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

News of the World Reporters Probably Tried to Hack 9/11 Victims'…

And now for some news that probably won't shock you: According to a report in the Daily Mirror today, reporters from Rupert Murdoch's News of the World asked a former NYPD officer who was working as a private investigator to access the phone records of British 9/11 victims. The Mirror's anonymous source claims that: » 7/11/11 1:40pm 7/11/11 1:40pm

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