August 3, 2012
One of the most creative zombie make-up SFX I've seen. Warning: Fake gore.
It was a weird month. Plus cartoon characters that would be horrifying if they were real and fish can get skin cancer now. Yay?
Brain-frying sci-fi and fantasy films to occupy your time if you don't feel like braving the heat just to see Colin Farrell pretend he's Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Ryan Zinke is the face of Special Operations for America, an anti-Obama PAC aiming to undermine the White House’s national security record. A liberal veterans group takes issue, and gets very personal: “Not a brilliant career." Zinke responds: "Being a SEAL was much easier than being in politics."
The Chicago Mayor and former White House chief of staff didn't answer a question about why newly released emails suggested he was involved in the decision to give a $535 million federal loan to the failed green energy company Solyndra. “It's simple. You just talk to the White House counsel.They're answering all the questions. And they'll answer any questions you have on the matter.”
What would happen if a team of BuzzFeed bloggers had the opportunity to design their dream pair of jean shorts from puffy paint, glitter, tassel trimming, faux leopard fur, and other epic crafting supplies? We found out — and asked All on the Line host, styling genius, and Elle creative director Joe Zee to judge which jorts were the most fab and which jorts were the most, well, drab.
Heritage Action pushed Republicans to vote against the spending, joining 151 Democrats in attempting to block measure to help ranchers. The conservative group is "either ignorant or irrelevant," grumbles a GOP strategist.
Let's end the week on an adorable note. Also, the diminishing returns on breaking world records and Mario has a dark secret.
When do significant others have worthwhile opinions on their partner's fashion choices — and when do they need to just shut up? The Fashion Mailbag is here to help.
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The rise of the app hasn't just changed what it means to be a developer. It's changed how the biggest companies in tech come up with ideas: with Freesearch and Development.
Someone asked on Quora what would be the best way to storm Disney World's Cinderella castle. They got frighteningly well-informed answers.
Humanity check! If this doesn't make you tear up, please report to the nearest android assessment center.
Jim Messina is under attack from the right for his White House wheeling and dealing. He's not finding much support from the liberals he wrangled during the health care wars.
A camp counselor in Hell? Or a "dysfunctional family with too much alcohol?" The campaign trail is maddening — and infantilizing — either way! A brief defense of the traveling press secretary.
Heidi Wys is an adviser to the Speaker of the House of Representatives of Puerto Rico. She says she's not racist — just anti-Obama.
"Dear God. Bring a Clorox Wipe."
In September, Trevor Paglen, the geographer/photographer/artist/author will see his latest book inscribed on a disc, affixed to a satellite and lobbed into space. Can just anyone put something into orbit?
What is she hiding?
Hypnotizing and hilarious.
There's nothing the tech world loves more than a self-educated billionaire. A new site hopes to show you how to become one.
In Liam's pants no less. Plus Jackson family drama continues and one Chick-Fil-A is going rogue.
Jason Kottke has created a special Stellar page comprised only of "THIS" tweets. There might not be a more primal, versatile, or overused way to make a point on Twitter, and the mixture of content is telling: sharply partisan news items, awesome pictures, self-contained jokes, porn. This is lizard-brain Twitter.
John Ellis on the president's negative campaign. Romney hasn't figured out an antidote.
Forget the future. Obama and Romney haven't even figured out how to talk about their own records.
Scrutiny of the VP contenders intensifies after Romney's announcement that the field remains wide open.
An unusual personal attack from the Senate floor. Majority Leader Harry Reid says claims that Romney hasn't paid taxes in a decade came from "extremely credible source."