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June 28, 2012

Strange Grooming Isn't New To The NBA Draft

Look at these many totally real examples.

David Stern Is Lustily Booed At The NBA Draft

And the commissioner encourages it like a WWE heel.

Jared Sullinger Has Bulging WHAT?!

Andy Katz makes the oldest sportscaster mistake in the book, when talking about former Ohio State star Jared Sullinger.

Can ‘Diablo 3′ Point Us Toward A Grand Unified Theory Of Nerdrage?

Diablo 3, a hack-and-slash role-playing game for the PC published by Blizzard (which also makes World of Warcraft), was released a month and a half ago. There was about a decade’s worth of anticipation from fans of the series who had profoundly nost…

11 Dead Social Networks

Remember when there was a social network in every niche and cranny? Even for fake boobs? A walk through some of the wilder ghost towns left on the web.

12 Best Online Reviews Of Swords

These very serious enthusiasts opine on whether their recently-purchased blade could truly be "a weapon of stealth."

How The Media Avoids Getting Celebrity Death News Wrong

CNN's major gaffe with the supreme court health care ruling and premature reports about Nora Ephron's death are a reminder that especially when it comes to the internet, you can't always believe what you read. Editors who cover celebrity deaths say they're more skeptical of online reports than ever before.

Naked Nathan Fillion

This fan art makes me aim to misbehave. Sadly, it's only a wonderful mash-up of Da Vinci's "Perfect Man" that covers up all the important bits with suggestive gun placement.

35 Rage Comics Made By People Trying To Learn English

A teacher on Reddit made a subreddit where Japanese college students can post rage comics to help them learn English. I can't help but feeling there's some sort of language barrier here.

Is 'Libertarian' Latin For 'Embarrassed Republican'? John Fugelsang Takes On Rand Paul

And that’s the problem both Rand Paul and his father, Ron, have. And there’s a lot about these gentlemen I like. Look, you’re allowed to be opposed to abortion and do whatever you can in this free country to get those laws overturned. Go for it. You…

REMIX: Democrats Walk Out On The Contempt Vote Of Attorney General Eric Holder

Democrats walked out on the vote by House Republicans to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress over the Fast and Furious scandal. We made the most exciting thing to hit C-SPAN today more exciting.

The Dude Who Beat Nadal In Wimbledon's Second Round Is Just As Surprised As You Are

Lukas Rosol, the world's #100 player, wasn't shy about expressing how big of an upset it was when he beat Nadal in five sets.

Massachusetts Dems Thank Teddy

Today is his big day, posthumously.

Dingell Vs. Issa

Did you watch Congress argue about holding the U.S. Attorney General in contempt? It was... something!

The End Of BlackBerry

RIM, the BlackBerry company, cut a few thousand jobs last week; now, it's cutting 5,000 more, or a third of its remaining workforce. It's kind of stunning, really: RIM had the right mobile business model before Microsoft and Google, and even Apple. It just forgot the most important part: make a phone that doesn't suck.

Lena Dunham Mourns Her Unexpected Friendship With Nora Ephron

After seeing Dunham's debut, Tiny Furniture, Ephron asked the young filmmaker to lunch. The two soon became friends: "She called bullshit on a whole host of things," Dunham writes in the New Yorker. "Donuts served in fancy restaurants; photo shoots in which female directors are asked to all stand in a cluster wearing mustaches; the idea that one’s writing isn’t fiction if it borrows from one’s life."

Ryan Gosling Responds To Supreme Court Ruling On ObamaCare

Of course there's a Ryan Gosling meme for the SCOTUS decision on ObamaCare.

8 Republicans Who Supported The Individual Mandate

The Supreme Court ruled today that ObamaCare, and the individual mandate, are not unconstitutional. Republicans responded with calls for a full repeal. Here are nine Republicans who at one time supported an individual mandate.

Disabled Sheep Gets New Lease On Life And Other Links

Or is it, a new fleece? Sorry, sorry. Also, broadband data caps might be illegal and the world' first synthetic larynx transplant was a success!

The Spectacular Rise Of Joe Manganiello

He's so, so, SO hot right now.

In 2008, Obama Attacked McCain For Health Care Taxes

The Supreme Court ruled today that President Obama's individual mandate to buy health care is permissible because it's a tax. In 2008, then Senator Barack Obama attacked John McCain during his first run for the White House for his health care plan's taxes, which he dubbed "the McCain tax."

10 Phrases You Can Say Instead Of "YOLO"

You're too old, not hip enough, or you straight-up loathe the phrase "YOLO" — and with good reason. Here are 10 alternatives to the popular saying.

The Internet Responds To Supreme Court Ruling On ObamaCare

You've probably already seen a few of these on your Facetweet feeds and Tumblrist boards.

Collectible Troll Dolls Return

Wait just a minute, where are their bejeweled belly buttons? This is an outrage! Oooo, they have metallic ones now.

World's Most Accurate Pie Chart

Finally one I can relate to.

The Miami Heat Porn Stars Are Women Of Their Words, But They Have Rules

Last week, we brought you the heartwarming Disney story of Sara Jay and Angelina Castro, the two adult film starlets who promised to suck off all of their Twitter followers if the Miami Heat won the NBA Finals. Well, the Heat won, so it’s time to st…

Watch Elton Brand Kick A Soccer Ball At Mike Dunleavy's Face

And in one moment, Brand earned his insane, exorbitant contract.

Egg Russian Roulette Is A Truly Fascinating Sport

Or should i say face-inating sport. Because they smash eggs on their faces. Get it?

Ann Coulter Saw This Coming

Coulter predicted conservative outrage at Roberts a full seven years ago.

NYC Street Artist Jilly Ballistic Bombs "That's My Boy"

This is beautiful. Fuck Adam Sandler.

20 Ways To Make Your Walls Look Uniquely Amazing

Plain old wallpaper is passé. Check out these funky wall treatments that use everything from paint chips to Post-It notes.

The Problem With Chrome For iOS

Don't get me wrong, I would love Chrome on my iPhone and iPad. But Chrome for iOS isn't really Chrome — it's a much slower version of Mobile Safari.

Caveman's Haunting New Video: "Old Friend" (Plus Nine Creepy GIFs!)

Why make a just a music video when you can make a music video, add in a bunch of eerie scenes from thriller movies, and incorporate Peter Sarsgaard looking menacing too?

How To Avoid Costly Summer Road Trip Traffic Tickets

“67% of Americans believe that it is important to go on a summer vacation, but budget travel is also still a top priority for people -- 59 percent of people spend less than $1,200 in total on their vacations,” TomTom says.   In fact, the last thing …

Conservative Groups Blast "Tyranny" Of ObamaCare's Birth Control Requirements

Says one anti-abortion advocate: "They've forced every pro-life American to pay for abortions."

What Were Belly Dancers Doing Outside The Supreme Court?

Trying to get attention, yes, but they were also there in support of moving to a single payer healthcare system, like Canada's.

The Day The .Music Died?

New domain names will be controlled by private companies —which could suck for the rest of us.

Weed Makes You Eat Faces; Bath Salts Completely Safe

PHEW! Turns out the face-eater wasn't on bath salt, but he was on the deadly substance known as "marijuana".

Here's Everyone Who Hurt Themselves On Camera In June

And thanks to the Supreme Court, most of these people will be covered by ObamaCare.

Joe Manganiello Is Not Dating Demi Moore, "Lone-Wolfing It" Instead

Important information before you see Magic Mike this weekend, courtesy Wendy Williams' prying questions: Joe Manganiello is very much SINGLE.

Abraham Lincoln: 8-Bit Vampire Hunter

Sorry Lincoln but your wife is in another Antebellum Mansion. Warning: Spoilers ahoy!

John Roberts, Liberal Icon

The Chief Justice has a whole new set of friends: the left.

Napping Cats Are Really Cute...

...but they're even cuter when they're napping with ducklings. I dare you not to melt.

Military Wives Flash Skin For PTSD Awareness

A new organization, Battling Bare, seeks to strip away the stigma of being a soldier dealing with post-combat stress

Conservative Websites React To ObamaCare Ruling

From Biblical sea monster references to straight news headlines, one thing is clear from the online right's coverage: Chief Justice Roberts is Public Enemy Number One.

Why NFL Players Drive Drunk Even Though They Could Afford A Cab

It seems so stupid. They're making so much money! But closing time for a football player has its own unique pressures, as one former Bronco explains here.

Chuck Norris Writes An Article Slamming Pro-gay Boy Scout Board Member

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, as cool as the Fake Chuck Norris that the internet invented is, the guy whose tears could cure cancer if only he’d cry, the real Chuck Norris is that much of a slimy dicklicker. The GPS on your phone will s…

27 People Who Think America Died Today

ObamaCare means the end of the 50 states as we know it, apparently.

CNN News Staffers Revolt Over Blown Coverage

“Embarrassing.” “Fucking humiliating.” “Shameful.” A veteran producer jumps the gun, a young correspondent goes too far, and the network's crisis deepens.

This Is The World's Oldest Purse

The purse is around 4500 years old and is covered in dog teeth, making it both vintage and fashionable.

Romney: If We Want To Get Rid Of Obamacare, We Have To Replace President Obama

Slams the Supreme Court's ruling and pledges repeal.

Romney Agrees With SCOTUS Dissent On ObamaCare

The Republican candidate repeats his vow to repeal ObamaCare.

NBA Player Thinks ObamaCare Ruling Makes America Communist

Because when you think analysis of American politics, you think Philadelphia center Spencer Hawes.

Oh God: TED Makes A Book

Even if you never watched a TED talk, the explosive #fivewordTEDtalks hashtag perfectly captured the zeitgeist of TED and the growing backlash against its occasionally absurd breed of techno-utopianism. Well, welcome to TED Books, a whole new platform for posturing.

Coke And Pepsi Contain Tiny Traces Of Alcohol, Reveals French Research

According to tests carried out by the Paris-based National Institute of Consumption (INC) more than half of leading colas contain the traces of alcohol.

Romney In 2007: The Indvididual Mandate Is "Ultimate Conservatism"

Mitt Romney said in 2007 that individual mandate, the centerpiece of ObamaCare upheld by the Supreme Court today as a tax, was the "ultimative conservatism." Romney said people going to the hospital and "getting free care" was a "form of socialism."

Most Convincing Oral Argument, Ever

"How you like me now?" - Donald Verrilli

Doctors React To The Survival Of ObamaCare

What it really means. Health care professionals, from an OB/GYN to a therapist to a pharmacist, share their feelings on the law and how they foresee it affecting their practices and patients.

Jeffrey Toobin Explains Himself And CNN's Bad Day Continues

Fox News and MSNBC must be loving this.

Bath Salts Not To Blame For Vicious Miami Attack

Well, there goes that theory. The toxicology results are back, and the attacker had nothing in his system besides small amounts of marijuana.

The 25 Funniest ObamaCare Tweets

The Supreme Court upheld Obamacare. CNN initially reported they hadn't. Twitter had a good time.

The BCS Is Dead. Woo Hoo, Whatever.

The worst institution in big-time college sports has been put to sleep, but that's only important if you already like college football.

Hillary Clinton Visits 100th Country As Secretary Of State

Clinton is the most-traveled Secretary of State in U.S. history, with a trip to Latvia being the 100th country she's visited as Secretary. Madeline Albright visited 96 countries, while Condoleeza Rice visited 85.

The Wisdom Of Crowds

The electronic market Intrade reflected conventional wisdom perfectly, reality not at all.

Is This The Best Subway Poster Edit Ever?

Whoever did this should get an award.

Questionable Daffy's Window Display

That's...not really a good summer look.

Obama In 2009: The Individual Mandate Is Absolutely Not A Tax

Supreme Court ruled today the individual mandate was constitutional because it was a tax. In 2009, the president said the individual mandate was not a tax.

The Magic Of FM Synth From

The history of FM synth in arcade and console games is pretty cut-and-dry, but its adoption in personal computers is somewhat fragmented, but only because the market was. In Japan, the world of home computers in the '80s was flush with several diffe…

Democrats Release Video Of Romney "Applauding" The Supreme Court Decision

A new web video from the Democratic SuperPAC American Bridge mashes up videos of Mitt Romney declaring his support for the individual mandate, the principle at the center of ObamaCare.

Oreo's Facebook Gets Trolled For Justice

In response to the ridiculous boycotting of the Oreo Pride cookie, Facebookers flocked to Oreo's page after they posted a paw-print Oreo to do some awesome trolling for justice.

New Denny's Commercial Wins Praise Of Gun-Toting Conservatives

Grandma, who's shoveling tacos like there's no tomorrow, is getting Red 'mericans' blood pumping with her "right to bear arms" line. FREEDOM!

The Sledgehammer Of Usage-Based Billing

A point worth reiterating in the debate about metered vs. unlimited data: "The major cable distributors can charge whatever they want, however they want, for whatever services they define. There is no oversight of any of this and no visibility into what is actually going on." Something to remember next time Time Warner claims it is being "forced" to change the way it bills for data.

Vogue China Chops Off Doutzen Kroes’s Leg

We all know that magazines like to photoshop out any model’s flaws (or pores, or freckles, or thigh bulge)–but did someone at Vogue China really take such offense to Doutzen Kroes‘s leg that they had to completely erase it from the picture? Apparent…

The Secret Pageantry Of A Supreme Court Ruling

CNN's Tom Foreman, minus CGI, explains the SCOTUS process you won't see on this historic day.

Judgment Day Looms For Obama Over Healthcare And Fast And Furious

Barack Obama faces Judgment Day as the Supreme Court is set to announce today whether his healthcare reform will be struck down and Attorney General Eric Holder faces being held in contempt of Congress.

McDonald's Promotes Healthy Eating With Dodo Bird

On Happy Meal packages. Whatever. As long as your kids keep eating our crap.

Downton Abbey‘s Lady Sybil And Thomas Barrow Cover Love Issue 8

Most of us here at Fashionista (along with most fashion people, it seems) are obsessed with Downton Abbey. In fact, I’m currently on my third coffee today because I recently got around to finishing season two on iTunes and could not stop watching ep…

Four Pieces Of News They Hoped You Wouldn't Read

With dramatic Supreme Court ruling on President Obama's health care law due today, other sophisticated players know this is a great time to dump bad news.

My Three Sons Star Don Grady Dies

My Three Sons actor Don Grady died Tuesday after a reportedly long battle with cancer. He was 68.

Can Anyone Explain The UVA Situation?

The UVA situation was a hot mess. It was basically the Star Wars trilogy. Dragas = Darth Vadar. Board of Trustees = Death Star. Sullivan = Luke Skywalker. UVA faculty = Han Solo. But I can also answer specific questions.

Listen To Lykke Li's Killer Cover Of Fleetwood Mac's "Silver Springs"

She recorded the song for a new compilation album of Fleetwood covers.

Ryan Reynolds Is Your New Highlander

We’ve known since 2008 that the Highlander franchise was being rebooted, and we learned last year that the newest tale of the MacLeod clan was being rushed into production. But the big question was – who the hell’s gonna be chopping them heads off? …

Video Conferencing Skydivers At Google I/O The Best Demo Ever?

To demonstrate a pair of their products, Google arranged for a group of skydivers to jump out of a blimp and parachute onto the roof of the Moscone Center in San Francisco, the building in which the Google I/O was being held. The divers were each we…

Fossilized Teeth Hold Clues To Early Human Species' Diet

WEDNESDAY, June 27 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that human ancestors who lived 2 million years ago had a diet that was devoted to harder foods than other early humans. "It is an important finding because diet is one of the fund

The Psychology Of Street Style: What Happens When No One Wants To Take Your Picture Anymore?

The frenzied dance between street style photographers and their bait is now a common sight at fashion shows and events, and it’s upped the wardrobe ante for everyone. But as with any phenomenon, there tends to be a saturation point, and it seems li…

Five Underwhelming RPGs With Overwhelming Soundtracks From

Although series vet Michiko Naruke didn't return to compose music for the fifth (and it seems, final) installment of Wild Arms, the soundtrack didn't suffer a bit. The game, on the other hand, felt like a step down from the streamlined, cheesy fun o…

Gisele Covers Her Stomach A Lot In Her Latest Editorial For Vogue Brazil

Here’s Gisele Bündchen in a graffiti-themed editorial for Vogue Brazil’s July issue. The spread has hit the internet, courtesy of Made in Brazil, in advance of the issue hitting newsstands this Friday (Gisele will also be on the cover). Besides the …

OP-ED: Calling Gamers "Insatiable" Ignores Why Nintendo's E3 Disappointed Them

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime feels gamers can't be satisfied.

Romney Attacks Obamacare, Perhaps For The Last Time

If the Supremes strike down the law, he may lose his most animating issue.

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