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May 25, 2012

The Amazing Owl Cat!

His alter ego is as an adopted stray named Wingshing. But at night he fights crime, obviously.

Naptime Lineup

This is what happens when you line up a bunch of kittens in a sunbeam. It's a dangerous business. (More at LoveMeow!)

What Does Dressing "Smart" Mean?

Besides not looking "stupid." The Fashion Mailbag is here to help by explaining smart's various interpretations when it comes to dress code.

Japanese Chef Serves Own Genitals For Dinner

Nothing in that headline is inaccurate or an exaggeration. Mao Sugiyama is a Japanese chef who recently served his/her surgically removed male genitals to five connoisseurs for about $250 a plate. WARNING: Yes, there are photos.

Free To Be... Straight White Males

Here is a tweet that Gawker writer Max Read retweeted a few days ago. RT @DavidWinkies: @max_read actually if you call a lawyer and say you're white a dude and str8, they say you have no case #truestory— max read (@max_read) May 23, 2012 So, sor…

40 Derpiest Shotput Faces

"Put" your best face forward! There could be a whole other more challenging Olympic event called "Photogenic Shotput."

Teen Mom Amber Portwood Asks Judge To Send Her To Prison

The judge gave Amber Portwood one last chance, but it appears she's given up on herself. The Teen Mom star, who was recently arrested again for probation violation, has reportedly given up on rehab -- and asked to go to prison instead. The 22-ye…

'Gone With The Wind': Devil In A Black Bombazine Dress

I'd love to be able to say, as one does about C.S. Lewis, "oh, I didn't get the super-offensive subtext about how Muslims inadvertently worship a flaming devil-beast, even though Jesus will still consider taking them to heaven so long as they don't …

Injured Transformers Extra Gets $18.5 Million Settlement

I have to cover news, and sadly, not every story can be puppy dogs and ice cream and Zac Efron getting peed on. This one is much less fun. You may remember Transformers 3 extra Gabriela Cedillo, who was left with brain injuries after an accident on …

Burlesque Dancer Says She Dressed As Obama To Entertain Silvio Berlusconi

A 28-year-old Dominican dancer revealed that she was asked to dress up as Barack Obama at one of Berlusconi's racy "bunga bunga" parties. The former Italian prime minister is currently on trial for charges of hiring an underage prostitute and then abusing his powers to get her released from police custody after she was caught stealing from her roommate.

Hello, My Future Wife

Thank you for responding to my online dating ad. Allow me to give you a tour of the home that we can share together.

5 Things You Never Thought You Could Grill

If you’re tired of conventional, familiar Memorial Day fare, here are five new dishes you never thought would work well with smoke. Including oysters and peaches!

Germs At Work

The latest viral buzz from

Teenager Invents Simple And Cheap Test For Pancreatic Cancer

He's only 15 years old, but he may soon save thousands of lives. Jack Andraka of Crownsville, Maryland won first place at this year's Intel Science Talent Search. He did so by devising a simple dipstick test that can detect pancreatic cancer cheaper…

Artist Creates Incredibly Lifelike Carvings Out Of Wood

Bruno Walpoth uses simple carving tools to turn pieces of wood (lime and walnut) into human sculptures with detailed features that seen from afar look incredibly life-like. He has been sculpting since the '70s, and his talent shows in these amazing carvings. Warning: Some of these images may be NSFW.

Obama Promised To Sign The Freedom Of Choice Act On Day One, Hasn't Touched The Issue Since

The legislation would make abortion rights government policy. The President promised to sign the bill it "first thing" as President during a speech to Planned Parenthood in 2008. In an April 2009 speech the President said the bill was not his "highest legislative priority. The bill won't pass the Republican House, and he hasn't touched the issue since.

A User's Guide To Smoking Pot With Barack Obama

Barry was quite the accomplished marijuana enthusiast back in high school and college. Excerpts from David Maraniss' Barack Obama: The Story dealing with the elaborate drug culture surrounding the president when he attended Punahou School in Honolulu and Occidental College in Los Angeles. He inhaled. A lot.

Here Are All The Best Cannes WTF Red Carpet Moments (So Far)

This year’s International Cannes Film Festival has provided us with more gorgeous photos of gorgeous people in even more gorgeous clothing than we could wish for from a thousand Academy Awards red carpets combined. But just when we thought our daily…

What If Steve Jobs Had Never Returned To Apple? From

In reality, Steve Jobs did return to Apple... and not only did he save the company (widely seen as doom as its stock plunged to $10 per share in the late '90s) he turned it into the most valuable in the world. It almost didn't happen, though; Jobs p…

Professor Obama 2002 Syllabus

This syllabus, accessed online, from a course then State Senator Barack Obama was teaching on voting rights showed the President taught about Bush v. Gore. He also had an AOL email address.

Becoming Joan Didion | The Awl

Every profile of Joan Didion begins the same way: some quasi-poetic observation of the slight figure she cuts out there in the world, seguing to a contrast with what has often been called the "steely" quality of her prose. (Most hilariously awkward …

A Christian Girlfriend

A reader's girlfriend has a sudden religious conversion that leaves her not knowing what she wants.

Gay Celebrities Who Have Come Out

Big Bang Theory's Sheldon Cooper may be the epitome of bluntness, but the man who portrays him, Jim Parsons, is a bit more subtle. Two-time Emmy winner Parsons quietly came out in a May 23 New York Times profile that -- three-quarters of the way thr…

Why I Quit Dieting! True Stories From Real Women

“I was shocked when I found out that there is not a single study where dieting was successful for more than 5 percent of people. Most people can lose weight, but the body has physiological and psychological responses that cause the weight to be reg…

Sharon Stone Sued For Harassment

According to a lawsuit filed Wednesday, Stone's former nanny and live-in housekeeper Erlina T. Elemen is claiming damages for harassment sustained by the Basic Instinct star. Elemen says that Stone insulted her Filipino accent by telling her not to …

Fashion Medical Alert: Your Skinny Jeans Can Hurt You

We knew skinny jeans could sometimes be ego-damaging, but now doctors are warning that they may be physically damaging as well. ABC News reports that they can cause a nerve disorder called meralgia paresthetica. So do we need to immediately throw ou…

Teen Solves Centuries-old Math Problem

DRESDEN, Germany, May 23 (UPI) -- A 16-year-old in Germany who solved a centuries-old math problem credited his accomplishment to "schoolboy naivety."

A Hook Prequel Centered On Rufio Supposedly In Development

What’s cooler than getting a Rufio tattoo to cover up your Edward Cullen tattoo? The possibility of a Hook sequel centered on Rufio, easily the coolest Filipino character in early 90s pirate films not counting Cutthroat Island. This according to Dan…

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