10 Words You Didn't Know Used to Be Dirty

We chortle today at the number of "ejaculations" in Sherlock Holmes stories, and laugh at how old newspaper stories describe the "erection" of skyscrapers. But previous generations would snicker just as hard at us. A look at archaic slang shows that we say a lot of very suggestive things without knowing it. » 9/02/14 2:34pm A minute ago

Darren Wilson Fundraisers Halt Donations Amid Reported Tax Issues

Two Darren Wilson-supporting GoFundMe campaigns/internet hang-out spots for trolls and racists stopped taking donations over the weekend amid confusion about what the fundraisers could legally do with the money. Together, they've raised $433,170 since Michael Brown's death. » 9/02/14 2:25pm 10 minutes ago

The IRS Wants to Take a Bite Out Of Silicon Valley's Free Lunches

No employee perk in Silicon Valley is as cherished as the gourmet meals dished out in corporate cafeterias. But soon, Google's multimillion dollar chicken tab could come with a tax bill from the IRS. » 9/02/14 2:16pm 19 minutes ago

Penn State Junior Dresses Up, Whispers With Squirrel Named "Sneezy"

Penn State junior Mary Krupa is, according to her peers and WJAC-TV, the "Squirrel Whisperer." Over the course of her college career, she's developed a deep and lasting relationship with Sneezy the Squirrel, who seems to not mind the fact that Krupa likes to dress her up and take pictures of her. Sneezy is chill.… » 9/02/14 1:45pm 50 minutes ago

ISIS Kills Second American Captive, Releases Video Message "For Obama"

The Islamic State has released a 2-minute, 46-second video showing the beheading of Steven Sotloff, according to the SITE Intelligence Group. Sotloff, an American journalist, had been seen in captivity in an earlier video of the killing of his fellow prisoner, James Foley. » 9/02/14 1:31pm Today 1:31pm

Bitcoin Boss Charlie Shrem Pleads Guilty

After facing federal money laundering charges, accused of aiding the notorious Silk Road drug market, bitcoin booster Charlie Shrem is taking a plea bargain. He seems very happy about it. » 9/02/14 12:51pm Today 12:51pm

Justin Bieber Slapped With Assault Charge for Canada ATV Crash

Bored miscreant Justin Bieber has been charged with assault and dangerous driving following his arrest Friday by police for crashing his ATV into a minivan near Statford, Ontario, Biebs' hometown. » 9/02/14 12:44pm Today 12:44pm

North Korea Still Owes $393,000,000 For Volvos It Bought In 1974

When we ran a story a while back about the cars of North Korea, one photo in particular caught my eye. In that photo was a green 1974 Volvo 144, which made me wonder if it was part of those 1000 legendary stolen Volvos I'd heard rumors about. It was, because those rumors are true. » 9/02/14 12:36pm Today 12:36pm

At Least 17,000 People A Year Die on Bangladesh's Roads

Bangladeshi writer Tahmima Anam has a heartbreaking editorial on Bangladesh's dismally maintained, murderous roads and waterways in today's Times: As she details, using WHO stats, at least 17,000 people die a year on Bangladesh's roads, not always while they're in vehicles. » 9/02/14 12:22pm Today 12:22pm

Yes, It Is Still Fine For Men to Wear Shorts

Now that a hot summer day has finally arrived on the east coast, it is time once again for self-proclaimed fashionistas to tell men not to wear shorts. (All the men that take fashion advice from Vox.com, that is.) Let us remind you of another point: wear shorts. It's hot. Don't be ridiculous. » 9/02/14 12:06pm Today 12:06pm

Texas Highway Shut Down for Hours Following Gigantic Beer Can Spill

Houston Police spent five hours this morning cleaning up a highway covered in beer after an 18-wheeler carrying dozens of cases of Busch beer and a car collided on the Katy Freeway. KHOU reports that the 18-wheeler jackknifed and rolled over, spilling the hundreds of beer cans across multiple lanes of the highway. » 9/02/14 11:58am Today 11:58am

A Very Confused CNN Wonders: "Who is 4chan?"

After this weekend's stolen nudity spree, clueless reporters across the world are wondering: where is Reddit? When is iCloud? And who is 4chan.org? Some sort of "hacker"? CNN technology analyst Brett Larson is here to identify a website. » 9/02/14 11:42am Today 11:42am

Sit Back, Tell Us How Special You Are, and Win a Prize

While the drive to take quizzes and fill out surveys online is technically not included on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, it's nevertheless up there with eating, sleeping, and sex in terms of unstoppable human urges. When given the opportunity to reflect on your own special self by ticking off boxes— introvert or… » 9/02/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

Twenty Days of Harassment and Racism as an American Apparel Employee

When I graduated college I moved to a new city and wanted a low-stress job that would allow me time to focus on creative projects. I knew people who had worked for American Apparel in the past, both in sales and at the LA headquarters, so I decided to interview for a part-time position. » 9/02/14 2:00pm 35 minutes ago