'Damsel in Defense,' for the Woman Looking for a Feminine Way to Defend…

Being an independent woman is rough, especially if you want to practice non-lethal defense but feel uncomfortable doing so without a sufficient amount of bling. Or at least that's the reasoning behind "Damsel in Defense," a for-profit company — which seems awfully like a multi-level marketing scheme — that employs… » 10/04/12 6:15pm 10/04/12 6:15pm

Shoppers Pepper-Sprayed For Fighting Over Nikes

Another day, another pepper-spraying: early this morning, Seattle police sprayed shoppers at a local mall who were fighting for the chance to purchase Nike's reissued Air Jordans. Police officer Mike Murphy tells CBS Sports, "Around 3 [a.m.] there started to be some fighting and pushing among the customers. Around 4,… » 12/23/11 6:45pm 12/23/11 6:45pm

For The Lady Who Has Everything, How About Some Blinged-Out Pepper…

Is regular pepper spray a bit too drab for your tastes? Then head over to Guardian Girls, where this year's It Weapon is available covered in Swarovski crystals for $74.95. The site also sells a taser for $369.95. It, sadly, is bling-free. » 12/19/11 4:50pm 12/19/11 4:50pm

Pepper-Spraying Black Friday Shopper Gets Even More Crazy, Threatens To…

If you thought the tale of the California woman who pepper sprayed other Walmart shoppers during a Black Friday stampede was the most "only in America" story of the season, prepare yourself to feel a surge of patriotic pride. Now she's considering filing a lawsuit against the store. Authorities say 32-year-old… » 12/12/11 10:30am 12/12/11 10:30am

Today In Pepper-Spraying, High School Student Sprays Principal

Pepper-spraying has already become a meme and a part of holiday shopping. Now it's a trend on high school campuses as well. » 12/05/11 3:30pm 12/05/11 3:30pm

The Best Pepper-Spraying Baby Jesus Christmas Sweater Ever Made

If you've been looking for the perfect Christmas gift for the protester or internet-lover in your life, look no further: it's the Cop Pepper-Spraying Baby Jesus Christmas sweater! The brilliant work of artist Abbie Heppe, this beautiful sweater's design showcases Lt. John Pike—who became a famous meme (meme-ous?)… » 12/04/11 6:35pm 12/04/11 6:35pm

California Woman Who Pepper Sprayed 15 People On Black Friday Turned…

The woman suspected of spraying fifteen people at an LA-area Walmart last week in an attempt to keep people away from the items she wanted has turned herself into authorities but was released pending further investigation after police say she refused to discuss the incident. » 11/26/11 4:30pm 11/26/11 4:30pm

10 Things You May Have Missed On TV This Week

In this week's compilation of pop culture crap, the quest to find Kelly Ripa a new cohost continues, Michele Bachmann invades your morning and late night talk shows, and Martha Stewart has a topical new recipe for flavoring your turkey this year: pepper spray. » 11/25/11 8:00pm 11/25/11 8:00pm

did another one of those sketches that is really…

Now You Can Get Pepper-Sprayed While Shopping

For some people, the horrific footage of pepper-spraying at UC Davis has apparently been an inspiration rather than a deterrent. A woman at a California Walmart allegedly pepper-sprayed her fellow shoppers in order to get the stuff she wanted. And in North Carolina, off-duty cops pepper-sprayed shoppers in what… » 11/25/11 12:45pm 11/25/11 12:45pm

What You Should Know About Pepper Spray, The 'Food Product' That Can…

Megyn Kelly's claim that pepper spray is "a food product, essentially" has quickly become infamous. Let's take a look at the ways this "food product" fucks people up. » 11/22/11 4:40pm 11/22/11 4:40pm

UC Davis Chancellor Says She Won't Resign After Horrific…

After police brutally pepper-sprayed peaceful protesters at UC Davis on Saturday, almost 50,000 people signed a petition asking university chancellor Linda Katehi to resign. And students held a silent vigil to protest her press conference yesterday. Nonetheless, Katehi told George Stephanopoulos today that she… » 11/21/11 11:30am 11/21/11 11:30am

Extremely Dangerous 84-Year-Old Woman Pepper-Sprayed By Police At…

Unlike New York and Oakland, the city of Seattle has recently expressed support for occupy protesters. However, this may not include the police, who yesterday took the eminently necessary step of pepper-spraying a tiny octogenarian. » 11/16/11 11:55am 11/16/11 11:55am

Parents Take Bullying Into Their Own Hands

Storming a school bus probably isn't the best response to your daughter's bullying — but the question remains, if a kid's being tormented, what can parents do? » 11/16/10 4:40pm 11/16/10 4:40pm

Garden-Gate: Food Network Uses Faux Obama Veggies • Cat Saves Family…

• The Obamas have been involved in a "veg scam," according to the NY Post. The vegetables used for the January 3rd Iron Chef White House Special were not, in fact, from the first lady's garden. • » 1/18/10 5:30pm 1/18/10 5:30pm

"Are You Still A Virgin If You've Had Oral Sex?"

It's time for another installment of Pot Psychology » 8/15/08 4:20pm 8/15/08 4:20pm, the "advice" column in which we attempt to solve everyone's problems with an herbal remedy. (Remember, kids: Don't do drugs!) In this episode, , the Feldman to my Haim, helps me answer questions about Craigslist hookups, sleeping with siblings of friends, and ex…

More pageant hijinks! Jessica Wittenbrink's $3,400 gown was vandalized during the Miss South Florida Fair pageant. Perhaps sabotage paves the way for success, because Wittenbrink, like the pepper-sprayed Miss Puerto Rico, went on to win the Miss South Florida crown. (And appear on the Today Show this morning). The… » 1/22/08 9:45am 1/22/08 9:45am

Loose Lips

Here's Johnny Depp's Rolling Stone cover. You're WELCOME. • Arrests are expected to be made soon in the Miss Puerto Rico pepper spray incident. The police will leave no sequin unturned. • Did Vince Vaughn veto sex scene with Reese Witherspoon in their upcoming movie Four Christmases? [Rolling Stone, People, Hollywood… » 1/09/08 5:45pm 1/09/08 5:45pm

Miss Puerto Rico Universe, whose pageant-win erupted in controversy, was exonerated by police yesterday. For those of you not following the Aqua Net-shellacked saga, Ingrid Rivera said that someone had doused her makeup and dress with pepper-spray during the pageant, causing her to break out in hives. A few days… » 12/20/07 10:45am 12/20/07 10:45am