Carmageddon + Planking = Plankmageddon

Greetings from sunny Los Angeles, California, where the two-day closure of a 10-mile strip of freeway has produced more death, carnage and abject misery than humankind has ever seen, or will likely ever see again. Just kidding! The non-event known as Carmageddon has resulted in an almost surreally quiet weekend in the… » 7/18/11 5:00am 7/18/11 5:00am

Internet Use Proven To Affect Your...Uh...Memory

I know a grand total of about five phone numbers off by heart. One is mine — not the landline, though, still have to double-check that one — and one is my parents', who haven't changed their number since the '60s. (Or their phone, for that matter.) It's a common phenomenon: The more easy-to-access information is being… » 7/15/11 6:00am 7/15/11 6:00am

Michael Bay Just Re-using Footage from The Island for Transformers 3

It's hard being Michael Bay, what with all the money he needs to count and women he needs to objectify. Plus, one shitty, loud, oversaturated three-hour car commercial is as good as the next, so you can't really blame the guy for re-using footage from one in another. He's got robot testicles to design! Frankly, the… » 7/02/11 4:00pm 7/02/11 4:00pm

Woman Calls 911 Because She Got the Wrong Chinese Food

Police in Savannah, Georgia took to reminding residents today that they should only use 911 for emergencies. Because apparently, calling and asking for officers to come to the Hong Kong restaurant on Largo Drive to tell those "idiots" that they shouldn't have gotten your order wrong does not an emergency make. The… » 6/15/11 6:30am 6/15/11 6:30am

'Seriously McDonalds' Hoax-Pic Angers Internet, McDonald's

Over the weekend, many people became acquainted with this photo for the first time. It's a hoax: McDonald's isn't charging African-American McDonald's customers an extra $1.50 "as an insurance measure due in part to a recent string of robberies." Nevertheless, the pic seems to have caused yet another PR problem for… » 6/13/11 5:00am 6/13/11 5:00am