We all get by with a little help from our friends, but surprise cameos during the musical guest performances on Saturday Night Live don't happen all too frequently. The Imagine Dragons/Kendrick Lamar reprise was a welcome one when they played SNL last month, and that had more to do with Kendrick sav ... More >>
Alex Rodriguez slammed his fist on a table and stormed out of his grievance hearing on Wednesday. He went down swinging, of course, as he is apt to do in autumn. "This is ridiculous!" he said before leaving the room, according to ESPN. "This is fucking bullshit!" For good measure, he punched a wa ... More >>
As you've no doubt seen, Kanye West's Yeezus tour merch features Confederate flags and Native American headresses. Like all things Kanye, people feel strongly about it. Depending on who you listen to he's either a bold and fearless artist/genius unafraid to take aesthetic and artistic risks, or a br ... More >>
As the Benghazi prosecution appears to fizzle, rightbloggers have sought to replace it with a pair of new scandalettes involving the IRS and the Associated Press. We think this shows a disappointing lack of imagination. In the far-flung meth labs of the right, fresher outrages are cooking that Amer ... More >>
As part of his Twitter feed this weekend, Lance Armstrong sent out a photo of himself reclining in front of the seven Tour de France jerseys he won. He captioned the photo, "Back in Austin and just layin' around." The image seems to be a defiant, perhaps downright bratty statement that's basically ... More >>
In case you're wondering why the U.S. Government is still pressing a case against Roger Clemens, think about it this way: years of work and millions upon millions of dollars have gone into investigations that have so far resulted in Barry Bonds being confined to his home for six months - and even th ... More >>
The Super Bowl is stupid. We say that and we're football fans here at Runnin' Scared. Watching the "big game," as it is referred to by companies attempting to profit off its popularity without paying licensing fees, is a useful exercise in being a stupid person for an entire day. Don't believ ... More >>
Cyclingnews.com/SirottiContador, now in yellowThe Tour de France is no longer about Lance Armstrong (except for those keeping an eye on federal subpoenas), but there's still plenty of drama going on, even if American cyclists are somewhat irrelevant to it. Take today, for example, when Spani ... More >>
Cyclingnews.com/Roberto BettiniAnother Frenchman wins a stageNursing a saddle sore and aches and pains left over from too many crashes to count, it would have been all too easy for Lance Armstrong, now that he's no longer in the hunt for the overall lead, to pack up his bike and go home with ... More >>
What to look for in today's first mountain stage of the Tour de France... We'll see a mad dash for the polka dot King of the Mountains jersey, currently worn by French rider Jérôme Pineau. But the real race to watch involves just a few men who will be testing each other over the six substa ... More >>
Cyclingnews.com/SirottiIt was supposed to be the lightweight climbers -- riders like Alberto Contador and Andy Schleck -- who would have the hardest time with the cobblestoned sections thrown at riders in yesterday's stage that crossed from Belgium into northern France. But Contador and Schl ... More >>
By Fatimah Surjani Ortega Yes, Tiger, this could be your yearSunday ushers in the Year of Metal Tiger, which sounds like a golf club. That's actually appropriate, because things look auspicious for Tiger Woods -- as long as he can keep his dick in his pants. Just in time for Chinese New Yea ... More >>
What are the prerequisites for getting "he's human after all" exemptions? Because there are a lot of stars and legends out there...but only certain people get this said about them with some degree of frequency. I think everybody should only get one. Like, from birth. You don't assume anyone ... More >>
Twitpic by iamawizard. The week started with an underwear run and went downhill from there. President Obama's Supreme Court pick, Sonia Sotomayor, rocked the Judiciary Committee. He felt so good about that he released unexpected stimulus money for New York cops, and announced Medal of ... More >>
The last Chico mural for New York. Thanks, EV Grieve. What a week. Everyone was pissed at us. Williamsburgers didn't appreciate being called dorks for trying to silence ice cream trucks. Horace Mann students got mad when we suggested they were faking swine flu to get out of school. Allison Benedi ... More >>
Yeah, we finally made it to Citi Field Wednesday. What do we think? We think Johan Santana is awesome. Swine Flu fucked up Cinco de Mayo, continued to be funny until we got it. Wait, actually it's still pretty funny, especially since we really didn't get swine flu. But even if! Anyway Raccoon ... More >>
Swine is the word! It started out as a mere public health emergency. Some kids got sick in Queens and they closed their school. Then it went viral, so to speak, becoming the new thing everyone's enemies caused. Another Queens school closed. A kid died in Texas. Two Brooklyn schools closed. The Israe ... More >>
Well, some cowboy's Goin' Galt in Brooklyn Heights, anyway. Photo (c) Charles D Rightbloggers decided President Obama is a fascist. Despite this, and the aid and comfort he gives to pirates, the voters like him anyway -- which figures, since many of them are apparently socialists. Which may be why ... More >>
Obama told Chrysler and GM to get their shit straight or go bankrupt. The new head of GM said that was okay with him. (Aren't they supposed to whine and resign in the Times?) This of course made Obama a fascist. Rightbloggers were also mad when Obama went to Europe and wasn't nice enough to the Quee ... More >>
Over the weekend, Lance Armstrong shared with his rabid Twitter fan base a photo of himself with his new, big scar.Earlier, he had posted a video to tell fans how he felt after the operation, and showed X-ray footage of the gnarly 12-screw plate now holding together the various parts of his clavicle ... More >>
"Parents have lost the war over buying cellphones for their children," says Saul Hansell in the Times. He must be talking about those parents, overrepresented in the Times' demographic, whose children can battle for the right to own expensive electronic geegaws without getting smacked. Hansell says ... More >>
Get off the laptop, you stupid cat! We have press releases to bite! Radio's George Weber was stabbed to death. His killer turned out to be a mixed-up kid -- a very, very, very mixed-up kid. The Governor started the week with his worst poll numbers ever, then announced the budget gap was worse tha ... More >>
With about five weeks to go before Lance Armstrong makes his return to pro cycling at a stage race in Australia, the weirdness is mounting.Over the weekend, race organizers in Venice unveiled the route for next year's Giro d'Italia (Tour of Italy), and somehow they managed to out-bizarre the route f ... More >>
Event: Clinton Global Initiative Location: Sheraton on 7th Avenue Purpose: non-partisan catalyst for action blah blah global leaders from various backgrounds blah blah innovative solutions blah blah pressing challenges.
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