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December 28, 2012

LAPD Promises Nick Stahl Arrest Not Part Of Porn Witch-Hunt

The X Spot, where he was arrested, is just a few blocks from where Fred Willard was also nabbed for the same crime. But it's just a coincidence we are assured.

Do You Know New Year's Traditions Around The World?

Fireworks happen almost everywhere, but each country has its own set of New Year's traditions. How well do you know these cultures across the globe?

How Did Cynthia Jorge Get Hooked Up With Tom Cruise?

Cruise's rumored romance with the publicist-turned-restaurant manager probably has something to do with the fact that he has a new film to promote.

18 Astounding Hubble Photos Released In 2012

The universe is beautiful and terrifying.

The 9 Goofiest Sports Movies Of 2012

Sports movies often tap into the most treacly and cliched tendencies of storytelling. Here are 2012's weirdest examples.

7 Times I Cried From TV In 2012

Do you find yourself weeping in front of the television? I do. Here's my list of my biggest criers of the year. (A few spoilers ahead.)

Kate Winslet's Husband Is Sending Her To Space

That story and more in today's gossip roundup!

Meme Alert! Pirate Cat Is Purrfect

A ball a yarn and a bottle a catnip be all a cat could want.

9 New Year's Eve Kisses From The Big Screen

If you can't find someone to smooch at midnight don't fret, the world of cinema provides plenty of 'aww' moments to give you the warm fuzzies.

27 Painfully Honest Cake Messages

These cakes hope you can handle the truth, even if it hurts.

The Weirdest Lessons People Learned In 2012

The hashtag #2012HasTaughtMe brought together year-end reflections from around the twittersphere. These lessons probably won't apply to everyone.

Husky Sings Along With Gwen Stefani

Who cares if this video is old, it's still freakin' hilarious.

Get Organized For 2013 With A Toast And Other Links

13 awesomely creative 2013 calendars.

A Staggering iPad Chart

As 2013 approaches, the iPad is still winning the tablet wars. Badly.

2013: Must Eat/Drink - Eat - Chicago

There's a good chance the Cubs will be eating Alfonso Soriano's contract in 2013, but in the meantime let Chi's food folks point you toward more pleasant options.

Kobe Bryant And Family Posed For A Lavish Christmas Card

It was roughly a year ago that rumors first surfaced regarding Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his alleged affair with voluptuous Playboy model Jessica Burciaga, and most of us thought for sure that Vanessa Bryant was going to take her…

Man Dies After Eating 28 Raw Eggs For Bet

Dhaou Fatnassi, 20, from Kairouan in north-east Tunisia, allegedly wagered a friend he could eat 30 raw eggs in a row, for which he would receive an undisclosed sum.

2012 In Data Visualizations

Data visualizations. Infographics. Maps. Information design. No matter how you call it, 2012 was the year data science and design started going steady.

The 32 Best Superlatives Of 2012

2012 was a year of great highs (and lows). We've compiled a list of the most astounding #1s of the year.

The Knicks Are The Best Rapping Team In The NBA

Here's proof in "Lord of War" Rasheed Wallace and the awesomely flat-topped Iman Shumpert lighting up a Freeway mixtape.

34 Things From 2012 That Made You Feel Old

Remember everything that made you feel old this year. Happy 2013!

26 Resolutions To Keep You Organized In 2015

It's a new year, and you're an adult. Your life may be a mess, but your closet will at least be neat and tidy.

The 18 Best Matthew McConaughey GIFs Of 2012

Between Magic Mike, Killer Joe, The Paperboy, and Bernie, Matthew McConaughey had an amazing year. He also got naked -- a lot. (Some NSFW content ahead.)

Most Read Wikipedia Articles From Around The World In 2012

There is a serious lack of cats and porn in this post. Available in 40 languages, Wikipedia searches can highlight culture divides.

The Braves Are Bringing Back Their Super-Racist "Screaming Savage" Logo

I thought we'd all agreed that this was a terrible idea?

Supercut Video: Famous People Playing Themselves In Cameo Roles

Remember when a famous dude showing up as himself in a movie was a novelty? Now you’re legally required to add in the random-famous-guy cameo scene to every Judd Apatow-produced script before it can be considered completed in the eyes of the law.…

18 New Year's Resolutions From 1992

Another year, another slew of New Year's resolutions. What would yours have looked like 20 years ago?

8 Things That Really Stop Hangovers

All these remedies have at least some scientific backing.

Why January Is Most Annoying Time To Go To The Gym

Why do everyone else's New Year's resolutions have to ruin your life?

Why Is "Project X" The Most Illegally Downloaded Film In The World?

No one saw the film on the big screen, but in illegal downloads it beats both The Avengers and Dark Knight. A theory: Aussies.

The Essential Guide To Digital Etiquette

Presenting the FWD IRL FAQ: quick links to your most pressing Internet- and phone-related concerns. And apparently you guys are REALLY WORRIED about Facebook.

Why Stalking Apps Have To Go

The Location Privacy Protection Act would protect consumers from apps that share their location with third parties without their consent. Here's why the bill's passage in 2013 is a good idea.

11 Songs That Prove John Darnielle Needs To Be The Next U.S. Poet Laureate

A whitehouse.gov petition to name the Mountain Goats front man and lyricist as poet laureate is in desperate need of votes. Here are 11 songs that will convince you of his lyrical greatness.

29 Dogs That Don't Want To Grow Up

They're no longer puppies, but they're still lap dogs in their own minds.

Why Only Half As Many Women Are Now Dying In Childbirth

More are getting help from hospitals and midwives.

Are These Guys Really In Charge Of The Republican Party?

From a DUI to fumbled fiscal cliff talks, there's no time for soul-searching in a leaderless party. "It's a shit show," says one Republican.

Some Dude Threw His Skiing Child Down A Slope While Yelling "Pizza" At Him

Sometimes, skiing is fun. Sometimes, it's the scariest thing ever. Sometimes, it's like this.

A Guide To The NFL Finale's Must-Watch Games

Robert Griffin vs. Tony Romo and Adrian Peterson going for the rushing record are among the highlights of a fantastic last weekend of the NFL regular season.

'Marilyn Monroe Productions Is Filled With Communists'

The agency documented an anonymous phone call to the New York Daily News that year warning that playwright Arthur Miller was a communist and Monroe had 'drifted into the communist orbit' after her marriage to him earlier that year.

Don’t Stop Running | The Awl

I have never been a physically daring man. I'm afraid of heights such that my palms begin to sweat when I go up high flights of stairs in shopping malls. I'm awful at skiing, made slow and hesitant by an unyielding and morbid fear that I will propel…

I'm From Newtown (Part Two)

Two weeks later, connecting with my hometown becomes too difficult and too easy at the same time.

An Insanely Colorful Festival In Nepal

The festival of Yomari Puni comes but once a year in Kathmandu, on a full moon day when the rice-flour delicacy Yomari is prepared and eaten.

Truck-Full Of Affectionate Sled Dogs Lick Man's Face

A bunch of huskies kiss this man and it's wonderful!

CIA Takes Not-So-Veiled Shot At "Zero Dark Thirty"

The agency releases a rather pointed press release reminding everyone that it's not a Hollywood movie.

6 Foreign Newspapers That Are Not Confident In Congress

The world is finally taking note of Washington's inability to make a deal. [Ed. note: Some of these translations may not be exact.]

A Grate Gang Tops The Morning Links

A trio of raccoons kept an eye out from the safety of a road grate in California.

60 Powerful Steps Forward For Equality

A time line of the most moving moments and photos of the year for gay rights. 2013 is going to be a great year.

2013: Must Eat/Drink - Drink - Soho

We asked New York's finest chefs, barkeeps, and more to boss you around like their name was Lumbergh and tell you exactly what you must ingest where in 2013. Now listen up.

Hulk Hogan Opening Tampa's Newest 'Breastaurant' On Monday

Hot off of the sex tape scandal that absolutely nobody on this planet ever asked for – except maybe the “It’s still real to me!” guy – TNA Impact Wrestling superstar/general manager Hulk Hogan has proudly announced his next big step in choking the…

Stan Lee Turns 90, Terrible Photography Secret Revealed

Stan Lee, what are you doing?! As Buzzfeed looked back at Lee's life, a dark truth emerged.

Iron Man 3: Tony Stark Sends Out A Bleak Holiday Greeting

Robert Downey Jr., who stars as Stark in the third installment of Marvel's blockbuster and Avengers films, spoke with Nuts magazine about filming of Iron Man 3, which wrapped earlier this month.

What You Need In Your Bag On New Year's Eve

Whether you're carrying a little clutch, a normal purse, or a giant bag, here's your packing list for the evening.

Is Eddie Redmayne Hot?

The answer to your burning question about the Les Miserables actor.

Check Out Janet Jackson's Festive Holiday Card

And by festive I mean confusing.

Instagram Actually Lost Users During Backlash

Social media freakouts don't usually convince people to leave services. But the latest privacy backlash seems to have left a mark on Instagram, and given a real boost to Flickr.

Putin Signs Anti-U.S. Adoption Bill Into Law

An increasingly anti-American sentiment in Russia has led to the passing of a new law that would ban American citizens from adopting Russian children. The bill puts into limbo the fate of 52 orphans who were in the process of being adopted by Americans.

Scenes From The Most Fun-Sounding Adult Food Fight Ever

An annual tradition in Ibi, Spain.

7 Healthy Recipes To Start The New Year Right

The holidays are over, and that all-cookie diet might be taking its toll. We're not saying you have to start eating healthy yet. But when you're ready, it's here.

True Facts About The Angler Fish

The deepest science facts about the saddest males in all of fishdom.

One Of The Greatest Punts Ever Punted Was Punted Last Night

This ridiculous corkscrew of a kick defies physics, probability, and common sense, and it might be the longest without the aid of wind in the history of college football.

Jessica Simpson Posts Revealing Bikini Shot Of Herself

Jessica Simpson is on a roll with the Twitter pics from her Hawaii vacation. First the singer made her official pregnancy announcement by sharing a photo of baby Maxwell Drew with the words "BIG SIS" spelled out in the sand, and then she posted a…

This Mind-Bending Buzzer Beater Went In Against All Laws Of Basketball

Even as far as last-gasp desperation shots go, Darren Collison's buzzer-beater was gasp-y and desperate. And yet, the basketball gods do answer some prayers.

Now You Can Draw Using Sloths

They're the ideal artistic medium.

23 Ways To Glam Up Your Little Black Dress

If you're planning to wear that trusty LBD on New Year's Eve, you're going to have to add a little sparkle. Time to get out the Bedazzler.

Germany Accused Of 'Deporting' Its Elderly

Rising numbers of Germany's elderly and sick are being sent overseas for long-term care because of sky-high costs at home. Critics have described the situation as 'inhumane deportation'.

21 Social-Media Inspired Crafts You Can Own

Because you don't REALLY love Twitter until it says so on your caftan.

How To Troll: A Masterclass By A Professional Gambler

Poker pro Bob Voulgaris, who was featured as a basketball betting genius in Nate Silver's book The Signal and the Noise, gets a lot of crap on Twitter from haters, so he put on a masterclass in trolling.

21 Ways To Build A Miniature Garden With Items Found In Your House

Good ideas for starting or improving your garden — even if you don't have a lot of space. Also, finally something to do with your empty jars, milk jugs, and other things destined for the trash.

Winner — Best 2012 Christmas Shirt

From the best Christmas movie ever.

10 Practical Uses For Phone Books

Those piles of data polluting meatspace might be more useful than we thought.

LeBron James Called Ric Flair One Of The Creators Of Swag

Last night, while Dwyane Wade was kicking Ramon Sessions in the balls on purpose and then acting all offended that someone could even insinuate that he’d ever commit a dirty foul, LeBron James was distracted by the Charlotte Bobcats’ No. 1 fan (I…

Top Obama Environmental Official Departs "Frustrated" Over Pipeline, Inaction On Climate

She had "too much principle" to work on Keystone, says Tittel.

Jennifer Aniston Slips Into A Bikini On Romantic Break With Tattooed Justin Theroux (And There's No Hint Of A Baby Bump)

Jennifer Aniston turned Christmas into a bikini fiesta while in Cabo, Mexico, with her fiance Justin Theroux.

Our Favorite Viral Videos Of The Year

From the addictive "Gangnam Style" to one of the most romantic proposals ever, take a look at the videos we couldn't stop watching this year

The Hobbit-Themed Crochet Dwarf Beard And Helmet

This crochet dwarf helmet and beard (SO MUCH BEARD!) seems like a rather elaborate way to keep your tits warm, but I must admit that it is fetching. This is allllmost enough to make wish I’d learned to crochet. Me, I prefer crotchet. It’s like…

Retired General Norman Schwarzkopf Dies At Age 78

The former Gulf Storm commander died in Tampa, the AP reported.

The 100 Best Lists Of All Time

The latest viral buzz from kottke.org

2012: Best New Spots - Eat - Chicago

Milli Vanilli once won a Grammy for Best New Artist, but these favorite new Chi restaurants from 2012 are certain to have a better fate. Girl, you know it's true. Ooh. Ooh. Ooh...

Place Beyond The Pines Trailer: Drive With Motorcycles?

Drive had Ryan Gosling, acclaimed indie director Nicholas Winding Refn, it-girl (I still don’t really know what that means, but it seems accurate) Carey Mulligan, and vroomy-vroom vroom getaway cars. Place Beyond the Pines has Baby Goose, acclaimed…

Kentucky Man Says His Watermelon-Eating Obama Sculpture Ain't Racist

"That's my buddy. He don't talk. Don't make no smart comments," says Danny Hafley.

How Anybody Can Secretly Save Your Snapchat Videos Forever

The videos you send through Snapchat and Poke are supposed to disappear in 10 seconds or less. Except a security flaw makes it easy to save them forever — without the sender ever knowing.

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