Walmart Is Very Sorry It Made an ISIS Cake

Earlier this weekend, a Southern American by the name of Chuck Netzhammer was dismayed when Walmart refused to make him a Confederate flag cake. He was even more dismayed when the store seemed to have no problem making what he dubbed an “ISIS battle cake.” So, Netzhammer asked the question that’s been weighing on… » 6/29/15 7:10pm Today 7:10pm

Chrissy Teigen Defies Instagram's Nudity Policy With Topless Photo

To celebrate a photo shoot for an upcoming issue of W Magazine, model Chrissy Teigen posted a topless photo of herself to Instagram. “Honored to be in the company of such gorgeous women!” she wrote in the caption, before thanking the photographer, hair and makeup artists, and her agents. The NSFW photo is embedded… » 6/29/15 6:17pm Today 6:17pm

Oh, Shit: More Than 1,000 Runners Get Diarrhea After Mud Day Event 

Last year, the Washington Post reported that participating in trendy tough-guy mud runs often comes with a painful case of abdominal cramps and diarrhea brought on by literally eating shit—fecal bacteria mixed in with the mud. More than a thousand people are suffering those ill effects after a popular French event… » 6/29/15 6:05pm Today 6:05pm

Texas Town Is Charging Us $79,000 for Emails About Pool Party Abuse Cop

Days after McKinney, Texas, police officer Eric Casebolt was filmed pointing his service weapon at a group of unarmed black teenagers at a pool party this month, Gawker submitted a Public Information Act request to the city of McKinney asking to see Casebolt’s records and any emails about his conduct sent or received… » 6/29/15 6:02pm Today 6:02pm

Supreme Court Blocks Law That Would Basically Ban Abortion in Texas

The U.S. Supreme Court today issued a stay in Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole, the case concerning a highly restrictive Texas anti-abortion law that would all but ban abortion across the state. The Fifth Circuit court of appeals upheld the law earlier this month. » 6/29/15 4:20pm Today 4:20pm

CUNY Plans to Confirm Paul Krugman’s $225,000 Salary

Last year, the City University of New York hired Princeton professor and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman to study income inequality and other economic topics at the Luxembourg Income Study Center. The financially beleaguered university system, which is publicly funded, somehow found a way to pay Krugman $225,000… » 6/29/15 4:00pm Today 4:00pm

Happy 1st Birthday ISIS, Fuck You

It’s been a year since ISIS announced its “caliphate” over an area straddling Iraq and Syria, accelerating its reign of terror and persisting in expanding its reach into the so-called civilized world. The brutality of the rampagers is now a given–the extreme acts of killing, genocide, and systematic rape all featured… » 6/29/15 3:50pm Today 3:50pm

Orthodox Jews Invent Uber For Protesting Gay Pride

This weekend, as the elated masses took to the streets to celebrate Friday’s historical win for inclusiveness and equality, the hate groups of the world took it upon themselves to balance out all that joy. Or, in the case of Orthodox Jews of the Jewish Political Action Committee, they took it upon the Mexican laborers… » 6/29/15 3:38pm Today 3:38pm

J. Crew CEO Decks Out Hamptons Estate With Tasteful Confederate Flag

Vague references to American tradition are all well and good when you’re just trying to move some madras shorts—but when you’re decorating your house you should make sure that the fantasy old-timey United States you’re worshipping isn’t actually fantasy old-time Confederate States of America. Just ask J. Crew CEO… » 6/29/15 3:00pm Today 3:00pm

Woman Struck by Lightning While Getting Off Flight Diverted by Storms

A Charlotte-bound flight was diverted to Columbia, South Carolina, on Saturday evening due to strong storms over the Queen City. As if landing in South Carolina against your will isn’t bad enough, a storm developed over Columbia and zapped a passenger as she got off the U.S. Airways Express flight. » 6/29/15 2:38pm Today 2:38pm