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04 Mar 2012 20:00


Politics: Gingrich predicts Big Oil will hand the election to the GOP

  • “That’s a pretty big burden while he’s waging war on the Catholic Church and apologizing to Islamic extremists”: In which Newt Gingrich tells CNN’s Candy Crowley that Big Oil will intentionally tank the American economy, placing an insurmountable obstacle on President Obama’s path to re-election. source

25 Feb 2012 12:55


Offbeat: Slovakia prepares to name bridge after laundry-detergent salesman

  • With a lead fit for his legend, martial artist Chuck Norris is five weeks away from having a bridge named after him. Online voting doesn’t end until February but, with 74% of votes cast for Norris (who currently hawks Era laundry detergent in the U.S.), it’s hard to imagine another challenger taking the lead. While the final decision will be left to a regional committee, regional governor Pavol Freso said the committee will honor the wishes of the people represented in the poll. “The same way as we have so far been building it in full sight of the public, we will seek that the name is accepted by the public as well,” he said, all but dashing the hopes of second-place “Maria Theresa Bridge”. Then again, five weeks is more than enough time for someone like Stephen Colbert to jump in the race. (Or why stop there? The ShortFormBlog Bridge has a good ring to it! Get to it, internet! Make us structurally sound! — Ed.) source

19 Oct 2010 09:27


Politics: Here’s a video of our hero, “The Rent is Too Damn High” guy

  • “Listen! Someone’s stomach churned little child stomach just growled. Did you hear it?” Alvin Greene hasn’t become a total meme yet, but this karate expert just might. source

13 Oct 2010 10:34


Politics: Alvin Greene sticking to those talking points a little too much

  • So, Lawrence O’Donnell is our hero. Faced with the halting Alvin Greene on Monday night’s show, he starts off questioning by jokingly asking, “Are you a witch?” Given the opportunity to basically own the conversation, Alvin Greene completely flubs it, by answering that “DeMint started the recession.” He does the same thing for the next question. And the one after that. Dude, O’Donnell was throwing softballs your way. SOFTBALLS!  source

28 Aug 2010 22:23


Music: FYI: @50cent is officially the best Twitter user we’ve ever seen

I just looked at kanye page what the fuck kind a spaced out tweets are those. fuck that I aint never looking at that shit againSat Aug 28 16:36:31 via ÜberTwitter

  • Dear Twitter users: You’re not trying hard enough. If you really want to be great at this, you need to do them with the speed and constant entertainment value the Eminem protege has been rocking the site. The Vitamin Water beneficiary has been rocking the tweets himself for a little less than two weeks (after his management was doing a very crappy job at it), and since then, he’s pretty much become the single most refreshing new Tweeter in a long time. This guy makes adversary Kanye West look like a wannabe. source

10 Aug 2010 23:27


Offbeat: Disgruntled flight attendant’s mom: It was a “very small meltdown”

  • I don’t think he’s going to be in trouble very long. I think he just had a very small meltdown, and I think he deserves to be able to have that meltdown if you saw the egg on his head where he got smacked.
  • Diane Slater • Discussing her son’s memorable meltdown. Flight attendant Steven Slater’s quitting – getting into a fight with a passenger, grabbing a couple of beers, and escaping through the plane’s inflatable chute – was perhaps the most bizarrely random thing to ever happen on an airplane, ever. It’s good to know that his mom has his back on this, but she may understand it better than most – she’s a retired flight attendant. source

10 Aug 2010 00:00


Offbeat: Flight attendant with hurt feelings makes entertaining scene

Steven Slater got hit in the head with luggage. The passenger wouldn’t apologize, so he started talking crap on the PA. Then he fled down the emergency slide with two beers. source

31 Jul 2010 15:12


Offbeat: Washing machine + brick = Somehow the funniest thing ever

  • Poor washing machine. It didn’t even know what hit it. The key moment here hits at the 55-second mark, and it somehow adds a human element to the nature of washing machine destruction. LOL. It just turns into a jittering mess. source

05 Jul 2010 09:57


Music: Justin Bieber may have met his match with 4chan (thank God)

  • cause Justin Bieber’s people put up a poll on his Web site asking people where they think he should tour next.
  • reaction 4chan decided to vote it up, pushing the teen pop singer to communist foothold North Korea (ahahaha). source

29 Jun 2010 11:05


World: Israeli diplomats: Every day is “Casual Friday” for them right now

  • cause Israeli diplomats don’t think they’re getting paid wages on par with other government agencies.
  • reaction They decided to protest the conditions … by wearing jeans and sandals to work. source
  • » Our thoughts: If they really want to punish them, they should wear socks with the sandals. Though that might be a little cruel and unusual.