NYPD Union Uses Flickr in Innovative New Push to Shame the Homeless

Andy Cush · 08/11/15 04:38PM

A Flickr account operated by the union representing New York Police Department sergeants has spent the last week or so prolifically shaming the city’s most destitute residents. So far, the Sergeants Benevolent Association has posted 241 photos of homeless New Yorkers, some alongside “funny” captions about their subjects.

Confessions of a Part-Time Sexy Dyke and Full-Time Wandering Immigrant

Sharon Onga · 09/08/12 12:00PM

Sometime in the middle of this summer, I came up with the title "Confessions of a Part-Time Sexy Dyke" for my web series. I imagined the series remixing the traditional American queer coming-of-age narrative with my experience as a 21-year-old African immigrant. I came up with a theme song and even filmed an intro to the first episode. Then, I got stuck. I realized I couldn't go forward with the production before I really explored my relationship with the English language and my pervasive desire to be consumed by American audiences since I arrived in the states 11 years ago.

The Office's Fictional Paper Company Dunder Mifflin Now Making Actual Paper

Brian Moylan · 11/28/11 01:10PM

NBC, the shadow puppet and pantomime show discount emporium, needed a way to make some money since only seven Community fans now watch the network. What did they do? They went and sold their fake paper company, Dunder Miflin, to Staples. This sounds like a plot from The Office.

KFC Is Putting Colonel Sanders' Recipes on the Internet

Brian Moylan · 11/10/11 05:44PM

The bigwigs at KFC recently discovered a long-lost manuscript by Colonel Sanders, the highest-ranking military man in the fast food universe. It's his life story stitched together with his favorite recipes for things like pies, casseroles, sauces, and just about everything else. And it's going to be available for free on the internet!

Woman Stabs Boyfriend Repeatedly for Cheating at Monopoly

Brian Moylan · 10/27/11 04:22PM

Laura Chavez, a 60 year-old New Mexican, was drinking and playing a nice game of Monopoly with her grandson and her boyfriend, Clyde "Butch" Smith. When Chavez suspected Smith of cheating, she sent her grandson to bed and proceeded to hit Smith over the head with a bottle and then stabbed him repeatedly with a kitchen knife.

Kids These Days Are Sellouts

Hamilton Nolan · 09/12/11 02:05PM

Want to know what's wrong with kids these days? Good. I'll tell you. In my day, we had a concept known as "selling out." These days, there is new concept, called "selling out." Kids love it!

New York's Most Fabulous Gay Party Closes Next Week

Brian Moylan · 05/05/11 12:11PM

If you were a young, attractive, in-the-know Manhattan homosexual in the past 15 years, you've probably—no, definitely—been to Beige, the popular, swanky Tuesday night Gay-list party. Hate to break it to you, boys, but it's closing.

Beating the Spill

Richard Lawson · 07/27/10 06:32PM

[A strongman takes a whack at the Spill-O-Rama at the Carnivoil rally in Washington D.C. today. The anti-Big Oil event was billed "The Greatest Mess on Earth." Photo via Flickr]

That's Not Our Bag, Baby

Brian Moylan · 05/10/10 06:13PM

[Firefighters investigate an empty suitcase left unattended on 43rd Street. The situation sorted itself out a few minutes later, but now is not the time to walk away from your shit! Image (and story) via MarkLyon's Flickr]