Good News, Wayfaring Stoners: You Can Still Smoke Pot in Amsterdam

Remember last year when the Dutch government was trying to pass a "cannabis card" law that would make it illegal for foreigners like us to enter into one of the Netherlands' ever popular marijuana-dealing coffee shops and everyone was all like, mondo bummer? Well, good news — the government has changed its tune and… » 11/21/12 2:25pm 11/21/12 2:25pm

Little Girl Tells a Ridiculously Cute Story About a Mean Fox and a…

In this animated short from the Netherlands, an enterprising little girl attempts to sell her handwritten stories at a flea market. When a potential customer asks what the stories are about, her characters come to life and destroy the entire earth with their darlingness. Moral of the story: Don't be a selfish dick… » 6/15/12 6:00pm 6/15/12 6:00pm

Make Your Eyes Look Delicious With Burger King Eye Makeup

This is an actual ad for Burger King from the Netherlands, and it's a game changer. What better way could there be to get people to notice you than by turning your face into an ad for fast food? Try using "Would you like fries with that?" as your signature pick-up line, and you'll have suitors trying to bite your eyes… » 3/30/12 10:20am 3/30/12 10:20am

Would You Like a Bite of My Test Tube Burger?

In theory, being able to make artificial meat in a lab sounds great—it'd be better for the earth than raising animals and would make protein more plentiful for a hungry population. But then there's the actual reality of it, which at the moment is sitting in a petri dish in the Netherlands and is described as a… » 2/19/12 11:55pm 2/19/12 11:55pm

Netherlands to Ban Burqas, Face Coverings

The government of The Netherlands has announced plans to ban the wearing of veils that cover the face of the wearer that will take effect within the year, citing the need to see people's faces when greeting them on the streets. The French immediately scoffed at the announcement, as the law is just a French knock-off. » 1/30/12 2:40pm 1/30/12 2:40pm

Today in Youth Who Make Us Feel Lazy: 16-Year-Old Girl Sails Around the…


Raise your hand if your biggest accomplishment this weekend was making it out of bed in time to meet your friends for brunch. Actually, it doesn't even matter if you ran a freaking marathon today, you're still probably not as impressive as 16-year-old Laura Dekker—who sailed into St. Maarten harbor yesterday after… » 1/22/12 8:45pm 1/22/12 8:45pm

Season's Beatings: The Year In Holiday Violence

Maybe it's the stress of endless social obligations, maybe it's the diminished daylight hours, and maybe people are just a bunch of Santapunching Scrooges. No matter the reason, every year, it seems as though a rash of appropriately decorated seasonal violence erupts during the holiday season. Here's this year's… » 12/23/11 3:00pm 12/23/11 3:00pm

Farmers Look For Love On TV, And A Whole Nation Is Captivated

Two thick steaks brown on a rack the fireplace, tended to by a handsomely disheveled farmer. His rough hands pass two plates of meat to his two women perched daintily on the edge of his couch. Close up on the juicy steak and the farmer's eager face as he watches the women take their first bite. Pan to the women's… » 3/11/11 6:50pm 3/11/11 6:50pm