Here is something that you might want to buy if you have a lot of money just lying around and a deep appreciation for things pop culture and hoaxy that happened in and around the year 2009. The "flying saucer" that made Richard Heene and his 6-year-old son Falcon infamous -- remember, the lit ... More >>
Urlesque is officially closing up shop today. In an appropriate goodbye post, Jason Newman strung together the most popular memes of the last three years into a video backed by "The End of The Road" by Boyz II Men. Can you identify all of the memes in the video? Don't worry, we've got you covered wi ... More >>
Damien Cave, the New York Times' Miami bureau chief, has just Tweeted out that at a press conference, the potential Koran-Burning Pastor Terry Jones of Florida has decided to cancel his Koran-burning. He supposedly got a promise from the Feisel Abdul Rauf, the imam behind Park 51 (AKA the "Gr ... More >>
via the Daily NewsLaura Dekker, a 14-year-old Dutch sailor, took to the seas today to circle the earth in her new 38-foot craft "Guppy", according to the Daily News. Apparently this is a new teenage fad, since 16-year-old Jessica Watson set sail last year, and made it around the world in 210 days ... More >>
In what may be the greatest hoax since the Balloon Boy didn't take that cross-country helium flight, the Great Times Probe of Governor Paterson is out and - shockingly - it turns out that the tabloid hype was just that.
If not for the massive foreplay that preceded it, the Times story would b ... More >>
Did you forget about Richard Heene, father/perpetrator of Balloon Boy? We haven't been seeing him on many best-of-the-year lists, but he's back in the national spotlight today, courtesy of a Fort Collins court which just sentenced him to 90 days in jail and four years' probation.
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2009 is still in full swing, but I happen to know just which films are going to get nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award next year.
Up in the Air with ever charming man of many hats, George Clooney
Up, which has extra relevance due to headlines about "balloon boy"
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Bright StarIn the old days, Hollywood effortlessly churned out glossy commercial vehicles about history makers like Louis Pasteur, Alexander Graham Bell, and Madame Curie--schoolbook-like material turned into films which, against all odds, managed to get good notices and an audience too.
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Richard Heene, the notorious father of that adorable, vomiting balloon boy, has been described as a lot of things--a con artist, a fame whore, a singer of bad theme songs--but now someone has stepped up to the balloon pump and called him a wicked flirt!
A hat designer named Ivy Supersonic to ... More >>
"it's new york lol same shit lastnight some car was on fire in Fordham crazyy ass shit look." Twitpic by Itlabia.
Can you believe last week at this time we were still thinking about Balloon Boy? Yes, that's how we passed our time before Steve Phillips, his "tubby temptress," and other exci ... More >>