March 16, 2012
'Kony 2012' Honcho Jason Russell -- Detained For Allegedly Masturbating In Public [UPDATES]
3:26 PM PST: We just got footage of Jason's naked meltdown on a public street ... pounding his fists in anger and screaming maniacally. 2:15 PM PST: Law enforcement sources tell us ... there are NO plans to charge Russell with a crime for yesterda…
Cause.It Unites Volunteers, Local Business, And Nonprofits In One App
Can an app boost community engagement? A new mobile app called Cause.it, which made a splashy debut during SXSW Interactive in Austin, may do the job better than just about anything. The company is aiming to transform the way local business, nonprof…
Check Out Invisible Children's Fun Music Video About Uganda
In this 2006 music video, the guys from Invisible Children pop and lock, shoot lazer beams that turn high school students in back-up dancers, sign cringe-worthy lyrics about Uganda, and if you can make it to the end, an entire town sings and dances about African Warlords. Watch the video and then share it with your friends on Facebook and Twitter!
The Biggest Senate Loser: Romney Or Santorum?
"Is Rick Santorum electable? Remember his last Senate race? ... By historic margins, Pennsylvania voters rejected Rick Santorum," reads the script of Mitt Romney'slatest attack ad on Rick Santorum in Illinois. But Romney is no stranger to blowout defeats of his own in a race for Senate. Romney, like Santorum lost by 17% in a Senate election, in his 1994 race vs. Ted Kennedy. Romney, however, lost big in a historically good year for Republicans, while Santorum lost big in a historically bad year for Republicans. Here are the numbers.
Rick Santorum Reacts To Shirtless Photo: "I'm Sure It's Not A Pretty Sight"
In a radio interview today, Santorum responded coolly to a photograph of him sunbathing shirtless in Puerto Rico, posted earlier BuzzFeed and the Drudge Report. "They caught me sunbathing," he told the Steve Cochran Show on AM 560 WIND in Chicago. "I probably should lose about 15 or 20 pounds."
Kal Penn Rescues Kathy Griffin's Dog
Today's Twitter Buzz: Kal Penn is a good samaritan. Plus, Stephen Colbert tweets his true thoughts about Rick Santorum, Henry Winkler's dog says hello, and Donald Trump complains about gas prices at the same time his daughter posts a photo of his brand-new private jet.
Brian Cashman Was Kind Of A Jerk About Andy Pettitte
Yankees GM Brian Cashman went on YES today to talk about Andy Pettitte's decision to come out of retirement and return to the team. Buried in the interview is an interesting piece of information that seems to amuse Cashman, but I have a feeling Andy's probably less happy about it.
Obsidian Entertainment Is In Serious Trouble Because Of Stupid Goddamn Metacritic
Pretty much anyone who pays any sort of close attention to gaming knows Metacritic is a cancer. It hurts game makers because nobody buys anything without an 85-or-above attached to it anymore. It hurts “games journalists” who are under constant pres…
Jason Russell Arrested: Co-Founder Of Invisible Children, 'Kony 2012' Creator, Detained In San Diego
NBC San Diego is reporting that Jason Russell, the co-founder of Invisible Children, the advocacy group behind the "Kony 2012" viral video, was detained at 11:30 am on Thursday morning for allegedly masturbating in public. According to TMZ, Russell …
Willow Smith's 6-Inch Shoes Makes Us Wonder If She Still Has Parents
Willow’s already growing up in a fast-paced celebrity world. She should have something to look forward to when she hits all her milestone ages: 16, 18, 21 etc. And that something shouldn’t be foot surgery because she started wearing 6-inch heels in …
"Kony 2012" Director Arrested For Public Masturbation
Jason Russell, star and co-creator of viral phenomenon Kony 2012, was arrested in San Diego for public masturbation and vandalizing cars. NBC San Diego is reporting Russell was detained last night, with police describing his behavior as "very strange."
The Undiscovered Gems Of Netflix Streaming
There are literally tens of thousands of things to watch on Netflix. Most of them not very good! If only there was a human video clerk, like the olden days, to help you find the most awesome, most obscure films on Netflix streaming video. Say hello to the Netflix Video Clerk.
Beautiful "Magic Mushroom House" Built Under The Influence Of Hallucinogenic Drugs
Feast your eyes on this gorgeous home built by an architect who just so happened to enjoy tripping on mushrooms as much as building houses. The home, located in Aspen, Colorado, has been known as the "Magic Mushroom House" since its its inception in 1973.
Awesome New Material Made With 'Designer Electrons', Juggalos Bewildered
Researchers at Stanford University and the U.S. Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Lab have created a material never seen before by making copper atoms behave as though they were exposed to a 60 Tesla magnetic field, which is 30% stron…
The 20 Hottest Photos Of George Clooney Getting Arrested
Clooney and his father, Nick, were arrested earlier today during a protest outside of the Sudanese Embassy. Only a man named "Sexiest Man Alive" twice in his career could manage to look so flawless while getting arrested defending the rights of the Sudanese people. Well played.
Joe Zee Styles Smash Stars Katharine McPhee And Megan Hilty
So in a small way—very small—I can commiserate with the characters played by Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty on the NBC hit Smash. In this drama about mounting a Broadway musical based on Marilyn Monroe’s life, these girls compete for the lead role…
Obama’s Campaign Documentary: Gloom You Can Believe In
“What do we remember in November of 2008?” asks Tom Hanks in the opening narration of Davis Guggenheim’s new Barackumentary, a 17-minute paean to President Obama paid for and distributed by his reelection campaign. “Was it this?” Hanks continues as …
FWD: Halp! How Much PDA Is Acceptable On Facebook?
Welcome to FWD: Halp! a weekly advice column on how to behave like a person when using technology, by Katie Heaney. (Email her!) This week: Figuring out how much PDA is acceptable on Facebook, how to respond to tragedies on Tumblr, and how creepy it is to clear your entire browser history.
George Clooney Arrested: Actor And Congressmen In Custody After Protest Outside Sudanese Embassy
George Clooney and at least one congressman were arrested Friday outside of the Sudanese embassy in Washington D.C. The arrests were anticipated and part of the actor's effort to draw attention to the humanitarian crisis in Sudan. The actor, his fat…
Nicole Kidman News - Cute Kid Alert! Nicole Kidman Carries Adorable Daughters Through LAX (PHOTOS)
Power couple Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban were dotting parents as they made their way through LAX with their children in their arms. They were dressed casually, with Nicole in a white peasant dress and Keith in all black, as they held onto their ti…
5 Mind-Blowing Things Found In Our Own Solar System
One of our running themes here at Cracked is "Man, space is just weird as hell." It's easy to forget that, after mankind went to the moon and found out it was just a boring, dusty ghost town. Space is full of mysteries, and you don't have to go far …
Study: Men Are More Attracted To Women With High Salaries
Today’s high-earning women are justly proud of their paychecks — I explore the rise of the female breadwinner in this week’s TIME cover story — but they still often feel that men will be intimidated rather than attracted to them as potential mates. …
Desperate Housewives: Is Renee Planning To Skip Mike's Funeral?
That's precisely why Renee doesn't feel comfortable attending her friend's funeral. "They'll all be thinking, 'There's the woman that Mike was protecting when he beat up the loan shark. She's the reason he's dead.' Mike stuck his neck out for me, an…
Women Flood Facebook Page Of Ultrasound-enforcing Lawmaker With Updates On Their Vaginas
Like so many other male politicians pushing for things like mandatory transvaginal ultra-sounds, Virginia Senator Ryan McDougle is presumably very interested and concerned with the reproductive health of American women. Why else would he bother, no?…
Garry Trudeau Interview: His Doonesbury Strip About The Virginia And Texas Ultrasound Laws.
Garry Trudeau has famously kicked up a fuss this week by using his Doonesbury strip to tackle the ultrasound mandates that states like Virginia and Texas have passed for women seeking abortions. I read an interview Trudeau did in the Washington Post…
Romney In 2002: I'm A "Person Of Independence"
Mitt Romney is running for president on a strong conservative platform. But in this 12-minute-long interview from his gubernatorial campaign, Romney defined himself to Massachusetts voters as independent Republican and not part of the establishment. “I’m not running as the Republican view, or a continuation of Republican values. That’s not what brings me to the race." [Ed. note: Seven seconds of this interview was posted on BuzzFeed earlier.]
Men Ditch Tab By BASE Jumping Out Of 55th Floor Bar
Introducing the extreme dine and ditch: four as-yet unidentified men ordered Negronis at the bar of the upscale Melbourne restaurant Vue de Monde, which happens to be on the 55th floor. Then, without paying, they got up and jumped off the balcony. O…
Kim Kardashian Will Do Anything To Distract People From Her Divorce
For the first since her career rocketed her to fame, Kim Kardashian’s headlines are out of her control. During the past few years, she’s manipulated the media into publishing stories that showed her in a good light. While people certainly hated her,…
So Robert Downey Jr. Might Be Anonymously Claiming Hayden Panettiere Was A Child Prostitute
If I’m reading this Jezebel piece correctly (Which I highly suggest you give a look.), there’s a strong theory floating around that apparently Robert Downey Jr. is anonymously confirming blind gossip items in the comment threads of celebrity blogs. …
Mitt Romney Supports Puerto Rican Statehood
In this speech at the Hispanic Leadership Network conference in Miami in January, Romney endorsed the Caribbean territory eventually becoming a state. This was following his endorsement by Puerto Rican Governor Luis Fortuño, a member of the statehood party.
Computer Ads Haven't Changed In 60 Years
"The Basic G-15 computer is a complete computer... with many extra features!" Gadget ads are still cut from a template that Bendix was using in 1956, to sell its cabinet-sized "complete operating computer system." Also, this pamphlet is gorgeous. (via Brendan Koerner)