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Wednesday February 13, 2019. 09:49 PM
Burning Man has long struggled with the tension between its commitment to 'radical decommodification' and grifters and their ultra-high-net-worth marks who organize 'turnkey camps' where you can pay giant sums to pretend to be a Burning Man 'participant' while being looked...
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Darla Shine is a former Fox News producer and the wife of Bill Shine, the White House deputy chief of staff of communications. This morning, Darla went on a dangerously ill-informed Twitter rant about the recent measles outbreaks in Washington state and Oregon. Here we go ...
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The video for Weezer's cover of A-ha's 'Take On Me' stars Calpurnia, the rather wonderful indie rock band fronted by Finn Wolfhard who plays Mike on Stranger Things. The song is included on Weezer's new 'Teal Album,' a collection of 1980s cover songs including their...
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In another example of life imitating Seinfeld, Melville, Saskatchewan citizen Dave Assman (pronounced Oss-men) applied for a personalized license plate of his last name but the Saskatchewan Government Insurance (like the DMV) put the kibbosh on the request and also his...
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Hulu is bringing back Howard the Duck. People may laugh at this new master of Quack-Fu as Kevin Smith has signed up to write for him. Variety: “Howard the Duck” will be written and executive produced by Kevin Smith and Dave Willis. Smith is known for his Askewniverse...
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The following essay was written by Dr. Leonardo Trasande, MD, MPP, a  renowned pediatrician, associate professor at NYU, and prominent leader in children’s environmental health. He's the author of a new book, Sicker, Fatter, Poorer: The Urgent Threat of...
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In the Pacific Northwest 54 are confirmed infected with the once eradicated measles, as an outbreak also emerges in Texas. Think Progress: A large measles outbreak in Washington state shows no sign of abating. According to the State Department of Health, there are now at ...
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I've bought a lot of Tacklife tools in recent years, and have always been happy with them. So when learned Tacklife was selling this feature-filled cordless drill at a great price (when you use promo code I9AEAS92), I bought it without hesitation. It has an adjustable...
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You can’t argue with the facts, and the fact is, this week’s tabloids don’t have many of them. “Wacko Jacko Flunks Pedophile Lie Test!” reports the National Enquirer. No, there isn’t such a thing as a pedophile lie test. The Enquirer obtained video of Jacko’s...
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'Fitness influencer' Michelle Lewin was romping around on Pig Beach in the Bahamas when a large wild pig couldn't help itself. It saw her butt cheek and bit it. Lewin posted the video — which includes a closeup of the bright red bite marks — to her Instagram with a good...
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More than 7 million Americans are over 3 months behind on their car loan payments, a new record since the metric began being tracked 19 years ago. From CNBC: That's more than 1 million higher than the peak in 2010 as the country was recovering from its worst downturn since...
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The Toronto woman who tossed a chair from a 45th-floor balcony into traffic last week turned herself into police today. Marcella Zoia, 19, is charged with mischief endangering life, mischief involving damage to property, and common nuisance. Her Instagram account, which had...
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Senator Ron Wyden has publicly denounced both Apple and Google for hosting mobile apps that connect to Absher, a Saudi government service designed to allow Saudi men to track their spouses and employees' whereabouts at all times. Absher is a multifunction service,...
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In 2009,  35-year-old Caesar Ray Cruz, a father of five, was on his way to pick up his kids from school when five Anaheim police officers shot and killed him. He was unarmed. The city of Anaheim paid his relatives $150,000 in a settlement. Cruz's mother, Theresa Smith,...
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A gentleman robbed a bank and was about to make a clean getaway — until he slipped on ice and spilled his stolen cash right in front of a police officer. Like a skit from a vaudeville show, the bank robber held up Bangor Savings Bank in Maine on Tuesday and then made a...
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Blizzard/Activision posted $7.5b in net revenues for 2018, and announced that it would lay off 800 of the employees who made those revenues possible, but fear not! The last time the company did a mass layoff (600 people in 2012), it generously rehired those people as temps,...
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Get ready to sing 'Let it go' a few thousand times.
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The latest addition to the US Mint's Native American $1 Coin series celebrates 'American Indians in the Space Program.' The heads-side of the coin still features Sacagawea. From Space.com: The reverse features Mary Golda Ross, the first known Native American woman to...
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Lately, I've been re-reading some of the books that profoundly affected me the first time I read them (A few on my list: The Selfish Gene, Influence, You Can't Win, Sister Carrie, and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre). One book I forgot about until I read Software engineer...
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More than 200 teen journalists have come together to write Since Parkland, which profiles each of the more than 1,200 children killed by guns in the USA since the Parkland shooting (not including suicides, kids killed by cops, or shooters who were themselves killed while...
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