Reporting To You X


May 31, 2012

How To Be The Very Best At E3 (Like No One Ever Was)

ith E3 2012 ready to devour our souls, the crew here at 1UP is devoted to providing you one final week of postulating and prognosticating. With a whole mess of previews, roundups, and speculations, it's easy to lose sight of the fact that the very a…

The Black Keys May Have Made The Weirdest Music Video Ever

Filmed in Nashville, A Film By Harmony Korine: The Black Keys — Gold on the Ceiling. This is a clip for the band's single "Gold on the Ceiling," directed by Kids and Spring Breakers auteur Harmony Korine. Warning: GIFs ahead.

Michigan Congressional Candidate Buys His "Likes"

Electablog reported Thursday that Democrat Steve Pestka has been buying Facebook “likes” to boost his social media campaign. How common is purchasing social media support in politics?

Google China Isn't Just Censored, It's Totally Broken

China's aggressive internet censorship has some serious unintended consequences. Now Google has to warn its users what not to search for, and a lot of it barely makes sense.

15 Hidden Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

Many foods that we don’t think of as sweet, like pasta, soups, cereal, salad dressings and sauces, contain sugar and often it goes by another name like agave nectar, high-fructose corn syrup, evaporated cane juice, fruit juice concentrate(s), glucos…

Roger Goodell Is A Dictator

The NFL commissioner's new habit of publicly patting himself on the back for doling out punishment is very worrying.

John Edwards Speaks After Being Acquitted

"If I want to find the person who should be held accountable for my sins, honestly I don't have to go any farther than the mirror." He only chokes up when addressing the child he had with Rielle Hunter.

Here's A Lego Version Of The Queen

It's for the Diamond Jubilee. And yes, those diamonds are real.

Men Quoted More Than Women In Stories About Women's Issues

Using content from 35 major American print publications, researchers found that men are quoted about five times more often than women in stories about abortion and birth control.

27 People With Terrible Facebook URLs

Remember when Facebook first allowed you to choose your own URL? Well, someone chose "farts" as their custom URL. Here are a few other poor decisions:

On The Day Of The Texas Primary, Craig James Is In Dead Last

If it’s not over until the fat lady sings, Craig James better stuff a rib eye in Adele’s mouth. The Texas Republican primary is being held tonight for the Senate seat that the former ESPN blowhard has so righteously coveted, and to put it as nicely …

Anna Paquin's Red Carpet Baby Bump And Other Links

Pregnancy looks good on her. Plus the harrowing tale of how an 11 year old Syrian boy survived a massacre and there are some things you just shouldn't put in a mixed drink.

John Edwards' Fall, As Told By The National Enquirer

The former candidate was acquitted on one federal charge today, as a jury hung on other counts related to a concealed affair. One thing that's clear: The supermarket tabloid got it right.

The Rainbow Bus Club

Attention! Straight men! I found the perfect club for you!

People Being Massive Jerks For No Reason (Presented In GIF Form)

People are giant jerks to each other all the time, everywhere, and it's totally lame! Here's a guide that might help.

Life Changing Way To Use Sriracha Hot Sauce


World's Most Talented Cotton Candy Vender

Part candy man, part dancer, part sorcerer. Cotton candy making is a very under-appreciated art form.

The Superhero Who Will Save Giant Sodas For Us All

So NYC Mayor Bloomberg wants to ban sugary sodas over 16oz? Better call in - dun dun da DA - Pepsiman! Actually.. wait... WTF is this?

Sex-Selective Abortion Ban Sponsor Said It Might Be "Fatal" To Roe V. Wade

Many abortion-rights advocates worry that the ban on sex-selective abortions before the House today is an attack on abortion rights in general. As it turns out, that's exactly what its sponsor intended.

Superhero Tutu Dresses

Why are these only for children?! Do you want to fight crime or look fabulous? Goody Goody Tutus believes you shouldn't have to choose.

The Ultimate Animals Running On Treadmills Supercut

Because sometimes animals need to work off that extra piece of cake too. Oh and also because they are really freaking cute to watch while running on treadmills.

Anthony Bourdain Hangs Out With Marlo And Omar From "The Wire"

And they're all drinking milkshakes too. Is this what heaven looks like?

Yelp Uncovers The Biggest Scam Pizzeria Ever

$75 a pie? I can't believe you have kept this place in business for so long Boston. Here are 11 amazing reviews for you to shake your head in disappointment at.

Advice For Graduates

The latest viral buzz from

The Coolest Kid At The Spelling Bee

If you've got to walk off the stage at the Scripps National Spelling Bee, you've got to do it in style.

23 Adorable Photos Of Lori Anne Madison

What a cute little wunderkind. W-U-N-D-E-R-K-I-N-D. Wunderkind. While the 6-year-old phenom was unfortunately eliminated from the Scripps National Spelling Bee, she certainly won Most Precocious In Show.

Scientists Baffled By The Brutal, Terrible Mystery Of "Pine Mouth"!

As you likely know, pine mouth is a hideous, prolonged, somewhat rare, random response to having eaten pine nuts. What's it like? Here's our first-person report: "You're terrified that you are going insane. Everything tastes like you are choking on …

Newspaper Headline Of The Day

Get in line behind (heh) me at the unemployment office, bitches.

Some Guy In Baltimore Ate Another Man's Brain And Heart

I'm not even joking anymore. Say your goodbyes, the zombie apocalypse is upon us.

How Tech Is Turning Us All Into Neurotics

I tried to track my tech usage for a day. Here's what I found out: I am the worst.

Inside The Crazy World Of Rihanna's Instagram Commenters

Rihanna's Instagram has already made headlines for its scandalous photos, but have you taken a look at the people who comment on them? They're a group of shameless, Emoji-loving groupies trying to take celebrity fandom to a new level.

Tim Daly Leaving 'Private Practice' -- Which Other Stars Might Not Return To Their Shows?

ABC's Private Practice is about to lose one of its angst-ridden physicians -- possibly to jail. The office's alternative medicine specialist, Dr. Pete Wilder (Tim Daly), was last seen under indictment for murder after the mercy killing of one of his…

A Devil Wears Prada Sequel Is Really Happening

Finally, nearly 10 years after Lauren Weisberger penned her bestselling novel, The Devil Wears Prada, she’s giving it a sequel. Weisberger is in the process of writing Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns, Entertainment Weekly is reporting, to be…

Diablo III Review For PC, MAC From

For the best Reviews of Diablo III for PC, MAC, check out this page on

Albert Pujols Gets A Rude Awakening In Los Angeles

LA fans are different from St. Louis fans.

How Many Of These Pro Athletes Are Gay?

There are no openly gay players in the NFL, MLB, NBA, MLS, or NHL, even though statistics say 1-in-10 men are gay. Here's what happens when you apply those statistics.

It's Take Your Kid To Hooters Day

So your parents brought you to Hooters for the fine family dining. You've got 3 options for how to react:

S Club 7 Reunited On Australian TV

And it was a disaster! Only 3 of the original members were a part of it, and they couldn't quite capture the S Club magic. This is painful.

First Look: Did Marvel Just Murder Spider-Man?

Looks like Peter Parker is lizard chow. Sure "death" is relative in the superhero universe but the June cover of The Amazing Spider-Man looks pretty unambivalent.

79 People Were Injured At Justin Bieber's Concert In Norway

11 had to be put in the hospital. Terrifying.

Vanderbilt's Head Football Coach Is A Sexist Douchebag

Keep it classy, James Franklin. Keep it classy.

Barrett, Walker Run Twin Negative Ads On Each Other's Trustworthiness

Walker's new ad: "Truthful." Barrett's: "Do you believe Scott Walker?" Positive ads are hard to find in this race.

Here's Lady Gaga With Six Eyes, No Mouth

It's a previously unreleased image by photographer Nick Knight from Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" video.

Pro-Romney Protestors Heckle David Axelrod's Speech

Pro-Romney protestors disrupted David Axelrod's speech in Boston on Mitt Romney's record as Governor of Massachusetts with chants of Solyndra, where are the jobs, and boos.

These 2 Girls Stole From Girl Scouts And Didn't Feel Bad About It

This interview is disturbing. Highlights include "there was $150 in that envelope and I wanted that money and it was mine" and "I don't feel sadness for that little girl."

GI Joe: Retaliation Delayed So They Could Add More Tatum

When GI Joe 2 got pushed back a whole year at the last minute after Paramount had already spent a fortune on Super Bowl ads, and they said the delay was so that they could convert it into 3D, we figured they were full of it. Well now Nikki Finke has…

Bath Salts Lead To Horrific Animal Abuse

Not that you need another reason to avoid bath salts. Dustin Ricky Harrell today entered a guilty plea in the extraordinarily vicious killing of his family dog, a 4-pound Yorkshire terrier named Honey. He was abusing bath salts at the time. WARNING: Disturbing details of animal abuse.

Scenes From The Pounding Heart Of A Tech Bubble

Three days at New York's biggest startup conference.

32 Pairs Of Affordable Sunglasses You'll Want To Wear This Summer

Is there ever a reason to buy a pair of $200 sunglasses that you're just going to leave behind on a restaurant table? These inexpensive shades give you an excuse to try any crazy eyewear trend you want.

Appeals Court Rules Defense Of Marriage Act Unconstitutional

The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston has ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman and bars same-sex couples from receiving federal benefits, violates the Constitution by discriminating against gay couples. But the 1st Circuit's ruling won't be enforced until the Supreme Court decides on the case, meaning couples awaiting benefits won't get them yet.

Megan Fox As The Token Mean Girl In Olsen Twins Movie "Holiday In The Sun"

Perhaps her most important work as an actor yet.

Elephant Is A Great Soccer Player

Donna is an elephant. An elephant that plays soccer. Did I mention she was an elephant?

Nearly Half Of All Venture Capital Firms Have No Female Partners

BetaBeat analyzes the FEM, or Female Equality Metric, at 71 of the nation's top venture capital firms, and finds that at even the most "equal" firm on the list, women only make up a third of the partners.

Rescue Cat Infatuated With Dog

I wish that cats and dogs spoke English so I could be like, "Get a room, you perverts." (More on these guys and their adventures in PDA here.)

"Toddlers And Tiaras" Spinoffs Continue With "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo"

Honey Boo Boo is a 6-year-old pageant queen with a pregnant 17-year-old sister. TLC will bring you her life "off the pageant stage."

Stray Dog Follows Cyclists To Tibet

This dog followed a group of cyclists 1,100 miles from China's Sichuan province to Tibet after they threw him a drumstick. That's a long way to run and dogs can't run as fast as bikes? And I'm so confused, but also this is cute? They adopted the amazing dog! (If they hadn't adopted the dog, I'd have been pretty upset about this whole fiasco.)

Skinny Dipping Bear

Jesus, that is a really nice pool. Too bad it is INFESTED WITH BEARS.

Olsens And Sarkozys Sitting In A Tree

Now that Mary-Kate Olsen is reportedly dating the half-brother of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, you need a chart to keep all the Sarko-celebrity connections straight. So we've made something much more fun than a family tree: a dating tree.

36 Animals That Are Kinda Sexually Attracted To You

If you're the super oblivious type, you might not even know an animal is into you unless they're incessantly humping your leg. Here are some subtle signs that an animal might want you as more than just a friend.

Victoria Beckham Thinks She Looks Like A ‘Moody Cow’ In Photos

These days, Victoria Beckham seems to spend about as much time defending her perma-scowl as designing womenswear. The Spice Girl-turned-designer seems to have made a marked effort lately to drop that ‘Posh’ persona and let her silly side shine throu…

Another Shooter In Another Outrageous Example Of 'Stand Your Ground' Law — This Time In Arizona

“Stand Your Ground” laws have led to twice as many homicides being named “justifiable,” including the death of one developmentally-disabled Arizona man who was shot after an altercation in a restaurant drive-through. “They seem to have flipped the r…

Are Solar Powered Street Charging Stations In Your Future?

Right now this is just a design concept from PENSA, but it seems pretty promising. Who knew the sun could actually be useful for something? (via

Blasé Tweet About Hazardous Material Spill In Genome Lab

Ha ha ha Universe, this zombie "apocalypse" joke is super funny. Stop now. Please?

Dr. Ruth Now Has Her Own Wine Label

"I’m always saying couples should drink to relax, but not too much," says the famed sex therapist of her new wine, which is amazingly called Vin d’Amour.

The Surreality Of Tech Journalism

Click this story to see, in the New York Times: A disgraced fabulist picking a public fight with a tech journalist who's married to a Google executive about a $4,995-a-head technology conference hosted by a media company.

Happily Unmarried Celebrity Couples

Oprah Winfrey and her longtime partner, Stedman Graham, almost tied the knot in 1992, but they decided that they would rather have a "spiritual union" instead. And after 25 years together, that seems to be working! Instead of being intimidated by th…

DirecTV’s Parental Guide Description For 5 Fast 5 Furious Is Priceless

“Hannibal Lecter may seem “intelligent” but he’s a lawbreaker and troublemaker. He doesn’t act responsibly and eats the meat from people’s faces straight off their skulls while they’re still alive, like a feral dog. On the plus side, he’s well-read …

The "Fraggle Rock" Movie Is Really Happening

Dance your cares away: a script is about to be written.

How Not To Tell A Story On Twitter

What was wrong with Jennifer Egan's Twitter fiction experiment for The New Yorker.

Some Guy In New Jersey Threw His Own Intestines And Flesh At Police

It's the beginning of the end, people. The zombie apocalypse is upon us.

Someone Had Fun With Anthony Davis' Wikipedia Page

The best player in college basketball and soon-to-be number one pick in the NBA Draft can't escape jokes about his unibrow.

Every "Roots" Shout Out Ever On "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon"

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon has The Roots as their house band, probably one of the greatest late night show bands bands ever, and the guests took notice. Here is a supercut of every shout out to The Roots on the show created by the fine folk at Late Night themselves.

GIF: LeBron Hilariously Botches A Gimme Dunk

King James throws the ball at the back of the rim and up, up, up into the air it goes.

The Curious Fame Of 7-Year-Old Reality Star Eden Wood

Having retired from beauty pageants at the age of 6, Wood is now the star of her own show with a legion of adult fans. But is her fame exploitative or progressive?

Whales Playing Soccer

Everyone can go home now. These whales playing soccer win today. Bye.

Democrats' New Ad Hits Romney For His Record In Massachusetts

The Obama campaign released a new ad attacking Mitt Romney for his record as Governor of Massachusetts. The ad hits Romney for stagnant job growth in Massachusetts and balancing the state budget by raising fees.

Introducing The $666 Douche Burger

It's only available in New York City. And only if you can find the 666 Burger Truck.

California May Ban "Reparative" Therapy For Gay Kids

The California State Senate just passed a bill banning any therapy that claims to turn gay kids straight. Says bill sponsor Sen. Ted Lieu, "The medical community is unanimous in stating that homosexuality is not a medical condition." The bill will go to the State Assembly next month.

Rubio Calls For "Coalition Of The Willing," But No Troops Or U.S. Arms, For Syria

The Florida senator and could-be veep may stand closer to Obama than to Romney. The plan: get a bunch of countries together, take the lead, and let the Turks do the dirty work.

2012 NBA Mock Draft: Full 2-Round Predictions, Post-Lottery Edition

Now that the order of 2012 NBA draft lottery is decided and we have a perfect understanding—barring any sudden trades—of who drafts where, it's time for an updated two-round mock draft.

Jessica Simpson Joins Weight Watchers To Lose Baby Weight

Now that Jessica Simpson has introduced baby Maxwell to the world, her next order of business is dropping all that baby weight. On the same day that Simpson unveiled the first photo of her newborn daughter on the cover of People, she has also announ…

Exclusive: American-Born Jihadist Tells Current, 'How Could I Really Refrain From Attacking America?'

Omar Hammami, an Alabama-born Jihadist, spoke with Christof Putzel in an exclusive interview for Current while on the run from both African Union troops and the very group he left us to join. Don’t miss Hammami’s story in our extended report on “Vie…

D'oh! Kathy Lee Gifford Asks Martin Short About His Dead Wife

Kathie Lee Gifford made one of the biggest faux pas ever recorded on television on Wednesday morning. While interviewing comedian Martin Short with co-host Hoda Kotb live on the air May 30, Gifford forgot that the Madagascar 3 star's wife died in 20…

Penn Jillette May Never Have Smoked Pot, But He's Furious At President Obama's Enforcement Of Marijuana Laws

Cenk talks to Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller about why — despite never having consumed alcohol or drugs — he is so angry with President Obama about his policy on marijuana. “We have people of the quality of Obama and Steve Jobs who we’re throwing in…

Kristen Stewart News Fan Diary: Meeting Kristen At 'Snow White And The Huntsman' Premiere On We've Got You Covered's Blog

What would you do if you found out that you were meeting your favorite actress at the world premiere of their new movie? Kristen Stewart's biggest fans got to find out firsthand how it feels! BFFs Jess and Ashley, along with another friend, run Kris…

The Cup Of Coffee Club: The Ballplayers Who Got Only One Game

Of the 17,808 players (and counting) who’ve run up the dugout steps and onto a Major League field, only 974 have had one-game careers. In baseball parlance, these single-gamers are known as "Cup of Coffee" players. The number fluctuates slightly thr…

Jessica Simpson's Body: A Timeline

You called it months ago: Jessica Simpson has officially joined Weight Watchers. While her pregnant body definitely warranted its own timeline, let's not forget that her figure has very-much been a point of discussion among gossip rags for over a decade. (Also, it's always fun to revisit those clothes and that hair.)

Harvey And Bill Take CNN

A flashback to the glory days when Weinstein and the Clintons owned New York.

First Pictures Of Iron Man 3 Villain Iron Patriot/Coldblood 7

Despite their best efforts, Disney can’t keep the villains for ‘Iron Man 3’ under wraps forever, and I mean that in the literal sense, because here we see James Badge Dale on set as Eric Savin, who for the most part just stood around under a b…

The Jenny McCarthy Body Count

In June 2007 Jenny McCarthy began promoting anti-vaccination rhetoric. Because of her celebrity status she has appeared on several television shows and has published multiple books advising parents not to vaccinate their children. This has led to an…

Everyone Thinks The NBA Is Rigged

Twitter is abuzz with people saying that the NBA-owned Hornets winning the #1 pick — and Anthony Davis — is a conspiracy. Oh, and Lil Wayne's happy.

back to top