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Author Archive for: ‘Shaylin Clark’

IRS Star Trek Parody Video Is Hilariously Awful

An IRS Star Trek parody video has prompted a formal apology from everybody’s favorite government agency. Faris Fink, an IRS executive who appears in the video as Mr. Spock, apologized for the video and for some of the IRS’s other excessive spending habits in a hearing on Capitol Hill today. The video was produced for an IRS training conference in …

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Wii U Basic Being Discontinued? Nintendo Says No

It seems that in the run-up to this year’s E3 Conference, there is some uncertainty about the future of the 8GB Basic version of Nintendo’s Wii U console. It seems that GameStop has issued orders recalling unopened consoles. According to a report yesterday on Kotaku, GameStop has been sending word to certain stores that all new and unopened Wii U …

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“Evil Elmo” Charged With Extorting Girl Scouts

This just in from the “you can’t make this stuff up” department, the “Evil Elmo” who made the news last year when he was arrested after going on an anti-semitic rant in Central Park, is now in trouble for trying to extort the Girl Scouts. Yeah. Just let that sink in a moment. Elmo has been arrested for extorting Girl …

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Nerf Gun Suspensions Draw Fire In Washington

These days it seems you can’t go more than a few days without hearing another story about a student disciplined for some gun-related offense. Whether it’s the kid who was suspended for biting a Pop-Tart into the shape of a gun (or Idaho, depending on how you hold your head), the deaf little boy who was asked to change his …

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Game of Thrones Still Blowing Up Twitter 24 Hours Later

Earlier today we brought you a video compilation of some of the best reactions to last night’s episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Well, it seems that the internet is not quite done dealing with one of the biggest events in television history. At least, not if Twitter is any indication. Discussion of the Red Wedding is still lighting up …

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China, Iraq Oil Partnership Has Donald Trump Fuming

When the United States sent troops into Iraq ten years ago with the intent of toppling Saddam Hussein’s government, many questioned whether the Bush administration was really seeking to liberate Iraq’s oppressed people, or to liberate the country’s vast oil reserves. In the decade since the invasion, Iraq has seen a massive oil boom, becoming one of the world’s top …

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Egypt Pyramids Warning: Egypt Condemns “Baseless” US Warning

With all the unrest in the Middle East over the last couple of years (well, the last few decades, but the last couple of years in particular) you may be inclined to think twice before visiting some of that regions many marvelous tourist sites. That includes the far-famed pyramids of Giza, one of the most recognizable relics of ancient history …

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UFO Over Historic Barn Causes Stir In California

A picture showing a UFO near a historic barn in Santee, California is drawing a bit of attention this week. Ellen Henry was taking pictures of the Edgemoor barn when she noticed the object. Before she could get any clearer pictures, however, she says her camera stopped working. While the images leave plenty of room for discussion and speculation, Henry …

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Soda Meth Study Reveals Bad News For Your Teeth

Soda may be as damaging to your teeth as meth or crack in the long run, according to a recently released study. The study claims that the damage done by high soda consumption combined with a lack of proper dental hygiene can do damage that is substantially similar to “meth mouth.” (Do yourself a favor and do not do a …

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Tiger Kills Worker In British Zoo

A zoo worker mauled by a tiger at a British zoo died of her injuries at the hospital yesterday. The worker, 24-year-old Sarah McClay was in the big cat enclosure when the tiger attacked her. She was airlifted to nearby Royal Preston Infirmary, but did not survive. She reportedly suffered numerous head and neck wounds. The zoo, South Lakes Wild …

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Chris Brown Car Crash: Singer Rear Ends Woman

R&B singer Chris Brown, best known for beating the crap out of then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, is once again in the news for hitting a woman. This time, though, he did it with his car, rather than inside it. Fortunately, the woman he hit was also in her car, so the damage caused was relatively minor. According to TMZ, Brown …

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Jesse James Chops Pinky Off In Shop Accident

In today’s modern social media-saturated culture, many people’s first instinct when something happens to them – good or bad – is to tell the internet. Find out your pregnant? Post it to Facebook! Find a great new restaurant? Check in on Foursquare! Think of a clever one-liner? Tweet it! Cut off your finger in a shop accident? Instagram, here we …

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