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30 Jun 17:07

Florida man interrogates his own son in court after killing the rest of his family

by Thom Dunn

From the Tampa Bay Times:

Hillsborough sheriff's deputies arrested [Ronnie] Oneal [III] the night of March 18, 2018, after a series of 911 calls brought them to a home on Pike Lake Drive in Riverview. In a neighbor's yard, they found Kenyatta Barron, who had been beaten and shot to death.

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07 Jun 15:00

Mom pretending to be 13-year-old student at daughter's middle school arrested

by Carla Sinclair

A 30-year-old El Paso, Texas mom who posed as a 13-year-old and pretended to be a student at her daughter's school has been arrested. Wearing a Marvel hoodie, tight jeans, large glasses and a face mask, Casey Garcia sneaked onto campus, sat in class, and ate at the cafeteria. — Read the rest

21 Dec 02:15

Sexier Than Sexy

by Franzified

Do you know what’s sexier than the photos you see in fashion magazines? It’s a clean house. That’s right. A clean and organized house is much sexier than anything else, and this man is promoting that kind of sexy on social media.

Meet Corey Peters, a dad from Rehobeth, Alabama, who has decided to share his insights on what “sexy” means when you’re a family man.
No, it’s not about striking sexy poses for pics with fancy Instagram filters in exotic locations with a kid in your arms. It’s actually as simple as cleaning the house and showing a positive example as a husband who helps out around the house as well as a dad who’s showing what a clean and tidy home ought to look like. When you think about it, it brings a whole new meaning to “talk dirty to me”.
“After being with a woman for 7 years, I promise you there ain’t nothing sexier than sending her some [hot flame emoji] pics like this…”

Now that’s hot.

See the photos over at Bored Panda.

What are your thoughts about this one?

(Image Credit: Corey Peters/ Bored Panda)

07 Nov 20:29

Praying, Dancing, Waiting: Americans Hang On for the Election’s End

by Campbell Robertson, Audra D. S. Burch and Sabrina Tavernise
Some in Philadelphia danced as Joseph R. Biden Jr. pulled ahead in their state. Trump supporters held out hope.
01 Mar 06:35

Michael Bloomberg Will Address Coronavirus in Prime-Time TV Ad

by Matt Stevens
Seeking to draw a direct contrast with President Trump, Mr. Bloomberg will deliver a three-minute prerecorded address on the coronavirus outbreak in an ad on network television Sunday night.
25 Jan 03:31

Pauly Shore: Eyewitness to Comedy History

by Gavin Edwards
While the club owner Mitzi Shore fostered stand-ups and feuded with them, her son was soaking in everything he could from Richard Pryor, Robin Williams and others.
04 Jan 00:32

Meat Loaf Finally Breaks His Legendary Silence On Greta Thunberg: “She’s Been Brainwashed”

by Stereogum
It's 2020, and for some reason the Daily Mail is interviewing Meat Loaf. (The actual reason is that he's in a commercial for the UK-based Italian-American chain Frankie & Benny's new vegan menu for January, but come on.) Meat Loaf says a lot of things in this interview. Mostly, he talks about back … More »
23 Dec 17:44

Kama muta: a new term for that warm, fuzzy feeling we all get

by Alan Fiske

Some emotions you seem to recognise the moment you feel them – you know when you’re angry, surprised, embarrassed or jealous. And yet you probably can’t name one of life’s most wonderful emotions (in fact, even psychologists have only recently begun to study it). It’s hiding in plain sight: witho...

By Alan Fiske

Read at Aeon

03 Aug 22:20

The Fight for the Supreme Court

Carl Hulse talks about “Confirmation Bias,” and De’Shawn Charles Winslow discusses “In West Mills.”
29 Mar 16:41

Ask A Native New Yorker: Should I Wash My Hands After Taking The Subway?

by Gothamist
Ask A Native New Yorker: Should I Wash My Hands After Taking The Subway? In the summer of 2013, Gothamist published the first of many advice columns from native New Yorker Jake Dobkin, kicking things off with the timeless question, "Is It Normal For Roaches To Crawl Through My Hair At Night?" Nearly six years later, the popular series has been turned into a book, Ask a Native New Yorker, with ALL NEW essays from Jake. This month we are running excerpts the book, which is on sale now! Today's question comes from Chapter 4: "How to Get Around Like a Native New Yorker" and concerns our filthy subways. [ more › ]
20 Nov 14:09

The Art of Puzzle Montage

by Miss Cellania

There are jigsaw puzzles of all kinds, with a variety of subjects. But there are only so many machines that cut them into pieces. It's possible to combine two or more puzzles that are cut on the same grid to make a completely new picture that interlinks perfectly. Art professor Mel Andringa was the first to do this, and he taught the technique to Tim Klein.

...By selecting pieces from two or more compatible puzzles, I assemble a single "puzzle mashup" with surreal imagery that the publisher never imagined.

Sometimes the results are merely chuckle-making, such as my combination of King Tut's burial mask with the front of a truck, which I call "King of the Road". But my favorite montages are ones in which the whimsical is tinged with something a bit deeper, such as "The Mercy-Go-Round (Sunshine and Shadow)", in which a fairground carousel whirls riders around a church from the light to the dark and back again -- or "Surrogate", in which a strange hybrid of beer can and teddy bear opens its fuzzy arms and tells you to "consider yourself hugged".

Read more about the technique at Boing Boing, and see a gallery of Klein's work at his website.

01 Oct 18:20

Incoming Calls

I wonder if that friendly lady ever fixed the problem she was having with her headset.
22 Sep 03:44

Early Addition: Beyoncé Accused Of Casting 'Magic Spells Of Sexual Molestation'

by Ben Yakas
Early Addition: Beyoncé Accused Of Casting 'Magic Spells Of Sexual Molestation' Because Beyonce might be practicing extreme witchcraft, check out today's midday links: Brett Kavanaugh doppelgänger conspiracy theory, octopuses on MDMA, 'Handmaid's Tale' Halloween outfits, 'Star Wars' slowdown, and killer head tilts. [ more › ]
22 Aug 01:33

Asia Argento Proves, Once Again, That Women Are Human Beings

No gender has a monopoly on hypocrisy or harm.
19 Apr 18:41

Man fixes crossing light

by Mark Frauenfelder

This fellow has a magic fix-it stick, but it is cursed. If you see him, run.

10 Mar 03:20


by Miss Cellania

That kind of behavior could very well be misunderstood, but we get the point. Besides, you should never pass up an opportunity for delicious homemade dahi vadas. This is the newest comic from Lunarbaboon.

13 Feb 19:12

Michael Bolton, Scott Aukerman & Akiva Schaffer Talk Valentine's Day Plans & Learn About Hygge

by Ben Yakas
Michael Bolton, Scott Aukerman & Akiva Schaffer Talk Valentine's Day Plans & Learn About Hygge Over seven years ago, The Lonely Island—Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone—were working on their sophomore album Turtleneck and Chain when they got the idea for the song, "Jack Sparrow," an ode to the universal appeal of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. After Schaffer suggested they get Michael Bolton to sing the hook, "We decided, in that moment, that we wouldn’t rest until we got him to do it." [ more › ]
11 May 14:28

World full of useless placebo buttons

by Rob Beschizza

Everyone suspects that buttons on pedestrian crossings, elevators, train doors, etc., do nothing. They are right. The BBC's Chris Baraniuk reports on the buttons that lie—and the power of the illusion of control.

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23 Apr 12:16

Surgeon Finds Woman's Embryonic Twin in Her Brain

by Lisa Marcus

A brain surgeon was operating on a 26-year-old woman to remove what he thought was a brain tumor when he found an extremely rare circumstance: an embryonic twin, or "teratoma," lodged in her brain. The teratoma, complete with hair, teeth and bone, was the mysterious ailment causing Yamini Karanam trouble with reading- and general comprehension.

Karanam was working on a PhD at Indiana University when she noticed the comprehension problems. Frustrated by two doctors whose advice contradicted each other, she found her Los Angeles surgeon, Dr. Hrayr Shahinian, through independent research. Shahinian described his minimally invasive procedure to NBC Los Angeles,

"Unlike traditional brain surgery where you open the skull and use metal retractors and you bring a microscope to see in the depths of the brain, what we're doing is keyhole surgery."

The doctor conducts the surgery using fiber-optic technology with digital imagery. A small incision is made into the brain and an endoscope is inserted, which carefully scrapes away at the tumor.

Read more and see a video on this rare medical find, which Karanam jokingly calls her "evil twin," at NBC Los Angeles.

Via i09 | Screen shot via NBC Los Angeles/Skullbase Institute

02 Oct 22:31

Bridge in London Would Fan across the Water

by John Farrier

(Images: Knight Architects)

This beautiful and novel bridge design by Knight Architects and engineers at AKT III is designed to unfold across the water like a fan. It's their concept for a bridge over a canal in London.

The bridge would consist of five steel beams with hydraulic jacks and counterweights that form a walkway. LED lights illuminate the structure, providing an architectural spectacle during both night and day. You can view more images of it at Design Boom.

27 May 13:26

Peace Dude, I'm Out

Peace Dude, I'm Out

Submitted by: (via Bing)

Tagged: dogs , peace , gifs , critters , monkey , orangutans
01 May 12:45

Welcome to the Bush!

27 Feb 18:49

LCD Soundsystem Announce 5-LP Vinyl Of Final Concert

by Stereogum

It was probably about an hour into LCD Soundsystem’s epic, nearly four-hour final show at Madison Square Garden that it occurred to me: If this were ever released as a live album, it could be the greatest of my generation. It was our Live At Leeds, our Last Waltz, our Stop Making Sense. It was a chance for thousands to say, “I was there,” the last time anyone might ever hear James Murphy shout, “I was there.” It had everything: the perfect opener in “Dance Yourself Clean,” Arcade Fire singing on “North American Scum,” a full performance of “45:33″ with Reggie Watts, horns, string, and a choir, all leading up to the closing finality of “New York I Love You…” as thousands of white balloons rained down. Three years later I still have one of those balloons, now deflated, sitting on my bedside table. So finally this Record Store Day the legendary concert, the one that sold out Madison Square Garden in about five minutes, will be available in a completely uncut and long-overdue physical release. Produced and mixed by James Murphy, The Long Goodbye: LCD Soundsystem Live At Madison Square Garden will be out that day in a special vinyl box set, followed by a wide release on other formats. You can now watch a clip of them performing “Losing My Edge” below and check out the 38-song tracklist.


07 Feb 13:36

Napping Kitties Love to Nap

Napping Kitties Love to Nap

Submitted by: Unknown

Tagged: kittens , gifs , cute , napping , Cats , sleepy
22 Jan 16:06

The Midwest’s Best at Four & Twenty Blackbirds

by Jordan Galloway

Sun January 26, 2014Emily and Melissa Elsen of Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Shop are making room in their kitchen for Midwestern chef Amy Thielen, who’ll be serving up a classic heartland, hot-beef sandwich this Sunday. Photo: Four & Twenty Blackbirds Head over to Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Shop on Sunday for a slice of blackbottom oatmeal pie and a hot-beef sandwich, compliments of Amy Thielen, author of The New Midwestern Table. The Minnesota native will be making one of the classic, heartland recipes from her cookbook–a roast beef sandwich on homemade potato bread with a scoop of mashed potatoes and gravy on top. Thielan tops hers off with horseradish pesto for an extra kick, and each sandwich is being served with a free 3 oz. beer chaser, commonly known as a snit where Thielen comes from, of Kelso Nut Brown Lager. The open-faced sandwiches are $13.50 and slices of pie are $5.25, but… Read More
16 Dec 15:44

Paul Rudd and Jason Segel Seem Hilariously Stoned In this Interview

by Gabrielle Bluestone

Back in 2009, when Paul Rudd and Jason Segel were promoting "I Love You Man," they gave a highlariously random interview to Rotten Tomatoes. Over the seven-minute interview, which is really more of an improv routine, Segel invents an imaginary friend named Gideon who "rides a unicorn" and "visits you in your dreams."


18 Oct 11:54

Watch The Trailer For Wes Anderson's New Movie The Grand Budapest Hotel

by Ben Yakas
Watch The Trailer For Wes Anderson's New Movie <em>The Grand Budapest Hotel</eM> It's been way too long since we've heard an obscure Kinks song in a movie—but thankfully, director Wes Anderson is back to (hopefully) fill that hole in our life. Below, you can see the trailer for his latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel. It looks much more comical and slapstick than his emotional recent works, the trailer picking up the rhythm of the frantic lightning sequence from Moonrise Kingdom. And there are lots of mustaches! [ more › ]

15 Oct 17:07

The 'World's Cutest Taekwondo Fight' Lives Up to Its Title

by Neetzan Zimmerman

This video of two adorable twin girls play-sparring is being billed as the "world's cutest taekwondo fight," and, at first blush, it certainly appears to be.