Last week, to a resounding cry of “Why the hell would you ever do this?”, a Canadian startup announced it is building a “Yelp for people” called Peeple. In a petulant essay on LinkedIn, the app’s co-creator says the universally negative reaction to Peeple is proof the world needs it. Somehow.
This just in from the land of great sexism: two female scientists had a manuscript rejected by a peer-reviewed journal because they didn’t ask a man for help. An unnamed peer reviewer for the journal PLoS One suggested that Drs. Fiona Ingleby and Megan Head find male co-authors—any men at all—for a paper they’d…
Welcome to the new New York: the Italian American Museum, located in what's left of Little Italy, is evicting an 85-year-old Italian-American grandmother surviving on food stamps and Social Security who lives in a building they own. Adele Sarno has lived in her two-bedroom apartment since the 1960s and would like to…
Happy Monday! Let's all celebrate the new week with a little sweet justice, in the form of a tale of woe plucked from Reddit: An anonymous dude is very upset that, after he maneuvered his "big girl" girlfriend into an open relationship so he could score with mad babes, she's getting loads more dates than him.
It's been a good week for the olfactory glands, eau my, what with George Takei releasing his very own scent and, thanks to the limitless capacity of ironic advertising campaigns to separate people from their holiday bonus money, the arrival of Helvetica: The Perfume.
If you can't count the times you've informed your friends that nothing in Alanis Morissette's Ironic song is actually ironic (WE GET IT), then do I have a treat for you!
In "Isn't It Ironic" news of the day, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinski, the head of the Air Force's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response unit, was charged with groping a woman in a parking lot early Sunday morning. It's like rain on your wedding day. (If said rain also molested you.)
On last night's premiere of What Would Ryan Lochte Do? we learned more about the Olympic swimmer in 30 minutes than he's seemingly learned in all of his 28 years—which is to say: not much. However, we did discover that he doesn't know what a douchebag is, even though he's read (or is at least aware of) the Jezebel…
Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier perform during the closing gala at the Skate Canada International figure skating competition, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in Windsor, Ontario. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)
There's been a lot of talk these last couple of weeks about "hipster racism" or "ironic racism"—or, as I like to call it, racism. It's, you know, introducing your black friend as "my black friend"—as a joke!!!—to show everybody how totally not preoccupied you are with your black friend's blackness. It's the gentler,…
From Mr. Play It Safe (who was afraid to fly) to a black fly in your chardonnay, the following is a graphical representation of the examples of irony listed in Alanis Morrisette's hit song from 1995, "Ironic." It figures.
Your following Kim Kardashian on Twitter is the reason we don't have a female president yet. Or something.
No tweets. No new photos. No reports from jail or rehab. No quotes from Dina or Michael. Could we be in for one full day without Lindsay Lohan? And which day is it most likely to be? Let's get serious.
An undercover filmmaker gave some of the UK's sleaziest tabs a taste of their own meds when he filmed the editors trying to purchase celebs' "private medical information." And now, of course, the dirt's in his new documentary: