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March 22, 2012

Picking Up Girls On The Subway

Our writer proves it's totally possible to pick up women on the subway.

Anti-Gay Group Hilariously Freaks Out Over "The Old Republic"

The Florida Family Association, which last got in the news for throwing a hissy fit over the reality show “All-American Muslim”, is now going ballistic over “Star Wars: The Old Republic”. So of course, we have to look at their statement:

Who Are The "Women Of The 99 Percent"?

A shadowy group calling itself Women of the 99 Percent is placing possibly illegal robocalls accusing various Republican Representatives of supporting Rush Limbaugh. No one knows who's making the calls -- but here are some ideas.

Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue Editor Tweeted With Mega-Fans Today

You, too, can follow her @MJ_Day where she describes herself as "more fun than a bag of possums!" She answered questions about things like how the model casting and styling business, etc. come together for the issue. Turns out, you can be SHORT and still be in the issue but you better not have a busted face. (Surprise!)

Proof That Roger Goodell Wants A Less Violent NFL

"Namaste, Commish." (Arian Foster)

The Origin Of The Homeless Hotspot Idea

From 2010! The only difference: This guy was joking.

This Is The Goofiest March Madness Tweet Of All Time

We know you just broke your wrist, Kendall, but — what kind of ballet?

Lana Del Rey Hangs Out With Marilyn Manson

ONTD referred to these photos as a "New Couple Alert." If this is true, my head will EXPLODE.

All Of Jennifer Lawrence's Hunger Games Premiere Looks

"The Hunger Games" hits theaters at midnight, which means ZOMG, obviously, but also that the cast has been traveling around the world for red carpet premieres. And all that matters about that is the movie's star Jennifer Lawrence went! And wore clothes! Gold clothes!

How To Troll ESPN Into Delivering Fake News In Five Easy Steps

Have you ever wanted to make The Worldwide Leader look bad? Take a page out of "Adarn Schefter's" book.

Craft Wars: The Tie Dye Challenge

In Shift's biweekly Craft Wars feature, two master crafters take each other on in DIY challenges. The game kicks off today with the great spring Tie Dye face-off between Sugarlaws blogger Katy and I Spy DIY blogger Jenni.

15 Calls To End The Silence Around Violence Against Women

Today, inspired in part by Republican opposition to renewing the Violence Against Women Act, Fem2.0 hosted a tweetchat under the hashtag #endthesilence. The goal was to spread information about sexual assault and violence against women, and here are 15 thought-provoking tweets that resulted.

Katy Perry Sports Pompadour And Metallic Breasts And Other Links

Is that dress giving anyone else vertigo? Also, science discovers something in your medicine cabinet might prevent cancer and a former Disney tween star is headed for Broadway.

Own This Ugly Statue Of Tupac For $350

This beautiful piece of art can be yours for only $349.99 on Etsy.

Casey Anthony 'Has Found Religion And Plans To Get Baptised'

Anthony is said to have wanted to do something to symbolise a new beginning, eight months after she was cleared of murdering her two-year-old daughter, Caylee. 

A Contrarian Explains: The Players Who Are Better Than Messi

Messi is the best soccer player in the world, full stop. But for the sake of argument, these guys are better.

As Governor, Mitt Romney Raised A Gas Tax By 400%

The Republican Presidential frontrunner increased gas taxes in Massachusetts for an environmental fund. He then shifted the revenues into the general fund.

White Supremacists React To Trayvon Martin

Let's check in with what's going on on the largest white supremacist messageboard,

The Onion Ceases Distribution In D.C., Philadelphia

A sad day for lovers of Joe Biden, satire.

Abercrombie And Fitch Outlet's Incredibly Offensive Pants Color

WHAT. No matter the explanation, it's probably not a good idea to have your clothes being sold by anyone in such a way.

If Hot Topic's Not Really Your Scene...

You now have an alternative at the mall. Although I'd say the Angry Birds hatscarf is a lukewarm topic at best.

LoTR Weighs In On The American "Sherlock"

I mean, Boromir is rarely wrong about these things.

You Will Never Be As Content As This Groundhog

I mean, I love belly rubs as much as anyone, but that's one seriously pleased rodent.

25 Powerful Images From Trayvon Martin Protests

Protests and walks are being held around the country for Trayvon Martin. Get involved.

Forever 21 Hates Women's Kneecaps

Because not having knees is the new black (and, well, has been since the birth of Photoshop). (via Amanda Riley)

The Financial Past And Future Of Komen And Planned Parenthood

Susan G. Komen's defunding (and then re-funding) of Planned Parenthood continues to reverberate, with financial impact on both organizations. Here's a look at where they stood before the debacle, and where they might be going.

Heartbreaking Photos Of A Woman Watching Her Home Being Demolished

This is just devastating. A woman in China comes home to find that demolition workers are mistakenly destroying her house. Her agony in these photos is palpable. She even goes so far as to try and stop the demolition by feebly attacking a worker with a brick.

Michael K. Williams (Omar From "The Wire") Is Going To Play Ol' Dirty Bastard In A Movie

I have never been more excited about anything in my life. Oh, indeed.

Maya Rudolph Explains How She Breast-Pumped In Her Car

Maya Rudolph explained on "The Talk" how she breast-pumped in her car after the birth of her third child. She could talk about how she divides her laundry into whites and colors and it would still be funny.

How Reddit Cost Me My License Plate

I probably had the coolest license plate on the Internet. But Reddit made me give it up.

Rick Santorum Wanted To Regulate In Vitro Fertilization

Rick Santorum talks frequently about his anti-abortion views, but less about a more complicated set of issues around fertility treatments. In this 2005 radio interview Santorum said he would support regulating in vitro clinics because they create "a lot more human life than would ever be needed for implantation."

Gingrich Campaign Flees National Press In Louisiana

Local media only in Houma. It's a regular practice for a candidate who can't control his mouth. Press Secretary Hammond's meltdown: "Complainers, complainers, complainers."

Military Dad Dressed As Captain America Surprises His Son On His Birthday

These videos never get old. Onions, you guys. Onions.

Trayvon Martin's Parents Speak At The March For Their Son

Before yesterday's 1,000,000 Hoodie March for Trayvon Martin, the teen's parents addressed the protesters. Short, but moving.

Danish Kids' TV Has Farting Puppets

Lauren Kirchner's investigation into the bizzare world of Danish children's TV highlighted a sleep-themed, farting puppet loop the network employs during off hours to encourage kids to sleep during bedtime.

BuzzFeed Sports Discovered The Rest Of Sean Payton's Text To Jeremy Shockey

When Shockey tweeted out a text conversation he had with his suspended coach, he had no idea we'd be able to use our super computers and people in lab coats to figure out the cut off part of their conversation.

10 Things You Need To Know About The Trayvon Martin Case

For those who haven't been closely following this tragic story, here's a primer on the awful facts surrounding the death of Trayvon Martin. There is plenty in here to warrant outrage.

Why Did Israel Ban Thin Models?

A fashion law expert wonders, "Where are the models’ voices?" — and notes that problems for models hardly stop at pressure to be thin.

Geometric Porn App Turns iTunes Into Naughty Art [NSFW]

Fast Company raves, "It’s actual, hilarious, penetrating, ejaculating porn that you shouldn’t watch at work."

What Not To Wear To Your Husband's Basketball Game

Unless Andrei Kirilenko has a really weird fetish, this is probably a bad idea. Hell, even then this is a bad idea.

Someone Forgot To Tell Tebow That His Celebrity Crush Is Jewish

The gossip rags are in a frenzy over reports that Tim Tebow is apparently "in love" with Dianna Agron of "Glee." Did the devout Christian football player somehow miss the memo that Agron prays for the other team? (Also, that she has a boyfriend?)

GameStop Hates Mini Horses And Disabled People

A parapelegic California man is suing GameStop and Marshalls for not letting in the mini-horse that pulled his wheelchair. The government approved mini horses as service animals in March 2011 under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

There Was Someone Selling A 1/3 Scale Tie Fighter On Craigslist

According to the description the Tie Fighter is 8x8x8 feet and was going for $150.00. Cue obligatory "shut up and take my money."

100 Best DJ Names

Or you could just be DJ Freestylez or something. P.S. this is a 100% subjective list.

Mitt Romney Called High Gas Prices A "Permanent Phenomenon"

The Republican Presidential frontrunner saw gas prices as possible permanent occurrence in 2005.

Killing Challenge

The latest viral buzz from

You’re Going To Want Everything From Coach’s New ‘Legacy’ Collection

Over the past few seasons, Coach has gradually been stripping down the logos and embellishments and introducing simpler, more timeless pieces into their collections. And when they did, it was met with tremendous approval by the fashion industry, inc…

We Found Love In The Hunger Games

It's Rihanna's "We Found Love" but with A LOT MORE HUNGER GAMES!

Little Girl Overcomes Her Fear Of Water

My ovaries are trying to kill me. Sometimes the only way to overcome your fears is to take a nap and then save your sister from fake drowning.

What Happened To Deena's Face?

A nose job, definitely, but what else?

30 Elsa Schiaparelli Creations That Inspired "Hunger Games" Costume Design

In difficult times, fashion is always outrageous. - Elsa Schiaparelli. We might find the fashion of the "Hunger Games" capitol citizens outrageous, but our grandmothers just think it's 1930s haute couture.

Why Pinterest Is The Next Iran

Is Pinterest the next Facebook? Sure! But it's so much more than that.

James Franco's Tumblr: The Greatest Hits

They say a man's tumblr is like a window into his soul. So I guess Franco's soul has an affinity for hairless cats, cookies, American Girl dolls, and semi-NSFW self-portraits?

Surrender Your Weapons To The Sanford Police Department

Tumblr user Rusty Redenbacher has started a campaign for people to send bags of Skittles to the Sanford Police Department. Here's how you can get involved.

Etch A Sketch Stock Skyrockets On Strength Of Gaffe

See? Mitt Romney is already stimulating the economy. Shares for toymaker Ohio Art Company triple in price overnight.

Haul Vloggers Flaunt The Most AMAZING Spring Makeup

Watch YouTube's most enthusiastic haulers gush over their latest makeup purchases. Apparently quite a few blushes, eye shadows and other new makeup products are, like, OMG AMAZING!!!

How Tommy Hilfiger's Bangladesh Factory Fire Measures Up Against Other Accidents

Tommy Hilfiger is trying to shape up after reports that it continues to use unsafe factories in Bangladesh, where almost 500 garment workers have died in five years. Let's look at how disasters there stack up against other famous industrial accidents.

EA All Butthurt Over Being Worst Company In America Contender

Every year during the NCAA playoffs, The Consumerist has their own competition whereas they have the worst companies in America competing against each other for the grand prize. EA made the competition this year, and currently they are whipping Sony…

The Real Housewives Of New Jersey Are BACK On Ashlee Holmes' Links

Check out this teaser trailer that was leaked this morning on a mobile site. The trailer is of the upcoming 4th season of the franchise that is said to be airing sometime in April. in Ashlee Holmes' Bookmarks

On Twitter, Everyone Hates John Edwards

One thing the Internet's leftwingers and right-wingers agree on after the former Senator was named today in a prostitution investigation: He's a "crapweasel." Conservatives always thought that, but disappointed liberals may now hate him even more. (via Twitchy)

Invisible Facebook Friends Can See You, But You Can't See Them

Facebook zombies: You can't see them, you can't unfriend them, and you can't block them. Facebook friends are forever, whether you want them or not. Here's how anyone can use account deactivations as a creepy spying tool.

Daily Deals: Sales At Saks, Tory Burch And More

Online shopping is convenient, but sifting through everything to find the best deals isn't. So we did the work for you! Read on for today's best Internet deals.

Armie Hammer's Special Talent

The video speaks for itself. Oh Armie, you are such a riot!

Wikipedia's Gender Gap, As Measured By Famous Birthdays

A gender gap continues to plague Wikipedia, and one of its main effects is on the kinds of people the encyclopedia considers noteworthy. We took a look at this through the lens of birthdays.

The Fabulous Mimic Octopus

The Mimic Octopus is a species of octopus invented, discovered in 1998 off the coast of Sulawesi. Despite the video evidence to the contrary, I assume this cephalopod to be a hoax or some kind of viral marketing campaign. The Mimic Octopus protects …

Adorable Photos Of An NBA Tea Party

Recently, members of the Memphis Grizzlies went to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis and had a tea party with the kids. Marc Gasol and Rudy Gay really enjoyed themselves.

South Park Takes On Cash4Gold And The Home Shopping Network

If "South Park" is to be believed — and I almost always believe anything that comes from the mind of Trey Parker and Matt Stone — HSN and Cash4Gold are just an endless cycle of crap jewelry being marketed towards old people. Here's how:

Nipples At The Met

Here's an online database of every nipple at the Met. You should definitely follow this Tumblr and stay abreast of all the new nipples being added to their ever-expanding collection.

Jennifer Lawrence Hurls A Bucket Of KFC Fried Chicken At A Basketball Hoop

Jennifer Lawrence and Jimmy Fallon took part in a three-point shoot out last night, but instead of basketballs they used a bucket of KFC fried chicken and shamrock shakes. Congrats KFC, your chicken is good enough to be thrown all over the floor on national television!

Gloria Steinem: "I Don't Think There's Any Such Thing As Feminine"

But you have no excuse not to be a feminist, Steinem said last night.

Anime Critic Accused Of Killing Family

A 22 year-old Texas man is accused of killing his parents and brother with a rifle. Trey Sesler was also a prolific YouTube anime reviewer under the name "Mr. Anime", posting over 300 videos. His videos sometimes include skits with real guns where he battles an evil twin of himself.

Kaela Humphries Didn’t Just Wake Up One Morning And Decide She Wanted To Be A Model

Having recently signed with Ford +, the 28-year-old, size 16/18 Humphries — sister of New Jersey Net player and Kim Kardashian's ex Kris — talks about how it feels to move to New York to follow her dream of becoming a model. As told to Amy Odell.

GIF Of The Night: Kobe Sees The Basket In His Mind

When you're Kobe Bryant, you always know where the hoop is.

Pauly Shore Is A Creep, Caresses LaLa On Morning TV

Pauly Shore visited "Good Day New York" to promote his new movie, and then acted really creepy towards LaLa -- petting her arm and inviting her to do P90X in his hotel room with him later. Oh, but happy 20th anniversary of "Encino Man," Pauly!

Florida Representative Frederica Wilson's Emotional Speech About Trayvon Martin's Shooting

Everyone needs to watch this, especially if you don't know anything about Trayvon Martin.

Holy Crap: Dave Chappelle Is On Twitter

This is all kinds of exciting.

21 Reasons You Should Be Following The NBA's Weirdest Player On Twitter

On the court, JaVale McGee is maddeningly inconsistent. Off the court, he's the most consistently weird, funny, crazy athlete on Twitter. Here's why.

10 Part-Time Jobs With The Best Pay

If you’re looking for a part-time job that really pays the bills, these are your best bets.

Komen CEO Nancy Brinker's Depressing Final Tweets

Susan G. Komen Foundation CEO Nancy Brinker hasn't tweeted since March 5 — the longest she's gone in months without typing out a few characters to tell her breast cancer charity's supporters, "Go team!"

Toulouse Shooting: First Picture Of Al Qaeda Fanatic Mohammed Merah Suspected Of Killing 7

The Al Qaeda fanatic who murdered seven people in south west France died in a vicious gunfire battle after police stormed his apartment following a 32-hour siege.

Mitt Romney In 2002: I Have A Different View Than Most Republicans

Republican Presidential Mitt Romney has come under fire recently for statements an advisor made saying the former Governor could "reset" his positions in the fall "almost like an Etch A Sketch. It stung because of Romney's journey from right to left and back. In this clip unearthed online from the 2002 at the Black Ministerial Alliance urban forum Romney, running as a moderate, when asked about why he wasn't embracing the Massachusetts Republican Party said, "I have a very different view than most Republicans" and "my agenda is different from traditional Republicans."

Tom Colicchio Forces Wisconsin Bar To Change Its Name

Nobody's going to call a restaurant "Craft" on chef/Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio's watch, or at least not Middleton, Wisconsin craft beer bar Craft Table & Tap. Pardon, that's Craftsman Table & Tap, now. A managing partner of the restaurant tells Ma…

Morning Monologue: The Knicks Can't Lose, Ryan Miller Is A Brick Wall, And Carlos Tevez Comes Back From The Dead

Our daily stroll through last night's games and news. On tap today: the NBA, NHL, and English Premier League soccer.

Draw Something Now Officially A Zynga Title

The latest viral buzz from

Mike Stone's Superintendent Says Megan Piper Can't Come To Prom

This morning, Burnsy profiled young Mike Stone, a bold-thinking visionary who had the brilliant idea to use Twitter to ask porn stars and WWE whatever they’re calleds to his prom. Websites like this one quickly rallied to his cause. He soon had a da…

Why I Am Leaving The Muppets

From time to time, we offer our space to individuals with something to say and nowhere to say it. On the occasion of this week's release of the recent film The Muppets on DVD (a "DVD" is what they had before Netflix Instant) and the announcement tha…

Apple's $100 Billion

See that smug dude over there? He owns some Apple stock.

Our Favorite Wondercon Cosplay Photos, Part Three

WonderCon 2012 was held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, this weekend. Some great cosplay photos are starting to surface, so let's

Trayvon Martin Supporters Take To Instagram

In solidarity with the slain Florida teen, people have been posting photos of themselves in a hoodie to Instagram. The quest for social justice found the perfect marriage to the desire to post cute pictures of yourself on social networks.

Playboy On Campus Viral Video Contest

The viral videos will be judged on creativity, presence of Playboy and school imagery, quality, and uniqueness of content. We’ll consider YouTube views and comments here as well so comment below and share your favorite video! Let the voting period o…

Diverse And Peaceful, A "Million Hoodie March" For Trayvon Martin

More than a thousand people marched from New York's Union Square through the city tonight, chanting "We are all Trayvon Martin." They demanded the arrest of George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford, Florida, who shot the unarmed teenager.

Dear EA: Let The Fans Take Over The Servers You Want To Shut Down

Let's let the fans of these games take over.

The Disturbing World Of British TV Commercials

Fellow Americans, what do you look for in a commercial voiceover? Something non-threatening and reassuring? Maybe something slightly overbearing but ultimately avuncular? Portentous but knowingly so? Sure. Any of those would be a correct answer. A s…

Bird-Like Wings Carry Man 330 Feet

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, March 21 (UPI) -- A Dutch man said he completed a flight of about 330 feet using homemade wings based on those of a bird.

Stocks Close Mixed As Housing, Bernanke Dent Sentiment

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- U.S. stocks finished mixed Wednesday after a disappointing read on the housing market and bearish comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Europe.

The Hunger Games

Yet another teen-lit phenomenon has made it to the big screen, and salivating fans are eager to get their first taste of The Hunger Games. But guys can rest assured: Twilight this is not, and Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen ain’t Bella lust…

Barack Obama And Sign Language

Last week after an event at Prince Georges Community College in Maryland, a deaf audience member named Stephon used American Sign Language to tell President Obama, 'I am proud of you,' and as you can see in the video, President Obama signed back, 'T…

BioWare Plans To Address Mass Effect 3 Ending Complaints

That doesn't necessarily mean the game's ending will be changed.

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