Mom Says Son Couldn't Have Shot Little Kids 'Because He's Gay'

The mother of a man accused of being involved in the Wilkes-Barre apartment complex shooting that left two little girls critically wounded told reporters it wasn't possible that her son committed the crime because he's gay, and "gay people don't shoot kids." » 9/16/13 1:07pm 9/16/13 1:07pm

BREAKDOWNS: PETA and Katy Perry's Boobs Are No Longer BFFs

Katy Perry has incurred the wrath of her former supporters at PETA; SNL Weekend Update will be hosted by the girl hawking Moey Chambam; and Aaron Paul is having more fun than everyone else ever. » 9/16/13 12:53pm 9/16/13 12:53pm

Shocking Photos From Colorado's Deadly Floods

Since Wednesday morning, parts of Colorado have been devastated by floods caused by record-setting rainfall. At least six people have been killed, and more than a thousand are still unaccounted for. About 1,500 homes were completely destroyed, with another 18,000 damaged, and 11,700 people have been evacuated. Here… » 9/16/13 12:44pm 9/16/13 12:44pm

'A Town Destroyed for What Two People Did': Dispatch from Steubenville

A few hours before Steubenville High School’s first football game of the 2013 season, a six-year-old held my hand and showed me the two photos of cute teenage boys on her “big girl” bedroom walls: Justin Bieber and Cody Saltsman. She wore a tiny jersey with Cody’s number—he’s a senior wide receiver/defensive back for… » 9/16/13 12:28pm 9/16/13 12:28pm

Two Years Later, Occupy Is Gone, But We'll Always Have Hipster Cop

Tomorrow is September 17th, the second anniversary of the start of the Occupy Wall Street protests in Manhattan's Zuccotti Park. A number of new books and commentary pieces mark the lasting political impact movement. But we should also remember the Occupy memes that touched our lives. Above is an image posted by … » 9/16/13 12:26pm 9/16/13 12:26pm

Pranksters Tip Servers $200, Record Their Reactions

Looking to get back on the Internet's good side after a couple of prank videos that were deemed a bit rapey, LAHWF and his buddy Stuart Edge armed themselves with a whole bunch of 20 dollar bills and went around to a few late-night diners in Orem, Utah, to leave behind some "record-setting" tips. » 9/16/13 12:15pm 9/16/13 12:15pm

The Relentless and Well-Deserved Mockery of Bryan Goldberg

Bryan Goldberg is the 30 year-old founder of Bleacher Report, an enormously popular sports site written by and for idiots. His new project is Bustle.com, a website for women. Bryan Goldberg is not a smart man. He mocks himself far better than his critics ever could. » 9/16/13 11:59am 9/16/13 11:59am

Uber CEO on Driver "Assault": It's Not Real and We're Not Responsible

Late Saturday night, Bridget Todd, a writer, activist, and former lecturer at Howard University, tweeted at taxi dispatch startup Uber that she'd been choked by the driver she'd ordered on Uber's smartphone app—apparently because he was angry at her interracial relationship. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick's response, in an… » 9/16/13 11:41am 9/16/13 11:41am

Teen Arrested for 'Shooting' Classmates with Smartphone App

Police in Louisiana arrested a 15-year-old boy last week and charged him with terrorizing and interference with the operation of a school after he allegedly uploaded a YouTube video of himself "shooting" classmates using the popular mobile app Real Strike. » 9/16/13 11:36am 9/16/13 11:36am

This Gif of Beyoncé Being Briefly Kidnapped Is Life's Best Gif

Beyoncé's Public Tour of Incomparable Greatness and Alarming Indignities continued on Sunday night, as the singer was briefly yanked into the crowd by an overenthusiastic (or perhaps exactly the right amount of enthusiastic) fan during a stop in Sao Paulo. » 9/16/13 11:30am 9/16/13 11:30am

Three-Year-Old Girl Adorably Extorts My Little Pony Doll from Her Dad

Adela's father recently took her to the toy store to buy a gift for her friend's birthday, and then, once there, informed her that she would not be getting a toy herself. » 9/16/13 11:06am 9/16/13 11:06am

Americans, Who Are All Doctors, Embrace "Gluten-Free" Crap

John and Jane Doe, residents of 123 Main Street, Anytown, USA, are just your perfectly average American consumers: board-certified gastroenterologists, who will only purchase "Gluten-Free" food items, because they have scientifically confirmed their own celiac sensitivity with extensive medical testing. » 9/16/13 10:31am 9/16/13 10:31am

Subway Honors The Onion's 'Offensive' 9/11 Coupon

Though many companies sure gave it their best shot, none could surpass the truly outstanding tactlessness of The Onion's fake 9/11 coupon advertising a special "Subtember 11th" deal of 2 Subway footlong subs for $9.11. » 9/16/13 10:16am 9/16/13 10:16am

Word Terrorism: When "Sorry" Means "I'm Openly Racist"

is that a thing now?: 1. Feigned ignorance of something impossible to avoid that you could quickly look up on the very device you've just used to type is that a thing now? 2. A symptom of amnesia requiring immediate medical attention and long-term hospitalization. » 9/16/13 10:00am 9/16/13 10:00am

These Inspiring Self-Portraits Show a Side of Haiti You Rarely See

The Self-Portrait Project is a visual archive project. It uses a two-way mirror and a remote trigger to enable the user to take photos of him/herself when and how he/she chooses. I built the first one in 2009, and since then, it’s become well-known in parts of Brooklyn and beyond. » 9/16/13 9:57am 9/16/13 9:57am

Video That Proves Pro Wrestling Is Fake Also Proves It's Pretty Real

A video that made the rounds over the weekend aims to "expose" the WWE — and pro wrestling writ large — as the fake thing most of us know it is by splicing together a few moments from matches showing the wrestlers announcing moves in advance and generally confirming the script with their colleagues. » 9/16/13 9:49am 9/16/13 9:49am

Professor Invites "STUDENTS OF COLOR ONLY" to Study Group

Santiago Pinon is an assistant professor of religion at Texas Christian University, a school with a student body that is about 11% Hispanic. He is rather indelicate with his class emails. » 9/16/13 9:43am 9/16/13 9:43am

This Parody of Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking Ball' Makes All Others Obsolete

Put down the After Effects and unhire that circus chimp: The ultimate spoof of Miley Cyrus's "Wrecking Ball" video has been unveiled — and it is everything you hoped it would be. » 9/16/13 9:33am 9/16/13 9:33am

The New York Amsterdam News reports that New York mayoral candidate Bill Thompson will concede to his rival Bill de Blasio at 11 a.m. today, allowing New York democrats to avoid a runoff election. » 9/16/13 9:26am 9/16/13 9:26am

Live Your Best Life by Entering to Win a $150 Visa Gift Card

2015 is the year of the sheep, and there's no better herd to follow than the Live Your Best Lifers! There they are, going to yoga brunch and tweeting the lyrics to "No Scrubs" in that nostalgic-for-the-90s-even-though-1999-doesn't-really-count kinda way. But that version of Best Life seems alien to you, doesn't it? A… » 3/31/15 11:21am Yesterday 11:21am