Thirsty Uber Seeks the Fresh Blood of Military Veterans

Uber, the smartphone-based succubus that's driving taxis to extinction (but isn't really driving disabled people anywhere), is branching out to military vets and their loved ones. They want vet drivers, vet riders and most importantly, several well-placed executives in the federal defense establishment. » 9/17/14 4:59pm Just now

The Ultimate Tutorial for Writing Slimy Internet Hoaxes

Have you ever wanted to get millions of hits on your blog without having to use one bit of your brain? Would you like to create a hoax disguised as satire in order to bring home a traffic bonanza? Do you aspire to be a slimebag? Boy have I got the tutorial for you! » 9/17/14 4:37pm 22 minutes ago

Teen Won't Be Allowed to Use Amazing Cat Photo as Senior Portrait

Damn. After launching a petition to have his amazing laser cat photo to run in his high school year book, Schenectady High School senior Draven Rodriguez will have to settle for the significantly less exciting prospect of posing for another photo with his cat and the school's principal—and her chihuahua. Sounds like… » 9/17/14 4:20pm 40 minutes ago

The Email Urban Outfitters Sent Staffers After Sweatshirt Fiasco

Urban Outfitters CEO Dick Hayne explained away the company's decision to sell what appeared to be a blood-splattered Kent State sweatshirt by saying that it was merely an honest mistake. Hayne maintained that position in an internal email sent to employees yesterday, but chose not to address any underlying problems… » 9/17/14 4:00pm Today 4:00pm

Downtown Manhattan's Most Fascinating Building Is On Its Way Out

The photographer Jay Maisel has owned the enormous property at 190 Bowery since 1966, and in the years since then—as the Bowery transformed from a grimy haven for the downtrodden to a still-kinda-grimy strip of museums and boutique hotels—it stood stoic, a graffiti-covered monument to The Way it Used to Be. Now, it's… » 9/17/14 3:50pm Today 3:50pm

This Week in Tabloids: Lauren Conrad's Wedding Was Whimsical as Fuck

Welcome back to Midweek Madness, in which we attempt to cobble together meaning using the hot glue of human cognition after reading Star, Us Weekly, OK!, Life & Style and InTouch. This week, Lauren Conrad, a man and Pinterest were united in holy matrimony; Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling are going to enjoy a snow-gilt… » 9/17/14 3:44pm Today 3:44pm

Old Man Posts Porn in His Windows to Intimidate Indian Family Next Door

A Queens man has been posting pornographic photos in his windows because, according to his neighbors, he doesn't like that an immigrant, Indian family moved in next door to him. The man, "Jimmy," admitted to WABC that he posted the pictures, but said, "I'm drying them out, they got damp last night." » 9/17/14 3:35pm Today 3:35pm

The Married at First Sight Couples, Six Months Later

Tuesday night, FYI decided to follow up with Married At First Sight's three couples six months after the finale and find out if they'd stayed together (or apart). The show also tried its best to crucify Monet and Vaughn. » 9/17/14 3:27pm Today 3:27pm

Could the Line Outside of Central Perk Be Any Longer?

A Central Perk pop-up cafe popped up in NYC today to celebrate the beloved sitcom's 20th anniversary—the second-most labor intensive celebration to date—and, oh-my-god (Janice) a lot of people showed up to celebrate! » 9/17/14 2:46pm Today 2:46pm

New Jersey Fire Department Taking Heat for "Show Us Your Tits" Banner

The all-volunteer firemen of the Williamstown Fire Company in New Jersey are catching flack for having raised a banner reading, "SHOW US YOUR TITS," at the state's Firemen's Convention in Wildwood. Shawn Rutter, a college math professor and former EMT, saw the sign and sent a photo to the South Jersey Times. » 9/17/14 2:35pm Today 2:35pm

Many People Are Killing With Rented Guns at Shooting Ranges

In 2009, Marie Moore, pictured above, took her son Mitchell to a Florida shooting range and rented some guns. While Mitchell lined up, Marie killed him with a single shot to the head, then shot herself. She'd had a history of mental illness. She's one of many such Americans who have killed with rented firearms. » 9/17/14 2:23pm Today 2:23pm

The New York Times Could Never Have Published TMZ’s Ray Rice Video

Over the past week, The New York Times has busied itself by dissecting TMZ’s graphic video of Ray Rice punching Janay Palmer in an Atlantic City casino. This is partly motivated by professional envy: Executive editor Dean Baquet told The Daily Beast that “TMZ had a great scoop. I wish I had it.” But it’s also… » 9/17/14 2:13pm Today 2:13pm

The Email Urban Outfitters Sent Staffers After Sweatshirt Fiasco

Urban Outfitters CEO Dick Hayne explained away the company's decision to sell what appeared to be a blood-splattered Kent State sweatshirt by saying that it was merely an honest mistake. Hayne maintained that position in an internal email sent to employees yesterday, but chose not to address any underlying problems… » 9/17/14 4:00pm Today 4:00pm