Rand Paul: Socialist Bernie Sanders Probably Isn't Going to Kill Millions of People, I Guess 

Nothing stokes the fires of Senator Rand Paul’s righteous, curly indignation like socialism, which he thinks is bad, and— this is true— unsexy. But he admits that democratic socialist Bernie Sanders probably won’t go on a killing spree, unlike, say, Stalin. But can... we... be... sure? »11/16/15 6:10pm11/16/15 6:10pm


UK Reality Show Challenges Nation's Poor to Battle for a Year's Wage

Imagine a future where an audience of television viewers gathers weekly to watch a reality show on which a group of unemployed or minimum wage workers participate in competitions meant to prove their societal worth. No, this isn’t the plot of a Black Mirror episode; it’s BBC 2’s very real upcoming series, Britain’s… »5/27/15 7:50pm5/27/15 7:50pm

Men Killed Masculinity All by Their Big Strong Selves

Much to the chagrin of a certain old-timey subset, traditional American masculinity is on its way out. Gone are days of the breadwinning hard hat wearers earning enough to support a wife that stays at home with 2.5 children; in 2014, the Haves wear bowties with short sleeved button down shirts and post pictures of… »1/11/14 3:30pm1/11/14 3:30pm

Nestlé is Making a 'Premium' Bottled Water Aimed at 'Stylish' Women

Living in the modern world, it's difficult not to be saddened and disturbed by the scarcity of water that imperils millions of humans on a daily basis. Oh, did you think I was talking about global water shortages? No, sorry, I was referring to the fact that there were only three premium brands of still water… »6/10/13 5:30pm6/10/13 5:30pm

How Many Bone$ Should You Be Dropping On Mother's Day?

Holiday origin stories are fun because of their Crazy Straw timelines. From a one-room school singing that Happy Birthday song that their teacher made up, through the twists and turns of history and economic recessions and cultural shifts, that finally ends at 50 Cent rapping about not giving a fuck if it's not your… »5/11/13 5:00pm5/11/13 5:00pm

Obama Campaign Clarifies that Mitt Romney Did Not Rape any Companies

This week, it seems like everyone in a tie or smart business shirt has been jabbering on about how or if Mitt Romney's record as a Professional Millionaire at Bain Capital reflects poorly on his ability to be a job creating President. And while the Obama campaign has been sticking to the line that Romney's record as a… »5/22/12 7:00pm5/22/12 7:00pm

From the American Institute for Overthinking (aka Play This Thing!

From the American Institute for Overthinking (aka Play This Thing! via BoingBoing) comes this analysis of Candyland: "it is a metaphorical representation of the fundamental ideology of the United States; the past is no constraint on the future, and each individual should strive resolutely for personal advance despite… »12/02/08 12:20pm12/02/08 12:20pm

Note to all you socialists out there: Best not criticize capitalism on television while wearing a Gu

Note to all you socialists out there: Best not criticize capitalism on television while wearing a Gucci and Louis Vuitton outfit. Case in point: Venezualan Minister of the Interior Pedro Carreno, who did just that and was then left speechless when a reporter called him out on it. Best of all, the event was captured on… »12/17/07 6:50pm12/17/07 6:50pm

Jason Wahler's Tough Laguna Beach Upbringing, Numerous Childhood Tragedies, Rear Ugly Heads With Twenty-Ninth Arrest This Week

We thought Jason Wahler was a douchebag the first time he got caught acting like a drunk, racist homophobe while being arrested on unspecific charges of assholishness! But stories from Wahler's weekend altercation with a cop — whom he reportedly described as a "nigger" "faggot" and "poorfuck" (a new one!) a— spurred… »4/09/07 7:04pm4/09/07 7:04pm