Was TrappedAtMyDesk, the Tragic Brain Cancer Victim, Another Web Hoax?

Regular denizens of these parts surely remember a recent installment of "Your Evening Cry" that we subtitled "A Life Told Through Twitter"—it was a subtle, lingering gut-punch of a video that chronicled (via a slideshow of her Twitter feed) a woman named Amanda's tragic battle with brain cancer. The story was compelling,… » 2/07/14 5:40pm 2/07/14 5:40pm

Did Someone Confess a Murder on PostSecret?

Yesterday, PostSecret, a site that allows members to anonymously submit postcards bearing secrets, posted an apparent murder confession. Once again, the Internet's favorite private dicks (Reddit) took on the case. » 9/01/13 5:33pm 9/01/13 5:33pm

How’s Your Summer of Mass Dolphin Deaths Been So Far?

Hey there, Eastern-seaboard beach-goers! Been enjoying your summer of cold beer, casual sex, outdoor music festivals, ice cream dinners, and mysterious dolphin carcasses? Of course you haven’t — who can enjoy ice cream dinners with so many rotting dolphin carcasses lining our beaches, fouling up the air and attracting… » 8/04/13 3:00pm 8/04/13 3:00pm

'Mystery Mushroom' or Sexy Sex Toy? Local News Investigates

A Chinese TV show is being roundly ridiculed by the savvy people of the internet because they failed to recognize that a "mystery mushroom" they reported on was actually a sex toy. Whoops! The object was discovered in the ground by some rural villagers who were digging a well, and they couldn't identify it. One of them… » 6/20/12 9:30am 6/20/12 9:30am

I Made out With a Dude from The Pick-up Artist Then Interviewed Him

Dylan was a DJ with asymmetrical hair and over-sized glasses. I had the same hair with confetti crosses and rhinestones glued to my face, so it wasn't so weird that our mouths collided in a club. What was weird was learning that this kid I'd made out with a few times was on a reality TV show…about the "art" of picking up … » 2/09/11 3:32pm 2/09/11 3:32pm

The Book Of Love

If a man like Mystery can make a living off of telling nerdy men how to score with chicks, why can't a 9-year-old boy write a dating book? Alec Greven recently published a book with HarperCollins called How to Talk to Girls that is full of plain-spoken, common sense tips to help boys with their dating woes. Some of the … » 12/02/08 9:40am 12/02/08 9:40am

Would You Pay For Dating Advice From Someone Who Calls Himself "Savoy"?

Our lil' buddy Neel Shah continues on » 9/17/08 4:30pm 9/17/08 4:30pm with his pick up artist beat with a piece in about a You're probably familiar with these sorts of things if you caught any part of the VH1 show, , starring a ridiculously eyelinered man named Mystery. Well, Neel observed a class taught by Mystery's disgruntled former business…

Meet Satoshi Fujita: The Japanese "Mystery" With A Wig And A Prayer

"I always teach my students that sex comes first. Then you figure out whether the woman is worth marrying later." So says Satoshi Fujita (left), head of Tokyo's Pickup School For Men Who Can't Get Any. Fujita is like the Mystery of Japan: He helps insecure geeks get laid! And, like Mystery, Fujita has all kinds of tricks … » 2/18/08 12:00pm 2/18/08 12:00pm

Men Are Awful At Picking Up Women The World Over

Valentine's Day: One week away! And in honor of the not-so-momentous holiday, the Times of London is offering up a valentine of sorts called "The Best Chat-Up Lines In The World". Thing is, the pickup lines listed are some of the worst we've ever heard. (From Germany: "Your eyes are the same color as my Porsche.")… » 2/07/08 12:00pm 2/07/08 12:00pm

Neil Strauss Joins Forces With '80s TV Dweebs To Teach More Men How To…

Neil Strauss, the The Game author who introduced the world to Mystery and who we can also probably blame for Paul Janka, will soon be dispensing dating tips on MySpace TV with the aid of Corin "Corky" Nemec of Parker Lewis Can't Lose and David Faustino of Married With Children. But since such two iconic figures as… » 12/18/07 2:40pm 12/18/07 2:40pm