Here they are, folks, in all their illustrious loserhood. Step up and throw a spit ball at them! (6) President Obama He had some triumphant moments, mind you, but he couldn't seem to polish the rotten economy he inherited, despite some poignant efforts. It was downright painful to watch ... More >>
In my breathlessly enchanting cover story looking back at 2011, I decide that New York became "Fun City" again thanks to the double-dipping economic crisis that had everyone taking the stick out of their asses and riding it to the streets for protest marches, bonding experiences, and general camarad ... More >>
*A toast to Marcus Bachmann: "Bottoms up!" *Lindsay Lohan living behind bars instead of dancing on top of them. *Mothers who keep tiaras off their toddlers.
The California Supreme Court ruled today that opponents who sued to appeal U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker's 2010 ruling, which found Prop 8 to be unconstitutional, have "standing" to do so. Walker's ruling in the case Perry v. Schwarzenegger would have, effectively, allowed same-sex marri ... More >>
The United States has stepped up efforts against Islamic extremist groups in Somalia, the New York Times reports. Unmanned drone attacks late last month marked the first American military action in the nation since 2009. Shabab members were targeted after reports that the group was carrying ... More >>
This Mother's Day, it's all about the plumbing
Remember when Arnold Schwarzenegger, body builder turned actor turned businessman, announced he would be running for California's 2003 gubernatorial election on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, stating, "I will pump up Sacramento"? Going on eight years later, it doesn't really surprise us that ... More >>
The California Supreme Court made a decision today, kind of, in the ongoing case of Proposition 8, the California ballot proposal that banned gay marriage in 2008. The California Supremes decided that they will decide something in about ten months to a year. There's nothing like justice delayed, ... More >>
Proposition 19, a move to legalize marijuana in California, will face the voters in November, and though he opposes the legislation, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is giving weed a head start. Last this week, he signed a bill downgrading possession of less than an ounce to an infraction. As i ... More >>
The LA Times' Gregory Rodriguez worried this morning about New Yorkers dominating the national media conversation and if Los Angeles was a city in need of finding itself needing to "do better to think a little more provincially." Maybe that's what Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was trying to rese ... More >>
In Durham, N.C., the rich outlying soils that once grew tobacco now sprout peas, strawberries, fennel, artichokes, and lettuce. Chefs are also using local milk, cheese, eggs, pigs, chickens, quail, lambs, and rabbits. [NY Times] Tomato purists cry heresy as plant breeders offer hybrid versio ... More >>
Hollywood's voyage to the Third Dimension is continuing apace with announced plans to re-release newly 3-D-ized versions of 2001, Star Wars, and The Passion of the Christ, but the first 3-D musical -- an all-star remake of The Sound of Music -- is proving to be more difficult than anticipated ... More >>
We thought the age of celebrity candidates ended with Jesse Ventura. Then, with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Then, with Al Franken. Then, with Caroline Kennedy, Mort Zuckerman, Larry Kudlow... Oh, who are we kidding, it never ends. Now we hear "multiple sources confirm" that Mike Bloomberg's girlf ... More >>
Because he's so rich and popular, local news outlets can only gently hint that our Mayor's interests may not entirely coincide with those of ordinary New Yorkers. A ripe example is the item in today's Times that shows Bloomberg's strong public support for rich losers like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jon ... More >>
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When Did Inside and Outside Get So Chummy?
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