Hurricane Fred Forms Near Coast of Africa, the Second-Farthest East Ever Recorded

Hurricane Fred formed just off the western coast of Africa early on Monday morning, coming in as the second-farthest east a hurricane has ever formed in the Atlantic Ocean since records began. It’s extremely unusual to see such a strong storm so close to Africa, but here we are! » 8/31/15 12:07pm 11 minutes ago

President Obama Will Tour Alaskan Wilderness With Piss Guy Bear Grylls

NBC announced today that President Obama, who travels to Alaska this week to call for action to combat climate change, will hike through the Alaskan wilderness with Bear Grylls for an upcoming episode of Running Wild. President Obama recently sat down for an interview with Mic; Bear Grylls recently ate a mouse cooked … » 8/31/15 12:01pm 17 minutes ago

British Prime Minister David Cameron Enjoys Pleasant Swim in Untreated Sewage

As a “great believer that politicians are human beings and they need to have holidays,” known politician and probable human being David Cameron vacations at Cornwall’s Polzeath Beach with his wife each year, with varying degrees of success. The British Prime Minister and his wife returned again last weekend and… » 8/31/15 11:15am Today 11:15am

John Oliver Wrote a Book of History Lies–Unless He's Lying About That, Too

We’re in between Daily Show hosts, Stephen Colbert’s Late Night hasn’t started yet, and John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight is on a break until mid-September. So what are we supposed to do with our—oh, hey, John Oliver made a pointless web video about his upcoming book. » 8/31/15 10:01am Today 10:01am

Was Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj's VMA Confrontation Faked? A Mystery of Our Time

Tonight’s MTV Video Music Awards began with Nicki Minaj, who performed alongside Taylor Swift just a month or so after Swift clumsily inserted herself into Minaj’s pointed critiques regarding the racial makeup of this year’s nominees. It was supposed to be a Shocking VMA Moment but was entirely pre-packaged, which may… » 8/31/15 1:08am Today 1:08am

Kanye West: "I Have Decided in 2020 To Run for President"

After a long and winding acceptance speech at the VMAs about bros, trophies, the importance of ideas, the hazards of brands, and MTV’s profiting off his unhinged behavior, Kanye West signed off by announcing that he plans to run for president in the election after next. While you could easily make the argument that… » 8/30/15 10:59pm Yesterday 10:59pm

Darren Rovell Says Racism Is Okay If The Market Approves; ESPNers Flee

Darren Rovell, a commemorative gift plate from the American Enterprise Institute that somehow talks and writes and uses social media, went there just now on Twitter, and it’s a sight to behold—a service to the nation, in its way. While a market fundamentalist with a neuron or two firing would probably avoid… » 8/30/15 8:00pm Yesterday 8:00pm

Director And Parents at Elite Preschool Battle Via Yelp And Facebook 

Last week parents from a ritzy Los Angeles preschool, Camelot Kids, were shocked by an aggressive email sent by the school’s director, chastising them for inviting recently fired school employees to a cocktail party. Now parents are pulling their children from Camelot’s roster. » 8/30/15 7:00pm Yesterday 7:00pm

Are Attractive Women Really More Likely to be Straight?

Chris Rock once joked that men are only as faithful as their options, and new research suggests that women may only be as heterosexual as their options—with more attractive women more likely to identify as 100 percent hetero, and less attractive women more open to other sexual identities. Of course, the implied… » 8/30/15 4:45pm Yesterday 4:45pm