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December 18, 2012

Miley Cyrus' Transformation: Why We're Uncomfortable

The 20-year-old star has gone from sweet fashionista to over-the-top rocker in less than a year. What's up with that?

The Muddy Leek - Drink - Culver City

Not just what Pigpen takes after drinking too much water, The Muddy Leek's also an upscale, eclectic gastrobistro now open on a business-y looking corner of Washington Blvd with art house-iness like sillhouette paintings above a 10-seat bar.

36 Most Amazingly Elaborate Miss Universe Costumes

It's the pageant that puts every other pageant ever to serious shame. Victoria's Secret Fashion Show WHO?

Michigan's Republican Governor Vetoes Concealed Gun Bill, Cites Sandy Hook Shooting

Sandy Hook was a factor, said Snyder in a statement. "This type of violence often leaves society with more questions than answers."

How To Make A Snow Globe

Clearly, this is the greatest DIY Christmas project ever.

Photo Series: How To Be The Perfect Wife

The key? Keep smiling and feel nothing.

Welcome To Your Holiday Travel Hell

Airports are the WORST.

Watch Collection

Does it really exist?

Crawfish Giving An Interview

This is really interesting.

Syria's Amateur Photographers Tell The Story Of Their Civil War

An American-Canadian group for Syrian expats has launched a project to collect photos from Syrians on the ground. A ground-level view of devastation.

Earth Had A Twin Planet And Other Links

9 amazing facts about the earth you probably didn't know.

How To Shop For A Hoarder

The holiday season is especially fraught for hoarders and their loved ones. What do you get for the person who literally has everything?

The 30 Most Powerful Photobombs Of The Year

Never stop 'bombing, you guys. And stingrays.

How American Gun Culture Impacts Mental Illness

Mental health experts say features of modern American society — from the media to the availability of guns — may make psychotic people more likely to commit violence.

Sweet Baby Jesus! Look At The Rock's Legs

It's like that old saying goes: Can you smelllll what The Rock's legs are cooking?

32 WTF Gifts For Sports Fans

There's no logical end to the amount of really really weird sports team merchandise out there. Luckily, almost all of these items are available in any team.

Ann Curry Twitter Hashtag 26 Acts Of Kindness

There are many ways to help the families and community after last week's tragic school shooting, but here's an easy one from Ann Curry: Do something nice. The NBC correspondent (@AnnCurry) tweeted yesterday: 'Imagine if we all committed to 20 acts…

Never Underestimate The Power Of The Glitch

Theory: video game glitches are actually demons from an unseen underworld, where nothing clips properly, you can never quite jump high enough, and the physics make absolutely no sense. Think about it.

Inouye To 'Lie In State' In Capitol Building

Plans for rare honor of formal funeral proceedings being prepared for legendary Hawaiian lawmaker.

Heartbreaking Note From First-Grader To Friend Lost In Sandy Hook Shooting

"You are my best friend, we had fun together, I will miss you." First-grader John wrote this to his friend Jack Pinto after Jack was lost on Friday.

Olympian Shaun White Cut His Hair For Charity

The long-haired ginger isn't so long-haired anymore, and he suddenly looks a lot like a certain famous person.

Megan Fox Thought She Was "Birthing A Vampire Baby Like In 'Twilight'"

That story and more in today's CelebFeed Gossip Roundup!

NRA Promises "Meaningful" Contributions

The gun group breaks its silence. "We were shocked, saddened, and heartbroken."

The 40 Cutest Things That Happened This Year

Real good year for cute things, you guys. I honestly think we will look back on 2012 as the year when cuteness finally hit the big time. Excellent work, everyone!

26 Random Acts Of Kindness

One random act of kindess for each person killed in Sandy Hook Elementary School. Join the revolution!

The 25 Funniest AutoCorrects Of 2012

BRB, throwing out my iPhone. (via Damn You, Autocorrect)

17 People Suffering From "Malört Face"

Apparently, there is a liquor from Chicago that is famous for being absolutely repulsive. You make a very specific face the first time you drink it.

Peter Andre Is In Mourning As His Beloved Brother Andrew Loses His Cancer Fight

Phillip Schofield said: 'We just wanted to send our love to Peter Andre - who lost his brother Andrew Andre who died of kidney cancer aged just 54 with Peter and his family by his side - so we just wanted to send lots of love to Peter and the rest…

Jack Reacharound Gets A Photoshopped Billboard

Okay, you can all stop making “Jack Reacharound” jokes now. This Photoshop did it better than you were going to anyway. |FunnyorDie| MORNING LINKS Mysterious package addressed to Indiana Jones [...]

Meet The Gross Spider Species Named After Dave Mustaine

The scientist who discovered a new tartantula species is apparently a huge Megadeth fan, because he named it after Dave.

15 Things You Might Not Know About Christmas Music

For instance, did you know Tony the Tiger sings "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch"?

10 Memorable TV Deaths Of 2012

Most of our top shows will be back next year, but some of our favorite characters won't. Here are the 2012 TV deaths we're still mourning. (SPOILERS for Grey's Anatomy, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Homeland, Mad Men, The Vampire Diaries, Hell on Wheels, Dexter, Breaking Bad, and Boardwalk Empire.)

12 Blasphemous Nativity Scenes

None of this was in the Bible! Some call it blasphemy, some call it creative license.

24 Quirky Calendars To Ring In The New Year

2013 is quickly approaching, and iCals are so boring. These also make affordable last-minute holiday gifts.

Why You Should Never Hit On A Bartender

I got a lot of awkward propositions while working as a bartender in grad school. Believe me, you're not as charming as you think.

One Chart Shows How Sandy Hook Reignited The Gun Control Debate

The Google search trend chart "reflects how many searches have been done for a particular term, relative to the total number of searches done on Google over time." Post-Sandy Hook a huge spike in searches for gun control.

The 40 Greatest Dog GIFs Of All Time

The best, cutest, and most ridiculous canine moments probably ever.

Taylor Swift's Exes Are Bound Together Forever

At least these photos make it seem that way.

The 10 Most Popular Videos Of The Year

YouTube seems to be having an identity crisis. And our strange, fickle tastes aren't helping.

Forget About Not Liking Anne Hathaway And Watch This Video

She and Samuel L. Jackson have a "sad off" in this Funny Or Die sketch. And she's wearing a Les Miserables sweater! (Which I'd very much like to own.)

9 Ways Christmas In The '60s Was Super Freaking Weird

This probably explains why your parents are so screwed up.

Ireland Moves To Legalize Abortion

Following public outcry over the death of Savita Halappanavar, who was denied a potentially life-saving abortion, the Irish government has decided to repeal anti-abortion laws.

49 Moments From Brad Pitt's Legendary Career

In honor of his 49th birthday, a look back at every movie he has been in, PLUS some other things.

Lady Gaga's Latest Face Mask

Seen in New York City on Saturday.

15 Inspiring Photos Of Newtown Students Going Back To School

Four days after the shooting, classes have resumed at all Newtown schools but Sandy Hook. A cheerful police officer greets students.

"Obama" Sells Cellphones In Poland

An ad uses wordplay on the president's name to sell a smartphone/tablet package.

Let Me Show You The Dance Of My People: Baseball Legend Edition

Wade Boggs showed off some killer moves at the Oklahoma City Thunder game last night.

You Can Rent A Glass Igloo In Finland To Watch The Northern Lights

Imagine looking up at the Northern Lights from a cozy hotel room 250 km above the Arctic Circle.

30 Things We Learned About Kate Upton In 2012

She's much more than just a swimsuit model.

33 Photos Of John Daly's Descent Into Golfing And Fashion Absurdity

A visual history of golf's most outsized personality.

Look At This Picture Of Megan Fox

Just look at it. I heard if you stare too long at it, your face will freeze in the exact same position.

Zooey Deschanel And Ben Gibbard's Divorce Is Finalized

Zooey Deschanel and Ben Gibbard's divorce is finalized.

Amanda Seyfried On Playing Linda Lovelace Of "Deep Throat" @ TeamCoco.com

Amanda reveals that the secret to playing Linda Lovelace is lots and lots of popsicles.

Senate Democrats Have Backed Boehner's Fiscal Cliff 'Plan B' Millionaire Tax Hike In The Past

Eleven Senate Democrats have expressed support for raising rates on millionaires over the last two years. Majority Leader Harry Reid insists it can't pass the chamber.

20 Amazing Gift Ideas For Music Lovers

Gadgets, instruments, art, apparel, and more!

A Virtual Fireplace Made Out Of Bacon

You know those instant fireplace DVDs? Forget about them. Bacon is better.

Jesus Fresco "Restorer" Sells Painting On eBay For Nearly $1,500

Celia Gimenez, who botched a small Spain town's "Ecce Homo" mural, is earning profit for her art.

Xemex

Another reader faces the Snob's wrath.

The Bropener - Own

Wish you could open a beer anywhere in your house without powdering the edges of your precious IKEA furniture? Well then install a BROpener: a thin, magnetized piece of anodized, aircraft-grade aluminum that can secure to nearly any surface, and not…

The "Jersey Shore" Cast Predict Where They'll Be In Five Years

Apparently, it's all about "babies and branding."

MSNBC's Post-Election Ratings Should Make Fox News Nervous

The two biggest shows at MSNBC won the holy grail of ratings demographics for four of the first five weeks after Obama's reelection — and Fox News doesn't appear to have a plan to stop them.

What Online Retailers Will Ship Your Gifts The Fastest?

Zappos is fast, Walmart and JCPenney are slow.

Cloud Formation Does An Uncanny "Star Wars" Impression

Testing was never completed on the Cloud City version of Imperial Walkers.

Honey Boo Boo's Family's Christmas Card

Move over, Kardashians, the other reigning family of reality TV has a Christmas card too!

50 Things You Will Never Get For Christmas Again

Warning: This is the saddest thing you'll read all day.

Link Has A Pot Addiction

The protagonist from the Legend of Zelda series needs an intervention. He isn't even taking the rupees anymore.

Arian Foster Meets 4chan

This is the most internet thing anyone in the NFL has done all season.

My Body Is The Art Tops The Morning Links

Man stands as a motionless canvas for 15 hours while his body is painted.

7 Mind-Blowing Reasons Why Frosty Is Frankenstein's Monster

Frosty the Snowman was a jolly, happy abomination against the natural order of things — oh, God, kill it now!

The Marrow - Drink - West Village

From the team behind Perilla and Kin Shop (starring OG Top Chef winner Harold Dieterle), The Marrow is a West Village Italo-German trattoria-lodge inspired by Dieterle parents' heritages, and fills the masculinely rustic, triangular-ish space with…

Super Model Marisa Miller Gave Birth To Her First Son

Well, forget Miller no more, friends, because she gave birth to her first child over the weekend, and she and her husband, whose name I will never look up because he has a faux hawk, named their son Gavin Lee Guess. Before you mock them, that is…

Google Maps Captures A Drone Landing

Or maybe taking off? At Creech Air Force Base in Nevada. Spotted by James Bridle, the man behind Dronestagram.

Swift Boat Veterans Set To Give John Kerry A Pass

The group that helped sink his 2004 campaign grumbles, quietly. "I was hoping that Ms. Rice would get the nomination," says a Swiftboater.

Bill Murray Covers January's GQ

Looking dapper on the outside of the magazine and a bit like Elvis Costello and Michael Stipe on the inside.

It's Finally Here — Best Christmas Commercial Of 2012

It's got Santa and sexy elves and nice music and Death.

Does This Woman Look Like She "Has It All"?

Or, when you look at this, do you just see another creepy fashion ad?

Sport Utility Bathrobe - Own

Lined in plush, army green cotton terry cloth, the Sport Utility Bathrobe's linen exterior resembles a traditional field jacket, complete with epaulets, and half a dozen cargo pockets dotting the chest & sleeves -- one's specifically for an iPad,…

The 2012 Kardashian Family Kristmas Kard

Kanye West isn't featured in the card, but her dead kitten Mercy was! (It's probably because it matched the color scheme of the photo shoot, to be honest.)

Fox News Anchors Praise Obama In Newtown — But Opinion Hosts Don't

New York magazine's scoop about a difference in opinion about gun control over at Fox News was somewhat evident as the conservative cable-news network navigated its first weekday broadcast since the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

Blink-182's New EP Is Probably As Good As They're Going To Sound

Is it perfect? Nope, but if this is what new Blink-182 is going to sound like that's A-OK.

The Year YOLO Ruined Everything

Never has an acronym spread faster or been more infuriating. Thanks, Drake!

A Stuffed Animal For Every Child At Sandy Hook

A group of crafters is handmaking one for each surviving student.

NRA Spending And Influence Outstrips The Brady Campaign

The NRA's influence is hard to deny in the aftermath of Sandy Hook. A look at campaign contributions and lobbying costs.

Private Equity Firm To Sell Sandy Hook Gunmaker

Cerberus' move is the clearest sign yet that this time is different. The firm didn't want to be "drawn into the national debate."

How NBC News Kept Richard Engel's Disappearance Secret

"It is important not to spread this rumor/report." Engel escaped his captors in Syria Monday night.

Clockjack Oven - Eat - Soho - Thrillist London

Finally giving you a place to find juicy legs and breasts in Soho, one-item operation Clockjack Oven offers nothing but chicken roasted in a unique rotisserie with a bizarre history, which forms the beating heart of a cleanly industrial space whose…

Award-Winning NBC News Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel Missing In Syria Since Last Thursday

NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel and a Turkish journalist, Aziz Akyavaş, were last known to be in Syria and haven't been in contact with NBC News since Thursday morning.

The Jets' Season Ends With Like 30 Interceptions And A Lame Fumble

The 2012 New York Jets are just a tremendously embarrassing football team.

What The NRA Facebook Page Looked Like Before It Was Taken Down

The gun group has been silent since a mass shooting Friday, and took down its Facebook page. Here's a cached version.

Tim Tebow Got A Full Series Against The Titans, And He Was Awful

For some reason, the Jets decided to give Tebow his own drive in a game crucial to their playoff chances. He did not disappoint, if you're a Titans fan.

Khong River House - Drink - Miami Beach

Khong is the latest from The Yardbird head honcho, who lived three years in the legit parts of Thailand in which Jack from Lost never got a tattoo from Bai Ling, and used what he saw there to create a double-decker shrine that's lined with Southeast…

Liquid Room - Eat - Kensington - Thrillist Philadelphia

Way less gross than Gas Room, Liquid Room's a new WiFi-equipped coffee bar-cum-bar bar that looks a lot like a traditional pub thanks to the cool, steampunk-y copper tap system downstairs, and the former Garces 'tender behind it.

Nationwide Deaths From Gun Violence The Weekend After Sandy Hook

These stories represent only a handful of the deaths from gun violence that took place in the 72 hours since Adam Lanza stormed Sandy Hook Elementary School.

We Are All Gollum: Reviewing "The Hobbit"

Ken Layne: Mere days ago, Carrie, we were toiling side by side on the second floor of Mordor, very near to Macy's. But now I am back in the desert and you are back at the Shire, and we have each gone to see The Hobbit in our respective villages. Was…

Knicks Fans Boo Jeremy Lin In His Return To The Garden

Lin won this round, though: he played well and his Rockets torched the Knicks for an easy victory.

Research Quantifies Stresses, Threats Facing Great Lakes

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- A map of environmental threats to the Great Lakes shows humans' impact on an ecosystem containing 20 percent of the world's fresh water, U.S. scientists say.

Tony Hawk's Response To Criticism About Skating With His Daughter

As someone who both walks on the sidewalk and is utterly miserable at skateboarding, I kind of feel like I am collateral damage from this burn.

Armed SWAT Teams To Patrol Streets In Arkansas City // Current TV

Paragould, Arkansas Mayor Mike Gaskill and Police Chief Todd Stovall announced at a December 14 Town Hall meeting that beginning in 2013 the streets of their

Obese Killer Spared: Ronald Post, Death Row Inmate Spared By Ohio Governor

Ohio Gov. John Kasich granted clemency to 480-pound death row inmate Ronald Post, agreeing with the state parole board that Ronald Post's defense had been too poorly handled to put him to death.

20 Horrible Ted Parody Accounts

There are countless Twitter "parody" accounts for the bear at the center of Seth MacFarlane's Ted. Most of them have more followers than you do. All of them are terrible.

Justin Bieber Fans Have The Right Priorities

Many people were confronted by their worst fear on Friday when the news broke about the 20 children who were shot and killed at an elementary school in Newton, Connecticut. Specifically, “how will this effect Justin Biebers appearance on the Ellen…

Rickybobby - Eat - Lower Haight

From the guys behind Broken Record, Broken Record, Broken Record, Broke… Rickybobby's a Lower Haight diner with walls covered in a) the owner's brother's photos of animals (horse!), and b) a desert Star Wars set, so you'll know this is the…

Armageddon-Proof States - Travel

In the event that you do need to ready for doomsday, we’ve sorted out the four most likely apocalyptic scenarios and which states are your best survival options.

SakaMai - Drink - Lower East Side

Welcome to SakaMai! Now drink this sake. Seriously, that's exactly what happens when you walk into this LES celebration of Japanese beverages (alcoholic ones!), which features a mini sake-tasting room before you even hit the hostess stand.

9 Things A Line Cook Really Wants For Christmas

Dear Santa, I have been a very good cook this year. Please bring me a VitaPrep blender.

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