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September 12, 2012

The Essential 100, No. 43: Ultima Online From

t's almost funny that Ultima Online probably doesn't count as the world's first MMO, given that creator Richard Garriott coined the genre name specifically for this game. A better case could be made for, say, Meridian 59, Sierra Online's The Realm, …

Anti-Islam Figures: Don't Blame Us

Mysteries swirl over an anti-Islamic movie.

Is Romney More Responsible For Catching Bin Laden?

A new poll asked Ohio voters who they thought deserved more credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden. The results for Republican voters were startling. We're taking a closer look at this interesting story from the Current community. Check it …

Aaron Rodgers Blamed TMZ In Refusal To Honor Bet With Boyz II Men

For all the times that we’ve talked about how likable Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers seems, this sure hasn’t been his best week. It started off playfully enough, with Rodgers and Nathan Morris of Boyz II Men making a bet that if the Pac…

This Girl Showed Up To Fashion Week Covered In Cats

Is this the best outfit from New York Fashion Week?

13 Images Of Vladimir Putin Doing Things

Guy has got an outfit for everything.

Katie Holmes Knows How To Make Everyone Care About A Fashion Show

Make it as exclusive as possible by inviting as few people as possible. Also: People still wear fur.

The Long, Remarkable Life Of The Dock Connector

Eight years and hundreds of millions of devices later, Apple's weird, flat, ubiquitous plug is heading to the great tangled cord drawer in the sky.

Susie Essman: Mitt And Ann Romney Do Not Have Sex

Joy sits down with outspoken and unconventional Governor Jesse Ventura to talk politics, conspiracy theories and the failures of media reporting. Plus, Curb Your Enthusiasm's Susie Essman and sexpert Logan Levkoff analyze the relationships of the Ro…

NBA Star Kevin Durant Fell For Skip Bayless' Troll Tactics

After ESPN's Skip Bayless called him out on Twitter, NBA star Kevin Durant became the latest person to fall for Skip Bayless' game.

Snoop Dogg Wants Obama To Unclog The Toilet

Snoop Lion — formerly Dogg — gives a "four more years" endorsement to President Obama.

Putin On Her Good Face

Don't ya just love the Internet?

After The End Of Men | The Awl

We were warned about The End of Men—but we did not listen. When the time came, the young were the first to go, dropping their toys and books and tools in the schoolyards, the fields, the trails running steady toward the horizon. The fathers and the …

Pi In The Sky

See some weird clouds in the Bay Area around noon? They're just a little piece of pi.

A White Squirrel Chilling With His Bro

"If you're thinkin' bout my baby it don't matter if you're speckly-brown or white." Squirrels have got it all figured out.

Harper Beckham Is The "It" Baby Of Fashion Week

The adorable star of fashion week is only a year old and yes, I'm jealous.

The Olate Dogs Got Talent

The America's Got Talent finale is tonight on NBC and BuzzFeed Animals has all of our chips on this amazing father and son dog act, featuring rescued pups. Dog conga!

Meet The New "Justice League" Artistic Team

And by "new" I mean "incredibly famous and well known". Starting with JLA #15 artists Ivan Reis and Joe Prado will take the helm.

Chocolate Milkshakes Are The Greatest Drink Ever

In celebration of Chocolate Milkshake Day, of course.

Heidi Klum Is In Fact Dating Her Bodyguard

Everyone already thought it, but she finally admitted it.

The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle On Pussy Riot, Feminism, And Joni Mitchell

"You could have a woman doing exactly what I do artistically and she would not have been able to come as far as I have, period."

15 Photos Of Libyans Apologizing To Americans

A peaceful demonstration from Benghazi, the Libyan city where a U.S. ambassador was killed in a consulate attack Tuesday. "Chris Stevens was a friend to all Libyans."

Apple's Manufacturing Utopia Has No Suffering Because It Has No Humans

Apple, whose manufacturing practices are under fire again this week, brings its factories to the forefront in a new video. One catch: There's not a human in sight.

6 Anatomical Guides To Movie Monsters

Artist Brad McGinty has put together these rad prints of "anatomical guides to American monsters." Actually, I think the facehugger is Canadian, but that's beside the point.

17 Bizarre Bird-Themed Fashion Shoots

Jennifer Lawrence is covered in a bunch of black feathers on the cover of W. Fashion magazines will not stop dressing models up like birds.

Lindsay Lohan Is A Complete Nightmare On The Set Of "Scary Movie 5"

She's also reportedly "freaking out" about her kissing scene with Charlie Sheen and more in today's CelebFeed Gossip Roundup!

14 Of The Most Coveted Toys Of Your Childhood

For everyone still waiting for their Barbie Jeep.

Kindness Saves The Life Of A Tiny Blind Kitten

Reddit user Mantees posted a story of coming across a tiny kitten baking in the sun in southern Italy and soon discovered that she was completely blind, and always will be. He took care of her infections and fever and took her home. She's now all grown up, named Skunky, and is his beloved pet.

The One Thing Everyone Wanted From The iPhone 5

We thought people might be upset about having to use a new cord, but it turns out all they wanted was a longer one.

9 Sports Books That Don't Need To Exist

Complete with totally, absolutely not fake Amazon reviews.

The World's Most Endangered Species And Other Links

There's only four of these guys left. Plus 5 things no one deserves and bitter SNL feuds revealed.

Frightening Pictures Of The Real Life Popeye

His real name is Moustafa Ismail and he holds the Guinness World Record for his 31-inch bicep. Ew.

Taylor Swift Debuts Heartbreaking New Song "Ronan"

Not all of Taylor Swift's songs are about bad breakups. At Friday night's Stand Up to Cancer Telethon, the country-pop darling premiered a heartbreaking new ballad, dedicated to a three-year-old boy who died of cancer. "Ronan" was inspired by a blog…

Alison Pill Accidentally Tweets Topless Photo Of Herself [NSFW]

She star of The Newsroom and the Scott Pilgrim movie quickly apologized, blaming "tech issues", but I don't think anyone really minded. The pic was probably intended for her fiance, Jay Baruchel.

Inflammatory Anti-Muslim "Movie" May Not Be A Real Movie [Updated]

The clumsy dubbing suggests that the footage comes from different films entirely. And there's no way that it cost $5 million to make.

The Robin Hood Car Chase

A few guys robbed a Bank of America, then threw money out their car's windows while police pursued them in South Los Angeles. Dumb criminals or 'hood heroes?

30 Renowned Authors Inspired By Cats

Cats – with all their mysteriousness and adorableness and softness – have served as muses for some of the most brilliant writers in the world for centuries. Some notable examples, amazing pictures, and charming quotes from 30 of the best kitty/writer combo deals.

Learn How To Chill Like A Bear

If you are not chilling like a bear, you are probably not chilling anywhere near as effectively as you ought to be. Take a second to learn from the masters.

Watch A Sportscaster Fall Asleep During An Interview

The legendary New York radio talk show host needs some sleep.

Amy Poehler's Advice On Body Image

Is Amy Poehler the best or is Amy Poehler the best? Amy Poehler is the best. The end.

Awesome Motion Graphics Version Of The "Breaking Bad" Intro

French graphic designer Martin Woutisseth's version of Breaking Bad's intro is very, very cool. But it makes me miss the show even more, which is bad.

The Spice Girls Love To Feel Eachother's Boobs

Mel B. posed topless — don't worry there are hands to cover her up — to raise awareness for breast cancer. And she let it slip that the Spice Girls are just a bunch of boob grabbers. [NSFW-ish]

Perfectly Charming Commercial

Seriously, the best airline spot I've seen in a long time.

Cat Finds Possum, Gives Him Piggyback Ride

"I was washing the dishes and I heard her scratching at the flyscreen to come in. When I went to let her in I saw something on her back and it was a possum," says the cat's person. She thinks, rather wonderfully, that they must have met before.

Bic Pulls "Racist" Commercial

This Canadian "Bictator" spot provoked instant outrage.

Chris Brown Explains Neck Tattoo: "This Is Art"

Chris Brown and Rihanna might have had a very talked about reunion at the MTV Video Music Awards this year, but he didn't immortalize their former relationship with a tattoo like many believe.

Confuse The Middle: Romney And Ryan's Lack Of Specifics

Michael Tomasky, special correspondent for Newsweek and the Daily Beast, joins Jennifer Granholm in “The War Room” to talk about how Mitt Romney is confusing voters by purposely being vague when answering questions on hot-button issues.

The Only Thing You Need To Read About iPhone Launch Day

Well, it's here. Everything you need to know about the new iPhone (and iPods).

Ricky Rubio Plays Connect Four With Basketballs

Spanish language talk shows are both bizarre and amazing.

Long Box And Maru

What is Maru going to do with the long box?! He is going to get in the long box, is what he's going to do. Like a fucking champion.

What It Was Like Working For Allen Ginsberg

By 1989, Allen Ginsberg was as famous as a living poet could ever hope to be in this country. Out of his East Village apartment, the “Howl” author continued to write poetry, entertained friends and admirers, oversaw his legacy, and planned his many …

Joe Biden Forgets Which College He's At

The crowd was quick to correct him.

10 Things Your iPhone Says About You

You like ginger snaps, chicken, and clicking on ads, according to a variety of studies on your kind.

Bush Administration Criticized Danish Cartoons: "We Found The Cartoons Offensive"

The Bush administration criticized the cartoons that mocked the prophet Muhammed, but made clear they stood up for freedom of the press at a State Department press briefing in February 2006. The Obama Administration is under fire for expressing (then retracting) a similar sentiment about a video.

14 Fashion Week Food Trends

People who participate in Fashion Week don't just eat regular balanced meals or civilized sit-down dinners. Fashion Week is its own little microcosm of strange foods and bad eating habits. Here are real photos from Fashion Week that prove it.

Mugshots Of Celebrities If They Lived In The 1920s

Hilarious new Tumblr alert!! This one is called Mugshot Doppleganger and it mixes current celebrities' actual mugshots with mugshots from the 1920s.

23 Things John Bonham Did During The Quiet Part Of "Stairway To Heaven"

The greatest rock drummer ever was also very good at multi-tasking.

What's So Funny: Zooey Deschanel Talks Trash About Her New Co-Star To Funny Or Die @

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Justin Bieber Grimaces While Fan Kisses Him On The Cheek

To be fair, you'd probably react the same way if a complete stranger starting kissing you, too.

New "Wreck It Ralph" Trailer Reveals More Plot

Without giving away the entire plot. Well played, Disney.

President Obama: "There Is No Type Of Justification To This Type Of Senseless Violence. None."

The president said he would work with the Libyan government in "bringing to justice the killers that attacked our people."

99 Problems: Wendy Williams Suggests Not Sexting In Your Forties

Wendy has advice for everything, from co-habitation to how to deal with sleeping with famous people. Think of this as your very own "Ask Wendy" segment.

Overheard Phone Conversations With Andy Cohen

The Bravo everything-man was on the phone having some pretty intense convos.

The Proper Way To Be A Television Fan

Like the things I like! Or you are dead to me.

So Much For Eradicating Fashion Stereotypes

"We don't eat because it's Fashion Week." "We just pretend." I want to transcribe every word of this interview with Anna Dello Russo and read it over and over again.

20 Horrific Images From The U.S. Consulate In Libya

The images reveal the devastating nature of the attack on the US consulate on Tuesday.

Peyton Manning Has Been Immortalized In Corn

That's when you know you've really made it.

Icelandic Sheep Rescue

North Iceland just got hit with a major storm that left a lot of sheep trapped in the snow. Here are a couple of amazing photos, posted on Reddit, from the rescue operation. Good luck, Iceland's sheep! We are rooting for you!

Lady Gaga Shaves The Back Of Her Head: Photo

Always one to honor her supportive fandom of Little Monsters, Lady Gaga posted a photo of the back of her head. Although the majority of her hair stacked high on her head in a bun, a triangle of her head leading up from the neck of her nape has been…

Meet The Real-life Popeye And His 31 Inch Biceps (Which Are As Big As A Grown-man¿s Waist!)

Moustafa Ismail, 24, has spent ten years pumping iron twice a day and his upper arms now have the same circumference as a grown man’s waist.

Peggy Noonan: "Romney Is Not Doing Himself Any Favors"

"In times of great drama and heightened crisis ... I always think discretion is the way to go."

10 Photos From The Destroyed U.S. Consulate In Libya

Tuesday's devastating protest in Benghazi killed four Americans and left the consulate in ruins.

Heartbreaking Photos From The Aftermath Of MLK's Murder

As the nation mourns, can hope for Dr. King's dream live on?

Why I Hate List-Making

We lose too much of what's great about living with music by playing the album-ranking game.

Owen Wilson Hangs With His Baby On Set

Fatherhood suits him. So cute!

Foreign Policy Hands Voice Disbelief At Romney Cairo Statement

"Bungle... utter disaster...not ready for prime time... not presidential... Lehman moment." And that's just the Republicans.

25 Things I Learned At TechCrunch Disrupt

At the startup world's most important conference, even Death can't stay off his smartphone.

Victim Of Libya Attack Was Well-Known Gamer

U.S. worker Sean Smith, known online as Vile Rat, was killed Tuesday in Libya. His friends remember the senior EVE player.

Flock Of Flamingos Form Giant Bird Tops The Morning Links

Our avian brethren are good a improv formations. Plus, photos of Manhattan in 1928 and McKayla Maroney broke her leg.

Emma Watson Had A Wardrobe Malfunction

The always stunning Emma had a bit of an almost nip-slip on the red carpet of the premiere of The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

The Offensive, Laughably Bad Movie That Led To Four People Dying

Here are clips of the awful, inconsequential anti-Islam movie that mind-blowingly triggered riots in Egypt and Libya, leading to the death of a U.S. Ambassador and three embassy workers. If this is all it takes to set off religious extremists, they need to stay away from Reddit.

Mitt Romney Back To His Old Tricks: Secrets And Lies, Flip-flops, Evasion

Mitt Romney is flip-flopping on some issues and being deliberately vague on others. This time these issues include health care, the defense budget and taxes. Jennifer Granholm outlines Romney’s new strategy to rally the base, confuse the middle and …

After Embassy Attacks, Romney Doubles Down On Obama Criticism

Repeats claim that the White House "sympathized" with the attackers. Eager to get back on offense after a week of bad news.

Who Does It Better: Justin Bieber Or President Obama?

The most important thing you'll see today. Vote wisely.

Old Men In The Minors: How To Never Retire From Sports

Some guys leave the game gracefully. These are not those guys.

New Luxury Hotel Ad Features Woman Peeing On Rug

A second ad shows a woman drooling in another woman's soup. The new campaign for The Standard is tagged, "Instructions on how to be politically incorrect."

Hillary Clinton's Moving Remarks Regarding The Attack In Libya

The Secretary of State's words received an enthusiastic thumbs up from John McCain.

One Of The X-Men Was Just Straight Up Murdered

Dude. DUDE. Marvel goes heavy on their own spoilers for Avengers Vs. X-Men #11.

Diplomat's Death in Libya First Reported on Gaming Site

News of U.S. official Sean Smith's death first broke on a gaming site, where he was remembered fondly as "Vile Rat," an avid player of Eve and a good friend to other online gamers. Chillingly, Smith was online chatting when the attack on the American Consulate in Libya happened: His friend says that he typed "FUCK" and "GUNFIRE" before getting disconnected. (via Talking Points Memo.)

How Instagram Is Replacing $5000 Cameras On The Catwalk

Professional-looking, non-blurry photos where you can actually see what's going on? How passé.

Kenan Thompson And Jimmy Fallon Do Their Cosby Impressions Together

Cosby impression overload! Kenan also talked about his memorable All That sketch with Chris Farley.

The First "Saturday Night Live" Promo Of The Season

With your host, Seth MacFarlane. The show returns this Saturday with musical guest Frank Ocean!

President Calls Attack On US Consulate "Outrageous" And "Senseless."

The President strongly condemned the attack.

A Man's Life In The 1950s Was NOT Easy

What with the constant weasel, snake, bug, rat, bat, crab, and, uh, turtle attacks.

36 Reasons That Fall Is The BEST

Chunky sweaters, pumpkin stuff, and leaves. QED.

Prabal Gurung Is ‘Crazily Happy’ That Kate Middleton Wore His Dress Today In Singapore

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are currently in Singapore as part of a tour of Asia for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Today, they took part in an orchid-naming ceremony, where an orchid (Singapore’s national flower) was named after Princess Diana …

U.S. Ambassador And 3 Other American Workers Killed In Libya

They died trying to evacuate staff from a consulate under attack. Ambassador Chris Stevens had only been on the job a few months.

James Iha "Look To The Sky" - Full Album Premiere @

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J. Crew Steals Our Hearts, Once Again

The Clothes: It’s hard to even know where to begin, there was just so much to love at J. Crew’s Spring 2013 presentation. This season, they expounded on their signature mix of quirky prints and sporty boy-meets-girl separates. There were pajama tops…

Twitter Users Confused, Think Blake Lively Married Ryan Gosling

So obviously, when someone reported that Ryan Reynolds married Blake Lively at the site where The Notebook was filmed, that turned into Blake Lively married Ryan Gosling, because our generation has the attention span of… I wonder what defense to pla…

The $9 Cardboard Bicycle

Izhar Gafni has designed a bike that weighs 20 pounds, costs between $9-12 to build, can hold up to a 485 pound person, and it made out of cardboard.

Tavi Gevinson Launches Rookie Yearbook One

Like many other high-school students, Tavi Gevinson has been working on her yearbook. Unlike most however, it’s 352 pages and was launched at a bookstore with press and Lena Dunham in attendance. The Rookie Yearbook One hit shelves last night and …

Could 9/11 Have Been Prevented By Heeding CIA Warnings? (Part 1 Of 2)

“We have been told over and over again ‘Well, there was nothing that could have been done,’” Cenk says. “Well that turns out to be untrue.” On the 11th anniversary of 9/11, Cenk tears into the Bush administration, which ignored repeated warnings of …

A Man Lost A Bet And Composed Erotic Fan Fiction About Aaron Rodgers

Yesterday, my best friend and bass player in my Nelson cover band, Danger Guerrero, brought us the terrific story of the bet between Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the classic 90s R&B group Boyz II Men. How DG didn’t ask me to photo…

Romney Balances 9/11 Civility And Outraged Cairo Response

A midnight embargo, abruptly lifted.

US Embassy In Cairo Deletes Controversial Tweets

In response to a firestorm of domestic controversy, the U.S. Embassy to Egypt deleted tweets standing behind a controversial statement from their official twitter account. See screenshots below.

Channing Tatum Announces His Very Own Restaurant In New Orleans

Good news, unemployed people of New Orleans. There’s a brand new restaurant and bar opening on Bourbon Street in the coming months, and it’s offering so much more than tips and 30% off your meal. Starting yesterday, Saints & Sinners began hiring bar…

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Marc Jacobs Spring 2013: Stripped Down And Striped

The Clothes: Pared down. Stripes. Mod. Black and white. No pants. Whereas last season Marc Jacobs dazzled with an elaborate Rachel Feinstein-designed set and a pilgrims-meets-Dr. Suess-meets Jamiroquai collection, for spring 2013 he stripped it down…

Woman Finds Ex From 12 Years Ago In Attic

ROCK HILL, S.C., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A South Carolina woman said she was shocked to discover her ex-boyfriend from 12 years ago has been living in her attic.

Romney Calls Embassy Statement "Disgraceful"

Religious sensitivity vs. free speech in a campaign year. Romney claims the the White House "sympahtizes" with attackers.

Cat Beard! Part Deux

This thing needs to happen more often.

Top Democrats Celebrate Weakened Tea Party

The words were barely spoken in Tampa. “I think I helped move the process along a little bit but the fundamental building blocks were there,” says Schumer.

The Essential 100, No. 44: SimCity From

he golden age of the PC simulation genre may be over, but the heart of SimCity beats within some of the most profitable and popular games in existence. And this inspiration isn't just a coincidence; Will Wright's 1989 masterpiece taught us the fun l…

Emma Watson Suffers A Wardrobe Malfunction As Her Backless Dress Proves Slightly TOO Revealing At Premiere

The 22-year-old actress found that her backless dress was slightly too revealing as she posed up for photographers, with the side of the outfit slipping to reveal her breast.

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