The Army Desperately Needs More Killer Robots

Hamilton Nolan · 09/23/13 08:14AM

The United States spends more money on its military than the next ten biggest-spending nations combined. So why, oh why, has the brave American taxpayer not yet been rewarded with squads of killer walking robots, like in the movies?

Marine, Husband of U.S. Diplomat Killed in The Philippines

Mallory Ortberg · 11/25/12 08:58AM

A U.S. national living in the city of Makati, a part of Metro Manila, was stabbed to death by four men just outside of the gate to his residential community yesterday. The victim, George Anikow, was initially identified as a diplomat himself, with police chief Manual Lucban confirming he'd received a call from the US Embassy after the murder; other sources identify Anikow as "a dependent of one of the officers of the US Embassy" awaiting a return to active duty as a U.S. Marine.

The Strange Career of Julie Benz

Richard Lawson · 07/28/11 04:30PM

A hardworking TV actress has had quite the eclectic career, and she continues to. Also today: a big Walking Dead shakeup, some less than comforting news about The Killing, and Ron Swanson has a Tammy 1.

Sarah Palin Inspiring More Women To Kill

Hamilton Nolan · 10/01/08 10:53AM

Is Sarah Palin merely a pawn for the powerful hunting industry, being used to lure in women to become the newest consumers in the sport's thrill kill cult? Well that would probably be an overstatement. But it is true that hunting interests have been recruiting women hardcore lately, and they're stepping up their big marketing push to ladies now that a fellow bloodthirsty vagina possessor has a shot at the White House. Turns out there's lots of money to be made on female hunters. And also lots of bad poetry! The number of men hunting has declined over the last decade, as humans move out of caves and into urban areas and find ways to distinguish themselves from Dick Cheney. So weapons manufacturers and their ilk are targeting women to pick up the slack. By offering them some dumb things like pink guns, which, savvy female hunters noted, was not very good camouflage. But Palin has been a hit: