Yesterday - January 28, 2011

Slush Puppies

[Yesterday's snow has now melted into puddles of brown nastiness on the streets of New York. Can we talk about something other than snow now? Image via AP]

Charlie Sheen Heads to Rehab Once Again

Charlie Sheen's coke-fueled evening with a porn star and subsequent trip to the hospital has earned him another stint in rehab. He checked into an undisclosed facility earlier today and Two and a Half Men is now on hiatus.

What's Opening In Theaters Today

Celebrate the last weekend of January by taking yourself to see a movie. You can choose from an East LA riches to rags tale, a depressing thing about Berlin, another Anthony Hopkins head-scratcher, and guns. Lots and lots of guns. More »

10 Things You May Have Missed On TV This Week

In this week's compilation of pop culture crap, Tim Gunn criticizes Michele Bachmann's fashion choices, Piers Morgan asks the Kardashians what their talent is, and The Green Hornet is totally lying in its promotional campaign. [Jezebel]

Who's Going to the Super-Secret 'Billionaires Caucus' This Weekend?

The notorious tea party-backing, climate change-denying Koch brothers are hosting their semiannual secret meeting of 200 rich and powerful people this year in Palm Springs. There they will plot global domination and compare yachts. And no tweeting allowed! More »

Egypt's President Refuses to Step Down

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak just addressed his country and was not offering much. He says he has no plans to resign. His only concession to protesters? He'll break up his government and personally appoint a new one tomorrow. Gee, thanks. More »

Comment of the Day: Sarah Palin's Outbox

Today we learned that lots and lots of Sarah Palin's emails are going to be made public soon, sparking much speculation about just what these emails might say. For our money, one commenter got it exactly right. More »

You Can Do a Better Job Designing NBC Universal's New Logo

Now that Comcast is officially taking over NBC Universal today, the cable company has unveiled a horrible new logo for the famed broadcaster. The response hasn't been too kind. But we know you can come up with something better! More »

Why Does Charlie Get Sympathy While Lindsay Is Scorned?

Looks like that briefcase full of cocaine "hernia" won't prevent Charlie Sheen from returning to work on Two and a Half Men next week. So, why is he getting his 400th media pass while Lindsay Lohan's ruined her career forever? [Jezebel]

Dennis Kucinich Settles Olive Attack Lawsuit

Rep. Dennis Kucinich has settled his case against the Longworth House Office Building cafeteria, which sold him a "dangerous" olive pit-filled sandwich in 2008 that destroyed his teeth. Kucinich announced the settlement with a gross statement this afternoon. More »

Raise Your Hands

Looking for a little light to get you through darkest winter? Well we're giving away two charming lamps from Typewriter Boneyard and all you have to do to win one is enter a caption contest! More »

Rich Uncle Sam Always Looks Out for the Struggling Bankers

The Way We Live Now: expanding and contracting. It's natural, like inhaling smoke from menthol and fiberglass. The economy grows; the economy shrinks. People on the margins get crushed. The only way to survive: go crying to your rich uncle. More »

Mark Zuckerberg to Appear on Saturday Night Live?

Rumor has it Mark Zuckerberg might make a cameo on this week's SNL hosted by Social Network star Jesse Eisenberg. Here's an idea for a sketch: Mark Zuckerberg develops a highly-inaccurate social network based on Jesse Eisenberg's college years.

'Hooker Overcomes Illness, Slaps Beaver'

Today in inadvertently funny headlines, there's this high school basketball piece from Kansas's Leader & Times. Sadly, the article does not tell the tale of a hard-luck working girl overcoming the odds to issue her traditional mating sound. (via)

Is the White House Ditching Egypt's President?

Outgoing White House spokesman Robert Gibbs started his press briefing after hours of delay this afternoon, and man, did he look terrified! Probably because there's a semi-revolution in a crucial American client state, currently. Will American turn on Egypt's president? More »

Here Is a Snow Monster That Breathes Fire

It seems counterintuitive to build a snow monster that breathes fire, but that is just what one family in Bel Air, Maryland, did with their snow day yesterday. This is really one seriously ornate snow sculpture. More »

Missing America's defunct color-coded terror warnings? Russia is going to start using the same useless thing. Comment »


Gawker.TV: The Five Best Videos Ever of the Day

Today at Gawker.TV, Stephen Colbert investigates Taco Bell's meat, Community puts on an anti-drug play, the return of Archer, Pawnee gets the flu on Parks & Rec, and Michael Scott and David Brent meet on The Office. More »

Are you faking ADHD to get drugs? Doctors are on to you!

Have you been faking ADHD to get Adderall? The charade is over! Here's how your intrepid physician sniffs out ADHD fakers who are just in it for the drugs. [io9]

Malawi Wants to Ban Public Farting

A proposed law in Malawi would ban, among other things, the public passing of gas. If farting is criminalized, only criminals will fart. And criminals have really stinky farts because of poor dietary habits. [via]

Joe Biden Loves Being Humiliated in 'The Onion'

How does Joe Biden like those "spoofs" depicting him as an womanizing, shirtless playboy madman in the Onion? "I think it's hilarious," he tells an interviewer. He claims he's a "square" in reality, though, which is a lie. [Image via]

Science Reveals: Guys Love Lesbians

People fossils! Dinosaur fossils! Sexy science! Cheating ladies! Lucky black hearts! Weights losing weight! Faraway planets! Implant perils! Monster alfalfa! And black holes that trip you out! It's your Friday Science Watch, where we watch science—with forgiveness! More »

How to Foil a Nationwide Internet Shutdown

The Egyptian government cut internet connections across their country to silence protests, leaving nearly all of its citizens without online access. But they weren't entirely successful. When governments shut down broadband and mobile connections, here's what to do. [Lifehacker]

How Good Is Charlie Sheen for a Porn Star's Career?

Kacey Jordan, the porn star who smoked crack with Charlie Sheen shortly before his hospitalization, shared some good news today: Her "babe rank" just skyrocketed! How good is a Charlie Sheen scandal for a porn star's career? A quantitative investigation. More »

Remembering the Challenger

Twenty-five years ago today, the nation watched as the most diverse space crew in history took off into the sky. But after just seventy-three seconds that journey turned into a technological catastrophe like none we had ever seen before. [Gizmodo]

Taxi Cabs Catching on Fire All Over New York City

Scary video of a yellow cab exploding in Manhattan made the rounds yesterday. Here's a new video from the outer boroughs: Watch this cab get engulfed in Williamsburg on Wednesday due to the snow. More »

New Wikileaks Competitor Gets Leaked

High-profile Wikileaks competitor Openleaks officially launched today. In a sign of what's to come, Openleaks' website was leaked to another secret-sharing website two days before its launch. It's leaks all the way down. More »

Jeff Zucker and Katie Couric May Form Castaway Coalition

In your venturesome Friday media column: Jeff Zucker's rumored to have big plans, People StyleWatch is insanely successful, Demand Media's coming to buy your blog, and Mark Whitaker heads to CNN. More »

Jersey Shore: The Vicious Love Ballad of Sammi & Ronnie

When watching Jersey Shore, the most important sociological experiment of our time, we're looking for new and exciting behavior. However there is one pattern that repeats constantly: Sammi and Ronnie breaking up. It happened again, this time with more violence! More »

Bristol Palin Cancels College Abstinence Lecture Amid Student Uproar

When students at Washington University found out that grizzly cub Bristol Palin was getting paid $17,500 out of their activities fund to come speak about abstinence, they got upset. So, having learned from others' past mistakes, Palin pulled out.

House Republicans Are Already Redefining 'Rape'

Give them credit: It's only January, but the new Republican-controlled House is already obnoxiously redefining "rape" in pieces of legislation. Under their plan, only abortions from "forcible rape" would be eligible for government funding, instead of the much simpler "rape." More »

Courtney Love Performs the Cokey-Pokey

[You put your sad shoe in, you take your sad shoe out, you have the DT's and you shake it all about. Then you chauffer grabs you so you don't go falling down—that's what it's all about!] More »

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T-Pain Got a Facebook 'Like' Button Tattoo

Rapper T-Pain introduced this new tattoo he got in Hawaii with a tweet: "I think this ones pretty sweet, unless facebook shuts down soon 0_o". That's what the guy who tattooed MySpace's Tom on his back said in 2002. More »

Charlie Sheen's Porn Star Fondly Recalls Smoking Crack and Chugging Vodka Together

Kacey Jordan fondly recalls the green crack pipe Charlie sucked before yesterday's hospitalization. Jesse James plans a trip to Israel. Katy Perry's diet "absolutely sucks." Leonardo DiCaprio whips his hair back and forth. TGIFriday gossip. More »

Which Star Gave a Baby up for Adoption?

Everyone knew about the breakup, but she kept the baby very quiet. This Real Housewife is telling lies and this actress had a drug-fueled threeway with another couple. If that leaked out, how did someone keep having a baby quiet? More »

People are cursing everywhere in public these days "without consideration." What's this world coming to? Comment »

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