To Chill or Not to Chill: The Great Vacation Debate

I recently did something I’d fantasized about for a long time: I got on a plane and went to London and Paris. It was only for a week, but I immediately wrestled with the pressure of going so far away for so little time—how would we strike the perfect balance of chilling and seeing all the shit we were supposed to?
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An Afternoon of Countryside Curling? Sure, Why Not.

Having moved to London in the heart of winter—when the gray skies cast their eternally dull pallor on the city and it’s dark before the evening commute home—I leapt at an invite to spend a day in the British countryside, curling. Yes, curling, the Scottish sport that is something akin to shuffleboard on ice. » 4/20/15 4:40pm 4/20/15 4:40pm

Area Man Pretty Sure Ladies and Their 'Equality Thing' Ruined Golf

An elderly British golf commentator is pretty sure that golf — the game of choice for world leaders wishing to bore their political foes to death — is being ruined by women and their peevish insistence on the “equality thing.” Peter Alliss told a magazine that admitting women to golf clubs has “caused mayhem” and… » 4/07/15 2:40pm 4/07/15 2:40pm

White Male Politician Complains Bitterly About 'Reverse Glass Ceiling'

A member of Great Britain's Parliament says he's not running for re-election in large part because, due to "political correctness," no one can suceed there except women and people of color. Retiring MP Ian Swales claimed in a recent interview that there's an "opposite" of a glass ceiling in Parliament, where white men… » 2/06/15 2:30pm 2/06/15 2:30pm

Season's Greetings from Tony Blair and His Worst, Creepiest Smile 

On Monday, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, his teeth, and his wife Cherie released a Christmas card that would make all of the characters from Love Actually cry. Looking at it for too long is hypnotic in a kind of terrifying way. And it didn't take the internet long to jump on the Tony Blair Christmas Card… » 12/02/14 2:20pm 12/02/14 2:20pm

British Consumers Embrace American Tradition of Black Friday

In a beautiful gesture of reverse colonization (I mean, kinda) this year marks the very first time British retailers are participating in the American tradition of Black Friday. And it looks like the Brits are naturals at it—they've even taken to the standard trampling over each other and "mini-riots" Black Friday is » 11/28/14 1:03pm 11/28/14 1:03pm

Cops Investigating 'Sex Sounds' Find Man Making Love to a Mattress

Martin Gregory Coll, a 52-year-old from Derry, Northern Ireland was arrested on Saturday after he was caught doing the dirty with a Serta* in the parking lot of an assisted-living center. He couldn't hear the officers approaching because the porn on his handheld DVD player was apparently at the highest volume setting. » 8/26/14 5:50pm 8/26/14 5:50pm

Relentless Holiday Consumerism Slowly Turns People into Mannequins

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 28: A man shouts through a mega phone to entice people into a store on Regent Street on December 28, 2013 in London, England. Shoppers across the country are re-emerging to take advantage of the post Christmas sales which had been hit by the recent bad weather, with many shoppers turning to… » 12/28/13 3:00pm 12/28/13 3:00pm