Rain mountain! Embryo debate! Mercury crossing! Leopard range! High metabolism! Huge holes! Dead starfish! And grotesque intimations of the carnal kind! It’s your Friday Science Watch, where we watch science—until it falls off!
A manhunt was underway Friday afternoon for the suspect in three fatal shootings in the Washington, D.C., area over the past 24 hours, the Associated Press reports. Police identified 62-year-old Eulalio Tordil, a Federal Protective Service employee, as the suspect.
A disabled woman driving near Asheville, NC was involved in a minor fender-bender with a truck that left her Toyota Camry with a little damage, but unable to start. She called a towing company to get her back to her home in Travelers Rest, SC. When the tow truck arrived, though, the driver refused to tow her because…
Rob Ford, one hopes, is off dancing to reggae music somewhere in heaven’s Steak Queen franchise. Meanwhile, here on earth, his ghost has deigned to grant presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump the coveted Canadian endorsement.
Did you know that, yesterday, presumptive Republican nominee and cost of our own collective sins Donald Trump ate a taco bowl for lunch? Of course you do. Because for the rest of the day (and well into the night), people couldn’t stop talking about that goddamn tweet. It was phenomenal.
“People derive more happiness from pay when they know they’re earning more than co-workers, research shows. In a famous 1998 study...half of 257 people surveyed said they would rather make $50,000 a year when others around them earned $25,000 than earn $100,000 while peers earned $200,000.”
Late last month, GQ magazine published a profile of Melania Trump. The story was written by Julia Ioffe, who has subsequently been inundated with anti-Semitic death threats from Donald Trump supporters. Or as Trump calls them, fans.
A few weeks ago Matt McGorry, actor and male feminist du jour, shared a photo of himself crying. “Who needs bravado when you’ve got vulnerability? Being a ‘real man’ is being true to yourself,” McGorry wrote in the accompanying tweet. Hashtagged #FindYourMagic, McGorry’s tears were manufactured for a new Axe campaign.
Mark your calendars: In July, the National Archives intends to publicly release over 1,000 pages of records from the George W. Bush administration pertaining to Skull and Bones, the Yale secret society that counts both the former president and his former president father as members. If we’re lucky, maybe we’ll learn…
It’s Trump versus Clinton. It’s a well-funded mainstream Democrat against a widely reviled demagogue who will struggle to earn the support of his party’s donor base. It’s a man whose every public utterance is potential negative ad waiting to be cut, versus the most cautious candidate in modern memory. The Clinton…
Jon Stewart isn’t dead but he might as well be—the man hasn’t appeared on television in months, leaving the once-robust television-blog ecosystem shriveled and weak in the hands of that guy who replaced him (if he’s even still on the air.) But rejoice! This week Stewart popped up at the United Service Organization…
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Last July, Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., went on ABC News and warned Americans that Donald Trump had a real shot at winning the primary.
John Humphrey Noyes so fervently believed sleeping around could lead to immortality that he convinced 300 people to join him in a utopian socialist community built on that very principle, in upstate New York. As he saw it, promiscuous “interlocked contact” between men and women—in the form of a polyamory scheme he…
His name is Greg Bonecutter, he lives in West Virginia, and he would like to see trap doors under the White House lawn. The Guardian reports:
Yesterday, after publishing a post detailing the long list of people who have accused Donald Trump of cheating at golf, I received an email from Larry Glick, executive vice president of the Trump Organization and the man who oversees the Donald’s global portfolio of golf courses.
Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, whose family has spent at least $5.5 million bankrolling the anti-Trump Our Principles PAC, will endorse Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Omaha today. The governor had been expected to endorse Ted Cruz.