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02 Sep 2011 14:41


U.S.: Long Island babysitter tragedy: Freak accident blamed for deaths

  • bad A Long Island babysitter, 39, suffered a heart attack and died while caring for a young infant Thursday night.
  • worse When the babysitter collapsed, she collapsed onto the infant. And the child died as well. This story is incredibly tragic and sad. source

30 Aug 2010 10:16


Tech: Chatroulette’s return embarrassing, not very good at all

  • yes Chatroulette is back after having been down an entire week (not a day, as previously hinted).
  • no It’s not very good and has the hallmarks of a 17-year-old’s rough programming skills. source

18 Aug 2010 00:04


U.S.: Stupid punk iPad robbery/amputation suspect fails at plotting hits

  • awful The suspect in a Colorado iPad robbery, Brandon Darnell Smith, apparently pulled so hard that he ripped the victim’s pinky to the bone, later causing it to be amputated. the Which is unspeakably awful.
  • dumb Smith, who’s been in jail ever since, tried to send a letter to a friend ordering a hit on the victim. “I really need this otherwise it’s a wrap!! If you do this, case is dropped,” he wrote. That’s not how the criminal system works, idiot. source

20 Jul 2010 02:00


U.S.: Protip to BP: Don’t upload high-res images of terrible Photoshops

  • Houston, we have a problem. And that problem is exacerbated by the fact that, um, it’s the worst Photoshop job we’ve ever seen. And the photo they uploaded is 4,800 pixels wide, and is probably going to be viewed in a Web browser, where you can see every painstaking detail of this image. Especially the detail over to the right that we pulled out for you guys – the most obvious one. AMERICAblog has many, many more, and they’re all about as blatant as this. The worst one? The meta info says the photo was taken in 2001 (!?!). source
  • » Update: BP couldn’t let a PR disaster last this long, could it? (Oh wait.) So, of course, BP apologized for its actions. Here’s our update, and our buddy Charles Apple has more.
  • » Second update: AMERICAblog has found another jacked photo. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, it seems. Kudos for the great work, guys.
  • » Third update: Charles Apple sent this story along, and we just have to say … BP is really making themselves out to be an evil corporation, aren’t they?

16 Jul 2010 10:33


Offbeat: Awkward Stock Photos: Sometimes an idea just sucks, guys

The problem with stock photos sometimes is that they really suck. Some are just so bad that nobody would ever use them. Hence, this site. (Hat tip Charles Apple) source

28 Jun 2010 22:19


Music: Hate someone? Buy them the “Nickelback Revenge” iPhone app

  • Yeah, yeah, we know what you’re thinking. “Isn’t listening to Nickelback revenge enough on its own? Why do I have to buy an iPhone app to suffer further revenge at the hands of Nickelback?” And to that, we say, yeah, we know. We agree. Which is why we suggest buying “Nickelback Revenge” not to punish yourself, but other people. Hate your ex-girlfriend? Annoying former friend won’t leave you alone? Buy them this app. That’ll solve the problem. source

09 Jun 2010 21:33


Culture: Gary Coleman’s ex-wife officially worst person in the world

  • yes The tabloid Globe printed copies of the deathbed photo of Gary Coleman that Shannon Price sold them.
  • no We’re not going to show them on this site because – let’s face it – it’s morally reprehensible. source

08 Jun 2010 10:32


Culture: Terrible human being alert: Gary Coleman’s ex sold death photos

  • Dear God, woman, were you just waiting for him to die? Shannon Price, the ex-wife of the former child star who called the shots at the hospital, reportedly had professional photos taken of Coleman just before his death, which she then sold to the tabloids. If that doesn’t scream classless, we don’t know what does. As you might guess, his mom finds this unbelievable too. This guy had a terrible life, and his death was equally terrible. Why exploit him? source

04 Jun 2010 23:41


Culture: Arizona school: Can you whiten up the black kid on this mural? (whoa)

  • We consistently, for two months, had people shouting racial slander from their cars. We had children painting with us, and here come these yells of (epithet for Blacks) and (epithet for Hispanics).
  • Prescott, Ariz. Downtown Mural Project director R.E. Wall • Regarding the ridiculous chain of events that led to the group lightening the skin of children depicted on a local elementary school’s mural. The mural, by the way, is trying to promote green transportation, and features pictures of KIDS AT THE SCHOOL. Wall says that he and others were depicted to racial slurs on a regular basis while painting the mural. While the school claimed it was only to fix shading, the controversy got so bad that a city councilman who hosts a radio show was trying to get the mural taken down. Real quote from Steve Blair: “To depict the biggest picture on the building as a Black person, I would have to ask the question: Why?” Holy crap. This is 2010. (Hat tip Carissa Wright) source

30 May 2010 14:47


Politics: Old ladies on the oil spill: Good message, terrible song

  • We like the idea, we like the sentiment, but could we, you know, possibly have like Spoon or Kanye or Radiohead or someone else sing it? Heck, we’d even be fine if Nickelback sung it. Nothing against “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” but it’s seriously the un-hippest song ever. These gals seriously sound like a bunch of lefty bizarro hippies.