Mitt Romney Is Just Like You, People Who Own Multiple Cadillacs

Louis Peitzman · 02/25/12 02:07PM

Self-proclaimed "car guy" Mitt Romney accidentally outed himself as being super rich at Ford Field in Detroit. (Detroit: good place to advertise love of cars, bad place to advertise excessive wealth.) Turns out he and his wife drive multiple cars, which — while not surprising — doesn't help with the accusation that he is out of touch with the common man. USA Today brings us some analysis of the damage done by Romney's car tally.

'Funny' Republican Thad McCotter Joins Race

Max Read · 07/03/11 02:51PM

Everyone welcome Thad McCotter to the race for the Republican presidential nomination! Who? you ask. Well, according to our notes, McCotter is a... congressman from... Michigan who, let's see, is supposed to be sort of funny? (According to Andrew Breitbart McCotter is "blunt, sarcastic, pop-culture-savvy, constitutionally sound and an authentic voice.") Also, he looks vaguely like my AP US History teacher, so he'll definitely have the Princeton High School class of 2003 vote locked. Oh, and the issues! McCotter's "themes" are: "The challenge of globalization, the war for freedom against terrorists, the rise of Communist China and whether moral relativism erodes a nation built on self-evident truth." McCotter announced his bid for the presidency yesterday at the "WAAM Freedom Fest," where he also played guitar. [Detroit Free Press]

TSA Regrets Taking Away Mentally Disabled Man's Little Toy

Lauri Apple · 06/11/11 10:27AM

For the past 20 years, Drew Mandy—whose parents describe him as having "the mental capacity of a two-year-old"—has carried a plastic hammer toy around with him for "security" reasons. It's his thing. But recently TSA agents took his beloved hammer away from him, because it made tapping noises.

Your Mom Might Be Part of a Detroit Crime Ring

Seth Abramovitch · 05/08/11 10:20PM

I hate to be the one to tell you this — and on Mother's Day, of all days! — but your mom might be part of a syndicate of hardened thieves who steal credit cards and cash from distracted shoppers.

Charlie Sheen Booed Off the Stage At His First Live Show

Adrian Chen · 04/03/11 10:02AM

Charlie Sheen's live show was terrible, unsurprisingly. Lindsay Lohan might play a murder victim. Kate Middleton has six hairdressers. Bad things are happening in the world; let's numb ourselves with a Sunday Gossip Roundup!