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15-year-old girl handed a 20-year-old license by DMV and starts doing porn

15-year-old girl handed a 20-year-old license by DMV and starts doing porn

I think Kimbo Slice was involved in this somehow. it made front page news on several MMA websites... In early 2010, Tyler Chanel Evans, a 19-year-old exotic dancer, took under her wing a pretty, homeless girl who said her name was Bieyanka. The girl had been standing for hours outside a convenience store with an overstuffed duffel bag. A few days [...]

Skittles’ Newlyweds commercial

650+ hp Ariel Atom

Man calls police to report pot theft

Man calls police to report pot theft

Max Fleck, 20, of Chicago, Illinois, called police to report that three men robbed him of two pounds of marijuana. The police arrived, found more drugs, and arrested Fleck... According to investigators, Fleck had invited one of the three men to his home and instead all three came. The five spent about an hour at the apartment before one of the [...]

Animated GIFs rule in 2011

Animated GIFs rule in 2011

Animated GIFs were once the loathed embodiment of everything wrong with 1990s web design. Now they are the new art of the 'net, from message-board humor tropes to mesmerizing distillations of classic movie scenes. Anil Dash... The facts about animated GIFs are stark. They only support a palette of 256 colors. No current browser lists support for [...]

Casey Anthony is/was hot

Casey Anthony is/was hot

Casey Anthony is (or was) really hot. Although I would love to give her a 2nd child that she can murder.

Wearing a year’s worth of makeup at once

In this video, 365 layers of foundation, eye-makeup, lipliner, and blush are applied in successive layers to a model's face, until she looks like a drippy, gooey blob... Cheeky directors Lernert & Sander embrace the urge for cosmetic overkill in their surreal short Natural Beauty. Makeup artist Ferry van der Nat and his assistant Vanessa [...]

Researchers have found that the act of detoxification from alcohol results in damage to the areas of the brain that veto spontaneous desire

Researchers have found that the act of detoxification from alcohol results in damage to the areas of the brain that veto spontaneous desire

Researchers looked at the behaviour and brain activity of alcoholic patients who had recently undergone detoxification, and found that the very act of detoxification from alcohol results in damage to the areas of the brain that veto spontaneous desire - such as the desire to drink. And the really bad news is that repeated detoxifications cause [...]

2010-2011 NBA Season Recap Infographic

2010-2011 NBA Season Recap Infographic

Looking for a momento of the season that was 2010/11? Regular Hoopism contributor Milton Un has created an amazing infographic recap of the highlights that made up the 2010/11 NBA Season. Click for fullsize pic... (more…)

Greatest Legal Filing Ever? Mark Cuban Files Photo Of Mavs Championship In Response To Charges He Mismanaged The Team

Greatest Legal Filing Ever? Mark Cuban Files Photo Of Mavs Championship In Response To Charges He Mismanaged The Team

In what may be one of the best legal filings I've ever seen, it appears that Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban couldn't resist filing a somewhat snarky motion for summary judgment in a case brought against him last year by (5% owner) Ross Perot Jr., claiming that Cuban had mismanaged the basketball team, and that it had caused the club to [...]

99 Foot Rope Swing

One man, Mike Wilson, a 99 foot rope, and a quadruple back flip. Amazing.

Terminator 2 Is Still Amazing as Hand-Drawn Animation

In today's edition of "Ohh shit, I'm getting old" Terminator 2 turns 20 on July 3rd. To temper the blow, here's an offensively cool video by the band Rymdreglage celebrating one of the great nerd films of all time.

Why SSDs are worth the money

Here's a great, sweary presentation from Artur Bergman about the joy of using SSDs in your laptop and data-center, and how it's totally, absolutely worth the expense of replacing spinning drives with solid-state drives. I've been solid-state for more than a year, and I totally, absolutely agree. (more…)

Mario Kart Racing IRL

Mario Kart Racing IRL

Wario is sitting back like usual biding his time before the last lap. Goddam sonuvabitch.

NYC cyclist vs. bike lanes (kamikaze)

A NYC cyclist who received a fine for straying out of the bike-lane recorded this video of his attempt to ride around town without leaving the bike-lane, instead crashing merrily into any obstacle that he encountered, from taxis to construction equipment. (more…)

Duke Nukem Forever finally available

Duke Nukem Forever finally available

Duke Nukem Forever, a game trapped in development hell since the mid-1990s, is finally on sale. You can download it from the Steam network, grab a copy in stores, or order at Amazon, where it ships monday. The critical response is as expected since about 1998: it is an old-fashioned, middling shooter, a Smiley Smile of crude humor and outmoded [...]

Why GroupOn needs to fail to save the internet

Why GroupOn needs to fail to save the internet

There is an opportunity to learn from our mistakes before they can do real damage. That opportunity is GroupOn, and the opportunity presents itself in the form of an upcoming IPO that needs to fail for the sake of the rest of the internet. Sounds weird, I know, but hear me out... (more…)

The Underground Website Where You Can Buy Any Drug Imaginable (made possible by Bitcoin)

The Underground Website Where You Can Buy Any Drug Imaginable (made possible by Bitcoin)

It's not really underground anymore if there's an article on it in gawker... Getting to Silk Road is tricky. The URL seems made to be forgotten. But don't point your browser there yet. It's only accessible through the anonymizing network TOR, which requires a bit of technical skill to configure. Once you're there, it's hard to believe that [...]

State of the Statists

PBS website hacked

PBS website hacked

I'm guessing this was Anon. Online hackers have pirated the PBS website and posted a false story claiming the rapper Tupac Shakur -- who has been dead for almost 15 years -- is alive and living in New Zealand. The group -- called The Lulz Boat -- also posted what it said were passwords of journalists, login information for the PBS series [...]

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