The Daily Show Found Out What's Really Weird About Austin

The official brand of Austin, Texas, USA is: "Keep Austin Weird." If you visit, you will be inundated with the mantra wherever you strut your cowboy boots. It is an amorphous identity projected by Austinites onto and into everything they do and it often sounds like a battle cry—this is the only "liberal" place in… » 10/31/14 11:55am 34 minutes ago

Babywatch: Is Kim Kardashian Swaddling a Fetus in Her Corset?

Kim Kardashian is maybe possibly having another baby. Or she's at least thinking about having another baby. In a recent interview with U.K. beauty company Pixiwoo, she mentioned her maternity style "this time around" before getting flustered—in the flat, dead-eyed way a Kardashian gets flustered—and moving on. » 10/31/14 11:11am Today 11:11am

Stephen Colbert's Last Report Is Only a Month and a Half Away

We've known for months that it was coming—Stephen Colbert's last day at the Report before he makes the jump to the Late Show—but it was easy to live in denial without a firm date. Well, that blissful bubble of ignorance just popped: Colbert's last show airs December 18. » 10/31/14 10:50am Today 10:50am

Everybody's Barfing and Screaming on This Week's Parenthood

Parenthood jumped ahead three months last night, in case you missed the title card and wondered why all the new sitcoms were canceled, the cars were flying, and Max was my son now. 'Cause the time jump! Zeek is still alive—good for him—and Amber is much more pregnant than when we last saw her. Everyone else is so much… » 10/31/14 10:41am Today 10:41am

In Praise of Skull Trumpet, the Internet's Spookiest Meme

Doot-doot! The internet's spookiest meme isn't really spooky at all. Start the video, and a disembodied skull holding a trumpet appears, hovering over a field of black. Without menace, it turns toward you, and the bell of its horn begins to throb. Doot-doot! Skull Trumpet's musical salvo lasts all of two notes, and… » 10/31/14 9:35am Today 9:35am

A Child's Treasury of This Year's Most Offensive Halloween Costumes

Happy Halloween! If you're going out in the world tonight, there's a good chance you'll see racist idiots dressed up like racist idiots, because Halloween is racist idiot Christmas: Whether you're at a frat party, a parade, or even a family event, there's bound to be one sad soul in blackface, yellowface, Arabface,… » 10/31/14 9:00am Today 9:00am

Senator: "White Men in Male-Only Clubs" Will Do Great When I'm President

In a recording leaked to CNN, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham made a great "joke" at an event for an organization that's exclusively made up of white guys. "I'm trying to help you with your tax status. I'm sorry the government's so fucked up. If I get to be president, white men in male-only clubs are going to do… » 10/31/14 8:47am Today 8:47am

Amanda Bynes Roams the Sunset Strip After Release From Psychiatric Hold

Amanda Bynes was released from her psychiatric hold at a Los Angeles hospital yesterday when a hearing officer ruled she was stable enough that she could not be held involuntarily. She left, wandered along Sunset Blvd., and ate diner food by herself. » 10/31/14 8:16am Today 8:16am

Man Who Beheaded His Mother Was Off Meds, Days Away from Doctor Visit

Derek Ward, the Long Island man who beheaded his college professor mother before jumping in front of a train Tuesday night, was apparently scheduled to see a psychiatrist today. His mother Patricia Ward's brother, the Rev. Robert Lubrano, told the New York Daily News that Derek had been off his medication for four… » 10/31/14 8:09am Today 8:09am

This Could Be the Year You Quit Wasting 36,500 Minutes Behind the Wheel

Each year the average American spends 608 hours driving a car — almost 26 full days of getting from point A to point B. That's equivalent to watching every episode of Breaking Bad ten times (don't put it past me). As a driver, it's your duty to own this potential, and lots of car companies are already willing to help… » 10/30/14 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm

A Child's Treasury of This Year's Most Offensive Halloween Costumes

Happy Halloween! If you're going out in the world tonight, there's a good chance you'll see racist idiots dressed up like racist idiots, because Halloween is racist idiot Christmas: Whether you're at a frat party, a parade, or even a family event, there's bound to be one sad soul in blackface, yellowface, Arabface,… » 10/31/14 9:00am Today 9:00am