November 1, 2012
"Hot Guy Alarm Clock" Creators Want More Games By Women, For Women
Nix Hydra Games is an entertainment software company focused on women gamers that's run by Lina Chen and Naomi Ladizinsky. "If I see one more misguided app designed by a bunch of old dudes with a focus test spreadsheet detailing what girls like, I'm going to throw my drink."
What Mike Bloomberg's Endorsement Means
A return to the politics of climate, just in time for Barack Obama.
French PlayStation Ad Features Woman With Four Breasts
Two in the front, and two in the back. There's a (sort of) logical reason for this.
Mayor Bloomberg Endorses Obama For President, Slams Romney On Climate Change In Wake Of Sandy
Bloomberg cited climate change as a major reason for why he's voting for Barack Obama's reelection.
Then And Meow
Though time may ravage our bodies and line our faces o'er with worry, our tiny, novelty-sized couches will always stay tiny, and novelty-sized.
Watch Tom Hanks Do Standup In 1987
He was more preparing for his role in Punchline than delivering a well-prepared comedy monologue, but it's still pretty great.
Climate Change Heckler Interrupts Romney Rally
Outside Richmond, a protester began shouting, "What about climate? That's what caused this monster storm!" The heckler, holding a sign that said "END CLIMATE SILENCE," was escorted out — as the crowd booed.
Once A Tea Party Favorite, Illinois Congressman Now Courting Democrats
Redistricting and a national election push a House Republican to the center. "The Illinois Democrat."
Ann Romney Compares Election Bids To Her Pregnancies
Campaigning today in Ohio, Ann says she told her husband after the his 2008 run that she was "never doing this again." Romney's response: "You say that after every pregnancy!"
Ann Romney: "Help Is On The Way"
In a powerful moment at an Ohio rally Thursday, Ann Romney told supports she constantly hears the voices of those who need help "echoing in my head and in my heart," she said. "The only thing I can tell them is that help is on the way."
15 Totally Insensitive People That Dressed Up As Sandy From "Grease" For Halloween
HEARTLESS HUMANS. How dare people dress up as a character from a movie that has the same name as a hurricane that made landfall around the same time as halloween.
When Mitt Romney Mocked Barack Obama For Wanting To Stop The Rise Of Oceans
This line doesn't look so good in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
The Best Bro-Seeks-Bro Craigslist Ad Ever
"We are not just looking for any 'bro,' but a renaissance bro."
14 Lost Wu-Tang Clan Classics
There are dozens of Wu solo albums, so it's easy for amazing songs to fall through the cracks. Here are some of the best.
Hurricane Sandy Insta-Charities Go Viral On Facebook
They're blowing up users' Facebook feeds, but red flags abound. The FTC warns to be cautious of overnight charities. Updated.
Introducing Pokey: Grumpy Cat's Only Slightly Less Grumpy Younger Brother
There's no prize for being the second most grumpy cat on the Internet, but frankly, there damn well should be. Anyway, Pokey is Grumpy's brother and he's not particularly happy about it. Or anything! Harrumph!
Five Objective Reasons Mike Trout Should Have Won The Gold Glove
Baltimore's Adam Jones won the AL Gold Glove over Anaheim's Mike Trout, starting "snub season" off with a bang. Although defense can be harder to measure with concrete statistics, several metrics have been developed to try to quantify how much a player's fielding contributes to his team. Here are five inarguable reasons Mike Trout deserved the award.
Yelp Tries To Get Into The Menu Business
Yelp is rolling out a new menus feature. For each restaurant's page, it'll link to a user-generated menu of sorts, with prices and user-submitted photos.
Five People Who Thought John McCain Would Win
So, at least, they said in the final days of 2008. So don't mistake bravado for actual knowledge this time.
In Sandy's Aftermath, A City With An Identity Crisis
Half of Manhattan is bustling, while the other half struggles in the dark.
Grumpy Cat Fan Art Masterpiece
If there is any justice in the world, this painting will be hung in the main room of the National Grumpy Cat Fan Art Gallery in DC.
12 Reasons Why Baby Birds Are The Best
Kittens and puppies are cute and all, but baby birds are totally underrated. Here's why!
High School Football Star Runs Out Of Bounds So Freshman Whose Dad Just Died Could Score
I'd love to say, "Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose," but my eyes are all dusty or something. Allergies, maybe.
Cat Opens Door For Puppies
Questions about this video: (1) Why does the homeowner not open the door for the cute animals? They clearly want to come in. (2) Why does this cat have so many puppies?
Staten Island Borough President Attacks Bloomberg Over Hurricane Cleanup
The residents of Staten Island have yet to receive Red Cross assistance. "We are the forgotten borough."
NJ Democratic Congressional Candidate Equates Opponent To Hurricane Sandy
Democrat Shelly Adler, who is running against Republican Congressman Jon Runyan for New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District, ran a radio ad in the lead up to Hurricane Sandy equating the storm's potential destruction to her opponent. "She should be embarrassed," says the Runyan campaign.
Brazil's First Transsexual Beauty Pageant Aims To Battle Prejudice
And to increase visibility for transgender and transsexual Brazilians. Like any good beauty pageant, sequins abounded.
Republican John Koster Doesn't Believe In Abortion For "The Rape Thing"
Because abortion is "putting more violence on a woman's body." A new day, and Democrats point to another Republican making the case against abortion in the case of rape.
Khloe Kardashian's Nipples Appeared On The "X Factor" Last Night
Not that it's anything we haven't seen before. Right, Fox And Friends?
UPS Delivers To Hoboken, Hurricane Be Damned
These Amazon orders aren't going to deliver themselves. To everyone out there working through this disaster, thank you.
New Zealand Flight Safety Presented By "Hobbit" Characters
An unexpected briefing. And thus, New Zealand completes its transformation from a country to a realm of Middle Earth.
Ben Gibbard Gets A Bad Boy Makeover
Death Cab For Cutie's lead singer tries on a new persona in a new video by Tom Scharpling. It doesn't really work out for him.
Lynched Obama Truck Roams The East Coast
One man's strange campaign has shocked Americans from Manhattan to Florida. Not, he says, racist.
Justin Bieber And Madonna Use The Same Trainer
At least I think they do, judging by their uncomfortably skinny yet muscular arms.
Kanye West And Kim Kardashian Are Batman And Catwoman
Is it just us, or has Kanye gotten 100% lamer since he and Kim got together?
The One Thing You Can Do To Save A Life In The Aftermath Of Hurricane Sandy
Check in on older people who live alone. "It behooves neighbors to adopt a senior who is alone, and just as you provision for yourself, make sure they have food," says an expert.
16 Photos Of Chaos As New Yorkers Attempt To Get Back To Work
Across New York and New Jersey, commuters fight staggering bus lines and fuel shortages to get back to their normal lives.
Here's What Budnick Looked Like On Halloween
Budnick from Salute Your Shorts, duh. It would have been cool if he had just gone as himself.
Romney In Virginia: Game Back On
Comes out swinging after a hurricane-caused truce. Obama back on the trail too.
George Lucas Talked To Mark Hamill About Episode VII
What does it all mean!? Back in August, Lucas took Hamill and Fisher to lunch to talk about the new trilogy, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Cleopatra Apparently Supermodels' Go-To Halloween Costume
Gisele and Heidi Klum had grand Cleopatra Halloween plans (the latter of whose was thwarted by Sandy). Though this would have been much more awkward had Heidi Klum's annual epic party gone forth, it's still medium-level awkward.
Researchers Can Predict Trending Twitter Topics Almost Every Time
New research hints at a new kind of SEO: reverse-engineering Twitter from the inside.
The 50 Best Halloween Costumes Of 2012
Keep in mind: There are only 364 days until the next Halloween! Here are some ideas for next year!
The Worst Border-Crossing Attempt Ever Tops The Morning Links
And it would've worked too, if not for that meddling fence.
25 Best Suggestions For Novel Openers
November is National Novel Writing Month ("NaNoWriMo"), a challenge to write a novel in 30 days. Twitter has suggested a few ideas for a first sentence. For the record, I'd read all of these.
Mario And Luigi Caught A Bulls Game In Chicago
And is that supposed to be the dog from Duck Hunt? There aren't any other dog-like characters in Mario, are there? If it is, I bet Duck Hunt Dog is way easier to deal with once he gets a few beers in him.
The Stages Of National Novel Writing Month
You need to prepare for NaNoWriMo, even if you're not the one writing.
Bristol Palin Is Selling Her Car On Craigslist For 27K
The Dancing With The Stars alum posted an ad on the Internet marketplace to sell her 2010 Dodge Challenger. Any takers?
What Your Favorite TV Shows And Networks Say About Your Politics
The Weather Channel leans right, while Game of Thrones leans left. Using data from its Trendsetter app, Engage analyzed “likes” from thousands of Facebook users to tie consumer choices to political preference and engagement.
Inside Tech Companies' Private Bus System
Tech shuttle buses have taken over San Francisco's streets, creating a transportation caste system. I wanted to know what it was like inside. So I got on.
Nickelback's Secret Psychedelic Jam
Chad Kroeger says he wrote a song that sounds like John Lennon and it might come out on his band's next album.
The Makeshift Offices Of New York City
With power still out to many offices in Manhattan, here's how displaced NYC workers are getting things done.
Happy Day Of The Dead!
Learn how to shave a corpse without a razor. It's easy, and it only costs 15¢! It's a Halloween post-mortem.
Vampire Weekend Have A New Song
It's called "Unbelievers," and they debuted it on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night. It was Halloween, so they all dressed up as skeletons. (Vampires would be too obvious.)
Larry Flynt Offers $1 Million For Proof That Pregnancy From Rape Is "Something That God Intended"
Full-page ad running in today's Indianapolis Star addressed to Republican U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock.
Neil Patrick Harris And His Family Were The Best At Halloween Yet Again
Come on, how can you not love this family?
Chris Brown Tweets A Photo Of His Culturally Insensitive Halloween Costume
Brown and his friends donned beards, guns, and turbans in a theme that seems to be terrorist-based. It's a pretty awful idea any way you look at it.
The Definitive Guide To Post-Halloween Candy Trading
Everything you need to know to get ahead in candy trading. Everything.
Sandy Forces Media And Politicians To Talk About Climate Change
Chuck Todd said what few reporters, and fewer pols, have acknowledged: "It's called climate change, folks." "When the surge of water comes straight at the media capital of our home planet, it may really make a difference," says Bill McKibben.
San Francisco Giants Star: "I Just Look Illegal"
Sergio Romo, relief pitcher for the World Series champion San Francisco Giants, sported an extremely political shirt during the Giants victory parade on Halloween.
Rand Paul Allies To Make Six-Figure Ad Buy In Missouri
Support for Todd Akin. A source says the decision comes as Missouri polls tighten.
The 7 Scariest Weather Changes New York Faces This Century
Sandy may be just the beginning — the city could be looking at a 4-feet rise in sea level and a huge increase in flooding.
"Ghostbuster" Gets Busted
He backflipped off a cop car and over a cop! Can't tell if he's dressed as "Egon" or "Ray."
Another NYC Hospital Rushes To Evacuate Patients, Some Of Them Prisoners
After running on a backup generator for two days, Bellevue Medical Center, famous for its psychiatric and prison wards, decides it can no longer care for patients.
Ridiculously Cute Dog Surveys Hurricane Sandy Damage
His name is Sir Igby, and he has his own Tumblr. I'm in love.
First Look At The Wicked Witch From "Oz: Great And Powerful"
Rachel Weisz as the green-skinned baddy. The most evil witch in all of Oz has never looked so good.
Kyrie Irving Is Back As Uncle Drew And Now Kevin Love Is An Old Man Too
This may be the best series of sports commercials since Jordan retired.
The Kansas City Chiefs Are The New Detroit Lions
From every league's cellar, a Bad Franchise will rise. And then trip and fall down a flight of stairs headfirst into a truck full of manure.
Romney Campaign Says Victory Possible, But Not Certain
Less chest-thumping, more math. “This is a very tight race that’s very far from being decided," says Newhouse.
Congressional Candidate Disowns Former Campaign Manager, Twitter Troll @ComfortablySmug
Hurricane Sandy's most malicious tweeter, Shashank Tripathi, slammed by his old boss. "Shocked and disgusted," says the candidate.
Trick-Or-Treaters Who Won't Let Sandy Ruin Their Halloween
Kids in New York, New Jersey and beyond refused to change their candy-gathering plans.
Katie Holmes And Suri Were Seated Next To People Who Dressed As Them For Halloween
I would have loved to see a photo of Katie Holmes next to a woman dressed as her in a "Free Katie!" shirt, though. That awkward run-in and more in today's CelebFeed Gossip Roundup!
Tim Duncan Paid Brent Barry $100 To Kiss David Stern
The absolute best NBA ring ceremony story ever.
3 Shocking Quotes From Joe Simpson's Male Escort
Yes, apparently Joe Simpson had a male escort whose name is Joey Anderson. Anderson took a polygraph test and said these things about their "meeting" to The National Enquirer.
Why The Unsolicited Anti-Obama Texts Were Legal
The firm likely behind the texts, ccAdvertising, makes a practice of sending emails in the form of text messages to cell phones. The "question is open in front of the Commission," says the FCC.
Objects Found In Google Satellite View Become Stunning Mosaics
Jenny Odell captures a truly unique bird's eye view by stitching together images of airplanes, pools and even nuclear cooling towers from Google Satellite View. The effect is both bizarre and alluring.
Rare "Halloween Lobster" Surfaces
The black-and-orange crustacean arrived at Boston's New England Aquarium on Wednesday. She's named Pinchy, after Homer Simpson's late pet.
Green Day Made A Video For Their "Twilight" Song
"The Forgotten" is a piano ballad from the Breaking Dawn - Part 2 soundtrack. It's kinda like their answer to "November Rain."
4 Times Joe Biden Couldn't Remember What State He Was In
But wherever he goes, he is always Joe Biden.