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July 30, 2012

Romney: Russia Is America's Number One Adversary

In an interview that aired today with Wolf Blitzer Romney said Russia was not an enemy, but was America's number one adversary.

Pitbull Pays For His Tormentor To Meet Him In An Alaskan Walmart

Internet prankster David Thorpe waged a successful campaign to make a remote Alaska location the winner of a Walmart sponsored contest to get a visit from rapper Pitbull. Pitbull got him back by bringing Thorpe to Kodiak, Alaska with him.

Lisa Frank App Lets You Put Stickers On Your Photos (Poorly)

Now you can relive your childhood on your iPhone or iPad by putting images of hot pink tigers all over your photos. Warning: non-kids may have a hard time.

45 Romney Vice Presidential Candidates

Romney campaign VP picker Beth Myers recently tweeted a shortlist of contenders for Romney's running mate. Pictured below are some of those candidates along with a few others which are sure to spice up the campaign and distract from bad headlines.

Henry Rollins's Weird 1985 Ode To 7-Eleven

The second ever issue of SPIN magazine in 1985 included a bizarre essay by Henry Rollins about how much he loves 7-11 convenience stores.

Brad Pitt Looks Like A Real Cowboy On The Set Of "The Counselor"

Also, Michael Fassbender. Pitt + Fassbender = perfection.

What You Need To Know About Pussy Riot

Pussy Riot is an activist organization currently on trial in Russia for offending both church and Putin. Here's a primer to get you up to speed.

Super Mario Bros. Theme Played Upside-Down And Backwards

This is ridiculously hard. Yet somehow the Backwards Piano Man makes it look easy.

Say Again? Bane's Voice Before And After

Get the marbles out of your mouth, Mumbles McGee!

From Food Porn To Food Mourn: The 101 Saddest Photos On Instagram

Instagram isn't just a treasure trove of happy beach memories, rainbows, and best days ever. It's the world's largest database of disgusting food photography, where delicious foods are irreversibly desecrated by nostalgic camera filters.

11 Confusing Photos Of Germany Celebrating Hindu Festival Of Color

Happy Holi everyone! Wait, isn't this supposed to be a religious Spring Festival for Hinduism? Harmless fun or culturally insensitive?

The Nail Art Intellectual Property Wars

How a big nail polish brand copied bloggers and went on to trademark their idea.

An Olympic Fencer Refuses To Leave The Floor After Getting Screwed

In the match that would decide who would fence for the gold, Germany's Britta Heidemann landed a match-clinching touch. But was it in time? South Korea's Shin A Lam didn't think so. So she refused to leave.

Mitt Romney Often Cites Culture As The Reason For A Nation's Economic Success

Mitt Romney has come under some fire for remarks at a fundraiser in Israel saying the "power" of "culture" was the reason for the large economic disparity between Israel and Palestine. But the remarks are nothing new for Romney, who often cites culture as the reason for the success of some nations over others. Romney says he first got the idea from reading David Landis' book The Wealth and Poverty of Nations.

Hillary Clinton: Liberals Are Disorganized

Speaking about Egypt, the Secretary of State tells us what we sort of already knew.

Bill Nye Teaches You How To Tie A Bowtie

From the master himself. He also teaches Chris Hardwick a few new vocab words.

10 GIFs Of Male Gymnasts Being Superhuman

As far as athletes go, I'm not sure it gets more impressive than this.

The Top 25 Brands Of The '90s

After 12 years of research, I'm happy to announce that the results are in on this highly scientific study.

Alie And Georgia Create A Custom Drink For BuzzFeed

The creators of the McNuggetini and stars of Classy Ladies have whipped up a drink just for us. I hope you like ice cream and Pop Rocks!

Steampunk Shoes By Metropolis Alternative

This post happened because reasons. Because sometimes you need a little more brass clockwork in your life.

Ryan Lochte's 18 Fashion Rules

He calls his personal style "rockstar swagger." He dreams of becoming a clothing designer. His idol is Lil' Wayne. And he's shaping up to be the face (and abs and pecs) of the U.S. Olympic team. Let's see what we can learn about fashion from this spectacular male specimen.

Courtney Love Calls Out Lana Del Rey On Twitter About "Heart Shaped Box"

Lana Del Rey recently covered Nirvana's Heart Shaped Box but did she know it is about Courtney Love's vagina? Well now she does since Courtney made the song's significance pretty clear over twitter.

The Largest Diamond Heist In History And Other Links

Eat your heart out Ocean's Eleven. Plus women are killing it at the Olympics this year and robotic babies are super creepy.

25 Olympians Staring Longingly At Ping Pong Balls

It's a well known fact that the best time for asking life's greatest questions is while playing table tennis.

A Younger Tom Hardy's "Star Trek" Screen Test

Here's Tom Hardy when he was more of an unknown in a screen test for 2002's Star Trek: Nemesis . Spoiler alert: he got the part.

Ryan Lochte Wore A Diamond Grill To The Olympics, Almost Didn’t Get His Gold Medal Because Of It

The first two days of the Olympics have been pretty exciting to say the least. Starting it all off? Swimmer Ryan Lochte basically wiped the floor with Michael Phelps in the 400m individual medley, winning gold while Phelps didn’t even place. And whi…

Pregnancy Photos: Awkward Snaps Show Soon-to-be Mothers In Weird Poses And Wearing Costumes

Pregnancy is a treasured time in a woman's life and these 30 mothers-to-be were so elated by the experience, they wanted to capture the beauty of their blossoming forms - but perhaps they didn't realise just how awkward their family pregnancy snaps …

Jonah Lehrer Gets Caught Fabricating Bob Dylan Quotes

A "Dylan obsessive" at Tablet outed the New Yorker writer and controversial self-plagiarizer, leading to Lehrer's resignation.

17 Amazing Female Divers Throughout Olympic History

From the 1920 Antwerp games to London in 2012, these images of American women epitomize Olympic grace.

The Google Pluspocalypse

It's been clear for a while that Google is hell-bent on making Google+ work, and its motives are both reasonable and clear — from a business perspective. But at times I find myself wondering if Google has, like, actually lost control of its social network; if a lumbering green robot is stalking the campus, crashing through doors and zapping product managers at random with his +1 death ray. It would explain a lot. Anyway, uh, Gmail has Google Hangouts now.

Kat Dennings Is Christina Hendricks 2.0

Or at least... her cleavage is. And that's a good thing!

The Guy Who Invented Cat Videos On The Internet Before There Were Cat Videos (Or The Internet)

The famed French filmmaker Chris Marker died at 91 today. A lyrical documentarian (and cat-lover) whose style predicted web video.

The Inspiration For Heath Ledger's Joker

In 1979, singer Tom Waits appeared on The Don Lane Show in Australia. As you will soon be able to see (the action starts at 1:30), his appearance was likely the basis for Heath Ledger's performance as The Joker in The Dark Knight.

Tom Waits' 1979 Interview: Ledger's Inspiration For The Joker?

This video has been tearing its way around the internet all weekend, a 1979 Australian TV interview with Tom Waits that seems to be Heath Ledger’s inspiration for the Joker in The Dark Knight. Even stranger, the interviewer (Don Lane) seems to be do…

Happy Birthday! Spider-Man Turns 50

Peter Parker is looking spry for a baby boomer. Buzzfeed interviews Marvel editor Stephen Wacker about what's in store for the Spider-Man as he heads towards his 700th issue. Plus: Exclusive alternate covers celebrating 50 years of Spider-Man.

Do Pickup Artist Techniques Lead To Sexual Assault?

Pickup artist tactics for getting women into bed won't turn ordinary men into rapists, say experts — but they can convince people that coercing women into sex is normal.

How To Match Your Bikini To Your Book Cover

A new tumblr called Matchbook.nu by Kate Imbach makes the logical pairing of swimwear and beach reading. Because you wouldn't be caught dead with a neon pink bikini and 50 Shades of Grey, right?

Cat Bank In Real Life

Because who doesn't love a good cat bank?

Watch NBC's Controversial Gymnastics Interview

As NBC interviewed surprise Women's All-Around Gymnastics qualifier Aly Raisman, the shot was framed so that the heartbroken Jordyn Wieber (whom Aly's victory displaced) was juxtaposed in the background. It led many to ask, "too mean?"

Octomom Is Selling Octoloans Now

I definitely need to add this to the list.

The 21 Most Terrifying Faces Of Olympic Swimming

I'm sorry, but there's just something about photos of swimmers in action that make them look like aliens, merpeople, and sea monsters. Don't click if you're afraid of water and/or drowning!

Senate's Top Republican Hails The Fall Of Old Media

Mitch McConnell talks to BuzzFeed about the Web, the election, and his plans to let Democrats take a few votes if he becomes Majority Leader. "I kind of like this new environment."

Larry David Mystery Movie Coming To HBO

Although not much is known about it yet, here's what we do know so far. (via avclub.com).

Billboard Compares President Obama To Aurora Shooter

Spotted in Caldwell, Idaho. It belongs to a group who support the legacy of Libertarian thinker Ralph Smeed.

The Proto-Olympics: Mongolia's Weird, Inspiring "Three Games Of Men"

Strange sports are worth celebrating, and not (just) because they're funny.

Couple Reunite 50 Years After Divorcing

BUFFALO, N.Y., July 29 (UPI) -- A New York couple say they will be remarried at the age of 85 after they spent nearly 50 years apart.

10 Photos Of Cameron Van Der Burgh In The Pool After His Race

Cameron — the South African swimmer — won the 100m breaststroke while also breaking the world record time for it, then looked adorable hanging in the pool. Also he is my new favorite Olympian.

Ron Paul Revolution Follows Romney To Poland

Even outside the U.S., Paul's devoted followers give Mitt a hard time.

The Fabulous Nails Of Women's Olympic Swimming

The next time you find yourself watching a women's swimming event, keep an eye out for these fierce manicures.

Q&A With James Wolk, Star Of "Political Animals"

BuzzFeed chatted with the television star about working with Sigourney Weaver, his stint on Happy Endings and what makes him 'LOL.'

Watch Supermodel Lily Donaldson Cavort In A Furry Costume

Fashion photographer Nick Knight has made a short video called "Fashion Fetish" of Lily Donaldson romping in skimpy underwear and a tiger head. And here we all thought it was the actual furries who were the perverts.

James Holmes Charged With 24 Counts Of Murder, 116 Counts Attempted Murder

12 of those murder counts are for "murder with extreme indifference." He appeared in a Colorado court room today to hear the charges.

Australia's Insane Half-Court Buzzer Beater To Take France To Overtime

Wow. Sure, France ended up pulling off the win in overtime, but what a play.

How To Say Goodbye To Your Yacht Crew Like Rihanna

First you'll need a yacht and a crew, then you'll need to bid farewell like she does.

A World Map Made Of World Currencies

Redditor The310Investigator made this awesome map by painstakingly superimposing images of the world's currencies onto the countries in which they're used.

Poignant Images Of Crying Olympians

Whether celebrating one of the greatest victories of their lives, mourning one of the greatest disappointments, or simply being overwhelmed by the moment, these images embody the power of the Olympics.

20 Best Samuel L. Jackson Tweets About The Olympics

This is by a wide margin the best thing I’ve seen on the internet in a LONG time.

13 Red Hot Vintage Sunburn Ads

The models are sizzling! Unfortunately, so is their skin.

Tom Daley Is More Than Just An Olympic Diver

He's also a great pants-taker-offer.

The 8-Bit Olympics

This makes me want to turn off NBC, dust off my NES and just play Track and Field for the next two weeks.

World's Biggest Nickelback Fan Falls Down A 40 Foot Gorge Trying To Sneak Into A Concert

I guess that's just karma's way of punishing you for trying to sneak into a Nickelback show.

The Death Of A Theater Tops The Morning Links

Out with the old and in with the new. Plus, Octomom already blew through her stripping money and Drew Barrymore is super pregnant.

Festival Of Colors Looks Unsurprisingly Colorful

Berlin's take on the Hindu celebration looks like a post-apocalyptic, technicolor rave.

Eric Cantor's BuzzFeed Interview Makes News

BuzzFeed's Washington Bureau Chief, John Stanton, had a newsmaking interview with Rep. Eric Cantor last week where he urged tolerance on gays and muslims. CBS This Morning's Charlie Rose pushed Cantor on his statements to BuzzFeed and PoliticsNation's Rev. Al Sharpton said Cantor's interview with BuzzFeed represented "a major development" and calls its a party split. "Folks, this is big," said Sharpton. Yup.

Ashlee Holmes Enjoys The Dark Side Photo

Yesterday we had TWO blk events. The first stop was at King Kullen in Messepequa Park. What was supposed to only be a 2 hour event turned into a 3 hour event!! Sadly, store employees had to start turning people away. The second location was just as …

London Olympics 2012: Chinese Swimmer Ye Shiwen Breaks World Record Which Leads To Questions

Ye Shiwen posted such a good time in the women's 400m individual medley that her final 50m was in fact faster than Ryan Lochte's performance in the men's event, at just 28.93 seconds.

Kim Kardashian's "Sixth Sense" Is Smelling Other People's Cavities

And poor Lamar Odom had to suffer for it.

Olympic Bid Reshaped New York City Too, Doctoroff Writes

In an email to former aides at NYC2012, the architect of the failed U.S. bid mulls what might have been, and declares victory anyway. "No city has ever benefited so much from trying."

French Ads Mercilessly Mock Athletic Prowess Of Brits

Official Olympics ads. NSFW, if statue testicles are a problem.

The Olympic Cauldron Had To Be Relit

Traditionally, the cauldron burns for the entirety of the games. London had other ideas.

20 Important Lessons People Have Learned From Porn

Twitter users share what porn has taught them — crucial wisdom about plumbing, pizza delivery, and what really happens in detention.

Mitt Romney Took Swipe At Michelle Obama In 2008 Convention Speech

The Romney campaign attacked and fundraised off comments by Democratic strategist Hilary saying Romney's wife Ann hadn't "worked a day in her life." But while Republicans pundits have attacked Democrats for taking aim at Romney's wife, in Romney's 2008 RNC convention address Romney himself took aim at President Obama's wife Michelle. Romney said "just like you, there has never been a day when I was not proud to be an American,” hitting Michelle Obama for saying 2008 was "the first time" in her adult life she was proud of America.

Obama Promised In 2008 He Would Not Run Negative Ads

President Obama has taken heat for the negativity of his 2012 campaign. In an April 2008 speech, Obama promised to not run negative ads saying it "was a different time" that required "a different kind of campaign." He later ran many negative ads against John McCain.

Get To Know The Brits' Favorite Olympic Heartthrob, Diver Tom Daley

Lots of pictures of his wet shirtless body ahead.

An Excuse A Professional Athlete Actually Used At The Olympics

I mean sure, France lost pretty bad to the US at basketball, but THIS is your excuse?

18 Photos Of Empty Seats At Sold Out Olympic Events

There are countless people in London trying to get tickets to Olympic events only to be told that they're sold out. I'm sure those people are delighted to see images like these.

Aly Raisman's Crazy Boston Parents Are Awesome

US Gymnast Aly Raisman is from Boston. You would never know it unless you saw or heard her parents. And you should, because they're the best. They're so Boston that Ben Affleck just adopted the whole family.

School Supplies That Will Bring Back Elementary School Memories

Just in case the all the displays of new pencils and Justin Bieber folders have you longing for simpler days.

How To Rescue Baby Bears Trapped In A Dumpster

Some bear cubs climbed into a trash dumpster but were unable to get back out. Until, that is, the bravest person I have ever seen arrives on the scene.

Trailer For Cloud Atlas

The Wachowskis (The Matrix movies) and Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) are teaming up to bring David Mitchell's award-winning novel, Cloud Atlas, to the big screen. It's an ambitious effort given the plot of the book:

Kardashians Launch Plus Size Model Kontest But Will Only Fly You Koach If You Win

The sisters Kardashian are pressing along with their latest fashion venture, a plus size denim line called Kardashian Kurves, to be sold at Sears. The Kardashians are beautiful and famous and known for their kurves, so a plus size line makes a lot o…

Olympics 2012 Cycling Road Race In London

Up to a million people are expected to line the route of the men’s cycle road race today, hoping to roar Mark Cavendish to Team GB’s first gold medal.

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