October 2, 2013
For the most part, they're services that help low-income women, children, and veterans. Oh, and science stuff too.
The jury found the promoter not guilty of negligence in hiring Jackson's doctor.
"Sometimes you just want to punch these congressmen in the face."
A half-million dollar project claims to have new proof that Sasquatches exist.
You better get to work if you want to afford any of this stuff, bitch. (h/t MTV)
Don't you love scooping out pumpkin seeds?
A School District Paid $40,000 To Monitor Its Students’ Social Media And Here's A Sample Of What They Got For Their Money
The Glendale Unified School District in California has hired a firm to monitor students' social media accounts. These are the kinds of things teenagers tweet sometimes.
Privacy advocates worry about school districts snooping on their students' social media accounts, but the students at one California high school don't seem to mind.
Film productions that have been cursed.
Because clearly they're the only ones we can trust. With Game of Thrones succeeding with flying colors and American Gods in the works, maybe fans can dust off some old dreams.
Putin should win for "trying to stop the bloodshed" in Syria, said Iosif Kobzon, also a parliamentarian from Putin's United Russia party.
How a message to "TomClancy" in an AOL chat room led to a years-long mentorship with the recently deceased best-selling author.
NO MASCARA COULD EVER ACCOMPLISH THESE HEIGHTS.
A tribute to Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner's beautiful friendship.
Silk Road Confessions: "We Were Not Harming Anyone. They Just Made Things Very Very Bad For A Lot Of People."
Panic in the land of Bitcoin.
Americans can travel without a visa to 172 countries; Iraqis can travel to 31.
Seth Green shared a bonus Pacman sketch from the Season 6 Blu-ray (out on Oct. 8th) with BuzzFeed.
While we're waiting for Twitter's S-1 filing to hit, here's the consensus opinion of the service from Urban Dictionary. Disclaimer: some of them are from the earlier days of Twitter.
You'll never find a more perfect costume. Don't even try.
"The Obama administration has decided they want to make the government shutdown as painful as possible, even taking the unnecessary step of keeping the Greatest Generation away from a monument built in their honor," RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said.
Skip the wig.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been in prison since his arrest April 19, following the Boston Marathon bombings.
For four years, highly sensitive communications, including cables, have been left vulnerable by bureaucratic intransigence, incompetent contractors, and a series of waivers, people who worked on the project say. "There is this attitude that security didn't even come into the picture."
"I'm working, I'll continue to be paid."
Courtesy of Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake.
Here's the invitation. Update: Paul's office says he's not hoping for a solution to the shutdown, but a "ratcheting down" of rhetoric that's become "too personal." So far one Democrat has signed up. Update, Oct 8: Heinrich's office says the Democrat never planned to attend and didn't go.
And lo, the nutritional yeast rained down upon the popcorn. And lo, it was good.
The Department of the Interior has made "an accommodation for the Honor Flights and will grant access to the World War II Memorial," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney says.
"I have 1,100 people at Nellis Air Force base that are sitting home. They have a few problems of their own," he said.
"The Senate should not aid and abet a European appeasement policy," Kirk says.
Oklahoma Rep. James Lankford was speaking on intelligence community furloughs on Fox News Wednesday.
Rain falling on a roof = kind of the best.
Federal funding provides nearly 40 percent of all government revenue.
The Reason I Jump is now the number-two best seller on Amazon.com. Jon Stewart interviewed some of the people behind it on his show last night.
When questioned, an employee at a New Jersey store allegedly told a customer, "We don't cater to you people."
Britney to Congress: "Work b**ch."
Enterprising online food companies are offering you a way to personalize their products' flavors, and even give your creation a name. YUM.
Founder Ross William Ulbricht is accused, among other things, of putting out a $150,000 hit on a Silk Road user. The FBI today shuttered Silk Road, a multibillion-dollar black market of drugs and other contraband, charging its proprietor with trafficking and conspiracy.
It's weirder than you ever imagined. And yes, he's a real doctor.
Joe Lhota attacks the Associated Press while defending the controversial program in a BuzzFeed interview.
"Not long ago black-skinned people in America were slaves. Today they make statements about some sort of exceptionalism," says the man referred to as the "last dictator in Europe."
A YouTube video of a writer living in New York City's Astor Place cube has been garnering attention. It was made by Whil, a venture started by Lululemon founder Chip Wilson and wife Shannon Wilson.
The demonstrators face up to 15 years in jail if found guilty.
Silk Road, the internet's largest black market, has been shut down. But its founder isn't the only one in serious trouble — small-time drug dealers, saddled with sudden debts, are now in over their heads.
It's hard to tell if the Morning Joe host was taking a swipe at CNN's hologram technology, lamenting the production value of his own network, or both.
Stephen Adler, the president and editor-in-chief of Reuters, announced that 5% of the newsroom would be laid off. That could mean 135 staffers will depart.
Owner arrested in San Francisco and accused of computer hacking, narcotics trafficking, money laundering, and hiring a contract killer. In an operation that's been going on since November 2011, undercover agents have made over 100 purchases of controlled substances.
Hands down, the best part of fall and winter is bringing your socks out of hibernation. Up your footwear game with these guys.
This holiday won't happen again for 70,000 years. (Really.) So celebrate to the max: Manischewitz-brined turkey, pecan pie rugelach, a cornucopia of gelt, and lots more.
Challah in Thanksgiving stuffing: It's like this was always meant to happen. (See BuzzFeed's full Thanksgivukkah feature here.)
Wherein the noodle kugel of Hanukkah meets the sweet potato casserole of Thanksgiving and the results are very meaningful. (See BuzzFeed's full Thanksgivukkah feature here.)
Dear Brussels sprouts, mazel tov on your Bar Mitzvah. (See BuzzFeed's full Thanksgivukkah feature here.)
These are tangy, creamy and even more addictive than regular mashed potatoes, so please proceed with caution. (See BuzzFeed's full Thanksgivukkah feature here.)
This sauce is the new essential topping for latkes and turkey. It is killer. (See BuzzFeed's full Thanksgivukkah feature here.)
Because really, latkes should be part of every celebration ever. (See BuzzFeed's full Thanksgivukkah feature here.)
This is the easy way to make every dish on your Thanksgiving table taste a million times better.
Yes, that means PURPLE TURKEY. But only until it's cooked; in the end it looks normal and tastes amazing. (See BuzzFeed's full Thanksgivukkah feature here.)
Time to share your expertise.
Some were confused, others laughed, and China was just sad.
Thanks to new rules, credit card issuers are limited in what fees they can charge. And they're actually charging fewer fees, especially to the riskiest borrowers.
If you see #CureForMiley online today, it's fake.
The prolific author of The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, and other best-sellers has died at 66. A cause of death has yet to be announced.
Those colorful little rubber bands will steal your heart. AND YOUR LIFE.
The first poster featuring an older Idris Elba has been released.
The Republican Senate candidate touts an internal poll his campaign leaked to the press and eyes the government shutdown as a rallying point. Booker turns his attention Tuesday to the one-time longshot.
The airport was shut down for five hours, when authorities found two suspicious packages inside the terminal and a parking garage. Two men were allegedly taken into custody.
A small Minnesota news outlet caused a storm when it ran a story claiming Syria's rebels carried out a chemical attack near Damascus in August. A look inside the murky world of Mint Press News.
They might tear down the barricades at the Lincoln Memorial next — and pee on the trees — to protest Washington dysfunction. "People here need to be thinking about serving their country and not their own sorry butts."
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a speech on Iran's nuclear program before the United Nations on Tuesday said President Rohani was "a loyal servant of the regime." Netanyahu also said he wished he could believe the president, but "the facts are that Iran's savage record flatly contradicts Rohani's soothing rhetoric."
Scott Lively will run for governor of the first U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage as he faces trial in federal court for crimes against humanity. "The people of this state need ... a candidate who will tell the simple truth that abortion is murder, and homosexuality is condemned by God," Lively said.
Twitter is expected to release its S-1 filing this week. Not all will be revealed, but there's a lot to dig through.
This is like, a totally important video.