Look at These Idiots Voluntarily Getting Trampled by Bulls

Gabrielle Bluestone · 07/07/15 12:55PM

I know what you’re thinking—these men must be hardened, depraved criminals to be sentenced to such a cruel and unusual punishment. Well looks like the joke’s on you—they paid money to do this! Voluntarily! (Hospital expenses not included.)

Fuck Your Arms

Hamilton Nolan · 05/28/15 09:28AM

Uh oh, summertime is here and you know what that means, ladies—time to obsess over your arms, for some reason! Wow! Arms! Appendages! What to do?

Hamilton Nolan · 05/04/15 11:34AM

“Republicans’ emphasis on poorer and working-class Americans now represents a shift from the party’s longstanding focus on business owners and ‘job creators’ as the drivers of economic opportunity. This is intentional, Republican operatives said.” Really? Huh.

No, Freddie Gray Did Not Have a "Pre-Existing Spinal and Neck Injury"

Gabrielle Bluestone · 04/29/15 08:45PM

Baltimore residents have been protesting for Freddie Gray—the 25-year-old black man whose spine was severed in police custody earlier this month—under the theory that excessive force was involved in his death. But according to a new “report” that surfaced today and started popping up on everyone’s racist uncle’s Facebook feed, Gray had a pre-existing spinal condition that may have contributed to his death. There’s just one problem: this is total bullshit.

The Platonic Ideal of Horse Race Journalism

Hamilton Nolan · 04/06/15 12:03PM

As the 2016 presidential election draws closer, America's political press corps is warming up for what they do best: drone on about nothing of consequence.

That Facebook Copyright Thing Is Still Utterly Meaningless

Jay Hathaway · 01/05/15 04:26PM

It's 2015, and your friends are sharing that block of pseudo-legal gibberish that supposedly prevents Facebook from using their "copyrighted content." This copyright notice means exactly the same thing it did when they posted it in 2012, 2013, and 2014: jack shit.

Mickey Rourke "Beat" a Homeless Man in a Boxing Match

Hamilton Nolan · 12/01/14 09:37AM

Actor and faded tough guy Mickey Rourke, age 62, fought in and won a professional boxing match last Saturday night. His opponent: a "homeless drifter" who clearly took a dive.