know about hurricane sex.
Emma's dad is Julia Roberts' brother (heard of her?). Who wore it better???
A local New Jersey man helped corral the deer to safety. A rogue wave most likely caught the animal unaware, knocking it off the rocky ledge.
Or maybe she dressed up like Avril Lavigne?
No discussion on this. This list is definitive and final. This list goes worst to best.
Esther, 1961. Plus, the fascinatingly low-tech way we tracked storms before we had eyes in orbit.
It basically looks like the zombie apocalypse is nigh.
A terrifying look back at Hurricane Irene.
2012's Frankenstorm versus 2011's storm that rocked the East Coast. Show this to anyone who hasn't prepared yet.
If you thought Irene was bad — take a look at this.
A lot can happen in 20 years.
A break from the grim inevitability of this monster storm. Spotted in Washington, D.C.
Obama and Romney can't control this narrative. A better chance to see what the candidates are really like.
It is perfect because Disick has long-since been compared to the American Psycho character.
A fitting tribute, via Photoshop.
A Halloween surfing contest brought out a zombie bride, a hot dog, and JFK.
I don't the TSA is going to allow this.
The kids got taller, the animals got grayer, but everyone stayed cute.
Everyone seems very concerned with the status of the Apple store locations in New York, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. Enough with the iBags jokes, people.
Whether you're stuck inside during the hurricane with nothing to do but drink (and "work from home"), or just happen to have a whole bunch of empty bottles, you can make these easy projects even if the power goes out.
East Coast residents leisurely milling about outside and on the beach as the largest Atlantic storm of all time strikes. All photos taken today and throughout the weekend.
Because it was a snazzier time, people called this hurricane "The Long Island Express." This was one of the biggest hurricanes of the 20th century, and killed almost 800 people along the Atlantic Coast.
Ryan's image changes again. "He worked across the aisle."
Besides a trashy hot mess with bright orange boobs, I mean. Seriously! What is she?
Here are some top-notch conspiracy theories for your brain, direct from some of America's greatest thinkers.
Fair warning: They have nothing to do with actual hurricanes.
"Devils" wear lingerie, "cats" wear leotards, and "nurses" wear tube dresses en route to parties in New York's meatpacking district.
Brussels + Honey + Sriracha. Done.
Obama fails to beat the storm in Florida. Only one rally in last four days, as Michelle and Joe Biden stay on the stump.
Because when your team wins the World Series people are obviously going to flip cars, break windows, and burn things.
San Francisco Giants fans celebrate their team's World Series sweep on Instagram. This is what joy looks like.
Nothing gets people cooking like imminent doom. What's your #sandysnack?
Everything from "Dark and Stormy popsicles" to "straight outta the bottle."
I understand the hurricane might blow us all away by tomorrow, but please, please do not instagram your drugs.
"Let's prepare for our doom by getting a drink."
That's what friends are for!