Blog Drama: Anonymous Zero Hedge Writers Exposed As Traffic-Hungry Capitalists

J.K. Trotter · 04/29/16 02:50PM

The popular Wall Street blog Zero Hedge, whose motto is a quote from Fight Club and whose editorial output is entertainingly prone to populist conspiracy theorizing, is unique among financial news outlets in that its contributors publish under a single alias, “Tyler Durden,” the name of one of Fight Club’s main characters. The real world identities behind the blog have inspired speculation for years, but today Bloomberg News seems to have finally nailed them down:

Even ISIS Guys Have Twitter Drama

Sam Biddle · 11/04/15 12:17PM

The scariest thing about ISIS (if, like most Americans, you are in no actual danger of coming into contact with ISIS) is that the more members (or fanboys) you follow on Twitter, the more they resemble you and your friends, in that we are all petty idiots. Today, one militant is taking a break from building the Caliphate to beef with some guy on social media.

Nightmare Roommate Caught on Camera Spitting In and Windexing Food

Aleksander Chan · 05/05/15 11:10AM

Twenty-two-year-old Hayley King, a University of South Carolina student, was arrested by police last week after confessing to having spit in and dousing her roommates’ food with Windex. She was charged with unlawful and malicious tampering with human drug product or food, and could face 20 years in prison if convicted.

Pissed Miss Amazon Runner-Up Snatches Crown From Unworthy Queen

Aleksander Chan · 02/02/15 10:53AM

Humility is for the weak. Carol Toledo was crowned Miss Amazon over the weekend in Manaus, Brazil, but Sheislane Hayalla, who placed second, wasn't having it. In a blind fury during the crowning ceremony, she grabs the tiara from Toledo's heads, throws it to the ground, and storms off.

Brendan O'Connor · 03/30/14 11:00AM

"Gay men are widely considered by producers and group sales agents to be a reliable Broadway demographic," reports the New York Times.

Adam Weinstein · 01/24/14 03:32PM

Rick Wilson, the AP photographer whose work was bogarted by George Zimmerman for the Florida man's new awful painting, has hired an attorney and is contemplating legal action. "You just can't do that," he says. "You just can't take somebody else's work and make it your own."

Insane Clown Posse Sued By Former Publicist

Camille Dodero · 09/17/13 06:40PM

Late yesterday, Andrea Pellegrini, the former in-house publicist and legal counsel for Insane Clown Posse and their label Psychopathic Records, filed an extensive lawsuit against the Detroit company that not only named both members of ICP, but also accused her former employers of harassment, wrongful termination, and infliction of emotional distress. The 17-page complaint, processed in Michigan's Oakland County Court and posted below, includes an inter-office anecdote about "vagina tighteners" and a dildo. A defendant's nickname is "Dirty Dan."

Teens Flee Facebook Citing "Too Much Drama," Mostly Caused by Allie M.

Caity Weaver · 05/21/13 06:12PM

Facebook is quickly becoming a spooky graveyard, bereft of teens, populated by only a few try-hard adults and a pile of old elephant bones according to a new study from the Pew Research Center. There’s also a lot of drama there. Specifically: too much drama.