Cat Thief Taunts Owner with Letter from the POV of Kidnapped Cat

There’s a lot of casual evil in the world: people riding two abreast in the bike lane, dentists, people in coach who recline their seat all the way back just when you’re opening your complimentary dime bag of pretzel shavings, and, as of today, people who steal other people’s cats and write gloating missives from the… » 10/19/13 3:30pm 10/19/13 3:30pm

The World’s Smallest Pony Has Probably Been Kidnapped by the Mafia

The curious case of a kidnapped pony in Italy is really an example of the sort of once-in-a-lifetime story that really reward the dedicated news cyclist. While attending the 47th annual National Horse Fair in Italy, Charlie, a 63 cm-tall pony billed by his apparently inattentive owners as the world’s smallest pony, was … » 9/14/13 3:00pm 9/14/13 3:00pm

Rinko Kikuchi is Not Your Toy

A while back, I wrote a rant on Pacific Rim's conspicuous lack of women, but I feel that I failed to really go into depth about the movie's one really prominent woman, Mako Mori. While the physical lack of women is still problematic, what was actually somewhat refreshing was that the lone speaking woman didn't seem, to … » 8/09/13 3:53pm 8/09/13 3:53pm

Amanda Palmer Gleefully Takes Down The Daily Mail In NSFW Waltz

We've had our ups and downs with Amanda Palmer around here, but there's no question that she's a powerful voice in subversive feminist discourse. During a performance at London's Roundhouse, Palmer responded in song to an article by the Daily Mail in late June that snapped a shot of her breast "escaping" (their words)… » 7/14/13 5:30pm 7/14/13 5:30pm

Jackass Sues Gym Over Their 442 Women-Only Hours Per Year


From the same paper that brought us Samantha Brick, meet an even bigger intentionally-controversial shitnugget. His name's Peter Lloyd, he's a London-based men's issues journalist, and he's suing his gym, the Kentish Town Sports Centre, for gender bias. Specifically, for hosting women's-only gym time for 442 hours out…
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Childless People Die Early, But Adopting Can Save Your Miserable Life

The Daily Mail has perfected the art of trolling with its incendiary headlines, and today is no different. The article, "Childless couples have higher risk of dying prematurely but adopting may reduce chances of an early death," has an equally hilarious accompanying stock photo of a happily smug family, and refers to… » 12/06/12 10:25am 12/06/12 10:25am

Yes, Samantha Brick Is Obnoxious, But the Daily Mail Is Trolling Us All

If you haven't heard (in which case you are either Helen Keller or dead), some woman named Samantha Brick wrote a million-word humble-brag in the Daily Mail about how terrifically difficult it is to go through life as a magnificent beauty. It's that same old trope you hear supermodels trot out on every late-night talk… » 4/03/12 11:15pm 4/03/12 11:15pm

Breaking: High Heels Make Your Legs Look Good

You'd better sit down for this one. No, actually you're going to want to stand up, because sitting and getting comfortable in general makes you look like a fatty. The Daily Mail continued its record of journalistic excellence today with a stunning revelation: Wearing high heels makes you look slightly slimmer! We… » 11/03/11 8:54pm 11/03/11 8:54pm

Britain Shamed By Proliferation Of Drunken Ladies

"Captured on our streets by a foreign lens," ran The Daily Mail headline, "shaming images that turned Britain into a laughing stock." The captions warned, "Tequila-fuelled young women strike crude poses that will (or should) mortify them in the sober light of day. More worryingly, one or two are unconscious on the pavement, … » 9/23/11 7:20pm 9/23/11 7:20pm