Badass Women WWII Pilots To Be Honored With Rose Bowl Float

When Dorothy "Dot" Lewis, a former Women's Airforce Service Pilot in World War II, passed away this September, her son wanted to do something special to honor her and the other 1,073 WASPs. What better way to honor such an important but largely forgotten aspect of the US Military than with the US's most historic… » 11/07/13 1:30pm 11/07/13 1:30pm

Democrats Could Save the World from Future Rob Schneider Movies

Eeeeee! There's almost nothing I love more than a totally ineffectual power-flounce, when someone announces that they're taking their ball and going home in order to "punish" people who didn't even want to play with them in the first place. And today's big flounce is even better than usual—actor, comedian, and noted » 10/01/13 8:30pm 10/01/13 8:30pm

Woman Stops Elementary School Gunman Using Sheer Awesomeness

In the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School last December, NRA head Wayne LaPierre famously quipped that the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. I guess no one told Antoinette Tuff, who just yesterday prevented a standoff with a gunman from turning into another… » 8/21/13 4:50pm 8/21/13 4:50pm

Astronaut Sally Ride Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

To coincide with the tribute to U.S. Astronaut Sally Ride's life that occured at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in D.C. last night, President Obama has awarded Ride — the first American woman to ever make the voyage into space — with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The honor was bestowed… » 5/21/13 12:20pm 5/21/13 12:20pm

Hero Teens Stop Their Prom Limo to Rescue Victims of Car Crash

Today in FINALLY, SOMETHING NICE HAPPENED: Twenty Florida high school seniors were prom-bound in their limousine when they saw a van hit the highway median and flip over. Feeling the clarion call of heroism, the teens unstrapped their cummerbunds, tossed aside their Jessica McClintock boleros, and leapt from the… » 5/16/13 2:40pm 5/16/13 2:40pm

Trash Collector Saves Dog From Garbage Bag, Fills Our Hearts With Hope

Victoria Roman, a trash collecter in NYC, was doing her job last week when she noticed a garbage bag move. Seeing as that was very weird, Roman opened the bag to find month old delivery food that had come to life. JK, it was way worse, a tiny Shih Tzu in very bad condition — her eyes were matted-shut and her toenails… » 4/16/13 8:23pm 4/16/13 8:23pm

John Kasich Praises the Heroic Laundering of Political Spouses…

By this point, it should be pretty obvious that Mitt Romney has the most hapless and mendacious surrogates EVER, but, in case you need a little more convincing, Ohio Gov. John Kasich was on hand Wednesday to provide some more evidence that the entire GOP is now officially a horseshoe crab that somehow got stuck on its… » 9/13/12 9:15pm 9/13/12 9:15pm

The Shining Knights of the Aurora Movie Theater

When tragedy strikes, I stay up all night reading the news. The only way I know how to process incomprehensible events like the Dark Night Rises shooting in Aurora is by absorbing all the details, the more heart-wrenching and/or disturbing, the better. So far, the story that's stuck with me the most isn't the one… » 7/23/12 4:50pm 7/23/12 4:50pm

Your Evening Cry: Brave Firefighters Rescue Dogs from a Burning House

In a recently released clip from BURN, a documentary following a year in the Detroit Fire Department, firefighters rush to save two dogs from a burning home while the distressed owner is forced to stand by. The outcome looks bleak when the dogs are finally removed from the house — both, one only a puppy, are… » 6/12/12 6:55pm 6/12/12 6:55pm

Superhero Named 'Asthma Warrior' Keeps Michigan Streets Safe from…

I try ignore the whole "real life superhero" trend, because it seems pretty clear that they aren't really concerned with fighting crime so much as fighting not-getting-enough-attention. At the newspaper I used to work for in Seattle we would get spammed constantly with "tips" about these people—when pretty much the only… » 5/10/12 3:20pm 5/10/12 3:20pm

Meet Your New Heroic Pilot Crush

Look out, Captain Sully Sullenberger. Watch your back, Carol from 30 Rock. There's a new hero pilot in town, and he's gunning for our hearts. You probably heard that earlier this week, the pilot of a JetBlue flight went crazy mid-flight and began running around the plane's cabin, ranting about Iran and September 11th.… » 3/30/12 10:00am 3/30/12 10:00am

Adorable Little Girl Saves Mother's Life Via Pizza Slap to Face

Seven-year-old Floridian Rita Lawlor was given an award by the Sarasota County Fire Department for her bravery and composure in the face of what would be a terrifying situation for anyone— her mother wouldn't wake up, even when slapped across the face with a piece of pizza. Master Shredder would be so pleased. » 1/26/12 2:20pm 1/26/12 2:20pm