Parkland survivors mock pro-gun senator for protecting dogs from airlines, but not children from gun violence

March 17, 2018

Cameron Kasky, a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student who survived the school shooting in Parkland last month, called out Senator John Kennedy for proposing a bill that protects dogs but still opposing gun control lawsImage: RHONA WISE/Getty Images Parkland students are criticizing lawmakers’ quick action to protect animals on flights while ignoring pleas for stricter gun control laws.  Senator John Kennedy, a Republican from Louisiana, introduced a new bill on Thursday …


Martin Shkreli cries before he’s sentenced to prison for fraud

March 13, 2018

Do not ask for whom the bell tolls, Martin Shkreli.Image: Getty Images Maligned “pharma bro” Marin Shkreli shed tears as he made a final plea to the judge who handed down his 7-year prison sentence in a New York courtroom on Friday afternoon for securities and wire fraud charges. SEE ALSO: Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli trolls journalists in the most menacing way Reporters for Vice, Bloomberg, and WCBS reported Shkreli’s remorse for his many, many actions that have led to one of …


A teenager broke her retainer because of a shirtless scene in ‘Black Panther’

March 11, 2018

Image: Lamparski/getty images Imagine being so thirsty that you break your retainer.  A teenager was that overwhelmed during a scene in Black Panther.  SEE ALSO: ‘Black Panther’ breaks into the all-time top 20 at the U.S. box office The whole thing started when Tumblr user nitramaraho responded to a GIF set of Michael B. Jordan, featuring him as shirtless Erik Killmonger in Black Panther.  “Get you a man who can do both,” the original caption …


We’d like to introduce you to Russian senator Valentina Petrenko’s hair

March 8, 2018

Image: Anton Novoderezhkin/TASS/Getty Images Who is Valentina Petrenko? She is a Russian senator. She represents the Republic of Khakassia. She is the chair of Russia’s Committee on Social Policy. And she is the owner of the most fascinating hair international politics has to offer. Every few months, Twitter rediscovers Petrenko’s coiffed, vaguely Simpsons-esque hairstyle. And every few months, we ask these questions: Is it a wig? How does it stay up like that? And why does she …


Last good person in America Dolly Parton donates her 100 millionth book

March 2, 2018

Image: Kevork Djansezian/WireImage Between rebuilding Tennessee and making my Spotify playlists so damn good, Dolly Parton has become the unofficial Queen of Good Works. Today, the country music star heads to Washington to deliver her 100 millionth book donation from her Imagination Library to the Library of Congress. Founded by Parton, the Imagination Library sends free books to children from birth until their start of school, regardless of their parents’ income. SEE ALSO: Dolly Parton …


In one fiery speech, a Parkland school shooting survivor shuts down every anti-gun control argument

February 20, 2018

Image: rhona wise/AFP/Getty Images Remember the name Emma Gonzalez. She surely has many more speeches to come. In the aftermath of last week’s shooting in Parkland, Florida, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School senior and survivor stepped up during an anti-gun rally to deliver a fiery speech. Like so many others, Gonzalez is fed up. She’s seen firsthand the desperate need for tighter gun controls, and she understands the political machinations that prevent such changes from …


Even Elon Musk was starstruck during the Falcon Heavy launch

If you think you were excited watching SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch, here’s how Elon Musk handled it. On Saturday, National Geographic shared an exclusive clip of the SpaceX CEO taking in Tuesday’s launch.  SEE ALSO: SpaceX just launched the Falcon Heavy, its most powerful rocket, and landed 2 boosters “Holy flying fuck, that thing took off,” Musk said as the Falcon Heavy rose from its launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center. The clip shows the CEO running …

February 13, 2018

The Netherlands cleverly disses Trump after Olympics speed skating sweep

Nyah, nyaaah.Image: reddit The 2018 Pyeongchang Games are officially underway and now it’s a race to see which country scores the most golds and overall medals in the next two weeks. On Saturday, The Netherlands pulled off a medals sweep in the women’s 3,000-meter speed skating event, making them the first country to collect gold, silver, and bronze medals for this round of games. And how did they celebrate? By throwing some shade at President Trump, of course! SEE ALSO: Ranking …

February 12, 2018

Emotional support hamster flushed down the toilet after Spirit Airlines wouldn’t let it fly

Image: Getty Images When Dexter the emotional support peacock was denied entrance to a flight, he drove cross country.  Pebbles the hamster wasn’t so lucky. When Spirit Airlines didn’t let her board the plane, her owner flushed her down the toilet after she says a Spirit Airlines employee suggested it.  21-year-old Belen Aldecosea tried to bring her hamster on her flight from Baltimore to Miami Beach in November. She told theMiami Heraldthat she called Spirit Airlines …

February 12, 2018

Girl Scout sells 300 boxes of cookies outside a California dispensary

Image: Getty Images This Girl Scout knows her customers well.  The young entrepreneur set up shop outside of Urbn Leaf, a recreational and medical marijuana dispensary in San Diego. According to local news outlet Fox 4, the girl sold more than 300 boxes in about six hours.  Urbn Leaf posted this photo on Instagram, encouraging its clientele to grab some “Girl Scout Cookies with your GSC.” (GSC is a strain of weed named after girl scout cookies, and is known for its …

February 11, 2018

Doritos may introduce a softer chip for us dainty ladies

Doritos potato chipsImage: Moment Editorial/Getty Images As a woman, I have long dreamed of the day I could bite into a chip that has the same density as a menstrual pad. That day may be coming sooner than I thought. In a new Freakonomics interview with the CEO of PepsiCo, Indra Nooyi, Nooyi revealed that the company is getting ready to release special snacks for women that would be designed and packaged differently. SEE ALSO: Mozzarella stick chips are here and how have we lived without them? …

February 9, 2018

People from ‘shithole countries’ share their inspiring life accomplishments

Image: REX/Shutterstock/twitter In light of President Donald Trump’s disgusting and racist comments, people from around the world are sharing their life accomplishments on Twitter. A report from the Washington Post reveals that in a meeting with lawmakers on Thursday, Trump asked why the United States was accepting immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries. The president reportedly asked the room: “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come …

January 18, 2018

For the ‘Best Side-Eye in a Photo’ Award, Doug Jones’ gay son

Image: alex wong/Getty Images Yesterday was a historic moment for side-eye — and, you know, the state of Alabama or whatever. Democrat Doug Jones was sworn in Wednesday by Vice President Mike Pence, making him Alabama’s first Democratic Senator in 25 years. Alongside the newly minted senator was his son, Carson Jones, who is gay. During the swearing in, Carson delivered  some seriously harsh side-eye to our infamously anti-gay vice president. SEE ALSO: Outside of a Roy Moore …

January 5, 2018

‘Swatting’ brings terrible, predictable end as man reportedly killed by police

For years, “swatting” has been a vicious prank played on video game streamers, and it was only a matter of time before someone died as a result. On Thursday night, a Wichita police officer shot a man, Andrew Finch, in his home. Police now believe that the department deployed the team based on a fake tip made by a Twitch streamer.  According to the Wichita Eagle, Police Chief Troy Livingston said a call came in that a family argument had broken out, the father had been shot, and …

January 3, 2018

Washington, D.C.’s National Zoo is the best at celebrating snow day

At least there’s someone in Washington with a reason to feel happy. Mei Xiang the panda, who calls D.C.’s National Zoo her home, is loving the freshly fallen snow in the U.S. capital this weekend. The zoo kindly shared a video our panda friend’s frolics and… well… it’s delightful. SEE ALSO: The greatest wins and fails in the wild …

December 15, 2017