I don’t know how any of your lives are going at the moment, but I’m pretty confident in saying that, whatever’s happening, you’re doing better than this poor pathetic Dutch guy, 41-year-old Alexander Cirk, who almost died while waiting ten days in a Chinese airport to meet a girl he’d been talking to online. Alex,…
No matter what else went wrong with the Amazing Spider-Man movies, Andrew Garfield’s passion for the character was never in doubt. Unfortunately, along with being deeply invested in something comes the opportunity to be deeply let down.
The desert pupfish, a fish on the verge of extinction due to the simple misfortune of living in Death Valley, has managed to survive by learning to hold its breath for up to five hours at a time.
Invisible Girlfriend and Invisible Boyfriend aren't the first apps that promise to be your virtual partner. But they might be the best apps that promise to trick your friends into thinking you're in a relationship when really you're just sad and lonely and watching too many of the Netflix and eating all the pizza. The…
If Television Without Pity had never existed, the internet would be a very different place — but it's also hard to imagine that soon, we won't be able to delve into TWoP's copious archives of television recaps and insanely detailed snarkery. Television Without Pity is closing down on April 4, and many voices are being…
We can cry because we're happy. We can cry because we're sad. We can cry because we're cutting onions. We can cry just because we need to cry. They're all completely different emotions... but are they different tears? Photographer Rose-Lynn Fisher wanted to find out in her series The Topography of Tears. She put dried…
One of the best baseball players ever has retired today: 42-year-old Mariano Rivera threw his last pitch and abandoned the Yankee Stadium—his home for 18 years—for the last time, crying his eyes out of unabashed emotion.
Before committing suicide, Operation Iraqi Freedom's veteran Daniel Somers wrote a letter to his family. Like many other veterans, Somers suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other war-related conditions. These are his last words.
Do you want to be a superhero? Rest assured you don’t want to be Spider-Man or Daredevil. Their lives suck. Seriously, their lives are fraught with tragedy, loss, pain, sadness, more loss, and then some agony, just to mix it up. But which of Marvel’s tragic heroes is truly the most miserable?
Look at these two. On the left, 18-month-old Jaxson Denno—so sad when he realized that Robert Downey Jr. doesn't wear an Iron Man suit at all times. On the right, 48-year-old Robert Downey Jr.—so sad when he realized that Robert Downey Jr. doesn't wear an Iron Man suit at all times.
You thought Sharper Image died a horrid bankruptcy death and faded away into the overpriced ether, right? So wrong. Not only is the brand somehow still alive, Megan "Transformers" Fox is the new pantsless spokesperson.
The new iPad will arrive in stores on Friday. But hey, look at these idiots! They're ready, folding chairs and loneliness all packed, four days before launch. To camp out. For the opportunity to buy a thing. Days in advance.
Of all the crushingly depressing booths sprinkled throughout CES, we've successfully identified the saddest. By far. Congratulations, IMP-EXP Executive! You make me want to cry.
So today is my last day at Gizmodo. Or, well, Friday was, and by now I am relaxing somewhere not thinking about gadgets. But in any case, I'm done.
It's all about expectation management, you see. If you make your kid think he can be president, he will grow up disappointed. Tell him he's headed for a life as an office drone and at least he'll be mentally prepared.
A new study found a direct link between the time teenagers spent staring at screens and their inability to have meaningful relationships with their parents and peers. This study obviously was conducted before that Russian kid blessed us with Chatroulette.
Sometimes, when life's getting you down, you just need to hole yourself up in a modified wardrobe, sitting on a chair with a hole cut in the seat for you to poop through.