Last week, acclaimed movie director Dave Grohl told the 15 people who were accidentally watching him fill in as host on Chelsea Lately that Britney Spears "seems dead inside" to him. Disregarding how weird it is to discuss someone's inner-deadness on the Chelsea Handler set without talking about Ch ... More >>
Aren't they unspeakably cute? -- and they protect the finish on your fine furniture, too.
Drink coasters are something of a retro-phenomenon. While our moms had several sets with different themes in neat stacks under the bar -- to protect her good finish from dad's sloppy drinking habits -- ... More >>
via osamadeadtees.com23-year-old NYU business school student Maurice Harary worked late into the night after Osama Bin Laden was killed, making a website and designing a line of dead Osama-themed merch. As of yesterday, he'd reportedly sold 25,000 t-shirts at $12 per shirt. The disturbing frat-bo ... More >>
This Saturday night in Toronto, there will be a performance of Of a Monstrous Child: a gaga musical, in which two people play Lady Gaga and someone playing British club provocateur Leigh Bowery is "the electronic emcee."
But that's not the shocking part.
No, this is not the Onion. Apparently, the Pope isn't relatable enough these days. Instead, if you're seeking a Catholic role model, you should look to a beer-guzzling, doughnut-pounding, Ned-Flanders-torturing "everyman." Yes. L'Osservatore Romano, the Vatican's newspaper, has published an a ... More >>
Cities all over the world are celebrating Mother Teresa's birthday today, and New York is no exception, with blue and white lights planned for Times Square, the Intrepid, Borough Hall in Brooklyn, and other city locales. Notably not included in the list of landmarks honoring the Nobel-Prize-w ... More >>
The empire state of mind is pretty pissy this week. Empire State Building owner Anthony Malkin of Malkin Holdings says that the enormous new building planned for 15 Penn Plaza, two blocks west of his 80-year-old beauty, would mar the view of New York's iconic skyscraper and change the skyline ... More >>
Times Square billboards, the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum, and Brooklyn Borough Hall will all glow blue and white on Thursday for Mother Theresa's 100th Birthday, according to the Daily News. But the Empire State Building continues to hold strong against the request because of the owner's "r ... More >>
Via WNYC's Azi Paybarah, here's a hysterical interview of Charlie Rangel referring to himself in the third person. Also, who's holding this guy's thesaurus these days? "Scintilla," huh? Even if he's not convicted of ethics fraud, he should still be convicted of sounding ridiculous. He's like ... More >>
The Empire State Building is privately owned, and as such, they can do whatever the hell they want -- lighting themselves in pink and red for Valentine's Day, or honoring the Simpsons, or whatever. So, when they said no to lights honoring Mother Teresa's upcoming 100th birthday on August 26, ... More >>
"Are you sure you're not graphic designers?", Stephen Colbert asks the Hold Steady's Craig Finn and Tad Kubler, the joke being that they're way too old to be playing in a band. (Like Harvilla sez: "You have to remember: The Hold Steady were wizened, wistful veterans when they started.") Then, afte ... More >>
You know what they say about a guy with big feet: It's hard for him to find shoes that fit!
And though I recently thought I'd solved my oversized feet crisis by nabbing a pair of size 17 bowling shoes, the truth is they hurt like the dickens and what's more, bowling shoes look a little sil ... More >>
President Obama has announced this year's Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients. The nation's highest civilian honor has gone in the past to folks like T.S. Eliot, Lucille Ball, Pope John XXIII, Margaret Mead, Jack Nicklaus, Mother Teresa, and Norman Podhoretz. As you may have guessed, Dem ... More >>
So Alex Rodriguez finally confessed to having used steroids. What a shocker. He had no choice, because he had so clearly lied previously when he absolutely denied using the muscle-enhancing drugs. But, then, they say that steroids can shrink your balls, so his previous lack of courage is really no ... More >>