'World's Toughest Job' Viral Video Is Obvious, Manipulative and Stupid

At this point, if anyone on the internet tells me that a video is going to "blow my mind," or that I need to "wait for it," or that I should prepare to "change the way I think," I immediately want to run an ultra-marathon down an abandoned mine shaft and into the earth's molten core. I despise a "big reveal." How dare a… » 4/15/14 4:00pm Yesterday 4:00pm

Your Official Last-Minute Guide to Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

Fuck, you forgot that it’s Mother’s Day, didn’t you? And now you’re thinking of trying to play it off with a quick phone call and an impromptu recitation of a found poem you’ve cobbled together from an old modernism anthology that you only half-read. Your mom will see right through that, of course, and she’ll be pissed … » 5/12/13 5:00pm 5/12/13 5:00pm

Here’s Your Primer on the (Civil War) History of Mother’s Day

Maybe this brief history of Mother’s Day (which owes itself to the Civil War) will inspire those giftless procrastinators among you to swing by your local grocery store and dig through the discount DVD bin until you (inevitably) find a two-disc combo pack of Gettysburg and Gods and Generals you can give to your mom.… » 5/12/13 3:30pm 5/12/13 3:30pm

Kate McKinnon Played Kristen Wiig's Implacable Mother on SNL

A Mother's Day sketch on last night's SNL made excellent use of the excellent Kate McKinnon as the over-sharing, judgmental mother to Kristen Wiig's beleaguered adult daughter. Those of you who were thinking of getting your mom a wilted Teleflora bouquet should really reconsider, and maybe just keep them in your sad… » 5/12/13 12:00pm 5/12/13 12:00pm

How Many Bone$ Should You Be Dropping On Mother's Day?

Holiday origin stories are fun because of their Crazy Straw timelines. From a one-room school singing that Happy Birthday song that their teacher made up, through the twists and turns of history and economic recessions and cultural shifts, that finally ends at 50 Cent rapping about not giving a fuck if it's not your… » 5/11/13 5:00pm 5/11/13 5:00pm

Surprise, Surprise: Google Made the Sweetest Mother's Day Ad Ever

Ugh, of course Google went and created the sweetest Mother's Day ad ever. OF COURSE they did because that's what those manipulative jerks do. They go and put together a bunch of sweet footage of babies falling asleep and adult daughters telling their moms that they're going to be grandmas and a mother embracing her… » 5/07/13 3:40pm 5/07/13 3:40pm

Bra Company’s ‘MILF’ Ad Campaign Seems Like a Pretty Bad Idea

There are bad advertising campaigns, and then there are bad advertising campaigns. With “Are You a MILF?” True & Co., the online bra company with the magical algorithm that’s supposed to make in-store bra fitting a thing of our shameful, barbarous past, has probably launched a campaign that’s just a misguided exercise… » 4/30/13 9:15pm 4/30/13 9:15pm

Founder of Mother's Day Wishes You Would Stop With All the Flowers and…

Anna Jarvis founded Mother's Day in 1914 as an effort to honor her mother, who'd founded a Mother's Friendship Day during the Civil War as a way to foster peace. Jarvis had included white carnations in the first unofficial celebration of Mother's Day she'd organized in 1908, and florists, seeing an opportunity for… » 5/13/12 11:15pm 5/13/12 11:15pm

Obama and Romney Go Head-to-Head in Mother's Day Video Showdown

Mother's Day is nothing if not an opportunity for politicians to pander to the lady vote, and this year the presidential candidates both took a stab at appealing to women. Obama, who you may remember believes that women are a varied and smart group, spent some time remembering all of the women who shaped him and… » 5/13/12 8:00pm 5/13/12 8:00pm

Here Are Your Moms' Most Unintentionally Hilarious Moments

Last week, we asked you to share the story of the most inadvertently humorous thing your mom-figures had ever said, and boy did you ever deliver. From an impossibly entertaining comment thread came a veritable treasure trove of gems, and here are a few of the shiniest ones for your Mother's Day enjoyment. » 5/13/12 4:30pm 5/13/12 4:30pm

Mother’s Day for Orangutans Is Like an Ironic Independence Day

Orangutan offspring stay really attached to their mothers for a really long time, which could have something to do with the terrifying long arms that adult orangutans use to pull their babies back whenever they wander too far. In other words, orangutan moms are kind of a big deal in the animal kingdom, which is… » 5/13/12 4:00pm 5/13/12 4:00pm

Taking Your Mom to Hooters for the Free Mother’s Day Wings Is Probably …

Unless you're a hipster and want to take your mom to Hooters for Mother's Day dinner with an ironic attitude that might be just as offensive as a handsy drunk dude is to your beleaguered waitress, you might not want to take advantage of the famous wing-slinging eatery's Mother's Day special: a free order of 10 boneless … » 5/13/12 2:00pm 5/13/12 2:00pm

Best Mom Ever Dina Lohan Is Super Proud of Daughter Lindsay’s TV…

Dina Lohan is a great mom and probably has the coffee mug half full of Southern Comfort to prove it, which is why her daughter Lindsay's career renaissance as the titular gossip incitor in Lifetime's upcoming television movie Liz & Dick comes as little surprise to her. "There's so many similarities [between Lindsay and… » 5/13/12 11:00am 5/13/12 11:00am