How to Tell Whether You're Being Hugged or Stabbed

Hamilton Nolan · 01/30/12 10:02AM

To the Windy City, where a man's painful dilemma may redeem itself by serving as a teaching experience for us all. The Chicago Tribune reports the harrowing nightmare of friendship gone awry: "A 24-year-old man is hospitalized after being stabbed outside of a Wrigleyville dance bar early this morning by a man who seemingly was about to give the victim a hug."

Free Hugs Guy Gets Pranked by $2 Deluxe Hugs Guy

Frank Cozzarelli · 02/19/10 11:30AM

In the true spirit of commerce and bottled water, this guy has figured out that people are more than willing to pay money for what they can get for free.

The Lamest Teen Moral Panic Ever

Pareene · 05/28/09 09:46AM

In the good old days of the culture wars, your teenagers, after years of being raped by Satanist daycare workers, were all organizing "Rainbow Parties" and smoking weed three times more powerful than the stuff you smoked all the time in high school. Now they are just hugging?

If You Give Hamas a Cookie

Pareene · 04/15/08 12:48PM

Unlike certain grandfatherly former presidents, Matt Drudge hasn't yet forgotten the dark lessons of our shared childrens' book history. It starts with a hug, Jimmy—then Hamas will want a cookie. Soon you've handed over Israel to extremists, and then they'll just be thirsty for milk. American milk. [Drudge]