Homeland Security Wants a Nationwide License Plate Tracking System

Adam Weinstein · 02/19/14 10:25AM

Good news: Uncle Sam's terrorist-watchin' lawmen would like a database that shows the whereabouts of every car with a license plate that's recently been scanned by a government tag reader. Does that freak you out? Here's better news: They want a private contractor to run it.

Evander Holyfield Spews Homophobic Bullshit, Is Just Doing His Job

Rich Juzwiak · 01/06/14 03:44PM

On last night's episode of the U.K.'s Celebrity Big Brother, heavyweight champ and Arthur remake actor Evander Holyfield said some barely intelligible nonsense about gay people, namely that homosexuality is a choice, like being "handicapped," and fixable.

Rich Juzwiak · 09/04/13 01:25PM

Aaryn Gries, the Big Brother house guest booted last week, can't be racist because she has a black friend, says her black friend. A classic defense just got more classic.

Bigoted Big Brother Contestant Gets Evicted, Confronted, Booed

Rich Juzwiak · 08/30/13 11:44AM

Earlier this summer, before Miley Cyrus became the most offensive white person ever to wield a foam hand and darting tongue, a young woman named Aaryn Gries spewed racist and homophobic bile on a trashy staple of modern life and television called Big Brother. Last night that woman was evicted by her competitors and confronted by audience jeers and a real, live Asian person whose primary function is not to cook rice or do nails, the host of Big Brother Julie Chen. Naturally, Gries' head exploded.

'All Cops Are Bastards': Montreal Woman Arrested for Posting Anti-Police Street Art to Instagram

Camille Dodero · 04/04/13 01:00PM

Cops have always quietly hassled kids for photographing freshly adorned graffiti and street art, the unfair presumption being that they might be the vandal returning to preserve their work. But even in that context, what happened yesterday in Canada is bonkers: a 20-year-old Montreal woman was arrested for posting a photo of anti-police street art to her Instagram feed.

The Brave New Workplace World Includes Data Sensors Monitoring Employees at All Times

Hamilton Nolan · 03/07/13 11:11AM

In order to have a job to make enough money to buy food, clothing, shelter, and other necessities of human life, The Company is going to need a few things from you. We need you to be here on time. We need you to fill out your TPS reports. And we're gonna need to track your every move and word via electronic sensors. Mmmmkay?

Big Brother Is Full of Xanax Enthusiasts

Rich Juzwiak · 08/14/12 03:35PM

We're halfway through the latest Big Brother season, and it's about time we point out just how strangely pill-induced this cast has gotten. Xanax seems to be the drug of choice, and it's made for some weird moments. You can watch a video reel of them above, but it's out of chronological order and so requires some explaining:

Someone New To Hate: The Glass House's Prime Time 99 Alex Stein

Rich Juzwiak · 06/19/12 12:45PM

Last night, ABC premiered its new summer-trash reality series, The Glass House. It's been accused (in a lawsuit no less) of being a rip-off of Big Brother, due in no small part to it having wrangled close to 30 ex-Big Brother employees. It is a pretty big rip-off of that show, though you could make the argument that Big Brother is a rip-off of The Real World and that everything is a rip-off of everything, for that matter. Welcome to the post- world, CBS.

Can We Stop the Reality Show All-Star Cast Trend?

Brian Moylan · 08/08/11 02:33PM

Lifetime announced today that it plans to air Project Runway All Stars, a spin-off series with all new judges and 13 of our "favorite" contestants returning to compete again. Naturally, the idea made me a little bit excited, but then I realized, why do we need to watch these losers again?

The Big Brother Finale: Consider Your Summer Sabotaged

Adrian Muniz · 09/16/10 12:17AM

Slippery wieners, nasty hair extensions, fake terminal illnesses and one Zingbot 3000. Sadly, these are only the things we'll take away from this summer's installment of Big Brother. And here's how it ended: the good, the bad, and the nausea-inducing.

Big Brother Week 9: The Week We Stopped Caring Who Wins

Adrian Muniz · 09/09/10 10:44PM

Three frat boys realized their goal of making it to finale night, leaving a path of destruction strewn with the evicted bodies of women, a gay, and one Orthodox Jew in their wake. Perfect game? Maybe. Exciting? Not one bit.