What Does a Government Shutdown Look Like?

Jim Newell · 04/05/11 05:00PM

No one can be sure until the last minute, but the odds of a government shutdown in three days have never been higher after a day of collapsed talks. Congressional parties and the White House are hunkering down for cover to ensure they don't get blamed. But it's important to remember, as we watch this parlor game, that a government shutdown affects "real lives" quite directly.

Our Embassy in Afghanistan Is Guarded by Sexually Confused Frat Boys

John Cook · 09/01/09 03:18PM

Wonder what it's like to guard State Department facilities in Kabul? In photos first published by Gawker, security contractors get their kicks peeing on one another, simulating anal sex, doing "butt shots," and "eating potato chips out of ass cracks."