• Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    A Chat With Norm Augustinus, the Guy Holding the "Die de Blasio Die" Banner at Columbus Circle

    The carriage-horse debate has gotten rather heated lately, with animal rights activists and the de Blasio administration saying it's time for the practice to end, and carriage drivers, the Teamsters and Liam Neeson saying a ban on carriage horses will send the drivers into unemployment and the horse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    Google Maps Helpfully Directs Users to Brooklyn's "Drug Section"

    A funny thing happens if you type "drug section Brooklyn" into Google: the omniscient Interweb points you to a precise Bensonhurst corner.

  • Film

    January 1, 2014
  • Blogs

    October 16, 2013

    The Best Indie and Alt Comedy Shows This Week

    The tech world and the joke world come together this week, like a remake of The Social Network with a DVD commentary track of fart noises. Social sharing mecca Reddit hosts its regular standup show Wednesday, TED talk-inspired goof "Slideshow" is on Saturday, and the app-powered comedy night "Crowd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    The MTA Is Not at All Amused by Aflac Putting a Duck in a Subway Station

    The photo you see to the right washed up on the shores of Reddit yesterday. It's a duck in a subway station. "Why is that duck in that subway station?", you ask. The short answer is: Aflac publicity stunt. The longer answer: poorly thought-out Aflac publicity stunt, one that has the MTA rather steam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    Opie of 'Opie & Anthony' Smashes Homeless Man's Cake, Doesn't Get Why People Aren't Laughing

    It all started innocently enough on Saturday, when Gregg "Opie" Hughes of The Opie & Anthony Show on Sirius XM, was thinking back wistfully to the golden days of shock jockdom. He dusted off a classic from the archives: that time Homeless Andrew was proudly showing off a cake he'd just fished out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    The Best Anthony Weiner Joke to Date [PHOTO]

    A picture is worth a thousand words, right? Great, because we're sick of words on the subject of Weiner's weiner. So without further ado, we present to you the most original and winning contribution to the Anthony Weiner morass to date (Sorry, Crain's, no quarters in the tip jar for you).

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    Falsely Accused, Brown University Student Sunil Tripathi is Still Missing

    In the midst of the chaos in the Boston area last night, a missing Brown University student named Sunil Tripathi was falsely identified as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, "Suspect No. 2" now on the loose after Monday's marathon bombings. The accusation came shortly after a Reddit user posted a strikingly clear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    The Best Passages From This Weekend's Reddit AMA With A NYC Cabbie

    The Ask Me Anything forum on Reddit allows users of the insanely popular (and insanely addicting) aggregation site to propose inquiries of all shapes and sizes to the character in interest. It's a Q&A for the masses and, seriously, the 'anything' is highly stressed. By now, we're sure you've heard ... More >>

  • News

    January 9, 2013

    Rage Against the Machinima

    As the stakes get higher on YouTube, video stars are finding safety—and power—in numbers

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    The Winners Of The 2012 Village Voice Web Awards

    It's finally here! The 2012 Web Awards winners have been chosen. Check them out after the jump to see if your favorites took home the coveted foam hand trophy. And if they didn't make it? There's always next year (and feel free to complain in the comments section).

  • Columns

    October 24, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 1, 2012

    The Leap Second Will Destroy Your Social Media

    And we were scared of a measly heat wave.At midnight Saturday, while the ConEd officials were facing off against its workers, the Earth's timekeepers (they exist!) held back the world's atomic time for exactly one second to keep it in line with the planet's rotation. The Network TIme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Scientology Cartoon Tops Reddit: We Talk to its Creator, Abbey Neslen, 18

    A "rage comic" created by an 18-year-old college sophomore in Bozeman, Montana has grabbed the attention of Reddit users tonight. At more than 100,000 views, the cartoon, titled "What the Church of Scientology did to my family" is a quick success, and has generated more than 900 comments at this po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    What We Talk About When We Talk About SOPA

    SOPA, the Stop Internet Piracy Act, is the latest congressional move to put an end to the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material. The basic idea of SOPA -- now considered in the House of Representatives -- and its Senate analog, the Protect Intellectual Property Act, purportedly aims at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2011

    White People On Reddit Wonder Why They Have Never Been Stopped And Frisked

    ​This morning a white "normal" New Yorker woke up, walked over to his computer, and asked his fellow members of the online community Reddit, "Any white "normal" looking nyers that have ever been stopped and frisked by cops?" Although terribly phrased and pretty racist, the question is kind of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2011

    Durex Ad Goes After 'Uncommunicative Condom User' Demographic

    ​The above image (via Reddit) is an excerpt from a Durex condom print ad from India. In it, a woman coyly chews on her nails with the thought, "hmm...did he? didn't he?" floating above her head. Full image after the jump.

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2011

    Man Who Wrote About Suicide on Mountain Dew's Facebook Page Says 'It Was a Joke'

    ​The above screengrab (via Reddit) from Mountain Dew's Facebook page shows a man's apparent cry for help. Naturally, this has spread around the internet, and people have found it anywhere from hilarious to disturbing and offensive. Runnin' Scared got in contact with Michael Abraham, the man wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2011

    Reddit Post Turns Into Warner Brothers Script

    ​Warner Brothers has purchased an alternate history screenplay written by a two-time Jeopardy! champion, which came to their attention when it went viral on the social news site Reddit. (That was the nerdiest lede of all time.) The script, Rome, Sweet Rome, is a product of this thread, which p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Subway Conductor Tells You What to Do If You Fall in the Tracks (and Other Transit Real Talk)

    A recent IAmA on Reddit is fascinating, at least, if you're kind of a subway nerd like we are. Or even if you're just a commuter and not a nerd at all! A user named Fusoyaff2, who says he's been a subway conductor for New York City Transit since spring of this year, has answered some of the most pre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    Dog Deathly Afraid of Julia Roberts

    In stark contrast with the man covered in Julia Roberts tattoos, this dog simply cannot bear the sight of the Pretty Woman star. Wonder how he'd react to Richard Gere?

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Petition to Abolish the TSA is Doomed to Fail

    ​If you take a little gander at the White House website today, you'll notice a petition regarding the TSA. Specifically, regarding the possible abolition of the TSA, which is very unlikely to happen. The petition is titled "Abolish the TSA, and use its monstrous budget to fund more sophisticat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    Bear Grylls Answers Questions on Reddit; Redditors Make Pee Jokes

    Bear Grylls, English adventurer, Man vs. Wild man, youngest Briton to climb Everest, fairly bad ass person, memorable pee-drinker/pee-memer, is currently doing an IAmA on Reddit. He's been answering questions for about the last hour. People are excited! It is a moment long dreamed of.

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Your Hotel Safe Isn't Safe

    Do you use your hotel safe to store things when traveling? You might want to rethink that. Watch the video above, via Reddit.

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    It's So Hot That People Are Baking Cookies on Their Dashboards

    No one seems to have taken us up on our challenge to fry a sidewalk on an egg, and frying eggs on sidewalks is ever so heat 1.0, so we'd like to share this image of how hot it is, via Reddit. People are using their car dashboards as easy-bake ovens. (See also: Heat Dome.) Reddit​

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    New Yorkers Don't Spend Enough On Dates; Reddit Responds

    ​The dating website WhatsYourPrice recently reported that New York City men spend only $145 on average for a first date. This puts us in 11th place as big spenders, behind D.C., Dallas, Seattle, Toronto, and Denver. While the Post took the story seriously and chastised New Yorkers for being "c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Movie Theater Gets Revenge on Obnoxious Customer by Using Her Voicemail in a PSA

    The Alamo Drafthouse, an Austin movie theater with a pretty strict no-texting/no-talking policy, recently kicked out a woman who wouldn't obey the rules. She got pissed, and probably drunk, called them, and left a ranty/bitchy voicemail. They used it to create a pre-movie warning which may be the be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2011

    Reddit Users Explore Male Psyche

    ​For a glimpse of the most common insecurities and fears -- no matter how embarrassing -- of the modern man, look no further than the front page of Reddit today. It's an AskReddit starring the male psyche! The question posed: "Dear fellas of Reddit, what are some things that you really want to kno ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2011

    Local News Team A Little Too Into Shake Weight

    This is a new Christopher Guest movie, right? [via The Daily What/Reddit]

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Anthony Weiner is Taking Questions on Reddit

    ​To mark the 1st anniversary of President Barack Obama's health care reform, Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York's 9th congressional district is taking questions on the popular social news site Reddit. The "IAmA" section, which has been home to people dying (but actually lying) and Jeopardy! champ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Hipster Trap in NYC Uses PBR, American Spirits to Lure Laughs We Had Years Ago

    ​A street artist rendered a big bear trap out of cardboard and locked it to a New York City sign, according to a post on Reddit yesterday, using pink neon wayfarers, a pack of American Spirits, a fixed gear bike chain and a Pabst Blue Ribbon as bait. Maybe the piece is supposed to be considere ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Message Board Post Makes New York Times Magazine in Full, Minus "Fuck" and "Shit"

    ​On Sunday, new editor Hugo Lindgren's anticipated redesign of the New York Times Magazine made its debut, with a different Ethicist, a column about the internet and the title shifted to the left, grown 20 percent. But just like the old version of the magazine, the very last thing in the book ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2011

    Man With Two Days Left to Live Answers Questions On Reddit

    ​Last night, a man who said he had 51 hours left to live took users' questions on Reddit. "LucidEnding" wrote: On Tuesday I'll finally end my battle with cancer thanks to Oregon's Death with dignity act. As part of my preparations I've ended my pain medication and am trying to regain what li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2011

    Bank of America Is the Bank of Satan

    photo via Hell. ​Someone on Reddit discovered that if you type "" into your browser, you will be redirected to the website of Bank of America. Try it! It works. Apparently this is kind of a thing. Other examples (which you have to click on otherwise you won't get the joke) inclu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Scumbag Steve Meme Man Is Actually A Sweetheart

    ​Plato once asked, "Is it a meme because you declare it or do you declare it because it is a meme?" (Actually, maybe that was the Philosoraptor?) Well, Scumbag Steve, the brown-capped, thuggish meme originating from Reddit gave his first public interview about going viral to Know Your Meme (of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    NASA Just Discovered 54 New Planets, and Humans Might Be Able to Live on Them

    ​NASA has discovered 54 new planets that might be habitable to humans, either giving us a planet for vacation homes or an escape plan for the end of the world. The planets are part of a larger discovery by Kepler telescope that includes 1,235 possible planets outside Earth's solar system. Exci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Don't Screw Over Your Web Designer or This Could Happen to You

    ​Winona Chiropractic Center in Winona, Minnesota, hired a web designer to create a site with which to advertise their business. Apparently, they didn't follow through with the appropriate payments, so the web designer went back into the site and started recoding. Here's a link to the site. Mak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Anonymous Threatens Egypt Amid Protests

    ​Anonymous, the amorphous, anarchistic hacker group best known for their constant targeting of Scientology, as well as less admirable pranks like flooding YouTube with porn, have set their sights on the Egyptian government, per a new Anonymous press release. Days of unrest in the north African ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Can Reddit Help Catch the Mugger Who Beat a Man, Left Him For Dead and Filmed It?

    ​We've written about Reddit, the uber-popular (but still sort of niche) social bookmarking site and message board before: they were the first to find Julian Assange's OKCupid profile, but have also been known to get nasty if they think you've done them dirty. Today they're in a helpful mood, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Exploding NYC Manhole Goes Up in Flames

    Every now and then it's really fun to remember that New York City is a dangerous place. Like when you're walking in the West Village, say Bleeker St. and Leroy St. on a Saturday night, and a manhole starts going berserk on a busy street. That's what happened to Reddit user dbs176, who pulled out a c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    92-Year-Old Gramps Becomes New Star of the Internet

    Via RedditThe original image​This weekend a 92-year-old man became a meme when his grandson posted his picture to web-forum Reddit. After viewing some of the photoshop work on the site, he told his grandson he wanted to "see what those young whippersnappers can do to my pic." Over 500 comments ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2010

    The Dangers of Going Viral: Kidney Donor Attacked by Reddit For Plugging Charity

    ​In the span of one week, a user of the highly influential social news website Reddit, a man who goes by the internet handle BadgerMatt, experienced the extreme highs and lows of going viral. At a moment when the internet's nerdiest, and often ugliest, underbelly is gaining mainstream attentio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2010

    Does Julian Assange Have a Profile On OKCupid?

    ​The extensive team of quirky internet experts at Reddit are pretty positive they've discovered WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's old OKCupid dating profile. It looks shockingly legitimate. Under the name HarryHarrison, three pictures of Assange accompany an extensive profile, last accessed b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2010

    Gawker Refuses to Post Correction on WikiLeaks DNS Screw-Up, Trades Threats With Company Asking For Apology

    ​The last week's political and media hoopla over the latest WikiLeaks document dump has had the internet going nuts. Things got so wild online that Julian Assange's official website spent hours over the span of a few days crashed after a series of DDOS attacks. kicked WikiLeaks off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Ben Huh of "Cheezburgur" Fame Offers to Take Reddit Off of Conde Nast's Marijuana-Hating Hands

    ​Earlier today, it started breaking that Reddit -- the user-controlled web content aggregator recently purchased by Condé Nast, which has now been accurately described as "their most visable web property" -- wasn't allowed to run "Yes On Prop 19" ads supporting pro-legalization that Facebook ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2010

    Conde Nast Neglecting Reddit; Social News Site Scrounging Pennies With Subscriptions

    ​Reddit, the social news website and Digg competitor, occupies a very specific and important niche in the blogosphere. The site works generally like a suped-up message board, where a very involved community can not only respond to posts, but vote every reply up or down, lending validity to mor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2010

    Bong Baby: How the Internet Works

    ​A few days back, nerd culture blog Geekosystem thoughtfully outlined the flow of "news" cycle on the internet -- news often being photos of cats, babies or fails -- and traced much of it back to social news website Reddit. In "How Reddit Controls the Internet News Cycle," Robert Quigley credi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Wacker Than Wack: Twitter Tagging

    Tagging your social-media account? Seriously? We run the internet and this is still reprehensible. Next we gonna see Stumbleupon links in throw-ups? Reddit usernames painted on naked girls? FOR A GOOD TIME, BECOME A FAN OF DIGG USER WEEZYPANTS scrawled on the back of the stall doors? We thought it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    Welcome to the Future! Runnin' Scared Goes Web 2.0

    Well, as the Governor says in A Clockwork Orange, these new ridiculous ideas have come at last. We wanted to go backward, and issue Runnin' Scared posts (or as we like to call them, dispatches) on parchment sheets, rolled up and delivered by carrier pigeons. But, like the Chief Guard, our boss told ... More >>

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