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Rupert Murdoch deemed "not a fit person" to run Newscorp

Rupert Murdoch deemed "not a fit person" to run Newscorp

Feigning total ignorance may have seemed like a reasonable tactic for Rupert Murdoch to take in the ongoing hearings about widespread phone…
Misguided billionaire has plans to build the Titanic II

Misguided billionaire has plans to build the Titanic II

Apparently unfamiliar with the concept of "hubris" or "women and children into the lifeboats first," Australian billionaire…
Eighteen-year-old waitress named "Britain's Most Beautiful Face"

Eighteen-year-old waitress named "Britain's Most Beautiful Face"

People recently named Beyonce their 2012 "Most Beautiful Woman" (burnishing their multicultural credentials following J. Lo last…
Apparently, teens love getting drunk on hand sanitizer now

Apparently, teens love getting drunk on hand sanitizer now

Here are three things the media thinks it knows about teenagers: 1), they like to give and receive blowjobs. 2), They like to text people films…
The Vatican is angry with U.S. nuns for support of "radical feminist themes"

The Vatican is angry with U.S. nuns for support of "radical feminist themes"

It was bound to happen eventually: the Vatican is taking major steps to discipline saucy, out-of-control American nuns for focusing their…
Drinking at work is still popular, and nearing <em>Mad Men</em> levels

Drinking at work is still popular, and nearing Mad Men levels

Getting blackout drunk at the office might sound like an old-timey work activity of a bygone era, but according to a new study, it's…
Prom spending is now up to an average of $1,078, because people are crazy

Prom spending is now up to an average of $1,078, because people are crazy

Kids these days. They may be getting less pregnant, but they're also dropping outrageous sums on their magical evenings of cardboard…
24-year old wins Pulitzer Prize for exposing Penn State scandal

24-year old wins Pulitzer Prize for exposing Penn State scandal

Now that everyone's in recovery from last night's premiere of the much-heralded HBO series Girls, directed and co-created by and starring…
Tennessee OKs law protecting creationism in public schools

Tennessee OKs law protecting creationism in public schools

Tennessee has become the second state (after Louisiana) to pass a law protecting teachers who explore the "scientific strengths and and…
Texas hospital refuses to hire fat people, cites elderly people's hatred of fatties

Texas hospital refuses to hire fat people, cites elderly people's hatred of fatties

A Texas hospital is under fire for a new policy which requires potential employees to have a body mass index of under thirty-five. The hospital…
Belvedere being sued by woman in controversial "Goes Down Smoothly" ad

Belvedere being sued by woman in controversial "Goes Down Smoothly" ad

Apparently, even the people who are actually featured in Belvedere's rapey new ad think it's terrible. Alicyn Packard, the woman who…
Students sell their faces as ad space to cover loan debt

Students sell their faces as ad space to cover loan debt

Hey there, former student! Are you struggling under a tremendous amount of student-loan debt? Did you major in something that will never get you…
Woman suing McDonald's for turning her into a prostitute

Woman suing McDonald's for turning her into a prostitute

We may have a winner in the frivolous-lawsuit game: Shelley Lynn (possibly her real name), a former-McDonald's-employee-turned-prostitute at…
Lucky lady finds bread mold on her tampon, scares the living daylights out of every woman alive

Lucky lady finds bread mold on her tampon, scares the living daylights out of every woman alive

There's a long list of things that totally suck about being a woman, including childbirth, menstruation, sexual double standards, and the…
Starbucks uses crushed-up insects to color its drinks

Starbucks uses crushed-up insects to color its drinks

There's nothing like a strawberry Frappuccino from Starbucks on a hot day! Unless you're a vegetarian. Or don't like drinking bugs…
Pennsylvania church in trouble for mock-kidnapping youth group

Pennsylvania church in trouble for mock-kidnapping youth group

A Pennsylvania church has found itself in a bit of hot water after staging a mock-kidnapping designed to prepare their young missionaries for…
83-year-old woman suing Apple after smashing face on glass door

83-year-old woman suing Apple after smashing face on glass door

Eighty-three-year-old Queens resident Evelyn Paswall, a former Manhattan fur-company VP, clearly wasn't familiar with the sleek design of…
Hillary Clinton to increase bad-ass cred by searching for Amelia Earhart

Hillary Clinton to increase bad-ass cred by searching for Amelia Earhart

Hillary Clinton has been doing some pretty impressive work as Secretary of State for the Obama administration, especially when it comes to…
Smithsonian's "Art of Video Games" show redefines art, or video games, or shut up

Smithsonian's "Art of Video Games" show redefines art, or video games, or shut up

If you've ever gone to a modern-art show with someone who has classicist preferences, their response was probably something like, "I…
Apparently, chicken is causing your urinary tract infections

Apparently, chicken is causing your urinary tract infections

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, approximately one in five women gets recurring UTIs throughout her lifetime. If…