Lamestain Boston Cops Google 'Punk Rocker,' Use Results to Crack Down on Local Music, DIY House Shows

Camille Dodero · 03/29/13 03:42PM

Joe Sly is such a hardcore Boston punk. He's so punk, his email address is He's so punk that he proactively emails noise bands to see when and where they're coming to Boston to play some of those "DIY concerts." He's so punk his Google+ motto—this oxymoron just gets better—is "What's the point," his disaffection so deeply punk the statement doesn't even merit a question mark on his profile.

Ridiculous Costumes for Irritating People: The 'Pretty Zombie'

Caity Weaver · 10/11/12 11:10AM

As of today, we are less than three weeks away from that night when the wretched souls of the dead stalk the living, rattling their miserable chains and demanding restitution in the form of blood or miniaturized versions of popular candy bars. Time to start rolling out Halloween costumes.

"It's Fun": Ragtag Beekeepers Remove Honey Bees From Tree By Hand

Neetzan Zimmerman · 04/23/12 08:48AM

A makeshift pair of pest control specialists are called upon to relocate a colony of honey bees found hanging from a tree. Having no equipment and little sense, they decide to use their hands to scoop the swarm off the branch, and dump it into a cardboard box. Better still: "Transportation of the bees was an open box in front seat on daniel's lap."

Make Your Own Racist Newsletter with Our Magnetic Ron Paul Kit

Max Read · 01/17/12 04:45PM

Energized by The New Republic's new excerpts from the racist, homophobic, anti-Semitic conspiracy newsletter published (though not specifically authored) by Ron Paul in the early 1990s? Disappointed that they're no longer being published? Unable to hire Lew Rockwell to write most of it for you? Fret not, alternate Vince Foster death theory enthusiasts: just use the Gawker-brand Ron Paul Magnetic Newsletter Kit to make your own.

Accused Rapist Makes Jaunty Ascot from Prison Bedsheets

Maureen O'Connor · 11/03/11 05:26PM

Accused "Riverside Rapist" and alleged con man Hugues Akassy is on trial for sexual assaulting, stalking, and harassing five women in upper Manhattan. The trial raises many questions: Did he do it? How did he evade arrest for so long? And where did he get that smashing ascot?

The D.I.Y. 'Tanks' of Mexican Drug Cartels

Max Read · 06/06/11 07:37PM

Summer's here, so it's time for some handy outdoors D.I.Y. projects. Like this delightful homemade "tank," one of "at least 100" built by Mexican drug cartels!

What Is Sarah Palin's New Book About?

Max Read · 05/13/10 03:55AM

Sarah Palin is writing another book! It'll be called America By Heart, and will be "about" her favorite people, speeches, books, and whatever else she can think up before Thanksgiving. Help us figure out what's going to be in it!