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March 28, 2013

Unless First Attacked: The Tech World's Mutually Assured Destruction

Google has joined Twitter in declaring that it will only use (parts of) its patent portfolio in a defensive way. What the patent wars can learn from the Cold War.

North Dakota Republican Apologizes For Alleged Indian Reservation Remark

Rep. Kevin Cramer denies say he felt unsafe, but apologized for his "tone" at meeting with Native Americans

Obama Signals More Of The Same In Meeting With African Leaders

Commends the successful countries, and stays vague on the less cheerful issues.

What Your College Dorm Posters Said About You

And you thought you were being so original.

5 Conspiracy Theories About "The Shining" That Aren't In "Room 237"

The acclaimed documentary covers a lot of intriguing theories about Stanley Kubrick's classic film — but what about that mysterious figure in the giant river of blood?

More Of The Worst "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks

Including a completely ridiculous menu from Paris.

Kristen Bell And Dax Shepard Welcomed A Baby Girl Today

That and eight other celebrity tweets you missed today.

The Frog Of Your Nightmares Leads The Daily Links

Plus the writers of Full House, six very dedicated prank artists, and a koala in a Hawaiian shirt.

Check Out The Cast Of "Friends" In Their Underwear For A Commercial

There is no way they would have convinced them to do this in Season 2.

This Woman Couldn't Get A Date Until She Got Fat

In the 1930s, "skinny" was out and here's the diet that made you awesome.

How Much Do You Know About The Star Nosed Mole?

Star nosed moles are the new black. Everyone's taking quizzes about them this year.

10 Irreconcilable Differences Between "Clueless" The TV Show And The Movie

The TV version of Clueless — airing between 1996 and 1999 — was the Polaroid of imperfection.

Pope Kisses The Feet Of Prisoners And Muslims

You might describe it as "Christ-like."

Lisa Vanderpump And Gleb Savchenko Dish On "Dancing With The Stars"

The two have gotten close since pairing up for the reality series. "Oh, we've done some other dancing as well," says Gleb. "In the bedroom."

Dear Cis People, This Tumblr Is Too Through With Gender Norms

By inviting trans users to submit anonymously, Dear Cis People provides a candid look at the entitlement, sexism and transphobia that trans folks deal with on a regular basis.

What 2000 Calories Looks Like

Check it out on

The Insomnia Test

Sleep is for the weak. Here are 11 signs you might be suffering from sleep deprivation.

True Facts About The Naked Mole Rats

The BBC let me play with some of their amazing footage of some of the hardest to film mammals in the world!

Googly Eyes Make Everything Look Better

Don't fight it. You know it's true.

The 15 Craziest Animals On The Planet

Baby, they were born this way.

How Much Do You Know About The Naked Mole Rat?

Naked mole rats? Oh yeah, they're pretty underground. You've probably never heard of them.

Isn't This A Little Personal, Apple?

Perhaps they have too much of our data.

Is It Possible To Have A Never Ending Chocolate Bar?


14 Reasons People Should Give La Salle More Love

Florida Gulf Coast may be the Cinderella, but the Explorers actually have a chance.

In Defense Of The World's Most Ridiculous Currency

"Bitcoin isn’t tied to any commodity—besides trust. As a statement on the global economy, Bitcoin is hilarious. As a currency for the disenfranchised and distrustful, it’s as serious as can be."

How To Eat Chocolate Indefinitely

Grab a candy bar and get ready to have your mind blown.

32 Ingenious Things You'll Want As A New Parent

These also make awesome, quirky baby shower gift ideas for the mom-to-be who's already got the basics covered.

A Brief Guide To The Skarsgård Family

The Skarsgårds are like the Brady Bunch of Hollywood. Let's meet them all!

Watch Wu Tang's GZA Explain The Big Bang In A Rap

It's a preview of his upcoming album, Dark Matter, which is all about the creation of the universe, quantum physics, and the cosmos. GZAs also been working to encourage high school students to create their own science-based raps.

Real Housewives' Divorce Rate Is Double The Average

Beverly Hills is the most-divorced franchise, with over 70% of current 'wives divorced.

True Facts About The Star Nosed Mole

In association with the BBC! One of the most incredible little critters in the world!

True Facts About The Naked Mole Rat

The BBC let me play with some of their amazing footage of some of the hardest to film mammals in the world!

How To Make The Peep Chandelier You Never Knew You Needed

Candy-lier? Chandel-easter? Whatever you call it, it's kind of insane and kind of wonderful. Good Morning America challenged us to come up with something crazy made of Peeps, and now you can too.

NFL Hollywood Boot Camp Looks Like Way Too Much Fun

The average NFL career lasts less than four years. This program aims to give those players a cinematic option after retirement.

Someone Thinks This LSU Player's Penis Is Huge

Just normal, totally not gay football scouting talk.

Ranking The Sweet 16 By The Worst Team Tattoos Their Fans Have Gotten

These people take school spirit to new extremes.

The Cutest "Red Panda" Ever To Walk The Face Of This Earth

He's actually a terrible imposter, but he is forgiven because of cuteness.

27 Reasons Callie And Arizona From "Grey's Anatomy" Are Perfect Together

Whether you still watch Grey's Anatomy or fell off the wagon a long time ago; we can all agree on the perfection that is "Calzona".

Congressman Defends Hungary On Anti-Semitism Charge

The Hungarian government's image campaign beginning to work. "Friends of Hungary" will be registered as a U.S. organization.

27 Big And Impressive Dishes For Easter

Not just hunks of meat — vegetarian options too.

Peeperoni Peepza Is Surprisingly Edible, Maybe Even Delicious

A Peep-graham cracker crust topped with Nutella, chocolate, more Peeps, coconut flakes, and peanuts. What could go wrong?

This "Walking Dead" Season Finale Drinking Game Might Kill You

But hey, if you're going to turn into a Walker, might as well be from alcohol poisoning. Warning: Season Three spoilers ahead!

6 Compelling Reasons To Wear A Hip-Hop "Looney Tunes" T-Shirt Today

These t-shirts were all the rage for a brief moment in the early ‘90s, and it might just be the right time for you to pull them out from the back of your closet.

Colton Haynes And John Barrowman Hold Hands At The Airport

The two were arriving in Vancouver to film Arrow and decided to have a little fun with the paparazzi.

The Many Tattoos Of Ryan Gosling In "The Place Beyond The Pines"

Gosling decided he wanted "the most tattoos in movie history" for his role in this fantastic new film. Director Derek Cianfrance talks about working with Gosling — and his many tattoos!

Left Behind By 21st Century Baseball, Broadcaster McCarver Calls It Quits

Baseball blew past Tim McCarver years ago even as his old-school peers got on board with new ideas. Now the 71-year-old TV analyst will hang up his headset after calling his 24th World Series. It's about time.

Rachel Zoe's Lessons In Having It All

Hate to break it to you, but if your baby boy isn't eating ceviche at celebrity-attended polo matches, then you might not have it all.

31 Colorful Things To Make For Easter Brunch

If Easter isn't an excuse to eat pink frosted cake for breakfast, I don't know what is.

Adorable Kids Discuss Their Super Serious Dating Problems

Kids, they’re just like real people...almost!

9 Things You Didn't Know About Myst

Twenty years ago, brothers Robyn and Rand Miller released their seminal adventure game. Six million copies later, here are the secrets of how it was made.

Charlie Chaplin Was A Hunk

The silent film star should also be remembered for his hotness.

21 Couples Kissing For Marriage Equality

Since last weekend, The Supreme Kiss campaign has been inviting LGBT couples to kiss and tell for marriage equality — and then share the photos on Facebook.

Proof That Googly Eyes Will Never Ever Get Old

The truth is in the pudding. Glorious googly eyed pudding.

Definitive Proof One Direction Is The Dorkiest Boy Band To Ever Exist

If the band's latest video (actually just an alternative version of an earlier video) is any proof, these five are actually the most awkward teenagers to ever form a wildly successful boy band.

41 Troops Who Just Returned Home

Faces of pure happiness.

Pepsi Made Decidedly Un-Tasty Aerosol Space Sodas

In the '80s, Pepsi offered NASA astronauts a spray-soda. #fail

From Sled Puppies To Sled Dogs In Two Photos

They're growing up before your very eyes!

The 0 Most Appropriate Times To Correct Someone's Grammar

Hint: It's never appropriate. Don't be that guy.

13 Cats That Want To Help You Move

These cats are the best moving buddies. And you don't even have to bribe them with pizza and beer.

2 Stylish Watchbands You Can Make Yourself

Try these easy and quick ways to upgrade your wristwear.

12 Breathtaking Examples Of Sheet Music Art

As if sheet music needed to be prettier, now it's got cats, rainbows, and The Beatles on it.

Annoying Sportswriter Asks Basketball Player Annoying Question About Being An Annoyance

Rick Reilly is one of the most annoying people in the world. Here accuses someone else of being annoying. It's awkward.

The Coolest New York City Street Art

The best finds from the last month.

Everything You Need To Know About Arizona's Transgender "Bathroom Bill"

Arizona politicians passed a vote on a bill that would allow businesses to ban transgendered people from using bathrooms that don't match the gender they were born as.

The 1995 Calvin Klein Ad Campaign That Was Just Too Creepy

The Calvin Klein Jeans advertising campaign that stirred up so much controversy, that even the Justice Department got involved.

Obama Invokes Memory Of Newtown In Slamming Opponents Of Gun Control Bill

“Shame on us if we’ve forgotten. I haven’t forgotten those kids. Shame on us if we’ve forgotten," Obama says.

This Man Might Be The Best Burglar The World Has Ever Seen

California police captured footage of a master thief who is still on the loose. No one is safe.

How Venture Capitalists See Women

A new study suggests that female entrepreneurs are significantly less likely to get funding than their male counterparts — unless they come from a technical background.

15 Delightful Things Found In A Grandma Museum

"Over the course of my life my grandmother gave me hers through these gifts." From The Grandma Museum.

The Best Ever Song About Cats

Kitty go. Kitty go.

21 Flawless Cattacks

Take notes, humans.

15 Things To Expect From Ke$ha's New Reality Show

MTV released a new trailer for Ke$ha's upcoming reality show, My Crazy Beautiful Life and it really seems like the show's emphasis is on the "crazy" part.

Here's What Next-Generation Games Will Look Like

Video games are about to get real. Very real.

27 Things That Definitely Belong In Your Dream Home

One day, when you win the lottery, you can have all of them. Le sigh.

Proof That Mel C Was The Spice Girls' Best Singer

If there was ever any doubt that Sporty had the best voice of the girls, just watch her save this radio show host's gruff rendition of "Viva Forever."

Are We Talking About Men So We Can Ignore Race?

The recession has harmed black Americans, male and female, more than it's harmed men. So why do we keep hearing the gender story?

A Very White Republican Leadership Plans Minority Outreach

Criticism from inside the ranks. "Any kind of racially specific campaign activity was often treated with skepticism by white staffers," says one former RNC staffer.

9 Delicious Springtime Cocktails

Lots of these are pink. Let's get drunk.

Animals March Madness: Presenting Your Final Four

It's all led up to this moment, when four animals remain, vying for the title of "Next Big Animal."

26 Reasons "The Proud Family" Was Awesome

So many laughs. So many warm and fuzzies.

The Spring 2013 Haute Failure Lookbook

Surrender is the new black. Rake your eyes over 14 must-have looks for sliming up your local trendy ultralounge.

Lana Del Rey Did A Very Romantic Leonard Cohen Cover

She remembers you well at the Chelsea Hotel.

Why It's Great To Be An Introvert

Grant Snider makes a powerful case for why being an introvert is an awesome way to be. (You can buy this and other posters from his shop.)

Miley Cyrus Expains Her Twerking Talents

Is this what she'll be remembered for??

Chris Brown Spray-Painted This Masterpiece

It's a skull with a mustache and a cowboy hat with a cartoon-like horse behind it. So ...ART!

49 Powerful Living Arguments In Favor Of Gay Marriage

All of the following photos were taken outside of the Supreme Court over the past two days during the DOMA and Prop 8 arguments. Basically, here's what everyone outside of the Supreme Court was fighting for.

25 Reasons Why You Should Join Cersei Lannister's House

Nice try, Starks, but the Lannisters are where it's at. And Cersei is totally killing it with her badass skills.

Hasbro Boot Camp: Turning Toys Into A Movie For "G.I. Joe: Retaliation"

Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick talk about how action figures become movie characters and then become action figures again.

Guns, Swords, Photos Of Dead Bodies Seized From Adam Lanza's House

Dozens of pages of court documents were released Thursday, including warrants listing everything authorities took from Newtown gunman Adam Lanza's home and car after the school shooting.

28 Newspaper And Magazine Layout Disasters

How not to edit a publication.

The 6 Best Things To Collect In 1986 (In The UK)

It has been scientifically proven that the best year to be a kid was 1986*. What did you collect?

14 Moments Made Hilariously Better With Phish In The Background

So you got shut out of the lottery and you currently have 17 screens open trying to get tickets for summer tour. You're stressed. Luckily for you, and everyone, if you put these guys noodling behind anything - no, anything - it instantly becomes infinitely phucking phunnier.

Two Underwear Brands Battling Hard For Jon Hamm's Little Mad Man

Jockey and Fruit of Loom have officially offered their lifetime support.

Time Magazine Sexualizing Same-Sex Marriage With New Cover Photo

One of Time's two new cover photos declaring "gay marriage already won" looks like a wedding kiss. The other looks more like a makeout session.

Watch A Goshawk Pop Water Balloons In Slow Motion

Goshawks are awesome, water balloons are awesome, and everything is more awesome in slow motion, so this is like three dimensions of awesome. (via Earth Unplugged)

20 Reasons Saturday Morning TV Was The Greatest

Claim the sofa, and start the weekend right.

32 Things You Might Not Know About London

Ready to be enlightened? Step this way.

28 Reasons The Doctor Would Make A Terrible Boyfriend

The 11th Doctor is so handsome, but also the worst.

Nelson Mandela Hospitalized In South Africa

Former President Nelson Mandela was admitted to hospital Thursday due to the recurrence of his lung infection.

17 Amazingly Bright Pictures Of Holi Celebrations

In India Holi aka the Festival of Colors is celebrated by throwing colored powder at each other.

U.S. Sent B-2 Stealth Bombers Over South Korea

The United States said Thursday it sent stealth bombers to South Korea to participate in annual military exercises amid spiking tensions with North Korea, CNN reports.

Paiche - Eat - Thrillist Los Angeles

From the Food & Wine Best New Chef behind Mo-Chica and Picca, Paiche is both a massive Amazonian fish (seriously, it's giant) and a wood-laden, open kitchen'd Marina del Rey restaurant with a massive menu of... small plates.

The Portrayal Of Overweight People In Advertising

It's not often done with respect.

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