How Much Do Executions Cost?

Hamilton Nolan · 11/12/14 09:58AM

In this clip from the upcoming documentary The Penalty, experts on all sides of the capital punishment issue discuss the astronomical amount of money required to execute people in America.

Arianna Huffington Rival: 'Shut Up and Go Back To Your Room'

Ryan Tate · 09/15/11 03:15PM

Leave it to seasoned mogul Barry Diller to have the smartest take on the cashiering of TechCrunch founder Mike Arrington: AOL "destroyed" TechCrunch's voice, the IAC chairman said, and editorial director Arianna Huffington should have been told to "shut up and go back to your room" when she raised concerns about Arrington's ethics.

Toddlers & Tiaras: This Is What You Get When You Raise Entitled Children

Tracie Egan Morrissey · 06/16/11 01:00PM

For last night's premiere of the fourth season of Toddlers & Tiaras, the series' breakout stars—Eden Wood and Makenzie—were set up to go head-to-head in an '80s-themed pageant, with lots of hoopla leading up to the actual event. The girls (ages 6 and 5, respectively) were flown out to L.A. to appear on Entertainment Tonight, and throughout the episode, they were each shown how their lives have changed now that they've been "discovered" and are on their paths to fame. There were both pumped-up in their interview segments — and both were expecting to win the crown — but when it came to the actual competition, neither of them won the grand prize, which at first caused confusion and then, ultimately, lots of tears.

A Weather Lady's Filthy Sex Talk

Richard Lawson · 01/06/11 01:03PM

In this clip, Weather Channel meteorologist Stephanie Abrams talks about the weather while also, inadvertently, talking about things unloading on her and liking things that go in and out. Sounds like sex, right?

Man Skis 40mph Down Park Avenue

Ryan Tate · 01/03/11 05:18PM

There's been so much creativity unleashed by New York's recent snowstorm that a film festival may be in order. If so, put Chris Branca's ski stunt video on the shortlist for a jury prize.

The Soup Names The Top 5 Clips of the Year

Whitney Jefferson · 01/03/11 01:05PM

While the rest of us forgot that television programming really existed over the past few weeks, The Soup was busy with their annual Clipdown of the year's best moments in television. The clip of the year? Here's a hint: Dunka-doo-balls!

Nicolas Cage Loses His Sh*t, Over and Over, and Over

Max Read · 11/23/10 03:55AM

If you have ever wondered to yourself, "Why do movies exist?" well, here is your answer: To provide a medium for Nicolas Cage to completely, utterly lose his shit, as he does, over and over, in this clip.

New Software Can Make You Skinny for the Camera

Ryan Tate · 10/07/10 02:40PM

The New Scientist, which interviewed the lead developer of the software, said the tool could allow advertisers to save money by avoiding shooting multiple to account for varying "standards of beauty... across cultures." It could also enhance actor health:

The Classiest Weed Commercial Ever Made

Ryan Tate · 10/04/10 05:26PM

It's also a little creepy. Do we really want bud going this corporate? How many years before we see one of these spots on television? And that's totally a fake British doctor's accent, right? In any case, it's nice that they're planning to make this place environmentally efficient, and maybe guard it with Navy SEALs, according to The Atlantic. We wouldn't want just anyone to be able to light up this sticky icky. Just users with legitimate, arguably medical issues (the whole state).

Facebook CEO's Humanizing Simpsons Cameo

Ryan Tate · 10/04/10 04:25PM

Sure, there's a Hollywood blockbuster about him, he's got half a billion users, and his net worth is estimated at $7 billion. But for cultural relevance, it's hard to beat Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's cameo on The Simpsons.

Watch Steve Jobs Reveal His Secret Ninja Identity

Ryan Tate · 09/15/10 11:42AM

Taiwanese newspaper publisher Next Daily posted a great video of Steve Jobs becoming a ninja and attacking airport security. What is the truth about the Apple CEO's martial arts skills, and why aren't U.S. media investigating? A conspiracy, perhaps?

Why Your Google Looks Freaky Today

Ryan Tate · 09/07/10 11:55AM

Some people are seeing their logo turn into a bunch of jumping balls this morning. Don't panic. There will be time for that tomorrow, when Google announces changes to how everyone searches the Web.

Googler's Creepy Drone

Ryan Tate · 08/09/10 11:45AM

A Googler took delivery of a near-silent mini-drone from a German company, which says it hopes to sell a fleet of the spy planes for taking Google Maps photos. Hopefully without using the optional thermal camera that sees through walls.