America is a country built on grotesque combinations of foodstuffs. I mean this literally: Did you know if you dig deep enough under the soil in Iowa, you’ll find that the earth’s mantle is actually an enormous, fossilized cheeseburger crust pizza from Pizza Hut? It’s true!
Happy 4th of July! Arguably the worst American holiday, from the casual celebration of binge-drinking to the expectation of bright, shiny, gunpowder blasts launched into the sky after the aforementioned binge-drinking. I love a mayo-based summer salad BBQ party as much as the next person, but surely there’s a better…
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The National Anthem, where we express dissent and send our greatest celebrities to represent the people, hasn’t exactly brought out the best of us these past months. (Save for Pink. Pink had the flu.) For those of us who haven’t been super psyched to be Amurkin lately, let Stephen Colbert and Patrick Wilson, a…
Last fall, the White House apparently reached out to the Guggenheim to request the loan of a specific Van Gogh painting for the President’s residence. A curator replied that it would be impossible; perhaps they would accept an 18-karat gold used toilet, instead?
Skittles, in a well-intended but tragically-fated campaign doomed to the American zeitgeist, removed its rainbow colors this month in honor of Pride with the slogan “During Pride, only one rainbow matters. So, we’ve given up ours to show our support.”
What’s more American than Wonder Woman? Well, hating women and not understanding why, for starters. Also, loving clashing, fully-saturated color schemes and not understanding why.
Shortly following a White House visit by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who recently consolidated power for himself in a narrow, contested referendum vote, witnesses say Erdogan’s bodyguards attacked protesters carrying the Kurdish PYD flag outside the Turkish ambassador’s D.C. residence.
Desiree Fairooz, a Code Pink activist who was arrested after laughing during Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing, has been charged and convicted of disrupting Congress and “parading or demonstrating on Capitol grounds,” the New York Times reports. Tighe Barry and Lenny Bianchi, two Code Pink members who appeared at…
Good morning! Last night, Kid Rock, Ted Nugent, and Sarah Palin took a smirking pic in front of Hillary Clinton’s First Lady portrait, and I have been re-convinced that we are actually in hell.
Donald Trump probably can’t bring back coal jobs, but he’s willing to kill the planet in the attempt. What other jobs would it be more efficient to support with life-threatening legislation?
Katy Perry’s music video for her wake-up-sheeple! single “Chained to the Rhythm” has all the candy-colored markings of a Katy Perry video and takes place in an amusement park called Oblivia that’s designed to be a false utopia of thrills. (America is the metaphor, you see, and some white Americans have realized it’s…
Track Palin, the eldest of Sarah Palin’s brood, has entered a plea agreement in a January domestic violence case in which he punched and kicked his girlfriend before threatening to kill himself with an AR-15 assault rifle.
We’re in an election season where “political outsider” is the highest possible compliment, an indicator that you have nothing to do with those unethical slimeballs down in Washington. But those slimeballs down in Washington like “political outsiders” too, which is why they throw so much money at getting them elected.
For a limited time, Budweiser is replacing the signature “Budweiser” label on its packaging with “America,” in the name of beautiful branded patriotism.
If the dogged pace of the modern age has left you weary, anxious, and afflicted by aches and malaise, you may require a more historical diagnosis. We tend to refer to these symptoms collectively as burnout, but the Victorians called it “neurasthenia.”
Literally, who are all of you? A survey released on Monday at SXSW revealed some of the answers to this question.