How to Catch a Liar (or Become a Really Good One)

I'd like to think that I'm pretty good at spotting a liar. Like this morning, when I went to grab some ice cubes for my cold brew and there was only ONE CUBE left between BOTH TRAYS and I said to the 10-year-old, "Did you put the ice cube trays back in the freezer with only one ice cube left?" and she looked at me with… » 4/09/14 4:15pm 4/09/14 4:15pm

Convicted Rapist Lawmaker Loses Concealed Gun License, Goes Apeshit

Meet admitted rapist and Idaho State Rep. Mark Patterson (R-Boise). On Sunday, Patterson received notice that his concealed carry license was being revoked because in 2007 and 2012, he lied on his permit application when he said he hadn't pled guilty to rape (Mark Patterson, in fact, did). Patterson is fighting back,… » 11/14/13 2:00pm 11/14/13 2:00pm

Dudes Are Such Whiny Baby Liars About Girls With Short Hair

Hahaahaaaaahahahaahhaahahahaaha, oh, dudes. It seems like every few weeks some goofball on the internet writes another "article" about how evil women are ruining their crotch-feels by cutting off our long, sexual hair. Leaving aside the fact that YOUR OPINION IS IRRELEVANT BECAUSE OTHER PEOPLE'S HAIR NEITHER BELONGS TO… » 11/09/13 12:16pm 11/09/13 12:16pm

Idiot Boston Student Upsets Everyone With Fucked-Up Facebook Rape Hoax

The Boston College Confessions Facebook page usually serves as an anonymous forum for BC kids to let off some steam, a place to air their PG-rated unflattering private thoughts in public. Harmless, cheap web therapy. But yesterday, the site posted a confession that's so awful I'm literally shaking after reading it — a… » 10/02/13 11:50am 10/02/13 11:50am

Why Did Lucky Print a Bold-faced Lie About One of Its Readers?

Do you ever feel jealous when you read magazine articles about "normal girls" who are ostensibly "just like you" yet lead obnoxiously perfect-sounding lives? Like, they throw weekly intimate dinner parties for their 15 closest friends, or their summer "must-have" is one great $500 sarong, or their boyfriend leaves them… » 6/12/12 2:20pm 6/12/12 2:20pm

Pomegranate Juice Found Guilty of Being a Huge Liar

Pomegranate juice is fucking dumb. It costs a million dollars, it's hella bitter and gross, and all it's got going for it are "antioxidants," which is the scientific term for "advertising gimmick." Which is why it's so satisfying to hear that a federal judge has ruled that Pom Wonderful juice "used deceptive advertising… » 5/23/12 10:25am 5/23/12 10:25am

Meet the Komen Exec Behind the Planned Parenthood Defunding

Susan G. Komen for the Cure is trying its very hardest to prove to its supporters that it didn't decide to stop giving grants to Planned Parenthood because of an internal or external right wing political agenda, which is steaming, obvious bullshit. Now, it turns out that people from inside Komen confirm that the… » 2/02/12 1:20pm 2/02/12 1:20pm

Female Gang-Banging Memoirist Is More Fiction Than Fact

In the biggest literary hoax since... well, last week, when that Holocaust memoir turned out to be entirely fabricated, 33-year-old Margaret B. Jones, whose new memoir of foster homes and gang violence, Love and Consequences, has been revealed to be a hoax by the New York Times. In Love and Consequences, Jones —… » 3/04/08 9:30am 3/04/08 9:30am

Oh, Mandie...

Something very interesting in the Page Six Magazine profile of Mandie Erickson was pointed out to us. In discussing her glamorous childhood — for most of which it seems her mother was unable to get a sitter — Mandie said, "My mom took me everywhere. I'd fall asleep backstage at Galliano fashion shows back in the day.… » 11/13/07 3:45pm 11/13/07 3:45pm