California, Your Apocalypse Is Now More Likely

Hamilton Nolan · 03/11/15 03:35PM

It is less accurate to call California "a U.S. state" than it is to call it "a future earthquake-induced rubble pile." As happens quite often, scientists have once again made their doomsaying forecasts about California's disastrous future even worse.

Enjoy This Color Footage of the London Blitz

Hamilton Nolan · 09/07/10 09:11AM

Seventy years ago today, Germany began its bombing "blitz" that would devastate the city of London. Just in time for the anniversary, here's some rare new color footage of the bombing and its aftermath. Everything was very bomb-y. [AP]

10 Videos of Reporters Destroying Things

Jordan Breindel · 08/07/10 10:00AM

You can't trust reporters. Not with the facts, not with the news, not with the politics. Well BREAKING NEWS guys, THIS JUST IN: Apparently you can't trust them with your valuables either.

See How Things Break In Slow Motion

nightintern · 08/06/10 09:05AM

Ever wanted to know what breaking a stack of bricks in half really looks like? What about television being hit with a hammer? The dramatic truths are revealed inside.

Daniel Tosh Takes a Golf Club to an iPad

Mike Byhoff · 02/10/10 09:35AM

Daniel Tosh is is given the opportunity to play around with an iPad before its official release. But he doesn't want to read a book or play any games on it—He wants to drive that sucker.

Yes You Can Die on the Weekend

ian spiegelman · 06/07/08 05:28PM

Well, so, I got a little tiny bit pissed off earlier today. And while I was sinking into bleakly brooding, instead of swimming and frolicking, I pondered what on earth I could do about it. Almost everyone here is totally cool and funny, and we all appreciate that. But for those of you who seriously just cannot chill, I've come up with a new, special death for you. I call it, Weekend Death.

Saving Starbucks Through Micromanagement

Hamilton Nolan · 05/19/08 09:04AM

Howard Schultz, the founder of Death Star coffee chain and religious icon Starbucks, built the company up from nothing with pure grit, energy, and a visionary outlook. Then he went too far, aiming to open 40-freaking-thousand stores (more than McDonald's), and the company's stock price cratered over the past year. Schultz brought himself back as CEO earlier this year, and the dynamic caffeine pusher has now revealed how he plans to revive his floundering company: by micromanaging the shit out of every god damn thing:

Blogger Wrestles World Champion Fighter: Find Out What Happens!

Hamilton Nolan · 03/27/08 12:47PM

Alex "Blue States Lose" Blagg is a pretty prototypical New York blogger, except for the fact that he used to wrestle in high school. That bit of athletic glory in his past somehow inspired him to arrange an actual, physical wrestling match with Quentin "Rampage" Jackson, the current Ultimate Fighting Championship champion and honest-to-god badass of the first order [Best Week Ever]. We won't give away who won this battle of equals! The full video is after the jump. Keep in mind that Rampage's favorite technique is called the "Power Bomb":