During the Middle Ages, horses were a symbol of wealth, power — and manliness. So, if you really, really, wanted to hurt a guy, you could hit him where it hurt the most — by cutting off his horse's tail.
Science fiction and fantasy require a lot of imagination and cleverness — so it's not surprising there are some epic insults in the genre. But what's the most cunning insult in all of science fiction and fantasy?
The non-stop spiral of blunders by NYC Major candidate Anthony Weiner and his cohort continues. In this episode, Weiner's communications director Barbara Morgan calls Olivia Nuzzi—a former intern who slammed Weiner's campaign in the NY Daily News—"fucking slutbag" and "cunt." The good news: no dickshots were sent.
My favorite is Bilbo Baggins' in J.R.R. Tolkien's Fellowship of the Ring: "I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." Read the rest at io9.
"Eighth degree, black belt idiots." "Dumbest bastards in the world." That's not Jack Donaghy talking about pinko liberals. That's Alec Baldwin talking about AOL homepage writers. But what's got him so heated?
Amigos de Gizmodo, here's a must-have gadget for any tourists wanting to cause a lasting sensation in Spanish-speaking countries: a keychain that emits useful expressions that will open doors everywhere you go.